Archive - 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Emotion can play a big role in establishing momentum in an athletic contest.
That emotion can come from many sources. For the Columbia City Eagles, an emotional week in practice and two emotional goalline defensive stands helped establish momentum that allowed them to prevail in a battle of
Whitley County football rivals.
The Eagles twice turned the Whitko Wildcats away without points on their way to a 34-14 home victory at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
BLUFFTON â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team lost a narrow five-game match on the road at Bluffton Thursday.
The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Eagles 25-16, 15-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-11.
Alisha Farner led the Lady Eagles in kills with nine. Lacey Pulley led the team in assists with 25.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkosâ€™ volleyball team earned a sweep over visiting Manchester Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Squires 25-21, 25-17, 25-21.
Whitko Head Coach Brandy Smith said her team was ready for the match.
â€śThe Lady Wildcats were on their game tonight,â€ť she said. â€śEvery player did their part. They talked and played as a team.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Running a hard trap was enough to give Columbia Cityâ€™s boys soccer team headaches Thursday.
Visiting Bellmont downed the Eagles 3-0 in the opening Northeast Hoosier Conference match for Columbia City. The Eagles are now 2-2 on the year and 0-1 in the NHC.
Eagle Boys Head Soccer Coach Matt Malless said Bellmont took advantage of its scheme, which he thought his team could handle.
â€śThey came out in a style we thought we could exploit,â€ť he said. â€śWe have had success before against the hard trap, and they pushed it all night.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team survived a last-minute change of venue to defeat New Haven Thursday at Eagle Glen Golf Course.
After an 0-3 conference start, the Lady Eagles got their first Northeast Hoosier Conference victory of the year against the visiting Lady Bulldogs.
Columbia City outshot New Haven 192-210.
Taylor Daniel led the way for the Lady Eagles, carding a 46.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team moved to 4-0 for the season with a convincing sweep of Fort Wayne South Side Thursday.
The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Archers, 25-6, 25-6, 25-12.
Columbia City Volleyball Head Coach Trish Hinen said the match was an opportunity to see some of what her team has.
â€śWe were trying to run through our offense and do it at a different tempo,â€ť she said.
The Lady Eagles have two matches on the docket Saturday in a triangular meet at Fort Wayne Snider. South Bend Washington will also compete at that meet.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting a program about local past Hollywood movie star, Dean Jagger.
The program will take place Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. The community is invited to come for an afternoon of stories, photos, movie clips and more on the life of Dean Jagger. Admission is free.
PIERCETON â€” The public is invited to attend a special presentation by the Bob Jones University Drama Ministry Team at First Baptist Church of Pierceton Thursday at 7 p.m.
The program will feature an original drama, â€śInstant Message.â€ť
The Drama Ministry Team is touring the Midwest this fall.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Projected enrollment numbers for Smith-Green Community Schools (SGCS) could be higher than originally believed.
SGCS Business Manager Todd Fleetwood said the districtâ€™s numbers, which were expected to decline for the 2013-14 school year, have actually ticked up.
â€śOur enrollment is up, and itâ€™s a great thing,â€ť he said.
So far, Fleetwood said the district had 18 more than expected in the elementary school, and were down approximately nine students in the junior-senior high school.
PIERCETON â€” Whitko Community School Corporation continues to move forward on its plans to renovate South Whitley Elementary School and construct a new Pierceton Elementary School.
At a recent meeting of the corporationâ€™s Board of Trustees, Superintendent Steve Clason gave an update on the timeline in which work will commence during the following months.
â€śWe are definitely in the design phase,â€ť Clason said. â€śWe are working on obtaining feedback from community members as well as faculty.â€ť