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Gridiron Preview: Week Seven

September 30, 2010

   Only three weeks remain in the indiana high school football regular season. Columbia City takes on the NHC's top team for a share of the conference lead. Whitko gets its first big test in the TRC at home against North Miami. No. 2 Churubusco hits the road to Culver Academy for its only non-conference game of the season.

Columbia City at No. 8 East Noble

NHC title in sight

September 29, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagles put their perfect Northeast Hoosier Conference record on the line Tuesday night against the DeKalb Lady Barons.
   Despite being down two games to none and trailing 2-0 in the third game, the Lady Eagles came away from the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium with their NHC record still intact by virtue of a 24-26, 27-29, 25-20, 25-21, 15-8 come-from-behind five game marathon victory.

14th win setting standard for CC

September 29, 2010

   FORT WAYNE — Six seasons in the making and Columbia City has set a standard of winning when it comes to boys’ tennis.
   Tuesday, the Eagles wrapped up a sixth consecutive season with at least 14 wins. Three-set wins by Travis Johnson and No. 1 doubles Alan Murphy and J.T. Biggs helped the Eagles sweep Northrop on the road 5-0.
   “It’s been a nice winning tradition,” Columbia City head coach Doug Stoffel said. “We’ve had guys that just understand how to win.”

’Cats fight off rally, beat Wawasee in five

September 29, 2010

   SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Lady Wildcat volleyball team decided to take the long route to winning Tuesday night against the Wawasee Lady Warriors, dragging the night out to a long five-game battle.
   After easily winning the first two games, the Lady Warriors came back and won the third and fourth games, bringing the night to a fifth and final battle, to which Whitko won.

Soccer draws for postseason

September 29, 2010

   As the Indiana High School soccer regular season wraps up the paths for local boys’ and girls’ soccer teams were mapped out Tuesday night.
   The Indiana High School Athletic Association held the sectional draw with Columbia City looking for postseason glory.
   In the boys’ draw, the Eagles are back at the Homestead sectional lining up a potential third consecutive championship game appearance.

Lady Eagles hold NHC’s best scoreless before second half loss

September 28, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — “It was not because of a lack of effort,” Columbia City head coach Nicole Gebfert said.
   Effort can overcome a lot for an underdog. It can withstand the elements of mother nature. It also can fend off a No. 12 state ranked offense.
   Monday night, Columbia City girls’ soccer put up a defensive battle against the Northeast Hoosier Conference’s top team in the Lady Chargers.

City flies by Whitko

September 28, 2010

   Columbia City’s Madi Sjahfiedin, left, and Hailey Woll, center go up for a block on Whitko’s Karissa Olinske Monday night at WHS. The Lady Eagles needed just three games to fly by their county rival 25-14, 25-17, 25-8. The junior varsity also won for CC 25-10, 25-10. The City C team also won 25-14, 25-8.

Whitko claw out win over rival ’Busco 3-2

September 28, 2010

   CHURUBUSCO — When Whitko took the cross county trip to Churubusco Monday there was no question it was going to be a tight boys’ tennis match.
   A rivalry will do that nine out of 10 times.
   In a battle of singles verse doubles wins, the Wildcats used three points in singles to top Churubusco in the narrowest of margins 3-2.
   With two singles positions reaching the finals of the Three Rivers Conference tournament last week, it’s no surprise that Whitko’s strength is in its solo players.

Whitko top cat at New Haven Invite

September 27, 2010

   FORT WAYNE — It was a good day for a run Saturday and a good place to do it for local high school cross country teams.
   New Haven played host to one of the last regular season invitational competitions at The Plex in Fort Wayne.
   More than 50 teams competed within two divisions in both girls and boys. Among those were all three Whitley County schools.
   Running the same course that will be set for semistate in just under a month, local teams got an early test.

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