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Eagles open NHC play; Columbia City loses to Bellmont in first conference match-up

April 25, 2012

DECATUR— Columbia City’s baseball team opened its conference schedule last night with a loss at Bellmont High School by a score of 8-5.

Columbia City scored five runs on nine hits with one error, and Bellmont scored eight runs with 13 hits and one error.

Eagle designated hitter Austin McCormick and third baseman Jordan Bickle hit one double each, while first baseman Connor Reed clobbered a home run, his first of the season.

Col. City falls to undefeated Bellmont

April 25, 2012

DECATUR — Columbia City’s golf team traveled to Decatur to face Northeast Hoosier Conference foe and undefeated Bellmont team (4-0, 3-0 in NHC).

The Braves routed the Eagles 167-180 on a windy Tuesday at Cross Creek.

Bellmont had three scores less than Columbia City’s best (44). Max Dryer and Drew Burnsworth led the Eagles, each shooting a 44.

Chase Ellsworth of Bellmont was the medalist with a 37. The Braves also posted a 41,42, 47 and 48.

Dustin Parrett and Trent Murphy each got a 46. Derek Philbee rounded off Columbia City’s scoring with a 47.

Lady Eagle track downs NHC foes

April 25, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle track team claimed first place in 10-of-16 events Tuesday night to down Northeast Hoosier Conference foes East Noble and New Haven at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.

Columbia City racked up 75 points, outrunning East Noble, who came in second with 62 points and New Haven, who finished with 30.

The Eagles had several multiple-event winners on the blustery evening.

Col. City tennis downs Whitko

April 23, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s and Columbia City’s tennis teams not only faced each other Monday night in South Whitley, but battled gusty wind.

Columbia City beat the Lady ’Cats 5-0.

In No. 1 singles, Celene Rongos beat Whitko’s Abby Marshall 6-1, 6-0. Columbia City’s Kennedy Slavicek defeated Aressa Tackwell 6-2, 6-3 in No. 2 singles. Whitko’s Laura Hippensteel lost to Alaina Beckner 6-4, 6-0 in No. 3 singles.

Churubusco golf wins three-way

April 23, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco golf team won a home match Friday night against Lakewood Park and Manchester by shooting a season low 157 at Eel River Friday night. Manchester finished second with a 169 followed by Lakewood Park’s 172.

Ryan Mayer took medalist honors, carding a 38 followed by Parker Conrad’s 39, Beau Barkley and Brad Martin with 40s. Brandon Norris and Jordan Andrews also had solid rounds of 42 and 45, respectively.

The double-win makes the Eagles 5-4 on the year.

On Saturday the ’Busco golf team participated in the Lakeland Invite held at Herron Creek in Lagrange.

Col. City golf makes top 10 at Concordia Invitational

April 23, 2012

FORT WAYNE — In a pool of 17 teams, Columbia City’s boys golf team placed seventh at the Concordia Invitational at Foster Park Saturday.

Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont won the match with a 315, not far ahead of fellow NHC DeKalb (317).

Heritage (321), Concordia (328) and Bishop Luers (328) split another pair of NHC teams.

East Noble edged out Columbia City by seven points (329-336).

Also making a presence from the NHC was New Haven, which placed 14th.

Whitko wins one, loses one at invite

April 23, 2012

SYRACUSE — Whitko’s baseball team participated in Wawasee’s invitational Saturday in Syracuse.

The Wildcats lost their first game to Heritage, 11-9, but won the second game over Churubusco 13-9.

In the first game, Heritage took a 6-0 lead in the first three innings before Whitko’s bats got warmed up in the bottom of the third.

The Wildcats scored four runs in the frame, with Riley Cokl crossing home plate first, courtesy of an RBI single by Ryan Weigold.

Weigold and teammate Colin Nicodemus were batted in off a double by Austin Mort to score the second and third runs.

Col. City sweeps West Noble

April 23, 2012

LIGONIER — Columbia City’s baseball team came away with the sweep over West Noble High School in a double-header on Saturday in Ligonier. The Eagles won the first game 13-2, then took the second 10-8.

Columbia City’s record is now 7-2.

In the early game, the Eagles scored 13 runs on 15 hits with one error, and the Chargers had two runs on two hits with two errors.

Pitcher Connor Slavich and third baseman Jordan Bickle hit two doubles apiece, while right fielder Landon Rehrer hit a double of his own.

’Busco wins Turtletown Invitational

April 23, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — It was the girls’ turn on the Churubusco High School track Saturday.

Much like their male counterparts did the weekend prior, the ‘Busco Lady Eagles shined in front of their home crowd.

Using a strong performance in the field events, Churubusco dominated the black division of the Turtletown Invitational Saturday, winning by 49.5 points over second-place rival Whitko.

Churubusco holds on to beat Columbia City, 8-6

April 20, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Columbia City’s softball team traveled to Churubusco Friday for a competition between Lady Eagles.

Despite consecutive home runs by Columbia City to give the visitors a 5-3 lead, Churubusco battled back to win 8-6.

Though temperatures reached 70 degrees during the day Friday, the Lady Eagles fought off rain, wind and sub 50 temperatures.

Columbia City had a 1-0 lead at the top of the first inning, but Churubusco answered with two runs to take a 2-1 advantage.

’Busco scored another run in the second, but Columbia City displayed a threatening third frame.

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