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May 28th, 2015
LAGRANGE ‚ÄĒ Whitko used two solid pitching efforts combined with just enough offense to defeat West Noble 6-3 to advance to this evening‚Äôs IHSAA Sectional 21 softball championship game.
After giving up a lead-off single, Whitko pitcher Hannah Yohe set the Chargers down in order.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Northeast Hoosier Conference honors in tennis and softball have been announced, and Columbia City athletes earned spots on both lists.
In tennis, the No. 1 doubles team of Macie Hinen and Aubrey Wright earned first team All-NHC honors. The senior duo will be competing this evening at the Culver Academies tennis regional.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ All three Whitley County girls track teams competed in IHSAA regional competition Tuesday evening.
At the Warsaw regional, Whitko‚Äôs Kaitlyn Reed was the county‚Äôs only automatic qualifier for the June 6 state finals meet. The Whitko sophomore cleared the state qualifying height of 5 feet, 4 inches in the high jump while placing fourth. Reed also competed in the 100-meter dash, but did not qualify for the finals in that event.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs softball team lost in the first round of sectional play Monday against the Mississinewa Indians, 8-2.
Gusting winds blew dirt across the infield and even pop-flies into foul territory at Norwell High School while the Lady Eagles tried to keep their regional hopes alive.
LAGRANGE ‚ÄĒ Whitko softball took the first step on the road to an IHSAA sectional softball title Monday afternoon with a 13-2 win over the host Lakeland Lady Lakers in the opening round of Sectional No. 21 play.
Whitko took a first-inning lead thanks in part to a Lakeland error. With one out, Anna Ousley singled and went all the way to third when the Lakeland right fielder misplayed the ball. Ousley scored when Whitney Marsh reached on a second Lady Laker error, giving the Wildcats a 1-0 lead after one-half inning of play.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs baseball team traveled to Fort Wayne Saturday for a doubleheader against Bishop Dwenger. The Eagles lost both games, 10-0 and 6-3.
Game one opened with seven runs in the first two innings for the Saints.
BRUSHY PRAIRIE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs baseball team traveled to Prairie Heights on Saturday for a non-conference doubleheader. Whitko took both halves, winning game one 12-5 and taking the second contest 14-7.
‚ÄúThese are two great wins,‚ÄĚ said Wildcat Head Coach Erik Hisner. ‚ÄúWe challenged our players after a tough loss at Tippecanoe Valley and they responded with lots of intensity and focus. I can‚Äôt say enough about my guys today. They showed a lot of resiliency.‚ÄĚ
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ The last name on the Northeast Hoosier Conference golf championship trophy will belong to Columbia City‚Äôs Eagles.
Columbia City claimed a three-shot victory over Homestead to win the conference tournament at Cobblestone Golf course on Saturday which, combined with their tie for first place in the regular season standings, gave the Eagles the overall NHC title.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs Lady Wildcats took to the tennis courts at Warsaw High School for the finals of the IHSAA sectional. Whitko‚Äôs season came to an end as they fell 5-0 to the host Lady Tigers.
‚ÄúWe won some games,‚ÄĚ said Whitko Head Coach Chris McGehee. ‚ÄúOur goal was to make the finals. That‚Äôs the same goal we had for the boys‚Äô team. We had three girls that never played tennis before this year. The progress that we made this year in just making it to the finals was great. I am proud of the way they competed.‚ÄĚ
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ A sweep of the singles matches gave Whitko‚Äôs Lady Wildcats a 3-2 win over Tippecanoe Valley in the semi-finals of the Warsaw tennis sectional Thursday evening.
After dropping both doubles matches, the Lady Wildcats came back to take all three singles matches in straight sets to advance to today‚Äôs sectional finals against host Warsaw, a 5-0 winner over Wawasee in the other semi-final.