Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ After three straight weeks of playing a ranked football team, Columbia City gets a reprieve.
But not much of one. The Norwell Knights are currently unranked in Class 4A, but are red-hot, having won their last three games in a row.
Those three wins came against East Noble, DeKalb and Homestead.
While Columbia City lost to East Noble and Homestead this year, the Eagles also beat Bellmont, who defeated Norwell.
This match-up between the 3-5 Eagles and 3-5 Knights will be even more interesting, though, as it is a sectional preview.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs conference winning streak, dating back to 2010, was snapped last week by Fairfield.
Despite that result, the 7-1 Eagles still have much incentive in their final game against Lakeland, which is 6-2.
‚ÄėBusco could rebound from defeat all the way into a tie for the Northeast Corner Conference championship.
Fairfield‚Äôs conference slate is over, and the Falcons ended at 7-1 in the NECC. Churubusco, at 6-1, could get a tie for the championship with a win Friday.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs girls cross country team wrapped up its season in prime fashion.
The Lady Eagle-Stars raced out of the season as double conference champions, after winning the NELMSC (NLC) Saturday, and the NHMSC (NHC) Wednesday night.
Not only did ISMS grab the conference title, the girls beat Maple Creek (Carroll) for the first time in 12 years in the 10-team conference.
Maple Creek has held the conference title since 2002.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team fell to visiting Heritage Tuesday in four sets on senior night.
Despite the defeat, the Lady Eagles end the regular season above .500 at 15-13.
Conference play looms Saturday, though, and the postseason tournament begins next week.
Against the Lady Patriots, Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said her team played better as the match went longer.
‚ÄúWe played with more confidence as the night went along,‚ÄĚ she said.
Heritage won by a final of 25-17, 25-9, 26-24 and 25-23.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City paced Whitley County schools by advancing three cross country runners to regional action Saturday.
Gage Emrick, Samantha Roush and Brooke Werstler of Columbia City all qualified at the Fort Wayne Northrop sectional.
Whitko‚Äôs Brigit Nemitz qualifed for regionals at the Northrop meet. Churubusco‚Äôs Jacob Eyer and Blake Gross both advanced from the West Noble sectional.
As a team, the Columbia City girls finished sixth overall with 163 points.
The Indian Springs Middle School varsity girls took a moment to relax after racing to a hard fought victory as NEL Middle School Conference champs Saturday at Wawasee Middle School.
The girls edged out Wawasee by just one point in the eight-team race.
Pictured, from left, Bailie Brown, 12th in 12:19; Shay Trump 9th in 11:47, Alissa Jagger, 5th in 11:43; Jasmine Early, 6th in 11:44; Ashley Johnson, 1st and overall conference champ, in 11:24; Lauren Keller, 8th in 11:46 and Whitney Shelton, 21st in 13:07.
The ISMS reserve girls squad also took first place out of the eight teams.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ With 402 teams entered for the second year in a row, initial matchups for the 42nd Annual IHSAA Volleyball State Tournament were announced this morning.
Sectional play begins Tuesday, Oct. 22, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 26, at 64 sites across the four enrollment classifications.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City junor varsity football team played host to its Carroll counterparts Saturday. The visiting Chargers built up a big lead before the Eagles got on the scoreboard late, giving Carroll a 32-6 win.
For the Eagles, the game started off badly as a botched reception of the opening kickoff led to the visitors tackling Columbia City quarterback Blake Sunderland in the end zone for a safety on the first play of the game to stake the Chargers to a 2-0 lead after just nine seconds of play.
Columbia City‚Äôs volleyball team won the Whitko Invitational Saturday in South Whitley.
Pictured are the Lady Eagles with the Whitko trophy.
Columbia City will play its final regular-season game Wednesday at Heritage.
WHITLEY COUNTY ‚ÄĒ The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) held its 2013 Football Sectional draw Sunday.
Columbia City and Whitko are set to face tough opponents, while Churubusco should coast through round one.
‚ÄôBusco takes on Eastside in the Class 2A sectional opener. Eastside, of the Northeast Corner Conference, is 3-5 and has already lost to the Eagles this season.
Churubusco downed the Blazers 31-13 Sept. 13.
Currently, Eastside sits sixth in the NECC, while Churubusco is second.