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November 13th, 2010
COLUMBIA CITY — Friday night marked several new beginnings for the Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball squad. The Donald S. Weeks gymnasium was the site of not only the beginning of a new season for the Lady Eagles, but it also marked the beginning of a new era in coaching.
For the first time in 33 years there was a new face directing the Lady Eagles. First-year head coach Amy Shearer directed the Lady Eagles against cross-county rival Whitko.
It’s not going to be easy and Churubusco head coach Lee Etzler knows it.
Tonight’s class A regional championship between visiting Hagerstown and the black and gold of ’Busco has just one loss among the two teams.
The Eagles are in search of the game plan that no other team has been able to find this season. One that will be an undefeated Tigers team that averaged 40 points in the sectional round.
COLUMBIA CITY — With the tip-off of the girls’ basketball season at Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium tonight, a new but familiar face steps into the leadership role of a program known by its head coach.
For the first time in 33 seasons, Hall of Fame Lady Eagles coach Wayne Kreiger will not be the voice on the sideline barking out directions.
COLUMBIA CITY — The second annual Veterans Marathon will take off down Van Buren Street Saturday morning with over 750 runners signed up to take part in the day’s three different races.
After a successful first run, marathon officials are asking Whitley County residents to use safety and patience while on the road and at home.
CHURUBUSCO — The Indiana high school girls’ basketball season tipped off in Whitley County Tuesday night with Churubusco playing host to Garrett.
The Lady Eagles opened the season facing a Railroaders squad that went 16-9 last season.
Despite holding a slim lead early in the first quarter, Churubusco was plagued by 28 turnovers. A 13-point lead at halftime for Garrett ballooned into a lopsided victory 53-25.
Following a 50-7 loss Friday night to sectional champion Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, the 2010 Columbia City Eagles were officially part of the record books.
Despite coming up short for their first sectional title since 1993, the Eagles stack up well against some of the best teams Columbia City has put on a field in its 87-year history.
The 2010 Indiana high school cross country season was a good mix of veteran experience and newcomers for Whitley County.
The depth of talent in the county was shown in all-state honors named Monday by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches.
Five runners in all were part of the list of the state’s best cross country runners. The county had its share of experience with Whitko senior Brian Menzie and Columbia City senior Renee Menzie.
BERNE — “It’s a game of momentum,” Churubusco head coach Lee Etzler said. “It’s huge in the high school ranks. We’ve got to weather the storm when things aren’t going real well.”
A cold and snowy Friday night greeted Churubusco in the class A sectional championship at South Adams.
COLUMBIA CITY — The old proverb states that all good things must come to an end. For the Columbia City Eagle football team the best season in recent memory came to an end Friday night at the hands of the Bishop Dwenger Saints in the finals of the Class 4A IHSAA sectional 11 finals. The Saints used a bruising running attack that gained more than 400 yards and a defense that forced two Eagle turnovers to down Columbia City 50-7 at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
Each week of the Indiana high school football postseason has had its share of tests for the class A Churubusco Eagles.
The sectional opener was titled for its revenge of an early exit the year before to Adams Central.
After getting by the Flying Jets, a road trip to Southern Wells pitted rushing against rushing with Churubusco coming out on top in a defensive battle 12-6.
Sectional championship week has a new test for ’Busco with the high- scoring offense of the South Adams Starfires.