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June 2nd, 2014
After big wins in the first two rounds of sectional action, Columbia Cityâ€™s softball teamâ€™s season came to an end in the championship game after a difficult loss to Norwell Saturday morning.
The sectional hosts took full advantage of their homefield advantage, winning 12-0 in five innings.
The Lady Knights came out swinging in the first inning.
NorthWoodâ€™s baseball team rallied from behind for the second time this sectional season to edge Whitko Saturday afternoon in South Whitley, 11-6.
Thursday, NorthWood posted a 10-run inning to top Tippecanoe Valley and advance to Saturdayâ€™s semi-final game against Whitko.
It was the lucky number seven against Whitko, as the Panthers scored seven runs in the seventh inning to sweep the win out from under the Wildcatsâ€™ feet.
After falling behind 1-0 in the first frame, Whitkoâ€™s Zach Snep knocked a solo home run over the fence to tie the score.
For the second time this sectional season, Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team edged out its opponent in a close, one-run game.
On Monday, the Lady Eagles took on Bellmont in the sectional opener and were led to the win by seniors Alyssa Hansen and Allie Vodde.
Hansen scored the game-winning run to advance Columbia City to the second round.
Columbia City was scheduled to play Thursday, but after Wednesdayâ€™s game was rained out, the Lady Eagles were pushed back to play Friday night against Mississinewa.
The Whitko Wildcats had to rally from two runs down in the bottom of the seventh inning just to tie the score, but then in the bottom of the ninth, with a runner on third, the home standing Wildcats goaded the Lakeland pitcher into a balk sending the winning run across for a 4-3 win that propels the Wildcats into Saturdays semifinal of the Whitko IHSAA Sectional Baseball tournament.
Whitko pitcher Tanner Gaff struggled early in the game with his control getting the ball up in the zone, and walking the first Lakeland batter on four pitches.
A fast Indiana Wesleyan University track was the new sight for the IHSAA Regional competition for all three Whitley County boysâ€™ track teams.
Qualifiers from last weekâ€™s sectional competition were seeking a top three finish to qualify for the State Finals in Bloomington June 7.
The three schools had several performances that came close, but only the 1,600-meter relay team from Churubusco will make the trip to Bloomington by way of a second-place finish.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf team finished its final match at Eagle Glen Golf Course in prime fashion Thursday night, scoring a 148 and easily beating Wawasee by 20 strokes.
â€śThis was a great way for us to go out at home,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
The Eagles posted a 5-0 record at Eagle Glen.
â€śWe really used our home course to our advantage,â€ť Thompson said.
The Eagles posted one of their best scores of the season, topped only by their performance at Leo when they carded a 147.
Whitkoâ€™s baseball team picked up a win in its final regular season game of the season Monday.
The Wildcats downed Bethany Christian 13-6 to make their record 19-9 going into sectional action Friday.
Whitko jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning. Bethany Christian didnâ€™t get on the scoreboard until the second, scoring one run.
The opponents took an 8-6 lead after scoring six runs in the third frame and another in the fourth.
Whitko rallied to score seven runs between the fifth and sixth innings to take a 13-8 advantage.
Due to rainy conditions Wednesday night in Ossian, the Wednesday night sectional softball game between Heritage and Norwell was postponed to Thursday night, when Columbia City was slated to play.
Columbia Cityâ€™s game against Mississinewa at sectional host Norwell was postponed to Friday at 5:30 p.m. The title game will be played Saturday at 11 a.m.
The Lady Eagles won the opening round of sectionals Monday, topping Bellmont.
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Columbia Cityâ€™s dynamic tennis duo kept their season alive Wednesday night after picking up the regional title at Culver Military Academy.
Though the rest of the Lady Eagles are out of the tournament, the doubles team of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen advanced from the Warsaw Sectional to compete at Culver this week against the regionâ€™s top competitors.