Archive - Sports Article
October 2nd, 2014
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Someone once wrote that a game that ends in a tie is like kissing your sister. For the Columbia City and Whitko girls‚Äô soccer teams, Wednesday night‚Äôs county-rivalry game that ended in a 1-1 tie was like kissing a sister you don‚Äôt like and has bad breath. The game played on the Wildcats‚Äô turf was scoreless through the first half, although the Lady Eagles were able to put a great deal of pressure on the Wildcat goal. Despite the pressure, the Wildcats were able to keep the Lady Eagles out of the goal.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys tennis team took the 25-mile trip north on Ind. 205 to take on county-rival Churubusco Tuesday night. The Wildcats beat the Eagles on their home court, 4-1, in a string of close matches.
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys soccer team fell 5-0 to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll Monday night. Carroll began its offensive strike in the first five minutes, en route to a 4-0 halftime lead after goals at the 27:41, 17:14 and 10:51 marks.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ For the second night in a row the Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team took the floor, and for the second night in a row produced a solid team effort. Tuesday‚Äôs effort produced a different result than the previous night, as the Lady Wildcats took a four-game 25-18, 26-24, 25-27, 25-22 win over the visiting Wawasee Lady Warriors.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Norwell‚Äôs boys soccer team spoiled Columbia City‚Äôs senior honor recognition match Saturday morning. The Northeast Hoosier Conference foe came away with a 4-1 victory, while the Eagles honored its seven seniors ‚ÄĒ Jordan Gregory, Logan Bockelman, Drake DeWitt, Sean Ewing, Jordan Lahr, Nick Weber and Eric Romanowski.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ There are 80 minutes in a girl's high school soccer game. Each half consists of 40 minutes. For over half of the game, the Whitko Lady Wildcats played LaVille evenly. It was the beginning and ending of the game that cursed Whitko Saturday morning. LaVille scored several early and several late goals to send the Lady 'Cats to a 9-2 loss.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ With the mythical Whitley County Championship on the line, the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team traveled south on Ind. 205 to take on the Whitko Lady Wildcats Monday night. Having defeated the other Whitley County rival, Churubusco, in four games earlier in the season, the only thing standing in the Lady Eagles‚Äô way was a team that Columbia City Head Coach Trish Hinen called the ‚Äúbest Whitko team that I have seen in the past eight years.‚ÄĚ
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ One of the great moments in sports often occurs when results exceed expectations. When Columbia City Cross Country Head Coach Bob Fahl‚Äôs team went into Saturday‚Äôs New Haven Classic, he wanted the boys and girls teams to simply improve on last year‚Äôs performances and placings.
The Eagle teams went much further than that, as both squads made it to the awards podium. The girls team, which placed seventh last year, took the first place trophy in its division, while the boys‚Äô team placed fifth in its division.
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ After earning its first regional spot since 2006, Columbia City‚Äôs girls golf season came to a close Saturday. The Lady Eagles placed ninth in a competitive East Noble Regional field at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville. ‚ÄúIt was a heavyweight field but we beat some really good teams,‚ÄĚ Head Coach Andrew Thompson said.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys tennis team fell to Adams Central, 4-1.
The No. 2 doubles team of Landon and Luke Lillmars won in a three-set series 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. In No. singles, Derek Bowyer fell 6-0, 6-3.