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COLUMBIA CITY â€” It wasnâ€™t pretty, but Columbia Cityâ€™s girls volleyball team got the job done.
â€śWe just didnâ€™t play well,â€ť Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen said. â€śI donâ€™t know if it was because we just got off fall break, but it was a roller coaster tonight.â€ť
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.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With two weeks left of high school football, two Whitley County high schools are in the driverâ€™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.
The Indian Springs Middle School varsity cross country girls squad didnâ€™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.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™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.
â€śRunning conditions at race time were heavy rain, muddy and chilly,â€ť 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 Cityâ€™s girlsâ€™ number two runner, Brooke Werstler, placed 25th overall.
DENVER â€” Whitkoâ€™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 Wildcatsâ€™ seven touchdowns â€” two in the air and one on the ground.
Gerding scored the â€™Catsâ€™ 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.
CHURUBUSCO â€” 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 â€™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.
â€™Busco picked up momentum in the second quarter after a fourth-down conversion.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A Columbia City Eagle football team still licking its wounds from a spate of injuries ran into a visiting East Noble squad, angry from an upset loss last week.
The Eagles, despite what Head Coach Randy Hudgins called a "good week of practice," came out flat and dug themselves a 14-0 first quarter hole on their way to a 31-7 Northeast Hoosier Conference loss on a rainy night at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
The Eagles' offensive woes from last week continued as they struggled to handle a veteran East Noble defensive line.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s athletics picked up a win and a loss Thursday night.
The Lady Wildcats beat Canterbury in a four-game volleyball match, but the Wildcat boys soccer team fell 4-0 to Garrett.
Whitney Hobbs led the way for Whitkoâ€™s volleyball squad.
Hobbs had 13 kills and three aces.
The Lady Wildcats won the first game 25-17, but fell 25-21 in game two.
Whitko retaliated in games three and four, winning 25-20 and 25-22 to pick up the win.
Elaine Warner had 26 assists for the Lady Wildcats.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team took a four-game victory over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles opened up the first game with a quick, 25-15 win, but lost by nearly the same margin in game two, falling 25-14.
Columbia City refocused in the third game, beating the Lady Knights 25-18.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team hosted a breast cancer awareness game Thursday, and beat West Noble in three games.
The Lady Eagles sported pink uniforms, sold wristbands and buttons, as well as a â€śchuck a duckâ€ť competition to raise money â€” and beat Northeast Corner Conference foe West Noble 25-18, 25-19 and 25-20.
Alisha Farner led â€™Busco in aces with six. Lacey Pulley had 25 assists and 13 digs.