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September 23rd, 2011
NEW HAVEN ¬≠‚ÄĒ Friday night‚Äôs Northeast Hoosier Conference contest pitted two once-beaten teams, the Columbia City Eagles and the host New Haven Bulldogs.
The game played to a first half draw both on the scoreboard and in statistics.
Unfortunately for Columbia City, the second half saw the Bulldogs break open the contest, out-scoring the Eagles 35-7 to hand Columbia City their second loss of the season by a 62-33 score.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ The Churubusco football statistics from Friday night‚Äôs game against West Noble were a bit misleading.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the Eagles had only 17 offensive plays and two first downs.
The team also happened to be leading the West Noble Chargers by a score of 55-6.
The Eagles won the game, 62-25, remaining unbeaten and in the process, keeping West Noble win-less.
Time of possession was simply not a factor for ‚ÄėBusco.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ After five games on the road, the Wildcats were finally able to share a win with their home crowd Friday night against Northfield.
Despite the team‚Äôs penalties, interceptions, fumbles and playing without senior stand-out receiver and linebacker Derek Snep, Whitko pulled out a 31-14 win over the Norsemen.
‚ÄúThe mistakes we made were a lack of execution,‚ÄĚ Whitko Head Coach Wayne Swender said.
The Wildcats had three fumbles, six penalties and two interceptions.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ The Lady Eagle soccer team traveled to Fort Wayne Thursday night to play Southside.
Though Columbia City lost, in a 3-0 shutout, the Lady Eagles used the game as a learning experience.
‚ÄúSouthside is a very different team than we faced last year,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Nicole Gebfert said. ‚ÄúLast year they were quick and aggressive. This year, they were quick, aggressive and had talent.‚ÄĚ
Gebfert said the game wasn‚Äôt a total loss, as the team showed improvement from the first half to the second.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ Whitko honored its seniors Thursday night against Rochester.
Though the Wildcats lost 6-3 to the Zebras, the ‚ÄôCats won a bigger battle before the season started, getting an IHSAA sanctioned soccer team at Whitko.
Before action got underway Thursday night, Whitko honored its three seniors; Scott Paulus, Jordan Sims and Jacob Ray.
Head Coach Jason Ehrman spoke about the graduating seniors and the impact they had on the program.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Lady Eagles volleyball team came into Thursday‚Äôs Northeast Hoosier Conference match with the visiting New Haven Lady Bulldogs looking to run the table of this week‚Äôs matches.
After downing Blackhawk Christian Monday and NHC opponent Norwell Tuesday, the Columbia City was prepared to improve to 3-0 in the conference.
The Lady Eagles fought through an inconsistent effort to come from behind in the fifth and final game in a 3-2 marathon win over the Bulldogs, remaining unbeaten in conference play.
LARWILL ‚ÄĒ Unlike most seniors in the area, the Lady Wildcat soccer seniors played their first home game in August of this season and played their last game at home Wednesday night against a club team, Metro Rage, winning 2-0.
Whitko has eight seniors in its first year of IHSAA sanctioned soccer: Micaela Sylvester, Minona Denton, Katee Reiff, Cassie Jones, Gabby Goodman, Danielle Graves, Katie McCartey and Lynsi Hicks.
WABASH ‚ÄĒ Though Whitko‚Äôs 35-0 shut out win over Wabash may not have been pretty, the Wildcats advanced to 3-0 in the Three Rivers Conference Friday night in Wabash.
In a game full of penalties and fumbles, the Wildcats still managed to post 342 yards offense and relied on their defense to hold Wabash to sub-100 yards.
The game had 12 penalties, six from each team, totaling 95 yards.
Whitko gave up the ball three times to fumbles in the first half.
‚ÄúWe had trouble hanging on to the ball,‚ÄĚ Swender said. ‚ÄúIn the second half we controlled the ball better and made some good things happen.‚ÄĚ
ANGOLA ‚Äď Churubusco football took it‚Äôs undefeated record to Angola Friday and came away in better shape, beating the Angola Hornets 37-21 in what was a very back and forth contest.
The Eagles began the game doing what they do best, running the ball. Halfway into the first quarter, Cory Miller took a handoff from 15 yards out to put ‚ÄôBusco in the lead, 7-0.
The Eagles next drive began at their own three yard line, a drive which resulted in an 82-yard touchdown run by Jason Nicodemus to end the first quarter, part of his 127 yards in the first half.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Homecoming is a time for alumni to return to their alma mater, to enjoy seeing old friends and to get caught up in the spirit of the occasion.
It is also a time to see the home team post a football victory. The fans that came to the Max Gandy Athletic Field Friday night got exactly what they came for.
With the stands filled and a loud cheering crowd, the Columbia City Eagles football squad upheld their end of the bargain, posting a 28-14 win over visiting Northeast Hoosier
Conference foe New Haven.