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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.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County rivals Churubusco and Columbia City met on the volleyball court at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium Tuesday night, treating the fans in attendance to a very competitive match.
Visiting Churubusco took the first game with a very emotional performance, but host Columbia City regrouped to take the next three games to record the 3-1 win.
The win pushes the Columbia City record to 4-0 as they head into Thursday nightâ€™s showdown with Concordia, while Churubuscoâ€™s record moves to 3-3 as they head to Eastside also on Thursday.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s tennis team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday night, against Northeast Corner Conference foe Central Noble.
The Eagles won 3-2 in Churubusco, with victories in both doubles matches and No. 3 singles.
The No. 1 doubles team of Brandon Wormcastle and Landon Person won 6-1, 6-0 over Cougars Jared Estep and Devon Barr. Andrew Biddle and Brian Murphy of the No. 2 doubles team defeated Central Nobleâ€™s Colton Conrad and Caleb Harlan in a match that went to three sets.
WEST LAFAYETTE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys and girls cross country teams both placed ninth at the Purdue Invitational Saturday.
The girls were led by Samantha Roush, who competed in her first meet this season after sitting out for an injury. Roush placed 16th out of 375 runners with a time of 20:05.
Evan Harney led the boys with a 22nd-place finish out of 190 runners with a time of 17:11.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s C-Team took a 14-12 victory over Whitko Saturday, after the varsity team won 43-13 over the Wildcats on Friday.
Columbia City jumped out to a 14-6 lead by halftime of Saturdayâ€™s contest against Whitko at Max Gandy Athletic Field, then held on to stop two fourth-quarter drives to preserve a 14-12 victory over the Wildcats.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Somewhere there are probably people with Whitko and Columbia City loyalties who speak kindly of each other and may even at most times be downright friendly to each other, but once the two meet in an athletic contest â€” no matter whether it is volleyball, basketball, or even a spirited game of tiddley winks â€” neither wants to be on the downhill side of the final score. Friday night the two Whitley County football rivals met at Whitkoâ€™s Ryan Huff Memorial field.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” After a dramatic game last season, several Whitko players mentioned the same goal in preseason interviews this summer.
Beating Columbia City.
A goal that is only fitting after last yearâ€™s disappointing loss for the Wildcats, and exciting win for Columbia City.
This season, both teams come into the game looking to pick up their first wins, after facing losses in the opening round. The Eagles lost to Warsaw last week, 20-14, and Whitko fell to Wawasee, 20-7, an improvement from last seasonâ€™s 24-0 loss to the Warriors. Last year, Columbia City beat Warsaw 34-14.