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April 11th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Lady Eagle tennis team started their season 1-0 Tuesday with a 3-2 win over the Norwell Lady Knights.
In No. 1 singles, Columbia Cityâ€™s Celine Rongos defeated Brittany Barger 6-1, 6-1. Lady Knight and No. 2 singles winner Lyndsey Havener beat Kennedy Slavicek, 6-3, 6-0.
Rounding out the singles action were the No. 3s. Alaina Beckner lost to Norwellâ€™s Rachel Phillips, 6-2, 6-4.
GOSHEN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball and softball teams must have wondered where the sunshine and warm temperatures of last week went as they were greeted by frigid temperatures and gale force winds, as well as a Northeast Corner Conference foe when they traveled to Fairfield for a contests with the host Falcons.
For both â€™Busco squads, errors proved to be costly as the Lady Eagles fell by a 7-0 score and the baseball team fell behind 12-1 after the first inning on the way to an 18-7 loss.
For the Lady Eagles, a set of costly errors put them in a hole in the bottom of the second inning.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”Churubusco won Whitley Countyâ€™s golf match Tuesday at Eagle Glen, beating Columbia City by seven strokes and Whitko by 52.
â€™Buscoâ€™s Brad Martin was the medalist, shooting a 42 in the front nine of the par 32 course. Danny Zawlocki of Whitko wasnâ€™t far behind, finishing with a 44, the best for the â€™Cats and good for second overall.
Four Whitley Countly linksters shot a 45 â€”two from Columbia City and two from Churubusco.
Several of tonight's events have been cancelled tonight due to weather.
Whitko's home baseball and softball games, Columbia City's game at Wawasee and Col. City's track meet have all been confirmed to be cancelled.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team opened its season in prime fashion Monday night, hosting Marion in a perfect 10-0 win.
The game was cut short after the Lady Eagles took a 10-0 lead in the fifth inning after a run by junior Alyssa Brandt.
Senior Hannah Schnorr boosted the score in the third inning with a grand slam to take an 8-0 lead.
Columbia City not only put out a strong offensive performance by senior Allie Vodde, who not only pitched a shut-out, but along with her teammates didnâ€™t allow a single Marion runner on base.
Vodde had 10 strikeouts on 16 at bats.
After a trip to semi-state last year, the Lady Eagle softball team is eager to kick off this season, hosting Marion tonight at Morsches Park at 5 p.m. Above, Columbia City celebrates after winning the regionals last year
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team only played 10 total innings in a double header in South Whitley Saturday.
The games werenâ€™t cut short due to weather, but the Wildcats 10-run-ruled Argos in the fifth inning of both games, defeating the Dragons with crushing 22-2 and 14-0 wins.
Whitkoâ€™s Avery Robbins had 10 RBIs, four runs and three stolen bases in 10 innings.
Ethan Nicodemus also had a stand-out performance, pitching the first three innings of the opening game with four strikeouts and no runs. In the second game, he scored four runs, had four RBIs and three stolen bases.
Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Carroll and were beat 11-1 to the two-time defending state champion Chargers. Above, left-handed pitcher Jacob Howe pitched the last inning.
Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team started the season with two wins. Below, Jacob Johnson takes a swing at Concordia. The Eagles won 17-8 over the Cadets. Right, Connor Slavich prepares to pitch against Central Noble. Columbia City beat the Cougars 3-2. The Eagles are back in action Tuesday at North Side.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Oak Hill and lost Thursday night, 5-0.
With several players out on spring break, Eagle Head Coach Mark Grove said the team was short-handed.
â€śMuch of the team wasnâ€™t in town,â€ť Grove said. â€śThat should also make it tough tonight when we travel to Carroll.â€ť
Carroll has won several state baseball titles in the last five years.
Oak Hill picked up its five runs gradually throughout the game, with one in the first inning, one in the second, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.