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September 20th, 2013
ANGOLA ‚ÄĒ A gigantic defensive effort propelled Churubusco‚Äôs football team to a road victory Friday.
The Eagles beat Angola 14-7 to remain unbeaten for the season.
‚ÄôBusco was propelled out of the gate with an opening kickoff return touchdown by Logan Harris.
The senior took the ball 80 yards for the score.
WABASH ‚ÄĒ Whitko continued its domination of the Three Rivers Conference Friday night after blowing out Wabash, 51-7.
The Wildcats are now 3-0 in the TRC and 3-2 overall.
Tanner Hughes led the Wildcats with three touchdowns, 193 rushing yards and 12.1 yards per carry.
Hughes scored the opening TD for Whitko. Two minutes into the game on a 51-yard, 5-play drive, Hughes took the ball to the end zone from the 4-yard line to put the ‚ÄôCats on the board.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It is midseason, and the injury bug has started to bite, but Columbia City‚Äôs football team was able to rally the troops and beat DeKalb on homecoming.
The Eagles beat the Barons 34-12.
Columbia City stepped onto the field absent quarterback Travis Herbst, who Head Coach Randy Hudgins said was day-to-day as far as his status. In his stead, Trevor Bolt stepped in and led the Eagle offense.
TOPEKA ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team hit the road to take on the first-place team in the Northeast Corner Conference Thursday, and fell in three games.
The Lady Eagles gave Westview all it could handle in the first set, but the Lady Warriors held on to win the match ‚ÄĒ 25-23, 25-13 and 25-12.
In the first game, Churubusco jumped out to an early lead.
Lady Eagle Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said her squad was able to take command early and go up 14-8.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs volleyball team battled back, but its effort fell just short against Homestead.
The Lady Eagles fell in five games, 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 17-25 and 15-13.
Although each game was competitive, Columbia City could have easily been deposited in three sets by the Lady Spartans. The score in game three was tied near the end, and Homestead was within points of putting away the hosts in a sweep.
However, the Lady Eagles rallied to take game 3, and then dominated with serving and held the advantage to take the fourth game as well.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs seventh-grade Lady Eagle volleyball squad is preparing for the remainder of its season.
The Lady Eagles grabbed their first win Sept. 12 against East Noble, but fell to county-rival Whitko Monday night.
Against Whitko, ISMS Coach Melissa Alexander said the team was caught off-guard in the beginning.
‚ÄúWe were asleep on the court for the first game,‚ÄĚ Alexander said.
The Lady Eagles fell 25-13 in game one. In game two, ISMS rallied from a 7-1 deficit to nearly tie the score, but fell 25-19 in the end.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs boys soccer team lost a narrow contest to visiting Manchester Wednesday.
The Wildcats dropped a 1-0 contest to the Squires in a match that Coach Jason Ehrman said showed how far his team has come.
‚ÄúThey‚Äôre a great team,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúJust to compete with them, from where we started, is great.‚ÄĚ
The one goal came with just under 15 minutes left to play in a somewhat fluky situation. Manchester scored on a throw-in when Whitko‚Äôs goalkeeper, Jacob Helton, had the ball slip out of his hands for the score.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Big defensive efforts and excellent goalkeeper play forced a 0-0 tie between Whitko and Manchester Wednesday.
Whitko Girls Head Soccer Coach Gary Sims said he was surprised, and that it could have been a different result.
‚ÄúIt was a shock to me because of how we played,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThey controlled the ball the whole game. It seemed like we only played for about five minutes at a time.‚ÄĚ
One difficulty for the Lady Wildcats was that career-leading scorer Ellyana Blue was focused on by the Lady Squires.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs football team, currently ranked sixth in Class 2A in Indiana according to the Associated Press, will take on a larger school Friday.
The 4-0 Eagles will play the 2-2 Hornets in a game that kicks off at 7 p.m.
Angola is 2-1 in the conference, with wins over West Noble and Eastside. The Hornets fell last week to Lakeland, 31-0.
For Churubusco, the Eagles trailed for the first time last week against Eastside. After the Blazers took a 13-0 lead, ‚ÄôBusco stormed back with 31 unanswered points to win 31-13.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ It is homecoming week, and Columbia City‚Äôs football team will try to put a difficult loss in the past.
The Eagles fell to Homestead last week, 20-7, in a game with a couple of missed opportunities.
To shake that disappointment off, Columbia City welcomes DeKalb for homecoming in a game with a 7 p.m. kickoff.
The Eagles are 2-2 entering the game and 1-1 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference. DeKalb is winless.
Last year, Columbia City rolled up a 62-10 victory against the Barons. DeKalb‚Äôs last win over the Eagles was a 27-13 triumph in 2008.