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October 3rd, 2011

’Busco runs at NECC meet

October 3, 2011

LIGONIER – Churubu-sco’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in the Northeast Corner Conference meet Saturday morning at West Noble, with the girls placing sixth and the boys taking seventh.
West Noble fared well on its home turf with six girls runners in the top 20, led by fourth place Anissa Richards with a time of 19:56, to give the team a second place finish. The Charger boys team won the boys race.

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Roush wins NHC, Zoltek finishes fifth in boys race

October 3, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Lady Eagle runner Samantha Roush raised her win streak to four Saturday morning at the Northeast Hoosier Conference Meet in Fort Wayne.
Sophomore first team all-NHC Roush finished seven seconds ahead of her nearest opponent (19:15), Olivia Hippensteel of Carroll and the rest of the Lady Charger pack.
Though Roush won the race, Carroll controlled the 2-7 slots in the Lady Chargers win by 59 points over second place Homestead.

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Columbia City tennis makes history, again

October 3, 2011

WARSAW — The Eagles tennis team wasn’t ready to end their stand-out season at Warsaw’s sectional Saturday.
After its first win in over 30 years against Homestead a couple weeks ago, Columbia City walked away with its first sectional in the school’s history.
The Eagles fought off the week’s rough weather and a 2-1 deficit to overcome Warsaw in the championship match.
Many area sectional matches were postponed for rain, forcing several teams to play two matches in one day.
The Eagles won in a lopsided 5-0 match over Whitko in the first round.

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September 30th

Columbia City drops second consecutive NHC game

October 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — There are many reasons that a game can get away from a team. Sometimes it’s missed opportunities that send a team down to defeat, while other times turnovers may be the culprit.
Friday night was a combination of early missed scoring opportunities, five turnovers and a last second field goal that handed the Columbia City Eagles a 17-14 Northeast Hoosier Conference loss at the hands of the visiting East Noble Knights.
“We just beat ourselves,” Eagle head coach Randy Hudgins said. “Missed opportunities were the biggest thing.”

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Whitko falls one point short of North Miami

October 1, 2011

DENVER — Whitko lost its first Three Rivers Conference game of the season by one point Friday night at North Miami, 14-13.
Unfortunately for the Wildcats, a last-minute spark in Whitko’s offense wasn’t enough to take the win.
With the Wildcats down 14-7 and less than three minutes left in the game, Whitko’s defense had its hands full. Literally.
Defensive tackle Andrew Warren caught an interception to give the Wildcats the ball on the North Miami 32-yard line.
Quarterback Alex Stoddard and Austin Mort went to work on an under two-minute touchdown drive in an attempt to tie the score.

’Busco flies high over Culver’s Eagles

October 1, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — ’Busco Head Coach Lee Etzler described the playing predicament as difficult in the team’s 18-14 win over the Culver Academy.
“We had tough field conditions, tonight. The field gets a little sloppier and we’re spinning in the mud a little bit,” Etzler said.
The field was already water-soiled and muddy from a week of rain, and the weather conditions Friday night did nothing to help the matter.

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’Busco flies high over Culver’s Eagles

October 1, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — ’Busco Head Coach Lee Etzler described the playing predicament as difficult in the team’s 18-14 win over the Culver Academy.
“We had tough field conditions, tonight. The field gets a little sloppier and we’re spinning in the mud a little bit,” Etzler said.
The field was already water-soiled and muddy from a week of rain, and the weather conditions Friday night did nothing to help the matter.

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September 29th

’Busco continues win streak, downs Canterbury

September 29, 2011

CHURUBUSCO – Lady Eagles volleyball won for the second night amidst a three-day home stretch Wednesday, beating Canterbury in three straight games.
The final score in favor of ‘Busco was 25-13, 25-16 and 25-23.
Head Coach Trinda Goings mentioned the team playing on consecutive nights.
“For us to come back and still do some things that we needed to do after a big win last night; we played solid,” said Goings.
In the first game, Churubusco took an early lead and with the score at 5-2, Danielle Pippenger took the serve and didn’t relinquish it until she helped build the Eagle lead to 10-2.

Col. City honors seniors, ousts Whitko

September 29, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagles hosted Whitko for its senior night Wednesday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
Though the Lady Wildcats lost 2-0, Coach Gary Sims was more than pleased with the team’s performance.
“I am so proud of the girls tonight,” Sims said. “Columbia City is a big team and we competed well against them.”
The Lady Eagles have twice the roster size of Whitko, which is in its first season of IHSAA-sanctioned soccer.

September 23rd

Columbia City routed by Bulldogs

September 24, 2011

NEW HAVEN ­— Friday night’s Northeast Hoosier Conference contest pitted two once-beaten teams, the Columbia City Eagles and the host New Haven Bulldogs.
The game played to a first half draw both on the scoreboard and in statistics.
Unfortunately for Columbia City, the second half saw the Bulldogs break open the contest, out-scoring the Eagles 35-7 to hand Columbia City their second loss of the season by a 62-33 score.

 

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