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Whitko girls win four-way meet

April 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls track team emerged victorious in a four-team meet Tuesday.

The Lady Wildcats defeated two conference foes, Manchester and Northfield, as well as Lakeland Christian Academy.

Whitko rolled up 91 points to edge past Manchester, which had 84.
Lady Wildcat athletes scored first in six events. Josie Sparks was first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

Miranda Terril grabbed a pair of wins in the high jump and the 400-meter dash.

Cheer awards

April 25, 2013

Columbia City’s cheerleading squad held its awards banquet in March.

Awards winners include, front row, junior varsity, from left: Megan Gawthrop, Positive Attitude Award and Spirit Award; Danielle Reust,Most Outstanding Cheerleader Award; and Mariah Dennis, Leadership Award.

Back row, varsity: Emily Wilder, Most Improved Award; Dezer-Ray Lauz, Leadership Award; Courtney Davis, Positive Attitude Award; Molly Drew, Most Improved Award; Kennedy Slavicek, Coaches Award; Bonnie Smith, Leadership Award; Riley Fry, Most Outstanding Cheerleader.

Leaping into track

April 25, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School 7th grader, Jacob Hinen, took advantage of Monday’s cooperative weather, placing first in the long jump against Wawasee.

Both the 8th-grade boys and girls were victorious with scores of 77-29 and 58-48, respectively. The 6th- and 7th-grade boys and girls both fell to Wawasee, 68-38 and 75-30, respectively.

The teams are back in action Thursday at ISMS for their last home meet of the season. Monday is the county meet at Churubusco at 4:30 p.m.

Opening Day ceremonies postponed

April 25, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Park Department’s Opening Day Ceremony for youth league baseball and softball set for Saturday has been postponed.

The games on tap for Saturday have also been postponed.

Park Director Mark Green said excessive rain has caused the fields at Morsches Park to become overly-saturated.

“Our fields are soaked,” he said. “Having events of this size would put too many vehicles there.”

Col. City golf drops NHC opener

April 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys golf team played through wet, rainy, 58-degree conditions Tuesday night in its Northeast Hoosier Conference Opener against Bellmont.

At an already saturated Eagle Glen Golf Course in Columbia City, the Eagles fell to their conference opponent, 172-177, on the front nine.

The Braves were paced by Chase Ellsworth, who scored a 37 despite the poor conditions.

Columbia City was led by freshmen Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek, who shot 42 and 43, respectively.

Churubusco track sweeps Eastside

April 24, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Tuesday night’s Churubusco track meet with Northeast Corner Conference opponent Eastside started in the rain, ended in the rain, and in between it rained.

The Churubusco boys’ and girls’ teams rained points on the visiting Blazers as the boys’ team won all but two events on their way to a 99.5-27.5 win, and the girls went one better, dropping only one event as they posted a 99-26 victory.

Danielle Pippenger had four individual wins for the Lady Eagles.
Pippenger won both hurdles races, taking the 100-meter race in 16.7 seconds and the 300-meter race in 49.98 seconds.

Whitko track takes second

April 24, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys track team hosted a four-way meet Tuesday night, placing second to Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester.

The Squires finished the meet with 85 points, followed by Whitko with 80, Northfield with 55 and Lakeland Christian with 0.

The Wildcats were paced by Connor Stouder, who had three first-place finishes.

Stouder took first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.4. He won the 200 with a 23.1 time, and placed first in the 400-meter dash with a 53.7 time.

Stouder ran the last leg of the 1,600-meter relay for first-place Whitko.

Fairfield tops ’Busco tennis

April 24, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle tennis squad squared off against visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe Fairfield Monday night on the ’Busco courts.

The Falcons were not the best of guests, as they took a 5-0 win over the Lady Eagles.

At No. 1 singles, Fairfield freshman Emily Mast took a 6-0, 6-0 win from Churubusco sophomore Cheyenne Conner.

The Eagles’ Audrey Gierscher fell by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores in the No. 2 singles contest to Fairfield sophomore Lauren Streit.

Eagles win over Manchester, 11-6

April 23, 2013

NORTH MANCHESTER ­— A 9-run onslaught by the Eagle batters in the first two innings was enough to give Columbia City’s baseball team an 11-6 victory in a sloppy game against the hosting Squires of Manchester Monday night.

Senior catcher Landon Rehrer led the way offensively for Columbia City, with two runs scored, an RBI, a walk and a double while going 2-for-4 at the plate.

The Eagles scored two runs in the top of the first inning and seven in the second to take a commanding 9-0 lead in the middle of the second frame.

Col. City tennis tops Whitko, 3-2

April 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls tennis team beat county-rival Whitko in a close 3-2 match Monday night.

The Lady Eagles picked up wins in No. 1 singles and both doubles matches, while Whitko was victorious in No. 2 and No. 3 singles, making the match competitive.

Though the score was close, Columbia City scored its three wins from lopsided matches.

In No. 1 singles, Celine Rongos took a 6-0, 6-4 win over Whitko’s Laura Alfieri.

The No. 1 doubles team of Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford won 6-2, 6-1 over Abby Marshall and Erin Murphy of Whitko.

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