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May 24th, 2013
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Austin McClure was the regional champion Thursday night at Wayne High School.
McClure heaved the shot put 51 feet, 9 inches to garner the title and earn his ticket to the state track meet May 31 in Bloomington.
McClure is the lone Whitley County boys trackster to head to state â€” along with four girls â€” including fellow â€™Busco thrower Katie Monk.
Monk is advancing in the discus.
McClure also competed in the discus, placing 13th with a throw of 120 feet, 2 inches.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Even under the pressure of the win-or-go-home sectional playoffs, pitcher Jordan Bickle continued to do what heâ€™s been doing all season â€” striking out opposing batters and pitching a lot of innings.
Bickle helped the Columbia City Eagles baseball team defeat the DeKalb Barons 5-1 Thursday night at Carroll High School in the first round of sectional play.
Bickle, the tall, hard-throwing right-hander, fanned 10 Baron batters in a complete game, his fourth outing of the year with double-digit strikeouts.
Indian Springs Middle School held its boys track awards banquet last week.
Pictured left, first row, from left: Daniel Watts, Initiative Award and Heath Atkins, Positive Attitude Award. Row two: Khale Rider, Leadership and Tim Hearld, Effort. Row three: Jake Matteson, Flexibility and Trefor Gatchell Perseverance. Not pictured: Brad Johnson, Cooperation and Flexibility and Derek Diamente, Most Improved.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity baseball season is ending on a high note, with a win against Eastside and another broken school record.
The JV squad has broken the school record for number of wins in a single season. Mondayâ€™s 8-7 victory over Eastside was the teamâ€™s 17th win on the year.
After suffering a 3-2 deficit, Whitko battled back to score five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the 8-7 win.
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Katie Monk is joining three Columbia City athletes at the Indiana State Track Meet in June.
Monk tossed the discus 128 feet, 6 inches at Northropâ€™s regional meet Tuesday, qualifying for another trip to the state finals. Monk medaled last year, placing sixth with a throw of 129 feet.
In nearly a repeat of last yearâ€™s state finalists from Whitley County, Monk is to join Samantha Roush and Carlee Hearld â€” again â€” at Bloomington.
OSSIAN â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball season came to a close Tuesday night, as the Lady Wildcats fell to Bellmont in the opening round of sectional action.
The Lady Braves beat Whitko 9-2, in a game that recorded 20 hits between both teams.
Though they only scored two runs, the Lady Wildcats had eight hits, compared to Bellmontâ€™s 12.
Though the rest of the game was more evenly-matched, the Lady Braves tallied seven runs in the first inning â€” a deficit too tough to overcome.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys baseball team took out its frustration from dropping a double header to Norwell Saturday by pounding Bethany Christian Monday night.
The Wildcats handed their opponents a 12-2 loss.
Bethany Christian took a 2-0 advantage in the first two innings, but Whitko fired back in the second, third and fourth frames to combine for 12 runs, ending the game in the fifth inning.
Whitko began its tear when Trey Weber batted in Hunter Sroufe.
Weber hit 2-for-3, with three RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases.
SYRACUSE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf match came down to a tiebreaker Tuesday at South Shore Golf Course.
The Eagles traveled to Syracuse to take on Wawasee in a close match, as the score ended with a 157-tie.
With the tiebreaker coming down to the fifth varsity linksters, Wawaseeâ€™s No. 5, Mason Ginonprez, outshot Columbia Cityâ€™s Matt Benedict, 42-47, giving the Warriors the win.
Columbia City freshman Tyler Green was the match medalist, scoring par with a 36.
CULVER â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s standout netter Celine Rongos won in the first round of regional action Tuesday night at Culver Academies.
Rongos beat Jordan Fraser of North Judson by a 6-1, 6-1 score in singles action.
She will be in action again Thursday night, taking on the winner of Wawaseeâ€™s and Bremenâ€™s No. 1 singles players.
Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford, No. 1 doubles from Columbia City, will be in action tonight against Northfield, also at Culver Academies.