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CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s tennis team has showed steady improvement this season, as the Eagles have a 2-1 record in the Northeast Corner Conference.
The Eagles havenâ€™t posted a winning NECC record in tennis for the last several years.
Tuesday night, â€™Busco downed Central Noble by a 4-1 score.
The toughest match was No. 1 singles, where Luke Lillmars battled three sets to win, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.
His twin brother, Landon Lillmars, won a lopsided No. 2 singles match, 6-1, 6-1.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team hopes to get the first win of 2013 Friday.
To do so, the Wildcats will have to defeat a Three Rivers Conference rival on the road.
Whitko travels to Southwood Friday at 7 p.m. The Knights are 1-1 on the year, having opened with a win over Southern Wells and then losing to Oak Hill last week.
The Wildcats will be playing their third consecutive road game. Whitko opened with a loss at Wawasee and then dropped a 34-14 game at Columbia City last week.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s football team will hope to start its conference slate the same way it did in 2012 â€” with a win against Bellmont.
To get the win in 2013 though, the Eagles have to travel to Decatur.
Both squads have opened this year 1-1. Columbia City fell to Warsaw to open the year and picked up its first win last week against Whitko by a 34-14 score.
Bellmont also earned its first victory of 2013 last week by beating a county rival, defeating South Adams 41-17.
The Braves lost to Woodlan in the first week of the 2013 season.
HUNTINGTON â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team suffered a one-stroke loss at LaFontaine Golf Club in Huntington Wednesday.
Despite a competitive score of 191, Huntington North edged out the Lady Eagles, posting a score of 190.
Two Columbia City linksters finished with 44 strokes, Macenzie Lane and Taylor Daniel.
The match-medalist was Maddie Kennedy, of Huntington North, who scored a 43.
Cheyenne Johnson also scored in the 40s for Columbia City, shooting a 49.
Other Columbia City varsity scores include: Athena Arnold, 54; Allison Yoder, 56; and Sydney Ford, 56.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City Lady Eagle Soccer team played host Wednesday night to a quick Huntington North squad as they looked to pick up their third win of the season. After a very close first half, the visiting Lady Vikings put in three second-half goals to take a 4-0 win at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s football team has outscored the opposition 98-6 so far this season.
The Eagles hope to move to 3-0 when they travel to Prairie Heights Friday.
Prairie Heights picked up its first win last week over Fairfield by a score of 32-14 after falling to Lakeland in week one.
Churubusco won last year, 42-0, and in 2011 by a 30-0 margin. Still, Coach Paul Sade said his team is not taking the game lightly.
â€śWeâ€™ll have our hands full, thatâ€™s for sure,â€ť he said.
Sade said this edition of the Panthers has a talented group of upperclassmen.
WATERLOO â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls and boys cross country teams took home eighth and seventh, respectively, at DeKalb Saturday.
Samantha Roush led the girls with a 11th-place finish of 20:00. Brooke Werstler was 48th, Samina Qureshi was 52nd, Shelby Allison 56th and Natalia Johnson 68th. Erin Knepple came in 69th and Karina Rubrake crossed the line at 107th.
Fahl said the team did better than its first performance.
WARSAW â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys cross country team took third place at the Warsaw Cross Country Classic Tuesday.
Evan Harney clocked a 16:31 for the Eagles to take third and pace the squad. He was less than seven seconds off of the winning time from Warsawâ€™s Ellis Coon.
His total was part of 116 overall points for the Eagles. Warsaw won with 31 points.
Gage Emrick was 25th for Columbia City, and Dallas Piotrowski was 27th. Evan Sauers and Seth Kissinger were 32nd and 33rd.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For 36 minutes, the Columbia City boys soccer team went toe-to-toe with Homestead.
Once the Spartans found the net, it would be the beginning of a scoring barrage the Eagles could not match.
Holding a slim 1-0 lead at intermission, Homestead managed to put 10 goals on the board in the second period to shutout the Eagles 11-0 in conference play.
In the first period, the lone goal came with 3:37 showing on the clock when Anthony Jimenez recorded his first of six goals to give the 20th-ranked Spartans a lead it would take to the locker room at the end of 40 minutes.
CHURUBUSCO â€” In volleyball, scoring first helps, but the team that gets the final point is the winner.
Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team put that theory to the test Tuesday in its county-rivalry win over Churubusco. â€™Busco got the first point in all three sets, but it was Columbia City who walked off with the 3-0 victory.
Columbia City won by nearly-symmetrical scores of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-18.
However, the three sets were not symmetrical. Visiting Columbia City battled back from a 12-6 hole to win the first one.