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Lady ’Cats win: Softball wins on senior night

May 10, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s softball team won 8-2 over Manchester on senior night Wednesday.

The Lady Wildcats faced a 2-1 deficit after the first inning, but retaliated in the third frame, scoring six runs to take a 7-2 lead.

Hannah Himes scored her second run of the night in the fourth frame for the last run of the night.

Pitcher Karissa Olinske also had two runs.

Whitko’s seniors are Taylor Lott, Karissa Olinske, Audra Day, Lynsi Hicks and Cassie Jones.

The Lady Wildcats are back in action Saturday at Heritage.

Churubusco track preps for NECC finals

May 10, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams are preparing for the Northeast Corner Conference finals meet Friday in Lakeland.

The Eagles hosted the preliminary meet Tuesday night in Churubusco.

The Monk sisters, Heather and Katie, are leading the shot put with first- and third-place rankings, respectively.

In the boys discus, Austin McClure is seeded first with a substantial 14-foot lead over his closest opponent.

Alex Zolman sits in second in the long jump with a leap of 20-feet 3.5-inches.

Col. City posts 14 hits on Carroll; wins 12-0

May 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy clicked the ruby slippers together and repeated “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”

The Columbia City softball team may be saying the same thing after Wednesday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up with the Carroll Chargers.

After several closer, low-scoring road contests, the Lady Eagles returned to Morsches Park to pound out 14 hits, downing the Lady Chargers 12-0 in five innings.

East Noble baseball tops Col. City

May 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City fell to East Noble 6-5 last night in a Northeast Hoosier Conference battle at Columbia City.

The Eagles have now lost three straight games by one run. Columbia City’s record now stands at 9-8, with a 1-4 record in the NHC.

The Eagles scored five runs on 11 hits with one error, while East Noble scored six runs with 11 hits and no errors.

Whitko falls to Rochester

May 9, 2012

Whitko’s softball team lost to Rochester Monday, 7-0.

The Lady Zebras grabbed four runs in the second inning and three more in the sixth to make the final score 7-0.

Karissa Olinske pitched all seven innings for the Lady Wildcats. She had two strike-outs, gave up a walk, 10 hits, seven runs and five errors in 30 at-bats. Though the Lady Wildcats never made it to home plate, Whitko managed five hits, led by Olinske with two.

Audra Day, Cassie Jones and Emily Weigold all recorded one hit apiece. Weigold led the team in put-outs with four.

Columbia City golf falls to East Noble

May 9, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s golf team hosted and lost to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble Tuesday night at Eagle Glen.

East Noble’s Michael Sharp fired a one-over par as the match’s medalist with a 37, leading the Knights to the 160-176 win. The visitors posted three scores under 40.

The course’s ninth hole was again a problem for the Eagles, who posted three double bogeys and a triple.

“We haven’t played our home course very well,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “In all reality, 16 shots weren’t going to be made up in the ninth hole.”

Col. City boys, girls take fourth

May 9, 2012

NEW HAVEN — The Northeast Hoosier Conference Track and Field Meet had some expected outcomes Tuesday night.

Both the as-expected closely-contested girls’ competition, where second through sixth places were separated by only 28 points, and the favored Carroll boys held off host New Haven and Homestead to join the Carroll girls as team champions.

But there were also some surprises, as an improving Columbia City boys team more than doubled its point total from last year to take fourth.

Indian Springs Invite Champions

May 7, 2012

Indian Springs boys golf team remains undefeated, winning the Indian Springs Invitational at Eagle Glen Saturday. From left, Nick Decker, Spencer Klimek, Tyler Green, Cameron Slavich and Matt Benedict.

Lady Eagle tennis defeats NHC foe DeKalb

May 7, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s tennis team downed DeKalb, 4-1.

“I was very pleased with the girls tonight,” Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said. “They stayed focused on the courts and took care of business.”

The Lady Eagles got wins in both doubles matches, and the No. 1 and 2 singles competitions.
Breanna Hicks and Sydney Ford won in close 6-3, 6-4 sets in the No. 1 doubles match. In the No. 2 doubles, Blake Farber and Macie Hinen won 6-2, 6-3.

Whitko downs Bellmont, Southwood

May 7, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball team improved its record to 13-5 with two wins over the weekend.

The Wildcats downed Bellmont Friday, 4-3 and pummeled Southwood Saturday, 11-0.

Against Bellmont, the ’Cats slowly built to a 4-0 lead after four innings.

The Braves attempted a comeback in the fifth frame, scoring three runs. Those three runs would be the only three Bellmont scored in the game, as the Wildcats won 4-3.

Win over Southwood

Whitko’s win over Soutwood wasn’t as nailbiting, as the ’Cats tacked on four runs in the last two frames to win 11-0.

 

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