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April 23rd, 2012
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ It was the girls‚Äô turn on the Churubusco High School track Saturday.
Much like their male counterparts did the weekend prior, the ‚ÄėBusco Lady Eagles shined in front of their home crowd.
Using a strong performance in the field events, Churubusco dominated the black division of the Turtletown Invitational Saturday, winning by 49.5 points over second-place rival Whitko.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs softball team traveled to Churubusco Friday for a competition between Lady Eagles.
Despite consecutive home runs by Columbia City to give the visitors a 5-3 lead, Churubusco battled back to win 8-6.
Though temperatures reached 70 degrees during the day Friday, the Lady Eagles fought off rain, wind and sub 50 temperatures.
Columbia City had a 1-0 lead at the top of the first inning, but Churubusco answered with two runs to take a 2-1 advantage.
‚ÄôBusco scored another run in the second, but Columbia City displayed a threatening third frame.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churu-busco‚Äôs baseball team picked up its second win in a row Thursday night, hosting West Noble.
The Eagles won 9-2.
The game stayed competitive through the third inning with Churubusco winning by a slim 4-2 margin.
The Eagles tore the game open in the sixth, scoring four runs to seal the deal on the Chargers.
Picking up runs for ‚ÄôBusco were, Alan Meeks (2), Hayden Kilgore (2), Kody Poyser, Adam Boggess, Brent Simmons, Logan Harris and Cody Schaefer.
CHURUBUSCO ¬≠‚ÄĒ There are ugly wins, and there are lucky wins. The Churubusco Lady Eagles‚Äô win over visiting Northeast Corner Conference foe West Noble was neither lucky nor ugly.
‚ÄôBusco used solid pitching and an aggressive offense which ground out 14 hits against two West Noble pitchers to come up with an 11-1 win in the game that ended in the fifth via the 10-run mercy rule.
Churubusco jumped on the Lady Chargers in the bottom of the first inning, pushing across two runs.
Col. City softball beats Bishop Luers
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs softball team pummelled Bishop Luers Thursday, 17-3.
The Lady Eagles improved their record to 4-3 after scoring 17 runs in the last two innings to beat the Lady Knights with the 10-run-rule.
Luers scored two runs in the first inning while Columbia City stayed scoreless until the third, when the Lady Eagles racked up eight runs. They carried the momentum through the fourth, scoring nine to end the game early.
Allie Vodde had a singe, double and triple for four RBIs.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team defeated Huntington North Thursday, 73-59.
Lady Eagle Head Coach Bob Fahl is happy with the team‚Äôs performance in the last week.
‚ÄúThis has been the third quality meet in six days for the girls,‚ÄĚ Fahl said. ‚ÄúEach meet has gotten better. There were many personal bests and season bests. ‚ÄúTo be able to beat Huntington by 14 points says so much for the efforts and fortitude these girls are showing right now.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Though Columbia City‚Äôs golf team faced its fourth loss of the season, the Eagles recorded their best overall score of the season Thursday night at Eagle Glen against Canterbury.
Columbia City lost 160-172 to the Cavaliers, but the score of 172 was encouraging, according to Eagle Head Coach Andrew Thompson.
The season-best score came amidst three Eagle linksters shooting over eight strokes on the ninth hole.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Col-umbia City‚Äôs baseball team lost its second game in a row Wednesday night in a shortened game at Northrop High School.
The game ended after the fifth inning due to the 10-run-rule, with the scoreboard showing the Northrop Bruins ahead 16-2.
The loss gives the Eagles a 5-2 record on the season.
The Eagles had four hits, three walks and three strikeouts in 20 plate appearances after five frames, and were unable to knock Bruins pitcher Tyler Huth out of the game.
Whitko loses to C. Noble
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒWhitko‚Äôs softball team traveled to Central Noble Wednesday night and lost, 4-2.
Though the Lady Cougars recorded the win, they went five scoreless innings.
After the first four batters of the game scored, Whitko held Central Noble to no runs for the rest of the game.
The Lady Wildcats attempted a sixth-inning rally, scoring two runs in the final frame.
Indian Springs golf beats ‚ÄôCats
On Tuesday, the Indian Springs and Whitko Middle School golf teams competed at Eagle Glen.
ISMS won by a score of 218-336.
ROCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season Wednesday night at Rochester.
The Lady Wildcats won by a close 3-2 margin.
No. 3 singles player Laura Hippensteel is undefeated after three matches. Hippensteel defeated her Rochester opponent 6-4,6-3.
Abby Marshall won in a three-game match over Lady Zebra Makayla Stockberger in No. 1 singles. She won the first game 6-3, lost the second 6-3 and won the third 6-1.
In No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell also won in three games. Tackwell won the first 6-4, lost the second game 6-2 and won the third game 6-4.