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October 23rd, 2014
CHURUBUSCO â€” Hoping to extend their five-game winning streak into this Friday, the Churubusco Eagles face off against the 6-3 Woodlan Warriors in the 7:30 p.m. sectional opener. â€™Busco lucked out this year, drawing its sectional match up at home. Currently, the Eagles are ranked 16th in Class 2A AP Media Poll, as well as being ranked 186th in the state.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia City opens sectional play Friday at 7 p.m. against South Side, a team Eagle Head Coach Brett Fox says is â€śbig, athletic and aggressive. â€śThey are just like us, their record doesnâ€™t show much, but they play in the very tough Summit Athletic Conference,â€ť Fox said. â€śThe numbers donâ€™t show it, but they are a good team.â€ť
GOSHEN â€” What had been one of the most successful Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball seasons in recent memory came to an end in the opening round of the IHSAA Sectional at the hands of the host Fairfield Lady Falcons.
The Lady Wildcats faced a very tall, aggressive Lady Falcon squad, falling 25-17, 25-11 and 25-18.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s volleyball teams are gearing up for the postseason, which begins tonight with the opening rounds of sectional play.
Whitko will be taking the court first, traveling to Fairfield to face the sectional host at 7 p.m. tonight. If the Lady Wildcats win, they will take on Lakeland in the semi-final game.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) â€” Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the â€śgross negligenceâ€ť the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.
However, legal experts said the section of law Judge Thokozile Masipa quoted when she announced the double-amputee Olympic athleteâ€™s sentence provides for a maximum of five years in prison and Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.
LIGONIER â€” Temperatures in the low 40s, wind gusts to 30 miles per hour and a spitting mist â€” all of these greeted the teams and individuals at the West Noble IHSAA Cross Country Regional on a cold, gray Saturday morning. The weather was cold, but the Columbia City Lady Eagle team was hot enough to advance to next Saturdayâ€™s New Haven Semi-State by virtue of a fourth-place team finish.
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CHURUBUSCO â€” It was a battle among the aerial predators Friday night as the Churubusco Eagles faced off against the Fairfield Falcons for the right to hold the coveted Birds of Prey Trophy.
Busco went into to Friday nightâ€™s game having lost six times to Fairfield in the last eight years, but the Eagles decided to put a feather â€” a falcon feather in their caps and defeat Fairfield 35-20.
AKRON â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team rebounded from its first Three Rivers Conference loss to beat Tippecanoe Valley Friday night, 34-16.
The win puts the Wildcats in second place in the TRC behind Rochester, Whitkoâ€™s lone conference loss.
OSSIAN â€” When a football team puts up 35 points to break a six-game losing streak, itâ€™s usually the offense that gets the glory.
Make no mistake, the Columbia City offense did its job, part of which was to keep possession to keep the potent Norwell offense on the sidelines, but this night it was four big plays by the Columbia City defense that helped spur the Eagles to a 35-34 overtime win over their Northeast Hoosier Conference foe on a brisk windy night in Wells County.