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Whitko softball defeats Heritage

May 14, 2012

MONROEVILLE — Whitko’s softball team traveled to Heritage Saturday and edged out the Lady Patriots.

After six scoreless innings, the Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the seventh frame to win 2-0 over Heritage.

Chloe Nestle and Aly Nicodemus grabbed the Lady ’Cat’s lone runs. Though Nestle and Nicodemus were the only two to reach home plate, Whitko recorded seven hits from five different players.

Audra Day went 2-for-4 from the plate, including a double. Nestle also had two hits in three at-bats to go with her run.

Col. City splits double-header

May 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — For the Columbia City Eagle baseball team, Saturday was a tale of two games as they split a home double-header with the Garrett Railroaders, dropping game one by a 7-5 score before coming back to take game two by an 8-1 count.

In game one, the first three innings went scoreless for both squads, as the visiting Railroaders were only able to get one hit off Columbia City pitcher Austin Clark.

The Eagles were not able to do much better of Garrett’s pitching, coming up with only two hits in the first three frames.

Lady Eagles win three over the weekend

May 14, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY —Columbia City’s softball team won three games over the weekend, defeating North Side in both games of a double header Saturday and Central Noble Friday night.

The Lady Eagles pummeled the Lady Redskins, winning with lopsided, 15-0 and 10-0 scores.

In Saturday’s first game, Columbia City scored 14 runs in the first inning, and held North Side to one hit and no runs.

Kaylee Parks led the Lady Eagles offensively, with 3-for-4 batting, including a home run, a double and three runs. Megan Giffin was 2-for-4 with two runs.

Conference Champs: ISMS girls win NHMLC; boys take fourth place

May 14, 2012

NEW HAVEN — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys and girls track teams competed in the 2012 Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference meet held at New Haven High School last Saturday.

The conference included teams from Dekalb, Bellmont, Summit, East Noble, Woodside, New Haven, Carroll, Norwell, Maple Creek and Indian Springs.

The girls team brought home the NHMLC Conference Championship for the second year in a row. The boys team also made an impressive standing by placing fourth overall.

See Monday's issue of the Post & Mail for all the results from the conference meet.

Columbia City golf takes 10th at invite; Churubusco takes 12th, Ryan Mayer fires a 76

May 14, 2012

LEO — Coming off its best score of the season, Columbia City’s golf team placed 10th in the 18-hole Leo Invitational, held at Cedar Creek Saturday afternoon.

Bishop Dwenger won the match, shooting 41 strokes less than Columbia City’s 348. The Eagle’s score tied with Leo’s second team and county-rival Churubusco, which placed 12th.

Three Northeast Hoosier Conference foes were also in the match. Carroll placed second, four strokes behind Dwenger with a 311.

Bellmont came in fifth with a 324, and New Haven took last with a 396.

Whitko baseball downs Col. City

May 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Despite an impressive 10-run inning by Columbia City, Whitko held on for a 16-13 win over the Eagles on their own field Friday night in Columbia City.

Whitko jumped out to a 13-3 lead at the top of the fourth inning. Fearing the possibility of being beat by the 10-run-rule, Columbia City retaliated with a 10-run fourth frame to tie the score at 13.

But that was the end, as the Eagles didn’t score another run for the final three innings, while Whitko tacked on three more in the high-scoring game.

’Busco boys, girls track compete in NECC meet

May 11, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams hosted the Northeast Corner Conference meet Friday night.

The boys team placed third out of 10 teams, and the girls came in fourth.
Fairfield was the boys NECC title winner, while Westview received the honors for the girls.

Churubusco continued to control the throwing events, with Heather Monk taking first-team all-conference in both the shot put and discus. Monk’s sister, Katie, got second in the discus and third in the shot put.

Austin McClure dominated the boys throws, winning the discus and taking second in the shot put.

Col. City golf posts best score of season

May 11, 2012

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City’s boys golf team posted its best score of the season Thursday night at Whispering Creek.

The Eagles won with a 156 over the Bulldogs, who shot a 177.

Columbia City’s previous low was 166, 10 strokes higher than the Eagle’s score on Thursday.

Eagle Drew Burnsworth shot his best score of the season, 35, earning medalist honors.

“It was good to see Burnsworth break out and finish a round well,” Thompson said. “It was huge.”

Derek Philbee fired a 39, his first score under 40 this season.
“He’s been playing well for us,” Thompson said.

Lady ’Cats win: Softball wins on senior night

May 10, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s softball team won 8-2 over Manchester on senior night Wednesday.

The Lady Wildcats faced a 2-1 deficit after the first inning, but retaliated in the third frame, scoring six runs to take a 7-2 lead.

Hannah Himes scored her second run of the night in the fourth frame for the last run of the night.

Pitcher Karissa Olinske also had two runs.

Whitko’s seniors are Taylor Lott, Karissa Olinske, Audra Day, Lynsi Hicks and Cassie Jones.

The Lady Wildcats are back in action Saturday at Heritage.

Churubusco track preps for NECC finals

May 10, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams are preparing for the Northeast Corner Conference finals meet Friday in Lakeland.

The Eagles hosted the preliminary meet Tuesday night in Churubusco.

The Monk sisters, Heather and Katie, are leading the shot put with first- and third-place rankings, respectively.

In the boys discus, Austin McClure is seeded first with a substantial 14-foot lead over his closest opponent.

Alex Zolman sits in second in the long jump with a leap of 20-feet 3.5-inches.

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