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November 14th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A win is a win is a win. And wins early in the season are usually not works of art. And games between Whitley County rivals tend to be rough and tumble affairs.
The Columbia City Lady Eaglesâ€™ 37-34 home win over the Whitko Lady Wildcats Friday night fit the bill on all counts.
Columbia City Cross Country coaches Bob Fahl and Ashely Cearbaugh hosted the end-of-season awards ceremony last week, celebrating a very successful season with the boys team improving from last year and the girls team running all the way to semi-state and placing one team away from a trip to the state finals.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Defense can sometimes be contagious. When one player grabs a steal, swats a shot or takes a charge, the rest of the team can pick up on that and feed off of it. Then, when a whole team starts swarming, it can turn into a blowout in a hurry. The Garrett Lady Railroaders learned that lesson for the first time since 2001 against the Churubusco Lady Eagles Tuesday night.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” At the beginning of each new season, there are bugs to be worked out. The Whitko Lady Wildcat basketball team overcame early game offensive struggles to open the new season with a 48-27 home win over the visiting Central Noble Lady Cougars.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After struggling to get into an offensive rhythm in their opening game, the Lady Eagles were able to fall back on senior leader Aubrey Wright to carry the team to a 1-0 start on the season, beating West Noble, 39-36. Wright scored all but two of Columbia Cityâ€™s 24 second-half points, draining 10-of-13 free throws and shooting 6-of-13 from the field.
Girls basketball season tips off in Whitley County tonight, with all three local teams hosting games. Columbia City hosts West Noble, Whitko hosts Central Noble and Churubusco plays host to Garrett. See Wednesdayâ€™s Edition of The Post & Mail for results from the games.
Cleveland (6-3) 24 @
Cincinnati (5-3-1) 3
The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in
years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after
a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the
worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3
interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland,
this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since
Arizona (8-1) 31 vs
St. Louis (3-6) 14
Place Name Age Gender Time
1 Michael Lavallee 37 M 2:44:57.82
2 Justin Kowalski 29 M 2:52:01.21
3 Grant Stieglitz 29 M 2:54:14.12
4 Michael Fisher 44 M 2:55:55.33
5 Josh Maple 38 M 2:58:58.22
6 Elliott Stowe 42 M 2:59:27.45
7 Calum Johnson 35 M 3:00:34.38
8 Michael Johnson 24 M 3:02:13.45
9 Davon Geiger 20 M 3:02:36.04
10 Tim Schmitt 31 M 3:05:07.49
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The following are the results from the Veterans Marathonâ€™s 5K race, held in Columbia City Saturday morning. For more results, including the marathon and half-marathon, see upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.
Place Name City Age Gender Chip Time
1 Roman Jennings Fort Wayne IN 16 M 17:07.27
2 Alissa McKaig Fort Wayne IN 28 F 17:16.75
3 Luke Griner North Webster IN 14 M 18:47.01
4 Aj Cambron Fort Wayne IN 15 M 18:53.10
5 Bailie Brown Columbia City IN 14 F 20:25.89
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Friday nightâ€™s sectional title game was not the ending a large crowd of Columbia City football fans had braved the cold for.
First half turnovers and a Norwell offense that kept the Columbia City defense on the field for big chunks of the first half put the Eagles in a 21-point first-half hole that they were not able to climb out of, and Columbia City fell 35-7 to the Knights in the IHSAA Sectional 20 finals.