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October 18th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Eagles fought back from a momentum snapping fumble in the first half to close to within a touchdown of visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent Norwell before falling to the Knights by a 35-21 score in a senior night game at the Max Gandy Athletic Field.
LAGRANGE ‚ÄĒ Conventional football wisdom says a team should go for the win on the road, and for the tie at home.
The visiting Churubusco Eagles put that philosophy to practice, losing a one-point game to Lakeland, 14-13, after a failed two-point conversion attempt with under two minutes to play.
It was the final regular season game for both squads, and both end with a 7-2 mark going into sectionals. However, the defeat was the second in the conference for ‚ÄôBusco, costing the Eagles a chance to share the Northeast Corner Conference title with Fairfield.
SOUTH WHITLEY ¬≠ ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs football squad rebounded from its first Three Rivers Conference loss last week to down Tippecanoe Valley and takes its share of the TRC title.
The Wildcats fell to Rochester last week, pitting a three-way tie in the TRC, with Whitko, Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley all posting 5-1 conference records.
This week, the Wildcats took on and Tippy Valley, 35-21, to share the TRC title with Rochester, which beat North Miami Friday.
Whitko took the momentum from the get-go.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs volleyball seniors finished out their final home match with a four-game win over Caston Thursday ‚ÄĒ better than that, the Lady Wildcats finished with the most regular-season wins since 1998 with nine victories.
The Lady Wildcats grabbed a 25-19 win in game one and a dominating 25-12 victory in the second game.
In game three, Whitko fell in a 25-20 match before coming back with an extra-point 29-27 win in the fourth and final game.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ A total of 14 records were broken by Burnworth Pool swimmers this summer.
Coached by Pat Willliams, the team saw six relay records and eight individual records fall.
New medley relay records were set by three teams. Sophia Hatcher, Mykaela Crowell, Shauna Jo Young and Lauren Liston set the new record for 11-and 12-year-old girls at 2:27.05.
Charlie Varga, Aaron Fix, Ryan Devito and Telly Varga set the new record for the 11 and 12-year-old boys in the medley relay with a mark of 2:17.45.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs football team had its five-game winning streak snapped last week against Rochester.
Even worse for the 5-3 Wildcats, their loss to the Zebras was their first to a Three Rivers Conference opponent.
This week, though, Whitko still has much to play for when it takes the field. The Wildcats can put the 26-9 loss to the Zebras in the rearview mirror and focus on visiting Tippecanoe Valley.
The winner of the game between the Wildcats and Vikings will get at least a share of the TRC championship, and possibly more.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ After three straight weeks of playing a ranked football team, Columbia City gets a reprieve.
But not much of one. The Norwell Knights are currently unranked in Class 4A, but are red-hot, having won their last three games in a row.
Those three wins came against East Noble, DeKalb and Homestead.
While Columbia City lost to East Noble and Homestead this year, the Eagles also beat Bellmont, who defeated Norwell.
This match-up between the 3-5 Eagles and 3-5 Knights will be even more interesting, though, as it is a sectional preview.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs conference winning streak, dating back to 2010, was snapped last week by Fairfield.
Despite that result, the 7-1 Eagles still have much incentive in their final game against Lakeland, which is 6-2.
‚ÄėBusco could rebound from defeat all the way into a tie for the Northeast Corner Conference championship.
Fairfield‚Äôs conference slate is over, and the Falcons ended at 7-1 in the NECC. Churubusco, at 6-1, could get a tie for the championship with a win Friday.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs girls cross country team wrapped up its season in prime fashion.
The Lady Eagle-Stars raced out of the season as double conference champions, after winning the NELMSC (NLC) Saturday, and the NHMSC (NHC) Wednesday night.
Not only did ISMS grab the conference title, the girls beat Maple Creek (Carroll) for the first time in 12 years in the 10-team conference.
Maple Creek has held the conference title since 2002.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs volleyball team fell to visiting Heritage Tuesday in four sets on senior night.
Despite the defeat, the Lady Eagles end the regular season above .500 at 15-13.
Conference play looms Saturday, though, and the postseason tournament begins next week.
Against the Lady Patriots, Churubusco Head Volleyball Coach Trinda Goings said her team played better as the match went longer.
‚ÄúWe played with more confidence as the night went along,‚ÄĚ she said.
Heritage won by a final of 25-17, 25-9, 26-24 and 25-23.