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COL. CITY WINS THRILLER, 5-4: Lady Eagles vie for title today at Norwell

June 2, 2014

For the second time this sectional season, Columbia City’s softball team edged out its opponent in a close, one-run game.

On Monday, the Lady Eagles took on Bellmont in the sectional opener and were led to the win by seniors Alyssa Hansen and Allie Vodde.

Hansen scored the game-winning run to advance Columbia City to the second round.

Columbia City was scheduled to play Thursday, but after Wednesday’s game was rained out, the Lady Eagles were pushed back to play Friday night against Mississinewa.

’Cats advance on 9th-inning balk

June 2, 2014

The Whitko Wildcats had to rally from two runs down in the bottom of the seventh inning just to tie the score, but then in the bottom of the ninth, with a runner on third, the home standing Wildcats goaded the Lakeland pitcher into a balk sending the winning run across for a 4-3 win that propels the Wildcats into Saturdays semifinal of the Whitko IHSAA Sectional Baseball tournament.

Whitko pitcher Tanner Gaff struggled early in the game with his control getting the ball up in the zone, and walking the first Lakeland batter on four pitches.

’Busco relay headed to state

May 30, 2014

A fast Indiana Wesleyan University track was the new sight for the IHSAA Regional competition for all three Whitley County boys’ track teams.

Qualifiers from last week’s sectional competition were seeking a top three finish to qualify for the State Finals in Bloomington June 7.

The three schools had several performances that came close, but only the 1,600-meter relay team from Churubusco will make the trip to Bloomington by way of a second-place finish.

Eagles stay undefeated at home: Eagles card a 148; prep for sectional next week

May 30, 2014

Columbia City’s boys golf team finished its final match at Eagle Glen Golf Course in prime fashion Thursday night, scoring a 148 and easily beating Wawasee by 20 strokes.

“This was a great way for us to go out at home,” Columbia City Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.

The Eagles posted a 5-0 record at Eagle Glen.

“We really used our home course to our advantage,” Thompson said.

The Eagles posted one of their best scores of the season, topped only by their performance at Leo when they carded a 147.

Whitko wins last regular season game

May 29, 2014

Whitko’s baseball team picked up a win in its final regular season game of the season Monday.

The Wildcats downed Bethany Christian 13-6 to make their record 19-9 going into sectional action Friday.

Whitko jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning. Bethany Christian didn’t get on the scoreboard until the second, scoring one run.

The opponents took an 8-6 lead after scoring six runs in the third frame and another in the fourth.

Whitko rallied to score seven runs between the fifth and sixth innings to take a 13-8 advantage.

Col. City softball action postponed to Friday night

May 29, 2014

Due to rainy conditions Wednesday night in Ossian, the Wednesday night sectional softball game between Heritage and Norwell was postponed to Thursday night, when Columbia City was slated to play.

Columbia City’s game against Mississinewa at sectional host Norwell was postponed to Friday at 5:30 p.m. The title game will be played Saturday at 11 a.m.

The Lady Eagles won the opening round of sectionals Monday, topping Bellmont.

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May 29, 2014

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Hinen, Ford win regional tennis match

May 29, 2014

Columbia City’s dynamic tennis duo kept their season alive Wednesday night after picking up the regional title at Culver Military Academy.

Though the rest of the Lady Eagles are out of the tournament, the doubles team of Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen advanced from the Warsaw Sectional to compete at Culver this week against the region’s top competitors.

Monk sets mark

May 28, 2014

Churubusco’s field star Katie Monk set a girls regional record at Fort Wayne Northrop Tuesday, tossing the discus 151 feet, 2 inches, beating the previous record (145-1) by six feet.

County track and field contingent does well

May 28, 2014

With a trip to the IHSAA State Finals Track Meet at stake, female athletes from all three Whitley County High Schools competed in the Northrop Regional.

Churubusco led the Whitley County contingent, qualifying individuals in three different events, with Columbia City qualifying a relay team for State Finals.

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