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Eagles dive into sectional, beat DeKalb 5-1

May 24, 2013

HUNTERTOWN — Even under the pressure of the win-or-go-home sectional playoffs, pitcher Jordan Bickle continued to do what he’s been doing all season — striking out opposing batters and pitching a lot of innings.

Bickle helped the Columbia City Eagles baseball team defeat the DeKalb Barons 5-1 Thursday night at Carroll High School in the first round of sectional play.

Bickle, the tall, hard-throwing right-hander, fanned 10 Baron batters in a complete game, his fourth outing of the year with double-digit strikeouts.

ISMS track awards

May 23, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School held its boys track awards banquet last week.

Pictured left, first row, from left: Daniel Watts, Initiative Award and Heath Atkins, Positive Attitude Award. Row two: Khale Rider, Leadership and Tim Hearld, Effort. Row three: Jake Matteson, Flexibility and Trefor Gatchell Perseverance. Not pictured: Brad Johnson, Cooperation and Flexibility and Derek Diamente, Most Improved.

Whitko JV downs Eastside, 8-7, breaks win record

May 23, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s junior varsity baseball season is ending on a high note, with a win against Eastside and another broken school record.

The JV squad has broken the school record for number of wins in a single season. Monday’s 8-7 victory over Eastside was the team’s 17th win on the year.

After suffering a 3-2 deficit, Whitko battled back to score five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the 8-7 win.

Monk to join Col. City tracksters at state

May 23, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s Katie Monk is joining three Columbia City athletes at the Indiana State Track Meet in June.

Monk tossed the discus 128 feet, 6 inches at Northrop’s regional meet Tuesday, qualifying for another trip to the state finals. Monk medaled last year, placing sixth with a throw of 129 feet.

In nearly a repeat of last year’s state finalists from Whitley County, Monk is to join Samantha Roush and Carlee Hearld — again — at Bloomington.

Whitko softball season comes to an end

May 23, 2013

OSSIAN — Whitko’s softball season came to a close Tuesday night, as the Lady Wildcats fell to Bellmont in the opening round of sectional action.

The Lady Braves beat Whitko 9-2, in a game that recorded 20 hits between both teams.

Though they only scored two runs, the Lady Wildcats had eight hits, compared to Bellmont’s 12.

Though the rest of the game was more evenly-matched, the Lady Braves tallied seven runs in the first inning — a deficit too tough to overcome.

Whitko 10-runs Bethany Christian Monday

May 23, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys baseball team took out its frustration from dropping a double header to Norwell Saturday by pounding Bethany Christian Monday night.

The Wildcats handed their opponents a 12-2 loss.

Bethany Christian took a 2-0 advantage in the first two innings, but Whitko fired back in the second, third and fourth frames to combine for 12 runs, ending the game in the fifth inning.

Whitko began its tear when Trey Weber batted in Hunter Sroufe.

Weber hit 2-for-3, with three RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases.

Eagles drop tiebreaker, linksters fall to Wawasee

May 23, 2013

SYRACUSE — Columbia City’s boys golf match came down to a tiebreaker Tuesday at South Shore Golf Course.

The Eagles traveled to Syracuse to take on Wawasee in a close match, as the score ended with a 157-tie.

With the tiebreaker coming down to the fifth varsity linksters, Wawasee’s No. 5, Mason Ginonprez, outshot Columbia City’s Matt Benedict, 42-47, giving the Warriors the win.

Columbia City freshman Tyler Green was the match medalist, scoring par with a 36.

Rongos on to next round

May 23, 2013

CULVER — Columbia City’s standout netter Celine Rongos won in the first round of regional action Tuesday night at Culver Academies.

Rongos beat Jordan Fraser of North Judson by a 6-1, 6-1 score in singles action.

She will be in action again Thursday night, taking on the winner of Wawasee’s and Bremen’s No. 1 singles players.

Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford, No. 1 doubles from Columbia City, will be in action tonight against Northfield, also at Culver Academies.

Eagles squeak out win

May 22, 2013

SYRACUSE — Those in attendance at the baseball game between Columbia City and Wawasee Tuesday night were treated to a high-scoring affair.

The Eagles managed to come out on top of the Warriors 13-12.

The contest was back-and-forth, as there were eight lead changes.

The deciding run wasn’t scored until the top of the seventh inning, when Eagle first baseman Zac Steinke hit an RBI single that drove in senior Derek Hinen from second. That run broke a 12-12 tie.

Pitcher Ryan Kerschner retook the mound for the bottom of the seventh to finish out the game.

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