Skip to main content

Archive - Oct 2013 - Sports Article

October 25th

FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Whitko preparing for Bellmont

October 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY— Last week, Whitko captured a share of the Three Rivers Conference championship for the first time since the Wildcats won it outright in 2010.

The team from Whitley County’s southwest side is likely hoping for a stronger postseason run in 2013. In 2010, the Wildcats fell by just three points to Bremen in the sectional opener.

This year, the Wildcats draw Bellmont in the first round.

The Braves posted a 4-5 record this season, but did so as the smallest school in their conference, the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

October 24th

FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Col. City hopes for different result

October 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A week is only seven days long, but sometimes it can feel like a longer passage of time.

Columbia City’s football team will be looking for a much different result this Friday when it plays Norwell than it earned last week.

Norwell beat the Eagles 35-21 in Columbia City. Now, the stakes are higher in the rematch: Win or go home.

Columbia City will have to travel for its sectional quarterfinal. The Knights will host the game, which has a 7 p.m. kickoff, in Ossian.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: ’Busco starts sectionals with familiar opponent

October 24, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — As the postseason begins this week for high school football, Churubusco’s football team will try to put two straight losses behind it as sectional play starts Friday.

The Eagles lost by one point to Lakeland last week and to Fairfield two weeks ago. It was the first two-game losing streak for Churubusco in six years, as the Eagles lost to the same two schools in 2007.

’Busco’s football team might hope for a similar postseason. In 2007, the Eagles made it to the semi-state round.

October 23rd

Whitko falls to West Noble in four

October 23, 2013

LIGONIER — Whitko’s volleyball team saw its season end against West Noble in a sectional quarterfinal Tuesday.

The Lady Chargers beat the Lady Wildcats 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 and 25-19.

“(We) could not put together consistent strings of points to beat an enthusiastic West Noble team tonight,” said Whitko Volleyball Head Coach Brandy Smith.

Smith said the season did not end the way the team wanted it to, but she is happy with the progress of the team and excited for the future of the volleyball program.

RANKED WARFARE: Whitley County volleyball foes highly regarded

October 23, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY— Conventional sports wisdom says that, to be the best, one must beat the best.

That sage advice will be put to the test for Columbia City and Churubusco’s high school volleyball teams this week.

Both schools, competing in Class 3A and 2A, respectively, have highly-ranked foes standing in their way on the path to a sectional title.

For Columbia City, the foe is a conference rival. Bellmont beat the Lady Eagles in three sets earlier this season.

October 22nd

Whitley Co. YMCA’s Sting Rays beat Wavemakers

October 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Whitley County’s Family YMCA swimming teams defeated Angola Oct. 12-13.

Whitley County beat the Wavemakers 439-179 in the girls team race, and the Whitley County boys won by a score of 461-182.

Results (Whitley County Family YMCA placers)

Girls 8 & under

100 freestyle: 1) Hadley Snell 1:29.62; 2) Emma Johnson 1:44.09; 4) Grace Schaekel 1:48.73; 6) Mackenzie Miller 2:43.71.

Lady Eagles go 2-2 at NECC Tournament

October 22, 2013

TOPEKA— Churubusco’s volleyball team posted a 2-2 record at the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament Saturday.

’Busco opened pool play against Angola and fell in three sets, 20-25, 25-15 and 15-13.

In the second match-up against Fairfield, the Lady Eagles lost in two sets, 25-12 and 25-15.

“Scores did not show it, but we competed hard,” said Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings. “We played with defensive heart and intensity.”

Churubusco finished with two wins. The Lady Eagles swept West Noble, 25-17 and 25-22, and dispatched Fremont in two, 25-11 and 25-21.

October 21st

Roush on to semistate

October 21, 2013

LIGONIER — Columbia City senior Samantha Roush qualified for the semi-state meet for girls cross country Saturday.

Roush came in fifth at the West Noble regional with a time of 19:03.27. Fremont’s Abigail Hostetler won the girls race at 18:41.94.

It will be the fourth consecutive year for Roush to run at semi-state.

The top five teams and the top 10 individuals not on qualifying teams advance to the semi-state race, which will be held at New Haven at 1 p.m. The other regionals, besides West Noble, that feed into the semi-state are: Delta, Elkhart Central and Marion.

October 18th

Col. City falls to Norwell

October 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Eagles fought back from a momentum snapping fumble in the first half to close to within a touchdown of visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Norwell before falling to the Knights by a 35-21 score in a senior night game at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.

NECC championship slips from ’Busco

October 18, 2013

LAGRANGE — Conventional football wisdom says a team should go for the win on the road, and for the tie at home.

The visiting Churubusco Eagles put that philosophy to practice, losing a one-point game to Lakeland, 14-13, after a failed two-point conversion attempt with under two minutes to play.

It was the final regular season game for both squads, and both end with a 7-2 mark going into sectionals. However, the defeat was the second in the conference for ’Busco, costing the Eagles a chance to share the Northeast Corner Conference title with Fairfield.

WALTON — In its first meeting with Lewis Cass, Churubusco’s football team fell to the Kings, 16-7...
SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Whitko’s Lady Wildcat volleyball teams faced off against the Manchester Lady...
COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team is continuing to stay near the top of the Northeast...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes