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Whitko netters fall to Rochester, 4-1

April 18, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls tennis team lost a Three Rivers conference match-up to Rochester Wednesday in just the squad’s second match of a rain-soaked season.

The Lady Zebras beat the Lady Wildcats, 4-1.

Abby Marshall and Laura Alfieri garnered the one Whitko win in doubles, winning by scores of 6-4, 6-3.

In number-one singles, Laura Hippensteel lost to Rochester’s Maddie Lewis, 0-6, 2-6.

’Busco sweeps Fremont

April 17, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — A dominating performance by Churubusco’s boys’ track team and a solid win by the girls’ squad gave both Eagle teams wins over visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont. The boys’ team broke the century mark, racking up 119 points to 12 for the visitors, while the girls’ squad posted a 75-55 win on a cold blustery night.

Col. City tennis sweeps ’Busco

April 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls tennis team made quick work of Whitley County rival Churubusco Monday night.

The host Columbia City team took a definitive 5-0 win.

Celine Rongos set the tone for Columbia City, topping her ’Busco opponent, Cheyenne Conner, by a 6-0, 6-0 score.

In No. 2 singles, Kennedy Slavicek beat Churubusco’s Audrey Gierscher 6-1, 6-0.

The No. 3 singles match was slightly more competitive, as Churubusco’s Madi Cook put up a 6-4, 6-4, fight against the winning Lauren Rivas.

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.”

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