Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Less than a week after receiving their first votes in the Associated Press poll, Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team lost its first game of the season Friday.
Their opponent was no slouch. The Munster Mustangs are 8-0 and ranked No. 5 in the state by the AP. Columbia City played a tight first half with the Mustangs before falling 66-54.
The Eagles took 4-0 and 7-2 leads early in the first quarter with buckets by Daniel Woll and Derek Hinen, holding Munster to two field goals in the first four minutes.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team competed in the first day of the Northridge Holiday Tournament Thursday.
The Lady Eagles dropped both games, falling to 59-54 to Andrean in the opening game and 58-44 to Portage in the afternoon session.
Pictured, Macie Hinen drives in a game earlier this season.
Basketball tournaments begin tomorrow, as Columbia City and Churubusco‚Äôs boys are slated to play two games at CCHS Friday, before finishing the tournament at Carroll High School Saturday.
Above, Columbia City‚Äôs Jon Simmons looks for an open teammate.
Churubusco‚Äôs wrestling team competed in the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association‚Äôs team wrestling state finals on Saturday.
The Eagles made it to the final round, falling to Adams Central by a 46-23 score. Individual results were not available at press time.
Above, Shane Shroyer scores a win in the championship round as his teammates cheer in the background.
Churubusco's wrestling team is competing in the Indiana State Wrestling Coaches Association's Team State Finals on Saturday. The event was formed because the IHSAA got rid of the team finals tournament this season.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ The Whitko boys basketball team lost to Plymouth on Wednesday at home.
The Wildcats fell by a final margin of 62-36. The loss drops Whitko to 1-7 on the season. Plymouth is now 6-1.
Whitko will play at the North Miami Tournament on Dec. 28-29.
After that, the conference slate picks up again for the Wildcats. The team will play Three Rivers Conference opponents in six of its first seven games of January.
The Wildcats currently stand at 0-1 in conference play, having dropped the inaugural league game on Dec. 14 against Tippecanoe Valley.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team went from hockey-like, physical play on Friday against East Noble to the run-and-gun tempo of Wawasee on Tuesday.
Despite being caught off guard early in the contest and facing a 14-point deficit, the Eagles pulled out an 89-66 win over the Warriors.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud of the way our guys stuck with it,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict. ‚ÄúThey did a really good job of keeping their composure.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City fans saw what looked more like a hockey match than a boys basketball game Friday night.
The Eagles hosted East Noble in the Northeast Hoosier Conference opener ‚ÄĒ in a game with two technical fouls and two Columbia City players who took a trip to the trainer‚Äôs office with injuries.
Despite the rough-housing, the Eagles came out with their sixth victory, by a 76-35 score ‚ÄĒ improving to 6-0.
The physical play began late in the first quarter, when Columbia City had a 20-12 lead.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ The Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled north Thursday night to face the West Noble Lady Chargers in a non-conference basketball matchup. A furious fourth quarter rally by the Lady Wildcats put the Lady Wildcats in a position to win, but the loss of two important players and game-long free throw woes sent the Lady ‚ÄėCats down to a 53-51 overtime loss to the Lady Chargers.
DELAND ‚ÄĒ Former Whitko basketball stand-out and freshman point guard at Stetson University Logan Irwin has left the Division I school and plans to transfer closer to home.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre obviously disappointed. We had high hopes for Logan,‚Äô‚Äô Head Coach Casey Alexander told the Daytona News Journal. ‚ÄúHe was brought here to be part of the solution to get our program headed in the right direction. For him to decide to leave so quickly puts us in a bind, but we understand he‚Äôs a long way from home.