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September 28th, 2012
KENDALLVILLE â€” The Columbia City football teamâ€™s roller coaster season fell off a cliff against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, the East Noble Knights Friday. A week after the Eagles came within a whisker of upsetting undefeated New Haven, Columbia City ended up on the wrong end of a 79-7 shellacking by the Knights.
With the Columbia City sidelines bearing a strong resemblance to an orthopedics ward, the Eagles were forced into using several players with almost no varsity experience to fill out an injury depleted receiving corps and defensive backfield.
See Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail for this weeks prep football previews and conference standings.
Churubusco travels to Culver Academy, East Noble hosts Columbia City and Whitko faces Three Rivers Conference powerhouse North Miami in South Whitley.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Despite holding the lead for most of the game, Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team fell to Columbia City Wednesday night after holding a 1-0 lead for more than 40 minutes of play.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Shila Tolliver sparked a 3-0 run with 13 minutes left in the game, leading the Lady Eagles to a 3-1 win over the county rival.
The lone goal of the first half was scored by Whitkoâ€™s Sydney Sims, putting the Lady â€™Cats up 1-0 until late in the second half.
LIGONIER â€” Churubuscoâ€™s football game against West Noble came with no surprises, as the undefeated Eagles topped the winless Chargers 60-0 in Ligonier Friday.
â€™Busco jumped out to a 46-0 lead in the rainy first half and scored two more touchdowns in the second half.
The first play from scrimmage set the tone for the game, as the Eagles scored on a 65-yard play with a pass to Caleb Teusch, making the score 6-0 with 10 seconds off the clock.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” They say close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but the Columbia City Eagle football squad came as close as possible without winning to downing undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven on a wet, rainy homecoming night.
The Eagles fell by a single point in overtime, 28-27, to the Class 4A ninth-ranked Bulldogs.
The loss evens the Eagle record at 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”â€“ There is an old adage in sports that says, â€śthe best offense is a good defense.â€ť
Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle volleyball team found out that sometimes the best offense is a good offense Tuesday night.
The host Lady Eagles had trouble generating a consistent offense against visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell. The Lady Eagles took a close first game, but dropped the next three to fall to the Lady Knights by a 3-1 score.
The Lady Eagles return to action on Thursday when they face NHC foe New Haven.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco gave its crowd exactly what it expected in Friday nightâ€™s homecoming game against Angola.
Another shut-out win over a Northeast Corner Conference team, another slew of touchdown runs by Jason Nicodemus and another strong performance by the defense.
The Eagles are now 5-0 and travel to West Noble next week.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” â€śThree cheers for the Wildcats!â€ť said Head Coach Wayne Swender, pride swelling in his voice. â€śHip-hip, hooray,â€ťcame the resounding cheer from the Whitko student section â€” having charged the field in celebration of Fridayâ€™s homecoming defeat of the Wabash Apaches, 51-19.
Within three minutes, Whitko was on the board after sophomore Devin Gerding rushed for a 63-yard touchdown.
After a weekend break, the Wildcats will spend the week preparing to travel to Northfield, â€śa much improved team,â€ť said Swender with anticipation.