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September 17th

Keeping up with the best

September 17, 2013

Blane Culp, of Columbia City, is one of the best wing-class drivers in the state.

Culp is currently ranked third in Indiana.

Another Whitley County resident, Brian Busz, is seeded 10th in the state, according to Indiana Micro Sprints.

Whitko linksters take 4th in TRC

September 17, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls golf team placed fourth at the Three Rivers Conference match Saturday.

Winning the TRC was Rochester, followed by Southwood and Wabash.

Placing fifth was North Miami, followed by Tippecanoe Valley, Manchester and Northfield.

Whitko was led by April Bishop, who scored a 97.

Harney nearly breaks record

September 17, 2013

AKRON — Columbia City’s Evan Harney is setting the pace for the Eagles’ cross country team.

At Saturday’s invitational at Tippecanoe Valley, Harney finished two seconds short of the 30-year-old CCHS record at 15:50, a personal record for Harney who took second at the meet.

The Eagles came in fifth overall, and the girls squad took fourth, led by Samantha Roush.

Roush placed third out of 87 runners with a time of 18:41.

Brooke Werstler was Columbia City’s second best girls runner, finishing 15th at 21 minutes flat.

September 16th

Whitko girls soccer ties Woodlan, 1-1

September 16, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— After 80 minutes of play, Whitko’s girls soccer team tied Woodlan Saturday morning, 1-1.

Lady Wildcat senior Ellyana Blue scored Whitko’s lone goal in the second half to tie the score, after Woodlan scored the opening goal in the first half.

Blue had 11 shots on goal, and teammate Heather Bryan tallied two shots on the mark, as well as Blue’s assist.

Reghan Craig and Bridget Thompson each had a shot on goal as well.

Col. City JV falls to Homestead, 40-12

September 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Homestead Spartans used a balanced offense to offset the Columbia City defense in Saturday morning’s Junior varsity football game. Homestead gathered 224 rushing yards and 225 yards through the air to defeat the Eagles 40-12.

Both the Eagles and Spartans battled through a scoreless tie in the first quarter, but the score board lit up numerous times in the second period when the Spartan’s broke out to a 27-12 advantage at intermission.

Eagles take seventh at NHC match

September 16, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls golf team took home seventh place at the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tournament Saturday at Orchard Ridge Country Club.

The Lady Eagles shot 426. Homestead, who hosted the meet, had 369 to take first place.

Under the NHC point system, Carroll was crowned the overall conference champion for the season. The Lady Chargers were second Saturday with a score of 376.

Macenzie Lane and Courtney Bacon led the Columbia City effort, with each shooting 102. Annie Butchko of Homestead was the conference medalist at 83.

Col. City falls 20-7 to Homestead

September 16, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Despite the final numbers on the scoreboard that showed a 20-7 win, the Homestead Spartans had to be glad to see the tail lights on the Columbia City Eagle team bus vanish into the Aboite Township night as a game Eagle squad gave the IHSAA Class 6A state-ranked Spartans all the fight they wanted in Friday night’s Northeast Hoosier Conference football match up.

Eagles push past Eastside

September 16, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Homecoming on Friday the 13th could have been unlucky for Churubusco’s football team.

Bad luck appeared to have truly struck when Eastside took a 13-0 lead.

But the Eagles turned the number 13 on its head, scoring 31 unanswered points to take a 31-13 win and improving to 4-0 for the season, overall and in the conference.

Eastside (1-3, 0-3 in the NECC) took a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, using an offense the Eagles did not expect.

Wildcats win home opener

September 16, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko newcomer Garrett Elder debuted his varsity Wildcat career in prime fashion in Friday night’s home opener against Three Rivers Conference opponent Manchester.

Elder, a freshman receiver and safety, tacked on two touchdowns in Whitko’s 46-24 win.

Elder transferred from Wawasee High School two weeks ago, and played with the junior varsity squad last week, before seeing varsity minutes Friday.

He caught 2-of-4 passes for 72 yards, and also added some special teams yardage with two kick returns for 22 yards.

Defensively, he had two tackles.

September 13th

Local Sports Briefs

September 13, 2013

Churubusco netters earn win at Fremont

FREMONT — Churubusco’s volleyball team picked up a road win in the Northeast Corner Conference Thursday.

’Busco swept Fremont by scores of 25-23, 25-16 and 25-7.

Alisha Farner led Churubusco in kills with 10 and aces with four. Danielle Pippenger paced the team in blocks with two and digs with 13. Setter Lacey Pulley was the assist leader with 19.

Churubusco next plays Tuesday at Prairie Heights.

Manchester beats Whitko

NORTH MANCHESTER — Manchester’s boys tennis team swept Whitko Thursday.

 

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