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Boys Basketball Winter League

cn 9/23
Boys Basketball Winter League
Churubusco High School is sponsoring a Boys Basketball Winter League for boys in the second through fifth grade.
All sessions will run from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday in the middle and elementary school. There will be a total of eight sessions, November 7, 14 and 21, December 5, 12 and 19, and January 2 and 9.
The cost will be $45, which will include a reversible jersey and a Mad Ants Clinic along with a Mad Ants game for free. The Mad Ants Clinic will be held on Sunday, January 3, at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne from 2 to 3 p.m. The game will start at 5 p.m. League participants will get in free to the game, parents will get tickets at a reduced cost of $7.50 per ticket.
The purpose of the league is to teach fundamentals and help develop the basketball skills. Teams will be made up of a combined second and third grade team and a combined fourth and fifth grade team. Fundamentals and practice will take place from 8 to 8:40 a.m. with games from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Games will be two 18-minute halves with a running clock, subs every six minutes using a sub schedule to ensure equal playing time each game.
Volunteers are needed to help coach. A coaching clinic will be held on Monday, November 2 in the high school from 7 to 8:15 p.m. If you would like to help, or for more information contact Coach McBride at 260-409-9387 or Michael.McBride@nacs.k12.in.us.

Churubusco High School is sponsoring a Boys Basketball Winter League for boys in the second through fifth grade.

Churubusco senior named ‘Rookie of the Year’ at Gas City

CHURUBUSCO SENIOR WINS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Trenten Vogts, a local senior at Churubusco High School, clinched Rookie of the Year at Gas City I-69 Speedway for the 2009 racing season and finished 5th in the overall Thunder Stock Division points.  Trenten’s first year of racing proved to be very impressive with eleven (11) top five heat finishes, five (5) top five feature finishes, thirteen (13) top 10 heat finishes and twelve (12) top 10 feature finishes.
Trenten would like to thank his family for supporting and sponsoring him this year;  Grandma and Grandpa Beezley, Uncle Tommy, Todd Sherman, Kathy & Eric, Aunt Jann & Uncle Dan, Sue Anne’s Restaurant in Warren, Indiana and especially his mom and step-dad for everything they did to make this year possible.
Trenten’s future plans include attending the University of Northwestern (UNOH) in Lima, Ohio for high performance automotive training.  UNOH is in part a “racing” college, as they have a street stock and modified that they race at Limaland in Lima, Ohio.  Trenten hopes to be one of the lucky students that get to work on and/or drive one of the school’s race cars while attending there next year.
Trenten will be racing in the 100 lap figure eight  enduro at New Paris Speedway this Saturday, September 26.

Trenten Vogts, a local senior at Churubusco High School, clinched Rookie of the Year at Gas City I-69 Speedway for the 2009 racing season and finished 5th in the overall Thunder Stock Division points.  Trenten’s first year of racing proved to be very impressive with eleven (11) top five heat finishes, five (5) top five feature finishes, thirteen (13) top 10 heat finishes and twelve (12) top 10 feature finishes.

Football ~ Eagles show strength against Angola

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by Don Hiatt
buscosports@app-printing.com
Eagles show Strength
Churubusco kept its record perfect against Angola going 5-0 on the season and all-time against the Hornets. Yes, the class 1A Eagles have beaten the 4A Hornets, a school twice their size in all five games.
The Churubusco Eagles defense went into the Angola game focused on controlling Alexx Bauer, and when the final horn sounded their mission was accomplished. Bauer had been averaging over 200 yards passing and about 100 rushing per game. The Eagle defense held Bauer to just 105 passing and zero rushing.
“They were probably the biggest team we will face all year,” explained Coach Lee Etzler. “And we’re not the biggest team around, so what we tell our kids is we can beat those bigger teams by playing fast, playing hard and blocking low and they did it tonight.”
Jordan Hamilton scored two touchdowns and was the leading ground gainer for the Eagles. Hamilton ran for 172 yards on 19 carries. Kyle Mathewson finished with 24 attempts for 166 yards. Bryce Shively added 53 yards on ten carries, two of which were touchdowns.
Angola threatened early as they took the opening drive deep into Eagle territory. An eleven play drive that ended when Ron Adams caused Jackson Reed to fumble, the ball was recovered by Mathewson at the Eagles five yard line. ‘Busco’s offense stuttered on their first possession going three and out. Angola moved the ball again getting two first downs before punting the ball to the Eagles.
On the next series the Eagles began to rip off chunks of yardage, Mathewson for 20, Hamilton for 11 and then nine more, as the first quarter came to a close. Mathewson plowed down the field for 33 yards on four straight carries. Bryce Shively worked his way to the end zone on his first attempt on the night, a seven yard run. That put the Eagles up 6-0, following a missed two point conversion attempt.
Churubusco went right back to business, after stopping the Hornets. Marching down the field 82 yards in nine plays, the result, a five yard scamper by Hamilton for the touchdown. The two point conversion was good as Kyle Monk completed a pass to Jordan Turner and the scoreboard read Churubusco 14 Angola 0.
The Hornets scored on their next drive, on seven plays covering  58 yards. With 2:46 remaining in the half the Eagles were 78 yards from paydirt. Shively plunged into the end zone following a ten play drive, putting the Eagles up 20-6 at halftime.
In the third quarter the Eagles held the ball for 10:56 seconds, out of the 12 minute quarter. The Eagles scored quickly on a seven play drive to open the second half. Hamilton scored his second touchdown of the night and put Churubusco up 26-6. After the defense forced the Hornets to punt, after three plays, the Eagle offense went to work burning clock. A sixteen play drive that began on the Eagles’ 19 yard line and ended turning it over on downs.
“Our kids work hard all year long, and they listen to what they are told in the weight room,” stated Coach Etzler. “Then when they get on the football field, they take coaching good. Our players also have the attitude to make themselves better.”
The Eagles open a three game homestand beginning with West Noble this Friday night. Come on out and see Coach Etzler collect his 50th win in his career. Bowman Academy travels to Churubusco next Friday. Then the showdown with 2A number three ranked Fairfield October 9th. Come on out and cheer on your hometown Eagles. Lets fill those stands and show your support.

by Don Hiatt

buscosports@app-printing.com 

Churubusco kept its record perfect against Angola going 5-0 on the season and all-time against the Hornets. Yes, the class 1A Eagles have beaten the 4A Hornets, a school twice their size in all five games.

Tennis ~ Busco duo is still undefeated

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by Don Hiatt
buscosports@app-printing.com
Busco Duo Still Undefeated
The dynamic duo of Alex McDowell and Ryan Mey continue their quest for perfection. They improved to 7-0 this past week with wins over West Noble and Angola.
After dropping the first two sets against the Chargers on Wednesday McDowell and Mey got things together and won 12 straight sets enroute to a 6-2, 6-0 victory.
Angola proved to be a tougher opponent for the Churubusco doubles team. The Eagle teammates took the first match 6-2. The second match was a close one as McDowell and Mey came out on top 6-4, to push their record to 7-0 in NECC play.
As the season draws to a close their hopes for a Conference Championship and Sectional title are within their reach. “They have been crusing through the conference this season,” states Coach Ben Jagger. “They have really progressed through the year and seem to be peaking at the right time.”
The seniors have been in the spotlight for the Eagles this season, but the rest of the program has gotten better each and every match.
Jesse Lich has improved all year, and plays much better than his scores indicate.
Brandon Wormcastle is starting to show promise. For being a first year player, he has a decent understanding of the game.
Grant Stephan played a singles match for the first time last week. “You could tell that he wasn’t as comfortable as he is in his normal doubles spot,” explained Coach Jagger. “He has great coordination and can hit the ball very well.”
Andrew Biddle has been playing the number two singles position this season and has taken his lumps. “He is learning the fundamentals and has an excellent attitude,” added Coach Jagger.
The team has a busy week with three matches this week. They play at Adams Central on Tuesday, North Side on Wednesday and the final conference match against Central Noble on Thursday. Conference matches start on Friday and will finish up on Saturday.

by Don Hiatt

buscosports@app-printing.com

The dynamic duo of Alex McDowell and Ryan Mey continue their quest for perfection. They improved to 7-0 this past week with wins over West Noble and Angola.

Volleyball ~ Lady Eagles fourth at Elmhurst

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by Don Hiatt
buscosports@app-printing.com
Lady Eagles Fourth at Elmhurst
The Lady Eagles opened the week with a win over Lakeland Christian, taking three straight games 25-11, 25-16 and 25-12.
Saturday they played in the Elmhurst Invitational bringing home fourth place. Leo defeated Churubusco 25-10 and 25-15, but the Eagles fought back beating DeKalb in three sets 13-25, 25-22 and 15-14 and then defeating Manchester 18-25, 25-20 and 16-14 . The Lady Eagles advanced to the consolation game with host Elmhurst. The Trojans beat the Eagles 25-23 and 25-18.
The Lady Eagles host Whitko on Thursday and will defend their first place finish at the Harding Invitational on Saturday. Angola will travel to Churubusco next Tuesday for a conference matchup.

by Don Hiatt

buscosports@app-printing.com 

The Lady Eagles opened the week with a win over Lakeland Christian, taking three straight games 25-11, 25-16 and 25-12.

Eagles hitting on all cylinders

by Don Hiatt
buscosports@app-printing.com

Move to fourth in the State

Like a well-oiled machine the Churubusco Eagle football team keeps rolling over their opponents, improving its record to 4-0 this past Friday night, with an impressive 58-14 win over the visiting Eastside Blazers. With the Eagle ground game tearing through opponents’ defenses, they are averaging 394.5 yards a game. Coach Lee Etzler added another weapon the air attack. Churubusco’s quarterback Kyle Monk was a perfect four for four through the air, for 147 yards against Eastside last Friday night.

Tennis ~ Senior Night this Thursday

by Don Hiatt
buscosports@app-printing.com

The Churubusco tennis program will honor Seniors Alex McDowell and Ryan Mey, this Thursday before their match against Angola. McDowell and Mey remain undefeated as doubles partners.

Volleyball ~ Lady Eagles battle Conference foes

by Don Hiatt
buscosports@app-printing.com

The Lady Eagles volleyball team dropped a tough match against rival Central Noble. The Cougars took the first two games by scores of 25-22 and 25-21. The Lady Eagles clawed back and took the next two 25-22 and 25-18. Central Noble claimed the fifth and deciding match 15-7 for the win. Taylor Amber led the Lady Eagles in kills with 26, she also collected 17 digs, 3 assists and a serving ace. Alexis Bankson posted team leading numbers in assists with 36 and 18 digs. Hannah Dodson added 9 kills and 14 digs. 

Busco Cross Country

Cross Country started off with the high school team heading to Prairie Heights on September 1st.   Back again this year coaching the high school boys and girls is John Pelz.  John is making great progress with his team.  The girls are now 7-0 with winning the Blackhawk Christian Invite.  The boys are 2-5.