Col. City, Whitko dealt losses in conference play

   BLUFFTON — It’s been a tough stretch for Columbia City girls’ golf.
   After opening with an Northeast Hoosier Conference win, the Lady Eagles have struggled to find another win in the conference.
   On Tuesday, City hoped to put that to rest at Timber Ridge with a dual match against Norwell.
   Unfortunately, dual medalist for the Lady Knights ended those hopes in a Norwell victory 182-213.
   Behind medalist rounds of 43 by Kristen Springer and Megan Evans, Norwell posted three scores better than Columbia City’s best score of 49 by senior Rachel Hazelet.
   Junior McKenzie Smith followed one stroke back of that mark with a 50.
   Other Lady Eagles varsity scores were: Olivia Western 53, Lauren Holloway 61, Megan Yoder 67.
   Columbia City did get revenge in the junior varsity match, edging Norwell by two strokes 232-234.
   Jackie Leeuw topped the field by five strokes with her medalist round of 47.
   Leeuw was followed by: Allison Yoder 59, Jessica Klemm 61, Deanna Beckner 66, Katy Walter 70, Peyton Banks 81.

Whitko drops home match to Southwood
   The Whitko girls’ golf team fell in a close match at its home of Sycamore Golf Course.
   The Lady Wildcats fell to visiting Southwood 222-234.
   Taylor Snavley led the way for Whitko with her nine hole round of 55.
   Snavley was followed in by Chloe Nestel who shot a 57.
   Other Lady Wildcats scores: Emily Weigold 59, Taylor Pottenger 63, Hannah Himes 64.