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January 8th, 2015
KENDALLVILLE ‚ÄĒ The number of bouts won was close ‚ÄĒ 8 to 6. But when the Columbia City wrestlers won bouts, they won big, and when they lost bouts, they lost small. That proved to be the difference as The Eagles downed the East Noble Knights 40-29 in Northeast Hoosier Conference competition, Wednesday night.
Columbia City‚Äôs Cross Dietrich started things off right for the Eagles at 152 pounds. The Columbia City junior scored a third period takedown to push his win into a 14-6 major decision, giving the Eagles a 4-0 lead to start the match.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ In Churubusco‚Äôs boys basketball team‚Äôs first game back from break, the Eagles hosted and defeated Woodlan in a lopsided contest, 73-42.
‚ÄúI thought tonight was a game we needed to create a fast pace,‚ÄĚ said ‚ÄôBusco Head Coach Michael McBride. ‚ÄúWe were much more consistent tonight.‚ÄĚ
The first quarter was not unlike others the Eagles have played this year. The team went through spurts where it looked like they might pull away quickly. But the Warriors stayed close and hung around and the Eagles were only up three points after the first eight minutes.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia CIty‚Äôs boys basketball team improved to 8-3 Wednesday night, thanks to a stellar performance by junior Brachen Hazen.
Hazen scored 29 points and collected 14 rebounds in the Eagles‚Äô 62-50 victory over Garrett.
Hazen and senior Mason Coverstone began the first quarter to combine for 12 of the Eagles‚Äô 16 points.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ A few short days after their fifth place finish at the IHSWCA Team State Tournament, the Churubusco Eagle wrestlers played host to Northeast Corner Conference foe, the Fairfield Falcons. The Eagles got wins when they needed them and pins from the wrestlers that they expected to do well in downing a tough Falcon squad 42-36 Tuesday night.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ There are five goals written on the locker room door for the Whitko Lady Wildcats. In the first half against Fairfield Tuesday night goal number 3, ‚ÄúCreate Energy,‚ÄĚ was missing. Whitko picked up it‚Äôs energy after half time and in doing so picked up a win.
The Lady Wildcats smothered Fairfield defensively in the second half and pulled away late for a 39-30 win. The first half was a struggle for Whitko in nearly every facet of the game.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ In the first year of the return of the Whitley County Lady Eagle contest, Columbia City‚Äôs girls took a decisive, 65-26, win over their Churubusco counterparts.
Tuesday night marked the first time in more than 15 years the Lady Eagles matched up.
Pro Football Playoff Previews and Predictions
This coming weekend's matchups:
Dallas @ Green Bay
What to watch for:
Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bay‚Äôs hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bay‚Äôs offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.
Churubusco‚Äôs wrestling team competed in the Indiana Team State Finals Saturday at Ball State University and placed fifth. Pictured, front row, from left: Coach Eric Harmon, J.T. Kilgore, Jacob Kreiger, Cody Thomas, Dakota Keefe, Chase Downing, Jakob Speith, Tristin Stocksdale, Austin Lehman, Breanna Bidwell, Grant Sturgis and Alyssa Rice.
Pro Football Playoff Round Up
Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs
Arizona (11-6) 16
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ After scoring 47 points through the first 31 minutes of play, the HU men‚Äôs basketball team exploded for 38 points in the final nine minutes to rally back from a 14-point deficit and claim an 85-80 win over Taylor University Saturday afternoon at Platt Arena.
HU put points on the board on 19 of their final 20 possessions to mount the impressive comeback. Several Foresters came up big but none bigger than Columbia City‚Äôs Derek Hinen who scored 13 points and handed out five assists during that stretch pulling the Foresters within three with just under five minutes remaining.