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’Busco wins opening round of NECC tourney

October 12, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — For the second time in just nine days the Churubusco Lady Eagle volleyball team played host to the Lakeland Lady Lakers, this time in an opening-round game in the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament.

As Yogi Berra once said, “It was déjà` vu all over again,” as the host Lady Eagles repeated their earlier performance taking a relatively easy 25-13, 25-6, 25-14 straight set win over the Lady Lakers to advance to Saturday’s pool play.

“It’s the post-season now, the regular season is over ,” said Goings. “And we are 1-0 in the post season.”

Last week of the regular season

October 11, 2012

Area football teams play the last game of the regular season this Friday. Churubusco is hosting Lakeland for the Northeast Corner Conference title game. Columbia City travels to 0-8 Norwell and Whitko faces Tippecanoe Valley in Akron.

Lady Eagles win Whitko invite

October 8, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — After battling through a neck-and-neck first set, Columbia City’s volleyball team squashed DeKalb in the second set of the championship game at Whitko’s volleyball invitational Saturday.

The Lady Eagles were undefeated in pool play, only losing one set to Prairie Heights earlier in the day.

The first set of the final game was back-and-forth between DeKalb and Columbia City, being tied multiple times throughout.

DeKalb prepared for its set point, but the Eagles held strong, scoring after a long volley with a sharp kill.

Sloppy, slippery and soaked: Carroll spoils Columbia City’s senior night

October 6, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— The warm, enjoyable football weather came to an end this week, as players took the field in rainy, 41-degree conditions.

Both Columbia City and Carroll faced the same muddy disadvantage Friday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field — but the Eagles also carried the detriment of multiple sidelined starters, and fell 20-6 to the Chargers on senior night.

Garrett Vandersaul had a strong performance on the defensive end of the ball, forcing two fumbles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and five tackles overall.

Churubusco wins with last-second play

October 6, 2012

GOSHEN — The clock has six seconds in the fourth quarter. ’Busco has a third down with five and goal. The score stands at 23-21 with Fairfield leading.

The fans scream from both sides. The snap goes. Junior Cody Conwell makes a breakaway, pushing a defender out of his way. And then, the visiting crowd erupts, somehow louder than before — Eagles top the Falcons, 29-23.

The Eagles will spend the week preparing for next Fridays’ game against what Etzler said is another long time rival, Lakeland.

Whitko falls after late field goal

October 6, 2012

ROCHESTER — Rochester handed Whitko’s football team another heart-breaking loss this season with a 20-17 win Friday.

The Zebras scored off a 24-yard field goal attempt with 25 seconds left on the clock after the score was tied for more than 16 minutes.

Tanner Hughes had 26 yards on eight carries, and second-string quarterback Trevor Gilbert was 2-for-2 in passing for 19 yards.

Connor Stouder caught two passes for 12 yards. Skylar Fugate led the team in tackles with 14. Gerding and Alex Stoddard recorded 8.

City soccer wins opening round

October 5, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — All the scoring in host Columbia City’s opening match of the IHSAA Girls’ 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 afternoon’s finals.

The win advances the Lady Eagles to Saturday afternoon’s 3 p.m. final against the winner of the second semifinal contest that pitted Huntington North against Homestead.

Injury plagued: Col. City football feeling the loss of hobbled players

October 4, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A broken leg, a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament, a broken wrist, a concussion, another broken leg.

All this sounds like it should be a list on a doctor’s rounds of the orthopedic wing, but in actuality it is the list of injuries sustained by Columbia City’s football team.

The Eagles are coming to grips with a rash of injuries that have hit the team hard.

Pink out: ’Busco volleyball hosts breast cancer awareness game, tops Lakeland

October 3, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — 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 “Pink Out Night” to support breast cancer awareness. ’Busco was able to keep its focus, downing the Lady Lakers in three straight games 25-9,25-16 and 25-18.

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