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May 8th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko's girls tennis team dropped a close, 3-2, match to Central Noble Monday.
Aressa Tackwell won her No. 2 singles match to get the Lady Wildcats there first point of the night. Tackwell took a 6-3, 6-0 win.
Shortly after, Whitko's No. 1 doubles team of Laura Alfieri and Abby Marshall won 6-1, 6-1.
But the Lady Wildcats suffered losses in the other matches, giving Central Noble the 3-2 advantage.
Whitko was swept by Northfield last week.
The Lady Wildcats had some players missing Monday, forcing some line-up changes and a default win at No. 2 doubles.
LA GRANGE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs softball team earned a conference win on the road Tuesday.
‚ÄėBusco defeated Prairie Heights 5-4.
The win moves the Lady Eagles‚Äô record to 6-11 on the year. The Lady Panthers dropped to 5-10.
After the top of the second, ‚ÄėBusco held a 3-1 lead. Prairie Heights got a run in the bottom of that frame, but the Lady Eagles pushed one across in the fifth. The hosts tied the game at four in the sixth, but Churubusco got what proved to be the winning run in the top of the seventh inning.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs No. 1 singles stand-out Celine Rongos stayed undefeated Tuesday night, and the Lady Eagles downed Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble 4-1.
Rongos topped her opponent, Chelsea Ort, by a 6-0, 6-1 score.
Adriana Brown won a close No. 3 singles match. After falling 6-2 in the first set, she came back to win 6-2 in the second.
Brown won the third set by a 6-4 score over East Noble‚Äôs Hope Deyo to take the win.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud of Adriana for not giving up after that first set,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Kathleen Myers said.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco High School is playing host to the Northeast Corner Conference‚Äôs track meet this week.
Preliminaries began Tuesday night, and the meet will conclude Friday.
Churubusco‚Äôs boys currently sit third in the team rankings, and the girls are in fifth place.
Katie Monk was named conference champion in the girls discus.
In the girls prelims, Alyssa Anderson took eighth in the 100-meter dash to advance. Danielle Pippenger is moving on in the 100-meter hurdles and finished fourth in the long jump.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ With an undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference record on the line and perennial baseball powerhouse Carroll on the schedule for Thursday, Columbia City was on its way to a trap game in Kendallville against East Noble Tuesday night.
However, the Eagles stayed vigilant, taking down the Knights 6-1 behind a complete game by pitcher Ryan Kerschner.
Kerschner only gave up two hits, while striking out five, allowing one earned run and walking two in seven innings.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team handed Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble its first loss Tuesday night.
‚ÄúThe conference is loaded and we proved that we‚Äôre in the running and can play with the big boys,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs great to knock off an undefeated team.‚ÄĚ
The Eagles, now 2-3 in the NHC, shot a 158 to edge the Knights by four strokes, 158-162.
Columbia City‚Äôs score is a new low for the year.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Despite taking a 7-5 advantage in the first inning, Churubusco‚Äôs softball team dropped a 19-9 game against Leo Monday night in Churubusco.
Both teams came out with hot bats in the first frame, as Leo opened the game with five runs and the Lady Eagles answered with seven of their own.
The second frame was a different story, as neither team scored.
Leo began to chip away at ‚ÄôBusco‚Äôs lead in the third inning, outscoring the Lady Eagles 3-2.
The Lady Lions tied the score at nine in the fourth stanza, but tore the game open in the fifth and sixth innings.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys track team won a three-way meet against Three Rivers Conference opponents Tippecanoe Valley and North Miami Monday night.
The Wildcats earned 83 points, Tippy Valley came in second with 55 and North Miami had 28 points.
Whitko had 10 first-place finishes. Connor Stouder and Tyler Sherwin each had two wins for the Wildcats.
Stouder placed first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Sherwin won the 300-meter hurdles and the discus with a toss of 120 feet, 7 inches.
Connor Zwick took second in the discus.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ In a match that was made up after a rain postponement earlier in the season, the Columbia City Eagles golf team traveled the short distance to take on the Canterbury Cavaliers at Chestnut Hills Golf Course Monday night.
The Eagles lost a close match, 161-163.
‚ÄúThis was a good match,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said. ‚ÄúThis is a tough course and we handled it well, but it just wasn‚Äôt quite enough.
Columbia City freshman Spencer Klimek led the way for the Eagles, carding a 38 on the par 36 course.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team, which went into Monday night‚Äôs game with a 15-5 record, dropped a Three Rivers Conference match-up by a difficult, 9-0 score.
The Wildcats hosted Northfield, a team that won the state finals last year and returned several of its starters from last season.
The Norsemen jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and scored three more runs in the top of the third frame.
Whitko managed to hold Northfield‚Äôs offense off home plate for much of the rest of the game, excluding another run in the sixth inning to make the 9-0 score.