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CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s football team will likely have a more difficult path to a victory in this weekâ€™s sectional semifinal.
One week after scoring a 28-13 home win against Eastside, the Eagles have to hit the road to play Class 2A 14th-ranked Bremen.
The Lions defeated Manchester 49-21 in their sectional quarterfinal game last week.
Churubusco ended the 2013 regular season ranked ninth.
For both teams, it will be a unique showdown. â€™Busco enters 8-2, and Bremen 7-3, but both schools are undefeated against Class 2A competition.
NORTHEAST INDIANA â€” Postseason play in football is often used as a measuring stick.
The subject of the measuring is how different high school football conferences stack up as far as quality is concerned.
Since most conferences have very few games played out of the league, such assessing is difficult until sectionals start.
While by no means perfect, postseason play and performance is used as a gauge.
Here is a glance at how area conferences performed during week one of sectional action.
Northeast Hoosier Conference
Indian Springsâ€™ cross country teams ended their seasons with an awards banquet celebrating their past and looking with anticipation to the future.
Outstanding Rookies, Life Skills, and Overall Awards were presented.
High School Coaches Bob Fahl, Krystal Walker-Zoltek and Jason Matteson were also present to share in the evening.
Girls basketball season officially opened practices around the state of Indiana on Monday.
Pictured is Columbia Cityâ€™s Macie Hinen, a junior this season, against Bishop Dwenger last year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City stand-out harrier Samantha Roush is making her fourth and final trip to the state finals next week.
Roush is headed to Terre Haute as the lone Whitley County runner amongst the top harriers in the state.
She is no stranger to the course, though, as Roush has competed in the state finals every year of her high school career.
â€śCongratulations to Samantha,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said.
OSSIAN â€” Despite a four-touchdown rally in the fourth quarter against Norwell Friday night, Columbia Cityâ€™s football season came to a close in Ossian.
The Eagles faced a 28-0 deficit with less than eight minutes left in the game, but took the momentum to score four touchdowns against their Northeast Hoosier Conference foes.
Despite their efforts, the Eagles fell 45-28 in the sectional opener to a team that beat them just a week before.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ€” After a strong year, Whitkoâ€™s football season came to a close Friday night against Bellmont.
The Wildcats had the advantage of hosting the opening round of sectional action, but a competitive Bellmont team swooped in to steal the win and keep its season alive with a final score of 35-13.
Bellmont took a quick 28-0 advantage in the first half.
The Braves opened up the game with a touchdown within the first five minutes from kickoff, on their first possession.
CHURUBUSCO â€” For Churubuscoâ€™s football team, the season will last at least one more week.
The Eagles defeating visiting Eastside by a final of 28-13 in a sectional quarterfinal Friday. â€™Busco will go on to play at Bremen next week in a sectional semifinal.
Churubusco had already beaten its Northeast Corner Conference rival once this year.
The Eagles beat the Blazers 31-13 for their homecoming game in â€™Busco.
WOODLAN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team fell to South Adams in three sets Thursday in a sectional quarterfinal match-up.
The Lady Starfires beat the Lady Eagles by a final of 25-23, 25-10 and 25-20.
The defeat leaves â€™Busco with a record of 17-16 for the season.
Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said 2013 was a solid year for the program.
â€śWe saw our volleyball IQ increase greatly,â€ť she said. â€śThe program is gaining respect in the conference and the area as we have posted our third consecutive winning season.â€ť
MONROEVILLE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team saw one of the best seasons in school history come to a close Thursday.
The Lady Eagles lost to fifth-ranked Bellmont 25-23, 26-24 and 25-21.
Columbia City played a much closer match against the Squaws than when the two teams met in the regular season, but still fell just short.