WHITLEY COUNTY â€” All three Whitley County girls track teams competed in IHSAA regional competition Tuesday evening.
At the Warsaw regional, Whitkoâ€™s Kaitlyn Reed was the countyâ€™s only automatic qualifier for the June 6 state finals meet. The Whitko sophomore cleared the state qualifying height of 5 feet, 4 inches in the high jump while placing fourth. Reed also competed in the 100-meter dash, but did not qualify for the finals in that event.
LAGRANGE â€” Whitko softball took the first step on the road to an IHSAA sectional softball title Monday afternoon with a 13-2 win over the host Lakeland Lady Lakers in the opening round of Sectional No. 21 play.
Whitko took a first-inning lead thanks in part to a Lakeland error. With one out, Anna Ousley singled and went all the way to third when the Lakeland right fielder misplayed the ball. Ousley scored when Whitney Marsh reached on a second Lady Laker error, giving the Wildcats a 1-0 lead after one-half inning of play.
BRUSHY PRAIRIE â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team traveled to Prairie Heights on Saturday for a non-conference doubleheader. Whitko took both halves, winning game one 12-5 and taking the second contest 14-7.
â€śThese are two great wins,â€ť said Wildcat Head Coach Erik Hisner. â€śWe challenged our players after a tough loss at Tippecanoe Valley and they responded with lots of intensity and focus. I canâ€™t say enough about my guys today. They showed a lot of resiliency.â€ť
KENDALLVILLE â€” The last name on the Northeast Hoosier Conference golf championship trophy will belong to Columbia Cityâ€™s Eagles.
Columbia City claimed a three-shot victory over Homestead to win the conference tournament at Cobblestone Golf course on Saturday which, combined with their tie for first place in the regular season standings, gave the Eagles the overall NHC title.
WARSAW â€” Whitkoâ€™s Lady Wildcats took to the tennis courts at Warsaw High School for the finals of the IHSAA sectional. Whitkoâ€™s season came to an end as they fell 5-0 to the host Lady Tigers.
â€śWe won some games,â€ť said Whitko Head Coach Chris McGehee. â€śOur goal was to make the finals. Thatâ€™s the same goal we had for the boysâ€™ team. We had three girls that never played tennis before this year. The progress that we made this year in just making it to the finals was great. I am proud of the way they competed.â€ť
WARSAW â€” A sweep of the singles matches gave Whitkoâ€™s Lady Wildcats a 3-2 win over Tippecanoe Valley in the semi-finals of the Warsaw tennis sectional Thursday evening.
After dropping both doubles matches, the Lady Wildcats came back to take all three singles matches in straight sets to advance to todayâ€™s sectional finals against host Warsaw, a 5-0 winner over Wawasee in the other semi-final.