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'COL. CITY 'STANDOUT': Coverstone signs with Huntington University

October 8, 2014

HUNTINGTON — Huntington University’s men’s basketball program is adding another Whitley County product to its roster with the signing of Columbia City High School standout Mason Coverstone. Coverstone, the 6-foot-5 forward, has established himself as one of the best sharpshooters in the area, having tallied 94 3-pointers at a clip of 45.9 percent over the last two seasons. Coverstone has been a two-year starter for the Eagles.

WHITKO WINNERS: JV Volleyball wins invitational

October 8, 2014

The Whitko High School JV Volleyball Team won the invitational hosted by Central Noble Sept. 27. Pictured from left are: Coach Shana Messmore, Lyndsey Sapp, Jessica Britt, Haley Reed, Haley Yohe, Brianna Tackett, Whitney Marsh, Quinn Craig, Hanna Yohe, Andrea Snavley, Brooke Christoffel and Emma Neeley.

SECTIONAL OPENER: Homestead ends Eagles’ season

October 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Over the years, the Homestead Spartan boys soccer team has had Columbia City’s number, pinning a regular series of seven- or eight-goal shutouts on the Eagles. No one expected any different outcome when the Eagles and Spartans squared off on Homestead’s field in the opening contest of the 2014 IHSAA Sectional.

SEASON SEWN SHUT: Whitko girls drop opener

October 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Whitko’s girls soccer season came to a close Monday night after a close loss to South Adams in the sectional opener at Blackhawk Christian High School in Fort Wayne. Despite a 16-shot attack on South Adams’ goal, the Lady Eagles managed just a lone goal in the second half, falling 2-1.

FIRST HALF DEFICIT TOO MUCH: East Noble gets best of Eagles

October 6, 2014

KENDALLVILLE — The challenge for the Columbia City Eagle football team has remained the same for the last several weeks — to put together two complete halves of football. Friday night’s contest at East Noble proved to be the same challenge, as the Eagles fell behind 49-0 in the first half before coming back to put up 35 unanswered points against the Knights, while holding the hosts to 54 net yards in the second half.

RUNNERS RESCHEDULE AT NORTHROP: Harriers battle the elements, NHC

October 6, 2014

FORT WAYNE — Rain, sleet, mud and brutally cold wind — the only thing missing from Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference cross country meet was a plague of locusts. The meet, which had been moved from its original location of The Plex to Northrop High School due to flooding, dawned to some of the worst weather conditions of the season.

TOP SPOT: ’Cats stay undefeated in TRC

October 3, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s football team defended its top spot in the Three Rivers Conference after taking a lopsided, 28-0 win over North Miami Friday night.

The win keeps the Wildcats undefeated in the TRC, along with Rochester, after the Zebras beat Tippecanoe Valley Friday.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s football team defended its top spot in the Three Rivers Conference after taking a lopsided, 28-0 win over North Miami Friday night, 28-0.
The win keeps the Wildcats undefeated in the TRC, along with Rochester, after the Zebras beat Tippecanoe Valley Friday.

SWEET HOMECOMING: Churubusco beats Central Noble

October 3, 2014

CHURUBUSCO ­­— Central Noble made the trip south to Churubusco to play the Eagles in one of the most highly anticipated games of the season.

The energy and excitement of the game from the stands and the field was palpable due to the heated rivalry between the Eagles and the Cougars, largely in part to the week-long build up of ’Busco’s homecoming, and the Eagles won 33-14.

TOUGH LOSS: Tale of two halves for CC football

October 3, 2014

KENDALLVILLE — It was all Columbia City in the second half at East Noble for Friday night’s football game.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, it was all East Noble in the first half, and Columbia City fell 49-35 to remain win-less in the Northeast Hoosier Conference.

FINISHING IN PRIME FASHION: Eagles wrap up season with win over Garrett

October 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s senior boys soccer players topped off the regular season in prime fashion, hosting and beating Garrett 8-3.
Senior Drake DeWitt, who recorded seven goals, opened Columbia City’s offensive charge, scoring with 27:11 to go in the first half. DeWitt scored again at the 24:08 mark, and yet again with 1:24 left in the half to make the score 3-0 at halftime.

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