Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
See Thursday's edition of the Post & Mail for previews of this week's gridiron action.
KENDALVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs golf team traveled to Noble Hawk Golf Course in Kendalville Saturday to take on the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
The Lady Eagles finished sixth out of eight teams, as East Noble blew away the NHC, firing a 358.
Jessica Klemm was Columbia City‚Äôs No. 1 Saturday, shooting a 95. Jackie Leeuw scored a 98. Sydney Ford finished with a 104, Mckenzie Lane had a 107 and Allison Yoder scored a 108.
AKRON ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls cross country team won the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational Saturday, beating 10 teams with 65 points. The second closest team, West Noble, had 77 points.
‚ÄúThe girls bettered their times considerable from Marion last week,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl.
Samantha Roush placed second out of 95 runners with a time of 19:40.
Whitko‚Äôs girls cross country team placed seventh out of 10 teams.
Columbia City‚Äôs boys were led by Evan Harney, who placed fourth with a time of 16:39. The boys placed fifth out of 11 teams.
BUTLER ‚ÄĒ More than just water rained on Eastside‚Äôs football field Friday night.
Churubusco reigned over the Northeast Corner Conference foes, winning 54-0, and remaining undefeated after four games.
In the last 96 minutes of play, the Eagles have not only had the lead against their opponents, but haven‚Äôt allowed a single point to make the scoreboard.
After a strong 42-0 win last week over Prairie Heights last week, Churubusco outdid itself against Eastside, scoring eight touchdowns, despite the rainy weather.
The Eagles host Angola next week.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Friday night was a soaking, muddy scuffle for Whitko‚Äôs football team as it fought hard against the Manchester Squires, falling just short of a victory with a final score of 13-10.
It was a somber moment, as the clock ran out and the boys sat in their half crescent around Head Coach Swender. ‚ÄúBoys,‚ÄĚ he said, ‚Äúwe have two choices: We can go down, or come Monday, we can go back up.‚ÄĚ
Next week, the Wildcats take on the Wabash Apaches in their homecoming game.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The rain came early in Friday night‚Äôs Columbia City home football game against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead, and with them came a flood of Eagle offensive woes.
With leading rusher Adam Neely on the sidelines in a cast, the Eagles were victimized for seven interceptions and had extreme difficulty finishing drives against the Spartans. The end result was a 41-6 loss for the Eagles.
On a wet night, Columbia City finished the contest with eight turnovers, and it was the first of those turnovers that helped give the Spartans the early lead.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagle volleyball team came into Thursday night‚Äôs home contest looking for a win against a quality Huntington North team.
It took come-from-behind extra-point wins in two games to take a 3-1 win over the visiting Lady Vikings.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Despite a late comeback, Whitko‚Äôs girls soccer team lost to Wawasee Wednesday night in South Whitley.
With a two-goal deficit, Whitko‚Äôs Ellyana Blue scored a goal with 38 seconds left in the game to bring the score within one, 4-3.
Though Blue put in a strong effort, Wawasee managed to score another goal with nine seconds left in the game to take a safe 5-3 lead to win.