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20 TO ZIP: Lady ’Cats pound South Side

April 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE — In a game that was essentially over after two innings, the Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled to Fort Wayne South Side Tuesday evening, pummeling the Lady Archers 20-0.

While holding the Lady Archers scoreless, Whitko put up six runs in the first inning and eight in the second to take a 14-0 lead after two innings.

IN DRAMATIC FASHION: Late-inning heroics power Lady Eagle win

April 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Winning games in dramatic fashion is becoming a habit for the Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team.

After winning the season opener against Marion in its final at-bat, Columbia City used two home runs in the bottom of the seventh — including a two-run walk-off shot — to down Wawasee 6-4 Tuesday night at Morsches Park.

The Lady Eagles faced a very good fielding Wawasee Lady Warrior team lead by pitcher Meghan Fretz. Fretz picked up 10 strike-outs in the game, including the first four Lady Eagles that she faced.

EAGLES DOWN: Carroll wins against Churubusco, 10-7

April 14, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Despite eight errors by the Carroll Charger defense, Churubusco’s varsity baseball team gave up its early lead and lost at home in extra innings Monday night, 10-7.

The first score of the game came from the Eagles off an RBI single by Drew Buffenbarger that sent Brandon Jencks home.

’Busco scored once more in the second and once in the third before a three-inning drought.

TWICE IS NICE: Wildcats win DH over Argos

April 13, 2015

ARGOS — The Whitko Wildcat baseball team traveled to Argos Saturday and took a pair of lopsided wins against the Dragons. The Wildcats took game one 16-6 in six innings, and game two 15-1 in five innings.
In game one the Wildcats put runs on the board in every inning, taking an 8-1 lead after the fourth inning.

The Wildcats tacked on two more runs in the top of the fifth, and withstood a Dragon rally that saw the hosts push across five runs in the bottom of the fifth to close to within four at 10-6.

BASEBALL: ’Busco falls to Canterbury, 4-3

April 13, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s baseball team had to play from behind Saturday afternoon against Fort Wayne Canterbury. The early deficit was too much for ’Busco to overcome, and the Cavaliers left with a 4-3 victory.

“The kids stayed in it and worked their way back, we just ran out of innings,” said Eagles Head Coach Mark Grove. “We’ve got to stop digging ourselves holes early in games.”

Eagle errors gave Canterbury an early lead. ‘Busco had two miscues in the first inning and the Cavaliers capitalized. Canterbury pushed three runs across the plate before the Eagles had a turn at bat.

SEASON OPENER: Col. City wins

April 13, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s baseball team squared off against Central Noble’s Cougars in a seesaw battle that was the season-opener for the Eagles. Columbia City pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-8 win over the Cougars on Saturday at Max Gandy Athletic Field.

COUNTY TRACK CHAMPS: ’Busco boys and CC girls

April 10, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Despite a driving rainstorm in the middle of the meet, both the Churubusco boys and the Columbia City girls persevered and took home Whitley County track meet titles.

The Churubusco boys racked up an impressive 87 points, outdistancing Whitko’s 47 points and third-place Columbia City’s 33 points.

The Columbia City girls took the title in a much closer contest, amassing 68 points to overtake Whitko, who had 64 and Churubusco, who came in third with 35 points.

WHITKO VS. HUNTINGTON NORTH: Lady ’Cats slip past Vikes, 4-3

April 9, 2015

HUNTINGTON — The Whitko Lady Wildcats pushed across a run in the top of the seventh to eke out a 4-3 win over the home-standing Lady Vikings of Huntington North Wednesday afternoon.

In a tightly-played contest, the Wildcats scored first, taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning.

In the bottom half of the second, the host Lady Vikings pushed across two runs of their own to knot the score at 2-2.

LETTER OF INTENT: Whitko's Bishop to play golf at Grace

April 9, 2015

Whitko senior April Bishop signed her letter of intent to attend Grace College to play golf. Pictured, front row, from left are: Vic Bishop, father; April Bishop; and Jacki Bishop, mother. Back: Bryan Sprunger, Whitko golf coach; Casey Stouffer, Whitko athletic director; and Denny Duncan, Grace golf coach.

MCBRIDE: Named coach of the year

April 8, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco boys’ basketball Head Coach Michael McBride was named as an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Subway Coach of the Year for District One.

McBride guided the Eagles to a record-setting 22-4 record this past season. Under McBride’s guidance the Eagles also gained their first Northeast Corner Conference Tournament title. The Eagles also claimed the NECC regular season title.

This year’s Churubusco squad made the largest turn-around of any team in the state of Indiana.
Churubusco also advanced to the IHSAA sectional final at Woodlan this past season.

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