Prep Sport Snippets

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.Whitko (1-2) will play again tonight against West Noble.

‘Busco opens year with loss

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s softball team opened its 2013 season by falling to conference-rival Fairfield Tuesday.The Eagles lost by a final score of 7-0.Kristen Krill allowed 0 earned runs while pitching in relief. Courtney Luttman was the losing pitcher for ‘Busco.Gabby Jones led the Lady Eagles at the plate, getting the team’s lone hit as Fairfield tossed a one-hitter.Churubusco is now 0-1 and next plays Saturday at home against conference foe Eastside.

Churubusco netters fall to Northrop

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s girls tennis team lost its opening match of the year Monday against Fort Wayne Northrop.The Lady Eagles fell in the home contest by a final of 4-1. Juniors Nikki Esslinger and Liz Brooks-Smyser won their number two doubles match for ‘Busco, defeating Northrop’s Sandara Sabic and Amber Plumly 7-6 (8-6) and 6-1.For the JV, the Lady Eagles grabbed three of four matches. Anna Bulmahn beat Alex Neyman in number two singles and ‘Busco captured both doubles’ matches.The Lady Eagles will next play Thursday at home against Adams Central.