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SYRACUSE â€” Those in attendance at the baseball game between Columbia City and Wawasee Tuesday night were treated to a high-scoring affair.
The Eagles managed to come out on top of the Warriors 13-12.
The contest was back-and-forth, as there were eight lead changes.
The deciding run wasnâ€™t scored until the top of the seventh inning, when Eagle first baseman Zac Steinke hit an RBI single that drove in senior Derek Hinen from second. That run broke a 12-12 tie.
Pitcher Ryan Kerschner retook the mound for the bottom of the seventh to finish out the game.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team did all as expected Tuesday night at Northropâ€™s regional meet.
Three Lady Eagles qualified for the state finals in June.
Samantha Roush is advancing in the mile run, Kalisha Goree hit the state-qualifiying leap in long jump, and Carlee Hearld is moving on again in the high jump.
Hearld and Roush placed 10th in the state meet last season.
Roush placed second at Tuesdayâ€™s regional with a time of 5:04.9 in the 1,600-meter run.
Roush also ran the 800-meter, with a non-state qualifying finish.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team dropped an extra-inning NECC game Monday.
The Eagles fell to Lakeland, 6-5, in 10 innings.
Churubusco took a 5-0 lead after three innings. The Lakers slowly crawled back, chipping in a run in the fourth and four more in the top of the fifth.
Lakeland finally broke the scoreless struggle that went into extra innings by notching one run in the top of the 10th.
Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team suffered a season-ending loss to Carroll in the first round of sectionals Monday.
After taking a 1-0 lead, the Lady Eagles fell 11-1 to the Lady Chargers. Pictured above is Allie Vodde.
ANGOLA â€” Whatever momentum Columbia Cityâ€™s baseball team had built up heading towards sectionals was lost Monday night at Angola.
The Eagles were 10-runned by the Hornets by a final of 13-3 after five innings.
Columbia City was only down 5-3 in the middle of the fifth frame.
However, what started as a feasible deficit to overcome turned into an insurmountable one that ultimately ended the game without the Eagles getting another turn to bat. Angola scored eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to win the matchup, 13-3.
ANDREWS â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team picked up a win on the way to sectionals later this week.
The Wildcats beat Southwood Monday, 184-192 at Etna Acres Golf Club.
Whitko was paced by Danny Zawlocki, who shot 44, tying him with two Southwood golfers for the top score.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Churubusco sophomore linkster Beau Barkley made 1st-Team All-Northeast Corner Conference for the second time Saturday, placing eighth.
Barkley, along with junior Brad Martin, led the Eagles to a fifth-place finish at the NECC match at Noble Hawk Golf Links.
Martin was also named 1st-Team All-Conference, finishing 12th for the Eagles.
He dropped a 10-foot birdie put on the 18th hole that lifted him from 16th to 12 place. Martin missed all-conference by one stroke last season.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys and girls track teams ended their season this month.
The boys 8th-grade squad took first place in the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference meet, downing Whitko, Lakeview, Edgewood, Lincoln, Riverview and Crestview.
ISMS barely edged Lincoln, by five points, to earn the title.
Many tracksters placed higher in their events than they were seeded.
The girls took third in the NELMSC conference meet, and Whitkoâ€™s girls won.
Results for Whitkoâ€™s athletes were not available.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia City rode two home runs to victory in a 9-7 win over Northrop Friday night.
The first was a two-run shot over the left field fence off the bat of Eagle third baseman Jordan Bickle. His dinger came in the top of the first inning, giving Columbia City a lead it wouldnâ€™t relinquish.
â€śI think the key to the game was starting it off offensively with Bickleâ€™s home run. I think that got us going,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Zac Bireley.
The other homer, also to left field, was a grand slam by right fielder Keaton Reed in the third frame that put the Eagles up 7-1.
LAGRANGE â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team lost a road contest to Prairie Heights Saturday.
The Wildcats fell by a final score of 7-3.
Both teams struck early. Whitko opened with a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning. The Panthers quickly struck back in the bottom of the first with three runs of their own to tie the score.