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CONFERENCE OPENER: Wildcats hold on to win

September 8, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Friday night’s lightning postponement of Whitko’s football game didn’t break the Wildcats’ concentration when it resumed Saturday afternoon. Whitko held on to its 7-0 lead to win its Three Rivers Conference opener over Southwood. With the game delayed with four minutes left in the third quarter, and Whitko holding a 7-0 lead, grid action resumed at 5 p.m. Saturday — without much more offensive action.

'MISCUES HURT': Win slips away from Eagles, 25-15

September 8, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — When the football game was postponed by weather Friday night, the Eagles had just scored taking a 15-7 lead and looked to be in control. Less than 20 hours later when the game resumed, the tables had turned completely as the Eagle offense went flat, and miscues hurt several offensive opportunities. The Bellmont offense gained more yardage in their first drive than they had the whole first half Friday night.

GRIDIRON LIGHTNING: Area football games to be rescheduled Saturday

September 5, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Due to threatening weather and lightning several local area football games were postponed and rescheduled for tomorrow.

Columbia City v. Belmont: 4 p.m.
Churubusco v. Garrett 3 p.m.
Whitko v. Southwood 5 p.m.

TOO TALL: Lady Eagles 0-3 match against Division I recruit

September 5, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Concordia Lady Cadet volleyball team came into the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium sporting four players at 6-feet-tall or better and carrying a No. 6 state ranking. The Columbia City Lady Eagles, with only two players taller than 5-foot-9, hung with the Cadets.

LADY 'CATS WIN: Straight sets over North Miami

September 5, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s Lady Wildcats volleyball team traveled to North Miami Thursday to sweep the Warriors in straight sets. Match leaders for the series were Delaney Ray with eight kills; Elaine Warner with 22 assists and four aces; and Tressa Keim with 22 digs.

EXCITING WIN: Col. City soccer thriller, 3-2

September 5, 2014

NORTH MANCHESTER — Columbia City’s boys soccer team picked up an exciting win at Manchester High School Thursday night. Eagle Drake DeWitt scored in the first 10 minutes to start Columbia City out with the lead. Manchester answered midway through the half to tie the score at 1.

SHOTS NOT FALLING: Whitko boys tennis falls to Northrop, 5-0

September 4, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Whitko’s boys tennis team traveled to Northrop Wednesday night to face the Bruins. Northrop prevailed, beating the Wildcats 5-0.

ONE AND ONE: Churubusco tennis tops Central Noble; falls to Lakeland

September 4, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys tennis team has picked up a win and a loss this week.
Tuesday, the Eagles beat Central Noble in a close, 3-2, match.
Churubusco was led by its singles players, Luke Lillmars, Landon Lillmars and Derek Bowyer.

COACHES CORNER

September 4, 2014

Columbia City Head Coach Brett Fox:
Last Week: “Last week we did a good job of coming out quickly to score early. We must do a better job of tackling from this game forward or it could be a long season for us.”
THIS WEEK: “Bellmont is a very strong team that is fine with getting three yards per carry and moving the chains down the field.

Whitko Head Coach Josh Mohr:
Last Week: “Last week we played well at times, but still had some mental mistakes that cost us. We have focused a lot on ourselves this week while preparing for the conference opener.”

EARLY EARNS SECOND-PLACE: ISMS girls place fourth, boys come in fifth in season opener

September 4, 2014

OSSIAN — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys and girls cross country teams took strong placings in Wednesday night’s Norwell Middle School Invitational for the squads first meet of the season. Led by a second-place finish by Jasmine Early, the girls came in fourth out of 12 teams. The boys were led by Landon Wakeman, who placed seventh in a field of 70 runners.

 

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