Archive - Aug 30, 2013 - Sports Article
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ A stout defensive effort keyed Churubusco‚Äôs football team to its second win of the season Friday.
The Eagles defeated visiting Central Noble 42-6 to move to 2-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Northeast Corner Conference.
Churubusco was led by its defense, according to Head Coach Paul Sade.
After shutting out Fremont last week, the Eagle defenders left a goose egg on Central Noble‚Äôs side of the scoreboard for more than three quarters.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Emotion can play a big role in establishing momentum in an athletic contest.
That emotion can come from many sources. For the Columbia City Eagles, an emotional week in practice and two emotional goalline defensive stands helped establish momentum that allowed them to prevail in a battle of
Whitley County football rivals.
The Eagles twice turned the Whitko Wildcats away without points on their way to a 34-14 home victory at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
BLUFFTON ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team lost a narrow five-game match on the road at Bluffton Thursday.
The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Eagles 25-16, 15-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-11.
Alisha Farner led the Lady Eagles in kills with nine. Lacey Pulley led the team in assists with 25.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitkos‚Äô volleyball team earned a sweep over visiting Manchester Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Squires 25-21, 25-17, 25-21.
Whitko Head Coach Brandy Smith said her team was ready for the match.
‚ÄúThe Lady Wildcats were on their game tonight,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúEvery player did their part. They talked and played as a team.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Running a hard trap was enough to give Columbia City‚Äôs boys soccer team headaches Thursday.
Visiting Bellmont downed the Eagles 3-0 in the opening Northeast Hoosier Conference match for Columbia City. The Eagles are now 2-2 on the year and 0-1 in the NHC.
Eagle Boys Head Soccer Coach Matt Malless said Bellmont took advantage of its scheme, which he thought his team could handle.
‚ÄúThey came out in a style we thought we could exploit,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúWe have had success before against the hard trap, and they pushed it all night.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf team survived a last-minute change of venue to defeat New Haven Thursday at Eagle Glen Golf Course.
After an 0-3 conference start, the Lady Eagles got their first Northeast Hoosier Conference victory of the year against the visiting Lady Bulldogs.
Columbia City outshot New Haven 192-210.
Taylor Daniel led the way for the Lady Eagles, carding a 46.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs volleyball team moved to 4-0 for the season with a convincing sweep of Fort Wayne South Side Thursday.
The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Archers, 25-6, 25-6, 25-12.
Columbia City Volleyball Head Coach Trish Hinen said the match was an opportunity to see some of what her team has.
‚ÄúWe were trying to run through our offense and do it at a different tempo,‚ÄĚ she said.
The Lady Eagles have two matches on the docket Saturday in a triangular meet at Fort Wayne Snider. South Bend Washington will also compete at that meet.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs football team opened 2013 with an impressive shutout victory over Fremont Friday.
Now, the Eagles want to keep their momentum going, and will welcome Central Noble this Friday for their home opener in Churubusco.
Recognition from around the state has already come the Eagles‚Äô way. They opened the year ranked 10th in the Class 2A Associated Press preseason poll and moved up to eighth for this week after defeating Fremont.
‚ÄėBusco beat Fremont 56-0 last week to open the year at 1-0. Central Noble fell to Fairfield last week, 35-21, and is now 0-1.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ Two football teams searching for their first win would be enough for excitement on any Friday night.
When the two schools involved are Whitley County rivals, such as Columbia City and Whitko, the tension goes up another notch.
The Eagles and Wildcats will kick off their annual battle for Whitley County supremacy tonight at 7 p.m. at Columbia City High School.
Last week, the Eagles fell to Warsaw, 33-14. Whitko dropped a 42-20 game against Wawasee, in the first game as Wildcat head coach for Josh Mohr.
TOPEKA ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys tennis team lost a tough road contest to Westview Wednesday.
The Wildcats lost to the Warriors 4-1.
Picking up the lone win for Whitko was Tyler Baugher at No. 1 singles, who beat his Westview foe 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
In other singles action, Blake Castle and Cole Bechtold lost for the Wildcats in No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively.
Castle pushed his foe to three sets while Bechtold fell in two.