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February 11th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ The Wildcats are getting hot at the right time of the season.
That is the key, according to many coaches, to basketball success. Whitko‚Äôs boys team may be finding that fact, as the Wildcats won their third game in a row Saturday, which was also the third straight Three Rivers Conference victory.
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team beat Carroll by two points for the second time this season, winning 51-49.
The Eagles took on the Chargers in the holiday tournament Dec. 29, topping Carroll in a low-scoring, 45-43, game.
In Thursday‚Äôs official Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up, Carroll had a one-point lead with five seconds to go.
Sophomore Mason Coverstone ‚ÄĒ who hadn‚Äôt scored since the first quarter ‚ÄĒ lined up on the baseline.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys basketball team took another step of progress in a Northeast Corner Conference win Thursday.
The Eagles were able to build upon a lead and make it larger in their 62-48 defeat of Hamilton at home.
‚ÄėBusco now has a record of 2-17 on the year and is 2-6 in the conference. Hamilton drops to 5-13 and is 1-7 in the NECC.
‚ÄúWe played with the lead,‚ÄĚ Eagle head coach Michael McBride said. ‚ÄúNot only did we have the lead, but we extended the lead, which is something we have not had the opportunity to do a lot with our season the way it‚Äôs gone.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Senior night is the final home swimming meet of the season and a tune-up for the upcoming IHSAA Sectional.
It all came together for the Eagles Thursday night, providing the backdrop for a 117-42 win for Columbia City‚Äôs boys swim team over the visiting Wabash Apaches.
The Eagles took first in 10-of-11 events, sweeping the first three places in both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly race.
The Eagles will head into the Warsaw IHSAA Sectional next week.
‚ÄúI think the boys are ready,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City head coach Kristen Swonger.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ There are 11 wrestlers from Whitley County schools who are one day away from their ultimate goal.
It is semi-state weekend at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Saturday. Grapplers who managed a top-four finish at the regional meet last Saturday at Carroll earned a bid for the semi-state tournament. There will be a total of 16 wrestlers at the tournament hailing from four regionals the previous weekend. The other three regionals that feed into the Coliseum are the tournaments that were held at Goshen, Jay County and Peru.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team fell on the wrong side of a back-and-forth battle Wednesday at Snider.
The Lady Eagles faced Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll in the sectional opener, losing 65-57 in a closer game than the score depicts.
Until the final two minutes, for most of the game, neither team had a lead of more than five points.
There were 17 lead changes and seven ties, but foul trouble led to Columbia City‚Äôs demise, as the Lady Eagles had five players foul out in the last four minutes of play ‚ÄĒ when Carroll took the lead and didn‚Äôt give it back.
GAS CITY ‚ÄĒ The wait is over.
Whitko‚Äôs girls basketball team was in suspense, waiting find out who it would play in Friday‚Äôs sectional semifinal. The answer is in ‚ÄĒ Heritage.
The Lady Wildcats drew the bye in Class 3A, Sectional 23 at Mississinewa. That meant Whitko had to wait on the winner of Heritage and Bellmont, who played Tuesday. Heritage scored a 61-49 triumph.
These are the sports headlines in Thursday's issue:
County wrestlers one meet away from state
Murphy signs with Miami of Ohio
Whitko to take on Heritage
Lady Eagles suffer loss to Carroll in first round of sectional, 65-57
Jared Murphy signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday at Columbia City High School. By signing, Murphy officially committed to play NCAA Division I football at Miami University in Ohio. The occasion took place on National Signing Day for Division I College Football.
Those seated, from the left, are Coach Randy Hudgins, Jared Murphy, and his parents, Jo and Chuck Murphy. Standing, from the left, are CCHS Athletic Director Geoff Penrod, Coach Chris Benedict, Ben Murphy, Adam Murphy, and Jim Pope.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team begins sectional play tonight at Snider. The Lady Eagles take on Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll. Churubusco and Whitko both play their first rounds on Friday.