Archive - Sports Article
September 29th, 2014
FORT WAYNE â€” One of the great moments in sports often occurs when results exceed expectations. When Columbia City Cross Country Head Coach Bob Fahlâ€™s team went into Saturdayâ€™s New Haven Classic, he wanted the boys and girls teams to simply improve on last yearâ€™s performances and placings.
The Eagle teams went much further than that, as both squads made it to the awards podium. The girls team, which placed seventh last year, took the first place trophy in its division, while the boysâ€™ team placed fifth in its division.
KENDALLVILLE â€” After earning its first regional spot since 2006, Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf season came to a close Saturday. The Lady Eagles placed ninth in a competitive East Noble Regional field at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville. â€śIt was a heavyweight field but we beat some really good teams,â€ť Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys tennis team fell to Adams Central, 4-1.
The No. 2 doubles team of Landon and Luke Lillmars won in a three-set series 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. In No. singles, Derek Bowyer fell 6-0, 6-3.
The Indian Springs Middle School varsity girls cross country team came in fourth out of 31 teams at the West Noble Invitational Saturday. The team was led by Jasmine Early who came in fourth. The ISMS boys placed eighth out of 31 teams at the invite. Landon Wakeman and Nathan Mills both placed in the top 25 for ISMS. The photo includes the girls team, from left: Gabby Fry, Jasmine Early, Olivia Campbell, Lillian Oddou, Jaslyn Cook and Eden Oddou.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Coming hot off of its victory against Wabash Tuesday, the Whitko Lady Wildcats varsity volleyball team defeated the Hamilton Marines Thursday night, 3-0. Now, with an 8-2 record, the Lady Wildcats are just one game shy of tying last seasonâ€™s record of nine wins.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Both Whitko boys and girls soccer teams faced off against the Eastbrook Panthers Wednesday. The boys team ended the game with a tie, finishing 1-1. The Lady Wildcats were hard-pressed to score against the Lady Panthers and fell 0-6.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys tennis team played against Tippecanoe Valley High School at home Tuesday, defeating the Vikings 4-1. Cole Bechtold scored a point in No. 1 singles, winning 6-4, 6-4.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Itâ€™s been a numbers game for Columbia Cityâ€™s boys tennis team this season. Not the numbers on the scoreboard, but the number of players on the court. Before the season, the squad only had two players on the team. That number grew to five, but still not enough to have a full varsity team.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” On Monday, the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team found itself on the short end of a 3-1 decision to Blackhawk Christian. Tuesday night, the Lady Eagles, after a first game setback, combined the same stingy defense from Monday night with a long, sought-after, consistent offense to down Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell 3-1.
CHURUBUSCO â€” There were consistent sounds in the gym at Churubusco High School Tuesday night. First, there would be the sound of a hand smacking a volleyball, followed by the sound of that ball slamming in to the floor. Hamilton heard that sound too many times against the Lady Eagles volleyball team, falling in three quick matches.