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April 15th, 2013
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team continued its winning ways, taking top honors at the Bishop Luers Invitational Saturday in Fort Wayne.
The Lady Eagles won a close meet over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell, which placed second.
Columbia City is now 11-0 on the season.
Columbia City scored 80.33 points, while the Lady Knights were close behind with 75.66.
Leo came in third, followed by New Haven, Wayne, Bishop Dwenger, Canterbury, Prairie Heights and Bishop Luers.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs freshmen continue to lead the Eagles‚Äô golf team, as Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek took first and second place at the Northrop Invitational Saturday.
In a pool of six teams, Green and Klimek tied with Sebastian Eckert, of Huntington North, finishing their rounds in 80 strokes.
Green won the playoff, followed by Klimek.
In cold, damp weather, Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson was proud of the pair.
‚ÄúIt was great to see them do so well in those conditions,‚ÄĚ Thompson said. ‚ÄúWe were awfully close to the team title.‚ÄĚ
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys track and field squad captured third in the team race at Bishop Luers Saturday.
The Eagles rolled up 79 team points. Leo won with a score of 110 and Norwell was second with 96.
Columbia City took first place in one relay and one individual event.
Mitchell Maloney grabbed first in the pole vault with a height of 10-6.
The distance medley relay team of Evan Harney, Austin Beachy, Andrew McFarland and Seth Kissinger came in first with a time of 12:36.96.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs JV softball squad earned a Saturday sweep over the visiting West Noble Lady Chargers.
The Lady Wildcats won the first contest 10-6.
West Noble decided to forfeit the second game, giving Whitko the 1-0 win and the sweep on the day.
Sophomore Adrianna Holst was the winning pitcher for Whitko in the first game.
The victory moves the Whitko JV squad to 3-0 on the year.
The Lady Wildcats are scheduled play today and Tuesday, weather permitting.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs softball team traveled to Whitko Friday evening to pick up its first win of the season ‚ÄĒ in prime fashion ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúWe finally hit the ball like we wanted,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said.
Winning pitcher Krysten Van Houten had nine strike-outs with no walks.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs 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‚Äô 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‚Äôs opening night starting pitcher, Jordan Bickle, took a no-hit bid into the fifth inning while on his way to earning the win.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúStoddard was huge out of the lead-off spot, reaching base all five times,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner said. ‚ÄúWe had a lot of guys to a lot of little things tonight to help us earn this victory.‚ÄĚ
Many area sporting events, including Whitko‚Äôs boys golf match Saturday at Southwood. Pictured above is Whitko‚Äôs Colton LeTourneau at the county match at Sycamore Golf Course near North Manchester in Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúAs a result of these discussions, principals and athletic directors will be considering future conference membership affiliations,‚ÄĚ the release stated.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄėBusco 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.
‚ÄúI am looking for her to have a successful season,‚ÄĚ said Pugh.