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April 13th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team rebounded from its first loss Thursday night at Wawasee by defeating county-rival Whitko, 9-0.
Last season, the Lady Wildcats upset Columbia City, which finished the season with a close loss at semi-state. The tables turned this year, as the Lady Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, starting with Kayla Parks, followed by Alyssa Brandt and Hannah Schnorr.
â€śParks played really well, though everybody contributed,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said. â€śIt was a great team win.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Despite a threatening sixth inning, Whitkoâ€™s baseball team held on for a 9-7 win over Eastbrook Friday night in South Whitley.
The Wildcats took a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Austin Mort and Alex Stoddard scored off a single by Riley Cokl, and Wyatt Wolf hit a groundout to drive teammate Zach Snep to home plate.
Eastbrook didnâ€™t score its first run until the fourth frame.
The Lady Wildcats track team hosted and beat the visiting Rochester Thursday by a score of 83-47.
In the 100-meter low hurdles, Micaela Sylvester placed first with a time of 17.3 seconds, and was followed in second by Reghan Craig at 18.2. Sylvester also won the 300-meter hurdles, coming in at 52.5, three seconds ahead of second place Lady Wildcat Reghan Craig.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team fell to 1-2 Thursday night after losing to Norwell, 171-179.
The Knights had two linksters who shot a 41 on the par 36 course, and another with a 43. â€śYou have to give them credit to come in here and shoot two 41s and a 43,â€ť Columbia City Head Golf Coach Andrew Thompson said. â€śThey played a good road match.â€ť
Though the Eagles moved into a losing record after facing a loss Tuesday against Churubusco, their score showed improvement. Tuesday, Columbia City posted a 186, seven strokes worse than Thursdayâ€™s score.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team remains undefeated after four games. The Eagles defeated Wawasee Thursday night, 6-1.
Though Columbia City posted a win, Columbia City Head Coach Zac Byerly said heâ€™d hoped for more. Perhaps the reason the team is undefeated.
â€śI wish we had gotten some more offense,â€ť said Columbia City Boys Baseball Head Coach Zac Byerly.
Pitcher Austin Clark, who got the win, pitched a complete game with six hits, one run, one earned, one walk and two strike-outs. The Warriors were not as fortunate. Seven of nine Columbia City batters got a hit.
ROCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys track team beat Rochester Thursday, 88-44.
The Wildcats won 13 out of 16 events.
Brandon Nettrouer took first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and Jordan Sims swept both hurdle events.Whitko took both throwing events, with Derek Snep winning the shot put and Joe Haywood taking the discus.
Alec Wilkinson remains undefeated in the pole vault.
Also taking first was Connor Stouder in the 400-meter dash, Jude Stieglitz in the 800 run and Trapper Mize in the mile run (4:44.1). The â€™Cats take a break before going to the Goshen Relays April 21.
â€™Busco golf undefeated after three matches
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churubusco golf team improved to 3-0 with a 160-172 win over Leo at Eel River Golf Course Wednesday night.
The Eagles were led by Ryan Mayer and Beau Barkley who shot 38 and 39 respectively. Parker Conrad scored a 41 and Brad Martin also had a solid round, carding a 42.
â€śThis was just a tremendous team effortâ€ť, said Coach Todd Fry. â€śEvery coach wants this type of consistency from his team and tonight we had it.â€ť
Finishing scoring for the host Eagles was Brandon Norris with a 44 and Landon Pearson with a 49.
Churubusco, along with the rest of the Northeast Corner Conference, had the opportunity to play at Parkview Field.
The Eagles lost to Fairfield, 15-5.
Above, Sam Siddons gets caught in a run-down between first and second base.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It may not have been perfect, like its season-opening perfect-game win over Marion, but the Columbia City Lady Eagle Softball team used a potent offense and solid pitching to post a 9-2 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders.
OSSIAN â€”Whitkoâ€™s baseball team lost in 12 innings to Norwell (7-1) Wednesday night in Ossian.
After taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, the Knights worked their way back in the ballgame to tie the score at four in the seventh inning.
The Wildcats went scoreless for six frames, and Norwell finally scored a run at the bottom of the 12th to end the game, 5-4.
Wyatt Wolf was the first to cross home plate Wednesday, scoring off a double by Colin Nicodemus. Nicodemus was close behind, getting the Wildcatsâ€™ second run from a single by Ryan Weigold.