Archive - Oct 2010 - Sports Article
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko football team’s first Three Rivers Conference championship since 2002 came with an extra trophy Monday.
After a 27-24 overtime victory on the road at Rochester, the Wildcats not only locked up a share of the TRC title but had its head coach recognized by Indianapolis Colts for its accomplishments.
Third-year coach Wayne Swender was selected as the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week for week eight of the Indiana high school football season.
The final week of the regular season has all three Whitley County teams vying for a conference title. No. 8 Columbia City travels to Norwell for a shot at its first NHC title since 1990. Whitko can lock up an outright title in the TRC at Tippecanoe Valley. No. 5 Churubusco is going for its second consecutive NECC title against Lakeland at home.
No. 8 Columbia City at Norwell
On a night when the Lady Eagles donned pink shirts to show their support for finding a cure for cancer on “Dig For A Cure” night, it was the Heritage Lady Patriots who left Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium with a victory, taking a hard-fought five-game win over the Lady Eagles.
After dropping the first game 20-25, the Lady Eagles came back to take the next two games 25-17 and 28-26 and had built a 7-2 lead in game four before falling 19-25. The Lady Eagles dropped the deciding fifth game by a 10-15 count to fall in the match 2-3.
MARION — When it comes to high school cross country, Whitko boys’ cross country came into Tuesday in a new position.
One season removed from reaching semistate as a team for the first time in school history, the Wildcats yet again knocked on the door of history.
Before the Marion sectional Tuesday, Whitko had never before seen a sectional team championship.
MARION — 1-2-5-7-9-13. No those aren’t lottery numbers.
Those are the placings of Lady Eagles in Tuesday’s Marion sectional. Out of a possible fewest points of 15 as a team, No. 17 Columbia City scored 24 on its way to the first sectional championship since 1986.
FORT WAYNE — The old saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.”
In the opening round of the Homestead girls’ soccer sectional, it was the Columbia City Lady Eagles that “rained” goal after goal on the North Side Lady Redskins on their way to a resounding 12-0 win Tuesday night.
Whether its Eagles, Wildcats or a team from “The City” that you’re talking about in Indiana high school football, then it probably has to do with a conference title race.
Never before has it happened this late into the season. Three teams with a 7-1 record within Whitley County.
Look through your record books, check your statistics and bring together whatever past thoughts you might have and throw them out the window. The county is in the midst of its best combined football season ever.
The Indiana high school volleyball sectional pairings are out and for two Whitley County rivals, it starts off by getting a shot at each other.
Monday, the Indiana High School Athletic Association drew up the four-class brackets for 397 schools across 64 sectional sites.
The opening round of the tournament gets underway next week Oct. 19 through Oct. 23.
Two of the county’s three high school teams will square off in the first round.
The Indiana high school football regular season comes to a close this week with all three Whitley County teams in contention for a conference title.
Sunday, those same squads had their paths drawn for the postseason that will follow Oct. 22.
Across five class divisions over 300 teams were placed into brackets that begin with three weeks of sectional play.
Among those teams were Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko.
Columbia City’s Sidney Bunyan lays out for a ball as teammates yell out. Columbia City traveled to the Whitko Invitational Saturday. The Lady Eagles fell in three pool play games (22-25, 21-25 to North Miami; 21-25, 14-25 to Prairie Heights; 22-25, 25-17, 7-15 to Garrett). The hosting Lady Wildcats also struggled, not advancing out of pool play. Whitko fell in three games (21-25, 15-25 to DeKalb; 25-27, 18-25 to Heritage; 9-25, 25-21, 11-15 to West Noble).