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October 9th

Lady Eagles fall to Carroll in three

October 9, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It was hard-fought at times, but Columbia City’s volleyball team fell to visiting Carroll Tuesday in a three-set sweep.

The Lady Chargers beat the Lady Eagles by a final score of 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20.

Columbia City Volleyball Head Coach Trish Hinen said the team did not stick to its plan.

“We talked about what we needed to do tonight,” she said. “We talked about how we have to be smart and hit at the angles, and we were hitting to the blocks, and they got blocks on us.”

Lady Vikings knock out Columbia City

October 9, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls soccer team improved on its second round with Huntington North this season, but it was not enough to get by the Lady Vikings.

The Lady Eagles lost a Class 2A sectional semifinal to Huntington North Tuesday by a final of 2-0.

It was one goal in each half for the Lady Vikings to bring the game to its final score.

Earlier this season, Huntington North beat the Lady Eagles 4-0.

“We made some adjustments,” said Columbia City Girls Soccer Head Coach Stephanie Wiley. “I think those helped us a lot, we just couldn’t get the ball in the net.”

Homestead ends Col. City season

October 9, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s boys soccer season came to an end Monday against Homestead.

The Spartans beat the Eagles 15-0.

Homestead scored eight goals in the first half and seven in the second to bring the game to its final margin.

Columbia City Boys Soccer Coach Derick Rice said the team kept in the game despite the margin.

“The scoreboard doesn’t always show they’ve competed and that their hearts is still in it,” he said.

October 8th

Whitko girls season ends in 1-0 game

October 8, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Whitko's girls soccer season came to a close Monday night with a heart-breaking sectional loss.

The Lady Wildcats hung close with a strong Fort Wayne Concordia squad, but fell 1-0 to end their season.

Both teams held each other scoreless in the first half, but Concordia's Kayla Deaton snuck in a second-half goal to pull out the win for the Lady Cadets.

Lady Eagles pull off five-game win

October 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It wasn’t pretty, but Columbia City’s girls volleyball team got the job done.

“We just didn’t play well,” Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen said. “I don’t know if it was because we just got off fall break, but it was a roller coaster tonight.”

Against Canterbury Monday night, the Lady Eagles opened up game one at home with a 25-19 loss, but returned in game two to take a 25-8 win.

Columbia City turned around in game three and gave up a 25-19 loss, but finally got its ducks in a row for the final two sets to win in five games.

Conference races heating up the grid

October 8, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — With two weeks left of high school football, two Whitley County high schools are in the driver’s seat for conference championships.

Whitko (5-2, 5-0) and Churubusco (7-0, 5-0) are both the only unbeatens left in their respective conferences, the Three Rivers Conference (TRC) and Northeast Corner Conference (NECC).

Whitko beat North Miami last week, 49-35. Rochester, the only other unbeaten in the TRC heading into the week, fell to Tippecanoe Valley 42-21.

October 7th

Carroll Invite Champs

October 7, 2013

The Indian Springs Middle School varsity cross country girls squad didn’t let a drenched course keep it from running to first place at the Carroll Middle School Invitational last Saturday.

The team took first out of the 15-school field and beat the always-strong conference rival Maple Creek for the third time this season.

Harriers compete against NHC foes

October 7, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Fort Wayne for the Northeast Hoosier Conference cross country meet Saturday.

In a day with poor weather, both teams placed seventh out of eight teams.

“Running conditions at race time were heavy rain, muddy and chilly,” Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said.

The girls were led by Samantha Roush, who picked up her fourth 1st-Team All-NHC title.

Roush placed fourth with a time of 19:33.

Columbia City’s girls’ number two runner, Brooke Werstler, placed 25th overall.

October 4th

’Cats win; still undefeated in TRC

October 5, 2013

DENVER — Whitko’s football team continued its winning streak Friday, downing Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami 49-35 to remain undefeated in the TRC.

Devin Gerding tallied three of the Wildcats’ seven touchdowns — two in the air and one on the ground.

Gerding scored the ’Cats’ first two TDs of the game to give Whitko a strong 14-0 advantage in the first quarter.

His first score came off a 26-yard pass from quarterback Ethan Nicodemus with less than five minutes off the clock.

’Busco seeks, finds revenge against Culver

October 5, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Rewind to one year ago, and Churubusco was handed its first and only loss of the regular season at Culver Academy.

The opposing Eagles stomped ’Busco 35-16. Churubusco was on a four-game shutout streak before traveling to Culver last September.

The tables were turned this season, as Churubusco dropped Culver Academy (4-4) by a 20-3 score.

The first quarter was a defensive battle, as neither team found the end zone.

’Busco picked up momentum in the second quarter after a fourth-down conversion.

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