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May 4th, 2012

’Busco softball, baseball on tap for weekend

May 4, 2012

Churubusco’s baseball and softball teams are traveling to Concordia today to face the Cadets for double headers.

Hayden Kilgore delivers to the plate against Hamilton last week.

Churubusco’s boys and girls track sweep Hamilton, Fremont

May 4, 2012

HAMILTON — Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams both beat Hamilton and Fremont in a three-way Northeast Corner Conference meet.

Between the two teams, the boys and girls collected 19 first-place finishes.

In the boys match, the Eagles won with 117 points, followed by Fremont with 97 and Hamilton with 24.

The girls scored 105 points, ousting Fremont, which had 91 points, and Hamilton (24).

The Eagles host the Northeast Corner Conference meet Tuesday.

Lady Eagles fall to Angola, West Noble

May 4, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s girls tennis team fell to Angola and West Noble this week, both by a score of 5-0.

Against Angola Tuesday, No. 3 singles Kayleen Mitchell and No. 1 doubles Maggie Kitt and Katee Baxter were the lone players to win a set, both falling 6-0, 6-1.

The rest of the matches lost by 6-0, 6-0 scores. Madi Cook played the No. 1 singles match and Nikki Esslinger had No. 2. Alexis Helbert and Kaley Scott played the No. 2 doubles match.

The Lady Eagles posted a similar score against West Noble.

Col. City falls to New Haven, 8-7

May 4, 2012

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City dropped a 8-7 decision to New Haven Thursday night in extra innings at New Haven High School.

The Eagles’ record falls to 9-6 while the Bulldogs improve to 12-4. The Eagles are now 1-3 against Northeast Hoosier Conference opponents.

Columbia City scored seven runs on 10 hits with five errors. New Haven scored eight runs with 12 hits and no errors.

Columbia City shortstop Brandon Gay drilled two doubles in the game, while right fielder Landon Rehrer and left fielder Austin Clark each hit a double.

May 3rd

Lady Eagles hold on to down Leo, 3-2

May 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls tennis team edged out Leo Wednesday night, 3-2, in Columbia City.

No. 1 singles Celine Rongos won her match, 6-1, 6-1.

Both doubles teams also picked up wins. Breanna Hicks and Sydney Ford defeated the Lady Lions 6-3, 6-4. In No. 2 doubles, Blake Farber and Macie Hinen beat Leo 6-3, 6-2.

Columbia City’s two losses were close matches, with both going into extra sets.

Eagle golf posts best score of the season

May 3, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Though Columbia City’s golf team didn’t win Tuesday night against undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll, the Eagles posted their best score of the season. The Chargers won 151-166.

“It’s our best total of the year,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. “It was a good night for us at Autumn Ridge. We had a good showing."

Columbia City’s players hadn’t played the course in their varsity careers, and Thompson was impressed with their performance.

Max Dryer and Dustin Parrett of Columbia City each shot 41s.

Columbia City baseball controls DeKalb, 15-7

May 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City baseball team clobbered the DeKalb Barons Wednesday night, 15-7.

The Eagles now hold a record of 9-5 on the year, 1-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

Columbia City scored 15 runs on 18 hits to go with two errors. DeKalb scored seven runs with 11 hits and no errors.

Columbia City third baseman Jordan Bickle hit two doubles in the game, while designated hitter Austin McCormick and first baseman Connor Reed smacked one double each.

Left fielder Connor Slavich smashed a three-run home run, his second dinger on the season.

May 2nd

Northridge coach headed to Whitko; basketball coach to be Wildcats’ assistant principal

May 2, 2012

MIDDLEBURY — Jason Ridge is resigning as Northridge High School boys basketball coach and as a teacher at Northridge Middle School to become an assistant principal at Whitko High School.

Northridge athletic director Dave Harms confirmed Tuesday night that Ridge is planning to resign, but added that the move is not effective yet and does not become official until the school board acts.

Multiple sources indicated Ridge has accepted the position at Whitko.

ISMS girls track wins Garrett Invite

May 2, 2012

GARRETT — The Indian Springs Middle School boys and girls track teams recently competed in the 2012 Garrett Middle School Invitational, with the girls team bringing home the Invitational Title.

Placing for girls team were: Elise Cormany, first in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash and second in the 400; Regan Decker, first in the 400-meter dash and second in the 200 dash; Mason VanHouten placed second in the 800-meter run and third in the 1600 run.

April 30th

Fourth time’s a charm; ’Busco’s boys track wins C. Noble Invite four consecutive times

April 30, 2012

ALBION — Some may say the third time is a charm, but for Churubusco’s boys track team, the fourth time’s a charm, as the Eagles won the Central Noble Invitational for the fourth year in a row.

’Busco had 34 more points than its closest opponent, Westview, with 150 points.

Not far behind Westview (116.5) was West Noble (110.5). Garrett (74.5) in fourth, Central Noble (59.5) placed fifth and Prairie Heights (51) came in sixth.

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