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’Cats overcome miscues, remain undefeated in TRC

September 24, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — After five games on the road, the Wildcats were finally able to share a win with their home crowd Friday night against Northfield.
Despite the team’s penalties, interceptions, fumbles and playing without senior stand-out receiver and linebacker Derek Snep, Whitko pulled out a 31-14 win over the Norsemen.
“The mistakes we made were a lack of execution,” Whitko Head Coach Wayne Swender said.
The Wildcats had three fumbles, six penalties and two interceptions.

Lady Eagles fall to Southside, 3-0

September 23, 2011

FORT WAYNE — The Lady Eagle soccer team traveled to Fort Wayne Thursday night to play Southside.
Though Columbia City lost, in a 3-0 shutout, the Lady Eagles used the game as a learning experience.
“Southside is a very different team than we faced last year,” Columbia City Head Coach Nicole Gebfert said. “Last year they were quick and aggressive. This year, they were quick, aggressive and had talent.”
Gebfert said the game wasn’t a total loss, as the team showed improvement from the first half to the second.

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Senior night continues for Whitko

September 23, 2011

LARWILL — Whitko honored its seniors Thursday night against Rochester.
Though the Wildcats lost 6-3 to the Zebras, the ’Cats won a bigger battle before the season started, getting an IHSAA sanctioned soccer team at Whitko.
Before action got underway Thursday night, Whitko honored its three seniors; Scott Paulus, Jordan Sims and Jacob Ray.
Head Coach Jason Ehrman spoke about the graduating seniors and the impact they had on the program.

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Lady Eagles improve to 3-0 in NHC

September 23, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagles volleyball team came into Thursday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference match with the visiting New Haven Lady Bulldogs looking to run the table of this week’s matches.
After downing Blackhawk Christian Monday and NHC opponent Norwell Tuesday, the Columbia City was prepared to improve to 3-0 in the conference.
The Lady Eagles fought through an inconsistent effort to come from behind in the fifth and final game in a 3-2 marathon win over the Bulldogs, remaining unbeaten in conference play.

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Lady Wildcats honor seniors

September 22, 2011

LARWILL — Unlike most seniors in the area, the Lady Wildcat soccer seniors played their first home game in August of this season and played their last game at home Wednesday night against a club team, Metro Rage, winning 2-0.
Whitko has eight seniors in its first year of IHSAA sanctioned soccer: Micaela Sylvester, Minona Denton, Katee Reiff, Cassie Jones, Gabby Goodman, Danielle Graves, Katie McCartey and Lynsi Hicks.

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Whitko posts consecutive TRC shut out

September 17, 2011

WABASH — Though Whitko’s 35-0 shut out win over Wabash may not have been pretty, the Wildcats advanced to 3-0 in the Three Rivers Conference Friday night in Wabash.
In a game full of penalties and fumbles, the Wildcats still managed to post 342 yards offense and relied on their defense to hold Wabash to sub-100 yards.
The game had 12 penalties, six from each team, totaling 95 yards.
Whitko gave up the ball three times to fumbles in the first half.
“We had trouble hanging on to the ball,” Swender said. “In the second half we controlled the ball better and made some good things happen.”

Churubusco wins close NECC game at Angola

September 17, 2011

ANGOLA – Churubusco football took it’s undefeated record to Angola Friday and came away in better shape, beating the Angola Hornets 37-21 in what was a very back and forth contest.
The Eagles began the game doing what they do best, running the ball. Halfway into the first quarter, Cory Miller took a handoff from 15 yards out to put ’Busco in the lead, 7-0.
The Eagles next drive began at their own three yard line, a drive which resulted in an 82-yard touchdown run by Jason Nicodemus to end the first quarter, part of his 127 yards in the first half.

Eagles delight Homecoming Crowd — 2011 Homecoming King rules over DeKalb’s Knights

September 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Homecoming is a time for alumni to return to their alma mater, to enjoy seeing old friends and to get caught up in the spirit of the occasion.
It is also a time to see the home team post a football victory. The fans that came to the Max Gandy Athletic Field Friday night got exactly what they came for.
With the stands filled and a loud cheering crowd, the Columbia City Eagles football squad upheld their end of the bargain, posting a 28-14 win over visiting Northeast Hoosier
Conference foe New Haven.

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Eagles post first shut out of season

September 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Not even Wednesday night’s cold drizzle could cool off the spirits of the Columbia City boy’s soccer team.
The Eagles used a deliberate attack to slow down the Wawasee Warriors and post their first shutout win of the season, 6-0, at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
“I’m really proud of our guys,” said Columbia City head coach Devin Keener. “They really stepped up their game tonight.”
The Eagles spread their offensive players around the goal, and with 33:18 left in the first half, junior Blake Kreienbrink knocked a ball into an open net after drawing out the Wawasee keeper.

Leeuw takes 2nd team all-conference at Dekalb

September 14, 2011

DEKALB — Though the Lady Eagle golf team didn’t fare well in the Northeast Hoosier Conference Saturday in DeKalb, Columbia City’s Jackie Leeuw took 2nd team all-conference.
Leeuw was the only Lady Eagle to shoot below 100, posting a 96 on the Par 72 course, Bridgewater West.

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