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Whitko takes senior night victory

October 18, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s volleyball seniors finished out their final home match with a four-game win over Caston Thursday — better than that, the Lady Wildcats finished with the most regular-season wins since 1998 with nine victories.

The Lady Wildcats grabbed a 25-19 win in game one and a dominating 25-12 victory in the second game.

In game three, Whitko fell in a 25-20 match before coming back with an extra-point 29-27 win in the fourth and final game.

Burnworth swimmers break records

October 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— A total of 14 records were broken by Burnworth Pool swimmers this summer.

Coached by Pat Willliams, the team saw six relay records and eight individual records fall.

New medley relay records were set by three teams. Sophia Hatcher, Mykaela Crowell, Shauna Jo Young and Lauren Liston set the new record for 11-and 12-year-old girls at 2:27.05.

Charlie Varga, Aaron Fix, Ryan Devito and Telly Varga set the new record for the 11 and 12-year-old boys in the medley relay with a mark of 2:17.45.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Whitko playing for championship

October 17, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s football team had its five-game winning streak snapped last week against Rochester.

Even worse for the 5-3 Wildcats, their loss to the Zebras was their first to a Three Rivers Conference opponent.

This week, though, Whitko still has much to play for when it takes the field. The Wildcats can put the 26-9 loss to the Zebras in the rearview mirror and focus on visiting Tippecanoe Valley.

The winner of the game between the Wildcats and Vikings will get at least a share of the TRC championship, and possibly more.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Columbia City faces another hot opponent

October 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— After three straight weeks of playing a ranked football team, Columbia City gets a reprieve.

But not much of one. The Norwell Knights are currently unranked in Class 4A, but are red-hot, having won their last three games in a row.

Those three wins came against East Noble, DeKalb and Homestead.

While Columbia City lost to East Noble and Homestead this year, the Eagles also beat Bellmont, who defeated Norwell.

This match-up between the 3-5 Eagles and 3-5 Knights will be even more interesting, though, as it is a sectional preview.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Eagles look to rebound all the way to title

October 17, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s conference winning streak, dating back to 2010, was snapped last week by Fairfield.

Despite that result, the 7-1 Eagles still have much incentive in their final game against Lakeland, which is 6-2.

‘Busco could rebound from defeat all the way into a tie for the Northeast Corner Conference championship.

Fairfield’s conference slate is over, and the Falcons ended at 7-1 in the NECC. Churubusco, at 6-1, could get a tie for the championship with a win Friday.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: ISMS girls end 12-year Maple Creek reign

October 17, 2013

OSSIAN — Indian Springs Middle School’s girls cross country team wrapped up its season in prime fashion.

The Lady Eagle-Stars raced out of the season as double conference champions, after winning the NELMSC (NLC) Saturday, and the NHMSC (NHC) Wednesday night.

Not only did ISMS grab the conference title, the girls beat Maple Creek (Carroll) for the first time in 12 years in the 10-team conference.

Maple Creek has held the conference title since 2002.

’Busco falls to Heritage in four sets

October 16, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s volleyball team fell to visiting Heritage Tuesday in four sets on senior night.

Despite the defeat, the Lady Eagles end the regular season above .500 at 15-13.

Conference play looms Saturday, though, and the postseason tournament begins next week.

Against the Lady Patriots, Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said her team played better as the match went longer.

“We played with more confidence as the night went along,” she said.
Heritage won by a final of 25-17, 25-9, 26-24 and 25-23.

Six county harriers advance to regional

October 16, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City paced Whitley County schools by advancing three cross country runners to regional action Saturday.

Gage Emrick, Samantha Roush and Brooke Werstler of Columbia City all qualified at the Fort Wayne Northrop sectional.

Whitko’s Brigit Nemitz qualifed for regionals at the Northrop meet. Churubusco’s Jacob Eyer and Blake Gross both advanced from the West Noble sectional.

As a team, the Columbia City girls finished sixth overall with 163 points.

Conference champs

October 15, 2013

The Indian Springs Middle School varsity girls took a moment to relax after racing to a hard fought victory as NEL Middle School Conference champs Saturday at Wawasee Middle School.

The girls edged out Wawasee by just one point in the eight-team race.

Pictured, from left, Bailie Brown, 12th in 12:19; Shay Trump 9th in 11:47, Alissa Jagger, 5th in 11:43; Jasmine Early, 6th in 11:44; Ashley Johnson, 1st and overall conference champ, in 11:24; Lauren Keller, 8th in 11:46 and Whitney Shelton, 21st in 13:07.

The ISMS reserve girls squad also took first place out of the eight teams.

Prep volleyball pairings announced

October 15, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — With 402 teams entered for the second year in a row, initial matchups for the 42nd Annual IHSAA Volleyball State Tournament were announced this morning.

Sectional play begins Tuesday, Oct. 22, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 26, at 64 sites across the four enrollment classifications.

 

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