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East Noble upsets Lady Eagles

May 22, 2012

HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s softball season was cut short Monday night at Carroll.

The Lady Eagles faced Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble (17-10) in the first round of sectionals and lost, 6-2.

After winning the NHC with an undefeated 7-0 record and coming of last season’s strong tournament play — a trip to semi-state — fans, parents, players and coaches were disappointed in the early loss.

The Lady Knights scored six runs before Columbia City got on the board.
Whether it be bad luck or strong play by the Lady Knights, the end result was the same.

Barkley, Mayer make 1st-team All-NECC

May 21, 2012

KENDALLVILLE — Churubusco’s boys golf team placed an impressive fourth out of 11 teams in the Northeast Corner Conference Golf Tournament Saturday at Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville.

The Eagles’ score of 333 was just behind third-place Lakeland, second-place Angola and NECC Champion Fairfield, which shot a course blistering 304.

’Busco freshman Beau Barkley waited until conference to shoot his best round of the season, firing an impressive three over par (74). The highlight of the day was Barkley’s second shot on hole No.3.

Undefeated Eagles win conference

May 18, 2012

Indian Springs Middle School’s boys golf team is undefeated after 10 matches. The Eagles won the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference match last week, and defeated Summitt and Woodside (Homestead) on Tuesday by two strokes.

Tyler Green, second from left, shot a one-under par at Raccoon Run in the NLMSC match (34). Spencer Klimek, fourth from left, finished with an even par, 35.

Matt Benedict, third from left, shot a 41. Garrett Roehling, far right, fired a 44 and Nick Decker, far left, had a 49.

Lady Eagles defeated in 11-inning marathon

May 18, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — For six innings, the Columbia City Lady Eagles clung to a 1-0 lead over visiting Huntington North Lady Vikings.

In the top of the seventh frame, the Lady Vikings scored a run to turn what had been a quickly played ball game into an 11-inning siege.

In the top of the 11th, the Lady Vikings pushed across three runs with two outs to send the Lady Eagles down to a 4-1 defeat.

Columbia City starting pitcher Cassie Vodde had a one-hitter going through the first six innings, recording 11 strikeouts and only one base runner for the first six stanzas.

County track advances 21 qualifiers

May 18, 2012

WAYNEDALE — Though neither Whitko nor Columbia City could top Homestead’s impressive 121 points Thursday night at the boys track sectional, Whitley County athletes qualified for regionals in 21 placings.

Churubusco competed at the North Side sectional and came in sixth as a team. Whitko placed second behind the Spartans with 95.5 points. Wayne (90) took third, New Haven (80) came in fourth and Columbia City placed fifth with 59 points.

“In reality, Homestead is the best team,” Whitko Head Coach Ron Cherry said. “They’re the ones we were chasing all night.”

Lady Wildcats pummel Wabash

May 17, 2012

WABASH — Whitko’s softball team won a lopsided 18-0 game over Wabash Wednesday night.

The Lady Wildcats collected 15 hits at Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash. Every Lady ’Cat starter recorded at least one run.

Whitko opened the game with nine runs in the first inning, including two apiece from Karissa Olinske and Audra Day. Olinske scored again in the third to make the score 10-0.

Eight Whitko players scored in the never-ending fourth frame, ending the game at 18-0.

Whitko baseball falls to Wabash, 6-1

May 17, 2012

WABASH — Whitko’s baseball team traveled to Three Rivers Conference foe Wabash on Wednesday night and lost, 6-1.

The Apaches scored the first run of the game in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead.

The score held until the fifth frame, when Whitko’s Colin Nicodemus reached home plate on a single by his cousin, Ethan Nicodemus.

Wabash retaliated with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the 6-1 win.

Eagle baseball edges out Norwell on senior night

May 16, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Fans attending Columbia City baseball’s Senior Night contest against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell got their money’s worth as far as offense was concerned.

The visiting Knights got almost all their runs in a single outburst, but the Eagles fielded a more consistent offense scoring in five-of-seven innings, including two runs in the bottom of the seventh frame to cap an 11-10 come-from-behind win Tuesday night in Columbia City.

The Knights started the game with the lead-off batter drawing a walk and a double drove in a Norwell run.

Sectional Champions: Col. City wins title

May 16, 2012

BLUFFTON — With track, in some cases winning isn’t based on how well a team performs, but how the other teams place to shuffle around competitors scores.

Columbia City’s girls track team and Head Coach Bob Fahl, are thanking the other team’s in Tuesday night’s sectional meet at Bluffton.
“I’ve always said, things have got to go right for your team, and the other teams have to help you,” Fahl said. “Tonight, the other teams helped us.”

Conference champs: Columbia City softball wins Northeast Hoosier conference outright

May 15, 2012

OSSIAN — Columbia City’s softball team’s 6-0 win over Norwell Monday night wasn’t just another win.

It was the Lady Eagle’s seventh win in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, taking the conference title with an undefeated (7-0) NHC record.

“I’m very proud of our girls for winning conference,” Head Coach Steve Cox said.

Not only was the feat special for the team, but it was especially important for Columbia City pitcher Cassie Vodde, who didn’t give up any earned runs in any conference games this season.

“It was another great game by Cassie Vodde,” Cox said.

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