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Whitko to face North Miami

October 3, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — At the two-thirds mark of the 2013 season, the race for a league championship is on, and Whitko’s football team is in the thick of it in the Three Rivers Conference.

Standing at 4-2 overall, the Wildcats are a spotless 4-0 in the conference and will hit the road Friday to play North Miami. The Warriors are 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the TRC.

Sectional champions one year ago, North Miami has struggled this season, including a 34-21 loss to Southwood last week.

Col. City looking to rebound Friday

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City will be looking to rebound in the Northeast Hoosier Conference after a difficult loss last Friday.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, their opponents likely feel the same way. East Noble will travel to Columbia City Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

After suffering numerous injuries, Columbia City fell victim to unbeaten New Haven, 29-7 last week.

East Noble, ranked 15th in Class 4A according to the Associated Press, was shocked by Norwell last Friday, 35-7. It was Norwell’s first win on the year and dropped East Noble to 4-2, 2-2 in the NHC.

Eagles seeking revenge at home

October 3, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Any time a school is ranked third in the state, it has picked up some big victories.

Churubusco’s football team, currently ranked third in Class 2A in Indiana, is no exception. The Eagles are coming off of a punishing shutout victory against West Noble last week by a 49-0 score to move to 6-0 for 2013.

Now, a big test comes the Eagles’ way in the form of their opponent this Friday, Culver Military Academy.

Lady Eagles nab win over Wildcats

October 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With one game to go before sectional play begins, Columbia City‘s girls soccer team scored a win over Whitko Wednesday.

With a goal in each half, the Lady Eagles picked up the victory by a 2-0 margin.

Hannah Wappes put the ball in the net in the first half, assisted by Emily Ewing and Katie Peterson, and Starrla Hodson got the second half goal for Columbia City, with an assist from Sarah Wise.

Columbia City Girls Soccer Head Coach Stephanie Wiley said the victory should give the 3-11 Lady Eagles a boost going into Tuesday’s sectional opener against Huntington North.

Rongos, Baugher stay alive in boys tennis

October 3, 2013

WARSAW — Though the season wrapped up for many tennis players in Indiana Wednesday night, Whitko’s Tyler Baugher and Columbia City’s Niko Rongos are keeping their postseason hopes alive, after picking up No. 1 singles wins in the opening round of sectional action.

Though Rongos and Baugher are still in action, their teams aren’t. Rongos and Baugher picked up their team’s lone points.

Columbia City fell 4-1 to Tippecanoe Valley Wednesday and the Wildcats dropped a 4-1 match to the defending sectional champs, Warsaw.

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October 2, 2013

Wildcat netters defeat Churubusco, 3-2

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys tennis team picked up a win against visiting Churubusco Monday.

The Wildcats beat the Eagles 3-2.

All three Whitko wins came in singles action. Tyler Baugher got a 6-1, 6-0 win over Luke Lillmars in No. 1 singles.

Blake Castle went the distance in a three-set, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Landon Lillmars.

Lady Eagles overwhelm ’Cats

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s volleyball team beat county-rival Whitko in three sets Monday.

The Lady Eagles won 25-13, 25-13 and 25-12.

Col. City tennis falls

October 2, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Going into sectional play tonight, Columbia City’s boys tennis team dropped a 5-0 match to Northrop Tuesday night.

Niko Rongos was handed only his second loss of the year, falling to Northrop’s Alex Stavretis, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6.

Columbia City’s Blake Fearnow lost a close No. 2 singles match, falling 2-6, 6-2, 2-6.

Dillon Reed dropped a 6-0, 6-2 match in No. 3 singles.

Wildcat soccer closes out home season

October 2, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Wildcat boys soccer team closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule Tuesday night in what Head Coach Jason Ehrman described as “making it too easy” for Prairie Heights.

The end result was a 6-2 Panther win to improve to 8-6-1, while the Wildcats fell to 2-11-1.

Whitko opened up with a 1-0 lead on a Daniel Kirkham goal at the 26:38 mark, but the Panthers responded with five unanswered goals.

Lady Eagles down DeKalb

October 2, 2013

AUBURN — Columbia City’s volleyball team downed a Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Tuesday night.

The Lady Eagles dropped DeKalb in three close games.

Columbia City won game one 25-20, but had an extra-point battle in game two, finally winning 32-30.

In another long game three, the Lady Eagles won 29-27.

Lady Eagle volleyball sweeps Angola

October 2, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Coming off of a weekend tournament victory, Churubusco’s volleyball team was on a hot streak, and the Lady Eagles kept it rolling with a three-set victory against Angola Tuesday.

’Busco swept the Lady Hornets by a final of 25-23, 25-20 and 25-16.

With the victory, Churubusco is 13-11 for the season and 5-2 in the Northeast Corner Conference.

“It was a good win for us, coming off of the tournament victory,” said Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings. “Hopefully we can keep building off of that momentum.”

 

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