Archive - Oct 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It wasn‚Äôt pretty, but Columbia City‚Äôs girls volleyball team got the job done.
‚ÄúWe just didn‚Äôt play well,‚ÄĚ Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen said. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know if it was because we just got off fall break, but it was a roller coaster tonight.‚ÄĚ
Against Canterbury Monday night, the Lady Eagles opened up game one at home with a 25-19 loss, but returned in game two to take a 25-8 win.
Columbia City turned around in game three and gave up a 25-19 loss, but finally got its ducks in a row for the final two sets to win in five games.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ With two weeks left of high school football, two Whitley County high schools are in the driver‚Äôs seat for conference championships.
Whitko (5-2, 5-0) and Churubusco (7-0, 5-0) are both the only unbeatens left in their respective conferences, the Three Rivers Conference (TRC) and Northeast Corner Conference (NECC).
Whitko beat North Miami last week, 49-35. Rochester, the only other unbeaten in the TRC heading into the week, fell to Tippecanoe Valley 42-21.
The Indian Springs Middle School varsity cross country girls squad didn‚Äôt let a drenched course keep it from running to first place at the Carroll Middle School Invitational last Saturday.
The team took first out of the 15-school field and beat the always-strong conference rival Maple Creek for the third time this season.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Fort Wayne for the Northeast Hoosier Conference cross country meet Saturday.
In a day with poor weather, both teams placed seventh out of eight teams.
‚ÄúRunning conditions at race time were heavy rain, muddy and chilly,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said.
The girls were led by Samantha Roush, who picked up her fourth 1st-Team All-NHC title.
Roush placed fourth with a time of 19:33.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls‚Äô number two runner, Brooke Werstler, placed 25th overall.
DENVER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs football team continued its winning streak Friday, downing Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami 49-35 to remain undefeated in the TRC.
Devin Gerding tallied three of the Wildcats‚Äô seven touchdowns ‚ÄĒ two in the air and one on the ground.
Gerding scored the ‚ÄôCats‚Äô first two TDs of the game to give Whitko a strong 14-0 advantage in the first quarter.
His first score came off a 26-yard pass from quarterback Ethan Nicodemus with less than five minutes off the clock.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Rewind to one year ago, and Churubusco was handed its first and only loss of the regular season at Culver Academy.
The opposing Eagles stomped ‚ÄôBusco 35-16. Churubusco was on a four-game shutout streak before traveling to Culver last September.
The tables were turned this season, as Churubusco dropped Culver Academy (4-4) by a 20-3 score.
The first quarter was a defensive battle, as neither team found the end zone.
‚ÄôBusco picked up momentum in the second quarter after a fourth-down conversion.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A Columbia City Eagle football team still licking its wounds from a spate of injuries ran into a visiting East Noble squad, angry from an upset loss last week.
The Eagles, despite what Head Coach Randy Hudgins called a "good week of practice," came out flat and dug themselves a 14-0 first quarter hole on their way to a 31-7 Northeast Hoosier Conference loss on a rainy night at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
The Eagles' offensive woes from last week continued as they struggled to handle a veteran East Noble defensive line.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs athletics picked up a win and a loss Thursday night.
The Lady Wildcats beat Canterbury in a four-game volleyball match, but the Wildcat boys soccer team fell 4-0 to Garrett.
Whitney Hobbs led the way for Whitko‚Äôs volleyball squad.
Hobbs had 13 kills and three aces.
The Lady Wildcats won the first game 25-17, but fell 25-21 in game two.
Whitko retaliated in games three and four, winning 25-20 and 25-22 to pick up the win.
Elaine Warner had 26 assists for the Lady Wildcats.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs volleyball team took a four-game victory over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles opened up the first game with a quick, 25-15 win, but lost by nearly the same margin in game two, falling 25-14.
Columbia City refocused in the third game, beating the Lady Knights 25-18.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team hosted a breast cancer awareness game Thursday, and beat West Noble in three games.
The Lady Eagles sported pink uniforms, sold wristbands and buttons, as well as a ‚Äúchuck a duck‚ÄĚ competition to raise money ‚ÄĒ and beat Northeast Corner Conference foe West Noble 25-18, 25-19 and 25-20.
Alisha Farner led ‚ÄôBusco in aces with six. Lacey Pulley had 25 assists and 13 digs.