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September 21st, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY â€” They say close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but the Columbia City Eagle football squad came as close as possible without winning to downing undefeated Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven on a wet, rainy homecoming night.
The Eagles fell by a single point in overtime, 28-27, to the Class 4A ninth-ranked Bulldogs.
The loss evens the Eagle record at 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
COLUMBIA CITY â€”â€“ There is an old adage in sports that says, â€śthe best offense is a good defense.â€ť
Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle volleyball team found out that sometimes the best offense is a good offense Tuesday night.
The host Lady Eagles had trouble generating a consistent offense against visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Norwell. The Lady Eagles took a close first game, but dropped the next three to fall to the Lady Knights by a 3-1 score.
The Lady Eagles return to action on Thursday when they face NHC foe New Haven.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco gave its crowd exactly what it expected in Friday nightâ€™s homecoming game against Angola.
Another shut-out win over a Northeast Corner Conference team, another slew of touchdown runs by Jason Nicodemus and another strong performance by the defense.
The Eagles are now 5-0 and travel to West Noble next week.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” â€śThree cheers for the Wildcats!â€ť said Head Coach Wayne Swender, pride swelling in his voice. â€śHip-hip, hooray,â€ťcame the resounding cheer from the Whitko student section â€” having charged the field in celebration of Fridayâ€™s homecoming defeat of the Wabash Apaches, 51-19.
Within three minutes, Whitko was on the board after sophomore Devin Gerding rushed for a 63-yard touchdown.
After a weekend break, the Wildcats will spend the week preparing to travel to Northfield, â€śa much improved team,â€ť said Swender with anticipation.
WATERLOO â€” A fired-up Columbia City defense forced six DeKalb turnovers and scored six points of its own while also giving the offense a short field to work with for most of the game, as the Eagles spoiled the Baronâ€™s Friday night Homecoming with a 62-10 Northeast Hoosier Conference thumping.
The win boosts the Eagle record to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the NHC heading into next weekâ€™s Homecoming contest with conference foe New Haven.
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” Manchester hosted Whitko and Columbia City at Sycamore Golf Course in North Manchester Thursday. The Lady Squires fired a 182 to win. Columbia City placed second with 200 and Whitko shot a 217.
Manchester posted three scores sub-50, including medalist Lindsay Budnikâ€™s 40. Of the Whitley County Schoolâ€™s, Jackie Leeuw scored the best with a 47, followed by Jessica Klemm with a 48.
Cheyenne Johnson scored a 51, Allison Yoder finished with a 52 and Macenzie Lane had a 53. Sydney Ford was Columbia Cityâ€™s No. 6 with a 57.
See Thursday's edition of the Post & Mail for previews of this week's gridiron action.
KENDALVILLE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s golf team traveled to Noble Hawk Golf Course in Kendalville Saturday to take on the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
The Lady Eagles finished sixth out of eight teams, as East Noble blew away the NHC, firing a 358.
Jessica Klemm was Columbia Cityâ€™s No. 1 Saturday, shooting a 95. Jackie Leeuw scored a 98. Sydney Ford finished with a 104, Mckenzie Lane had a 107 and Allison Yoder scored a 108.
AKRON â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls cross country team won the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational Saturday, beating 10 teams with 65 points. The second closest team, West Noble, had 77 points.
â€śThe girls bettered their times considerable from Marion last week,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl.
Samantha Roush placed second out of 95 runners with a time of 19:40.
Whitkoâ€™s girls cross country team placed seventh out of 10 teams.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys were led by Evan Harney, who placed fourth with a time of 16:39. The boys placed fifth out of 11 teams.