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February 2nd, 2015
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team played its last-ever Northeast Hoosier Conference game Saturday night.
The Lady Eagles played host to New Haven and took a dominating, 55-17, win.
After this school year, the Northeast Hoosier Conference is disbanding.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Ten teams of high school wrestlers began the road to an individual state championship at Saturdayâ€™s IHSAA Carroll sectional competition.
With the top four wrestlers in each weight class advancing to regional competition, 19 Whitley County wrestlers will be moving on to next weekâ€™s Carroll Regional.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys basketball team fell to Wabash Friday night, 61-49.
Despite holding the lead in the first half, the Wildcats struggled through the third quarter, resulting in the loss.
Wabash had a 15-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Whitko came back to take a 32-29 advantage at the half.
ALBION â€” The Class 2A No. 7-ranked Churubusco Eagles boys basketball team took another step toward a regular-season conference title by running past the Central Noble Cougars 77-54 on Friday night.
The win puts the Eagles at 6-0 in the Northeast Corner Conference to lead the pack and 15-2 overall.
NEW HAVEN â€” It wasnâ€™t pretty, but unlike figure skating basketball teams donâ€™t get style points. The Columbia City Eagle boysâ€™ basketball squad survived an ugly game with Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, leaving the Bulldogsâ€™ Armstrong Arena with a 56-43 win.
â€śYou play 24 games in a season,â€ť said Eagle Head Coach Chris Benedict. â€śThey arenâ€™t all going to be pretty, but we found a way to win.â€ť
The Eagles used a strong second quarter and a 21-9 advantage at the free throw line to overcome a first quarter deficit on their way to the win.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team will be honoring its three seniors at Saturdayâ€™s game against New Haven at Columbia City at 7:30 p.m. Pictured are the seniors, from left: Macie Hinen, Baily Rentschler and Aubrey Wright.
NOTRE DAME â€” The Trine University women raced out to an early lead and never looked back in a 70-58 victory over St. Maryâ€™s in Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Association-action Wednesday night at Angela Athletic Facility.
The Thunder came out firing on all cylinders to take a 12-0 lead, and never trailed in the contest. The win was Trineâ€™s first regular-season MIAA win ever at St. Maryâ€™s.
Columbia City senior Tristin Anglin works to turn Norwellâ€™s Chandler Schoeff at the Northeast Hoosier Conference tournament. Wrestlers from Whitko and Churubusco will join Anglin and his Columbia City teammates at the IHSAA Carroll Sectional on Saturday. The opening round begins at 8 a.m.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams are headed to the conference title games on Monday after winning in the semi-finals Wednesday night.
The seventh-grade Lady Eagles traveled to Carroll Middle School to face Summit Middle School (Homestead).
The Lady Eagles took an 18-7 lead at halftime and finished with a 35-12 win. The seventh-grade squad improves to a perfect 15-0 record on the season and moves on to the championship game Monday at 5 p.m. at ISMS against Maple Creek.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys travel to New Haven Friday night to face a struggling Bulldogsâ€™ squad.
New Haven, which has been a dominant contender in recent years, is 4-9 and 2-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, with losses to Carroll and Norwell and wins over Bellmont and DeKalb.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls take a shot at New Haven Saturday night at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-13 and 1-5 in the NHC.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls are 18-4 with only one loss at home, against Homestead (19-2).