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CCHS Alumni Golf Outing

September 24, 2013

Columbia City High School’s Alulmni Association held its 7th Annual Golf Outing at Eagle Glen Golf Course Saturday.

Eleven teams participated in the event.

The winning team, scoring a 55 (17 under par), from left: Doug Sauers, Gary Harris, Jeff Wright, Andrew Thompson (Alumni Association president, presenting trophy) and Troy Jagger.

Rongos improves to 11-1 on season

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys tennis team took on Manchester Monday, and the Eagles’ Niko Rongos improved to 11-1 with a three-set win.

After falling 7-5 in the first set, Rongos came back to win 6-4, 6-1 in the final two to grab the win.

Lady Eagles grab win

September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s volleyball team picked up a win against Blackhawk Christian Monday night.

Leading the Lady Eagles at the net was Gabrielle Hazen, with 14 kills and 12 blocks, but she also had strong back row play, serving up three aces.

Local Sports Briefs

September 23, 2013

Whitko boys come in sixth at Knox

KNOX — Whitko’s boys tennis team came in sixth at the Knox Invitational Saturday.

The Wildcats scored 16 points overall.

On an individual level, Tyler Baugher, of Whitko, came in third in No. 1 singles.

Blake Castle was fourth in No. 2 singles and Cole Bechtold was fifth in No. 3 singles.

In doubles action, Reed Brace and Bailey Platt came in eighth at No. 1 doubles, and Alex Bechtold and Alex Robbins came in sixth at No. 2 doubles.

Whitko next competes tonight when it hosts West Noble at 4:30 p.m.

Col. City, Whitko linksters drop out of state golf tourney

September 23, 2013

WINONA LAKE — Columbia City and Whitko’s girls golf teams saw their seasons end at an IHSAA golf sectional Saturday at Stonehenge Golf Club.

The Lady Eagles scored 425 for seventh place at the Lady Wildcats were at 10th place with 478.

The top three teams advanced to regionals. Those three squads were first-place Rochester, which shot a 349, second-place Northwood, which had a 351 and host-Warsaw with 369.

Eagle soccer falls on senior night

September 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Prior to the opening play of the Columbia City boy’s varsity soccer game Saturday, the six team members representing the senior class and their parents were introduced.

In a game pitting the Eagles against the Heritage Patriots, it appeared the seniors and team mates would celebrate a hard-earned victory.

Unfortunately, the second half play didn’t match the first 40-minute effort and it turned costly for the Eagles.

Churubusco shuts down Angola, 14-7

September 21, 2013

ANGOLA — A gigantic defensive effort propelled Churubusco’s football team to a road victory Friday.

The Eagles beat Angola 14-7 to remain unbeaten for the season.

’Busco was propelled out of the gate with an opening kickoff return touchdown by Logan Harris.

The senior took the ball 80 yards for the score.

’Cats stomp Wabash

September 21, 2013

WABASH — Whitko continued its domination of the Three Rivers Conference Friday night after blowing out Wabash, 51-7.

The Wildcats are now 3-0 in the TRC and 3-2 overall.

Tanner Hughes led the Wildcats with three touchdowns, 193 rushing yards and 12.1 yards per carry.

Hughes scored the opening TD for Whitko. Two minutes into the game on a 51-yard, 5-play drive, Hughes took the ball to the end zone from the 4-yard line to put the ’Cats on the board.

Eagles nab Homecoming win

September 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — It is midseason, and the injury bug has started to bite, but Columbia City’s football team was able to rally the troops and beat DeKalb on homecoming.

The Eagles beat the Barons 34-12.

Columbia City stepped onto the field absent quarterback Travis Herbst, who Head Coach Randy Hudgins said was day-to-day as far as his status. In his stead, Trevor Bolt stepped in and led the Eagle offense.

’Busco netters drop contest

September 20, 2013

TOPEKA — Churubusco’s volleyball team hit the road to take on the first-place team in the Northeast Corner Conference Thursday, and fell in three games.

The Lady Eagles gave Westview all it could handle in the first set, but the Lady Warriors held on to win the match — 25-23, 25-13 and 25-12.

In the first game, Churubusco jumped out to an early lead.

Lady Eagle Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said her squad was able to take command early and go up 14-8.

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