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May 22nd, 2014

Softball, baseball sectional action set to begin

May 22, 2014

Indiana’s baseball and softball teams are gearing up for sectional play that begins next week.

Whitko’s baseball team is the lone sectional host.

The Wildcats are hosting a field of eight teams: Wawasee, West Noble, Tippecanoe Valley, NorthWood, Lakeland, Farifield and themselves.

Facing off in the first game at Whitko are Wawasee and West Noble Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. On Thursday, Tippecanoe Valley takes on NorthWood at 5:30 p.m.

Whitko begins sectional play Friday against Lakeland at 5:30 p.m.

Whitko baseball downs Rochester, 3-2

May 22, 2014

Whitko’s baseball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference victory Wednesday night over Rochester, 3-2.

The Wildcats faced a 1-0 deficit in the first inning, and went on a three-inning drought before finally scoring in the fourth frame to tie the score.

Wildcat Jared Craft reached home plate on a single by Ethan Nicodemus.
Rochester fired back in the bottom of the fifth inning to take back the lead, 2-1.

Whitko wasn’t ready to give up the game, however, scoring two runs in the seventh to take the 3-2 win.

Conference Champs

May 22, 2014

Indian Springs Middle School’s golf team took home the NELMSC conference title at Raccoon Run Golf Course Friday night.

Despite a tough field and poor playing conditions, the Eagles battled their way to the win, scoring a 174 to beat second-place Plymouth by five strokes. Garrett Roehling lead the way with a 42.

Spencer McCammon fired a 43, Nick Decker had a 44, Lawson Hawn carded a 45 and Zach Harker had a 47. “This is what we’ve been working for all season,” said coach Tommy Baldwin.

May 21st

Eagle golf downs DeKalb

May 21, 2014

Columbia City’s boys golf team continued its winning ways, beating DeKalb at Eagle Glen Golf Course in Columbia City Tuesday night.

The Eagles took a 157-174 Northeast Hoosier Conference win to improve to 4-2 in the NHC and 10-2 overall.

Leading the Eagles was Cameron Slavich, who scored a 36.

Tyler Green shot a 40, Spencer Klimek had a 37, and Trent Murphy scored a 41. Rounding off the scoring was Max Dryer with a 45.

Eagles fall to Norwell in close game

May 21, 2014

Columbia City’s baseball team fell to Norwell with a score of 8-4 Tuesday night.

In the first inning, both teams scored one run within the first four at-bats, tying the first inning 1-1.

In the top of the second, Columbia City’s Justin Dailey caught an impressive backwards pop fly, making it the third out and keeping Norwell from scoring.

In the bottom of the second, a single was hit by Jake Elkins and a double was hit by Gary Ormsby.

Track sectional action begins

May 21, 2014

The road to the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Track and Field Finals began Tuesday night as girls’ teams from Whitko and Columbia City traveled to New Haven for sectional competition.

Both teams rose to the occasion, with top four finishes guaranteeing advancement to next week’s Northrop track regional, the Wildcats qualified in six individual events while Columbia City qualified in three individual events and all three of their relay teams.

May 19th

’Busco girls earn NECC title

May 19, 2014

Churubusco’s track teams faired well in the Northeast Corner Conference meet Friday night at Fairfield.

The Lady Eagles took home the girls’ title, while the boys placed second to Lakeland.

The Lady Eagles won the meet with outstanding performances from athletes such as Danielle Pippenger and Katie Monk.

Pippenger won the 100-meter hurdles, long jump, high jump, and placed second in the 300-meter hurdles to earn 38 of Churubusco’s 107 points.

Monk won both of her events, the shot put and discus, to earn 20 points.
The boys had strong performances as well.

Col. City linksters place second

May 19, 2014

Columbia City’s boys golf team placed second in a competitive invitational Saturday, falling to Bishop Dwenger by five strokes.

The invite, hosted by Leo at Cedar Creek Golf Course, had 18 teams, including Homestead, which beat the Eagles earlier this season.

Columbia City came back to edge Homestead by two strokes Saturday. Bishop Dwenger’s winning score was 310, followed by Columbia City’s 315 and Homestead at 317.

Eagle Spencer Klimek was the overall medalist, scoring a 75. Max Dryer tied for 6th with a 77.

May 16th

Eagles fall to East Noble, 6-5

May 16, 2014

Columbia City’s baseball team fell to East Noble Wednesday night with a close score of 6-5.

In the top of the first inning, an error on the Eagles’ part allowed the Knights to score a run and take the lead.

The second inning remained scoreless, as both teams kept the other from reaching home plate.

In the top of the third inning, two base hits from East Noble put players at first and second base. Then the Knights hit a home run, scoring three.

Col. City drops NHC match to Carroll

May 16, 2014

Columbia City’s girls tennis team was defeated Thursday night against its conference rival Carroll by a score of 5-0.

Columbia City’s undefeated No. 1 doubles team, Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen suffered its first loss of the season with by a score of 6-0, 6-0.

Cassie Bosselman and Bayley Smith, playing at No. 2 doubles, were also defeated by in a closer match, by a score of 6-2, 7-5.

The Lady Eagles playing singles also struggled against the strong Carroll squad.

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