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SEASON OPENER: Whitko splits Marion in weekend double-header

April 7, 2015

MARION — The Whitko Wildcats opened their 2015 baseball season Saturday, traveling to Marion High School for a double-header with the host Giants. The Wildcats earned a split, falling in game one 6-5, after the Giants came from behind in the bottom of the seventh.

The Wildcats came back to take the second game 8-3 to earn the split.

In game one, the Giants jumped out on top, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first on a two-run home run by Javon Yeakle. The Giants got another run across in the bottom of the second on a fielding error by the Whitko shortstop.

BASEBALL: Wildcats struggle; lose in 5 innings

April 7, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — The 10-run rule was enforced in Monday night’s varsity baseball match-up between Whitko and New Haven.

The Wildcats kept it close through two innings before problems on the mound and some cut-off man overthrows helped the Bulldogs end the game early with a score of 14-1.

Alex Bechtold was the only Wildcat to cross the plate for a score off of a Landen Goff RBI. Whitko recorded only three hits during the 5-inning game.

EAGLES: Col. City boys drop season opener

April 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The temperatures were nearly perfect, even if the score wasn’t, as the Columbia City boys’ track team opened its outdoor season with an 86-46 loss to the visiting Huntington North Vikings Monday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.

The Eagle boys picked up wins in five of fifteen events, but were swept in the 3,200-meter run, the 800-meter run and were shut out in the relays for a big part of the scoring differential.

CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Final Four re-capped; tonight's crown predicted

April 6, 2015

Final Four Recap and Championship Preview

7 Michigan State (27-12) 61
1 Duke (34-4) 81
Michigan State came out hot as they hit 5 of their first 7 shots while building a 14-6 lead in the first 4 minutes. After a time out, Duke came out with laser focus on defense. Michigan State could not find open quality shots and turned the ball over at an alarming rate. After the hot start, Michigan State finished the first half shooting 29.7% (8-27). The strong defensive play ignited Duke’s offense as they closed the half on a 30-11 run.

County track meet is Thursday

April 6, 2015

The Whitley County track meet is this week in Churubusco. Whitko and Columbia City will travel to Churubusco High School for the county meet on Thursday. The meet begins at 5 p.m. Pictured, Churubusco graduate Connor Hogeston paces the mile run in a previous county meet at Whitko High School.

JUMPING BACK IN

April 3, 2015

With the end of Spring Break for Whitley County high schools, athletics will begin in force next week. Churubusco’s Adrian Springer is shown competing in the long jump. Churubusco’s track team will return to action on Tuesday when they host Heritage High school at 5 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL: Eagle boys go 1-3 at Zionsville

April 2, 2015

ZIONSVILLE — The Columbia City Eagles’ boys’ volleyball team traveled to Zionsville High School for their second tournament of the season, emerging with a 1-3 record on the day.

The young squad of Eagles opened pool play against Noblesville in a repeat of last week’s match at Bishop Chatard. The Eagles tied game one at 3-3 with a service ace by Daniel Boren.

CLASS CHANGE: Whitko to be 2A for next two years

April 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced the new classifications for IHSAA member schools in several sports for the next two school years. Locally, the Whitko Wildcats will be the only school affected by reclassification, as the Wildcats will move from Class 3A to Class 2A

ALL-STAR CLASSIC: Maggard to play

April 1, 2015

MARION — Whitley County resident and Canterbury High School basketball standout Darby Maggard has been named to the North girls’ team for the Indiana All-Star Classic to be played at Indiana Wesleyan on April 19.

Maggard, a 5-foot-5 guard, has signed to play next year at Bellmont in Nashville, Tenn., averaged 28.6 points per game and led Canterbury to the Class 2A state championship game as a senior. Canterbury won Class A state titles her freshman and sophomore seasons and was also runner-up in 2A when Maggard was a junior.

BAND OF BROTHERS: All-American Lefever brothers have Whitley County roots

April 1, 2015

HERSHEY, Pa. — The Lefever brothers, senior twins Connor and Reece, and younger brother Riley, made NCAA history when all three advanced to the finals of their weight classes at the NCAA Division III national wrestling championships.

This marks the first time in NCAA history that three brothers have been named All-Americans in the same year, and the first time that three brothers have advanced to weight class finals in the same year.

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