Archive - Sports Article
May 18th, 2012
Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs boys golf team is undefeated after 10 matches. The Eagles won the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference match last week, and defeated Summitt and Woodside (Homestead) on Tuesday by two strokes.
Tyler Green, second from left, shot a one-under par at Raccoon Run in the NLMSC match (34). Spencer Klimek, fourth from left, finished with an even par, 35.
Matt Benedict, third from left, shot a 41. Garrett Roehling, far right, fired a 44 and Nick Decker, far left, had a 49.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ For six innings, the Columbia City Lady Eagles clung to a 1-0 lead over visiting Huntington North Lady Vikings.
In the top of the seventh frame, the Lady Vikings scored a run to turn what had been a quickly played ball game into an 11-inning siege.
In the top of the 11th, the Lady Vikings pushed across three runs with two outs to send the Lady Eagles down to a 4-1 defeat.
Columbia City starting pitcher Cassie Vodde had a one-hitter going through the first six innings, recording 11 strikeouts and only one base runner for the first six stanzas.
WAYNEDALE ‚ÄĒ Though neither Whitko nor Columbia City could top Homestead‚Äôs impressive 121 points Thursday night at the boys track sectional, Whitley County athletes qualified for regionals in 21 placings.
Churubusco competed at the North Side sectional and came in sixth as a team. Whitko placed second behind the Spartans with 95.5 points. Wayne (90) took third, New Haven (80) came in fourth and Columbia City placed fifth with 59 points.
‚ÄúIn reality, Homestead is the best team,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Ron Cherry said. ‚ÄúThey‚Äôre the ones we were chasing all night.‚ÄĚ
WABASH ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs softball team won a lopsided 18-0 game over Wabash Wednesday night.
The Lady Wildcats collected 15 hits at Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash. Every Lady ‚ÄôCat starter recorded at least one run.
Whitko opened the game with nine runs in the first inning, including two apiece from Karissa Olinske and Audra Day. Olinske scored again in the third to make the score 10-0.
Eight Whitko players scored in the never-ending fourth frame, ending the game at 18-0.
WABASH ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team traveled to Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash on Wednesday night and lost, 6-1.
The Apaches scored the first run of the game in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.
The score held until the fifth frame, when Whitko‚Äôs Colin Nicodemus reached home plate on a single by his cousin, Ethan Nicodemus.
Wabash retaliated with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the 6-1 win.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Fans attending Columbia City baseball‚Äôs Senior Night contest against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell got their money‚Äôs worth as far as offense was concerned.
The visiting Knights got almost all their runs in a single outburst, but the Eagles fielded a more consistent offense scoring in five-of-seven innings, including two runs in the bottom of the seventh frame to cap an 11-10 come-from-behind win Tuesday night in Columbia City.
The Knights started the game with the lead-off batter drawing a walk and a double drove in a Norwell run.
BLUFFTON ‚ÄĒ With track, in some cases winning isn‚Äôt based on how well a team performs, but how the other teams place to shuffle around competitors scores.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team and Head Coach Bob Fahl, are thanking the other team‚Äôs in Tuesday night‚Äôs sectional meet at Bluffton.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve always said, things have got to go right for your team, and the other teams have to help you,‚ÄĚ Fahl said. ‚ÄúTonight, the other teams helped us.‚ÄĚ
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs softball team‚Äôs 6-0 win over Norwell Monday night wasn‚Äôt just another win.
It was the Lady Eagle‚Äôs seventh win in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, taking the conference title with an undefeated (7-0) NHC record.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm very proud of our girls for winning conference,‚ÄĚ Head Coach Steve Cox said.
Not only was the feat special for the team, but it was especially important for Columbia City pitcher Cassie Vodde, who didn‚Äôt give up any earned runs in any conference games this season.
‚ÄúIt was another great game by Cassie Vodde,‚ÄĚ Cox said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team hosted and defeated Central Noble Monday in the last match, and final home play of the season.
The Lady Eagles won by a 4-1 score.
‚ÄúThe win tonight was a great way to finish the regular season,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Katie Myers said. ‚ÄúIt was also a nice farewell for our two seniors, as they both picked up wins.‚ÄĚ
Blake Farber and Lauren Taylor are the team‚Äôs seniors this season.
Farber, along with No. 2 doubles partner Macie Hinen, won 6-1, 6-2.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco hoopster Chris Jones signed with Bluffton University Tuesday afternoon.
Jones led the Eagles (14-7, 8-2 NECC) with seven points per game, a 45.5 percent field goal percentage, and a 79.7 percent free throw percentage.
Churubusco was the Northeast Corner Conference Runner-up this season.
Jones ranked second in the NECC in steals and assists.
He made The Post & Mail‚Äôs second-team all-county list.
Jones earned Hoosier Basketball Magazine‚Äôs nod on the All-State Honorable Mention team.
He was ranked eighth in Class 2A in assists in 2011-12.