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Harney, Roush lead City harrriers

October 1, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s cross country teams, along with the rest of the Northeast Hoosier Conference, competed at The Plex in Fort Wayne for a second week in a row, this time for the conference meet.
Last week, hundreds of runners from all over Northern Indiana competed in the New Haven Classic, where Columbia City’s Evan Harney and Samantha Roush had stand-out performances, placing second and fourth, respectively.

Whitko upsets North Miami

September 29, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — “Swender’s not going to believe this, but I’ll make him,” said Whitko’s Assistant Coach Josh Mohr with a laugh in his voice.

Whitko took to the field Friday without Head Coach Wayne Swender, and nonetheless taking the upset over former undefeated Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami. A low scoring game, the Wildcats overtook the Warriors in the fourth quarter, ending 13-10.

Swender returns Monday to prepare for next week’s game at Rochester.

Culver Military spoils ’Busco win streak

September 29, 2012

CULVER — Churubusco’s 16-game regular season win streak came to an end Friday at Culver Military Academy.

Culver capitalized on ’Busco miscues to take a 35-16 win, giving Churubusco its first loss of the season.

CMA took control of the field from the beginning of the game, picking off a ’Busco pass on its first possession and scoring a touchdown two plays later.

Churubusco looks to comeback from its loss, traveling to Northeast Corner Conference foe Fairfield next Friday.

Col.City suffers injury, 79-7 NHC loss

September 29, 2012

KENDALLVILLE — The Columbia City football team’s roller coaster season fell off a cliff against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, the East Noble Knights Friday. A week after the Eagles came within a whisker of upsetting undefeated New Haven, Columbia City ended up on the wrong end of a 79-7 shellacking by the Knights.

With the Columbia City sidelines bearing a strong resemblance to an orthopedics ward, the Eagles were forced into using several players with almost no varsity experience to fill out an injury depleted receiving corps and defensive backfield.

Week 7 football previews

September 27, 2012

See Thursday's edition of The Post & Mail for this weeks prep football previews and conference standings.

Churubusco travels to Culver Academy, East Noble hosts Columbia City and Whitko faces Three Rivers Conference powerhouse North Miami in South Whitley.

City tops Whitko in county-rival match, 3-1

September 27, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Despite holding the lead for most of the game, Whitko’s girls soccer team fell to Columbia City Wednesday night after holding a 1-0 lead for more than 40 minutes of play.

Columbia City’s Shila Tolliver sparked a 3-0 run with 13 minutes left in the game, leading the Lady Eagles to a 3-1 win over the county rival.

The lone goal of the first half was scored by Whitko’s Sydney Sims, putting the Lady ’Cats up 1-0 until late in the second half.

’Busco takes fourth consecutive shutout

September 22, 2012

LIGONIER — Churubusco’s football game against West Noble came with no surprises, as the undefeated Eagles topped the winless Chargers 60-0 in Ligonier Friday.

’Busco jumped out to a 46-0 lead in the rainy first half and scored two more touchdowns in the second half.

The first play from scrimmage set the tone for the game, as the Eagles scored on a 65-yard play with a pass to Caleb Teusch, making the score 6-0 with 10 seconds off the clock.

Eagles fall in heart-breaker

September 22, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — They say close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but the Columbia City Eagle football squad came as close as possible without winning to downing undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven on a wet, rainy homecoming night.

The Eagles fell by a single point in overtime, 28-27, to the Class 4A ninth-ranked Bulldogs.

The loss evens the Eagle record at 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

Col. City drops NHC contest to Norwell

September 19, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY —– There is an old adage in sports that says, “the best offense is a good defense.”

Columbia City’s Lady Eagle volleyball team found out that sometimes the best offense is a good offense Tuesday night.

The host Lady Eagles had trouble generating a consistent offense against visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell. The Lady Eagles took a close first game, but dropped the next three to fall to the Lady Knights by a 3-1 score.

The Lady Eagles return to action on Thursday when they face NHC foe New Haven.

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