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COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a situation that might have played out differently a season ago.
Quickly up two games, Columbia City saw a potential shut out turn against them Tuesday night in a season opening match at home against North Side.
After dropping a 24-20 lead in the third game, the Lady Eagles were put in the same situation in game four. Avoiding an agonizing fifth game, Columbia City used its senior leadership along with the addition of a freshman libero to seal the victory the second time around.
COLUMBIA CITY — Just three dual matches, the 2010 season has been more successful than years prior for Columbia City girls’ golf.
With three wins to their credit last season, the Lady Eagles nearly reached that mark this season.
Tuesday, Columbia City opened Northeast Hoosier Conference play at Eagle Glen Golf Course against Bellmont. The Lady Eagles used three scores in the 40s along with a win at every position to start the conference off on a winning note 197-217.
COLUMBIA CITY — For the moment Columbia City girls’ soccer coach Nicole Gebfert can say something nearly no coach can.
I’m undefeated for my career.
“Hey we’re 1-0,” Gebfert said after being asked how her first head coaching job is working out. “It’s a great start. You can’t really complain about a 5-0 win.”
Whitko halfback D.J. Fouce breaks into a clearing down the sidelines during the Wildcats scrimmage at Garrett Friday night. Whitko spent time on both offense and defense from different areas of the field prepping for this week’s regular season opener at home. The Wildcats play host to Wawasee as part of a three-game homestand to open the season.
Columbia City senior Devin Rice contends for a loose ball against an East Noble defender Saturday morning. The Eagles traveled to Kendallville for a scrimmage in preparation for the season with the regular season opener Tuesday. City starts off the season playing host to Central Noble in a varsity only match at 5 p.m.
The Columbia City gridiron was open for business for the first time in the 2010 season Friday night. The Eagles played host to Goshen in a scrimmage in full contact. For three series the two squads switch between offense and defense running plays from different areas of the field. Next week, the Eagles get their first taste of the regular season with Warsaw coming to Max Gandy Athletic Field.
After 520 wins under Hall of Fame coach Wayne Kreiger, Columbia City will be looking for its first under Amy Shearer, if the WCCS board OKs her at its meeting Monday.
The former player and assistant under Kreiger has been chosen as the heir apparent to Kreiger’s 33-year throne that is Lady Eagles basketball.
At Monday’s the Whitley County Consolidated Schools board meeting a vote will make it official effectively making Shearer head coach.
Churubusco front line defender Heather Monk, left, blocks a shot from a Wawasee attacker Wednesday night in the Lady Eagles home scrimmage against the Lady Warriors. â€™Busco is gearing up for its season debut Tuesday at home against Leo.
WARSAW — One day after opening the season, it’s back to the heat and grind of the busy girls’ golf schedule for Columbia City.
Wednesday, the Lady Eagles followed up a ninth-place finish in the Snider Invitational with its first dual match of the season at Stonehenge Country Club.
Columbia City took on the Lady Tigers of Warsaw struggling in the heat of the summer sun.
With two golfers in the 40s, it wasn’t enough for City as it lost 185-199.
The Lady Eagles played host to the Lady Warriors in a tune up for their regular season debut at home Monday against Manchester.