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Col. City softball falls to Warsaw

April 16, 2012

WARSAW — The Columbia City Lady Eagles softball team traveled to Warsaw Saturday and came up short in the rain, losing 12-2.

In the bottom of the third, things began to get ugly for the Lady Eagles.
VanHouten walked the first runner. The second bunted for an out but advanced the runner to second.

She struck out the next batter. She then threw an errant pitch which advanced the runner from second to third base.

A second straight offline pitch got the runner home to give Warsaw a 1-0 lead.

’Busco golf places fourth at invitational

April 16, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s boys golf team had a strong showing at the Carroll Invitational at Autumn Ridge Saturday.

The Eagles placed fourth in the invite that was won by the host Chargers.

Ryan Mayer finished in the top 10, shooting an 82 and tying for 10th place.

Freshman Beau Barkley had a solid round of 84, carding a team low 39 on the front nine.

Finishing out scoring for Churubusco was Parker Conrad, 87; Brad Martin, 89; and Brandon Norris, 95.

Eagles win Churubusco invitational

April 16, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — It was supposed to be a “rebuild” for Churubusco boys’ track.

With the big names that led them for the past two seasons gone, the Eagles were supposed to have taken a step back.

Someone forgot to tell ’Busco Head Coach Zack Dock and his five-time Churubusco boys track Invitational Champions Saturday.

Using their depth, the Eagles surpassed their own previous records on rout to a record 191-point day and a five-peat of their own invitational.

Lady Eagles, Wildcats, do battle on diamond; CC comes away victorious

April 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s softball team rebounded from its first loss Thursday night at Wawasee by defeating county-rival Whitko, 9-0.

Last season, the Lady Wildcats upset Columbia City, which finished the season with a close loss at semi-state. The tables turned this year, as the Lady Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, starting with Kayla Parks, followed by Alyssa Brandt and Hannah Schnorr.

“Parks played really well, though everybody contributed,” Columbia City Head Coach Steve Cox said. “It was a great team win.”

Whitko baseball holds off Eastbrook

April 13, 2012


SOUTH WHITLEY — Despite a threatening sixth inning, Whitko’s baseball team held on for a 9-7 win over Eastbrook Friday night in South Whitley.

The Wildcats took a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Austin Mort and Alex Stoddard scored off a single by Riley Cokl, and Wyatt Wolf hit a groundout to drive teammate Zach Snep to home plate.

Eastbrook didn’t score its first run until the fourth frame.

Whitko girls track defeats Rochester

April 13, 2012


The Lady Wildcats track team hosted and beat the visiting Rochester Thursday by a score of 83-47.

In the 100-meter low hurdles, Micaela Sylvester placed first with a time of 17.3 seconds, and was followed in second by Reghan Craig at 18.2. Sylvester also won the 300-meter hurdles, coming in at 52.5, three seconds ahead of second place Lady Wildcat Reghan Craig.

Columbia City golf comes up short against Norwell

April 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s golf team fell to 1-2 Thursday night after losing to Norwell, 171-179.

The Knights had two linksters who shot a 41 on the par 36 course, and another with a 43. “You have to give them credit to come in here and shoot two 41s and a 43,” Columbia City Head Golf Coach Andrew Thompson said. “They played a good road match.”

Though the Eagles moved into a losing record after facing a loss Tuesday against Churubusco, their score showed improvement. Tuesday, Columbia City posted a 186, seven strokes worse than Thursday’s score.

Columbia City stays undefeated on the diamond, beats Wawasee

April 13, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s baseball team remains undefeated after four games. The Eagles defeated Wawasee Thursday night, 6-1.

Though Columbia City posted a win, Columbia City Head Coach Zac Byerly said he’d hoped for more. Perhaps the reason the team is undefeated.

“I wish we had gotten some more offense,” said Columbia City Boys Baseball Head Coach Zac Byerly.

Pitcher Austin Clark, who got the win, pitched a complete game with six hits, one run, one earned, one walk and two strike-outs. The Warriors were not as fortunate. Seven of nine Columbia City batters got a hit.

Whitko track out-runs Rochester

April 13, 2012


ROCHESTER — Whitko’s boys track team beat Rochester Thursday, 88-44.
The Wildcats won 13 out of 16 events.

Brandon Nettrouer took first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and Jordan Sims swept both hurdle events.Whitko took both throwing events, with Derek Snep winning the shot put and Joe Haywood taking the discus.

Alec Wilkinson remains undefeated in the pole vault.

Also taking first was Connor Stouder in the 400-meter dash, Jude Stieglitz in the 800 run and Trapper Mize in the mile run (4:44.1). The ’Cats take a break before going to the Goshen Relays April 21.

Wednesday local sports briefs — ’Busco golf, Whitko Softball, ’Busco M.S. track

April 12, 2012

’Busco golf undefeated after three matches

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco golf team improved to 3-0 with a 160-172 win over Leo at Eel River Golf Course Wednesday night.

The Eagles were led by Ryan Mayer and Beau Barkley who shot 38 and 39 respectively. Parker Conrad scored a 41 and Brad Martin also had a solid round, carding a 42.

“This was just a tremendous team effort”, said Coach Todd Fry. “Every coach wants this type of consistency from his team and tonight we had it.”

Finishing scoring for the host Eagles was Brandon Norris with a 44 and Landon Pearson with a 49.

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