Archive - Oct 2012 - Sports Article
Columbia Cityâs golf team held its awards banquet Sunday. Winners include, from left: Jackie Leeuw, Lowest Average; Allison Yoder, Coaches Award; Jessica Klemm, Most Improved; Macenzie Lane, Mental Attitude Award and (not pictured) Sydney Ford, Most Valuable Player.
TERRE HAUTE â After a long and trying season for Columbia City stand-out runner Samantha Roush, the harrier made Indianaâs All-State team, placing 24th at Saturdayâs state finals in Terre Haute.
A junior this year, this season was Roushâs third year at the state meet.
Last year, Roush came in seventh and she placed 16th as a freshman.
While she may not have placed as well as before, Roush spent much of the 2012 season sidelined due to an injury.
âIt was the season that almost wasnât,â Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said. âTwice.â
Local football teams are prepping for the second round of sectional play this week. Columbia City is looking to break the cycle against Bishop Dwenger, which has beaten the Eagles in sectionals for the last six years in a row. Whitko faces the No. 1 team in Class 3A in the state, Jimtown, and Churubusco travels to 8-2 Elwood.
HUNTINGTON â Columbia City basketball stand-out Drew Benedict signed with Huntington University last week, as the Forrestersâ first recruit for the 2013 season.
Benedict, a 5-foot-10 senior shooting guard for the Eagles, is one of the areaâs top shooters, holding Columbia City High Schoolâs record for most 3-pointers made for a season and career, and is on pace to score more than 1,000 points by the end of this season â making him one of the top five in Columbia Cityâs history.
FORT WAYNE â Columbia City cross country stand-out Samantha Roush isnât unfamiliar to injuries this season.
After a preseason injury that knocked her out of practice for nearly six weeks, Roush has been rebuilding her stamina â and confidence â all season.
Just seven days before her third appearance at the New Haven semi-state meet, Roush was in a four-wheeler accident, injuring her tailbone and taking her away from practice most of the week.
âItâs been a very stressful and frustrating season with injuries,â Roush said. âI was very tired today.â
All three Whitley County football teams won the opening round of sectionals Friday.
Columbia City topped IHSAA Class 4A No. 8 Leo by a 14-7 score.
Whitko won a close game to Garrett 21-16 and Churubusco topped Oak Hill 38-14.
FORT WAYNE â The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball teamâs season came to an end Wednesday night at the hands of the Fort Wayne Snider Lady Panthers in the opening round of IHSAA Sectional play.
The Eagles fell by a 25-12, 25-21, 25-22 score in a match that turned very competitive after the first game.
LIGONIER â Local cross country runners competed in the West Noble Regional Saturday in Ligonier.
While 15 Whitley County harriers entered the regional, only one is advancing to next weekâs semi-state meet at New Haven âÂ Columbia City junior Samantha Roush.
Roush placed third in the girls race with a season-best time, 18:52.81.
Roush suffered a preseason injury, and Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said sheâs been improving with every meet.
âShe was very strong, very focused, very controlled ... very good,â Fahl said.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs football seniors ended their final regular-season game with more than a Northeast Corner Conference title Friday night.
The Eagles topped (formerly) undefeated Lakeland 38-16 to win their fourth and final conference championship of their careers.
Despite taking on the only team withouth a loss in the NECC, Churubuscoâs seniors modeled their familiarity as the conferenceâs top dogs, holding the lead for nearly the entire game.
âWe knew it was going to be a big game and we were excited for the challenge,â Churubusco stand-out senior Jason Nicodemus said.
OSSIAN â Friday night the Columbia City Eagle football squad wrapped up its regular season with a trip to Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Norwell.
A review of the game reads like the mixed coverage of a movie blockbuster ... âA bang-up start, with a satisfying ending, but a little slow in the middle,â as the Eagles used big plays early and late to post a 26-6 win over the host Knights.
The Eagles started the game with a bang, executing a pop-up onside kick by Jose Perez that was recovered by Columbia Cityâs Wayne Smith on the Norwell 38-yard line.