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September 6th, 2013
DECATUR â€” Columbia City Head Football Coach Randy Hudgins said his Eaglesâ€™ offense played some of its most efficient offense of the season â€” and possibly the best its played in the last few years.
Led by quarterback Travis Herbst, the Eagles tallied 351 yards of offense, and found the end zone six times to win their Northeast Hoosier Conference opener, 41-28, at Bellmont.
â€śTravis was the engine that made us go,â€ť Hudgins said.
Columbia Cityâ€™s offense scored on all but one possession, and was 7-for-8 on third and fourth down conversions.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s Eighth-grade Lady Stars volleyball team picked up its first win Wednesday night, topping county rival Churubusco Middle School in two games.
The Lady Stars won the first game 25-22 and the second 25-23.
For ISMS, Jayma Acres had two kills. Madison Cook, Emilee Smith and Sarah Frankle each added a kill.
In their season opener, the Lady Stars fell to Lakeview Middle School Tuesday night.
ISMS came out strong in game one, winning 25-22.
Whitko JV tops North Miami in three games
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Though Whitkoâ€™s varsity volleyball team dropped a 3-1 match to Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami, the Lady Wildcatsâ€™ junior varsity squad picked up a 2-1 win over the Lady Warriors Thursday night in South Whitley.
Leading Whitko was Whitney Marsh with six kills and two blocks, and Brianna Tackett with five kills and four blocks.
Jasmine Gregory had 11 assists, Hanna Yohe tallied 11 digs and Kaity Reed led in serving with three aces.
Whitko golf falls to Canterbury
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City boys tennis standout Niko Rongos improved to 5-0 Thursday night, topping his Norwell opponent, Jordan Dickey, at DeVol Field in Columbia City.
Rongos won a long, three-set match. After taking a 6-4 victory in the first set, he fell 7-5 in the second.
Rongos returned in the third an final set to win 6-4 and improve his undefeated record.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” After playing out-of-conference competition throughout August, Whitkoâ€™s volleyball squad finally got a taste of Three Rivers Conference play when North Miami came calling Thursday evening.
Whitko ignited the opening play with a 5-0 lead in game one, and it appeared they would be in the drivers seat.
The Lady â€™Cats managed to win game one, 25-17, but lost their momentum after a disappointing loss in game two and did not recover.
The Warriors swept the next three games, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-19.
OSSIAN â€” Since its beginning in 2000, Maple Creek Middle School (Carroll High School) has created a cross country dynasty, racing to a conference championship for 12 straight years.
After an intense summer of training, the Indian Springs Middle School varsity girls hoped to hand the Maple Creek Bobcats a season-opening loss at the Norwell Invitational.
Led by a first-place victory from 8th grader Ashley Johnson, the girls almost succeeded, but endured a heartbreaking loss to the Bobcats by just one point.
Col. City soccer falls
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls soccer team lost to a conference rival Saturday.
Homestead shut out the Lady Eagles by a final score of 9-0. The Lady Spartans had seven goals in the first half and two in the second. Columbia City will host DeKalb Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Bremen upends Whitko
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team lost a home game to Bremen Tuesday.
The Lady Lions beat the Lady Wildcats by a final of 5-1.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s tennis team dropped a close 3-2 match to Wawasee Tuesday night.
The Wildcats picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but dropped No. 3 singles and both doubles matches in the loss.
In No. 2 singles, Whitkoâ€™s Blake Castle won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
Tyler Baugher took a 6-3, 6-3 win in No. 1 singles.
Despite a three-set battle in No. 3 singles, Cole Bechtold fell short, 5-7, 7-5, 4-6.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s tennis team has showed steady improvement this season, as the Eagles have a 2-1 record in the Northeast Corner Conference.
The Eagles havenâ€™t posted a winning NECC record in tennis for the last several years.
Tuesday night, â€™Busco downed Central Noble by a 4-1 score.
The toughest match was No. 1 singles, where Luke Lillmars battled three sets to win, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.
His twin brother, Landon Lillmars, won a lopsided No. 2 singles match, 6-1, 6-1.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s football team hopes to get the first win of 2013 Friday.
To do so, the Wildcats will have to defeat a Three Rivers Conference rival on the road.
Whitko travels to Southwood Friday at 7 p.m. The Knights are 1-1 on the year, having opened with a win over Southern Wells and then losing to Oak Hill last week.
The Wildcats will be playing their third consecutive road game. Whitko opened with a loss at Wawasee and then dropped a 34-14 game at Columbia City last week.