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Wildcats beat Manchester at Parkview Field, 13-9

May 8, 2014

Not many baseball players get the opportunity to play ball on a professional field.

However, Parkview Field has opened its doors to several high school teams this season, including Whitko.

The Wildcats took on Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester at Parkview Field Wednesday night, coming away with a 13-9 win.

“It was a fun experience,” said Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner. “The guys have been looking forward to this since we got the news that we were going to be able to play there.”

Lady Eagles 10-run Leo in 5 innings, 15-4

May 8, 2014

The Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team unleashed an offensive barrage on Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, pounding out 18 hits on their way to a resounding five–inning 15-4 win in the Wednesday evening contest at Morsches Park.

The visiting Lady Bulldogs got a base runner in the first inning on a dropped third strike, but then the Lady Eagles set the next three New Haven batters down in order.

Col. City wins county golf match

May 8, 2014

Whitley County’s Eagle golf teams battled it out at Eel River Golf Course Wednesday night in the competitive county golf match.

While Whitko posted a competitive score of 179, Churubusco and Columbia City had standout performances, with the match coming down to four strokes.

Columbia City had its best score of the season, a 148, to edge Churubusco, which finished with 152 strokes.

Both teams finished the match with several players scoring less than 40.

Athlete of the Week

May 7, 2014

Columbia City softball player Allie Vodde had a great performance against Northrop Friday, hitting a grand-slam home run. Vodde is batting .553 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs. “We are having a rough season but her attitude and performance are stellar,” said Head Coach Steve Cox. “She is an exceptional softball player.”

Honorable Mentions:

Whitko baseball team — The Wildcats won three games in three days, including a 10-run blow out over Southern Wells Saturday.

Col. City baseball earns first NHC win

May 7, 2014

Columbia City’s baseball team beat the DeKalb Barons, 11-1, Tuesday evening at home to pick up its first Northeast Hoosier Conference victory.

The Eagles got on the board early, thanks to leadoff hitter Travis Herbst’s double to start the game.

He later scored on a passed-ball which gave the Eagles the lead, 1-0.
Herbst added a single and a walk later in the game, raising his average to .356 in the leadoff spot.

Lady Eagles tennis downs DeKalb

May 7, 2014

Columbia City’s girls tennis team picked up a strong Northeast Hoosier Conference win Tuesday night, topping DeKalb 4-1.

The Lady Eagles picked up wins in nearly every match, only falling to DeKalb’s strong No. 1 singles player, Kelsey Helmkamp.

Columbia City’s Rachel Flauding fell 6-0, 6-2 to Helmkamp.
Aubrey Wright played a long contest in No. 2 singles.

’Busco JV tops Whitko

May 6, 2014

Churubusco’s junior varsity softball team beat county-rival Whitko in an exciting game Friday night.

The Lady Eagles took an 8-7 victory on their home field.
Whitko’s Tressa Keim hit a bases-clearing triple to give the Lady Wildcats the lead, but Churubusco wsan’t ready to give up yet.

The Lady Eagles battled back to earn the win. Whitko’s Avery Snavely pitched five innings for the Lady Wildcats, and Tori Silveus came in for the final two frames as Snavely’s relief.

Churubusco’s statistics were not available at presstime.

Eagle golf suffers losses

May 6, 2014

Saturday’s Wawasee Invitational, Columbia City’s boys golf team suffered a two-stroke loss to Carroll Monday night, 153-155.

The Eagles placed sixth in the Wawasee Invite behind Northwood, Culver Military, Northridge, Wawasee, Homestead and Plymouth, with a score of 343 on 18 holes.

The Eagles were led by Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek who both finished the day with 81 strokes.

Cameron Slavich scored an 88, followed by Trent Murphy with a 93 and Matt Benedict with a 98.

Churubusco softball falls to Garrett

May 6, 2014

The Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team was defeated by Garrett Monday, 14-7.

After Garrett in the top of the first inning, ’Busco held the Lady Railroaders until the third inning.

Garrett hit a home run in the top of the third, scoring two runs, but the bottom of the third proved to be rewarding for the Eagles.

Taylor Ewing had a base hit, then Elaine Horn bunted and reached base safely, allowing Ewing to advance to second base.

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