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September 24th, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY — Each season has been better and each season has been closer in the pursuit of a title.
Thursday, one match decided the Northeast Hoosier Conference for boys’ tennis. Finishing second for the past two seasons, Columbia City (14-4, 5-2 in the NHC) has always been in contention for the Northeast Hoosier Conference’s top spot but unable to clear the final obstacle in long time powerhouse No. 20 Homestead.
CHURUBUSCO — It was a cross-county battle Thursday night when the Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled up State Road 205 to take on the Churubusco Lady Eagles.
The Lady ‘Cats were victorious in three matches, but it wasn’t easy 25-17, 25-7, 25-18.
“It was nice to battle and watch some really aggressive volleyball,” ‘Busco head coach Trinda Goings said.
The first game was a tight match until Whitko scored six unanswered points to end the game at 25-18.
NEW HAVEN — The Columbia City (8-4) volleyball team was on the road in the Northeast Hoosier Conference Thursday looking to keep its unblemished record within the conference intact.
The Lady Eagles needed only three games to do so with a comfortable win over the Lady Bulldogs 25-17, 25-13, 25-21.
The win improves Columbia City’s record to 3-0 in the NHC conference with DeKalb, East Noble, Carroll and Bellmont remaining on the schedule.
The Indiana High School football regular season is half over. Going into week six, Columbia City gets its biggest test yet for homecoming. Churubusco faces NECC sleeper and Whitko tries to stay unbeaten in the TRC.
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COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team built on the success of Saturday’s second-place finish at the Wawasee tournament sweeping Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Norwell in three close games, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21 at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium Tuesday night.
All three games matched the Lady Eagles strong play at the net versus the strong serving game of the Lady Knights.
COLUMBIA CITY — It’s another season almost over and again Columbia City boys’ tennis is known among the best in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
After a 5-0 sweep of Bellmont at DeVol Field Tuesday night, the Eagles 5-1 conference record lands them in no worse than second-place with No. 20 ranked Homestead yet to come Thursday.
Churubusco freshman Danielle Pippenger drives home one of her team-high seven kills against Hamilton Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles took a three-game match from the Lady Marines 25-16, 25-6, 25-16. Pippenger tied teammate Heather Monk in kills while Monk also led in digs (9) and blocks (3).
Columbia City sophomore Chris Walker stretches for the ball against East Noble’s Gavin Goodrich Monday night. The Eagles took a 1-0 match over the Knights at home with a late first half goal from Devin Rice.
SYRACUSE — Columbia City and Whitko volleyball teams traveled to Wawasee Saturday and each loaded the bus with opposite outcomes for the day.
The Lady Eagles had a victorious day, leaving the tournament 2-1 and championship runner-up.
Whitko on the other hand, was unable to pull out a win for the day at 0-3.
Columbia City and Whitko kicked off the day with a match against each other.
PIERCETON — The beginning of the postseason Saturday was the end of the season for Whitley County girls’ golf teams.
Battling the rough and unforgiving links of Stonehenge Golf Club, Columbia City and Whitko were unable to advance anyone to the regional round.
The Lady Eagles had three seniors bring their careers to an end. Olivia Western led them with round of 101.
Western was only five strokes off of the last individual score to make it out of the sectional round.