Archive - Sports Article
October 11th, 2012
Area football teams play the last game of the regular season this Friday. Churubusco is hosting Lakeland for the Northeast Corner Conference title game. Columbia City travels to 0-8 Norwell and Whitko faces Tippecanoe Valley in Akron.
SOUTH WHITLEY â After battling through a neck-and-neck first set, Columbia Cityâs volleyball team squashed DeKalb in the second set of the championship game at Whitkoâs volleyball invitational Saturday.
The Lady Eagles were undefeated in pool play, only losing one set to Prairie Heights earlier in the day.
The first set of the final game was back-and-forth between DeKalb and Columbia City, being tied multiple times throughout.
DeKalb prepared for its set point, but the Eagles held strong, scoring after a long volley with a sharp kill.
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ The warm, enjoyable football weather came to an end this week, as players took the field in rainy, 41-degree conditions.
Both Columbia City and Carroll faced the same muddy disadvantage Friday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field â but the Eagles also carried the detriment of multiple sidelined starters, and fell 20-6 to the Chargers on senior night.
Garrett Vandersaul had a strong performance on the defensive end of the ball, forcing two fumbles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and five tackles overall.
GOSHEN â The clock has six seconds in the fourth quarter. âBusco has a third down with five and goal. The score stands at 23-21 with Fairfield leading.
The fans scream from both sides. The snap goes. Junior Cody Conwell makes a breakaway, pushing a defender out of his way. And then, the visiting crowd erupts, somehow louder than before â Eagles top the Falcons, 29-23.
The Eagles will spend the week preparing for next Fridaysâ game against what Etzler said is another long time rival, Lakeland.
ROCHESTER â Rochester handed Whitkoâs football team another heart-breaking loss this season with a 20-17 win Friday.
The Zebras scored off a 24-yard field goal attempt with 25 seconds left on the clock after the score was tied for more than 16 minutes.
Tanner Hughes had 26 yards on eight carries, and second-string quarterback Trevor Gilbert was 2-for-2 in passing for 19 yards.
Connor Stouder caught two passes for 12 yards. Skylar Fugate led the team in tackles with 14. Gerding and Alex Stoddard recorded 8.
COLUMBIA CITY â All the scoring in host Columbia Cityâs opening match of the IHSAA Girlsâ Soccer Sectional against the North Side Lady Redskins came in the first half. The Lady Eagles made the most of their opportunities against an outmanned North Side squad taking a 7-0 win to advance to Saturday afternoonâs finals.
The win advances the Lady Eagles to Saturday afternoonâs 3 p.m. final against the winner of the second semifinal contest that pitted Huntington North against Homestead.
COLUMBIA CITY â A broken leg, a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament, a broken wrist, a concussion, another broken leg.
All this sounds like it should be a list on a doctorâs rounds of the orthopedic wing, but in actuality it is the list of injuries sustained by Columbia Cityâs football team.
The Eagles are coming to grips with a rash of injuries that have hit the team hard.
CHURUBUSCO â A successful team has the ability to perform as expected despite distractions and an opponent that is not playing at their level.
Tuesday night, the Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference foe Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers have struggled this season, making it even more important for the Lady Eagles to maintain their focus.
The Lady Eagles also faced the added attraction of âPink Out Nightâ to support breast cancer awareness. âBusco was able to keep its focus, downing the Lady Lakers in three straight games 25-9,25-16 and 25-18.