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April 23rd, 2013
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team rebounded from a tough loss to Northeast Hoosier Conference Norwell Saturday to top fellow NHC competition, New Haven, Monday night.
The Wildcats posted a strong fifth inning en route to a 10-4 win at New Haven, improving their record to 8-4.
The opening innings were slow offensively, as Whitko scored the only run in the first three frames, while holding the Bulldogs off home plate.
Wildcat Derek Snep scored the opening run off a throwing error by New Haven‚Äôs third baseman.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Normally, when a team scores six runs in a high school softball game they can expect to be in the thick of things.
But that doesn‚Äôt apply when the other teams scores 10 runs in the first inning alone ‚ÄĒ sending 15 batters to the plate in the same inning.
The Churubusco Lady Eagle softball team found itself on the wrong side of that situation as it dropped a 25-6 contest to a hard-hitting Concordia team in a non-conference contest Monday evening at the Churubusco diamond.
The Eagles found themselves in a 10-0 hole at the end of the first inning.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team fell to visiting Norwell Saturday.
The Knight pitching held Whitko to just one hit in an 11-0 loss. Wyatt Wolf had the lone Wildcat hit.
Norwell took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, 5-0 advantage by the second frame, and was ahead 8-0 by the end of the fourth before winning 11-0 by the 10-run rule.
Whitko is now 7-4 on the year and plays New Haven tonight.
Norwell‚Äôs Luke Hunter was the winning pitcher, while Whitko‚Äôs Avery Robbins was handed the loss.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The ‚Äúblack division‚ÄĚ team championship of Saturday‚Äôs Turtletown Classic girl‚Äôs track meet came down to the final two races.
When the smoke cleared, the Whitko Lady Wildcats topped host Churubusco by a narrow, 90-83, margin to claim the team title, while in the Gold Division for larger schools ‚ÄĒ the Columbia City Lady Eagle squad placed third behind Warsaw and Bellmont.
The Wildcats and Churubusco paced an 11-team black division that included teams from Woodlan, Fremont, Westview, Central Noble, Manchester, Canterbury, Culver, Garrett and Prairie Heights.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Unlike Saturday‚Äôs close battle at Churubusco‚Äôs track invitational ‚ÄĒ when Whitko topped the Lady Eagles by a close margin ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄôBusco‚Äôs softball team beat the Lady ‚ÄôCats by a definitive 13-3 score.
Churubusco scored seven runs in the fourth inning to cut the game short, ending it by the 10-run rule in five frames.
The Lady Eagles tallied 13 hits to Whitko‚Äôs three, but the opening innings weren‚Äôt so lopsided.
Churubusco scored its first run in the bottom of the first inning, but Whitko retaliated with a run of its own in the top of the second to tie the score.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Three Churubusco athletes were invited to Warren Central High School to compete with the best the state had to offer, and came away successful.
The Throwers Showcase was held at Warren Central High School, an event featuring the top 20 track athletes, male and female, in the shot put and discus.
Churubusco‚Äôs Austin McClure grabbed a Top-5 placing in both events.
He was fourth in the discus and third in the shot put.
His teammate, Gunner Barnhart, was seventh in the shot put.
For the girls, ‚ÄėBusco‚Äôs Katie Monk was fourth in discus.
Indian Springs Middle School competed against Edgewood Monday.
Pictured, 8th graders Elizabeth Russell and Jayla Wigent compete in the low hurdles.
Both the 8th grade boys and girls won decisively while both the 7th-grade boys and girls fell to to the visiting team from Warsaw. The Eagle Stars compete in the Garrett Invitational tonight, weather permitting.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A decision was made Thursday that the 24-year-old Northeast Hoosier Conference will be disbanded in 2015.
After continued disparity in the enrollment gap between schools in the conference, NHC President Mark Misch, of Norwell, announced in a press release Thursday that all eight member schools agreed to withdraw from the NHC, effective July 1, 2015.
‚ÄúTherefore, principals and athletic directors will be focusing on new future conference membership affiliations,‚ÄĚ Misch said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After an 11-0 start to the season, Columbia City‚Äôs girls track team split a three-way meet with Norwell and DeKalb Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagles picked up top honors at the Bishop Luers Invitational Saturday, and Head Coach Bob Fahl said the team was still suffering from the effects of the meet.
‚ÄúI think some of the girls were still feeling the effects of the weather and stress from Luers,‚ÄĚ Fahl said.
The Lady Eagles (53) fell to Norwell (61) but topped DeKalb (50).
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Not many coaches can find positives after an extra-inning loss, but Columbia City Head Girls Softball Coach Steve Cox is an exception.
‚ÄúI love those games,‚ÄĚ Cox said. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt like losing, but I love those games.‚ÄĚ
The Lady Eagles dropped a 2-0 game to Leo at Morsches Park.
It was a battle of the defenses, as the game held a 0-0 score through the beginning of the eight inning.
In the top of the eighth, with Leo at bat, one out and a runner on first base, the next batter hit a double to put base runners on second and third.