August 27th, 2010
DECATUR — The first half of the Northeast Hoosier Conference opener began with a 0-1 deficit for the Columbia City boys’ soccer team Thursday at Bellmont.
Both the first and second halves ended with two goals by senior forward Devin Rice who rallied the Eagles to a 5-2 win, adding four more goals to his season total of nine in three games.
Still looking for their first win of the season, the Braves opened with an early lead on a goal from Holland Herman.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City boys’ tennis team closed out an undefeated week by downing the Huntington North Vikings by a 5-0 score at the DeVol Field courts.
The Eagles claimed the match without a lost set against the Vikings.
In the varsity No. 1 singles match Dylan Hinen downed Huntington’s Phil Truit by a 6-1, 6-0 count. Travis Johnson kept Columbia City perfect by downing the Vikings’ Keith Stambaugh in the No. 2 singles contest, also by a 6-1, 6-0 score.
COLUMBIA CITY — This was not the way the Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer squad wanted to open up Northeast Hoosier Conference competition.
Following a closely played first half, the Bellmont Squaws parlayed a goal off a free kick into three second half scores to hand the Lady Eagles a 3-0 defeat in Thursday night’s contest at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
In an effort to open the lines of communication with residents of the Smith-Green Community Schools district, beyond the normal public input at school board meetings, the superintendent plans to open his door to anyone with something to say.
Steve Darnell announced this week that he will be available for walk-in discussions from 4 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday of the month until May, except March.
FORT WAYNE — Thursday night’s match at Fort Wayne South Side was just what the sports doctor ordered for Columbia City volleyball.
Coming off two disappointing losses on the week against Angola and Garrett, the Lady Eagles rejuvenated their confidence with a three-game sweep of the Lady Archers 25-14, 25-17, 25-10.
About 33 acres of land in northwest Columbia City is now zoned light industrial.
A local business which manufactures products for the military, aerospace and private sectors recently acquired a Pennsylvania-based company to be incorporated into the Columbia City operations.
Breyden Products announced this week that it acquired Gudebrod Inc., based in Pennsylvania.
After nearly six hours of deliberation, a jury of eight women and four men was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Pennsylvania man charged with 15 counts of child molesting and 51 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Whitley County Circuit Court Judge James Heuer told the jury that it is uncommon to not reach a verdict, but it does occasionally occur.
“I do respect the fact that you worked your best to reach a conclusion,” he said.
Columbia City at Whitko
Records: Columbia City 1-0, Whitko 1-0
Time: 7 p.m.
Last Week: Columbia City beat Warsaw at home 35-16. Whitko won at home over Wawasee 20-0.
Last meeting: In 2004, Columbia City’s lone win of the season came at Whitko 27-20.
Games Notes: Someone has to lose.
A Pennsylvania man charged with 15 counts of child molesting and 51 counts of sexual misconduct with a minor for alleged sexual contact with a local girl went to trial Tuesday over the 66 class A and B felonies.
The prosecution contends the case is one of exploitation of a vulnerable girl, but the man’s defense attorney says the girl made up the allegations against a man she was infatuated with and upset over a custody battle.