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August 24th, 2010
SOUTH WHITLEY – Sometimes when matches are lopsided the difficulty comes in playing to ones potential, and maintaining focus whether on the winning or losing side of those scores.
That was the challenge facing both Columbia City and Whitko tennis teams when the two Whitley County rivals squared off Monday on the Whitko courts. A veteran Columbia City team took a 5-0 win over the Wildcats, limiting the hosts to five games total.
COLUMBIA CITY — Soccer is a sport of sudden changes. Despite being 80 minutes long, for 62 minutes two teams battled in a scoreless affair Monday at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
After countless attacks and numerous saves on both ends of the field, a deadlocked game at halftime seems to be building for a climatic ending.
COLUMBIA CITY — Putting is the ultimate test of any golfer’s game. It can make a bad tee shot be forgotten when a long putt is sunk or it can turn against you making a great start turn into a snowman on the scorecard.
Monday, Columbia City girls’ golf had just enough putts to post its fifth consecutive dual match score under 200 as a team.
In the process, the Lady Eagles matched their own win total from a year ago beating North Side on the back nine at Eagle Glen Golf Course 198-260.
HUNTINGTON — Two races into the season, Columbia City cross country is starting to get a good taste of where it stands among the best the state has to offer.
No. 14 state ranked Lady Eagles are staking their claim around northeast Indiana with the help of a freshman standout.
In just her second career race at the high school level, Samantha Roush proved herself Saturday finishing second at the Huntington Invitational.
COLUMBIA CITY — Whether the number 13 is lucky or unlucky may be a point of view.
After 12 straight season-opening losses to the Warsaw Tigers, Friday night’s 13th meeting was most fortunate for the Columbia City Eagle football team. The Eagles used a potent offense and an opportunistic defense that caused seven turnovers to post a 35-26 win over the Tigers at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
CHURUBUSCO — What a difference a season makes.
At this time last season, Churubusco found itself in the middle of a single score dogfight on the road at Fremont.
Despite a 14-0 win last season, ’Busco came into this season wanting to prove more.
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Wildcats kicked off their season with a 20-0 shutout home game against the Wawasee Warriors.
Whitko’s motivating defense lead their offense into touchdown after touchdown.
After nearly every big defensive play, a touchdown was to follow.
“I’m just very proud of our team, whether things went bad or things went good, we got back in the huddle and got back to work,” said Whitko head coach Wayne Swender.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer squad used an explosive speed advantage and a dominating first half to run its record to 2-0 with a 4-1 win over the visiting Garrett Lady Railroaders Thursday.
COLUMBIA CITY — The win was there for the taking.
“Bottom line, we just didn’t get that fourth score,” Columbia City head coach Jim Thompson said.
With two season-low scores of 44 and a 47 in the clubhouse, the Lady Eagles needed only one more score to pull off their second Northeast Hoosier Conference win of the season over Homestead.
MONROE — You can put it in the win column.
A night after being down its top singles player, Columbia City boys’ tennis hit the road Thursday reloaded and in search of its first win of the regular season.
Splitting up four points evenly between singles and doubles, the Eagles returned to Columbia City with a 4-1 win over Adams Central.
Returning from an illness, No. 1 singles player Dylan Hinen struggled in his first outing of the season falling 0-6, 0-6 to Adams Central’s Nathan Barger.