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May 9th, 2014
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team picked up a win in a long week of matches over a Northeast Hoosier Conference foe. The Lady Eagles downed New Haven 3-2 Thursday night, with wins in No. 2 singles and both doubles matches.
Aubrey Wright won a long No. 2 singles match. After winning the first set 6-4, she fell in a long 7-6 (7-3) second set, but came back in the final set to win 6-4.
In No. 1 doubles, Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen picked up a 6-3, 6-0 victory. The No. 2 doubles team of Cassie Bosselman and Bayley Smith also took a 6-3, 6-0 win.
The Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team defeated Heritage Thursday night with an impressive score of 18-7.
The first inning proved to be a good start, as the Lady Eaglesâ€™ three outs were back to back ground outs, keeping the Lady Marines from scoring.
In the bottom of the first, Hannah Richards started the game out with a triple.
The next batter, Lacey Pulley, hit a double to score Richards.
A Heritage error allowed two more runs to be scored.
Then, Courtney Winget hit to center field, scoring one more run to end the first inning 4-0.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf team is continuing to pick up speed on the season after beating undefeated Leo Thursday night and posting the best score in Head Coach Andrew Thompsonâ€™s career.
The Eagles scored a 147 at Cedar Creek Golf Course, one stroke better than Wednesday nightâ€™s 148 against Churubusco and Whitko.
â€śThat was a big win,â€ť Thompson said. â€śItâ€™s been a good week.â€ť
The Eagles are 3-1 on the week, winning the county match Wednesday night and falling in a close match to Carroll.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team fell to Leo Wednesday night, 3-2.
The Lady Eaglesâ€™ lone winners of the night were the two doubles teams.
No. 1 doubles, Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen defeated their opponents by a score of 6-1, 6-1.
In No. 2 doubles, Bayley Smith and Cassie Bosselman tied their Leo opponents after winning 6-2 then falling 6-2, but went into the tie breaker with clear heads and conquered the last set 7-5.
The singles players struggled with their positions against Leo.
No. 1 singles player Rachel Flauding fell to her opponent with a score of 6-0, 6-2.
Not many baseball players get the opportunity to play ball on a professional field.
However, Parkview Field has opened its doors to several high school teams this season, including Whitko.
The Wildcats took on Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester at Parkview Field Wednesday night, coming away with a 13-9 win.
â€śIt was a fun experience,â€ť said Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner. â€śThe guys have been looking forward to this since we got the news that we were going to be able to play there.â€ť
The Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team unleashed an offensive barrage on Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, pounding out 18 hits on their way to a resounding fiveâ€“inning 15-4 win in the Wednesday evening contest at Morsches Park.
The visiting Lady Bulldogs got a base runner in the first inning on a dropped third strike, but then the Lady Eagles set the next three New Haven batters down in order.
Whitley Countyâ€™s Eagle golf teams battled it out at Eel River Golf Course Wednesday night in the competitive county golf match.
While Whitko posted a competitive score of 179, Churubusco and Columbia City had standout performances, with the match coming down to four strokes.
Columbia City had its best score of the season, a 148, to edge Churubusco, which finished with 152 strokes.
Both teams finished the match with several players scoring less than 40.
Columbia City softball player Allie Vodde had a great performance against Northrop Friday, hitting a grand-slam home run. Vodde is batting .553 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs. â€śWe are having a rough season but her attitude and performance are stellar,â€ť said Head Coach Steve Cox. â€śShe is an exceptional softball player.â€ť
Whitko baseball team â€” The Wildcats won three games in three days, including a 10-run blow out over Southern Wells Saturday.
Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team beat the DeKalb Barons, 11-1, Tuesday evening at home to pick up its first Northeast Hoosier Conference victory.
The Eagles got on the board early, thanks to leadoff hitter Travis Herbstâ€™s double to start the game.
He later scored on a passed-ball which gave the Eagles the lead, 1-0.
Herbst added a single and a walk later in the game, raising his average to .356 in the leadoff spot.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team picked up a strong Northeast Hoosier Conference win Tuesday night, topping DeKalb 4-1.
The Lady Eagles picked up wins in nearly every match, only falling to DeKalbâ€™s strong No. 1 singles player, Kelsey Helmkamp.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Rachel Flauding fell 6-0, 6-2 to Helmkamp.
Aubrey Wright played a long contest in No. 2 singles.