Archive - Sep 2010 - Sports Article
A drizzly morning didn’t deter the more than 200 competitors who turned out Saturday morning at Chain ’O Lakes State Park for Columbia City S.W.A.T.’s first-ever triathlon. Pictured above, contestants make their way through the park during the bicycle portion of the event. Post & Mail photo / Chris Meyers
COLUMBIA CITY — One of the goals for the Columbia City Lady Eagle golf team in Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference tournament was to improve on its regular season placing in the conference.
The Eagles accomplished that goal recording a 402 team total on the Eagle Glen links, good enough for a fifth-place tie with Norwell.
“We finished tied with Norwell for fifth-place in the conference, which was good for us since we finished seventh in the regular season,” said Eagle coach Jim Thompson.
COLUMBIA CITY — From start to finish, the Columbia City versus Homestead football game certainly gave the capacity crowd their money’s worth.
NORTH MANCHESTER — Not only did Whitko pick up another conference win Friday night, Wildcat head coach Wayne Swender got his first win against Manchester 27-7.
“We’ve been proud of our defense all year long and they won the game for us,” Swender said.
After three close quarters of play, the game was a sealed deal after a big defensive play by the Wildcat defense in the fourth quarter.
Churubusco cornerback Adam Boggess skies for an interception in the first quarter of the Eagles road trip to Eastside Friday night. ’Busco put up 53 points in the first half of their 60-28 win over the Blazers. Kyle Mathewson had 191 yards rushing with four touchdowns.
COLUMBIA CITY — The measure of a good team is not only their won-loss record, but also how they respond under the pressure of close contests.
The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team got its share of pressure Thursday night when it played host to the Huntington North Lady Vikings.
WATERLOO — In the pursuit of perfection it takes two in the case of Columbia City boys’ tennis.
Going into Thursday’s match at DeKalb, two positions stood at 11-0 for the Eagles. It took a tandem of two players, in their first season playing together, to get a 10th win on the season for Columbia City beating the Barons 5-0.
SOUTH WHITLEY -- Thursday night’s away game was expected to be an easy win for the Manchester Squires.
After a blow out game earlier this season, the Squires traveled into South Whitley and anticipated the same outcome.
But Whitko had no part of that. The Lady Wildcats were not going down without a fight but lost in four games 3-1.
After quick losses in the first two games, it appeared the Squires were about to mirror their previous encounter.
Week four of the Gridiron Preview looks at Columbia City's toughest contest yet.
COLUMBIA CITY — Winning can be contagious but it can also be a curse. With success, breeds complacency for some teams with year after year being just as good as the next.
But for Columbia City boys’ tennis it’s a constant battle the Eagles know they’re fighting to stay atop of the Northeast Hoosier Conference.