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October 27th, 2011

Round two football sectional previews

October 27, 2011

Check out Thursday's edition of The Post and Mail for this week's sectional previews.
Churubusco (10-0) is hosting Madison-Grant (7-3) and Whitko (6-4) is traveling to Garrett (8-2).
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for quarterly score updates from Friday's games.

October 26th

A 45th anniversary tribute to Columbia City’s undefeated football team

October 26, 2011

In 1966, the No. 1 song on the charts was Strangers in the Night, by Frank Sinatra. John Wayne’s movie El Dorado was released, gas was $.28 a gallon and stamps were five cents apiece.
It was also the only year Columbia City posted a 9-0 undefeated football team.
Though there wasn’t a state tournament in 1966, the Eagles went 9-0 after nearly opposite results in 1965.

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October 24th

Lady Eagles face season-ending loss

October 24, 2011

CARROLL — Columbia City girls’ volleyball team headed to Carroll High School Saturday to face East Noble in the second round of sectional play. The Lady Eagles were handed an unfortunate, season-ending lost to the Lady Knights, 3-1.
Columbia City was trailing East Noble in much of the first game until it took the momentum and an 18-15 lead.
Samara Qureshi took the serve and didn’t relinquish it until Columbia City had scored five-straight points to make it 20-18.

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Whitko, Roush advance to state

October 24, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Whitko’s boys cross country team seemed a little out of place at the awards ceremony Saturday at New Haven’s semi-state meet.
Barefooted and surrounded by big-town schools like Mishawaka, Marion, South Bend St. Joseph, Carroll, Warsaw and Snider, the Wildcats took the podium for their first ever sixth-place finish, good enough for a trip to the state meet.
Taking the trip to Terre Haute with them will be Columbia City’s Samantha Roush, who placed second individually.

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October 21st

Fourth-quarter spark keeps ’Cats season alive

October 21, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Intensity. The key factor that nearly ended Whitko’s season Friday night in the first three quarters against Concordia.
The fourth quarter was a different story. A 34-yard field goal kick by Jake Nissley and an inspired defense led the Wildcats to a 18-15 win in the first round of sectionals.

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Churubusco blanks Woodlan, 38-0

October 21, 2011

WOODBURN – Churubusco, Northeast Corner Conference Champions in football, advanced in its opening round of sectional’s Friday, traveling to Woodburn and defeating the Warriors, 38-0.
The game was precisely as lop-sided as it sounds.

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Columbia City falls to Dwenger, again

October 21, 2011

When people look in the record books it will just show that for the sixth year in a row, the Columbia City Eagle football team’s season ended at the hands of Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 27-10.
What it won’t show is that this was a game that was in doubt late into the fourth quarter.

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Lady ’Cats’ handed season-ending loss

October 21, 2011

NORWELL – Whitko volleyball’s season ended Thursday night as it lost its opening sectional match in three straight games to Eastbrook, 25-8, 25-13, 25-16.
Eastbrook’s Lauren Heeter took advantage of the Lady Wildcats slow start, going on a five-point serving run to make the game one score 7-2.

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’Busco loses momentum, falls to South Adams

October 21, 2011

BERNE — The Churubusco Lady Eagles made the long trip to South Adams to face the hosting Lady Starfires in the opening round of the IHSAA 2A Sectional 36.
The Lady Eagles season came to an end as Churubusco fell to the Starfires in a marathon five-game match.

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Lady Eagles hold on to win game five

October 21, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City got a late-night rematch with North Side in the first round of sectionals at Carroll on Thursday.
The Lady Eagles faced the Lady Redskins in their first game of the season, losing in five games.
Columbia City returned the favor, winning in five games in a game which didn’t end until nearly 11 p.m.
After winning the first two games, the Lady Eagles found themselves in a fifth game after a two-game North Side rally. Columbia City won the fifth game 17-15 to advance to the sectional semi-final Saturday.

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