Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY â All the scoring in host Columbia Cityâs opening match of the IHSAA Girlsâ Soccer Sectional against the North Side Lady Redskins came in the first half. The Lady Eagles made the most of their opportunities against an outmanned North Side squad taking a 7-0 win to advance to Saturday afternoonâs finals.
The win advances the Lady Eagles to Saturday afternoonâs 3 p.m. final against the winner of the second semifinal contest that pitted Huntington North against Homestead.
COLUMBIA CITY â A broken leg, a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament, a broken wrist, a concussion, another broken leg.
All this sounds like it should be a list on a doctorâs rounds of the orthopedic wing, but in actuality it is the list of injuries sustained by Columbia Cityâs football team.
The Eagles are coming to grips with a rash of injuries that have hit the team hard.
CHURUBUSCO â A successful team has the ability to perform as expected despite distractions and an opponent that is not playing at their level.
Tuesday night, the Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference foe Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers have struggled this season, making it even more important for the Lady Eagles to maintain their focus.
The Lady Eagles also faced the added attraction of âPink Out Nightâ to support breast cancer awareness. âBusco was able to keep its focus, downing the Lady Lakers in three straight games 25-9,25-16 and 25-18.
FORT WAYNE â Columbia Cityâs cross country teams, along with the rest of the Northeast Hoosier Conference, competed at The Plex in Fort Wayne for a second week in a row, this time for the conference meet.
Last week, hundreds of runners from all over Northern Indiana competed in the New Haven Classic, where Columbia Cityâs Evan Harney and Samantha Roush had stand-out performances, placing second and fourth, respectively.
SOUTH WHITLEY â âSwenderâs not going to believe this, but Iâll make him,â said Whitkoâs Assistant Coach Josh Mohr with a laugh in his voice.
Whitko took to the field Friday without Head Coach Wayne Swender, and nonetheless taking the upset over former undefeated Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami. A low scoring game, the Wildcats overtook the Warriors in the fourth quarter, ending 13-10.
Swender returns Monday to prepare for next weekâs game at Rochester.
CULVER â Churubuscoâs 16-game regular season win streak came to an end Friday at Culver Military Academy.
Culver capitalized on âBusco miscues to take a 35-16 win, giving Churubusco its first loss of the season.
CMA took control of the field from the beginning of the game, picking off a âBusco pass on its first possession and scoring a touchdown two plays later.
Churubusco looks to comeback from its loss, traveling to Northeast Corner Conference foe Fairfield next Friday.
KENDALLVILLE â The Columbia City football teamâs roller coaster season fell off a cliff against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, the East Noble Knights Friday. A week after the Eagles came within a whisker of upsetting undefeated New Haven, Columbia City ended up on the wrong end of a 79-7 shellacking by the Knights.
With the Columbia City sidelines bearing a strong resemblance to an orthopedics ward, the Eagles were forced into using several players with almost no varsity experience to fill out an injury depleted receiving corps and defensive backfield.
See Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail for this weeks prep football previews and conference standings.
Churubusco travels to Culver Academy, East Noble hosts Columbia City and Whitko faces Three Rivers Conference powerhouse North Miami in South Whitley.