Archive - Sports Article
September 27th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Despite holding the lead for most of the game, Whitko‚Äôs girls soccer team fell to Columbia City Wednesday night after holding a 1-0 lead for more than 40 minutes of play.
Columbia City‚Äôs Shila Tolliver sparked a 3-0 run with 13 minutes left in the game, leading the Lady Eagles to a 3-1 win over the county rival.
The lone goal of the first half was scored by Whitko‚Äôs Sydney Sims, putting the Lady ‚ÄôCats up 1-0 until late in the second half.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs football game against West Noble came with no surprises, as the undefeated Eagles topped the winless Chargers 60-0 in Ligonier Friday.
‚ÄôBusco jumped out to a 46-0 lead in the rainy first half and scored two more touchdowns in the second half.
The first play from scrimmage set the tone for the game, as the Eagles scored on a 65-yard play with a pass to Caleb Teusch, making the score 6-0 with 10 seconds off the clock.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ They say close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but the Columbia City Eagle football squad came as close as possible without winning to downing undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven on a wet, rainy homecoming night.
The Eagles fell by a single point in overtime, 28-27, to the Class 4A ninth-ranked Bulldogs.
The loss evens the Eagle record at 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ‚Äď There is an old adage in sports that says, ‚Äúthe best offense is a good defense.‚ÄĚ
Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagle volleyball team found out that sometimes the best offense is a good offense Tuesday night.
The host Lady Eagles had trouble generating a consistent offense against visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell. The Lady Eagles took a close first game, but dropped the next three to fall to the Lady Knights by a 3-1 score.
The Lady Eagles return to action on Thursday when they face NHC foe New Haven.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco gave its crowd exactly what it expected in Friday night‚Äôs homecoming game against Angola.
Another shut-out win over a Northeast Corner Conference team, another slew of touchdown runs by Jason Nicodemus and another strong performance by the defense.
The Eagles are now 5-0 and travel to West Noble next week.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúThree cheers for the Wildcats!‚ÄĚ said Head Coach Wayne Swender, pride swelling in his voice. ‚ÄúHip-hip, hooray,‚ÄĚcame the resounding cheer from the Whitko student section ‚ÄĒ having charged the field in celebration of Friday‚Äôs homecoming defeat of the Wabash Apaches, 51-19.
Within three minutes, Whitko was on the board after sophomore Devin Gerding rushed for a 63-yard touchdown.
After a weekend break, the Wildcats will spend the week preparing to travel to Northfield, ‚Äúa much improved team,‚ÄĚ said Swender with anticipation.
WATERLOO ‚ÄĒ A fired-up Columbia City defense forced six DeKalb turnovers and scored six points of its own while also giving the offense a short field to work with for most of the game, as the Eagles spoiled the Baron‚Äôs Friday night Homecoming with a 62-10 Northeast Hoosier Conference thumping.
The win boosts the Eagle record to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the NHC heading into next week‚Äôs Homecoming contest with conference foe New Haven.
NORTH MANCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Manchester hosted Whitko and Columbia City at Sycamore Golf Course in North Manchester Thursday. The Lady Squires fired a 182 to win. Columbia City placed second with 200 and Whitko shot a 217.
Manchester posted three scores sub-50, including medalist Lindsay Budnik‚Äôs 40. Of the Whitley County School‚Äôs, Jackie Leeuw scored the best with a 47, followed by Jessica Klemm with a 48.
Cheyenne Johnson scored a 51, Allison Yoder finished with a 52 and Macenzie Lane had a 53. Sydney Ford was Columbia City‚Äôs No. 6 with a 57.