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May 19th, 2013
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia City rode two home runs to victory in a 9-7 win over Northrop Friday night.
The first was a two-run shot over the left field fence off the bat of Eagle third baseman Jordan Bickle. His dinger came in the top of the first inning, giving Columbia City a lead it wouldnâ€™t relinquish.
â€śI think the key to the game was starting it off offensively with Bickleâ€™s home run. I think that got us going,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.
The other homer, also to left field, was a grand slam by right fielder Keaton Reed in the third frame that put the Eagles up 7-1.
LAGRANGE â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team lost a road contest to Prairie Heights Saturday.
The Wildcats fell by a final score of 7-3.
Both teams struck early. Whitko opened with a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning. The Panthers quickly struck back in the bottom of the first with three runs of their own to tie the score.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia City took two from Bishop Dwenger in a double header Saturday at Shoaff Park.
The Eagles won the morning game 8-3, and then beat the Saints again by a final of 13-3.
Columbia City betters its record to 13-8 with the two wins. Both victories are part of an important turn-around for the Eagles, who before Saturday had a 4-6 record so far in May.
â€śI think we were in the game, as opposed to other games weâ€™ve had this last month,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.
NEW HAVEN â€” Freshman Tyler Green finished his first Northeast Hoosier Conference Golf Match in prime fashion Saturday at Whispering Creek Golf Course.
Green was named 1st-Team All-NHC at the match, after scoring a one-over par, 73.
The freshman scored a 35 in the front nine, and 38 in the back half.
Columbia City finished fourth as team with a score of 325, as Carroll took the conference title with 295 strokes.
Fellow freshman Spencer Klimek also had a stand-out performance, making 2nd-Team All-Conference with a score of 77.
FORT WAYNE â€” Nearly 20 Whitley County girls athletes are headed to the Northrop Regional track meet Tuesday.
Though all have different goals and aspirations for the rest of the season, one thing is certain â€” all are happy to stay in the mix for another week.
For Columbia City junior Samantha Roush, its a state finals bid sheâ€™s looking for. For Whitko senior Josie Sparks, itâ€™s a school record.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” â€śWhat we are seeing here is the byproduct of four years of hard work.â€ť
Whitko Head Baseball Coach Erik Hisner didnâ€™t expect to have an undefeated pitcher this far into the season â€” but he does.
Wyatt Wolf, senior, is 5-0 on the season, including throwing a no-hitter earlier this year.
â€śItâ€™s not something we emphasize with our pitchers,â€ť Hisner said. â€śWe emphasize controlling the controllable. Sometimes you have no control over your win-loss record. What we do have control over is our attitude, effort and competitiveness.â€ť
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team fell in two Three Rivers Conference games earlier this week.
The Lady Wildcats lost to North Miami Monday. The host-Lady Warriors beat the Lady Wildcats by a final score of 10-0.
The Lady Wildcats dropped their senior night contest Wednesday to Rochester, 14-0.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team took second in a three-way meet at Sycamore Golf Club.
The Wildcats shot 164. Tippecanoe Valley scored 164 as well, and the tie was broken by the score of the fifth golfer. Manchester came in third with a total of 186.
ALBION â€” Churubuscoâ€™s softball team captured a conference win Thursday.
The Lady Eagles beat NECC-rival Central Noble, getting the final run in the seventh inning to get the 4-3 victory.
Both teams got one run in the first inning. The next score did not come all the way until the top of the fifth, when the Lady Eagles put two more on the board to make it 3-1.
WARSAW â€” For most of the team, Whitkoâ€™s girls tennis season came to an end Thursday night, as the Lady Eagles dropped a close 3-2 contest to Wawasee in the opening round of sectionals.
But itâ€™s not all over yet.
The No. 1 doubles pair of Laura Alfieri and Abby Marshall won their match over Wawasee, qualifying to move on to the regional with Columbia Cityâ€™s Celine Rongos in singles, and the doubles pair of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen.
Alfieri and Marshall took a 6-2, 6-0 advantage over Lady Warriors Jada Antonides and Sam Prins.