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City tops Churubusco

April 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Ryan Kerschner hit a grand slam, but it still took extra innings for Columbia City to beat Churubusco Monday.

Columbia City defeated ‘Busco by a final of 6-5 in eight innings.

Kerschner may have had the big blast, but it was Jordan Bickle who had the winning one, doubling in the bottom of the eighth to bring home Travis Herbst and end the game.

The grand slam came in the bottom of the first inning and gave Columbia City a 4-1 lead. Churubusco had scored in the top of the first off of a sacrifice hit by Brent Simmons, which scored Logan Harris.

’Cats golf wins

April 16, 2013

NORTH MANCHESTER — Whitko’s boys golf team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win Monday night, topping North Miami at Sycamore Golf Club in southwest Whitley County.

The Wildcats won 175-205.

Whitko was led by Will Peters and Daniel Zawlocki, who both scored 43s.
Cole Bechtold finished one stroke behind at a 44, and Colton LeTourneau scored a 45.

Whitko’s Jacob Silveus finished with a 46 and Matt Hathaway was the Wildcats’ No. 6 with a 47.

Nearly all of Whitko’s scores were better than North Miami’s best —­ Corey Shirdiff, who scored a 46.

Wildcats drop close pair to Railroaders

April 16, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball saw its five-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Garrett Saturday.

The Wildcats lost a pair of close contests to the Railroaders in a varsity doubleheader. Garrett won game one 6-4 and took game two 1-0.

Leading Whitko at the plate in game one were Alex Stoddard and Ethan Nicodemus, who both had two hits and a run scored.

Stoddard threw a complete-game, two-hitter in the second contest, giving up the lone run of the game unearned and having 13 strikeouts.

Whitko uses big 1st inning to win 13-3

April 16, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Putting up six runs in the first inning makes the game of baseball a lot easier. The Whitko Wildcats did just that and never looked back, taking a 13-3, five-inning win over the visiting West Noble Chargers Monday evening.

The Chargers got on the board in the top of the first, benefiting from a leadoff single, an error and a wild pitch that let the runner score from third. Wildcat pitcher Zach Snep settled down, recording a strikeout, picking off a runner, and closing out the Chargers with another strikeout.

’Busco wins sixth straight

April 15, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — The Eagles extended their streak to six.

That’s what happened Saturday when Churubusco’s boys track and field team won the ’Busco Invite. The Eagles have now won their own invite every year since 2008.

The run began in Head Coach Zach Dock’s second year with the team.
“To win six straight is pretty important to our kids,” Dock said.

Weather conditions were not conducive to the running, jumping and throwing that the high school athletes were doing.

Lady Eagles win Luers Invite

April 15, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls track team continued its winning ways, taking top honors at the Bishop Luers Invitational Saturday in Fort Wayne.

The Lady Eagles won a close meet over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell, which placed second.

Columbia City is now 11-0 on the season.

Columbia City scored 80.33 points, while the Lady Knights were close behind with 75.66.

Leo came in third, followed by New Haven, Wayne, Bishop Dwenger, Canterbury, Prairie Heights and Bishop Luers.

Eagles take second at Northrop golf Inv.

April 15, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s freshmen continue to lead the Eagles’ golf team, as Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek took first and second place at the Northrop Invitational Saturday.

In a pool of six teams, Green and Klimek tied with Sebastian Eckert, of Huntington North, finishing their rounds in 80 strokes.

Green won the playoff, followed by Klimek.

In cold, damp weather, Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson was proud of the pair.

“It was great to see them do so well in those conditions,” Thompson said. “We were awfully close to the team title.”

Eagles' track and field takes third at Luers

April 15, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s boys track and field squad captured third in the team race at Bishop Luers Saturday.

The Eagles rolled up 79 team points. Leo won with a score of 110 and Norwell was second with 96.

Columbia City took first place in one relay and one individual event.

Mitchell Maloney grabbed first in the pole vault with a height of 10-6.

The distance medley relay team of Evan Harney, Austin Beachy, Andrew McFarland and Seth Kissinger came in first with a time of 12:36.96.

Whitko JV sweeps W. Noble

April 15, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s JV softball squad earned a Saturday sweep over the visiting West Noble Lady Chargers.

The Lady Wildcats won the first contest 10-6.

West Noble decided to forfeit the second game, giving Whitko the 1-0 win and the sweep on the day.

Sophomore Adrianna Holst was the winning pitcher for Whitko in the first game.

The victory moves the Whitko JV squad to 3-0 on the year.

The Lady Wildcats are scheduled play today and Tuesday, weather permitting.

Col. City pummels Lady Wildcats, 18-1

April 12, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Columbia City’s softball team traveled to Whitko Friday evening to pick up its first win of the season — in prime fashion — with an 18-1 win.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Eagles tacked on three runs in the second frame.

Columbia City scored six more in the third, and nine in the fifth and final inning to make the score 18-1 with 13 hits.

“We finally hit the ball like we wanted,” Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said.

Winning pitcher Krysten Van Houten had nine strike-outs with no walks.

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