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August 19th, 2010
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.
COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a situation that might have played out differently a season ago.
Quickly up two games, Columbia City saw a potential shut out turn against them Tuesday night in a season opening match at home against North Side.
After dropping a 24-20 lead in the third game, the Lady Eagles were put in the same situation in game four. Avoiding an agonizing fifth game, Columbia City used its senior leadership along with the addition of a freshman libero to seal the victory the second time around.
COLUMBIA CITY — Just three dual matches, the 2010 season has been more successful than years prior for Columbia City girls’ golf.
With three wins to their credit last season, the Lady Eagles nearly reached that mark this season.
Tuesday, Columbia City opened Northeast Hoosier Conference play at Eagle Glen Golf Course against Bellmont. The Lady Eagles used three scores in the 40s along with a win at every position to start the conference off on a winning note 197-217.
COLUMBIA CITY — For the moment Columbia City girls’ soccer coach Nicole Gebfert can say something nearly no coach can.
I’m undefeated for my career.
“Hey we’re 1-0,” Gebfert said after being asked how her first head coaching job is working out. “It’s a great start. You can’t really complain about a 5-0 win.”
Whitko halfback D.J. Fouce breaks into a clearing down the sidelines during the Wildcats scrimmage at Garrett Friday night. Whitko spent time on both offense and defense from different areas of the field prepping for this week’s regular season opener at home. The Wildcats play host to Wawasee as part of a three-game homestand to open the season.
Columbia City senior Devin Rice contends for a loose ball against an East Noble defender Saturday morning. The Eagles traveled to Kendallville for a scrimmage in preparation for the season with the regular season opener Tuesday. City starts off the season playing host to Central Noble in a varsity only match at 5 p.m.
The Columbia City gridiron was open for business for the first time in the 2010 season Friday night. The Eagles played host to Goshen in a scrimmage in full contact. For three series the two squads switch between offense and defense running plays from different areas of the field. Next week, the Eagles get their first taste of the regular season with Warsaw coming to Max Gandy Athletic Field.