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August 21st, 2010
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.
GARRETT — The train stopped Thursday night in Garrett where Churubusco volleyball was in search of its first regular season victory.
After a tough three-game loss to Leo earlier in the week, the Lady Eagles hit the road for the first time on the season and hoped to topple the Lady Railroaders.
A slow start to the night kept ’Busco from doing so.
Despite nearly winning the third game of the match, Churubusco had too much of a hole to climb out of after falling in the first two games 13-25, 12-25.
WARSAW – For the Columbia City Eagle Tennis team this has been a match that they have pointed to since a close 3-2 loss last year. With all the build-up and preparation in place the Eagles had to deal with an emotional letdown when they found out in the morning that number one singles player Dylan Hinen was unavailable due to illness. The Eagles picked up the pieces and played well, but fell in the season opener to Warsaw by a 3-2 count.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City boys soccer team followed the footsteps of the Lady Eagles Tuesday night with a 5-0 win at home against Central Noble to kick off the season.
“It is a good indication for the season having a 5-0 win,” said head coach Chris Bechtold.
Though it was a team effort, the seniors demonstrated their experience, collecting all the points and assists between them.
Coming off its best season in over 20 years, Columbia City cross country came in with bigger and brighter expectations for 2010.
Preseason ranked No. 14 in the girls side of things, the Lady Eagles got an early test in the season with sectional foe Huntington North meeting them at the DeKalb Invitational.
A meet scored only in individual times, No. 14 Columbia City filled three of the top five finishing positions.