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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.

Beezley Track champion

Tommy Beezley of Churubusco traveled to Gas City Friday night for the big purse of $2500 to win the Main…

Dalton Brenneke

Brenneke has outstanding season

Seven year old Dalton Brenneke finished up an outstanding rookie season, in go-karts, Friday, September 11,  at Baer Field Speedway. His second place finish in the feature secured his second place standing in the points championship. This season was an up and down one that brought two feature wins and five heat race wins. Dalton had only one DNF all season, which came in a heat race very early in the year due to mechanical failure. He learned some hard lessons, but also achieved great success this year. Dalton was the youngest participant in his class but he did not let that scare him. The young man that won the championship, Tommy Weible, is nine years old and has raced for three years.

Beezley wins at Gas City

cn  9-9-09 Beezley wins at Gas City At Gas City, Tommy Beezley won the rained out 20 lap Modified Main…

Jaron nico set the house on fire

Hamilton’s four TD’s lead Eagles

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by Don Hiatt
buscosports@app-printing.com
Hamilton’s four TD’s lead Eagles
Churubusco sixth in state
The Eagles are ranked sixth in the state in the Indiana Football Coaches Association poll released on Monday. This follows a 53-20 win over Prairie Heights. Churubusco came out throwing the ball after having no completions a week ago.
“It’s important for us to have more than one weapon on our offense,” explained Coach Lee Etzler. “We need to be able to have this combination to be a real good football team.”
The  ‘Busco offense kept the Panthers off guard as they scored on all six possessions in the first half. While the ‘Busco defense forced the Panther offense to six straight three and outs.
Jordan Hamilton had an outstanding evening against the Panthers. Hamilton collected four touchdowns on the evening, one through the air, and the other three on the ground.
Meanwhile Kyle Mathewson continued to terrorize Eagle opponents. Mathewson broke the 200 yard barrier for the first time this season, ending the game with 222 yards and one touchdown.  He now has 587 yards on 40 carries for the season.
Jordan Hamilton’s first score came on a 36 yard pass from Kyle Monk. Monk had 106 yards passing on the night, completing on five of twelve attempts. The Eagles continued to tear up the Panther defense, with several runs over ten yards on the drive. Hamilton would find the end zone from two yards out for his second score of the game.
Sophomore Josh LeFever returned a punt down the Panther sideline for 70 yards.
Hamilton again found the end zone in the second quarter, this time from 11 yards out. On the Eagles next position, Mathewson broke through the Panther defense for a 72 yard touchdown.
The ‘Busco defense gave up its first score of the season, a 20 yard pass play from Brennen North to Lance Feeney. The Eagle offense wasted little time on their next drive, just 30 seconds. Scoring on a 32 yard scamper by Hamilton, his fourth touchdown of the game.
A halftime lead of 41-6, gave the Eagles the opportunity to give underclassmen  varsity experience.
Backup quarterback Jordan Turner got the chance to get some snaps in as he led ‘Busco on a drive late in the third quarter. Sophomore Alex Zolman took over after Turner, and completed his first varsity pass. Stuart Hilsmier carried the ball eight times for 34 yards.
The Eagle defense again held their opponents to under 60 yards rushing for the third straight week.
Looking ahead to next week, Coach Etzler stated, “Eastside is more athletic and stronger than they have been in the past.”
Churubusco will host Eastside this Friday night at Homecoming.

Jaron nico set the house on fire

Jordan Nicodemus leads the way for Jordan Hamilton on one of his

our touchdowns on the night. Hamilton scored on a 36 yard pass

from Kyle Monk and touchdown runs of 32, 11 and one yard.        (CN PHOTO BY HIATT)

by Don Hiatt

buscosports@app-printing.com 

Churubusco sixth in state

The Eagles are ranked sixth in the state in the Indiana Football Coaches Association poll released on Monday. This follows a 53-20 win over Prairie Heights. Churubusco came out throwing the ball after having no completions a week ago.