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May 14th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the Columbia City Eagle baseball team, Saturday was a tale of two games as they split a home double-header with the Garrett Railroaders, dropping game one by a 7-5 score before coming back to take game two by an 8-1 count.
In game one, the first three innings went scoreless for both squads, as the visiting Railroaders were only able to get one hit off Columbia City pitcher Austin Clark.
The Eagles were not able to do much better of Garrettâ€™s pitching, coming up with only two hits in the first three frames.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”Columbia Cityâ€™s softball team won three games over the weekend, defeating North Side in both games of a double header Saturday and Central Noble Friday night.
The Lady Eagles pummeled the Lady Redskins, winning with lopsided, 15-0 and 10-0 scores.
In Saturdayâ€™s first game, Columbia City scored 14 runs in the first inning, and held North Side to one hit and no runs.
Kaylee Parks led the Lady Eagles offensively, with 3-for-4 batting, including a home run, a double and three runs. Megan Giffin was 2-for-4 with two runs.
NEW HAVEN â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys and girls track teams competed in the 2012 Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference meet held at New Haven High School last Saturday.
The conference included teams from Dekalb, Bellmont, Summit, East Noble, Woodside, New Haven, Carroll, Norwell, Maple Creek and Indian Springs.
The girls team brought home the NHMLC Conference Championship for the second year in a row. The boys team also made an impressive standing by placing fourth overall.
See Monday's issue of the Post & Mail for all the results from the conference meet.
LEO â€” Coming off its best score of the season, Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team placed 10th in the 18-hole Leo Invitational, held at Cedar Creek Saturday afternoon.
Bishop Dwenger won the match, shooting 41 strokes less than Columbia Cityâ€™s 348. The Eagleâ€™s score tied with Leoâ€™s second team and county-rival Churubusco, which placed 12th.
Three Northeast Hoosier Conference foes were also in the match. Carroll placed second, four strokes behind Dwenger with a 311.
Bellmont came in fifth with a 324, and New Haven took last with a 396.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Despite an impressive 10-run inning by Columbia City, Whitko held on for a 16-13 win over the Eagles on their own field Friday night in Columbia City.
Whitko jumped out to a 13-3 lead at the top of the fourth inning. Fearing the possibility of being beat by the 10-run-rule, Columbia City retaliated with a 10-run fourth frame to tie the score at 13.
But that was the end, as the Eagles didnâ€™t score another run for the final three innings, while Whitko tacked on three more in the high-scoring game.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys and girls track teams hosted the Northeast Corner Conference meet Friday night.
The boys team placed third out of 10 teams, and the girls came in fourth.
Fairfield was the boys NECC title winner, while Westview received the honors for the girls.
Churubusco continued to control the throwing events, with Heather Monk taking first-team all-conference in both the shot put and discus. Monkâ€™s sister, Katie, got second in the discus and third in the shot put.
Austin McClure dominated the boys throws, winning the discus and taking second in the shot put.
NEW HAVEN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys golf team posted its best score of the season Thursday night at Whispering Creek.
The Eagles won with a 156 over the Bulldogs, who shot a 177.
Columbia Cityâ€™s previous low was 166, 10 strokes higher than the Eagleâ€™s score on Thursday.
Eagle Drew Burnsworth shot his best score of the season, 35, earning medalist honors.
â€śIt was good to see Burnsworth break out and finish a round well,â€ť Thompson said. â€śIt was huge.â€ť
Derek Philbee fired a 39, his first score under 40 this season.
â€śHeâ€™s been playing well for us,â€ť Thompson said.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s softball team won 8-2 over Manchester on senior night Wednesday.
The Lady Wildcats faced a 2-1 deficit after the first inning, but retaliated in the third frame, scoring six runs to take a 7-2 lead.
Hannah Himes scored her second run of the night in the fourth frame for the last run of the night.
Pitcher Karissa Olinske also had two runs.
Whitkoâ€™s seniors are Taylor Lott, Karissa Olinske, Audra Day, Lynsi Hicks and Cassie Jones.
The Lady Wildcats are back in action Saturday at Heritage.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys and girls track teams are preparing for the Northeast Corner Conference finals meet Friday in Lakeland.
The Eagles hosted the preliminary meet Tuesday night in Churubusco.
The Monk sisters, Heather and Katie, are leading the shot put with first- and third-place rankings, respectively.
In the boys discus, Austin McClure is seeded first with a substantial 14-foot lead over his closest opponent.
Alex Zolman sits in second in the long jump with a leap of 20-feet 3.5-inches.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy clicked the ruby slippers together and repeated â€śThereâ€™s no place like home. Thereâ€™s no place like home.â€ť
The Columbia City softball team may be saying the same thing after Wednesdayâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up with the Carroll Chargers.
After several closer, low-scoring road contests, the Lady Eagles returned to Morsches Park to pound out 14 hits, downing the Lady Chargers 12-0 in five innings.