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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.

VOLLEYBALL OPENER: Lady Eagles sweep North Side

August 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Lady Eagle volleyball team opened its 2014 campaign hosting the North Side Lady Redskins Tuesday night at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium. With the exception of some midgame inconsistencies, the latest version of the Lady Eagles established a good foundation for the coming campaign with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-12 three-game sweep of the visiting Lady Redskins.

ACKERMAN WINNERS: Lob ball champions

August 19, 2014

On Sunday, Ackerman’s team won the Morsches Park co-ed lob ball league championship in a double elimination series. Pictured, front row, from left: Coty West, Cody Ackerman, Dean Lott, Chelsey Lott, Taylor Lott. Back row: Tyler Hathaway, Paula Kemery, Dea Winebrenner, Baley Noragon, Freddie Hathaway and Sierra Rice. Not pictured: Tyler Noragon.

GOLF BATTLE: Lady Eagles win tiebreaker

August 19, 2014

AUBURN — “This is proof that every shot matters.” Columbia City girls golf coach Andrew Thompson was excited about the Lady Eagles’ Northeast Hoosier Conference, tie-breaking win over DeKalb Monday night.

LED BY LANE: Lady Eagle golf struggles through invite

August 18, 2014

SYRACUSE — After a 100-stroke victory Thursday, Columbia City’s girls golf team struggled through the Wawasee Invitational Saturday morning. Though placing fourth, the Lady Eagles’ individual and overall scores were much higher than Thursday’s 181 in 9 holes.

 

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