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’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.

Lady Eagles fall to Blackhawk Christian

May 6, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s girls tennis team dropped a Friday evening contest at Blackhawk Christian.

The Lady Eagle netters lost 4-1. The lone win for ‘Busco was at No. 3 singles, where Kayleen Mitchell beat Chloe Taner in straight sets.

Churubusco’s No. 1 doubles pair of Madi Cook and Camille Cseri took the first set in their match against Kayla Stewart and Larissa Clark, but ended up falling in three.

In No. 1 and No. 2 singles, ‘Busco’s Cheyenne Connor and Audrey Gierschner respectively lost to their opponents, Morgan Bemisderfer and Rebecca Kanpol, in straight sets.

Lady ’Cats place fifth at Goshen

May 6, 2013

GOSHEN — Whitko’s girls track team placed fifth at the Goshen Relays Saturday.

Fairfield won the close meet, where less than 15 points separated the top three teams (Plymouth, Bremen).

Though the Lady Wildcats didn’t have any first-place finishes, they took second in several events.

The 800-meter relay team of Taylor Zwick, Elaine Warner, Llyssa Bennett and Josie Sparks came in second with a time of 1:58.11.

The distance medley relay team of Michelle Kelsey, Holly Frantz, Miranda Terril and Brigit Nemitz also placed second.

Col. City tennis downs Bellmont

May 6, 2013

DECATUR — Celine Rongos is still undefeated, and Columbia City’s girls tennis team topped Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Bellmont Friday night.

Rongos swept her opponent, Alysha Helmrich, winning 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.

The Lady Eagles played 10 matches in seven days, including seven away matches.

“I’m very pleased with the girls,” Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said. “They finished off strong during a very long week of tennis.”

The Lady Eagles evened out their record at 7-7, and are 3-2 in the NHC.

Col. City takes third in NHC

May 6, 2013

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City’s girls track team placed third at the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet Friday night at New Haven.

Carroll and Bellmont paced the conference, definitively taking first and second place.

The Lady Chargers scored 147 points to lead the NHC, while Bellmont was close behind with 131.5.

Columbia City came in third out of the eight conference schools.

Carlee Hearld was named 1st-Team All-NHC in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches — her personal best jump.

’Busco baseball splits Garrett

May 6, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Saturday’s baseball game between the host Churubusco Eagles and the Garrett Railroaders gave fans a preview of what appears to be on the road to becoming a Northeast Corner Conference match-up, as the Railroaders are on the verge of accepting an invitation to join Churubusco in the NECC.

Saturday’s game was the second half of a mixed double header as the Railroaders fell to New Haven by a 6-1 count in the opener.

The start of the Eagles’ and Railroaders’ game was delayed also as both teams waited for players who were completing the SATs.

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