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September 29th

’Busco continues win streak, downs Canterbury

September 29, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Lady Eagles volleyball won for the second night amidst a three-day home stretch Wednesday, beating Canterbury in three straight games.
The final score in favor of ‘Busco was 25-13, 25-16 and 25-23.
Head Coach Trinda Goings mentioned the team playing on consecutive nights.
“For us to come back and still do some things that we needed to do after a big win last night; we played solid,” said Goings.
In the first game, Churubusco took an early lead and with the score at 5-2, Danielle Pippenger took the serve and didn’t relinquish it until she helped build the Eagle lead to 10-2.

Col. City honors seniors, ousts Whitko

September 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagles hosted Whitko for its senior night Wednesday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
Though the Lady Wildcats lost 2-0, Coach Gary Sims was more than pleased with the team’s performance.
“I am so proud of the girls tonight,” Sims said. “Columbia City is a big team and we competed well against them.”
The Lady Eagles have twice the roster size of Whitko, which is in its first season of IHSAA-sanctioned soccer.

September 23rd

Columbia City routed by Bulldogs

September 24, 2011

NEW HAVEN ­— Friday night’s Northeast Hoosier Conference contest pitted two once-beaten teams, the Columbia City Eagles and the host New Haven Bulldogs.
The game played to a first half draw both on the scoreboard and in statistics.
Unfortunately for Columbia City, the second half saw the Bulldogs break open the contest, out-scoring the Eagles 35-7 to hand Columbia City their second loss of the season by a 62-33 score.

’Busco improves to 6-0, ousts West Noble

September 24, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco football statistics from Friday night’s game against West Noble were a bit misleading.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the Eagles had only 17 offensive plays and two first downs.
The team also happened to be leading the West Noble Chargers by a score of 55-6.
The Eagles won the game, 62-25, remaining unbeaten and in the process, keeping West Noble win-less.
Time of possession was simply not a factor for ‘Busco.

’Cats overcome miscues, remain undefeated in TRC

September 24, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — After five games on the road, the Wildcats were finally able to share a win with their home crowd Friday night against Northfield.
Despite the team’s penalties, interceptions, fumbles and playing without senior stand-out receiver and linebacker Derek Snep, Whitko pulled out a 31-14 win over the Norsemen.
“The mistakes we made were a lack of execution,” Whitko Head Coach Wayne Swender said.
The Wildcats had three fumbles, six penalties and two interceptions.

Lady Eagles fall to Southside, 3-0

September 23, 2011

FORT WAYNE — The Lady Eagle soccer team traveled to Fort Wayne Thursday night to play Southside.
Though Columbia City lost, in a 3-0 shutout, the Lady Eagles used the game as a learning experience.
“Southside is a very different team than we faced last year,” Columbia City Head Coach Nicole Gebfert said. “Last year they were quick and aggressive. This year, they were quick, aggressive and had talent.”
Gebfert said the game wasn’t a total loss, as the team showed improvement from the first half to the second.

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Senior night continues for Whitko

September 23, 2011

LARWILL — Whitko honored its seniors Thursday night against Rochester.
Though the Wildcats lost 6-3 to the Zebras, the ’Cats won a bigger battle before the season started, getting an IHSAA sanctioned soccer team at Whitko.
Before action got underway Thursday night, Whitko honored its three seniors; Scott Paulus, Jordan Sims and Jacob Ray.
Head Coach Jason Ehrman spoke about the graduating seniors and the impact they had on the program.

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Lady Eagles improve to 3-0 in NHC

September 23, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagles volleyball team came into Thursday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference match with the visiting New Haven Lady Bulldogs looking to run the table of this week’s matches.
After downing Blackhawk Christian Monday and NHC opponent Norwell Tuesday, the Columbia City was prepared to improve to 3-0 in the conference.
The Lady Eagles fought through an inconsistent effort to come from behind in the fifth and final game in a 3-2 marathon win over the Bulldogs, remaining unbeaten in conference play.

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September 22nd

Lady Wildcats honor seniors

September 22, 2011

LARWILL — Unlike most seniors in the area, the Lady Wildcat soccer seniors played their first home game in August of this season and played their last game at home Wednesday night against a club team, Metro Rage, winning 2-0.
Whitko has eight seniors in its first year of IHSAA sanctioned soccer: Micaela Sylvester, Minona Denton, Katee Reiff, Cassie Jones, Gabby Goodman, Danielle Graves, Katie McCartey and Lynsi Hicks.

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September 16th

Whitko posts consecutive TRC shut out

September 16, 2011

WABASH — Though Whitko’s 35-0 shut out win over Wabash may not have been pretty, the Wildcats advanced to 3-0 in the Three Rivers Conference Friday night in Wabash.
In a game full of penalties and fumbles, the Wildcats still managed to post 342 yards offense and relied on their defense to hold Wabash to sub-100 yards.
The game had 12 penalties, six from each team, totaling 95 yards.
Whitko gave up the ball three times to fumbles in the first half.
“We had trouble hanging on to the ball,” Swender said. “In the second half we controlled the ball better and made some good things happen.”

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