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October 8th, 2010
AKRON — This winning thing is beginning to repeat itself for Whitko boys’ cross country.
A season after claiming a Three Rivers Conference title, the Wildcats were back Thursday to defend it.
With all five runners in the top 10, Whitko had no trouble doing so with second-place Rochester not within reach 29-68.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer team honored its eight senior members in grand style Thursday night, sending them off with a 3-1 senior night win over Fort Wayne South Side that fittingly was capped off by a goal from one of the “Elite Eight.”
FORT WAYNE — The postseason left a tall order for Columbia City boys’ soccer to take on Thursday night.
With regular season losses to two of the three teams joining them in the Homestead sectional, the Eagles faced one of those teams in Huntington North.
A relentless series of attacks by both teams took Columbia City into the second half with a one-goal deficit.
Two weeks remain in the Indiana high school football regular season. Each of the three Whitley County teams have conference title deciding games this week with each in the hunt for a championship. Columbia City hosts Carroll on senior night. Churubusco travels to rival Fairfield while Whitko faces its toughest test yet at Rochester.
Carroll at No. 8 Columbia City
SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team used a dominating performance at the net to take game one of their Three Rivers Conference match with the visiting Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings.
Unfortunately for the Lady Wildcats the Vikings came back to take the next three games to hand Whitko a 25-20, 14,-25, 23-25, 21-25 loss Wednesday night.
With the exception of game two, all the games were very closely played, with neither team able to establish a large lead.
FORT WAYNE — Almost a week after suffering its first loss in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, the Columbia City volleyball team was looking to get back in the win column Tuesday night.
Facing an athletic Lady Chargers squad, Columbia City got off to a slow start quickly falling behind. The Carroll attack of Jenna Spadafora and Lauren Prachar dealt the Lady Eagles their second consecutive loss 7-25, 15-25, 15-25.
CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Lady Eagles were firing on all cylinders Tuesday night against the Lakeland Lady Lakers, picking up a 3-1 win.
In just their third win of the season, Lady Eagles head coach Trinda Goings found the right mix of energetic freshmen and experienced upperclassmen to pull out a conference win.
“We seem to be clicking, the older girls are accepting the young girls that we’ve moved up,” Goings said.
It took seven weeks and back-to-back wins over state-ranked teams but Columbia City football went from beating ranked opponents to becoming one itself.
After their thrilling 56-55 win at East Noble Friday night, the Eagles opened week eight of the Indiana high school football regular season ranked No. 8 in class 4A.
Currently, Columbia City stands at 6-1 overall in a four-way tie atop the Northeast Hoosier Conference with a 4-1 record.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City boys’ soccer team closed out the home portion of its 2010 season with a 2-0 shutout win over Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell in a game that saw the Eagles make the most of their opportunities and take increasing control as the game went on.
The Eagles were on the defensive most of the first half, but when they did get an offensive opportunity they made the most of it.
FORT WAYNE — The gap wasn’t much at the top of Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference meet.
State-ranked No. 8 Carroll came in as the odds on favorite looking to defend its crown in the girls’ race for a seventh consecutive year. However, the No. 17 Lady Eagles used a school record from freshman Samantha Roush to tighten the field.
Despite five Eagles in the top 20, Columbia City couldn’t overcome Carroll’s NHC dominance falling to the Lady Chargers by 14 points.