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Lady Eagles pitch perfect game; win 10-0

April 27, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Pitchers Cassie Vodde and Krysten VanHouten combined for a perfect game Friday night at Northrop.

Columbia City’s softball team, now 9-5, beat the Lady Bruins 10-0 in five innings.

Though the Lady Eagles were scoreless in the first inning, they found their bats in the second, scoring seven runs.

Columbia City added another run in the third and two more in the fourth.
The Lady Eagles held onto their 10-0 lead through the fifth inning to win by the 10-run-rule.

Col. City baseball loses in extra innings, 6-4

April 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Eagles’ baseball team lost in extra innings to Huntington North Friday night in Columbia City.

With the game tied 4-4 at the end of regulation, the Vikings scored two unanswered runs in the top of the eighth to rout the Eagles 6-4.

Connor Reed led the Eagles in hitting, going 3-for-4 with one RBI. Landon Rehrer had two RBIs, a run and a hit in three at-bats. Also recording hits were: Brandon Gay, Connor Slavich, Derek Lamle, Austin McCormick and Jacob Johnson.

Whitko’s Gensch to play baseball at Grace

April 27, 2012

WINONA LAKE — Grace’s baseball team has announced the signing of Whitko High School’s Richard “Wes” Gensch for the 2012-13 season.

Gensch has been a central member of Whitko’s roster the past four years as a pitcher and first baseman.

The 6-foot-3 high school senior was named Academic All-Conference in 2010 and 2011. He was also Whitko’s Most Improved Player as a junior.

“I felt like Grace was where God wanted me to be,” Gensch said.
“I want to continue developing my pitching skills and help the Grace program succeed. I am excited to play baseball for Grace this fall.”

Wildcats defeated by Tippy Valley; beat Triton, 9-5

April 26, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s baseball team came off a win over Triton Tuesday to fall to Tippecanoe Valley Wednesday night, 6-0.

The Vikings got 10 hits, eight against Whitko starting pitcher Alex Stoddard. Stoddard recorded four strike-outs, three errors and gave up four runs.

Colin Nicodemus and Wes Gensch each went 1-for-2 at the plate, getting Whitko’s two lone hits.

Tippy Valley scored three runs in the third inning, and one-per inning in the fifth, sixth and seventh frames.

Win over Triton

Whitko softball beats Tippy Valley

April 26, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s softball team grabbed a Three Rivers Conference win Wednesday night against Tippecanoe Valley, 9-1.

Though the Lady Vikings scored the first run of the game in the first inning, Tippy Valley didn’t cross home plate for the rest of the game.

Whitko, on the other hand, scored nine runs in the third and fourth innings. Karissa Olinske and Hannah Cokl scored two runs apiece.

Audra Day, Hannah Himes, Aly Nicodemus and Emily Weigold each added a run as well.

Olinske pitched all seven innings with nine strikeouts, one walk and gave up seven hits.

Lady Eagles down Homestead, 3-0

April 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — You know it’s a tough ballgame when the losing pitcher who strikes out the first eleven batters she faces, only gives up two hits for the game and gets defeated 3-0.

That’s exactly what happened to the Homestead Lady Spartans when they visited the Columbia City Lady Eagles for a Northeast Hoosier Conference softball game on a wet cold Wednesday evening.

The Lady Eagles parlayed a Spartan error and two hits from the bottom of the order and 14 strikeouts from pitcher Cassie Vodde into a 3-0 win.

Locals prep for All-Star game

April 26, 2012

FORT WAYNE — The 20th Annual Nancy Rehm/Border Wars Classic All-Star Games will be Saturday at the University of Saint Francis’ Hutzell Center.

Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict will be coaching the boys team, which has Whitko stand-out Logan Irwin and Churubusco’s Tyler Arrowsmith on the roster.

The girls game begins at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.

Also included are 3-point shooting contests for the girls and boys and a slam-dunk contest for the boys.

Whitko wins TRC four-way

April 25, 2012

WABASH — Whitko’s boys and girls track teams both won a four-way meet against Three Rivers Conference foes Manchester, Northfield and Lakeland Tuesday at Northfield.

The boys are now 5-0 in the TRC, collecting 116 points over Manchester (75.5), Northfield (43.5) and Lakeland Christian (4).

Trapper Mize won both the 800- and 1600-meter runs. Derek Snep won the shot put, Alec Wilkinson took first in the pole vault, Brady Herendeen won the long jump and Brandon Nettrouer led the 400-meter dash.

Eagles open NHC play; Columbia City loses to Bellmont in first conference match-up

April 25, 2012

DECATUR— Columbia City’s baseball team opened its conference schedule last night with a loss at Bellmont High School by a score of 8-5.

Columbia City scored five runs on nine hits with one error, and Bellmont scored eight runs with 13 hits and one error.

Eagle designated hitter Austin McCormick and third baseman Jordan Bickle hit one double each, while first baseman Connor Reed clobbered a home run, his first of the season.

Col. City falls to undefeated Bellmont

April 25, 2012

DECATUR — Columbia City’s golf team traveled to Decatur to face Northeast Hoosier Conference foe and undefeated Bellmont team (4-0, 3-0 in NHC).

The Braves routed the Eagles 167-180 on a windy Tuesday at Cross Creek.

Bellmont had three scores less than Columbia City’s best (44). Max Dryer and Drew Burnsworth led the Eagles, each shooting a 44.

Chase Ellsworth of Bellmont was the medalist with a 37. The Braves also posted a 41,42, 47 and 48.

Dustin Parrett and Trent Murphy each got a 46. Derek Philbee rounded off Columbia City’s scoring with a 47.

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