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’Busco softball tops Heritage

May 9, 2014

The Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team defeated Heritage Thursday night with an impressive score of 18-7.

The first inning proved to be a good start, as the Lady Eagles’ three outs were back to back ground outs, keeping the Lady Marines from scoring.
In the bottom of the first, Hannah Richards started the game out with a triple.

The next batter, Lacey Pulley, hit a double to score Richards.
A Heritage error allowed two more runs to be scored.

Then, Courtney Winget hit to center field, scoring one more run to end the first inning 4-0.

Eagles post best score in 8 years

May 9, 2014

Columbia City’s boys golf team is continuing to pick up speed on the season after beating undefeated Leo Thursday night and posting the best score in Head Coach Andrew Thompson’s career.

The Eagles scored a 147 at Cedar Creek Golf Course, one stroke better than Wednesday night’s 148 against Churubusco and Whitko.

“That was a big win,” Thompson said. “It’s been a good week.”
The Eagles are 3-1 on the week, winning the county match Wednesday night and falling in a close match to Carroll.

Col. City tennis falls to Leo in close match

May 8, 2014

Columbia City’s girls tennis team fell to Leo Wednesday night, 3-2.
The Lady Eagles’ lone winners of the night were the two doubles teams.
No. 1 doubles, Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen defeated their opponents by a score of 6-1, 6-1.

In No. 2 doubles, Bayley Smith and Cassie Bosselman tied their Leo opponents after winning 6-2 then falling 6-2, but went into the tie breaker with clear heads and conquered the last set 7-5.

The singles players struggled with their positions against Leo.
No. 1 singles player Rachel Flauding fell to her opponent with a score of 6-0, 6-2.

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.

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