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September 7th, 2012
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Friday night was a soaking, muddy scuffle for Whitkoâ€™s football team as it fought hard against the Manchester Squires, falling just short of a victory with a final score of 13-10.
It was a somber moment, as the clock ran out and the boys sat in their half crescent around Head Coach Swender. â€śBoys,â€ť he said, â€śwe have two choices: We can go down, or come Monday, we can go back up.â€ť
Next week, the Wildcats take on the Wabash Apaches in their homecoming game.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The rain came early in Friday nightâ€™s Columbia City home football game against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead, and with them came a flood of Eagle offensive woes.
With leading rusher Adam Neely on the sidelines in a cast, the Eagles were victimized for seven interceptions and had extreme difficulty finishing drives against the Spartans. The end result was a 41-6 loss for the Eagles.
On a wet night, Columbia City finished the contest with eight turnovers, and it was the first of those turnovers that helped give the Spartans the early lead.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle volleyball team came into Thursday nightâ€™s home contest looking for a win against a quality Huntington North team.
It took come-from-behind extra-point wins in two games to take a 3-1 win over the visiting Lady Vikings.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Despite a late comeback, Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team lost to Wawasee Wednesday night in South Whitley.
With a two-goal deficit, Whitkoâ€™s Ellyana Blue scored a goal with 38 seconds left in the game to bring the score within one, 4-3.
Though Blue put in a strong effort, Wawasee managed to score another goal with nine seconds left in the game to take a safe 5-3 lead to win.
CHURUBUSCO â€” While many teams are settling in to the 2012 season, learning what works for this yearâ€™s team â€” and what doesnâ€™t â€” one thing hasnâ€™t changed for Churubusco. When the Eagles take the field, theyâ€™re going to win.
In fact, out of the last 36 regular season games â€™Busco has played, the Eagles have only lost three â€” just one on their home field.
Friday nightâ€™s contest against Prairie Heights was no different, as Churubuscoâ€™s offense racked up 42 points, and the defense held the Panthers scoreless.
CHURUBUSCO â€” After a struggling start to the season, Churubuscoâ€™s tennis team improved its Northeast Corner Conference record to 2-2 this week, beating Central Noble Tuesday and Prairie Heights Thursday.
The Eagles downed the Panthers 4-1, with wins in all divisions, excluding No. 2 doubles.
No. 1 singles Luke Lillmars pummelled his Prairie Heights opponent, 6-0, 6-0. In No. 2 singles, Cody Luttman won a lopsided 6-2, 6-0 match.
Landon Lillmars won the forfeit in No. 3 singles, as Prairie Heights didnâ€™t have enough players for a full team.
BUTLER â€“ After a long week of matches for Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team, the Lady Eagles defeated Eastside Thursday night for their third match in four days.
â€™Busco won in five games after the long trip to Butler. After winning the first game 25-15, the Lady Eagles lost the second in a close 25-22 competition. Churubusco retaliated with a 25-11 win in the third game, but lost the fourth 25-19.
The Lady Eagles won the fifth and final game by a close 15-12 margin.
Gabby Jones led â€™Busco in aces with three. She also had 10 digs.
Undefeated Churubusco (2-0) hosts Prairie Heights (2-0), Columbia City (1-1) hosts Bellmont (2-0) and Whitko (0-2) hosts Southwood (0-2) Friday night.
For previews of the three games, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail.