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October 20th, 2010
The high school soccer season might be over the Columbia City teams but the honors are still rolling in.
Both Eagles squads were led throughout the season by their seniors and that was recognized in the All-Northeast Hoosier Conference selections.
Monday, Columbia City had six seniors and eight players between its girls’ and boys’ squads make the list of the NHC’s best.
The selected players are voted upon by the eight coaches in the NHC.
Churubusco High School entertained a crowd of a few hundred Tuesday night in a charity basketball game. Sponsored by the Churubusco Chamber of Commerce, the game featured a local ’Busco team against the traveling Harlem Ambassadors. The night featured four quarters of high flying dunks along with activities for the youth between quarters. Right, Eagles boys’ basketball coach Mike McBride dribbles down court.
Monday marked two weeks until the first Indiana high school wrestling practice.
That same day, the Columbia City program also found out its was without a head coach.
At Whitley County Consolidated Schools board meeting Monday, two-year coach Jeff Slain had his resignation approved by school board members.
Slain replaced former head coach Randy Kearby in 2008.
Columbia City athletic director Geoff Penrod confirmed the resignation was turned in early last week by Slain.
This time a year ago, Veterans Marathon officials weren’t sure what they had with the inaugural 26.2 mile run throughout Whitley County.
After roughly 400 runners came out in mid November in 2009, small improvements are being made for an estimated field that race director Gary Bird expects to more than double in its second year.
“We definitely picked up where our issues were,” Bird noted. “We’ve addressed those for this year and made some changes.”
MARION — Given the mix of veteran runners and talented newcomers, people have expected big things from the Columbia City girls’ cross country squad this year.
The No. 17 Lady Eagles are living up to those expectations. Saturday, Columbia City repeated their sectional winning performance, placing five runners in the top 15 finishers, including a 1-2 finish by freshman Samantha Roush and senior Renee Menzie to take the Marion regional crown run at Indiana Wesleyan University.
MARION — Fresh off a championship at the Marion cross country sectional, the Whitko boys’ team returned to the same course for regional competition. The Wildcat boys put together a solid performance, highlighted by a second-place individual finish by Brian Menzie, to place third as a team, thereby qualifying for next Saturday’s New Haven semistate.
The Wildcats, sectional winners last week, scored 80 points to take third behind Homestead, who won with 54 points and Huntington North who was second with a score of 75.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The junior varsity version of the Columbia City-Norwell game was held Saturday at Max Gandy Athletic Field. Columbia City running back Jacob Johnson carries a load of Knight defenders in the Eagles 14-8 win.
OSSIAN — Even in the mind of Columbia City head coach Randy Hudgins, Friday night’s 32-10 victory at Norwell was unbelievable.
That’s because in one season, the Eagles went from the basement of the Northeast Hoosier Conference to the top, clinching a share of their second NHC title in school history and first since 1990.
CHURUBUSCO — “We played tough,” ’Busco head coach Lee Etzler said as he addressed his team in postgame comments. “We need to play tough again next week.” With those comments Etzler both summed up Friday night’s 45-28 Northeast Corner Conference title clinching win over the visiting Lakeland Lakers, and set the tone for next week’s opening round of the IHSAA sectionals.
The Eagles clinched their second consecutive share of the NECC crown, dropping the Lakers for the second year in a row.
AKRON — Whitko continued its shock and awe for the season on Friday night clinching its first solo Three Rivers Conference title in the last 20 years.
In a close battle against TRC powerhouse Tippicanoe Valley, the Wildcats carried the honor of Coach Wayne Swender’s Indianapolis Colts Coach of the Week award to a 21-14 victory.
After the game, as the players chanted, “Coach of the Week,” Swender broke into the huddle interrupting his team, “No, no, no, it’s team of the week!”