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’Busco tennis earns second win

May 12, 2014

Churubusco’s girls tennis team picked up its second win of the season, beating West Noble Thursday night, 3-2.

Churubusco sophomore Audrey Giercher led the Lady Eagles with a win in No. 1 singles, beating West Noble’s Haley Teel 6-1, 6-3. In No. 3 singles, Cheyenne Conner won a close, 6-4, 6-3 match over West Noble’s Josie Gibbons.

The No. 2 doubles team was the deciding factor in the match, play a long battle. After winning the first set 6-4, the second set went on to a tie-breaker.

The Lady Eagle squad of Maggie Kitt and Nikki Esslinger won 7-6 (7-3) to help Churubusco to the win.

To be continued . . .

May 12, 2014

Friday night’s Northeast Hoosier Conference track meet was postponed after rain and thunderstorms moved into the area. Though some of the events were completed, the rest will be wrapped up Monday evening at New Haven.

Col. City tennis wins

May 9, 2014

Columbia City’s girls tennis team picked up a win in a long week of matches over a Northeast Hoosier Conference foe. The Lady Eagles downed New Haven 3-2 Thursday night, with wins in No. 2 singles and both doubles matches.

Aubrey Wright won a long No. 2 singles match. After winning the first set 6-4, she fell in a long 7-6 (7-3) second set, but came back in the final set to win 6-4.

In No. 1 doubles, Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen picked up a 6-3, 6-0 victory. The No. 2 doubles team of Cassie Bosselman and Bayley Smith also took a 6-3, 6-0 win.

’Busco softball tops Heritage

May 9, 2014

The Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team defeated Heritage Thursday night with an impressive score of 18-7.

The first inning proved to be a good start, as the Lady Eagles’ three outs were back to back ground outs, keeping the Lady Marines from scoring.
In the bottom of the first, Hannah Richards started the game out with a triple.

The next batter, Lacey Pulley, hit a double to score Richards.
A Heritage error allowed two more runs to be scored.

Then, Courtney Winget hit to center field, scoring one more run to end the first inning 4-0.

Eagles post best score in 8 years

May 9, 2014

Columbia City’s boys golf team is continuing to pick up speed on the season after beating undefeated Leo Thursday night and posting the best score in Head Coach Andrew Thompson’s career.

The Eagles scored a 147 at Cedar Creek Golf Course, one stroke better than Wednesday night’s 148 against Churubusco and Whitko.

“That was a big win,” Thompson said. “It’s been a good week.”
The Eagles are 3-1 on the week, winning the county match Wednesday night and falling in a close match to Carroll.

Col. City tennis falls to Leo in close match

May 8, 2014

Columbia City’s girls tennis team fell to Leo Wednesday night, 3-2.
The Lady Eagles’ lone winners of the night were the two doubles teams.
No. 1 doubles, Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen defeated their opponents by a score of 6-1, 6-1.

In No. 2 doubles, Bayley Smith and Cassie Bosselman tied their Leo opponents after winning 6-2 then falling 6-2, but went into the tie breaker with clear heads and conquered the last set 7-5.

The singles players struggled with their positions against Leo.
No. 1 singles player Rachel Flauding fell to her opponent with a score of 6-0, 6-2.

Wildcats beat Manchester at Parkview Field, 13-9

May 8, 2014

Not many baseball players get the opportunity to play ball on a professional field.

However, Parkview Field has opened its doors to several high school teams this season, including Whitko.

The Wildcats took on Three Rivers Conference foe Manchester at Parkview Field Wednesday night, coming away with a 13-9 win.

“It was a fun experience,” said Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner. “The guys have been looking forward to this since we got the news that we were going to be able to play there.”

Lady Eagles 10-run Leo in 5 innings, 15-4

May 8, 2014

The Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team unleashed an offensive barrage on Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, pounding out 18 hits on their way to a resounding five–inning 15-4 win in the Wednesday evening contest at Morsches Park.

The visiting Lady Bulldogs got a base runner in the first inning on a dropped third strike, but then the Lady Eagles set the next three New Haven batters down in order.

Col. City wins county golf match

May 8, 2014

Whitley County’s Eagle golf teams battled it out at Eel River Golf Course Wednesday night in the competitive county golf match.

While Whitko posted a competitive score of 179, Churubusco and Columbia City had standout performances, with the match coming down to four strokes.

Columbia City had its best score of the season, a 148, to edge Churubusco, which finished with 152 strokes.

Both teams finished the match with several players scoring less than 40.

Athlete of the Week

May 7, 2014

Columbia City softball player Allie Vodde had a great performance against Northrop Friday, hitting a grand-slam home run. Vodde is batting .553 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs. “We are having a rough season but her attitude and performance are stellar,” said Head Coach Steve Cox. “She is an exceptional softball player.”

Honorable Mentions:

Whitko baseball team — The Wildcats won three games in three days, including a 10-run blow out over Southern Wells Saturday.

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