Archive - Sports Article
August 17th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Sometimes football games come down to one team being able to do just enough of what they need to win.
In the season opener at Max Gandy Athletic Field, it was the visiting Warsaw Tigers, who were able to get just enough from their workhorse running back, who handed the Columbia City Eagles a 20-14 loss Friday night.
‚ÄúI think its very simple; ‚ÄĒ Warsaw did what they needed to win the game and we did not,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Randy Hudgins said. ‚ÄúWarsaw won and we lost, and its because we didn‚Äôt make the plays when we needed to make them.‚ÄĚ
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs football team got off to a strong start Friday night, beating Fremont 46-13.
The game started off with a touchdown in the first quarter by senior Jason Nicodemus within the first minute and Churubusco continued to prevail the rest of the game.
Following Nicodemus‚Äôs lead, ‚ÄôBusco had two more touchdowns by the end of the first quarter, scored respectively by seniors, Jay Petrie and Cory Miller.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Following a season opening tie against Manchester Monday, Columbia City‚Äôs Lady Eagle soccer team picked up its first win of the year Thursday evening, as senior midfielder Haley Boner led the Lady Eagles to a 2-0 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders.
The Lady Eagles made a rush at the Garrett goal, drawing the keeper out.
The ball squirted free rolling behind the defense and Boner drove the ball into the open net to give the Lady Eagles a 1-0 lead with 35:49 left in the first half. Boner‚Äôs goal would prove to be the only one of the half.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys soccer team played its first game on the high school field Thursday night, hosting county-rival Columbia City.
Wildcat Daniel Kirkham knocked in a goal in the first four minutes to take a 1-0 lead over the Eagles.
‚ÄúWe definitely started off good,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Jason Ehrman said.
But with only 12 guys able to play, the Wildcats quickly began to run out of steam, and Columbia City took over the game.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve tried to condition and not wear down, but it‚Äôs tough,‚ÄĚ Ehrman said. ‚ÄúThey‚Äôve got a lot of heart. They hustled and tried hard.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs and Columbia City‚Äôs tennis team‚Äôs opened their season‚Äôs with an intra-county match Tuesday night at DeVol Field in Columbia City.
The host team took a lopsided 5-0 win, despite a close No. 1 doubles match.
Columbia City‚Äôs No. 1 doubles team of Mason Coverstone and Blake Fearnow won the first game, 6-4, but Churubusco‚Äôs Brandon Wormcastle and Landon Pearson battled back to win the second game 6-3.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf home opener at Eagle Glen Tuesday couldn‚Äôt have been a tighter match.
The Lady Eagles beat Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Bellmont by one stroke, 194-195.
Jackie Leeuw and Jessica Klemm tied for match medalist for the Lady Eagles, both firing a 46.
Sydney Fort wasn‚Äôt far behind, scoring a 48. Allison and Bethany Yoder both shot a 51.
Though there was no official junior varsity match, Columbia City‚Äôs Taylor Daniel scored a 47, Mackenzie Lane shot a 48, Cheyenne Johnson finished with a 51 and Athena Arnold had a 55.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team opened a new season, hosting the Leo Lady Lions in Tuesday night‚Äôs non-conference match up.
The Lady Eagles shook off first game jitters, but despite putting up an increasingly competitive fight as the evening went on, the host fell in three games 25-13, 25-19 and 27-25 to open the season.
Area football teams had the opportunity to face competition Friday night with scrimmages.
Columbia City hosted Goshen, while Whitko traveled to Garrett and Churubusco played at Heritage.
Pictured, Columbia City‚Äôs team runs to the locker room.
Columbia City‚Äôs football team held its soap scrimmage Saturday.
Above, Jared Murphy makes a move for the end zone.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf season opened Monday morning at the same place it ended last year ‚ÄĒStonehenge.
The Lady Eagles were bested by a strong Warsaw team, which opened its season with a score of 184. Columbia City shot a 224. Last season‚Äôs sectional match was held at Stonehenge, where both Columbia City and Whitko saw the end of their seasons.
Though as a team the Lady Eagles lost by a significant margin, Columbia City‚Äôs No. 1 linkster Jackie Leeuw shot just one-over Warsaw‚Äôs medalists with a 45. Lady Tigers Nikke Lalonde and Beth Meadows both fired 44s.