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September 7th, 2010
Columbia City girls' soccer dealt Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb a 2-0 shutout on the road Tuesday night. Goals came from Sarah Opliger on an assist from Katie Salliant in the first half. Michaela McIntosh followed with a second half goal with the help of Jessica Bickle on the assist. Pictured is junior Lacey Jahn lining up a cross in the first half.
COLUMBIA CITY — Perhaps morning games are not the Columbia City boys’ soccer team’s cup of tea. Had the game started 12 minutes later, the outcome may have been different.
The Eagles hosted the Huntington North Vikings Saturday morning and were handed a 4-1 loss.
In the first 12 minutes, the Vikings jumped out to an early lead that Columbia City was unable to recover from. Huntington North scored three quick goals before the Eagles could wipe the sleep from their eyes.
MARION — The day was full of ranked teams and quality runners at the Marion Invitational Saturday.
Among them were four in the boys’ race taking the top four spots. No. 16 Fort Wayne Snider edged No. 5 Noblesville 80-86.
Whitko had the best day for Whitley County taking eighth overall behind the top 10 finish of senior Brian Menzie.
Menzie placed eighth out of 198 runners in the field with his time of 16:23.
SYRACUSE — For Columbia City boys’ tennis Labor Day weekend has been good to them.
Coming off a title at the Wawasee Invitational last season, the Eagles were back in Syracuse to defend that crown Saturday.
After edging out an undefeated Fairfield squad 3-2 in the finals, Columbia City took home its third championship trophy in four seasons.
COLUMBIA CITY — The excitement is back in the air at Columbia City on Friday night and it’s just the start.
Three games into the 2010 regular season, the Eagles are in the midst of their best start in more than a decade. Not since 1997 has a team at Columbia City started the season 3-0.
That was until Friday night.
SOUTH WHITLEY — When the game clock rolled over to 7:00, it became three of a kind for Whitko as they scored the game tying touchdown that made the score 7-7 in the fourth quarter against visiting Southwood.
The magic number sevens kicked off the Wildcats luck on Friday night, leading them to a 17-14 double overtime win.
CHURUBUSCO — Friday night’s Northeast Corner Conference football match-up between the Churubusco Eagles and the Prairie Heights Panthers was clearly a case of the “haves” versus the “have nots”.
Churubusco entered the contest “having” scored 90 points in its first two games, and “having” only given up seven points in the same two contests.
MANCHESTER — Coming off their first loss in the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tuesday, the Eagles soccer team looked to bounce back on the road at Manchester.
Thursday, Columbia City prevented a losing streak and got back to winning shutting out the Squires 4-0.
As visitors, the Eagles didn’t take long to gain a sizable lead scoring three goals in the first half.
Sophomore Sam Wight broke a scoreless game on an assist from Grant Wood to put Columbia City up 1-0.
FORT WAYNE — Just as Eagles fly in a flock, the Columbia City cross country team flew in a pack Thursday at the Wayne Invitational.
The boys’ team ran in a tight pack placing five Eagles in the top 10.
Finishing within 30 seconds of one another, Brendon Zoltek led the pack in third while the rest followed: Evan Harney fifth, Adam Bernhard sixth, Trevor Maggart seventh, David Potter 10th.
COLUMBIA CITY — There are times when you can take something positive out of a loss. That was the case Thursday night when the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to the highly regarded Concordia Cadets.
The Lady Eagles played a solid game sticking with the Cadets in each game before falling in three sets 21-25, 19-25, 21-25 at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium.
In game one the Lady Eagles matched the Cadets point for point in the early going.