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October 14th, 2013
Columbia Cityâ€™s volleyball team won the Whitko Invitational Saturday in South Whitley.
Pictured are the Lady Eagles with the Whitko trophy.
Columbia City will play its final regular-season game Wednesday at Heritage.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) held its 2013 Football Sectional draw Sunday.
Columbia City and Whitko are set to face tough opponents, while Churubusco should coast through round one.
â€™Busco takes on Eastside in the Class 2A sectional opener. Eastside, of the Northeast Corner Conference, is 3-5 and has already lost to the Eagles this season.
Churubusco downed the Blazers 31-13 Sept. 13.
Currently, Eastside sits sixth in the NECC, while Churubusco is second.
HUNTERTOWN â€” With University of Notre Dame scouts in the stands, the Carroll Chargers used the visiting Columbia City Eagle football squad as a backdrop for an offensive showcase, handing the Eagles a 56-0 Northeast Hoosier Conference beating.
â€śThey (Carroll) played with great intensity,â€ť said Columbia City Head Coach Randy Hudgins, â€śAnd we did not match that intensity.â€ť
The Chargers took the opening kickoff and marched 75 yards in eight plays.
Junior running back Justin Tranquill took the ball in for the score from 11 yards out with 9:36 left in the first quarter.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko may have lost an outright win of the Three Rivers Conference after falling to Rochester Friday night.
The Wildcats were the lone team without a TRC loss, but dropped a 26-9 game to the Zebras, who posted a four-touchdown second half.
The only scenario that Whitko could earn the title outright is if the â€™Cats beat Tippecanoe Valley (5-3) next week, and if Rochester falls to 1-7 North Miami. Rochester is 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the TRC.
Whitko came out with a strong start against the Zebras Friday, holding a 9-0 lead going into the second half.
CHURUBUSCO â€” With a share of a conference championship still in play, Churubuscoâ€™s football team has one week left in the regular season to bounce back from its first loss.
The Class 2A third-ranked Eagles fell to visiting Fairfield Friday, 35-14. While the win snapped an undefeated season for â€™Busco, it did not shake the hopes of a shared Northeast Corner Conference championship.
Wildcats drop sectional semifinal against Cadets
FORT WAYNE â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys soccer team lost in a sectional semifinal to Fort Wayne Concordia Thursday.
The Cadets beat the Wildcats 9-0 in a Class 1A game played at Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.
Concordia had five goals in the first half and four in the second. Joshua Hillery of Concordia had three goals in the contest.
Fairfield downs Churubusco
GOSHEN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team lost to NECC-rival Fairfield Thursday.
The Lady Falcons swept the Lady Eagles, 25-9, 25-15 and 25-17.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The measure of the heart of a team is not how badly it beats a lesser team, but how hard it plays against the very best of teams.
The Columbia City Lady Eagles showed that heart on senior night against the number three-ranked Bellmont Squaws Thursday night.
Though the Eagles fell in three games, 25-21, 25-20, 25-20, they played hard and pushed the visitors in each game.
CULVER â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Niko Rongos got his postseason journey off on the right foot with an individual sectional win Tuesday.
Competing at the team regional event in Culver, Rongos defeated his first opponent, Brandon Bate of Peru.
AKRON â€” Whitkoâ€™s volleyball squad dropped a three-game match Wednesday night at Tippecanoe Valley.
After falling 25-10 in the first game, the Lady Wildcats played more competitive in the final two games, losing 25-18 in each.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team is the only Three Rivers Conference school with a perfect record in league play.
With two weeks remaining in the season, the Wildcats (5-2, 5-0) have a chance to wrap up a conference championship a whole week early.
Whitko plays Rochester this Friday at home at 7 p.m. The Zebras (5-2, 4-1) suffered their first TRC loss of the year last week against Tippecanoe Valley.
Tippy Valley hosts North Miami. If Whitko and North Miami both win this Friday, the Wildcats will clinch the conference a week early.