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Thursday's High School and Middle School briefs

April 20, 2012

Col. City softball beats Bishop Luers
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s softball team pummelled Bishop Luers Thursday, 17-3.
The Lady Eagles improved their record to 4-3 after scoring 17 runs in the last two innings to beat the Lady Knights with the 10-run-rule.
Luers scored two runs in the first inning while Columbia City stayed scoreless until the third, when the Lady Eagles racked up eight runs. They carried the momentum through the fourth, scoring nine to end the game early.
Allie Vodde had a singe, double and triple for four RBIs.
Also with four RBIs was Mariah Hanauer with a single and double.
Junior Hannah Schnorr and Kaylee Parks each had two singles and a double.
Maddy Hamman had a single and triple.
Pitcher Crysten VanHouten picked up her first win of the season (1-2), pitching all five innings with nine strikeouts, two walks, five hits, three runs and an error.

Whitko improves to even record
SOUTH WHITLEY — After starting the season with an 0-2 record, in the last two days Whitko’s girls tennis team improved to 2-2 after beating Tippicanoe Valley Thursday night, 4-1.
Laura Hippensteel remains undefeated at 4-0, beating Tippy Valley’s Tiffyni Tackett 6-1,6-0 in No. 3 singles.
All three Whitko singles players won.
In No. 1 singles, Abby Marshall defeated Danielle Bussard 6-4, 6-0.
In No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell won 6-0,6-1.
The No. 1 doubles team posted a comeback after losing the first game 6-1.
Whitney Hobbs and Candace Swick battles to win 6-4 in the second and 6-2 in the deciding game.
The No. 2 doubles team of Erin Murphy and Bailey Baugher lost 6-2,6-2.

Lady Eagle tennis falls to Angola
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls tennis team hosted Angola Thursday and lost, 4-1.
Picking up the only win for the Lady Eagles was Blake Farber and Macie Hinen in a three-game No. 2 doubles match.
After winning the first game 6-3, the pair lost 6-3 in the second.
The Lady Eagles won the final game by a close 6-4 margin.
“I am very pleased with the play of Farber and Hinen,” Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
“They stayed mentally strong and played a solid match tonight. They didn’t give up and prevailed with a great win.”
The team also collected money for the Whitley County Cancer Cares fund; a total amount of money raised will be released next week.
Columbia City is in action next at Whitko on Monday.

Whitko softball falls to Concordia
SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s softball team lost to Concordia Thursday night, 15-2.
Eight different Lady Cadets scored runs in the first inning, setting the tone for their strong offensive game.
Karissa Olinske and Emily Weigold each got runs in the sixth inning for the Lady Wildcats.
Olinske also had five strikeouts in five innings pitched.

ISMS soccer shuts out Garrett
COLUMBIA CITY — The Indian Springs Middle School Lady Eagles soccer team beat Garrett Thursday night, 6-0.
Hannah Wappes lead the team with four goals followed by Avery Sparks and Natalia Johnson each with one.
“It was another team effort that brought home the shut out,” ISMS Coach Amanda Daniel said.
The Eagles are 2-3 with another three matches next week.

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