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CC TOPS WHITKO: Downed the ’Cats 6-2

August 22, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Columbia City traveled to county-rival Whitko Thursday night to top the Wildcats in a game cut short by a storm. The Eagles downed the ’Cats 6-2, and the game was called with 10 minutes to play after lightning moved into the area.

LINING UP THE PUTT: Col. City edges Homestead by one stroke

August 22, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team continued its hot streak, taking down Northeast Hoosier Conference powerhouse Homestead. The Lady Eagles, behind medalist Macenzie Lane, eked out a 191-192 win on a soggy Eagle Glen Golf Course Thursday night.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: 7 p.m. kick-off tonight

August 22, 2014

The season opens for area football teams tonight. Columbia City and Whitko have home games against Kosciusko County squads, while Churubusco travels to Lakeland. Columbia City hosts Warsaw, while Whitko and Wawasee square off in South Whitley. Games begin at 7 p.m.

COMEBACK WIN AT ANGOLA: Col. City volleyball opens with 2-0 record

August 21, 2014

ANGOLA — Columbia City’s volleyball team held on for a five-game win Wednesday night at Angola. After falling in the first two games, 25-21 and 25-22, the Lady Eagles rallied to come back and win 25-22, 25-18 and 15-10.

UNDER THE LIGHTS: Football opens season tomorrow

August 21, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — Area football teams are taking a final day of preparation before the season opens tomorrow night. Scrimmages last week were a gauge of the teams’ progress in the offseason, and the squads open with 7 p.m. games Friday. For previews of Whitley County’s Fall Sports, see the insert in today’s newspaper.

TEAM NAZARENE ALPHA: Church League softball champs

August 21, 2014

The Columbia City Church of the Nazarene Alpha team won the Church League Softball championship recently. The squad finished the season with a 14-2 record. Pictured, front row, from left: Kyle Shew, Bo Sallee, Marissa Sallee, Carrie Dunn and Andrew Davison. Second row: Clayton Clifford, Travis Janssen, Maddy Minnick and Chuck Minnick. Back row: Josh Smith, Hunter Coyle, John Dunn, Todd Coyle and Jason Shoemaker. League games were played at First Church of God from May thru August.

3-2 VICTORY: Lady Eagles open with win

August 21, 2014

Lady Eagle Morgan von Seggern flies down the field while being pursued by Antonia Holzmann during a match against the Manchester Squires Monday. The Lady Eagles triumphed against the Squires’ hard-fought defense, winning 3-2.

LADY EAGLES DODGE RAIN: Beat the weather and Bellmont

August 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls golf team beat the weather and Bellmont Tuesday evening at Eagle Glen Golf Course. With thunderstorms making their way in and out of the area, coaches found a window of opportunity to squeeze in the match, and the Lady Eagles picked up their second Northeast Hoosier Conference win in two days by a score of 197-216.

3-0 SWEEP: Lady Wildcats control Lakeland Christian

August 20, 2014

WARSAW — Whitko’s volleyball team grabbed a 3-0 sweep in its opening match Tuesday night at Lakeland Christian Academy. The Lady Wildcats took a definitive, 25-11, win in game one, while playing more competitive second and third games, winning 25-22 and 25-21.

STORM NO MATCH: Eagles soccer win season opener 6-1

August 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Thunderstorms sparked the Eagles into a dominating win in their season opener Tuesday night against Central Noble, 6-1. After approximately 30 minutes of play, thunderstorms moved into the area, and the game was delayed until the coast was clear.

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