City volleyball remains undefeated

GARRETT — Improving to 3-0 on the young season, Columbia City Head Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen is still seeking the right combination. After defeating Garrett on the road Tuesday evening, Hinen said, “Overall we did a good job. But I’m still trying to find the best team chemistry on the court.” The Lady Eagles disposed the Railroaders in three games — 25-21, 25-17 and 25-20. On a very hot night, with no air conditioning in the Garrett gymnasium, Columbia City showed no ill-effects to the stifling heat. In the first game, both teams played even with the Eagles holding a slight advantage at 10-6 before Garrett came back to tie the score at 12 apiece.The Whitley County crew managed to pull away and widen its margin to as many as six, forcing a Garrett timeout trailing 23-17. The Railroaders closed the gap to 24-21 before Columbia City shut the door with the final point. “Tonight we had a few mental lapses but we were good enough to come back and win,” Hinen said. “We can get by with that now, but not in our future conference games.”To read the rest of this story, see the Aug. 28 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.