Archive - Aug 17, 2012 - Sports Article
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” First-game miscues led Whitko to a season-opening loss to Wawasee Friday night in South Whitley.
Despite possessing the ball twice as long as the Warriors in the first half, turnovers and penalties kept the Wildcats from the end zone, while Wawasee pulled out to a 14-0 halftime lead.
â€śIt was just the little things,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Wayne Swender said. â€śWe counted nine little things in the first half that didnâ€™t go our way. We were moving the ball really well in the first half and all-in-all we were happy defensively.â€ť
Whitko hosts Columbia City next Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Sometimes football games come down to one team being able to do just enough of what they need to win.
In the season opener at Max Gandy Athletic Field, it was the visiting Warsaw Tigers, who were able to get just enough from their workhorse running back, who handed the Columbia City Eagles a 20-14 loss Friday night.
â€śI think its very simple; â€” Warsaw did what they needed to win the game and we did not,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Randy Hudgins said. â€śWarsaw won and we lost, and its because we didnâ€™t make the plays when we needed to make them.â€ť
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s football team got off to a strong start Friday night, beating Fremont 46-13.
The game started off with a touchdown in the first quarter by senior Jason Nicodemus within the first minute and Churubusco continued to prevail the rest of the game.
Following Nicodemusâ€™s lead, â€™Busco had two more touchdowns by the end of the first quarter, scored respectively by seniors, Jay Petrie and Cory Miller.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Following a season opening tie against Manchester Monday, Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle soccer team picked up its first win of the year Thursday evening, as senior midfielder Haley Boner led the Lady Eagles to a 2-0 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders.
The Lady Eagles made a rush at the Garrett goal, drawing the keeper out.
The ball squirted free rolling behind the defense and Boner drove the ball into the open net to give the Lady Eagles a 1-0 lead with 35:49 left in the first half. Bonerâ€™s goal would prove to be the only one of the half.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys soccer team played its first game on the high school field Thursday night, hosting county-rival Columbia City.
Wildcat Daniel Kirkham knocked in a goal in the first four minutes to take a 1-0 lead over the Eagles.
â€śWe definitely started off good,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Jason Ehrman said.
But with only 12 guys able to play, the Wildcats quickly began to run out of steam, and Columbia City took over the game.
â€śWeâ€™ve tried to condition and not wear down, but itâ€™s tough,â€ť Ehrman said. â€śTheyâ€™ve got a lot of heart. They hustled and tried hard.â€ť