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Col. City RB/LB Dailey’s condition upgraded to fair

August 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Sam Dailey’s condition has been upgraded to “fair” Monday.

Dailey, a running back and linebacker for Columbia City’s football team, was injured at Friday night’s football game at Warsaw after he made a tackle.

According to the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Columbia City High School is investigating what happened to cause the injury.

The injury is considered “catastrophic,” meaning expenses will exceed $25,000 and the IHSAA will take care of the medical costs.

Keep away

August 26, 2013

Whitko’s girls soccer team tied with West Noble Saturday morning.

Pictured above, Whitko senior Christa Baughman (#15) tries to keep the ball away from West Noble senior Sandy Carrillo.

’Cats boys soccer falls 4-1

August 26, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — According to Whitko boys varsity soccer coach Jason Ehrman, it takes a series of steps in order to reach your goal.

Following his team’s loss to Lakeland Christian Academy Saturday, 4-1, he told his team the same thing.

Ehrman said the ‘Cats did everything he asked of them except for putting the ball in the net.

“We are much further along, and to be honest, I didn’t think we could play and possess the ball the way we did,” said Ehrman.

’Busco goes winless at invite

August 26, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s volleyball team fell in pool play at its own tournament Saturday.

The Lady Eagles fell to Lakewood Park, 25-21, 25-18, lost to Shenandoah 16-25, 25-10 and 25-12 and were defeated by eventual-tournament winner Mishawaka, 25-17, 25-20.

Mishawaka defeated the winner of the other pool, Northridge, in a sweep for the tournament championship.

Eagles run strong into first meet

August 26, 2013

HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s girls team, paced by a fifth-place performance by Samantha Roush, came in 10th overall at the Huntington Invitational Cross Country Meet Saturday.

There were 15 complete teams in the girls’ meet. Columbia City Cross Country Head Coach Bob Fahl said it was a great step for his squad.

“All of the girls improved their times from the non-scoring meet held last Tuesday at DeKalb,” he said.

Wildcats toppled by Wawasee in opener, 42-20

August 24, 2013

SYRACUSE — With just eight seniors on his team, first-year Whitko Head Coach Josh Mohr knew his young Wildcats would be tested in their opening football game at Wawasee.

The test came early when Warrior Clayton Cook snagged the opening kickoff and ran it back for a touchdown, giving Wawasee a lead in the opening 13 seconds — a lead it would never relinquish.

Wawasee, under the leadership of another first-year head coach, Josh Ekovich, went on to post a 42-20 win — its 12th in the last 16 meetings with Whitko.

Warsaw runs away with win over Col. City

August 24, 2013

WARSAW ­— Size matters. Columbia City Eagle Head Coach Randy Hudgens summed up the opening football game Friday when he said, “Our margin for error is not very big when we play a 6A team.”

For the Eagles’ errors — an interception returned for a touchdown, an 82-yard punt return, a lost onside kick, and another interception deep in their own territory — all added up to a 33-14 season-opening loss to the homestanding Warsaw Tigers.

“Near-misses on offense and just-misses on defense are not things we can afford to do when we are a smaller-roster 4A school,” Hudgins said.

Super start for Sade: Churubusco blows out Fremont to open season

August 24, 2013

FREMONT— Churubusco’s football team opened the 2013 season with a dominating victory over Fremont.

‘Busco beat its conference-rival 56-0 in the first game for Paul Sade as head football coach.

With such a dominating performance, Sade said the team did well in every aspect of the game.

“We came out and we played fast and we were focused and we executed, really in all three phases of the game,” he said.

Protecting the noggin: Col. City works to educate players and avoid concussions

August 24, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — As the long-term effects of concussions in football have hit the national newsstands, Columbia City High School is working hard to protect its gridders.

Every Eagle football player has been educated about concussions, and players underwent a baseline concussion test before taking the field this fall.

Matteson eases freshman from ISMS to Col. City

August 23, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Not every freshman class has a smooth transition into the sports realm from middle school — but this season, Columbia City’s cross country runners do.

Jason Matteson, who has coached cross country for Indian Springs Middle School for the last three years, is one of two new assistant coaches at Columbia City High School this season.

“He really helped coach these guys as eighth graders,” Columbia City Head Cross Country Coach Bob Fahl said. “We brought him up here as a follow through. He’ll be a big asset to us.”

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