CC golf edges Carroll

COLUMBIA CITY — A a cool, rainy evening April 25, Columbia City beat Carroll by two strokes, 165-167 at Eagle Glen Golf Course.

The boys were led by match medalist Sean Bledsoe with a 39, followed by Zach Harker and Wyatt Krider, who each scored 41s.

Mitchell Wilson carded a 44 and Alex Hedrick shot a 47. Tyler Barnhart rounded off the Eagles’ varsity scores with a 53.

Carroll was led by Cam GeRue and Scottie Saylor, who each scored 40s.

Carroll’s squad took the varsity match over Columbia City, 190-211.

The Eagles were led by Cameron Hall and Gavin Hyser, who each scored 48s. Evan Hochstetler shot a 55 and Logan Gilbert and Max Moehle both carded 60s.

Eagles hit three home runs in win over Northrop

COLUMBIA CITY — Three home runs helped Columbia City’s softball team to an impressive, 14-4 victory over Northrop.

The Eagles scored eight runs in the second behind the offensive power of Bella Ross, Jada Conrad, Hayley Urban, Brooke Lickey and Brayden Lickey, who all recorded RBIs in the frame.

Brooke Ebersole was the winning pitcher for Columbia City, allowing four hits and four runs in five innings, striking out four and walking one.

Ross hit the first of the three homers, in the second inning, followed by home runs in the fourth by Felicity Clawson and Lickey.

The Eagles tallied 12 hits, including an impressive 3-for-4 performance by Clawson to lead the team.

CC baseball beats Manchester

NORTH MANCHESTER — Columbia City’s baseball team finished strong to come away with a 9-4 victory over Manchester on Friday.

The Eagles took a 3-0 lead before Manchester got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third.

Columbia City finished the game scoring four runs in the fifth and two in the seventh.

The Eagles out-hit Manchester 12-3, but committed five errors compared to Manchester’s one.

Michael Nodine, Zach Platt and Treyton Lomont all recorded two hits. Nodine led the game with four RBIs, followed by Dalton Bell with three.

Platt pitched six innings, earning four strikeouts and 17 first pitch strikes.

Columbia City’s defense lost control of Bellmont in the fifth inning to fall 6-2 to the Northeast 8 Conference foe on April 23.

The Braves ran out to a 6-0 lead after scoring five runs in the third and another in the fourth. Columbia City scored two in the sixth, but fell short of the comeback.

Tanner Clark pitched six innings for the Eagles, leading the game with six strikeouts.

Urban leads the way in Eagles’ 17-4 win

HUNTINGTON — Hayley Urban recorded four RBIs in Columbia City softball’s 17-4 win over Northeast 8 Conference foe Huntington North.

Huntington scored first, but Columbia City exploded in the second quarter, scoring 12 runs to lead 12-1.

The offensive onslaught was led by Savanna Reed, Natalee Gawthrop, Felicity Clawson, Abby Pequignot and Urban.

Natalie Haselby took the win on the mound, pitching three innings and allowing three runs on five hits, striking out one and walking one.

Brooke Ebersole pitched two innings in relief.

The team tallied 17 hits total, including three apiece from Brooke Lickey and Urban.

Eagle golf competes in state preview

PERU — Columbia City’s boys golf team had the opportunity to compete against the top teams in the state at the annual state preview match at Rock Hollow on Saturday.

The Eagles placed 16th out of 17 teams with a score of 354. Center Grove won the match with a 301. The Eagles, Warsaw and Homestead were the lone northeast Indiana schools at the event.

Columbia City was led by Alex Hedrick with an 85 to place 45th overall.

Zach Harker shot an 88, Mitchell Wilson finished with a 90, Wyatt Krider carded a 91 and Sean Bledsoe rounded off the Eagles with a 92.

The boys lost to Bellmont earlier in the week, 179-184. The team was led by Krider with a 45, followed by Bledsoe and Wilson with 46s, Barnhart and Harker with 47s.

Softball comes out on top of Dwenger DH

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s softball team held on to beat Bishop Dwenger in a double header on Saturday, despite a late rally by the visitors in game two.

The Eagles watched a seven-run lead slip away after Dwenger scored six unanswered runs at the end of the game, winning by one, 13-12.

Brayden Lickey led the team at the plate, driving in five runs, including a grand slam in the fourth frame and a single in the fifth.

The Eagles took the lead for good in the fourth after scoring six runs. Along with Lickey’s homer, Hayley Urban and Brooke Lickey each singled to score runs.

Brooke Ebersole was the winning pitcher, allowing nine hits and six runs over three innings, striking out one and walking one. Delaney Stahl and Natalie Haselby assisted Ebersole from the bullpen.

Abby Pequignot tallied three hits in three at-bats.

The Eagles won a more comfortable first game after getting off to a slow start.

Dwenger led 4-0 at one point, but Columbia City rattled off 12 unanswered runs to lead 12-4. Dwenger scored four runs in the sixth to narrow Columbia City’s lead, but the Eagles scored three in the bottom of the sixth to finish off the win.

Bella Ross tallied four RBIs, including two home runs.

Haselby pitched the Eagles to the win, lasting six innings, allowing 11 hits and eight runs while striking out four. Ebersole picked one inning of relief.

The Eagles had four home runs total in the game, including one by Brayden Lickey, the two from Ross and another from Urban. Ross led the team with three hits in three at-bats.

CC tennis falls short against Bellmont

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s tennis team lost a close match to Bellmont in a Northeast 8 Conference rivalry game, 3-2.

Grace Cotter and Maddie Miner picked up the team’s wins. Cotter won No. 2 singles 6-2, 6-3; and Miner won No. 3 singles 6-3, 6-4.

In No. 1 singles, Jette Honnens fell 6-1, 6-3. The No. 1 doubles duo of Hailey Cearbaugh and Addie Bishop lost 6-1, 7-6.

Grace Martinez and Courtney Weigel fell 6-4 and 6-0 in No. 2 doubles.

Columbia City rally leads to Homestead loss

COLUMBIA CITY — A rally by host Columbia City midway through the game last Tuesday ended in a Spartan softball loss, 10-6.

Columbia City scored in the opening inning, but Homestead took the lead after crossing the plate four times in the third. The Eagles answered by tying the game in the bottom of the fourth, then tacked on four more runs to lead 8-4. The teams exchanged runs in the fifth and sixth frames, ending the game at 10-6.

Columbia City recorded 15 hits compared to Homestead’s five.

The Eagles were led by three hits from Brayden Lickey, who also had two RBIs. Brooke Lickey had two RBIs to go with her two hits. Also recording two hits were Abby Pequignot, Bella Ross and Savanna Reed for Columbia City.

Rylee Norton had two RBIs on one hit for Homestead. Also recording hits were Ashley Flynn, Katie Felger, Caylin Sievers and Lucy Pursley. Scoring for the Spartans were Norton, Grace Swangin, Sievers, Emily Corns and Katie Felger (two runs).

Homestead junior Alyssa Swangin pitched six innings, striking out two, walking two and giving up 15 hits.

Delaney Stahl pitched three innings for Columbia City, striking out two; Brooke Ebersole pitched two innings, earning two strikeouts; and Natalie Haselby pitched one inning.

Whitko track wins three-way meet

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys track team came out on top of a three-way meet with Wabash and Lakeland Christian Academy on Friday.

The boys scored 82 points, followed by 75 points from Wabash and 10 from Lakeland Christian Academy.

Whitko won all five field events in the senior night event. R.J. Patrick won pole vault and high jump, Gage Howard won shot put, Cameron Sapp won discus and Isaiah Pierce took first in the long jump.

In the running events, Sean Blaine won the 100-meter dash and Zack Freel won the 200. The 400-meter relay team of Freel, Blaine, Patrick and Dominick Moseley took first, as well as the 1,600-meter relay team of Freel, Pierce, Ashton Schuh and Clayton Ebbinghouse.

Whitko golf falls in four-way match

SYRACUSE — Whitko’s boys golf team fell to three opponents in a four-way meet on April 25 at South Shore Golf Course.

The Wildcats scored a 185, led by Kylar Bryant with a 42 and Jonathan Strayer with a 44. Cade Bechtold carded a 48, Storm Baldridge shot a 51 and Ezra Small rounded off the team with a 66.

Wawasee won the event with a 161. Manchester placed second with 164 and South Bend Riley finished four strokes ahead of Whitko with a 181.

The Wildcats split a match with Rochester and North Miami on April 24.

Rochester scored a 167, followed by Whitko at 190 and North Miami with a 224.

Whitko was led by Bryant with a 45, followed by Dale Reiff with a 47. Strayer shot a 48 and Bechtold finished with a 50. Baldridge and Small rounded off Whitko’s scoring with a 61 and 63, respectively.

Whitko softball edges Manchester

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s softball team held on for a close win over Manchester on April 24, 4-3.

Manchester drew first blood, scoring in the second, but going scoreless until the end of the game.

The Wildcats were unable to get on the board until the fourth inning, scoring twice, then scoring again in the fifth and sixth frames to lead 4-1.

Manchester rallied in the seventh to score two runs and come within a run of the ‘Cats, but Whitko held on for the victory.

Ellie Snep earned the win on the mound with five strikeouts. Guinny Garr led the Wildcats with two hits and a sacrifice. Whitko tallied nine hits total and committed five errors.

Manchester drills Whitko baseball

SOUTH WHITLEY — Manchester ran over Whitko, 17-1, on April 24, scoring every inning of the five-inning game.

Whitko used five pitchers to slow down Manchester. Evan Wilson took the loss on the mound; however, wilson had a hit and scored the team’s lone run. Also collecting a hit apiece for Whitko were Ryan Brown with a double and Colten King with a single.

Whitko girls split three-way meet

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls track team placed second in a three-way meet with Wabash and Lakeland Christian Academy on April 26.

Wabash won the meet with 64.5 points, followed by Whitko with 60.5 and LCA with 28 points.

Liza Foutz set personal records in the 300-meter hurdles and 100-meter dash. Holly Hathaway set personal records in the 100 dash and two-mile run, and Stephanie Miller set personal records in the long jump and 200-meter dash.

The girls finished second in a four-way meet earlier in the week, falling to Manchester but beating Northfield and Lakeland Christian Academy.

Whitko softball falls to Northwestern

SOUTH WHITLEY — On a cold, rainy day Saturday, Whitko’s softball team lost to Northwestern, 12-9.

The visitors led 2-1 after the first inning. Whitko outscored Northwestern in the third to lead 5-2, and the teams exchanged runs in the fourth.

Northwestern rallied in the fifth to scored four unanswered runs. Whitko added three in the sixth to take back the lead and make the score 9-8, but Northwestern scored four runs in the seventh to come away with the win.

Whitko out-hit Northwestern 14-9, but committed seven errors in the loss.

Emalee Duggins hit five single and Kayce Sims had a home run.

“It was a hard fought game in tough conditions,” coach Michelle Garr said.

Whitko, CC’s JV golfers compete at Wawasee

SYRACUSE — Columbia City’s junior varsity squad competed at the varsity Wawasee Invitational on Saturday, placing 14th out of 15 teams.

The team scored a 400. Chesterton won the match with a 316. Whitko finished seventh with a 365.

The Eagles were led by Cameron Hall with a 94 and Tyler Barnhart with a 98. Evan Hochstetler carded a 102, Michael Johnson shot a 106 and Logan Gilbert finished with a 108.

For Whitko, Cade Bechtold led the team with an 84, followed by Kylar Bryant with an 89, Jonathan Strayer with a 94, Dale Reiff with a 98 and Storm Baldridge with a 130.

CC baseball drops Northfield DH

WABASH — Columbia City’s baseball team dropped a double header at Northfield on Saturday.

Columbia City fell 6-2 in game one after falling in a 4-0 hole that lasted much of the game.

Northfield scored three runs in the first and another in the second while holding the Eagles scoreless until the fourth inning, when Columbia City got on the board.

The Eagles scored another run in the fifth, but Northfield finished off the game by scoring two more runs. The Norsemen recorded 11 hits to the Eagles’ 3.

Bryce Martin pitched six innings, striking out five.

Northfield took a 2-0 win in game two, as the Eagles only managed one hit, by Tanner Clark, on the game.

Treyton Lomont pitched five innings for Columbia City, striking out one.

Busco golf splits three-way match

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s golf team hosted and split a triangular match with Westview and Eastside on April 26.

Westview won the meet with a 178, followed by Churubusco with 194 and Eastside with 241.

Wyatt Johnson led the team with a 41, followed by Cole Hart, Taylan Yontz and Kuper Papenbrock, who all scored 51s. Tyler Miller rounded off the Eagles with a 56.

“Wyatt Johnson played his best round of the year,” coach Jermiah Johnson said.

Johnson was co-medalist with Westview’s Carter Giggy.

Golfers compete at Canterbury

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s golf team placed ninth out of 13 teams at a Chestnut Hills invitational on Saturday, hosted by Canterbury High School.

Wyatt Johnson led the Eagles with an 82, followed by Taylan Yontz with a 97 and Cole Hart with a 99.

Tyler Miller shot a 111 and Kuper Papenbrock scored a 113.