WABASH â€” Whitko boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Wabash and game away with victories, 99-33 and 65-57, respectively.
The boys team had several tracksters win multiple events, helping the Wildcats triple the Apacheâ€™s point total.
Trapper Mize won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:55 and the 3200 at 10:54. Whitkoâ€™s Jordan Sims also won two events, the 110-meter (16.9 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (42.1). Finishing first in the 100-meter dash was Connor Stouder. Stouderâ€™s time was 11.5 seconds.
His time of 23.8 was also good enough for first in the 200 dash.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Facing an 8-7 deficit going into the final inning, Whitko scored three runs to win 10-8 at Churubusco Wednesday.
One of the three 7th-innintg runs was scored by Wes Gensch, who led the game with 1.000 hitting, two runs and three RBIs. On the defensive end, Gensch got the save, closing out the game with no hits in the final inning.
Whitko took a 2-1 lead in the first frame. Ethan Nicodemus scored the first run off an RBI by Gensch, then Gensch was batted in by Austin Mort. Churubuscoâ€™s Alan Meeks scored off a Whitko error, 1-of-5 the Wildcats had on the night.
MONROEVILLE â€” The Churubusco boys and girls track and field teams left Heritage High School 2-0 for the day, with the boys winning by 37 points and the girls taking the meet by 27.
For the boys, Alex Zolman finished in first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.5 seconds. Zolman also placed first in the 400-meter (53.9) and the long jump with a distance of 19 feet-10.5 inches.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A sixth-inning rally gave Churubuscoâ€™s softball team its second victory of the season Tuesday against Whitko.
After trailing 4-0 in the first inning and the score tied at four going into the sixth, the Lady Eagles got three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead, winning 7-4.
Center-fielder Kasey Gibson led Churubusco with a .750 batting average, connecting with 3-of-4 at-bats. She scored three runs and had an RBI.
Mariah Herendeen pitched for the Lady Eagles, with five strike outs and five hits.
NEW HAVEN â€” Sometimes things start well and it sets a tone for the entire contest, but other times things just sort of fall apart. The Whitko Wildcats opened the 2012 baseball season with a trip to New Haven for a contest with the host Bulldogs. For the first two innings things went well with the Wildcats jumping out to a 2-0 lead, but in the third inning the Wildcats lost the lead and their starting pitcher. The Bulldogs registered a six-run outburst to send the Wildcats down to an 8-2 defeat.
Whitkoâ€™s Logan Irwin was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association's Senior All-State team. Pictured above is Irwin as a young hoopster. Also receiving IBCA honors was Drew Benedict and Derek Hinen of Columbia City, who were named to the Underclass All-State team and Tyler Arrowsmith, Honorable Mention Senior All-State.
The Columbia City girls track team competed at South Side Thursday night for a three-way meet with Concordia. The Lady Cadets won by 10 points over Columbia City with 71.5 and 61.5 points, respectively. Both teams beat South Side, which only had 28 points. Above, Kaitlyn Miller takes her turn at the long jump.