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May 10th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ At the bottom of the seventh, the tying run was on base.
That‚Äôs how close Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team came to beating Carroll Thursday night and securing at least a share of the Northeast Hoosier Conference title.
The Eagles lost the one-run contest, 7-6, at home. They took their first in-conference loss, as they fell to 5-1 in the NHC and 9-5 overall.
A light drizzle fell throughout the game, making for less than ideal playing conditions.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team dropped to a whole new low Thursday night ‚ÄĒ and not the bad kind.
The Eagles were determined to even out their Northeast Hoosier Conference record, topping New Haven by an impressive 148-200 score ‚ÄĒ the lowest score Columbia City has posted this season ‚ÄĒ and in the last 10 years.
‚ÄúThat kind of score will get you anywhere,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said, alluding that a 148 could advance nearly any team to the state finals. ‚ÄúI think some people will see this score and start to notice us.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs just tremendous golf.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team hosted, and fell, to Huntington North Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles dropped the meet 89-43, but Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said there were several high-points on the night.
Carlee Hearld jumped a personal record, 5 feet, 6 inches, then went for the school record.
The current record, set by Indiana University graduate Ashley Rhoades approximately five years ago, is 5 feet, 7 inches.
Hearld attempted a leap of 5-7.5, but wasn‚Äôt able to clear the bar.
Several other tracksters had personal records Thursday.
WABASH ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys track team left the Three Rivers Conference meet as champions for the sixth year in a row Thursday night at Southwood.
The Wildcats edged second-place Rochester by five points, 117-112, to take home the title.
Whitko was led by a stellar performance from Connor Stouder, who tallied 30 points with three first-place finishes.
Stouder won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. He was also the last leg of the winning 1,600-meter relay team. Also on the 1,600 relay was Brady Herendeen Tyler Sherwin and Kuyler Bailey.
The IHSAA announced the sectional brackets for softball this morning.
Columbia City drew Carroll for their fist game in the Class 4A Sectional 5 at DeKalb.
Whitko will play Bellmont in the first round of Class 3A Sectional 23 at Norwell.
Churubusco has been paired up with Bishop Luers in the Class 2A Sectional 36 at Eastside.
Columbia City girls tennis player Celine Rongos signed to play for Huntington University next year.
Front row, from left: Renee Rongos (Celine‚Äôs mother), Celine Rongos, Alexander Rongos (Celine‚Äôs brother) and Paul Rongos (Celine‚Äôs father).
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs girls track team won its third straight Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference Title.
ISMS‚Äôs boys squad placed third behind Carroll and Maple Creek.
The event was held at New Haven Saturday, and both teams will travel to Plymouth to compete in the NLMSC conference meet.
New Haven‚Äôs event had several teams, including DeKalb, Bellmont, Summit, East Noble, Woodside and Norwell, along with Carroll, Maple Creek, New Haven and ISMS.
LA GRANGE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs girls tennis team fell on the road to NECC foe Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers beat the Lady Eagles, 4-1 in varsity action and 4-1 in junior varsity action as well.
Picking up the win for the Lady Eagles at the varsity level was Kayleen Mitchell at No. 3 singles, defeating Amanda Miller 6-2, 7-5.
Losing in No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, were Churubusco‚Äôs Cheyenne Conner and Audrey Gierscher, who both lost in straight sets to Carlee Richardson and Audrey Stephens.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team lost its second game in a row to a Three Rivers Conference opponent Wednesday.
The Wildcats fell to visiting Wabash, 9-2. The Apaches have now won four in a row.
In the defeat, Whitko is now 15-7 for the season and 2-3 overall in conference play.
Wabash built up a 5-1 lead after three, then added two more in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth. Whitko got its second run in the bottom of the sixth frame.
Ethan Nicodemus was tagged with the loss for the Wildcats on the mound.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ It all came at once for Churubusco‚Äôs softball team.
A big fifth inning for the Lady Eagles keyed them to victory Wednesday against Eastside. ‚ÄėBusco won, 6-3.
The Lady Eagles scored all six of their runs of the contest in the fifth inning. After that, the game was 6-0 in their favor.
Eastside chipped away, scoring two in the sixth and one in the seventh, but it was not enough to take away the lead that Churubusco had built.