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September 19th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team is on a two-game winning streak and hopes to keep the trend going Friday.
The Wildcats sit in a tie with Rochester at 2-0 atop the Three Rivers Conference. At 2-2 overall, Whitko will hit the road to take on Wabash Friday with a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Whitko rolled over Manchester 46-24 last week. The Apaches, who are winless on the year, lost last week to North Miami 21-0.
The Wildcats have the edge in the rivalry with the Apaches. Whitko had a 51-19 win last year, and has not lost to Wabash since the rivalry became annual in 2006.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Visiting Fremont edged past Churubuscoâ€™s boys tennis team due to a forfeit at No. 3 singles.
â€™Busco forfeited that match, which ended up being the difference in a 3-2 win for the visitors.
Churubusco got wins at No. 1 singles and No. 2 singles, with Luke and Landon Lillmars getting straight-set wins, respectively, in each match.
At the doubles level, Landon Pearson and Derek Bowyer of â€™Busco lost to Wane Regandenz and Mason Kolberg of Fremont, 6-2, 7-5.
LAGRANGE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team fell to Prairie Heights Tuesday.
The Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Eagles in four games by scores of 20-25, 25-13, 25-20 and 25-20.
â€śWe came out strong, serving tough and passing well to take the first set,â€ť said Churubusco Volleyball Head Coach Trinda Goings.
Even though the Lady Eagles lost two narrow games in three and four, Goings said the team never quit.
â€ś(We) fell short, but battled with scrappy court play â€” never quitting,â€ť Goings said.
Offensively, Goings touted the efforts of Caylee Knafel and Shyenne Greve.
WINONA LAKE â€” With the girls golf sectional scheduled for Saturday at Stonehenge Golf and Country Club near in Winona Lake, the Whitko Lady Wildcatâ€™s and Warsaw played a match Tuesday afternoon on the same course.
The Lady Tigers shot a 164 to defeat Whitko, who carded a 236.
Whitko Girls Golf Head Coach Bryan Sprunger said, â€śThis was a good opportunity to become a little more familiar with the course here at Stonehenge before the sectional on Saturday.â€ť
For the season after the dual meet with Warsaw, Whitko now has a dual record of 7-15, according to Sprunger.
ALBION â€” It is sometimes hard to explain how a team can dominate an entire half and still come up short for the game.
That, unfortunately, is exactly what happened to the Whitko Wildcat boys soccer team Monday night.
The Wildcats took on the home standing Central Noble Cougars and, after a first half that ended in a 1-1 tie, Whitko played an aggressive second half, with several scoring opportunities that went just wide. However, a long Central Noble shot with less than two minutes left in the game sent the Wildcats to a 2-1 defeat.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City stand-out netter lost his first match of the season Tuesday against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe East Noble.
Niko Rongos, who was undefeated after nine matches, fell to East Nobleâ€™s Austin Mohamadali, 7-5, 6-3 at DeVol Field.
In No. 2 singles, Blake Fearnow fell 6-2, 6-2 to Knight Evan Hart.
ALBION â€” Following on the heels of Saturdayâ€™s Three Rivers Conference Tennis Tournament, the Whitko Wildcats traveled up Ind. 9 to take on the Central Noble Cougars in a non-conference match Monday.
The Wildcats took straight-set wins in the first four matches on their way to a 5-0 victory over the host Cougars.
Wildcat senior Tyler Baugher took a 6-1 win in the first set at No. 1 singles and followed it with a 6-0 win in the second set to take the opening match.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In the last five seasons that Columbia City Head Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen has been in charge of the team, the Lady Eagles have fallen to Warsaw.
Tuesday night, Columbia City broke the spell, and the Lady Eagles downed the Lady Tigers in three close games, as the score was tied 24 times in the second and third sets.
â€śWarsaw is always a really, really good ball club,â€ť Hinen said. â€śWeâ€™ve won games against them before, but never a match. To win in three games is a big deal.â€ť
Columbia Cityâ€™s squad has had a stand-out season, with only one loss (Concordia) all year.
Blane Culp, of Columbia City, is one of the best wing-class drivers in the state.
Culp is currently ranked third in Indiana.
Another Whitley County resident, Brian Busz, is seeded 10th in the state, according to Indiana Micro Sprints.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls golf team placed fourth at the Three Rivers Conference match Saturday.
Winning the TRC was Rochester, followed by Southwood and Wabash.
Placing fifth was North Miami, followed by Tippecanoe Valley, Manchester and Northfield.
Whitko was led by April Bishop, who scored a 97.