Archive - Aug 23, 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY â Not every freshman class has a smooth transition into the sports realm from middle school â but this season, Columbia Cityâs cross country runners do.
Jason Matteson, who has coached cross country for Indian Springs Middle School for the last three years, is one of two new assistant coaches at Columbia City High School this season.
âHe really helped coach these guys as eighth graders,â Columbia City Head Cross Country Coach Bob Fahl said. âWe brought him up here as a follow through. Heâll be a big asset to us.â
COLUMBIA CITY â While winning games are always the goal, Columbia Cityâs girls volleyball team has another priority â the classroom.
Every junior and senior on the Lady Eaglesâ squad is a member of the CCHS National Honor Society. Last season, the girls volleyball squad had one of the top grade-point averages in the school.
âTheyâre very well-rounded girls,â Columbia City Head Coach Trish Hinen said.
Even during the busy fall season with late nights and practices, Hinen said the girlsâ grades hardly waiver.
âWe do grade checks every Friday,â Hinen said.
SOUTH WHITLEY â The result from the opening night performance was not what Head Coach Gary Sims had in mind.
At home to kick off their 2013 soccer campaign, the Whitko Lady Wildcats fell behind early and never recovered as the Cougars from Central Noble came away with a 7-3 win.
Following the contest, Sims was having a difficult time putting into words his disappointment.
âWe are way better than this,â Sims said. âTonight, we ran a lot, but we didnât play soccer.â
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs volleyball team rallied in game four to down visiting Garrett for its first win of the season Thursday.
The Lady Eagles (1-1), took the lead, 2-0. Victory was in sight in game three, with âBusco holding a 24-21 advantage.
Garrett then came back, running off five consecutive points to steal game 3, 26-24.
Not wanting the same trend to repeat in game four, Churubusco served aggressively, taking an 8-1 edge and not relinquishing the lead for the remainder of the match.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs boys soccer team held its perfect record after topping county-rival Whitko Thursday night, 2-0.
In a slow start to the Eaglesâ home opener, Columbia City picked up its first goal with less than two minutes left of the 40-minute first half.
Offensive stand-out Drake Dewitt knocked the ball past Whitko goalkeeper Jacob Helton to take a 1-0 lead.
Dewitt had a hat-trick performance in the Eaglesâ season opener at Central Noble Tuesday, when Columbia City won 3-2.