CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s baseball team dropped two games last week, falling to Columbia City on Monday and Lakeland on Tuesday.
The Eagles played a competitive game with county rival Columbia City, falling short in the end, 10-7.
Neither team scored in the first inning, but Churubusco struck first in the second, scoring a run. Columbia City answered with three runs in the bottom of the frame, but Churubusco responded with five runs in the third to lead 6-3 going into the fourth.
Columbia City tied the score with three runs in the fifth, then scored four more in the fifth to lead 9-6. Churubusco scored a run in the seventh, but fell short.
Both teams recorded nine hits. Churubusco had three errors compared to Columbia City’s one.
Churubusco’s Blake Trostel recorded two hits, and Columbia City’s Dalton Bell, Zach Platt and Preston Henschen each had two. Platt led the game in RBIs with three and Bell added two. Brayten Gordon recorded two RBIs for Churubusco.
Churubuscos Gabe Richards pitched four innings, earning four strikeouts and throwing 15 first-pitch strikes.
Columbia City’s Treyton Lomont also pitched four innings, earning three strikeouts.
Churubusco dropped an 8-3 game to Lakeland after the Northeast Corner Conference foe jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Churubusco was unable to get on the board until the second quarter, then Lakeland tacked on three more runs to lead 7-2 after the third.
The teams exchanged a run in the sixth and seventh inning, leading to the 8-3 Lakeland win.
Lakeland tallied six hits to Churubusco’s five, and the Eagles committed five errors to Lakeland’s two.
Brayten Gorden led the team in hits with two, and Evan Snyder had two RBI.
Snyder and Blake Trostel each pitched three innings for the Eagles. Snyder earned six strikeouts and Trostel two.
CC golf beats Huntington North, 165-184
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys golf team took a 19-stroke win over Huntington North last week, 165-184, led by freshman Alex Hedrick’s score of 39.
Zach Harker finished with a 40, followed by Mitchell Wilson with a 42, Tyler Barnhard with a 44 and Sean Bledsoe with a 50.
The junior varsity squad scored lower than the Vikings’ varsity at 176, led by an impressive 38 by Wyatt Krider. Cameron Hall shot a 42 and Evan Hochstetler and Gavin Hyser both scored 48 for the JV team.
Eagles drop close game to Bellmont
DECATUR — Columbia City’s softball team lost a heartbreaker to Bellmont on Monday, 3-2, after Belmont’s Sarah Enterline ended the game with a walk-off single.
The game was dominated by defense for the opening four innings, as neither team got on the scoreboard until Columbia City scored twice in the fifth.
Bellmont answered with a run in the sixth, but it wasn’t until Enterline’s walk-off in the seventh that Bellmont took the lead.
Columbia City out-hit Bellmont 7-6, but the Eagles committed four errors. Brayden Lickey led the team at the plate, going 2-for-4.
Columbia City earned a bit win over Warsaw last week, 14-3, after a stellar sixth inning.
Columbia City led 4-0 through the second inning. Warsaw scored three unanswered runs to narrow the Eagles lead, but Columbia City scored two in the bottom of the fourth and eight in the sixth to pick up the victory. The Eagles had 16 hits and only gave up six.
Abby Pequignot and Felicity Clawson led the team in hits with three apiece, including seven RBIs by Pequignot.
Natalie Haselby led the team on the mount with five strikeouts.
CC tennis downs county rivals
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s tennis team topped Whitko on Monday, 4-1, in a match with a lot of young competitors.
Both teams sport more than 10 freshmen apiece, showing a likely bright future for the sport in Whitley County.
“That is uplifting that the community around tennis is growing again,” Whitko coach Calvin Sellers said.
The Eagles topped other county rival Churubusco last week in a close, 3-2 match.
In No. 1 singles, Grace Cotter won 6-2, 6-3. Both doubles teams also etched victories, as Grace Martinez and Courtney Weigel won 6-1, 6-3, and Hailey Cearbaugh and Addie Bishop won a three-set match, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.
Maddie Minier and Molly McCoy lost close matches in No. 2 and No. 3 singles, 6-4, 6-5, and 2-6, 6-4, 1-6, respectively.
The Wildcats lost to Rochester last week, 4-1, and Triton, 3-2.
Fort Wayne teams top CC baseball
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City hosted two Fort Wayne teams and lost last week, 14-3 to Concordia and 10-4 to Carroll.
The Eagles held Concordia’s scoring to a minimum in the first two innings, trailing just 3-0, but the Cadets tacked on four runs in the third before Columbia City scored two in the fourth, making the score 7-2. Columbia City scored one more run in the fifth, but Concordia added seven more to win 13-5. Bryce Martin pitched three innings with one strikeout. Landin Markins also added a strikeout.
Carroll opened the game with a 5-0 lead, but Columbia City narrowed the advantage after scoring four runs in the second inning. However, the Eagles were unable to score again, while Carroll tacked on two runs in the third, two in the sixth and another in the seventh to earn the win.
Cam Harris had two RBIs for the Eagles. Tanner Clark pitched 5.1 innings with four strikeouts.
CC track sweeps DeKalb
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys and girls track teams beat DeKalb last week, led by a blow-out win by the boys, 113-19. The girls won 89-43.
The boys won every event in the dual meet, and several Eagles placed second and third to rack up the points for Columbia City.
Doug Hill won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes all by one-tenth of a second to complete the sweep.
Liam Hesting dominated the throws, winning shot put with a toss of 54 feet, 9 inches, and discuss with a heave of 158-04.
Michael Sievers leapt 20 feet, 4 inches in long jump to earn the win, and Chris Johnson cleared 9 feet to win pole vault. Alex Scharpenberg leapt 6 feet, 6 inches to place first in high jump.
The relay team of Landon Wakeman, Bryce Taylor, Nick Mills and Nathan Mills finished in 9:09.5 in the 3,200-meter relay.
Kameron Beezley, Taylor, Cole Meyer and Jacob Wigent ran the 1,600-meter relay in 3:36.8, and Drew Diamente, Caleb Cruz, Jon O’Dell and Wigent finished the 400-meter relay in 46.2.
Wigent won the 110-meter hurdles and teammate Meyer won the 300 hurdles. Wakeman picked up the win in the two mile and Nathan Mills won the mile.
Taylor finished three seconds ahead of teammate Nick Mills to win the 800.
The girls won all but one running event, as well as pole vault and high jump. Mariah Schaefer took first in both the 100-meter dash and pole vault, clearing 8 feet. Kendall Longenbaugh won the 200 dash and placed second in the 100.
Sisters Lillie Oddou and Eden Oddou won the 400- and 800-meter runs, respectively, and the duo teamed up with Macey Hill and Emma Coy to win the 1,600-meter relay.
DeKalb took the win in the one mile, but Columbia City won the two mile, led by Ally Willson in first and Jaslyn Cook in second. Sarah Pepple won the 100 hurdles and Abigael Chapman won the 300 hurdles. Megan Oilar cleared 4 feet, 10 inches in high jump.
Softball downs Northfield
SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s softball team defeated Northfield on April 22, 8-2, after jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Northfield scored in the second, but Whitko crossed the plate once in the fifth and twice in the sixth to come away with the win.
Pitcher Ellie Snep earned the win with six strikeouts. Kayce led the team with three hits.
The squad beat Southwood last week, 10-2. Whitko jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first two innings and after trading runs in the fourth, scored four more to lead 10-1. Southwood scored the last run of the game in the seventh.
The Wildcats tallied 14 hits led by Emalee Duggis with two singles and a double. Snep earned the win on the mound.
Baseball falls to Northfield
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Wildcats lost to Three Rivers Conference foe Northfield on Monday, 5-1.
Junior Mason Lehman worked the mound for Whitko, giving up six hits and five runs, two earned. Whitko’s lone run came in the fifth inning on a single by Evan Wilson, followed by a Ryan Brown base hit. Wilson came around to score on a hit by Colten King. Wilson, Brown, King and Bryce Tucker all recorded hits for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats fell to Southwood last week, 13-3, after giving up a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
Southwood tied the score in the second, and both teams scored a run in the fourth, but Southwood went on a 10-run rally in the fifth to win. Wilson led the team in hits with two. King took the loss on the mound.
The ’Cats dropped a 10-3 game to Wawasee last week after the Warriors ran out to an 8-1 lead in the first inning. Wilson, Lehman, Zak Neer, Bryce Tucker and Bryce Rhoades all had two hits for Whitko.
Whitko golf beats North Miami
NORTH MANCHESTER — Whitko’s golf team hosted and defeated North Miami last week, 191-223. Cole Bechtold led the team with a 42, followed by Kylar Bryant with a 44, Dale Reiff with a 47, Jonathan Strayer at 58 and Storm Baldridge with a 67.
Busco track downs Fremont, Hamilton
CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams defeated Fremont and Hamilton in a double dual meet last week.
The boys topped Fremont 97-32, and Hamilton 116-8. The girls won 112-2 over Hamilton and 102-27 over Fremont.
Nick Nondorf won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 6 inches, and Korbyn Reister placed second. Nondorf also won the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.
Tanner Allen had a strong performance in the throwing events, winning the discus with a throw of 119 feet, 9 inches, and placing second in shot put at 47-11. Reese Wicker took third in shot put and Christian Riddle finished third in discus.
Sam Wood won the pole vault, clearing 13 feet.
In the two-mile, Bryce Kolvoord placed second and Cody Graft third. Levi Skinner took second in the mile and Cody Graft finished third.
Travis Emenhiser won the 800-meter run and Reister placed second in the 400-meter dash.
Joey Emenhiser won the 200 dash and Wood won the 100.
The girls swept the sprint events, with Sierra Przemielewski winning the 100 followed by Maggie Burita in second.
Burita won the 200 and Meranda Mallot took second.
Karolyn Schuman came in second in the 800-meter run. Kara Debolt won the 1,600-meter run and Allie Basinger won the 3,200-meter run.
Hannah Boersma swept the hurdle events, winning the 100- and 300-meter. She also placed second in high jump.
Burita won the pole vault, clearing 10 feet, 6 inches.
Isabella Zuk won the long jump and Heather Wade placed second.
The girls had an outstanding showing in the throwing events. In both events, the girls garnered the top six positions out of eight.
Kilah Smith won the discus and placed second in shot put. Madison Gaff won the shot put and took second in discus.
Busco softball drops game to Lakeland
CHURUBUSCO — Lakeland ran off to a 15-2 win over Churubusco in five innings on Tuesday.
The Lakers scored five runs in the first and 10 in the second to run out to a 15-0 lead. Churubusco scored a run each in the fourth and fifth innings.
Five Eagles recorded hits: Amanda Erwin, Brianna Baughman, Mariah Hosted, Katy Krider and Payton Crooks. Hosted and Crooks had the team’s two RBIs.