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September 17th, 2010
SYRACUSE – A last-minute change in its lineup and an unlucky bounce cost the Columbia City boys’ soccer team a 1-0 loss to the Wawasee Warriors Wednesday evening.
“One of our varsity starters, the outside midfielder, is sick and in the hospital, and our kids were very concerned about that,” Eagle head coach Chris Bechtold said. “Our kids were focused and were ready to go, and then we had to change the lineup at the last minute when we found out that he wouldn’t be able to play.
All three Whitley County teams take winning records into week five. No. 3 ’Busco gets its first true test at home against No. 8 Angola. Columbia City hits the NHC road to DeKalb. Whitko hosts Wabash for homecoming.
Col. City at DeKalb
COLUMBIA CITY–– The Lady Eagles Golf team ‘lit it up’ Tuesday night against the Huntington North Vikings with a score of 179-205.
“This is what you call ‘lighting it up,’” Columbia City head coach Jim Thompson said.
The Lady Eagles, now 5-9, posted their lowest score of the season.
“We could’ve beaten almost anybody tonight, this is a real solid score for high school girls’ golf,” Thompson said.
KENDALLVILLE — The rough and long road in the Northeast Hoosier Conference can be tough anytime a team is away from home.
On Tuesday, Columbia City boys’ tennis got a strong test in a trip to East Noble. The Knights had the Eagles down in two positions after one set.
Forcing a third set in both, City rallied for its third win in the NHC 4-1.
The Columbia City cross country teams were on the road Tuesday night at Garrett in a three-way meet with the Railroaders and New Haven. In a clean sweep of the night, both the girls’ and boys’ teams picked up victories. Right, Adam Bernhard runs ahead of a pack of New Haven runners. Post & Mail photo contributed
WARSAW — There are nights when everything goes right and there are nights when almost nothing goes right.
Unfortunately for the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team, Tuesday night’s trip to Warsaw was a whole lot of the latter.
The Lady Eagles had difficulty sustaining any consistency against the Lady Tigers and fell 25-15, 25-12, and 25-12.
COLUMBIA CITY — It didn’t matter what foot it came from, just about everything was at or in the goal Monday night for Columbia City girls’ soccer.
Hosting a Northeast Hoosier Conference special against New Haven, City had five different Lady Eagles post a goal in what was an early lead and 5-0 shutout for Columbia City.
“Our first two goals were within the first 10 minutes so we set the pace right there,” said Columbia City head coach Nicole Gebfert.
AKRON — Two races, two winners Saturday and both were from Whitley County.
Whether it was in the boys’ or girls’ race at the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational, you saw a county team filling the top spot and several places behind it.
No runner or team outside of Whitley County got to experience a win Saturday. Behind an individual first-place win in the boys’ race by Trapper Mize, Whitko used four runners in the top 10 to beat out second-place Rochester 79-34.
A drizzly morning didn’t deter the more than 200 competitors who turned out Saturday morning at Chain ’O Lakes State Park for Columbia City S.W.A.T.’s first-ever triathlon. Pictured above, contestants make their way through the park during the bicycle portion of the event. Post & Mail photo / Chris Meyers
COLUMBIA CITY — One of the goals for the Columbia City Lady Eagle golf team in Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference tournament was to improve on its regular season placing in the conference.
The Eagles accomplished that goal recording a 402 team total on the Eagle Glen links, good enough for a fifth-place tie with Norwell.
“We finished tied with Norwell for fifth-place in the conference, which was good for us since we finished seventh in the regular season,” said Eagle coach Jim Thompson.