Churubusco sports briefs

Joey Emenhiser swoops in to tackle a Garrett ball carrier.

Sam Wood sprints downfield with the ball.

Quarterback Tom Richards scrambles and heads out of bounds to avoid getting hit.

Joey Emenhiser and Brendon Hilkey celebrate a Churubusco touchdown at Garrett High School Friday evening.

Reese Wicker runs toward the Garrett quarterback before sacking him.

Gage Kelly catches and touches a foot in the end zone for a touchdown.

The Churubusco student section cheers for the Eagles at Garrett.

The Churubusco volleyball team huddles before the Eastside match. Justin Hunter


Churubusco 3,

Eastside 0

CHURUBUSCO – The Churubusco volleyball team defeated Eastside 3-1 (25-23, 25-16, 25-15) Thursday night.

Eastside was able to be competitive in the first set, but Churubusco took their momentum and took care of business the rest of the way. The Lady Eagles were able to capitalize, despite a handful of players on the bench with an injury.

Churubusco’s Rachel Jacquay was on the bench without a boot. She is expected to play this Wednesday.

Cora Pence led the Lady Eagles with 23 assists. Mallory Sphar led with 12 digs. Bekah Huelsenbeck had nine kills. Ashlie Martz led with four aces. Sphar, Brooke Nondorf and Ashlie Martz all had two blocks a piece.

“We haven’t been a good serving team, it’s what we’ve been working in practice,” said Churubusco head coach Caitlin Starkey. We seemed to get them in today, so I’m happy with how we played today.”

Columbia City 3, Churubusco 1

CHURUBUSCO – The Churubusco volleyball team was downed by Columbia City 3-1 (26-24, 19-25, 16-25, 9-25) last week.

Churubusco won narrowly in the first set, but could not build off its momentum. It was the first match up against Columbia City since head coach Caitlin Starkey left Columbia City to coach Churubusco.

Garrett Invitational

GARRETT – The Churubusco volleyball ended their week by playing four games at the Garrett Invitational Saturday. The Lady Eagles went 1-3 for the day.

Churubusco first played Eastside and lost 3-0 (25-12, 15-25, 12-15.) The Lady Eagles then lost to Blackhawk Christian 2-0 (25-16, 27-26.) Churubusco also dropped its third game to Whitko in three sets.

Churubusco ended on a high note by beating Hamilton 2-0 (25-15, 25-11.) Cora Pence and Melanie Geiger led the Lady Eagles with three aces apiece in the win. Bekah Huelsenbeck led with four kills. Pense also led with five digs.


Marion Invitational

MARION – The Churubusco boys track team ran at the Marion Invitational Saturday morning and placed fourth out of 23 small schools in Marion.

Churubusco’s sophomore Sam Keily placed sixth out of 167 runners with a time of 16:49. Freshman Levi Skinner placed in 21st with a time of 17:59. Freshman Eli Lantz finished in 37th, freshman Bryce Kolvoord in 55th, junior Bradlee Kolvoord in 69th, junior Shawn Prater in 70th, senior Ben Geise in 101st, sophomore Cody Graft in 132nd and freshman Kyle Brandt placed in 144nd place.


Churubusco 2,

Central Noble 2

ALBION – The Churubusco boys tennis team tied Central Noble 2-2 last week.

No. 1 singles player Andy Bowyer was defeated 6-3, 6-0. No. 2 singles player Andrew Boggess took down his opponent 6-0, 6-2. No. 3 singles players Mason Goniwicha also won his match 6-1, 6-3. Krider and Tyler Miller were competitive in the No. 1 double match but fell 6-7, 2-6. The teams did not have enough players to post a No. 2 double match.

Westview 5, Churubusco

CHURUBUSO – The Churubusco boys tennis team fell to Westview 5-0 Friday afternoon.

No. 1 singles player Grim lost 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 singles player Andy Bowyer was taken down by his opponent 6-0, 6-2.Churubuso did not have No. 3 singles player and lost by forfeit.

Boggess and Goniwicha fell 6-1, 6-2. Krider and Miller lost their No. 2 doubles match 6-0, 6-2.

Compiled by Justin Hunter

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