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Big fifth inning keys Lady Eagles

May 9, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — It all came at once for Churubusco’s softball team.

A big fifth inning for the Lady Eagles keyed them to victory Wednesday against Eastside. ‘Busco won, 6-3.

The Lady Eagles scored all six of their runs of the contest in the fifth inning. After that, the game was 6-0 in their favor.

Eastside chipped away, scoring two in the sixth and one in the seventh, but it was not enough to take away the lead that Churubusco had built.

Whitko J.V. outscores foes 29-2

May 9, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Although not undefeated anymore, Whitko’s junior varsity softball team continues to roll through its schedule.

A double-header split with Columbia City Saturday tagged Whitko with its first loss, but the Lady Wildcats have earned two wins so far this week, scoring 29 runs in the process while only allowing two from their opponents.

Whitko shuts out Wabash, 5-0

May 9, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s softball team scored its first win in Three Rivers Conference play for the 2013 season.

The Lady Wildcats shut out visiting Wabash 5-0 Wednesday. Whitko is now 4-14 on the year and 1-4 in the TRC.

Emily Weigold went the distance for Whitko from the circle, striking out eight Apache batters and only allowing four hits.

Whitko scored twice in the second inning, once in third, and twice in the fifth in the game.

HARD WORK PAYS OFF: Undefeated Rongos may lead NHC

May 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “The sky is the limit for Celine.”

Kathleen Myers, Columbia City’s head tennis coach, believes in her No. 1 singles player.

But who wouldn’t?

Celine Rongos is undefeated after 14 matches, topping all Northeast Hoosier Conference opponents that she’s faced.

It’s not uncommon to see a 6-0, 6-0 score next to Rongos’ name — but the wins didn’t come without hard work.

“Celine doesn’t just play from March to May,” Myers said. “She works a number of hours outside the tennis season and has a very strong work ethic.”

Whitko splits 3-way

May 8, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko's girls track team split a three-way meet with North Miami and Tippecanoe Valley Monday night.

Whitko placed second to Tippy Valley, which had 81 points, but defeated North Miami, which finished with 17 points. Whitko tallied 66 points on the night.

The Lady Wildcats had several first-place finishes, led by the Craig sisters.

Reghan Craig placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18 seconds. Cagney Craig, her older sister, took first in the pole vault with a height of 7 feet.

Regan also came in second in the long jump at 13 feet, 7 inches.

Lady ’Cats drop two in double-header

May 8, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko's softball team dropped a double-header to Three Rivers Conference foe Northfield Monday night.

Despite outhitting the Lady Norsemen 8-7, Whitko fell 6-3 in game two, and 6-4 in game one.

In game one, the conference tilt was tied 2-2 at the end of the first inning. Each team scored again in the third, tying the score at three.

Northfield picked up an unanswered run in the top of the fifth, but Whitko found home plate again in the sixth, tying the score again at four.

The Lady Norsemen went on a 2-0 run in the seventh to take the win, 6-4.

Prairie Heights downs ‘Busco

May 8, 2013

LA GRANGE — Churubusco’s girls tennis team fell to Prairie Heights Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles lost 4-1 to the host Panthers.

‘Busco got the win at No. 2 doubles, as the pair of Maggie Kitt and Nikki Esslinger won in straight sets.

In singles play, Churubusco’s Cheyenne Connor fell in No. 1 singles, Audfrey Gierscher lost in No. 2 singles and Kayleen Mitchell lost a tight match in No. 3 singles.

Madi Cook and Camille Cseri fell in the other doubles match for the Lady Eagles.

T. Valley edges Whitko

May 8, 2013

ROCHESTER — Whitko’s boys golf team got nosed out on the road against Tippecanoe Valley.

The Wildcats fell to the Vikings by just two strokes, 176-178 at Round Barn Golf Club.

Colton LeTourneau paced Whitko by shooting 43. This tied him for second-place with Tippy Valley’s Bryce Zimmerman. Corey Carson of Tippy Valley was the match medalist, carding 39 for the day.

The next three Whitko golfers all shot better than the third-place Viking golfer, with Cole Bechtold getting 44, Will Peters 45 and Danny Zawlocki 46. Jacob Silveus rounded out the Wildcat scoring at 55.

Lady ’Cats fall to C. Noble

May 8, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko's girls tennis team dropped a close, 3-2, match to Central Noble Monday.

Aressa Tackwell won her No. 2 singles match to get the Lady Wildcats there first point of the night. Tackwell took a 6-3, 6-0 win.

Shortly after, Whitko's No. 1 doubles team of Laura Alfieri and Abby Marshall won 6-1, 6-1.

But the Lady Wildcats suffered losses in the other matches, giving Central Noble the 3-2 advantage.

Whitko was swept by Northfield last week.

The Lady Wildcats had some players missing Monday, forcing some line-up changes and a default win at No. 2 doubles.

’Busco beats P. Heights

May 8, 2013

LA GRANGE — Churubusco’s softball team earned a conference win on the road Tuesday.

‘Busco defeated Prairie Heights 5-4.

The win moves the Lady Eagles’ record to 6-11 on the year. The Lady Panthers dropped to 5-10.

After the top of the second, ‘Busco held a 3-1 lead. Prairie Heights got a run in the bottom of that frame, but the Lady Eagles pushed one across in the fifth. The hosts tied the game at four in the sixth, but Churubusco got what proved to be the winning run in the top of the seventh inning.

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