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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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’Cats, Col. City win at Tippecanoe Valley

September 14, 2011

AKRON — Both Columbia City and Whitko fared well Saturday morning at the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational with first place finishes.
The Lady Eagles placed won against nine teams and the Wildcats were victorious in their third straight Valley Invite, both in lopsided wins.
The ’Cats were 32 points ahead of their closest opponent, Northfield and 247 points ahead of last place, Tippecanoe Valley.
Columbia City had 35 points, with Bremen coming in second at 83. The Lady Eagles were 207 points ahead of last place Caston.

Whitko shuts out Manchester at Ball State

September 14, 2011

MUNCIE — Not many high school athletes get the opportunity to play on a NCAA Division I football field.
Whitko’s Wildcats, along with the rest of the Three Rivers Conference, got the opportunity to travel to Muncie Saturday and play on Ball State’s field.
The ’Cats shutout Manchester 34-0, in what was supposed to be Whitko’s first home game.

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Lady Eagles beat NHC foe Bulldogs

September 14, 2011

NEW HAVEN – Columbia City girls’ soccer won another Northeast Hoosier Conference match on the road, this time against New Haven, 4-2.
The Lady Eagles broke .500 in the NHC with a 3-2 record after Monday’s game.
The Bulldogs drew first blood when Breanna Wurm scored a goal just 1:30 into the game.
Columbia City followed by scoring three consecutive goals to take a 3-1 lead. First was Katie Salliant, followed by a pair of goals from senior Sarah Opliger.

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’Cats show improvement, but fall to Central Noble

September 14, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s tennis team fell to Central Noble Monday night, 5-0.
Though the Wildcats remain winless, Whitko Head Coach Kory Mettler said the team hasn’t given up.
“They keep playing hard and I’m really proud of them,” Mettler said. “Even though we got beat 5-0, nobody quit.”
The No. 2 doubles match was the most competitive, going to three sets. Blake Castle and Seth Patrick lost the first set 6-4, won the second 6-1 and fell 6-3 in the final set.

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