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February 23rd, 2015
CHURUBUSCO â€” After suffering only the third loss of the season against Fairfield Friday night, the Churubusco (20-3) boys basketball team, feeling vengeful about the loss the night before, was ready to get back on a winning streak.
The Eagles missed out on setting the single-season school record for wins Friday night, but were determined to set it on Saturday night, as they played host to county rival the Whitko Wildcats (6-15), coming away with a 84-52 victory.
Three Columbia City wrestlers ended their seasons at the state finals Friday night in Indianapolis.
FAIRFIELD â€” For Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team, winning the NECC Conference tournament was nice. It was a first for the program.
Winning the outright conference championship wouldâ€™ve been even better for â€™Busco, which was 19-2 and 9-0 in the NECC going into Friday nightâ€™s game at Fairfield. The Falcons, with a record of 8-1 in conference after the Falcons lost to Angola Tuesday night, topped Churubusco 76-69 to tie for first in the NECC.
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.