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April 29th, 2011
SOUTH WHITLEY — Thursday’s dreary weather couldn’t stop a rivalry where both parties got to experience a victory.
When a late afternoon shower canceled some events, the track and field doubleheader at South Whitley carried on with Whitko playing host to the girls and boys track teams from Columbia City.
Whitko got its victory for the night on the boys side of the meet but the Columbia City Lady Eagles evened the score handing the Lady Wildcats a 97-35 loss to remain undefeated on the season.
COLUMBIA CITY — Anyone could tell the weather was a bit windy. There were whitecaps in the outfield.
Even two straight weeks of rainy cold weather, leaky Thursday skies and standing water were not enough to keep the Columbia City Lady Eagles off the diamond at Morsches Park.
Playing for the first time since April 13, the Columbia City Lady Eagles jumped out to an early lead and then held on against a late Manchester rally to take a 7-3 win.
COLUMBIA CITY — For four years Columbia City High School was fortunate enough to have Renee Menzie.
But all good things must come to an end.
Wednesday, while she attempts to finish out her career with a third team sectional title in track, Menzie signed her national letter of intent to run at Division I Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN).
ALBION — Under increasingly dark and wet skies, it was the Churubusco boys’ track team that rained on three other schools competing in a Northeast Corner Conference four-way meet Wednesday at Central Noble High School.
The Eagles downed the host Cougars 83-48, the Eastside Blazers 84-48, and the Prairie Heights Panthers by an 85-47 count.
The number of days canceled are starting to catch up with the amount of games played and for some teams it’s surpassed.
Heavy rain this week has kept the Whitley County sports schedule from having a full night of action.
Keeping up with schedule changes has Friday as a day filled with make-ups.
Both Columbia City baseball and softball teams will play.
COLUMBIA CITY — To call Tuesday night’s weather blustery would be an understatement.
In extremely windy conditions the Columbia City Lady Eagles and the Bellmont Squaws squared off in a Northeast Hoosier Conference tennis match.
Despite a couple of close contests including a comeback at No. 2 doubles, the Lady Eagles extended their win streak to four matches in a 5-0 sweep of the visiting Squaws.
KENDALLVILLE — It’s more than a month into the Indiana high school track and field season and perfection is still intact for the Columbia City Lady Eagles.
A windy Tuesday match on the road in the Northeast Hoosier Conference didn’t change that. The Lady Eagles outdistanced both New Haven and host East Noble with 73 points. The Lady Knights were a distant second at 48 points.
COLUMBIA CITY — Add up all the rain that has fallen in the past week and Tuesday made for one soggy match on the golf course.
To go along with it were gusts of wind over 20 mph as Columbia City boys’ golf played host to Bellmont.
After battling the conditions, the Eagles came up four strokes short in their dual with the Braves 176-180.
NORTH MANCHESTER — The 2011 Three Rivers Conference schedule has been an unbeaten streak not seen by just one track and field team at Whitko but two.
Tuesday, both traveled to Manchester and came away with two more wins to remain perfect.
The boys squad came away blowing away the field. Whitko scored 123 points on eight wins while Manchester finished a distant second with 74 points and Northfield following at 32 points.
GOSHEN — Anyone in the North East Corner Conference knows there is no love lost between Churubusco and Fairfield when it comes to any sport let along track and field.
Tuesday, the two came together for a showdown of the conference’s best teams.
Both took a lopsided win over Angola on the boys side. Churubusco won 98-33.