Archive - Aug 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team ran ITS record to 2-0 with a straight-set win over a solid Angola Lady Hornet team in Columbia City‚Äôs home opener. The Lady Eagles downed the Hornets 25-18, 25-17, 26-24.
‚ÄúIn our first match, Kalisha (Goree) didn‚Äôt play,‚ÄĚ said Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen, ‚ÄúAnd we‚Äôre still looking at setters and back row players and trying to get a feel for where we need to be.‚ÄĚ
That feeling out process showed a couple of times during each game as the Lady Eagles were forced to come from behind in each contest.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs and Columbia City‚Äôs tennis teams split a condensed match Monday afternoon at Whitko High School, in South Whitley.
The competition consisted of two singles matches.
Columbia City‚Äôs Niko Rongos topped Wildcat Tyler Baugher 7-6, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.
Rongos is now 2-0 on the season.
‚ÄúNiko is very talented,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Ryne Winger said.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Sam Dailey‚Äôs condition has been upgraded to ‚Äúfair‚ÄĚ Monday.
Dailey, a running back and linebacker for Columbia City‚Äôs football team, was injured at Friday night‚Äôs football game at Warsaw after he made a tackle.
According to the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Columbia City High School is investigating what happened to cause the injury.
The injury is considered ‚Äúcatastrophic,‚ÄĚ meaning expenses will exceed $25,000 and the IHSAA will take care of the medical costs.
Whitko‚Äôs girls soccer team tied with West Noble Saturday morning.
Pictured above, Whitko senior Christa Baughman (#15) tries to keep the ball away from West Noble senior Sandy Carrillo.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ According to Whitko boys varsity soccer coach Jason Ehrman, it takes a series of steps in order to reach your goal.
Following his team‚Äôs loss to Lakeland Christian Academy Saturday, 4-1, he told his team the same thing.
Ehrman said the ‚ÄėCats did everything he asked of them except for putting the ball in the net.
‚ÄúWe are much further along, and to be honest, I didn‚Äôt think we could play and possess the ball the way we did,‚ÄĚ said Ehrman.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team fell in pool play at its own tournament Saturday.
The Lady Eagles fell to Lakewood Park, 25-21, 25-18, lost to Shenandoah 16-25, 25-10 and 25-12 and were defeated by eventual-tournament winner Mishawaka, 25-17, 25-20.
Mishawaka defeated the winner of the other pool, Northridge, in a sweep for the tournament championship.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls team, paced by a fifth-place performance by Samantha Roush, came in 10th overall at the Huntington Invitational Cross Country Meet Saturday.
There were 15 complete teams in the girls‚Äô meet. Columbia City Cross Country Head Coach Bob Fahl said it was a great step for his squad.
‚ÄúAll of the girls improved their times from the non-scoring meet held last Tuesday at DeKalb,‚ÄĚ he said.
SYRACUSE ‚ÄĒ With just eight seniors on his team, first-year Whitko Head Coach Josh Mohr knew his young Wildcats would be tested in their opening football game at Wawasee.
The test came early when Warrior Clayton Cook snagged the opening kickoff and ran it back for a touchdown, giving Wawasee a lead in the opening 13 seconds ‚ÄĒ a lead it would never relinquish.
Wawasee, under the leadership of another first-year head coach, Josh Ekovich, went on to post a 42-20 win ‚ÄĒ its 12th in the last 16 meetings with Whitko.
WARSAW ¬≠‚ÄĒ Size matters. Columbia City Eagle Head Coach Randy Hudgens summed up the opening football game Friday when he said, ‚ÄúOur margin for error is not very big when we play a 6A team.‚ÄĚ
For the Eagles‚Äô errors ‚ÄĒ an interception returned for a touchdown, an 82-yard punt return, a lost onside kick, and another interception deep in their own territory ‚ÄĒ all added up to a 33-14 season-opening loss to the homestanding Warsaw Tigers.
‚ÄúNear-misses on offense and just-misses on defense are not things we can afford to do when we are a smaller-roster 4A school,‚ÄĚ Hudgins said.
FREMONT‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs football team opened the 2013 season with a dominating victory over Fremont.
‚ÄėBusco beat its conference-rival 56-0 in the first game for Paul Sade as head football coach.
With such a dominating performance, Sade said the team did well in every aspect of the game.
‚ÄúWe came out and we played fast and we were focused and we executed, really in all three phases of the game,‚ÄĚ he said.