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September 3rd, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY — The excitement is back in the air at Columbia City on Friday night and it’s just the start.
Three games into the 2010 regular season, the Eagles are in the midst of their best start in more than a decade. Not since 1997 has a team at Columbia City started the season 3-0.
That was until Friday night.
SOUTH WHITLEY — When the game clock rolled over to 7:00, it became three of a kind for Whitko as they scored the game tying touchdown that made the score 7-7 in the fourth quarter against visiting Southwood.
The magic number sevens kicked off the Wildcats luck on Friday night, leading them to a 17-14 double overtime win.
CHURUBUSCO — Friday night’s Northeast Corner Conference football match-up between the Churubusco Eagles and the Prairie Heights Panthers was clearly a case of the “haves” versus the “have nots”.
Churubusco entered the contest “having” scored 90 points in its first two games, and “having” only given up seven points in the same two contests.
MANCHESTER — Coming off their first loss in the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tuesday, the Eagles soccer team looked to bounce back on the road at Manchester.
Thursday, Columbia City prevented a losing streak and got back to winning shutting out the Squires 4-0.
As visitors, the Eagles didn’t take long to gain a sizable lead scoring three goals in the first half.
Sophomore Sam Wight broke a scoreless game on an assist from Grant Wood to put Columbia City up 1-0.
FORT WAYNE — Just as Eagles fly in a flock, the Columbia City cross country team flew in a pack Thursday at the Wayne Invitational.
The boys’ team ran in a tight pack placing five Eagles in the top 10.
Finishing within 30 seconds of one another, Brendon Zoltek led the pack in third while the rest followed: Evan Harney fifth, Adam Bernhard sixth, Trevor Maggart seventh, David Potter 10th.
COLUMBIA CITY — There are times when you can take something positive out of a loss. That was the case Thursday night when the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to the highly regarded Concordia Cadets.
The Lady Eagles played a solid game sticking with the Cadets in each game before falling in three sets 21-25, 19-25, 21-25 at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium.
In game one the Lady Eagles matched the Cadets point for point in the early going.
The Gridiron Preview takes a week three match-ups for Whitley County high school football teams.
Bellmont at Columbia City
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball squad played host Tuesday night to cross-county rival Churubusco at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium.
Columbia City shook off a sluggish first half in the opening game to close out the visitors in dominating fashion with a 25-18, 25-10, 25-16 three-game sweep.
After Columbia City jumped out to a 3-0 lead in game one, several CC errors, including two service errors and a net violation eventually let ’Busco pull even at 11-11.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer team hosted a hard-nosed back-and-forth battle Tuesday night against Northeast Hoosier Conference’s power Homestead (5-1).
Unfortunately, their efforts fell short in a 5-0 loss to the Lady Spartans.
The first half began with a strong effort from the Lady Eagles, keeping the Spartans from scoring for most of the first half.
The two conference foes battled it out in the middle of the field with neither team allowing the other a shot on goal.
LIGONIER — Anytime you have a conference match it’s important.
For Columbia City boys’ tennis, it makes this week a big one with a dual match against Norwell Thursday followed by a Wawasee Invitational where the Eagles are looking to defend their title.