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September 22nd, 2014
SYRACUSE â€” Coaches say Saturday high school volleyball tournaments can be beneficial to those who need some extra practice. Tourneys provide teams with a chance to try new things or iron out flaws while facing a variety of opponents. The Columbia City Lady Eagles and Whitko Lady Wildcats volleyball teams entered the Wawasee Tournament Saturday, both hoping to gain some consistency and show other teams just what they are capable of doing on the court.
LIGONIER â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys and girls cross country teams yet again took on some of the top runners in Northeast Indiana this weekend. The Lady Eagles ran away with a fourth-place finish, while the boys placed 13th behind Churubusco after a tie-breaker. Four Lady Eagles placed in the top 25 Saturday with a slim 23 seconds separating all of them. â€śThatâ€™s just awesome,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Zach Baughman should have been on Cloud 9 Friday night.
Not long after being named Homecoming King, Baughman, a linebacker, grabbed an interception with the game tied and less than two minutes left on the clock and ran it 87 yards to score the game-winning touchdown.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Coming off of a three-game losing streak, the Churubusco Eagles went into Friday nightâ€™s game against the Prairie Heights Panthers committed to win.
The Eagles rocketed onto the field with an impressive offensive press that earned them their second win of the season and a clear victory over Prairie Heights, 35-6.
WATERLOO â€” Football is a game of inches. It is also a game where seconds can make a difference.
Friday nightâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference contest between the Columbia City Eagles and the host DeKalb Barons lasted about 20 seconds too long for the Eagles
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s girls golf teams played their final match before Saturdayâ€™s sectional at Sycamore Golf Club Thursday afternoon, along with county-neighbor Manchester.
FORT WAYNE â€” When Columbia City Lady Eagle Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen talks about the roller coaster aspects of her teamâ€™s play, she is not talking a kiddie coaster, but a full-fledged, scream at the top of your lungs, drop-off-a-cliff fall.
The Lady Eagles, playing some of their best defensive volleyball against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead, had leads in every game, but runs by the host Lady Spartans sent the Lady Eagles home on the short end of a 3-0 match.
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