Archive - Sep 2013 - Sports Article
Pictured, Whitko players celebrate after a score earlier this year.
The Wildcat football team earned its first win against Southwood last Friday, 41-35.
Whitko will be playing its first home game of 2013, after three on the road, this Friday at 7 p.m. against Manchester.
The Wildcats will be looking for their second win in a row against the Squires, who are currently 0-3 this season.
WABASH ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄôCats 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.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.
GOSHEN ‚ÄĒ 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, ‚ÄôBusco 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 ‚ÄĒ four fumble recoveries and three interceptions by Beau Barkley, Hayden Kilgore and Dakota Labenz.
DECATUR ‚ÄĒ Columbia City Head Football Coach Randy Hudgins said his Eagles‚Äô offense played some of its most efficient offense of the season ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúTravis was the engine that made us go,‚ÄĚ Hudgins said.
Columbia City‚Äôs offense scored on all but one possession, and was 7-for-8 on third and fourth down conversions.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs Eighth-grade Lady Stars volleyball team picked up its first win Wednesday night, topping county rival Churubusco Middle School in two games.
The Lady Stars won the first game 25-22 and the second 25-23.
For ISMS, Jayma Acres had two kills. Madison Cook, Emilee Smith and Sarah Frankle each added a kill.
In their season opener, the Lady Stars fell to Lakeview Middle School Tuesday night.
ISMS came out strong in game one, winning 25-22.
Whitko JV tops North Miami in three games
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Though Whitko‚Äôs varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-1 match to Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami, the Lady Wildcats‚Äô junior varsity squad picked up a 2-1 win over the Lady Warriors Thursday night in South Whitley.
Leading Whitko was Whitney Marsh with six kills and two blocks, and Brianna Tackett with five kills and four blocks.
Jasmine Gregory had 11 assists, Hanna Yohe tallied 11 digs and Kaity Reed led in serving with three aces.
Whitko golf falls to Canterbury
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City boys tennis standout Niko Rongos improved to 5-0 Thursday night, topping his Norwell opponent, Jordan Dickey, at DeVol Field in Columbia City.
Rongos won a long, three-set match. After taking a 6-4 victory in the first set, he fell 7-5 in the second.
Rongos returned in the third an final set to win 6-4 and improve his undefeated record.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ After playing out-of-conference competition throughout August, Whitko‚Äôs volleyball squad finally got a taste of Three Rivers Conference play when North Miami came calling Thursday evening.
Whitko ignited the opening play with a 5-0 lead in game one, and it appeared they would be in the drivers seat.
The Lady ‚ÄôCats managed to win game one, 25-17, but lost their momentum after a disappointing loss in game two and did not recover.
The Warriors swept the next three games, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-19.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Since its beginning in 2000, Maple Creek Middle School (Carroll High School) has created a cross country dynasty, racing to a conference championship for 12 straight years.
After an intense summer of training, the Indian Springs Middle School varsity girls hoped to hand the Maple Creek Bobcats a season-opening loss at the Norwell Invitational.
Led by a first-place victory from 8th grader Ashley Johnson, the girls almost succeeded, but endured a heartbreaking loss to the Bobcats by just one point.