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April 9th, 2013
Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team hosted Carroll Monday night. Above, Churubuscoâ€™s Kody Poyser catches a ball at second base. After a 0-0 score in the third inning, the Eagles fell 14-3 to the Chargers.
Sports from all three Whitley County schools will be busy this week, as schedules are picking up after spring break. Above, Churubuscoâ€™s Jordan Howell pitches against Oak Hill last week. The Eagles won 14-1.
ARGOS â€” Wyatt Wolf threw a no-hitter as Whitkoâ€™s baseball team earned a sweep of Argos Saturday.
The Wildcats took game one 13-0 and won game two 14-3 in five innings.
Whitko was led in game one by Wolf, whose no-hitter included eight strikeouts and two walks in seven innings of work.
Offensively, the Wildcats were led in game one by Hunter Sroufe, who was 4-for-4 with four runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases. Alex Stoddard was 3-for-5 at the plate with a home run and four RBIâ€™s.
Whitkoâ€™s baseball team, along with its softball team, will be in action tonight. The boys travel to Argos while the girls head in the other direction, facing Bluffton. Spring sports will be in full swing next week, as 38 varsity games are scheduled in the six-day span.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ With Opening Day for Major League Baseball this week, it was only fitting that a former National League player â€śtoe the rubberâ€ť at the Columbia City Rotary Club.
Carl Erskine, who is from Anderson, came and spoke to the Rotarians at their last meeting.
Erskine starred for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1948-1956, and moved west to L.A. with the team in 1957, finally retiring in 1959.
He finished with 122 wins in his career. He tossed a pair of no-hitters and was on the first Dodger team to ever win the World Series (1955).
Columbia Cityâ€™s wrestling team announced its season-ending awards recently.
Pictured are the award winners, from left, senior Alan Trabert, Mental Attitude Award; senior Russel Hazelet, Most Valuable Wrestler and Most Team Points; senior Brice Bauer, Most Improved Wrestler. Bauer and Hazelet were also recognized for Academic All-State.
Columbia City wrestling is coached by Blaine Culp (right).
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls track team is en route to another successful track season this year.
The Lady Eagles had a repeat title in its first meet, topping both Churubusco and Whitko in the county competition by more than 30 points each.
Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said he feels confident in this seasonâ€™s team of 31 tracksters.
â€śWeâ€™re in pretty good shape,â€ť Fahl said.
The Lady Eagles return nearly all of their athletes from last yearâ€™s sectional-title winning team, and adds a few key newcomers that may play a large role on this seasonâ€™s team.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys golf team is looking to rebound in 2013 from its first losing season in five years.
The Wildcats return four letterwinners and will have two newcomers.
Junior Daniel Zawlocki, the 2012 MVP for the Wildcats and an All-Three Rivers Conference golfer, returns.
He is joined by senior Colton LeTourneau, sophomore Cole Bechtold and sophomore Matt Hathaway as letterwinners.
Also returning for Whitko in 2013 will be Andy Bringman, Robert Hopkis, Cole Findley, Matt Myers and Bill Stump.
Whitko has some promising newcomers.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team finally opened its season, after difficult weather conditions, Saturday and split a doubleheader with Marion.
The Wildcats dropped game one by a margin of 9-5, but came back to capture game two by a 10-9 score.
A home run proved to be the winning blast in game two. Tanner Gaff hit a solo shot to break a 9-9 tie and give the Wildcats the eventual win.
â€śTanner Gaff made a great hitting adjustment on his solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that proved to be the game winner,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner said.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” It was the same results at a different place in this seasonâ€™s Whitley County track meet.
As it ended in 2012, Columbia Cityâ€™s girls and Churubuscoâ€™s boys track teams led the county.
Whitko hosted the rivalry event and placed second in both the girls and boys meets.
The competition was the first outdoor meet for all three schools, who have hardly had the opportunity to practice outside due to cold, snowy conditions.
Polar opposite from last season, which saw temperatures as high as the 80s in March.