Archive - Sports Article
February 20th, 2015
OSSIAN â€” The Indian Springs Middle School swim teams made the trip to last weekâ€™s Norwell Middle School Invitational well worth their while, as the girlsâ€™ squad came home with a first-place team finish and the boysâ€™ team took second.
The girls got a first-place individual finish from Lauren Liston in the 400-yard freestyle race. Liston added a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle race.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Capping the first 20-win season in over 15 years, the Columbia City Lady Eagles were rewarded with five spots on the final All-Northeast Hoosier Conference teams.
The NHC disbands at the end of this year, with Columbia City joining five other conference schools, Leo and Huntington North to form the Northeast 8 Conference.
Homestead, Columbia City and Norwell each placed five players on the list, with East Noble earning four selections, Carroll three, DeKalb two, and New Haven and Bellmont each getting a single selection.
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SOUTH BEND â€” The Columbia City High School boys bowling team rolled its way to a fifth-place finish at the Chippewa Bowl South Bend Semi-State, qualifying the Eagles for a trip to Saturdayâ€™s State Finals competition at Cooperâ€™s Sport Bowl in Anderson.
The Eagle boys rolled a combined total of 2,287 to take fifth place behind Lake Centralâ€™s 3,175, Angolaâ€™s 3,067, Highlandâ€™s 3,064 and Eastsideâ€™s 2,924. The Eagles and sixth-place Rochester tied with identical 2,287 scores with both teams advancing to the State Finals competition.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School senior Drake DeWitt signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play soccer for the Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne Mastodons.
DeWitt, a four-year starter for the Eagles, scored 20 goals his senior year and notched 36 scores during his four years as a starter for the Eagle varsity team.
DeWitt also recorded 14 career assists for the Eagles, including five during his senior season.
GARRETT â€” The IHSAA Class 2A 7th-ranked Churubusco boys basketball team traveled to Garrett to take on the Railroaders Tuesday night, pulling out a 65-60 win.
From the start of the game, the entire crowd knew it was going to see a show between two of the top players in the NECC â€” Churubusco senior Paul Forman and Garrett senior Justin McCoy.
Neither player disappointed in the first half. Forman led â€™Busco with 15 points in the first half but picked up his second foul early in the second quarter and didnâ€™t see action again for the rest of the first half.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For one Columbia City wrestler, Friday nightâ€™s opening round of the IHSAA State Finals will be a return trip; for the other two grapplers it will be a new experience; but for all three it will be the next step on the road to a possible individual state title.
All three have already stamped themselves as one of the top 16 wrestlers in the state in their weight classes. Friday nightâ€™s elimination round at Bankerâ€™s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis will cut that number in half.
MERRIAM â€” The Cornerstone Lady Warriors Basketball team will be taking a trip this March with the goal of bringing home a national title.
â€śItâ€™s not a perfect analogy, but this basketball program and ones like us all over the country are sort of like Christian Homeschool â€śAAUâ€ť teams,â€ť said Coach Adam Griner.
SYRACUSE â€” How do you win a sectional basketball title with three starters sitting on the bench with injuries?
To borrow a phrase from baseball, you swing for the fences and hope some hits clear the wall. The Whitko Lady Wildcats basketball team swung for the fences at the IHSAA Class 3A Wawasee Sectional against Tippecanoe Valley Monday night.
None of the Whitko shots cleared the wall though, and the Lady Vikings pulled away to win a sectional crown, 62-36.
College Basketball Round Up
Saturday February 14, 2015
(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77
South Carolina (12-12) 43
Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.
(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61
Wake Forest (12-14) 60