Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Prior to the opening play of the Columbia City boyâ€™s varsity soccer game Saturday, the six team members representing the senior class and their parents were introduced.
In a game pitting the Eagles against the Heritage Patriots, it appeared the seniors and team mates would celebrate a hard-earned victory.
Unfortunately, the second half play didnâ€™t match the first 40-minute effort and it turned costly for the Eagles.
ANGOLA â€” A gigantic defensive effort propelled Churubuscoâ€™s football team to a road victory Friday.
The Eagles beat Angola 14-7 to remain unbeaten for the season.
â€™Busco was propelled out of the gate with an opening kickoff return touchdown by Logan Harris.
The senior took the ball 80 yards for the score.
WABASH â€” Whitko continued its domination of the Three Rivers Conference Friday night after blowing out Wabash, 51-7.
The Wildcats are now 3-0 in the TRC and 3-2 overall.
Tanner Hughes led the Wildcats with three touchdowns, 193 rushing yards and 12.1 yards per carry.
Hughes scored the opening TD for Whitko. Two minutes into the game on a 51-yard, 5-play drive, Hughes took the ball to the end zone from the 4-yard line to put the â€™Cats on the board.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It is midseason, and the injury bug has started to bite, but Columbia Cityâ€™s football team was able to rally the troops and beat DeKalb on homecoming.
The Eagles beat the Barons 34-12.
Columbia City stepped onto the field absent quarterback Travis Herbst, who Head Coach Randy Hudgins said was day-to-day as far as his status. In his stead, Trevor Bolt stepped in and led the Eagle offense.
TOPEKA â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team hit the road to take on the first-place team in the Northeast Corner Conference Thursday, and fell in three games.
The Lady Eagles gave Westview all it could handle in the first set, but the Lady Warriors held on to win the match â€” 25-23, 25-13 and 25-12.
In the first game, Churubusco jumped out to an early lead.
Lady Eagle Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said her squad was able to take command early and go up 14-8.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team battled back, but its effort fell just short against Homestead.
The Lady Eagles fell in five games, 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 17-25 and 15-13.
Although each game was competitive, Columbia City could have easily been deposited in three sets by the Lady Spartans. The score in game three was tied near the end, and Homestead was within points of putting away the hosts in a sweep.
However, the Lady Eagles rallied to take game 3, and then dominated with serving and held the advantage to take the fourth game as well.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s seventh-grade Lady Eagle volleyball squad is preparing for the remainder of its season.
The Lady Eagles grabbed their first win Sept. 12 against East Noble, but fell to county-rival Whitko Monday night.
Against Whitko, ISMS Coach Melissa Alexander said the team was caught off-guard in the beginning.
â€śWe were asleep on the court for the first game,â€ť Alexander said.
The Lady Eagles fell 25-13 in game one. In game two, ISMS rallied from a 7-1 deficit to nearly tie the score, but fell 25-19 in the end.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys soccer team lost a narrow contest to visiting Manchester Wednesday.
The Wildcats dropped a 1-0 contest to the Squires in a match that Coach Jason Ehrman said showed how far his team has come.
â€śTheyâ€™re a great team,â€ť he said. â€śJust to compete with them, from where we started, is great.â€ť
The one goal came with just under 15 minutes left to play in a somewhat fluky situation. Manchester scored on a throw-in when Whitkoâ€™s goalkeeper, Jacob Helton, had the ball slip out of his hands for the score.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Big defensive efforts and excellent goalkeeper play forced a 0-0 tie between Whitko and Manchester Wednesday.
Whitko Girls Head Soccer Coach Gary Sims said he was surprised, and that it could have been a different result.
â€śIt was a shock to me because of how we played,â€ť he said. â€śThey controlled the ball the whole game. It seemed like we only played for about five minutes at a time.â€ť
One difficulty for the Lady Wildcats was that career-leading scorer Ellyana Blue was focused on by the Lady Squires.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s football team, currently ranked sixth in Class 2A in Indiana according to the Associated Press, will take on a larger school Friday.
The 4-0 Eagles will play the 2-2 Hornets in a game that kicks off at 7 p.m.
Angola is 2-1 in the conference, with wins over West Noble and Eastside. The Hornets fell last week to Lakeland, 31-0.
For Churubusco, the Eagles trailed for the first time last week against Eastside. After the Blazers took a 13-0 lead, â€™Busco stormed back with 31 unanswered points to win 31-13.