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October 2nd, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Whitko Wildcat boys soccer team closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule Tuesday night in what Head Coach Jason Ehrman described as â€śmaking it too easyâ€ť for Prairie Heights.
The end result was a 6-2 Panther win to improve to 8-6-1, while the Wildcats fell to 2-11-1.
Whitko opened up with a 1-0 lead on a Daniel Kirkham goal at the 26:38 mark, but the Panthers responded with five unanswered goals.
AUBURN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team downed a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagles dropped DeKalb in three close games.
Columbia City won game one 25-20, but had an extra-point battle in game two, finally winning 32-30.
In another long game three, the Lady Eagles won 29-27.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Coming off of a weekend tournament victory, Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team was on a hot streak, and the Lady Eagles kept it rolling with a three-set victory against Angola Tuesday.
â€™Busco swept the Lady Hornets by a final of 25-23, 25-20 and 25-16.
With the victory, Churubusco is 13-11 for the season and 5-2 in the Northeast Corner Conference.
â€śIt was a good win for us, coming off of the tournament victory,â€ť said Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings. â€śHopefully we can keep building off of that momentum.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A field of 299 boys teams, a record for the 20th consecutive year, and 258 girls teams are entered as pairings for the 20th Annual IHSAA Soccer State Tournaments were announced this week by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
Boys sectional action at 64 sites â€” 32 in each class â€” will be played Monday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 12. Sixteen regional sites â€” eight in each class â€” will host two rounds each Thursday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 19.
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team emerged victorious from the Fort Wayne South Side Volleyball Tournament Saturday.
â€™Busco won the championship match, 25-20, 21-25 15-13 over Norwell. In the semifinals, the Lady Eagles beat New Haven, 26-24, 25-21.
In pool play Churubusco beat South Side 25-12, 25-14 but lost to Norwell 25-17, 26-24.
After losing to Norwell in pool play, the Lady Eagles were behind once again in the third set of the title match. The Lady Knights were up 10-7, but â€™Busco was able to close the gap and pull out the win.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia City stand-out harrier Samantha Roush placed fourth out of 151 runners at the New Haven Invitational Saturday.
The Lady Eagles placed seventh out of 15 scoring teams in their division, and the boys squad took ninth, led by Gage Emrick with a 26th-place finish.
Roushâ€™s fourth-place finish was a competitive one, as there were only 1:30 between the second and sixth runners Saturday.
Brooke Wersler was less than two minutes behind Roush and placed 23rd, followed by Natalia Johnson who finished in 50th place.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s junior varsity team played host to its volleyball tournament Saturday.
Other participating schools were Central Noble, North Miami and Tippecanoe Valley.
The four teams played each other, with the team recording the most wins being declared the champion.
North Miami won the overall title with a 4-2 record. Central Noble finished 4-3 followed by Tippy Valley 3-4 and Whitko 3-5.
For the Wildcats, they had played Central Noble and North Miami earlier in the season and defeated both squads.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Columbia City JV football squad played host to the visiting New Haven Bulldogs in Saturday morningâ€™s C-Team football contest.
The Eagles gave up three second half touchdowns to fall to the Bulldog JV by a 32-0 score.
The visitors got on the scoreboard with 1:56 left in a see-saw first quarter with a 22-yard sweep around the left side.
New Haven converted the two-point conversion attempt to take an 8-0 lead.
The Eagle defense held the Bulldogs for the rest of the first half.
NEW HAVEN â€” The Columbia City Eagle football squad began a stretch of three straight games against state-ranked opponents with a road game against unbeaten and Northeast Hoosier Conference leader New Haven.
The Eagles, forced by injuries to go deep into the depth charts at several offensive and defensive positions, were able to hang with the Bulldogs for much of the game before falling 29-6.
A quick count noted eight Eagle starters on the sidelines with various injuries, with another running back that would leave the game at halftime.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Key plays on both sides of the ball keyed Churubuscoâ€™s football to one of its most-balance victories of the 2013 season.
Coming into week 6, the Eagles were ranked fourth in Class 2A in Indiana by the Associated Press. â€™Busco added to that esteem by defeating West Noble 49-0 Friday.
With the win, the Eagles are now 6-0 for the year and 6-0 in the Northeast Corner Conference.
Churubusco Head Football Coach Paul Sade called the game one of the best all-around performances by his team, including offense, defense and special teams.