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Wildcats nab first victory

September 7, 2013

WABASH — Whitko’s football team picked up its first win Friday night, downing Three Rivers Conference foe Southwood by a 41-35 score.

Whitko jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter, and held on to it through the remainder of the game.

Tanner Hughes recorded two touchdowns for Whitko. He had 126 rushing yards on 29 carries, good for 4.3 yards per carry.

Leading the ’Cats in yards per carry was Devin Gerding, at 13.3. He had 10 carries for 133 yards and a TD. Gerding also led the Wildcats on defense with five tackles and two for losses.

Lady Eagle golf falls to Homestead

September 7, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls golf team fell to a strong Homestead squad Friday night at Orchard Ridge Country Club, 184-213.

Homestead, which is 3-3 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, had co-medalists Annie Butchko and Courtney Delacuesta who each scored a 44.

Columbia City’s Macenzie Lane was two strokes off the leaders at 46, but the remaining Lady Eagle linksters scored 50 or over to lose the match and drop their record to 1-5 in the NHC and 3-8 overall.

Other Columbia City scores include: Taylor Daniel, 50; Cheyenne Johnson, 55; Sydney Ford, 62 and Allison Yoder, 63.

’Busco defense shuts out Prairie Heights

September 7, 2013

GOSHEN — Churubusco's football team held Prairie Heights to seven yards of rushing, and the Eagles shut out their conference foe 34-0 Friday night.

On defense, ’Busco only gave up 54 yards, with a squad led by Teegan Brumbaugh, who tallied several tackles for losses.

"Our defense played great," Churubusco Head Coach Paul Sade said.

The Eagle defense forced seven turnovers — four fumble recoveries and three interceptions by Beau Barkley, Hayden Kilgore and Dakota Labenz.

Eagle offense runs over Braves

September 7, 2013

DECATUR — Columbia City Head Football Coach Randy Hudgins said his Eagles’ offense played some of its most efficient offense of the season — and possibly the best its played in the last few years.

Led by quarterback Travis Herbst, the Eagles tallied 351 yards of offense, and found the end zone six times to win their Northeast Hoosier Conference opener, 41-28, at Bellmont.

“Travis was the engine that made us go,” Hudgins said.

Columbia City’s offense scored on all but one possession, and was 7-for-8 on third and fourth down conversions.

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