Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” After a strong year, Whitkoâ€™s football season came to a close Friday night against Bellmont.
The Wildcats had the advantage of hosting the opening round of sectional action, but a competitive Bellmont team swooped in to steal the win and keep its season alive with a final score of 35-13.
Bellmont took a quick 28-0 advantage in the first half.
The Braves opened up the game with a touchdown within the first five minutes from kickoff, on their first possession.
CHURUBUSCO â€” For Churubuscoâ€™s football team, the season will last at least one more week.
The Eagles defeating visiting Eastside by a final of 28-13 in a sectional quarterfinal Friday. â€™Busco will go on to play at Bremen next week in a sectional semifinal.
Churubusco had already beaten its Northeast Corner Conference rival once this year.
The Eagles beat the Blazers 31-13 for their homecoming game in â€™Busco.
WOODLAN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team fell to South Adams in three sets Thursday in a sectional quarterfinal match-up.
The Lady Starfires beat the Lady Eagles by a final of 25-23, 25-10 and 25-20.
The defeat leaves â€™Busco with a record of 17-16 for the season.
Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said 2013 was a solid year for the program.
â€śWe saw our volleyball IQ increase greatly,â€ť she said. â€śThe program is gaining respect in the conference and the area as we have posted our third consecutive winning season.â€ť
MONROEVILLE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team saw one of the best seasons in school history come to a close Thursday.
The Lady Eagles lost to fifth-ranked Bellmont 25-23, 26-24 and 25-21.
Columbia City played a much closer match against the Squaws than when the two teams met in the regular season, but still fell just short.
SOUTH WHITLEYâ€” Last week, Whitko captured a share of the Three Rivers Conference championship for the first time since the Wildcats won it outright in 2010.
The team from Whitley Countyâ€™s southwest side is likely hoping for a stronger postseason run in 2013. In 2010, the Wildcats fell by just three points to Bremen in the sectional opener.
This year, the Wildcats draw Bellmont in the first round.
The Braves posted a 4-5 record this season, but did so as the smallest school in their conference, the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A week is only seven days long, but sometimes it can feel like a longer passage of time.
Columbia Cityâ€™s football team will be looking for a much different result this Friday when it plays Norwell than it earned last week.
Norwell beat the Eagles 35-21 in Columbia City. Now, the stakes are higher in the rematch: Win or go home.
Columbia City will have to travel for its sectional quarterfinal. The Knights will host the game, which has a 7 p.m. kickoff, in Ossian.
CHURUBUSCO â€” As the postseason begins this week for high school football, Churubuscoâ€™s football team will try to put two straight losses behind it as sectional play starts Friday.
The Eagles lost by one point to Lakeland last week and to Fairfield two weeks ago. It was the first two-game losing streak for Churubusco in six years, as the Eagles lost to the same two schools in 2007.
â€™Buscoâ€™s football team might hope for a similar postseason. In 2007, the Eagles made it to the semi-state round.
LIGONIER â€” Whitkoâ€™s volleyball team saw its season end against West Noble in a sectional quarterfinal Tuesday.
The Lady Chargers beat the Lady Wildcats 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 and 25-19.
â€ś(We) could not put together consistent strings of points to beat an enthusiastic West Noble team tonight,â€ť said Whitko Volleyball Head Coach Brandy Smith.
Smith said the season did not end the way the team wanted it to, but she is happy with the progress of the team and excited for the future of the volleyball program.
WHITLEY COUNTYâ€” Conventional sports wisdom says that, to be the best, one must beat the best.
That sage advice will be put to the test for Columbia City and Churubuscoâ€™s high school volleyball teams this week.
Both schools, competing in Class 3A and 2A, respectively, have highly-ranked foes standing in their way on the path to a sectional title.
For Columbia City, the foe is a conference rival. Bellmont beat the Lady Eagles in three sets earlier this season.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Family YMCA swimming teams defeated Angola Oct. 12-13.
Whitley County beat the Wavemakers 439-179 in the girls team race, and the Whitley County boys won by a score of 461-182.
Results (Whitley County Family YMCA placers)
Girls 8 & under
100 freestyle: 1) Hadley Snell 1:29.62; 2) Emma Johnson 1:44.09; 4) Grace Schaekel 1:48.73; 6) Mackenzie Miller 2:43.71.