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Col. City girls tennis drops East Noble, 4-1

May 8, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Columbia City’s No. 1 singles stand-out Celine Rongos stayed undefeated Tuesday night, and the Lady Eagles downed Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble 4-1.

Rongos topped her opponent, Chelsea Ort, by a 6-0, 6-1 score.

Adriana Brown won a close No. 3 singles match. After falling 6-2 in the first set, she came back to win 6-2 in the second.

Brown won the third set by a 6-4 score over East Noble’s Hope Deyo to take the win.

“I’m proud of Adriana for not giving up after that first set,” Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.

NECC track begins

May 8, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School is playing host to the Northeast Corner Conference’s track meet this week.

Preliminaries began Tuesday night, and the meet will conclude Friday.

Churubusco’s boys currently sit third in the team rankings, and the girls are in fifth place.

Katie Monk was named conference champion in the girls discus.

In the girls prelims, Alyssa Anderson took eighth in the 100-meter dash to advance. Danielle Pippenger is moving on in the 100-meter hurdles and finished fourth in the long jump.

Columbia City goes 5-0 in NHC

May 8, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — With an undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference record on the line and perennial baseball powerhouse Carroll on the schedule for Thursday, Columbia City was on its way to a trap game in Kendallville against East Noble Tuesday night.

However, the Eagles stayed vigilant, taking down the Knights 6-1 behind a complete game by pitcher Ryan Kerschner.

Kerschner only gave up two hits, while striking out five, allowing one earned run and walking two in seven innings.

Eagles knock off undefeated Knights

May 8, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Columbia City’s golf team handed Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble its first loss Tuesday night.

“The conference is loaded and we proved that we’re in the running and can play with the big boys,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “It’s great to knock off an undefeated team.”

The Eagles, now 2-3 in the NHC, shot a 158 to edge the Knights by four strokes, 158-162.

Columbia City’s score is a new low for the year.

Lions down ’Busco

May 7, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Despite taking a 7-5 advantage in the first inning, Churubusco’s softball team dropped a 19-9 game against Leo Monday night in Churubusco.

Both teams came out with hot bats in the first frame, as Leo opened the game with five runs and the Lady Eagles answered with seven of their own.

The second frame was a different story, as neither team scored.
Leo began to chip away at ’Busco’s lead in the third inning, outscoring the Lady Eagles 3-2.

The Lady Lions tied the score at nine in the fourth stanza, but tore the game open in the fifth and sixth innings.

’Cats top TRC foes

May 7, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys track team won a three-way meet against Three Rivers Conference opponents Tippecanoe Valley and North Miami Monday night.

The Wildcats earned 83 points, Tippy Valley came in second with 55 and North Miami had 28 points.

Whitko had 10 first-place finishes. Connor Stouder and Tyler Sherwin each had two wins for the Wildcats.

Stouder placed first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Sherwin won the 300-meter hurdles and the discus with a toss of 120 feet, 7 inches.
Connor Zwick took second in the discus.

Col. City golf topped by 2 strokes

May 7, 2013

FORT WAYNE — In a match that was made up after a rain postponement earlier in the season, the Columbia City Eagles golf team traveled the short distance to take on the Canterbury Cavaliers at Chestnut Hills Golf Course Monday night.

The Eagles lost a close match, 161-163.

“This was a good match,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “This is a tough course and we handled it well, but it just wasn’t quite enough.

Columbia City freshman Spencer Klimek led the way for the Eagles, carding a 38 on the par 36 course.

Norsemen handle ’Cats, 9-0

May 7, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball team, which went into Monday night’s game with a 15-5 record, dropped a Three Rivers Conference match-up by a difficult, 9-0 score.

The Wildcats hosted Northfield, a team that won the state finals last year and returned several of its starters from last season.

The Norsemen jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and scored three more runs in the top of the third frame.

Whitko managed to hold Northfield’s offense off home plate for much of the rest of the game, excluding another run in the sixth inning to make the 9-0 score.

Undefeated no more

May 6, 2013

Whitko’s junior varsity softball team was handed its first loss of the season Saturday at Morsches Park.

The Lady ’Cats split a double-header with Columbia City, dropping their record to 12-1.

Col. City JV golf takes sixth at invite

May 6, 2013

NEW HAVEN — In a field of 11, Columbia City’s junior varsity golf team placed sixth at the New Haven JV invitational Saturday.

The Eagles were paced by Matt Benedict, who finished the day with 85 strokes.

Benedict scored a 39 in the front nine at Whispering Creek, and fnished the back nine with a 46. Out of 18 holes, Benedict tallied seven pars and two birdies.

Also scoring under 100 for Columbia City was Tanner Daniel, who finished the day with a 92. Daniel scored a 45 on the front nine, and shot a 47 in the last nine holes.

 

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