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August 29th, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County rivals Churubusco and Columbia City met on the volleyball court at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium Tuesday night, treating the fans in attendance to a very competitive match.
Visiting Churubusco took the first game with a very emotional performance, but host Columbia City regrouped to take the next three games to record the 3-1 win.
The win pushes the Columbia City record to 4-0 as they head into Thursday nightâ€™s showdown with Concordia, while Churubuscoâ€™s record moves to 3-3 as they head to Eastside also on Thursday.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s tennis team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday night, against Northeast Corner Conference foe Central Noble.
The Eagles won 3-2 in Churubusco, with victories in both doubles matches and No. 3 singles.
The No. 1 doubles team of Brandon Wormcastle and Landon Person won 6-1, 6-0 over Cougars Jared Estep and Devon Barr. Andrew Biddle and Brian Murphy of the No. 2 doubles team defeated Central Nobleâ€™s Colton Conrad and Caleb Harlan in a match that went to three sets.
WEST LAFAYETTE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys and girls cross country teams both placed ninth at the Purdue Invitational Saturday.
The girls were led by Samantha Roush, who competed in her first meet this season after sitting out for an injury. Roush placed 16th out of 375 runners with a time of 20:05.
Evan Harney led the boys with a 22nd-place finish out of 190 runners with a time of 17:11.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s C-Team took a 14-12 victory over Whitko Saturday, after the varsity team won 43-13 over the Wildcats on Friday.
Columbia City jumped out to a 14-6 lead by halftime of Saturdayâ€™s contest against Whitko at Max Gandy Athletic Field, then held on to stop two fourth-quarter drives to preserve a 14-12 victory over the Wildcats.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Somewhere there are probably people with Whitko and Columbia City loyalties who speak kindly of each other and may even at most times be downright friendly to each other, but once the two meet in an athletic contest â€” no matter whether it is volleyball, basketball, or even a spirited game of tiddley winks â€” neither wants to be on the downhill side of the final score. Friday night the two Whitley County football rivals met at Whitkoâ€™s Ryan Huff Memorial field.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” After a dramatic game last season, several Whitko players mentioned the same goal in preseason interviews this summer.
Beating Columbia City.
A goal that is only fitting after last yearâ€™s disappointing loss for the Wildcats, and exciting win for Columbia City.
This season, both teams come into the game looking to pick up their first wins, after facing losses in the opening round. The Eagles lost to Warsaw last week, 20-14, and Whitko fell to Wawasee, 20-7, an improvement from last seasonâ€™s 24-0 loss to the Warriors. Last year, Columbia City beat Warsaw 34-14.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Even if youâ€™ve traveled the world like Scott Moore has, home is where your heart is.
â€śIt doesnâ€™t matter where it is, but the town where your family and friends are â€” thatâ€™s what I call home,â€ť said Scott Moore, 27.
Moore has settled down in an area where he can be surrounded by loved ones.
Once a globe-trotting professional basketball player, he feels like heâ€™s living the dream now that he is employed as the new personal trainer at Anytime Fitness in Columbia City.
CHURUBUSCO Ââ€” The battle for Whitley County high school volleyball supremacy entered its initial phase Tuesday evening as the Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled up Ind. 205 to take on the host, the Churubusco Lady Eagles.
The Lady Eagles ran the table on the visiting Lady Wildcats as they took the Varsity, JV and C-team matches, ending all in straight set wins.
â€™Busco took the varsity match by a 25-25,25-16, 25-18 count. Churubusco took the JV match by a 25-20, 25-11 count, and the C-team contest by a 25-22, 25-19 score.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” First-game miscues led Whitko to a season-opening loss to Wawasee Friday night in South Whitley.
Despite possessing the ball twice as long as the Warriors in the first half, turnovers and penalties kept the Wildcats from the end zone, while Wawasee pulled out to a 14-0 halftime lead.
â€śIt was just the little things,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Wayne Swender said. â€śWe counted nine little things in the first half that didnâ€™t go our way. We were moving the ball really well in the first half and all-in-all we were happy defensively.â€ť
Whitko hosts Columbia City next Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Sometimes football games come down to one team being able to do just enough of what they need to win.
In the season opener at Max Gandy Athletic Field, it was the visiting Warsaw Tigers, who were able to get just enough from their workhorse running back, who handed the Columbia City Eagles a 20-14 loss Friday night.
â€śI think its very simple; â€” Warsaw did what they needed to win the game and we did not,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Randy Hudgins said. â€śWarsaw won and we lost, and its because we didnâ€™t make the plays when we needed to make them.â€ť