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November 12th, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs girls basketball team faced its second Whitley County rival in two days Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats fell to the Columbia City Lady Eagles Friday, but defeated Churubuscoâs Lady Eagles 28-23 Saturday in a breast cancer fundraising event.
Whitko is back in action Saturday at Southern Wells and Churubusco hosts Lakeland Christian Tuesday.
CHURUBUSCO â While Churubuscoâs football season seemingly ended the same as it did last year â a lopsided loss at Bishop Luers.
But Fridayâs 21-0 score is hardly comparable to last seasonâs 34-7 loss to the Knights.
The Eagles held the score to a one-possession game for the first 39 minutes of play, had several threatening offensive drives and a defense that forced Luers to multiple 4th-and-longs. The Knights were scoreless for two quarters, only reaching the end zone in the final seven minutes.
Churubusco businesses are supporting the Eagles' football team, which is traveling to Bishop Luers tonight in an attempt to win a sectional title.
FORT WAYNE â Churubuscoâs football team is seeking revenge after a frustrating 34-7 loss last season in the sectional title game.
The Knights come into this yearâs sectional final game with an uncharacteristic 7-4 record, after only posting two losses from 2010-11.
Luers has had a difficult season, with the hype around the firing of coach Matt Lindsay mid-season due to a scandal involving inappropriate video clips on his computer.
Since Lindsay left the field Sept. 13, the Knights have lost two games, including a forfeit to Wayne High School.
Columbia Cityâs golf team held its awards banquet Sunday. Winners include, from left: Jackie Leeuw, Lowest Average; Allison Yoder, Coaches Award; Jessica Klemm, Most Improved; Macenzie Lane, Mental Attitude Award and (not pictured) Sydney Ford, Most Valuable Player.
TERRE HAUTE â After a long and trying season for Columbia City stand-out runner Samantha Roush, the harrier made Indianaâs All-State team, placing 24th at Saturdayâs state finals in Terre Haute.
A junior this year, this season was Roushâs third year at the state meet.
Last year, Roush came in seventh and she placed 16th as a freshman.
While she may not have placed as well as before, Roush spent much of the 2012 season sidelined due to an injury.
âIt was the season that almost wasnât,â Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said. âTwice.â
Local football teams are prepping for the second round of sectional play this week. Columbia City is looking to break the cycle against Bishop Dwenger, which has beaten the Eagles in sectionals for the last six years in a row. Whitko faces the No. 1 team in Class 3A in the state, Jimtown, and Churubusco travels to 8-2 Elwood.
HUNTINGTON â Columbia City basketball stand-out Drew Benedict signed with Huntington University last week, as the Forrestersâ first recruit for the 2013 season.
Benedict, a 5-foot-10 senior shooting guard for the Eagles, is one of the areaâs top shooters, holding Columbia City High Schoolâs record for most 3-pointers made for a season and career, and is on pace to score more than 1,000 points by the end of this season â making him one of the top five in Columbia Cityâs history.
FORT WAYNE â Columbia City cross country stand-out Samantha Roush isnât unfamiliar to injuries this season.
After a preseason injury that knocked her out of practice for nearly six weeks, Roush has been rebuilding her stamina â and confidence â all season.
Just seven days before her third appearance at the New Haven semi-state meet, Roush was in a four-wheeler accident, injuring her tailbone and taking her away from practice most of the week.
âItâs been a very stressful and frustrating season with injuries,â Roush said. âI was very tired today.â
All three Whitley County football teams won the opening round of sectionals Friday.
Columbia City topped IHSAA Class 4A No. 8 Leo by a 14-7 score.
Whitko won a close game to Garrett 21-16 and Churubusco topped Oak Hill 38-14.