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Fifth inning lifts Col. City over Norwell

May 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls softball team took a 10-run win over a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Monday at Morsches Park.

The Lady Eagles posted a seven-run fifth inning to take the 15-5 win over Norwell.

“We needed a game like that,” Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said. “It was fun.”

The Lady Eagles had an 8-5 advantage going into the bottom of the fifth inning.

Lady Wildcats fall to Heritage

May 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Saturday dawned cold and damp, and the Whitko softball team had trouble warming up against the visiting Heritage Lady Patriots.

After working out of a first inning jam, the Lady Wildcats gave up seven runs in the top of the third inning. Despite a late-game effort the Lady Wildcats fell in a non-conference matchup by an 11-2 score.

With two outs in the top of the first inning, the Lady Patriots strung together two singles and a walk to load the bases against the home standing Lady Wildcats.

Col. City splits weekend matches

May 13, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls tennis team split two matches this weekend, beating Peru and falling to Mishawaka Marion.

The Lady Eagles took a strong 4-1 advantage over Peru, dropping their only loss in the No. 2 singles match.

Celine Rongos won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets. In No. 3 singles, Adriana Brown took a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

The No. 1 doubles pair of Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford took a 6-0, 6-2 win. Alaina Beckner and Breanna Hicks won the No. 2 doubles match by a 6-4, 6-2 score.

Whitko JV takes slew of victories

May 13, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s junior varsity baseball squad took both ends of a double-header Saturday, defeating John Adams 9-4 in game one and 10-0 in game two.

In the opener, pitcher Reed Brace earned the win with four innings of relief.

Brace didn’t give up an earned run, while striking out three.

Riley Anderson went 2-for-4 from the plate with a double and an RBI, and Brady Weeks added a double and two RBIs.

The Wildcats posted strong third and fifth innings, scoring three runs apiece, to take a strong lead going into the final innings, when John Adams went on a run of its own.

Green medals; Eagles take fourth

May 13, 2013

LEO-CEDARVILLE ­— After Saturday’s invitational, Columbia City freshman Tyler Green is the Eagles’ third linkster to join the medalist list at the Leo Invite.

Green joins Mike Schumaker (1997-99) and Tyler Gay (2003-04) by taking top honors in the 16-year-old event.

Green’s 73 was the top score at Cedar Creek — a par 71 course — and the Eagles came in fourth as a team.

Eagles go 1-1 at Garrett

May 13, 2013

GARRETT — Columbia City’s baseball team outscored Garrett 18-7 combined in a double-header Saturday. Yet, the Eagles yet took a game and gave up the other to the Railroaders.

The morning game was the Ryan Kerschner show, both at the plate and on the mound. Columbia City won decisively 12-0 as Kerschner threw a two-hit shutout from the mound and hit his fourth home run of the season.

He struck out seven Railroaders and gave up one walk and one hit-by-pitch.

Sectional pairings announced

May 10, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Softball sectional brackets were released Thursday morning by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Teams from each of the three Whitley County high schools will be traveling to various parts of Northeast Indiana for the first round of sectional play.

In Class 4A, Columbia City will compete in Sectional 5 at DeKalb. The Lady Eagles’ first-round opponent will be Carroll. Their game will be Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m.

Columbia City lost earlier this season on Carroll 7-0.

The winner will play East Noble, which has a first-round bye.

Whitko takes second at triangular match

May 10, 2013

NORTH MANCHESTER — Whitko’s boys golf team took second in a three-way meet at Sycamore Thursday.

The Wildcats shot 172 as a team. Wabash scored 164 to win the meet. Lakeland Christian Academy had a score of 184.

Daniel Zawlocki led the Whitko boys with a score of 40. That put him three strokes behind Wabash’s Jordan Blair, who had the meet’s top score at 37.

Following Zawlocki, Cole Bechtold got 42 for the Wildcats. Will Peters shot 43, Colton LeTourneau turned in a 47 and Cole Findley finished off the Whitko scoring with a 61.

Lady Eagles pound Warriors

May 10, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — On a senior night punctuated by raindrops and emotional tributes to five senior ball players, the Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team weathered a rocky start and dug themselves out of a 3-0 hole, going on to post a 12-4 Northeast Corner Conference win over visiting Westview on Thursday night.

Big 5th helps Westview move past Churubusco

May 10, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A wild fifth inning doomed the Churubusco baseball team Thursday.

The visiting Westview Warriors blew open a close ballgame, scoring seven runs in the top of the fifth inning to hand the host Churubusco Eagles a 12-3 loss in a Northeast Corner Conference baseball game Thursday evening.

The host Eagles took a 1-0 lead after the first inning. Centerfielder Brent Simmons reached on a two-out single and scored on a double by first baseman Jay Petrie.

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