Archive - Sports Article
May 7th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team, which went into Monday night‚Äôs game with a 15-5 record, dropped a Three Rivers Conference match-up by a difficult, 9-0 score.
The Wildcats hosted Northfield, a team that won the state finals last year and returned several of its starters from last season.
The Norsemen jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and scored three more runs in the top of the third frame.
Whitko managed to hold Northfield‚Äôs offense off home plate for much of the rest of the game, excluding another run in the sixth inning to make the 9-0 score.
Whitko‚Äôs junior varsity softball team was handed its first loss of the season Saturday at Morsches Park.
The Lady ‚ÄôCats split a double-header with Columbia City, dropping their record to 12-1.
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ In a field of 11, Columbia City‚Äôs junior varsity golf team placed sixth at the New Haven JV invitational Saturday.
The Eagles were paced by Matt Benedict, who finished the day with 85 strokes.
Benedict scored a 39 in the front nine at Whispering Creek, and fnished the back nine with a 46. Out of 18 holes, Benedict tallied seven pars and two birdies.
Also scoring under 100 for Columbia City was Tanner Daniel, who finished the day with a 92. Daniel scored a 45 on the front nine, and shot a 47 in the last nine holes.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs girls tennis team dropped a Friday evening contest at Blackhawk Christian.
The Lady Eagle netters lost 4-1. The lone win for ‚ÄėBusco was at No. 3 singles, where Kayleen Mitchell beat Chloe Taner in straight sets.
Churubusco‚Äôs No. 1 doubles pair of Madi Cook and Camille Cseri took the first set in their match against Kayla Stewart and Larissa Clark, but ended up falling in three.
In No. 1 and No. 2 singles, ‚ÄėBusco‚Äôs Cheyenne Connor and Audrey Gierschner respectively lost to their opponents, Morgan Bemisderfer and Rebecca Kanpol, in straight sets.
GOSHEN ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls track team placed fifth at the Goshen Relays Saturday.
Fairfield won the close meet, where less than 15 points separated the top three teams (Plymouth, Bremen).
Though the Lady Wildcats didn‚Äôt have any first-place finishes, they took second in several events.
The 800-meter relay team of Taylor Zwick, Elaine Warner, Llyssa Bennett and Josie Sparks came in second with a time of 1:58.11.
The distance medley relay team of Michelle Kelsey, Holly Frantz, Miranda Terril and Brigit Nemitz also placed second.
DECATUR ‚ÄĒ Celine Rongos is still undefeated, and Columbia City‚Äôs girls tennis team topped Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Bellmont Friday night.
Rongos swept her opponent, Alysha Helmrich, winning 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.
The Lady Eagles played 10 matches in seven days, including seven away matches.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm very pleased with the girls,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said. ‚ÄúThey finished off strong during a very long week of tennis.‚ÄĚ
The Lady Eagles evened out their record at 7-7, and are 3-2 in the NHC.
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team placed third at the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet Friday night at New Haven.
Carroll and Bellmont paced the conference, definitively taking first and second place.
The Lady Chargers scored 147 points to lead the NHC, while Bellmont was close behind with 131.5.
Columbia City came in third out of the eight conference schools.
Carlee Hearld was named 1st-Team All-NHC in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches ‚ÄĒ her personal best jump.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Saturday‚Äôs baseball game between the host Churubusco Eagles and the Garrett Railroaders gave fans a preview of what appears to be on the road to becoming a Northeast Corner Conference match-up, as the Railroaders are on the verge of accepting an invitation to join Churubusco in the NECC.
Saturday‚Äôs game was the second half of a mixed double header as the Railroaders fell to New Haven by a 6-1 count in the opener.
The start of the Eagles‚Äô and Railroaders‚Äô game was delayed also as both teams waited for players who were completing the SATs.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒWhitko‚Äôs baseball team picked up two wins Friday and Saturday, improving its record to 15-5.
The Wildcats beat sectional foe Bellmont Friday by a 7-2 score, and topped Triton 16-6 on Saturday.
Against Bellmont, Wyatt Wolf had a stand-out performance. Wolf pitched six innings, striking out five while giving up two earned runs and six hits.
Wolf also batted 2-for-3, scoring a run and adding an RBI for the first run of the game.
Wolf sent teammate Alex Stoddard home after hitting a double in the opening inning.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball team fell to West Noble Friday night in Ligonier.
The Chargers beat the Lady Eagles by a final score of 4-0.
West Noble built a 2-0 lead after the third inning and added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth frame to take the win over the Lady Eagles.
Churubusco is now 5-10 on the year and the Chargers‚Äô campaign mark is 4-10.
‚ÄėBusco is slated to play again Monday at home against Leo.