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Eagles compete at East Noble

May 6, 2014

The 2014 version of the John Reed Relays opened on a chilly, windy, overcast day filled with doubts for the Columbia City boys and girls track teams. With late injuries and SAT tests thinning their ranks, the Eagles were forced to juggle line-ups for the relays Saturday.

Both teams met with varying degrees of success, as the girls took fourth out of 11 teams, while the boys placed seventh. Host East Noble won the girls’ event, while Lakeland claimed the boys’ title.

’Busco grabs first victory

May 2, 2014

Churubusco’s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season Thursday at Northrop, 4-1.

“We are very excited,” said Churubusco Head Coach Natalie Pugh.
The Lady Eagles worked hard in the win, with three matches going to three sets.

In No. 1 singles, Audrey Giercher won the first set 7-5, then fell in the second set 6-0. She came back to win a long third set, 7-6 (7-5).
The No. 2 doubles team of Maggie Kitt and Nikki Esslinger won in a similar match.

Columbia City baseball loses on the road

May 2, 2014

Columbia City’s baseball team fell to Homestead, 10-1, Thursday.
The Eagles got on the board first against the Spartans in the top of the first inning.

Leadoff hitter Travis Herbst led the game off with a single.
After two passed balls, Keaton Reed drove in Herbst with a sacrifice fly to right field.

The Eagles had a chance for a big inning after Ryan Kerschner walked and Zac Steinke got on-board with a single.

However, they failed to push another run across in the inning after a fly-out and a strikeout.

Whitko baseball loses to Wawasee

May 2, 2014

Whitko’s baseball team suffered its second loss of the week Thursday night at Wawasee.

After falling in a one-run loss to Southwood Wednesday night, the Wildcats dropped a 14-3 contest Thursday in Syracuse.

Whitko took the lead early on in the game, scoring a run in the bottom of the second inning to make the score 1-0.

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Col. City tennis falls in close match

May 2, 2014

Columbia City’s Lady Eagle tennis team was defeated by conference rival Homestead by a score of 3-2 Thursday night in less than desirable weather conditions.

However, the wind didn’t stop the No. 1 doubles team of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen from overcoming Homestead 6-1, 6-1.

The No. 2 doubles team, Cassie Bosselman and Bayley Smith, played a tough three-set match, coming out with a win of 7-5, 4-6, 7-5.

Hard-fought matches were played by the singles teammates.

Serve’s up

May 2, 2014

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Whitko softball blanks Southwood, 12-0

May 2, 2014

Whitko’s softball team picked up a lopsided, 12-0, win over Three Rivers Conference foe Southwood Wednesday night.

Two big offensive innings propelled the Lady Wildcats to the victory.
Whitko scored seven runs in the second frame and five more in the sixth.

The offensive attack was led by Haley Yohe and Amanda Shepherd, who each tallied three hits. Hanna Yohe pitched a six-inning complete shutout, striking out six and walking one.

The Lady Wildcats are back in action Saturday at the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational.

COMPETITIVE 3-WAY: Eagles linksters edge Warsaw by one stroke

May 2, 2014

For the last several years, Warsaw has been one of Columbia City golf’s top competitors, as the Eagles have built a rivalry with the Tigers.

“Warsaw has been the measuring stick in the area and in our sectional and regional,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “Anytime we get a chance to beat the Tigers and we’re successful, that makes the guys feel good.”

The Eagles beat Warsaw for the second time this season in a three-way match at Stonehenge Thursday night.

Warsaw hosted Columbia City and Huntington North, and the Eagles snuck away with a one-stroke victory at 157.

Lady ’Cats track grabs win

May 1, 2014

Whitko’s girls track team picked up a win in a four-way meet Tuesday night.

Though the weather was against them, the Lady Wildcats picked up several first-place finishes in the win.

“It was a very blustery night for a track meet but we came out on top,” said Whitko Head Coach Gary Sims.

Kaitlyn Reed placed first in the 100-meter dash, followed by teammate Abby Overmeyer in second. The 400-meter relay team of Abby Overmeyer, Elaine Warner, Reghan Craig and Lauren Riemersma also picked up a win.

Whitko golf suffers narrow loss

May 1, 2014

Whitko’s golf team traveled to Rochester Wednesday night to take on two Three Rivers Conference opponents, North Miami and Rochester.

The Wildcats split the match, beating North Miami and falling by three strokes to Rochester.

North Miami did not post a complete score. The Wildcats were led by Danny Zawlocki who scored a 41.

Cole Bechtold was one stroke behind his teammate with a 42, and Will Peters finished in 43 strokes.

 

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