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August 30th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Two football teams searching for their first win would be enough for excitement on any Friday night.
When the two schools involved are Whitley County rivals, such as Columbia City and Whitko, the tension goes up another notch.
The Eagles and Wildcats will kick off their annual battle for Whitley County supremacy tonight at 7 p.m. at Columbia City High School.
Last week, the Eagles fell to Warsaw, 33-14. Whitko dropped a 42-20 game against Wawasee, in the first game as Wildcat head coach for Josh Mohr.
TOPEKA â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys tennis team lost a tough road contest to Westview Wednesday.
The Wildcats lost to the Warriors 4-1.
Picking up the lone win for Whitko was Tyler Baugher at No. 1 singles, who beat his Westview foe 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
In other singles action, Blake Castle and Cole Bechtold lost for the Wildcats in No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively.
Castle pushed his foe to three sets while Bechtold fell in two.
PLYMOUTH â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys soccer team fell on the road to Plymouth Tuesday.
The Wildcats lost to the Pilgrims by a 9-0 margin.
Whitko picked up nine saves at the goalkeeper position.
GOSHEN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s two-man tennis team traveled to Goshen Tuesday night to take on Bethany Christian.
The Eagles won one match and lost one match against the Bruins.
Niko Rongos won in a long match against Abraham Thorne.
After Rongos won the first set 7-6, he lost the second 6-4.
Rongos came back in the third set to win 2-1 after Thorne was retired.
Rongos remains undefeated after three matches.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf match tonight against New Haven has been moved to Eagle Glen Golf Course, due to a scheduling issue in New Haven.
The match, which was originally supposed to be played at Whispering Creek, is at 4:30 p.m.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys tennis team picked up a Northeast Corner Conference win Tuesday night against Lakeland.
The Eagles took a 4-1 victory over their conference foes, with wins in every match but No. 2 doubles, which was a forfeit.
The Lillmars twins, Luke and Landon, picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 2 singles.
Luke Lillmars won 6-0, 6-3 in the No. 1 match, and Landon won 6-1, 7-5 in No. 2 singles.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls soccer team gained its first victory of 2013 at home against Rochester.
The Lady Wildcats took control of ball possession to beat the Lady Zebras, 5-1.
Jenny Brown and Rachelle Whitaker had the two Whitko goals in the first half. Brown was assisted by Mikayla Findley.
Rochester had its lone score in the first half as time was expiring.
The Lady Wildcats poured it on in the second half.
Sydney Sims notched a score, and was followed by Ellyana Blue, who was assisted by Reghan Craig.
MANCHESTER â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls golf team lost a Three Rivers Conference match-up to Wabash Monday.
The visiting Lady Apaches beat the Lady Wildcats, 202-217 at Sycamore Golf Club.
Whitko had a more balanced attack, with Kirsten Crawford having a 51 to pace her team, which had five golfers in the 50s.
That did not match up with the top two from Wabash, though. Jordan Rauh led the Lady Apaches with a 41, and Jaclyn Lewis had 47.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s volleyball team hosted and swept county-rival Whitko Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagles took a 25-15 win in game one, 25-18 advantage in game two, and pulled off a close, 25-22 win in the third and final game.
Alyssa Anderson tallied nine aces for the Lady Eagles. Teammate Lacey Pulley had 11 assists, and Danielle Pippenger recorded two blocks.
â€™Buscoâ€™s Molly Green had six digs.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls golf team lost a Northeast Hoosier Conference match up to DeKalb Tuesday at Eagle Glen Golf Course.
The Lady Barons shot 186 to beat the Lady Eagles by 18 as Columbia City had 204.
Katie Skidmore of DeKalb was the meet medalist with a score of 42.
Seven strokes behind her was Macenzie Lane, who led Columbia City with a 49. Sydney Ford carded a 50, and Taylor Daniel had 52.
Allison Yoder and Cheyenne Johnson rounded out the varsity numbers for the Lady Eagles, shooting 53 and 55, respectively.