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April 12th, 2013

Col. City pummels Lady Wildcats, 18-1

April 12, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Columbia City’s softball team traveled to Whitko Friday evening to pick up its first win of the season — in prime fashion — with an 18-1 win.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Eagles tacked on three runs in the second frame.

Columbia City scored six more in the third, and nine in the fifth and final inning to make the score 18-1 with 13 hits.

“We finally hit the ball like we wanted,” Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said.

Winning pitcher Krysten Van Houten had nine strike-outs with no walks.

City wins baseball opener

April 12, 2013

WARSAW — Columbia City’s varsity baseball team was finally able to take to the diamond after three cancelled games due to weather.

While the weather held off for the Eagles’ Friday night game at Warsaw, conditions were not ideal, as temperatures were low and drizzle fell throughout the evening.

Both teams had to deal with the cold, but Columbia City managed to win a close game over the Tigers, 5-4.

The Eagle’s opening night starting pitcher, Jordan Bickle, took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning while on his way to earning the win.

Whitko tops Churubusco, 10-6

April 12, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — In a county-rivalry game against Churubusco, Whitko defeated the Eagles 10-6.

The Wildcats advance to 5-1 on the season while Churubusco drops to 2-3.
Alex Stoddard led Whitko with 4-for-4 batting, scoring three runs with an RBI.

“Stoddard was huge out of the lead-off spot, reaching base all five times,” Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner said. “We had a lot of guys to a lot of little things tonight to help us earn this victory.”

Cancelled again

April 12, 2013

Many area sporting events, including Whitko’s boys golf match Saturday at Southwood. Pictured above is Whitko’s Colton LeTourneau at the county match at Sycamore Golf Course near North Manchester in Whitley County.

Northeast Hoosier Conference reconsiders member schools

April 12, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s athletic conference, the Northeast Hoosier Conference, is discussing changes to its member schools.

With the gap of school enrollment continuing to grow, Columbia City High School said Thursday in a press release that conversations have occurred throughout the school year concerning member schools.

“As a result of these discussions, principals and athletic directors will be considering future conference membership affiliations,” the release stated.

‘Busco set to serve in new season

April 12, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s girls tennis team is gearing up for a new season on the courts under Head Coach Natalie Pugh.

The Lady Eagles lost one senior to graduation last summer. Morgan Young played number one singles for half of the 2012 season. For the other half, Young was out with an injury.

‘Busco will be rather young this season, but Pugh will still have Kayleen Mitchell on her team for 2013. Mitchell is a returning varsity player entering her senior year.

“I am looking for her to have a successful season,” said Pugh.

April 11th

Rained out

April 11, 2013

Columbia City’s softball game, along with many other local sports, have been cancelled or postponed tonight due to rain and cool conditions.

Above, Columbia City’s Alyssa Hansen dives safely back to third base while the ball bounces over her Tuesday night against Wawasee in the Lady Eagles home opener.

ISMS soccer drops home opener

April 11, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Two Indian Springs Middle School soccer teams dropped their home openers Tuesday night.

The ISMS boys Stars opened against Leo, falling 9-0, and the Lady Eagles dropped a 3-1 game to Summit Middle School (Homestead) on their first games of the season.

“For our first game of the season and as little practices as we’ve had, they played great,” ISMS boys Stars Coach Luke Genth said. “We have high hopes for the rest of the season.”

Avery Sparks scored the lone goal for ISMS in the girls game, and the Lady Eagles play host to Carroll tonight, weather permitting.

April 10th

Columbia City leads county golf match, scores 170

April 10, 2013

NORTH MANCHESTER — The county golf match Tuesday was everything it was intended to be.

All three schools were seperated by six strokes, with Columbia City’s squad, led by three freshmen, taking the win.

“It turned out to be a real competitive match,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “I didn’t know what to expect, it was only our second night on a golf course.”

Many area golf teams have been forced to practice inside due to weather conditions.

“We put them right into the frying pan,” Thompson said.

Col. City girls track gets hot at Homestead

April 10, 2013

FORT WAYNE — “The weather may have been hot, but our runners, jumpers and throwers were hotter last night,” Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said after the Lady Eagles track team beat Homestead Tuesday.

“Homestead has twice as many kids on the rosters as we do,” Fahl said. “I thought it was going to be close.”

The score wasn’t as close as Fahl thought it’d be. In fact, Columbia City won by 22 points after taking first place in 11 out of 16 events.

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