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October 11th, 2013
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ 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.
‚ÄúThey (Carroll) played with great intensity,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City Head Coach Randy Hudgins, ‚ÄúAnd we did not match that intensity.‚ÄĚ
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 ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄôCats 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 ‚ÄĒ With a share of a conference championship still in play, Churubusco‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄôBusco, it did not shake the hopes of a shared Northeast Corner Conference championship.
Wildcats drop sectional semifinal against Cadets
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team lost to NECC-rival Fairfield Thursday.
The Lady Falcons swept the Lady Eagles, 25-9, 25-15 and 25-17.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs 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.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs football team will be looking to put a two-game losing streak in the rearview mirror this Friday.
Unfortunately for the Eagles (3-4, 2-3), they will be playing their third ranked opponent in as many weeks ‚ÄĒ Carroll.
The Chargers are ranked 12th in Class 6A, according to the Associated Press. Carroll beat Homestead 51-34 last week for its first win over the Spartans since 2003.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs football team is preparing for its final home game Friday and will face a team on a hot streak.
Unbeaten Churubusco (7-0, 6-0) will welcome the Falcons (6-1, 5-1) for a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday.
Fairfield is fresh off of a victory against previously-unbeaten Lakeland. The Falcons lost their second game of the year to Prairie Heights and have been unblemished ever since. In each of its last five wins, Fairfield has scored more than 40 points.