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Wednesday local sports briefs — ’Busco golf, Whitko Softball, ’Busco M.S. track

April 12, 2012

’Busco golf undefeated after three matches

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco golf team improved to 3-0 with a 160-172 win over Leo at Eel River Golf Course Wednesday night.

The Eagles were led by Ryan Mayer and Beau Barkley who shot 38 and 39 respectively. Parker Conrad scored a 41 and Brad Martin also had a solid round, carding a 42.

“This was just a tremendous team effort”, said Coach Todd Fry. “Every coach wants this type of consistency from his team and tonight we had it.”

Finishing scoring for the host Eagles was Brandon Norris with a 44 and Landon Pearson with a 49.

CHURUBUSCO — NECC day at Parkview Field

April 12, 2012

Churubusco, along with the rest of the Northeast Corner Conference, had the opportunity to play at Parkview Field.

The Eagles lost to Fairfield, 15-5.

Above, Sam Siddons gets caught in a run-down between first and second base.

Lady Eagles softball defeats Garrett, 9-2

April 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — It may not have been perfect, like its season-opening perfect-game win over Marion, but the Columbia City Lady Eagle Softball team used a potent offense and solid pitching to post a 9-2 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders.

’Cats fall in 12-frame battle to Norwell

April 12, 2012

OSSIAN —Whitko’s baseball team lost in 12 innings to Norwell (7-1) Wednesday night in Ossian.

After taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, the Knights worked their way back in the ballgame to tie the score at four in the seventh inning.

The Wildcats went scoreless for six frames, and Norwell finally scored a run at the bottom of the 12th to end the game, 5-4.

Wyatt Wolf was the first to cross home plate Wednesday, scoring off a double by Colin Nicodemus. Nicodemus was close behind, getting the Wildcats’ second run from a single by Ryan Weigold.

Undefeated Eagles down North Side

April 11, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s baseball team improved to 3-0 Tuesday, beating North Side in Fort Wayne, 5-0.

Eagle Connor Slavich pitched an 11-strike-out shut-out, with no walks and four hits on seven innings.

Columbia City scored two runs in the first inning, two in the last inning and one in the second, leaving the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings run-less.

The Eagles finished the game with no errors, while North Side had two.

Landon Rehrer led the team in batting, going .666 from behind the plate. Though Rehrer didn’t score, he helped the team with an RBI.

Col. City tennis tops Norwell; ’Busco falls to Northrop

April 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagle tennis team started their season 1-0 Tuesday with a 3-2 win over the Norwell Lady Knights.

In No. 1 singles, Columbia City’s Celine Rongos defeated Brittany Barger 6-1, 6-1. Lady Knight and No. 2 singles winner Lyndsey Havener beat Kennedy Slavicek, 6-3, 6-0.

Rounding out the singles action were the No. 3s. Alaina Beckner lost to Norwell’s Rachel Phillips, 6-2, 6-4.

Eagle baseball and softball both fall at Fairfield

April 11, 2012

GOSHEN — Churubusco’s baseball and softball teams must have wondered where the sunshine and warm temperatures of last week went as they were greeted by frigid temperatures and gale force winds, as well as a Northeast Corner Conference foe when they traveled to Fairfield for a contests with the host Falcons.

For both ’Busco squads, errors proved to be costly as the Lady Eagles fell by a 7-0 score and the baseball team fell behind 12-1 after the first inning on the way to an 18-7 loss.

For the Lady Eagles, a set of costly errors put them in a hole in the bottom of the second inning.

’Busco wins county golf match

April 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY —Churubusco won Whitley County’s golf match Tuesday at Eagle Glen, beating Columbia City by seven strokes and Whitko by 52.

’Busco’s Brad Martin was the medalist, shooting a 42 in the front nine of the par 32 course. Danny Zawlocki of Whitko wasn’t far behind, finishing with a 44, the best for the ’Cats and good for second overall.

Four Whitley Countly linksters shot a 45 —two from Columbia City and two from Churubusco.

CANCELLED: Many area games cancelled tonight

April 10, 2012

Several of tonight's events have been cancelled tonight due to weather.

Whitko's home baseball and softball games, Columbia City's game at Wawasee and Col. City's track meet have all been confirmed to be cancelled.

Vodde, Lady Eagles open with perfect game

April 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s softball team opened its season in prime fashion Monday night, hosting Marion in a perfect 10-0 win.

The game was cut short after the Lady Eagles took a 10-0 lead in the fifth inning after a run by junior Alyssa Brandt.

Senior Hannah Schnorr boosted the score in the third inning with a grand slam to take an 8-0 lead.

Columbia City not only put out a strong offensive performance by senior Allie Vodde, who not only pitched a shut-out, but along with her teammates didn’t allow a single Marion runner on base.

Vodde had 10 strikeouts on 16 at bats.

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