SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team decided to take the long route to winning Tuesday night against the Wawasee Lady Warriors, dragging the night out to a long five-game battle.
After easily winning the first two games, the Lady Warriors came back and won the third and fourth games, bringing the night to a fifth and final battle, to which Whitko won.
As the Indiana High School soccer regular season wraps up the paths for local boys’ and girls’ soccer teams were mapped out Tuesday night.
The Indiana High School Athletic Association held the sectional draw with Columbia City looking for postseason glory.
In the boys’ draw, the Eagles are back at the Homestead sectional lining up a potential third consecutive championship game appearance.
COLUMBIA CITY — “It was not because of a lack of effort,” Columbia City head coach Nicole Gebfert said.
Effort can overcome a lot for an underdog. It can withstand the elements of mother nature. It also can fend off a No. 12 state ranked offense.
Monday night, Columbia City girls’ soccer put up a defensive battle against the Northeast Hoosier Conference’s top team in the Lady Chargers.
Columbia City’s Madi Sjahfiedin, left, and Hailey Woll, center go up for a block on Whitko’s Karissa Olinske Monday night at WHS. The Lady Eagles needed just three games to fly by their county rival 25-14, 25-17, 25-8. The junior varsity also won for CC 25-10, 25-10. The City C team also won 25-14, 25-8.
CHURUBUSCO — When Whitko took the cross county trip to Churubusco Monday there was no question it was going to be a tight boys’ tennis match.
A rivalry will do that nine out of 10 times.
In a battle of singles verse doubles wins, the Wildcats used three points in singles to top Churubusco in the narrowest of margins 3-2.
With two singles positions reaching the finals of the Three Rivers Conference tournament last week, it’s no surprise that Whitko’s strength is in its solo players.
FORT WAYNE — It was a good day for a run Saturday and a good place to do it for local high school cross country teams.
New Haven played host to one of the last regular season invitational competitions at The Plex in Fort Wayne.
More than 50 teams competed within two divisions in both girls and boys. Among those were all three Whitley County schools.
Running the same course that will be set for semistate in just under a month, local teams got an early test.
COLUMBIA CITY — Something had to give. It was either going to be Columbia City’s string of Homecoming wins or New Haven’s undefeated record. In the marquee match up in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, two surprising teams brought solid records into Friday night’s contest at Max Gandy Athletic Field.
LIGONIER — The North East Corner Conference is no longer sleeping on West Noble. Neither is Churubusco.
After seeing the Chargers dispatch conference power Fairfield 35-28 two weeks ago, the class 1A No. 3 Eagles made sure they didn’t fall victim to the same sleeper in the NECC beating West Noble on its homecoming night 47-0.
WABASH–– After four Three Rivers Conference games, Whitko continued to hold onto its undefeated record in the TRC Friday night taking out the Northfield Norsemen, and improving their record to 5-1 overall.
The ‘Cats continued to rely on their defense to hold Northfield to only two touchdowns and Whitko quarterback Alex Stoddard led the offense to five touchdowns on the night, with a final score of 35-14.
Whitko’s offense set the pace for the game, bringing in two first-quarter touchdowns.