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November 3rd, 2010
So far, the Columbia City football team has passed nearly every test that has stood in front of them.
New Haven, check. East Noble, got ’em. NHC championship, crowned. Return to the class 4A sectional championship, there.
Back where they stood a season ago, the Eagles get a rematch at home Friday night against the team that ended their 2009 season in Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (10-0).
With each week and another win added to the their records for the season, both Columbia City and Churubusco football are making their way up the records books at their respective schools.
Much debate has been brought up about whether this could be the greatest high school football season for Whitley County.
As the two Eagle squads head into the sectional championship week the seasons that stack up against 2010 are becoming less and less.
TERRE HAUTE — The Indiana high school cross country season came down to one last race Saturday.
Both Columbia City and Whitko had a representative at the state finals meet on Terre Haute’s LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.
A season after running in 16th-place overall, the No. 17 Lady Eagles used an all-state finish by freshman Samantha Roush to place 13th overall.
ANGOLA — What is it about the fourth quarter and Columbia City football?
After countless penalties and lost leads, the Eagles found another way to win in the final period.
No. 8 Columbia City (10-1) saw an early 14-0 first-quarter lead disappear Friday night at Angola (9-2). Over two struggling quarters, the Hornets had the Eagles trailing —that is, until the fourth quarter.
PONETO –– The Churubusco Eagles took the long trip to Southern Wells Friday night to take on the Raiders in a sectional semifinal match-up.
Neither team would go down without a fight, but with 24.6 seconds left in the game, it was Churubusco that walked off the field with a 12-6 victory.
“We hung in there — we knew it was going to be a 48-minute football game — and they hung in there,” ’Busco head coach Lee Etzler said.
No longer is it just about being there. Been there, done that.
Now the No. 17 Columbia City Lady Eagles head to the Indiana high school cross country state finals Saturday wanting more than just the experience.
“We’re more focused this year,” senior Samantha Engle said. “Last year it was great just to make it.”
A season capped off with a sectional championship loss doesn’t come without some awards for Columbia City volleyball.
Wednesday, the Northeast Hoosier Conference recognized the Lady Eagles 4-3 record within the NHC with three selections to the all-conference team.
Two seniors grabbed honors in their final season as Lady Eagles. Four-year starter Maddie Hinen led those players with a second-team selection.
For the last four seasons, one of Columbia City’s very own has been among the best the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has to offer.
In 2007, senior Angela Parry-Lemon was just a freshman at Hanover College when she earned her first all-conference honor in the HCAC.
Four years later, the former Lady Eagle received her fourth award from the conference for a 4-2 record in singles conference play.
Parry-Lemon went 5-5 overall at the No. 1 singles position in her final year as a Panther.
Could it be another East Noble shoot-out? The potential is there.
Two 9-1 teams will meet Friday night in the semifinal round of class 4A sectional 11 when No. 8 Columbia City travels to Angola.
Each touts a highly productive passing offense led by a senior quarterback.
Coming out ahead in a 56-55 offensive marathon at East Noble earlier in the season, Columbia City quarterback Logan Rehrer and the Eagles relish the chance for a repeat.
A pre-sectional championship comes Friday night with Churubusco (9-1) heading to Southern Wells (8-2) for class A sectional 35.
Two teams state ranked for the entire season square off in what has the feeling of a championship caliber game.
On the other side of the bracket two 5-5 teams await a title shot. The winner of the Raiders-Eagles game will go into the match-up as the odds-on favorite with only three losses between the two programs.