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Golf sectionals tee off tomorrow

June 5, 2014

Whitley County’s high school golf teams are prepping for sectional action Friday morning.

Columbia City and Whit-ko will be teeing off at Rozella Ford in Warsaw, while Churubusco will begin sectional play at Noble Hawk in Kendallville.
Churubusco’s sectional is hosted by East Noble and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Other teams in the sectional include Angola, Carroll, Central Noble, DeKalb, East Noble, Eastside, North-rop, Fremont, Garrett, Hamilton and Leo.

The Warsaw sectional is slated for an 8 a.m. tee time.

Vodde, Hansen named NHC All-Conference

June 5, 2014

Both had exceptional seasons batting. Vodde, along with teammate Nicole Karrer, were named Academic All-state. Vodde made the 2nd-Team All-State and will be playing in the All-Star game June 28.

’Busco, Col. City to compete at state: Grapplers earn trip to next year’s championship

June 5, 2014

It may be months away, but officials have already chosen which teams made the cut for the Indiana State Team Wrestling Finals — including two local squads.

Columbia City and Churubusco were selected by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IHSWCA) to compete against the top teams in the state in January.

Since the IHSAA team state tournament was dissolved three years ago, the ISHWCA created its own version of team state finals, on an invite-only basis.

Next season’s meet will be held January 3 at Ball State University in Muncie.

TinCaps host youth league

June 4, 2014

The Fort Wayne TinCaps, professional baseball team, hosted players and families from the Columbia City Park Department Youth League at Monday night’s game against West Michigan. The TinCaps won 4-3 in a thriller, scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs. Pictured are players from Columbia City’s youth softball and baseball teams.

T.J. bags a turkey

June 3, 2014

Ten-year-old T.J. Bedwell was very successful on his first turkey hunt April 9 while hunting with his Grandpa Kent Cearbaugh and Uncle Kelly Cearbaugh during the Youth Turkey Season. T.J.’s trophy was a 14-pound jake.

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Col. City baseball season ends

June 2, 2014

The Columbia City Eagle baseball team fell to Northfield Saturday morning in the second round of the Bellmont sectional by a score of 4-3.

After drawing a bye for the first round, the Eagles had a few extra days to practice.

In the first and second innings both teams posted strong defensive standings, keeping each other from scoring.

In the top of the third frame, Travis Herbst hit a single, followed by a triple by Keaton Reed that scored Herbst, putting the Eagles on the board.

Lady Eagles tripped up by Norwell, 12-0

June 2, 2014

After big wins in the first two rounds of sectional action, Columbia City’s softball team’s season came to an end in the championship game after a difficult loss to Norwell Saturday morning.

The sectional hosts took full advantage of their homefield advantage, winning 12-0 in five innings.

The Lady Knights came out swinging in the first inning.

Wildcats’ baseball reaches end of road

June 2, 2014

NorthWood’s baseball team rallied from behind for the second time this sectional season to edge Whitko Saturday afternoon in South Whitley, 11-6.

Thursday, NorthWood posted a 10-run inning to top Tippecanoe Valley and advance to Saturday’s semi-final game against Whitko.

It was the lucky number seven against Whitko, as the Panthers scored seven runs in the seventh inning to sweep the win out from under the Wildcats’ feet.

After falling behind 1-0 in the first frame, Whitko’s Zach Snep knocked a solo home run over the fence to tie the score.

COL. CITY WINS THRILLER, 5-4: Lady Eagles vie for title today at Norwell

June 2, 2014

For the second time this sectional season, Columbia City’s softball team edged out its opponent in a close, one-run game.

On Monday, the Lady Eagles took on Bellmont in the sectional opener and were led to the win by seniors Alyssa Hansen and Allie Vodde.

Hansen scored the game-winning run to advance Columbia City to the second round.

Columbia City was scheduled to play Thursday, but after Wednesday’s game was rained out, the Lady Eagles were pushed back to play Friday night against Mississinewa.

’Cats advance on 9th-inning balk

June 2, 2014

The Whitko Wildcats had to rally from two runs down in the bottom of the seventh inning just to tie the score, but then in the bottom of the ninth, with a runner on third, the home standing Wildcats goaded the Lakeland pitcher into a balk sending the winning run across for a 4-3 win that propels the Wildcats into Saturdays semifinal of the Whitko IHSAA Sectional Baseball tournament.

Whitko pitcher Tanner Gaff struggled early in the game with his control getting the ball up in the zone, and walking the first Lakeland batter on four pitches.

 

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