COLUMBIA CITY â€” All the scoring in host Columbia Cityâ€™s opening match of the IHSAA Girlsâ€™ Soccer Sectional against the North Side Lady Redskins came in the first half. The Lady Eagles made the most of their opportunities against an outmanned North Side squad taking a 7-0 win to advance to Saturday afternoonâ€™s finals.
The win advances the Lady Eagles to Saturday afternoonâ€™s 3 p.m. final against the winner of the second semifinal contest that pitted Huntington North against Homestead.
CHURUBUSCO â€” A successful team has the ability to perform as expected despite distractions and an opponent that is not playing at their level.
Tuesday night, the Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference foe Lakeland.
The Lady Lakers have struggled this season, making it even more important for the Lady Eagles to maintain their focus.
The Lady Eagles also faced the added attraction of â€śPink Out Nightâ€ť to support breast cancer awareness. â€™Busco was able to keep its focus, downing the Lady Lakers in three straight games 25-9,25-16 and 25-18.
FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s cross country teams, along with the rest of the Northeast Hoosier Conference, competed at The Plex in Fort Wayne for a second week in a row, this time for the conference meet.
Last week, hundreds of runners from all over Northern Indiana competed in the New Haven Classic, where Columbia Cityâ€™s Evan Harney and Samantha Roush had stand-out performances, placing second and fourth, respectively.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” â€śSwenderâ€™s not going to believe this, but Iâ€™ll make him,â€ť said Whitkoâ€™s Assistant Coach Josh Mohr with a laugh in his voice.
Whitko took to the field Friday without Head Coach Wayne Swender, and nonetheless taking the upset over former undefeated Three Rivers Conference foe North Miami. A low scoring game, the Wildcats overtook the Warriors in the fourth quarter, ending 13-10.
Swender returns Monday to prepare for next weekâ€™s game at Rochester.
KENDALLVILLE â€” The Columbia City football teamâ€™s roller coaster season fell off a cliff against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, the East Noble Knights Friday. A week after the Eagles came within a whisker of upsetting undefeated New Haven, Columbia City ended up on the wrong end of a 79-7 shellacking by the Knights.
With the Columbia City sidelines bearing a strong resemblance to an orthopedics ward, the Eagles were forced into using several players with almost no varsity experience to fill out an injury depleted receiving corps and defensive backfield.