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May 14th, 2014
ck teams struggled against a strong field in the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet this week.
With the odds against them, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys placed seventh and the girls took eighth out of eight schools in the NHC.
The meet began Friday, but was postponed to Monday after thunderstorms hit New Haven.
Monday was also the night scheduled for the Columbia City High School Honors Convocation, which several track athletes were slated to receive awards.
Along with that distraction, some athletes were injured or unable to participate.
Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity softball team came out on top of a double-header against county-rival Columbia City, beating the Lady Eagles 13-3 and 15-5.
In the first game, held Saturday, the Lady Wildcats came out firing on all cylinders.
The offense was led by Tori Silveus, Emily Hughes, Tressa Keim and Jamie Tolson.
Silveus had three hits and four RBIs. Hughs had a home run and a double. Keim posted three hits, including a triple and a double.
Tolson added two hits.
Silveus also led the Lady Wildcats on the mound, striking out nine and earning the pitching win.
Whitkoâ€™s boys and girls track teams came out on top of a three-way meet against Three Rivers Conference foes Tippecanoe Valley and North Miami.
The Lady Wildcats took a strong win, earning 75 points. Tippy Valley tallied 49 points and North Miami came in third with 29 points.
The boys meet had a similar score. Whitko won with 73 points, Valley had 55 and North Miami posted 25 points.
In the girls meet, Whitko placed first and second in the 100-meter dash, 300-meter hurdles, 1,600-meter run, high jump and long jump.
Whitkoâ€™s softball team traveled to Tippecanoe Valley for an invitational last week.
The Lady Wildcats went 0-2 on the day, falling to the hosts and to a strong Concordia team.
However, the Lady Wildcats came back to beat Tippecanoe Valley last Monday, 8-0.
In the tournament opener, the Lady Wildcats fell 20-4 to Fort Wayne Concordia.
Maddie Gawthrop led the offense, getting on base twice with a single and a walk. She scored one run and had two stolen bases.
In the second game of the invite, Whitko fell to the hosts in a close 11-10 match-up.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls tennis team traveled to Whitko Friday night to beat its county rivals 4-1.
The Lady Eagles played five matches in five nights.
â€śSome of the girls played more than 14 hours in those five nights,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Katie Myers. â€śIâ€™m very proud of the girls.
â€śTennis is a sport where thereâ€™s no substitutions, and even if the girls are exhausted, they still have to go out and give it their all each night.â€ť
Columbia City finished the long week 4-1 and 3-0 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
Whitkoâ€™s baseball team took an 8-6 win over Bellmont Friday night.
The Wildcats hung on in a close game, using three pitchers and capitalizing on Bellmontâ€™s six errors.
Whitko took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but Bellmont came back to score two runs in the second to make the score 3-2.
Whitko tacked on a run in the bottom of the second to extend its lead, and both teams scored a run apiece in the third to make the score 5-3 going into the fourth frame.
Bellmont narrowed Whitkoâ€™s lead in the fourth, scoring two runs, while the Wildcats scored one.
Churubuscoâ€™s girls tennis team picked up its second win of the season, beating West Noble Thursday night, 3-2.
Churubusco sophomore Audrey Giercher led the Lady Eagles with a win in No. 1 singles, beating West Nobleâ€™s Haley Teel 6-1, 6-3. In No. 3 singles, Cheyenne Conner won a close, 6-4, 6-3 match over West Nobleâ€™s Josie Gibbons.
The No. 2 doubles team was the deciding factor in the match, play a long battle. After winning the first set 6-4, the second set went on to a tie-breaker.
The Lady Eagle squad of Maggie Kitt and Nikki Esslinger won 7-6 (7-3) to help Churubusco to the win.