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SOFTBALL: Whitko remains undefeated

April 16, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — After five innings, Whitko’s Lady Wildcats held a 4-1 lead over West Noble’s Lady Chargers.

But in the sixth inning, the Whitko bats started connecting and the flood gates opened on the way to an 11-1 win for the Lady ’Cats to end the game early. Back-to-back singles by Hanna Yohe and Emily Hughes scored Syndney Lancaster and Riley Insley, respectively.

EAGLES DOWN: ’Busco falls to Manchester 12-3

April 16, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle softball team is still in search of its first win of the season following a 12-3 home loss to an aggressive Manchester team Wednesday.

The Eagles jumped in front in the bottom of the first inning when Jazlyn Needler scored on a single by Alisha Farner. Needler had reached safely on a Manchester error.

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.


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