Archive - Sports Article
October 13th, 2014
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team came into Saturdayâ€™s Whitko Invitational with two very distinct goals. The first goal was to avenge a loss to the Garrett Lady Railroaders from earlier in the season. The second was to defend their two â€“time tournament championship. The Lady Eagles accomplished both of those goals, downing the Lady Railroaders in straight games on their way to a pool win and a come-from-behind third straight tournament title.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls cross country team, along with male counterpart Andrew McFarland, will be headed to Saturdayâ€™s regional meet at West Noble after advancing from the weekendâ€™s sectional at Northrop.
LIGONIER Ââ€“ Itâ€™s because of games like this that we watch football. No fancy trick plays, no game winning hail marys, just solid nail-biting gridiron action.
The Churubusco Eagles triumphed over the West Noble Chargers 7-6 Friday night. Although the Eagles posted a low score, they would be hard pressed to pick a better played or more exciting game this season.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the past several games, the knock on the Columbia City football team is that it hasnâ€™t been able to put together a complete game, with one half or the other leading to a loss.
Friday night, the Eagles got a taste of what it would be like to put together two solid halves of football.
Columbia City pushed the Class 6A, No. 4-ranked (AP) Carroll Chargers to overtime before falling 41-35 on Senior Night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
ROCHESTER â€” Two Three Rivers Conference undefeated football teams came into Friday nightâ€™s game at Rochester and only won came out the winner.
After five conference games, Whitko and Rochester stood strong at the top of the field. Friday night, in a fight for the TRC title, Rochester took a devastating win over the Wildcats, 56-14.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls soccer team is advancing to the sectional championship match after beating Fort Wayne North Side Thursday night. The first-round game was originally slated for Tuesday, but was postponed to Thursday due to weather. The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Redskins 1-0, with Columbia Cityâ€™s goal coming from Hannah Wappes (pictured). The sectional final game will be held tonight at Homestead at 5 p.m.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Lady Wildcats fought a hard match against conference rivals Tippecanoe Valley High School Wednesday, falling 3-1. Whitko started the first set strong showing off the gains in communication and fundamentals that it has been developing over the season.
ROCHESTER â€” Five weeks of Three Rivers Conference football have passed and, for five weeks, Whitko and Rochester are without a loss. Both teams canâ€™t come out the victor this Friday night, however, when the Wildcats travel to Rochester, seeking the conference title.
HUNTINGTON â€” Huntington Universityâ€™s menâ€™s basketball program is adding another Whitley County product to its roster with the signing of Columbia City High School standout Mason Coverstone. Coverstone, the 6-foot-5 forward, has established himself as one of the best sharpshooters in the area, having tallied 94 3-pointers at a clip of 45.9 percent over the last two seasons. Coverstone has been a two-year starter for the Eagles.
The Whitko High School JV Volleyball Team won the invitational hosted by Central Noble Sept. 27. Pictured from left are: Coach Shana Messmore, Lyndsey Sapp, Jessica Britt, Haley Reed, Haley Yohe, Brianna Tackett, Whitney Marsh, Quinn Craig, Hanna Yohe, Andrea Snavley, Brooke Christoffel and Emma Neeley.