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Thursday's High School and Middle School briefs

April 20, 2012

Col. City softball beats Bishop Luers
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s softball team pummelled Bishop Luers Thursday, 17-3.
The Lady Eagles improved their record to 4-3 after scoring 17 runs in the last two innings to beat the Lady Knights with the 10-run-rule.
Luers scored two runs in the first inning while Columbia City stayed scoreless until the third, when the Lady Eagles racked up eight runs. They carried the momentum through the fourth, scoring nine to end the game early.
Allie Vodde had a singe, double and triple for four RBIs.

Col. City girls track defeats Huntington

April 20, 2012

HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s girls track team defeated Huntington North Thursday, 73-59.

Lady Eagle Head Coach Bob Fahl is happy with the team’s performance in the last week.

“This has been the third quality meet in six days for the girls,” Fahl said. “Each meet has gotten better. There were many personal bests and season bests. “To be able to beat Huntington by 14 points says so much for the efforts and fortitude these girls are showing right now.”

Columbia City golf records best score of the season, 172

April 20, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Though Columbia City’s golf team faced its fourth loss of the season, the Eagles recorded their best overall score of the season Thursday night at Eagle Glen against Canterbury.

Columbia City lost 160-172 to the Cavaliers, but the score of 172 was encouraging, according to Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson.

The season-best score came amidst three Eagle linksters shooting over eight strokes on the ninth hole.

Col. City baseball drops second straight

April 19, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Col-umbia City’s baseball team lost its second game in a row Wednesday night in a shortened game at Northrop High School.

The game ended after the fifth inning due to the 10-run-rule, with the scoreboard showing the Northrop Bruins ahead 16-2.

The loss gives the Eagles a 5-2 record on the season.

The Eagles had four hits, three walks and three strikeouts in 20 plate appearances after five frames, and were unable to knock Bruins pitcher Tyler Huth out of the game.

Local briefs: High School and Middle School results

April 19, 2012

Whitko loses to C. Noble
SOUTH WHITLEY —Whitko’s softball team traveled to Central Noble Wednesday night and lost, 4-2.
Though the Lady Cougars recorded the win, they went five scoreless innings.
After the first four batters of the game scored, Whitko held Central Noble to no runs for the rest of the game.
The Lady Wildcats attempted a sixth-inning rally, scoring two runs in the final frame.

Indian Springs golf beats ’Cats
On Tuesday, the Indian Springs and Whitko Middle School golf teams competed at Eagle Glen.
ISMS won by a score of 218-336.

Whitko tennis grabs first win of the year

April 19, 2012

ROCHESTER — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season Wednesday night at Rochester.
The Lady Wildcats won by a close 3-2 margin.

No. 3 singles player Laura Hippensteel is undefeated after three matches. Hippensteel defeated her Rochester opponent 6-4,6-3.

Abby Marshall won in a three-game match over Lady Zebra Makayla Stockberger in No. 1 singles. She won the first game 6-3, lost the second 6-3 and won the third 6-1.

In No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell also won in three games. Tackwell won the first 6-4, lost the second game 6-2 and won the third game 6-4.

Wildcats score 7 in the second; beat Peru 8-2

April 19, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball team scored seven runs in the second inning en route to an 8-2 win over Peru Wednesday evening in South Whitley.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a passed ball by the catcher. The Wildcats’ bats caught fire in the second.

Whitko’s Ryan Weigold and Austin Mort got on base first. Teammate Alex Stoddard grabbed two RBIs with a double, getting the Wildcats on the board and taking the lead.

Col. City downs ’Busco, 11-3

April 17, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Columbia City’s baseball team continued its winning ways Monday night against county-rival Churubusco, defeating the Eagles 11-3.

Columbia City tallied 12 hits, including a home run by Connor Slavich, triples by Slavich and Derek Lamle and a double by Jordan Bickle.

Columbia City got a 2-0 lead in the first inning and built it to a 6-0 advantage by the top of the third. ’Busco got its first run in the fifth inning, but Columbia City retaliated with five more runs to make the score 11-1 going into the bottom of the fifth.

Whitko, Col. City compete at Northrop golf invitational

April 16, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City and Whitko competed at the Northrop golf invitational Saturday, against strong Huntington North and East Noble teams.

Out of six teams, the Eagles placed fourth and Whitko came in sixth. Huntington North and East Noble pulled away from the pack with sub 330 scores.

Northrop had a 142, six strokes under Columbia City (348). Wawasee was close behind shooting a 350, and Whitko rounded off the match with a 377.

Huntington North also had the medalist, Jordan Sweet, who shot a 75 on the 18-hole par 71 Colonial Oaks course.

Col. City softball falls to Warsaw

April 16, 2012

WARSAW — The Columbia City Lady Eagles softball team traveled to Warsaw Saturday and came up short in the rain, losing 12-2.

In the bottom of the third, things began to get ugly for the Lady Eagles.
VanHouten walked the first runner. The second bunted for an out but advanced the runner to second.

She struck out the next batter. She then threw an errant pitch which advanced the runner from second to third base.

A second straight offline pitch got the runner home to give Warsaw a 1-0 lead.

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