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Eagles drop tiebreaker, linksters fall to Wawasee

May 23, 2013

SYRACUSE — Columbia City’s boys golf match came down to a tiebreaker Tuesday at South Shore Golf Course.

The Eagles traveled to Syracuse to take on Wawasee in a close match, as the score ended with a 157-tie.

With the tiebreaker coming down to the fifth varsity linksters, Wawasee’s No. 5, Mason Ginonprez, outshot Columbia City’s Matt Benedict, 42-47, giving the Warriors the win.

Columbia City freshman Tyler Green was the match medalist, scoring par with a 36.

Rongos on to next round

May 23, 2013

CULVER — Columbia City’s standout netter Celine Rongos won in the first round of regional action Tuesday night at Culver Academies.

Rongos beat Jordan Fraser of North Judson by a 6-1, 6-1 score in singles action.

She will be in action again Thursday night, taking on the winner of Wawasee’s and Bremen’s No. 1 singles players.

Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford, No. 1 doubles from Columbia City, will be in action tonight against Northfield, also at Culver Academies.

Eagles squeak out win

May 22, 2013

SYRACUSE — Those in attendance at the baseball game between Columbia City and Wawasee Tuesday night were treated to a high-scoring affair.

The Eagles managed to come out on top of the Warriors 13-12.

The contest was back-and-forth, as there were eight lead changes.

The deciding run wasn’t scored until the top of the seventh inning, when Eagle first baseman Zac Steinke hit an RBI single that drove in senior Derek Hinen from second. That run broke a 12-12 tie.

Pitcher Ryan Kerschner retook the mound for the bottom of the seventh to finish out the game.

Col. City qualifies three for state meet

May 22, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls track team did all as expected Tuesday night at Northrop’s regional meet.

Three Lady Eagles qualified for the state finals in June.

Samantha Roush is advancing in the mile run, Kalisha Goree hit the state-qualifiying leap in long jump, and Carlee Hearld is moving on again in the high jump.

Hearld and Roush placed 10th in the state meet last season.

Roush placed second at Tuesday’s regional with a time of 5:04.9 in the 1,600-meter run.

Roush also ran the 800-meter, with a non-state qualifying finish.

Lakers defeat Eagles

May 21, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s baseball team dropped an extra-inning NECC game Monday.

The Eagles fell to Lakeland, 6-5, in 10 innings.

Churubusco took a 5-0 lead after three innings. The Lakers slowly crawled back, chipping in a run in the fourth and four more in the top of the fifth.

Lakeland finally broke the scoreless struggle that went into extra innings by notching one run in the top of the 10th.

The end of the road

May 21, 2013

Columbia City’s softball team suffered a season-ending loss to Carroll in the first round of sectionals Monday.

After taking a 1-0 lead, the Lady Eagles fell 11-1 to the Lady Chargers. Pictured above is Allie Vodde.

Eagles 10-runned by Angola, 13-3

May 21, 2013

ANGOLA — Whatever momentum Columbia City’s baseball team had built up heading towards sectionals was lost Monday night at Angola.

The Eagles were 10-runned by the Hornets by a final of 13-3 after five innings.

Columbia City was only down 5-3 in the middle of the fifth frame.

However, what started as a feasible deficit to overcome turned into an insurmountable one that ultimately ended the game without the Eagles getting another turn to bat. Angola scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to win the matchup, 13-3.

Whitko golfers beat Knights

May 21, 2013

ANDREWS — Whitko’s boys golf team picked up a win on the way to sectionals later this week.

The Wildcats beat Southwood Monday, 184-192 at Etna Acres Golf Club.

Whitko was paced by Danny Zawlocki, who shot 44, tying him with two Southwood golfers for the top score.

Barkley, Martin named all NECC in golf

May 21, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Churubusco sophomore linkster Beau Barkley made 1st-Team All-Northeast Corner Conference for the second time Saturday, placing eighth.

Barkley, along with junior Brad Martin, led the Eagles to a fifth-place finish at the NECC match at Noble Hawk Golf Links.

Martin was also named 1st-Team All-Conference, finishing 12th for the Eagles.

He dropped a 10-foot birdie put on the 18th hole that lifted him from 16th to 12 place. Martin missed all-conference by one stroke last season.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: ISMS boys tracksters take NELMSC title

May 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys and girls track teams ended their season this month.

The boys 8th-grade squad took first place in the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference meet, downing Whitko, Lakeview, Edgewood, Lincoln, Riverview and Crestview.

ISMS barely edged Lincoln, by five points, to earn the title.

Many tracksters placed higher in their events than they were seeded.

The girls took third in the NELMSC conference meet, and Whitko’s girls won.

Results for Whitko’s athletes were not available.

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