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Lady ’Cats place fifth at Goshen

May 6, 2013

GOSHEN — Whitko’s girls track team placed fifth at the Goshen Relays Saturday.

Fairfield won the close meet, where less than 15 points separated the top three teams (Plymouth, Bremen).

Though the Lady Wildcats didn’t have any first-place finishes, they took second in several events.

The 800-meter relay team of Taylor Zwick, Elaine Warner, Llyssa Bennett and Josie Sparks came in second with a time of 1:58.11.

The distance medley relay team of Michelle Kelsey, Holly Frantz, Miranda Terril and Brigit Nemitz also placed second.

Col. City tennis downs Bellmont

May 6, 2013

DECATUR — Celine Rongos is still undefeated, and Columbia City’s girls tennis team topped Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Bellmont Friday night.

Rongos swept her opponent, Alysha Helmrich, winning 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.

The Lady Eagles played 10 matches in seven days, including seven away matches.

“I’m very pleased with the girls,” Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said. “They finished off strong during a very long week of tennis.”

The Lady Eagles evened out their record at 7-7, and are 3-2 in the NHC.

Col. City takes third in NHC

May 6, 2013

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City’s girls track team placed third at the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet Friday night at New Haven.

Carroll and Bellmont paced the conference, definitively taking first and second place.

The Lady Chargers scored 147 points to lead the NHC, while Bellmont was close behind with 131.5.

Columbia City came in third out of the eight conference schools.

Carlee Hearld was named 1st-Team All-NHC in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches — her personal best jump.

’Busco baseball splits Garrett

May 6, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Saturday’s baseball game between the host Churubusco Eagles and the Garrett Railroaders gave fans a preview of what appears to be on the road to becoming a Northeast Corner Conference match-up, as the Railroaders are on the verge of accepting an invitation to join Churubusco in the NECC.

Saturday’s game was the second half of a mixed double header as the Railroaders fell to New Haven by a 6-1 count in the opener.

The start of the Eagles’ and Railroaders’ game was delayed also as both teams waited for players who were completing the SATs.

Whitko baseball grabs two wins

May 6, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY —Whitko’s baseball team picked up two wins Friday and Saturday, improving its record to 15-5.

The Wildcats beat sectional foe Bellmont Friday by a 7-2 score, and topped Triton 16-6 on Saturday.

Against Bellmont, Wyatt Wolf had a stand-out performance. Wolf pitched six innings, striking out five while giving up two earned runs and six hits.

Wolf also batted 2-for-3, scoring a run and adding an RBI for the first run of the game.

Wolf sent teammate Alex Stoddard home after hitting a double in the opening inning.

’Busco falls, 4-0

May 3, 2013

LIGONIER — Churubusco’s softball team fell to West Noble Friday night in Ligonier.

The Chargers beat the Lady Eagles by a final score of 4-0.

West Noble built a 2-0 lead after the third inning and added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth frame to take the win over the Lady Eagles.

Churubusco is now 5-10 on the year and the Chargers’ campaign mark is 4-10.
‘Busco is slated to play again Monday at home against Leo.

Col. City falls to Snider, 6-5

May 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s softball team left the diamond at Morsches Park with a sour taste in its mouth, after suffering a difficult loss to Snider Friday, 6-5.

The Lady Eagles battled back from a 4-0 deficit in the first inning to get within one run of tying the game. Larissa Rehrer stepped up to the plate with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning and knocked a double to right field, sending home a runner on second base to tie the score — or not.

Eagles tripped up by Bishop Luers

May 3, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Whatever fire was in the Columbia City baseball team had gone out Friday night as the Eagles lost to the Bishop Luers Knights 4-2 at Indiana Tech.

Despite out-hitting Bishop Luers 4-3, Columbia City couldn’t put runs on the board. The Eagles’ defense didn’t help their cause, as they committed six errors in the field.

Whitko netters split TRC pair

May 3, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls tennis team had two Three Rivers Conference matches this week and split the pair.

Monday, the Lady Wildcats defeated visiting Southwood, 3-2. At No. 1 singles, Laura Hippensteel pulled out a tight three-set win over Southwood’s Sarah Peters in a match that was more than two hours.

At No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell of Whitko beat Southwood’s Emma Flynn 6-0, 6-1.

Charger netters down Churubusco

May 3, 2013

LIGONIER — Churubusco’s girls tennis squad dropped a road contest to a Northeast Corner Conference opponent Thursday.

It was the Chargers from West Noble that victimized the Lady Eagles. The hosts defeated visiting ‘Busco 4-1 in varsity action.

At No. 1 singles, Churubusco’s Audrey Gierscher picked up the lone win for vistors at 6-3, 6-1 over Hannah Pfenning.

At No. 2 singles, Cheyenne Conner of ‘Busco fell to Rachel Strouse, 6-1, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, Kayleen Mitchell of the Lady Eagles lost to Joise Gibbons, 6-2, 6-2.

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