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September 27, 2013

’Busco scores victory

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s volleyball team picked up a home win against Fort Wayne Canterbury Thursday.

’Busco beat Canterbury in four games, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20 and 25-22.

For the season, the Lady Eagles now have a 9-10 record.

Danielle Pippenger led Churubusco statistically in several categories. She paced the Lady Eagles in kills with eight, blocks with three and digs with 19.

Alisha Farner led the team in aces with four. Lacey Pulley was the assist leade with 29.

Churubusco will head to the South Side Invite Saturday.

Lady Eagles earn conference victory

September 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Its coach said it wasn’t the most effective performance, but the Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team came away Thursday with a Northeast Hoosier Conference win against New Haven.

The Lady Eagles beat the Lady Bulldogs 25-21, 25-16 and 25-21 for the three-game sweep.

According to Columbia City Head Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen, her team had a marathon week, which contributed to Thursday’s performance.

“We have had seven matches in six days,” she said. “So, it wasn’t pretty. We didn’t play our best, but it’s a conference win.”

Whitko soccer ties Rochester, 2-2

September 27, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko soccer coach Jason Ehrman continues to see progress with his team. After coming off a tough 4-0 loss Wednesday night to Eastbrook, the Wildcat’s were back in action Thursday.

Three Rivers Conference opponent Rochester came calling, and after 80 minutes of play both teams settled for a draw with each team scoring two goals.

“A win would have been nice, but to play them (Rochester) to a draw was special for this team. Rochester and Manchester are probably the two best teams in our conference, and to come out with a tie is a major accomplishment,” said Coach Ehrman.

Whitko ties Eastbrook

September 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls soccer team tied Eastbrook Wednesday.

The Lady Wildcats and Lady Panthers ended the game 1-1.

Whitko got its goal in the first half. Reghan Craig put the ball in the net unassisted.

Eastbrook had its chance in the second half, getting a goal on a penalty kick.

For the game, Whitko had 15 shots on goal overall. Goalkeeper Jordan Hall had eight saves for the Lady Wildcats.

Whitko is now 5-3-5 for the season and next plays at Blackford Saturday.

Wildcats fall to Panthers

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September 26, 2013

Whitko volleyball falls to Wabash in four

WABASH — Whitko’s volleyball team lost in four sets to Wabash Tuesday.

The Lady Apaches beat the Lady Wildcats by a final of 25-22, 25-11, 17-25 and 25-18.

Whitko was led in kills by Maddie Gawthrop, who had 14. Emily Day led in aces with three and Elaine Warner had 34 assists.

The Lady Wildcats will next play at Columbia City Monday.

Braves edge Eagles

DECATUR — Columbia City’s boys tennis team lost 3-2 to Bellmont Tuesday.

Apaches top Wildcat tennis

September 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Visiting Wabash downed the Whitko boys tennis team Wednesday.

The Apaches defeated the Wildcats by a final of 4-1.

Tyler Baugher was the lone Whitko winner, picking up a victory in No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-3.

At No. 2 singles, Blake Castle of Whitko dropped his match, 6-3, 6-4. Cole Bechtold lost 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. In doubles play, the No. 1 doubles pair of Alex Bechtold and Bailey Platt fell 6-3, 6-1, and the No. 2 doubles combo of Reed Brace and Alex Robbins lost for the Wildcats, 6-2, 6-1.

Col. City to take on ranked foe

September 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s football team is about to run the proverbial gauntlet in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

Three consecutive games with ranked opponents loom. The first, this Friday at 7 p.m., will be a road contest at New Haven.

The Bulldogs are currently ranked fifth in the Associated Press poll for Class 4A and are a perfect 5-0 for 2013.

After New Haven, the Eagles will take on East Noble, currently ranked ninth in Class 4A, on Oct. 4. The ranked slate concludes Oct. 11 when Columbia City travels to Carroll, ranked 15th in Class 6A.

Wildcats look to win homecoming

September 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — After an 0-2 start, Whitko’s football team has put its struggles in the past with a three-game winning streak.

More importantly for the Wildcats, the three consecutive victories have all come against Three Rivers Conference (TRC) opponents.

Whitko has scored 138 points in the three wins, including a 51-7 road win against Wabash last week.

Now, the Wildcats will welcome Northfield to the confines of South Whitley in an effort to move the streak to four in a row and stay in the hunt for a conference championship.

No. 4 Eagles to host Chargers

September 26, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s football team is now ranked fourth in the Associated Press poll for Class 2A, and the 5-0 Eagles will once again welcome a larger school to their home field Friday.

One week after topping Class 4A Angola 14-7, ’Busco will host West Noble Friday in a game set to kick off at 7 p.m.

The Chargers were shut out last week, 33-0, by Lakeland, which is the only other unbeaten squad in the Northeast Corner Conference besides Churubusco.

Whitko soccer falls short

September 25, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls soccer team fell in a close, 2-1 match to Garrett Monday.

The Lady Wildcats attempted a comeback after the Lady Railroaders took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but fell short.

Scoring the lone goal for Whitko was senior Jenny Brown, with the assist from Reghan Craig.

 

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