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Columbia City leads county golf match, scores 170

April 10, 2013

NORTH MANCHESTER — The county golf match Tuesday was everything it was intended to be.

All three schools were seperated by six strokes, with Columbia City’s squad, led by three freshmen, taking the win.

“It turned out to be a real competitive match,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “I didn’t know what to expect, it was only our second night on a golf course.”

Many area golf teams have been forced to practice inside due to weather conditions.

“We put them right into the frying pan,” Thompson said.

Col. City girls track gets hot at Homestead

April 10, 2013

FORT WAYNE — “The weather may have been hot, but our runners, jumpers and throwers were hotter last night,” Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said after the Lady Eagles track team beat Homestead Tuesday.

“Homestead has twice as many kids on the rosters as we do,” Fahl said. “I thought it was going to be close.”

The score wasn’t as close as Fahl thought it’d be. In fact, Columbia City won by 22 points after taking first place in 11 out of 16 events.

Col. City softball drops home opener

April 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A five-run third inning fueled by a grand slam home run helped the visiting Wawasee Lady Warriors hand the Columbia City Lady Eagle softball team an 11-3 loss in the Eagles home opener Tuesday night at Morsches Park.

The first inning saw only one base runner for each squad. The Warriors saw their runner cut down as they were caught off base by the Lady Eagles.

Columbia City’s Allie Vodde drew a walk but that was the only offense for the Eagles in the inning.

Prep Sport Snippets

April 10, 2013

Whitko earns first win of season

FORT WAYNE — Whitko’s softball team picked up its first victory of 2013 by crushing Fort Wayne Southside Tuesday.

The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Archers, 15-5. As a team, Whitko had 15 hits and 20 stolen bases.

Hannah Himes was 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and three runs scored. Jenny Brown was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, three RBI’s and four stolen bases. Amanda Shepherd and Sydney Lancaster were both 2-for-3 with a double each.

Emily Weigold went the distance on the mound, picking up the win for the Lady Wildcats.

Wildcat baseball defeats Warriors

April 10, 2013

SYRACUSE — Whitko’s baseball team used a four-run sixth inning to earn a victory over Wawasee Tuesday.

The Wildcats won by a final score of 7-3. The game was tied 3-3 until Whitko broke it with four runs in the sixth inning to bring the game to its final result.

Ethan Nicodemus earned the win for Whitko while pitching in relief. Tanner Gaff, Ryan Weigold, Avery Robbins and Josh Kessie were all 2-of-4 from the plate, with Robbins having two RBI’s.

Scoop at second

April 9, 2013

Churubusco’s baseball team hosted Carroll Monday night. Above, Churubusco’s Kody Poyser catches a ball at second base. After a 0-0 score in the third inning, the Eagles fell 14-3 to the Chargers.

Spring sports in full swing this week

April 8, 2013

Sports from all three Whitley County schools will be busy this week, as schedules are picking up after spring break. Above, Churubusco’s Jordan Howell pitches against Oak Hill last week. The Eagles won 14-1.

Whitko’s Wolf throws no-hitter

April 8, 2013

ARGOS — Wyatt Wolf threw a no-hitter as Whitko’s baseball team earned a sweep of Argos Saturday.

The Wildcats took game one 13-0 and won game two 14-3 in five innings.

Whitko was led in game one by Wolf, whose no-hitter included eight strikeouts and two walks in seven innings of work.

Offensively, the Wildcats were led in game one by Hunter Sroufe, who was 4-for-4 with four runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases. Alex Stoddard was 3-for-5 at the plate with a home run and four RBI’s.

Whitko back in action tonight

April 5, 2013

Whitko’s baseball team, along with its softball team, will be in action tonight. The boys travel to Argos while the girls head in the other direction, facing Bluffton. Spring sports will be in full swing next week, as 38 varsity games are scheduled in the six-day span.

NO-HITTER PITCHER: Baseball great visits Columbia City

April 4, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY – With Opening Day for Major League Baseball this week, it was only fitting that a former National League player “toe the rubber” at the Columbia City Rotary Club.

Carl Erskine, who is from Anderson, came and spoke to the Rotarians at their last meeting.

Erskine starred for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1948-1956, and moved west to L.A. with the team in 1957, finally retiring in 1959.

He finished with 122 wins in his career. He tossed a pair of no-hitters and was on the first Dodger team to ever win the World Series (1955).

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