COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball squad played host Tuesday night to cross-county rival Churubusco at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium.
Columbia City shook off a sluggish first half in the opening game to close out the visitors in dominating fashion with a 25-18, 25-10, 25-16 three-game sweep.
After Columbia City jumped out to a 3-0 lead in game one, several CC errors, including two service errors and a net violation eventually let ’Busco pull even at 11-11.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle soccer team hosted a hard-nosed back-and-forth battle Tuesday night against Northeast Hoosier Conference’s power Homestead (5-1).
Unfortunately, their efforts fell short in a 5-0 loss to the Lady Spartans.
The first half began with a strong effort from the Lady Eagles, keeping the Spartans from scoring for most of the first half.
The two conference foes battled it out in the middle of the field with neither team allowing the other a shot on goal.
LIGONIER — Anytime you have a conference match it’s important.
For Columbia City boys’ tennis, it makes this week a big one with a dual match against Norwell Thursday followed by a Wawasee Invitational where the Eagles are looking to defend their title.
CC senior Grant Wood catches air while on the attack in the first half of the Eagles game at Homestead Tuesday night. Columbia City stood toe-to-toe with the Spartans for nearly the entire first half tied 1-1. Two goals with under four minutes left in the first half put Homestead up 3-1 before going on to beat Columbia City 4-2. Senior Devin Rice scored a goal in each half of the Eagles loss that drops them to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the NHC.
Whitko golf edged by West Noble, Manchester
The Whitko girls’ golf team was on the road Tuesday night for a three-way golf match at South Shore Golf Course in Syracuse.
The Lady Wildcats finished third on the night by two strokes falling to West Noble 226-228. Manchester won the night with a score of 206.
Whitko scores included: Taylor Snavley 45, Chloe Nestel 54, Taylor Pottenger 60, Emily Weigold 70, Hannah Himes 69.
WARSAW — Out for a midweek run Tuesday, Columbia City cross country was in action at the Warsaw Invitational running into its well-known foe of No. 8 Huntington North.
The No. 15 Lady Eagles were among eight girls teams finishing third with 58 points behind Warsaw’s 52 points.
The leaders at the forefront for the City girls squad didn’t stray from the norm with senior Renee Menzie and freshmen Samantha Roush and Brooke Werstler in the lead pack.
COLUMBIA CITY — One close loss is bad enough but three consecutive is a bad habit Columbia City girls’ golf would like to break.
Monday, the Lady Eagles came into their Northeast Hoosier Conference match at Eagle Glen Golf Course having lost their last two conference matches by four strokes or less.
After holding a five-stroke lead with two golfers in the clubhouse against Carroll, Columbia City (3-5, 1-4 NHC) struggled to find another low score to put the match away.
WEST LAFAYETTE — Four points was the difference for Columbia City cross country over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Eagle squads traveled to Boiler country to take on a field with ranked teams.
Despite having runners take the top two spots, the Lady Eagles day was capped off in second-place, just four points behind No. 18 West Lafayette, 75-71.
Ranked No. 23 themselves, the Lady Eagles beat out No. 7 Crown Point who finished four points back in third-place.
ALBION — Not only is the Churubusco football team undefeated for the season, but opponents have yet to find a way to score against the 2-0 Eagles.
‘Busco made the trip to Albion to face North East Corner Conference foe Central Noble. Using an opportunistic defense and a potent offensive mix the Eagles handed the Cougars a 44-7 loss Friday night.
SOUTH WHITLEY — “Since the beginning of the year we were waiting for this game,” said Eagles QB Logan Rehrer.
It was 2004 and Columbia City was a 1-9 team with the lone win coming against one of its most hated rivals.
Almost six years later to the day, the Eagles went into South Whitley as an undefeated team and left as one.
Friday night, the Eagles renewed a long lost rivalry with Whitko by jumping on the Wildcats early and junior Jacob Johnson finished it from there.