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February 16th, 2015
FORT WAYNE â€” Eight Whitley County wrestlers took the next step along the path to an IHSAA individual state championship at Saturdayâ€™s semi-state, with three Columbia City wrestlers advancing to next weekendâ€™s State Finals competition at Bankerâ€™s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team played host to the 4-13 Hamilton Marines Thursday night. The Class 2A 7th-ranked, 16-2 Eagles downed the visitors 71-36 in the Northeast Corner Conference match-up.
The boys varsity teams took the court with â€™Busco jumping out to a quick 20-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. Senior Paul Forman led Churubusco with nine points in the quarter, including a dunk at the 3:13 mark.
By the end of the first half, â€™Busco had built a 38-18 lead by forcing Hamilton into 16 first half turnovers.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Fans traveling to Carroll Thursday night for the Columbia City boysâ€™ basketball teamâ€™s final Northeast Hoosier Conference contest saw a game that was no-contest, as the host Chargers used an in-your-face defense and lights-out shooting to pound the visiting Eagles, 61-26.
The Chargers put the game on ice in the first quarter, forcing five Columbia City turnovers and connecting on 9-of-10 shots from the field, including five shots from behind the arc to put the Eagles in a 23-3 first quarter hole.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Eight Whitley County wrestlers will take the next step on the road to a possible IHSAA State Championship on Saturday when they compete in the Fort Wayne Semi-State at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
The top four finishers in each weight class will advance to the Feb. 21 State Finals to be held at Bankerâ€™s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Six wrestlers from Columbia City and two from Churubusco will be seeking Semi-State titles.
SYRACUSE â€” Sporting one of the winningest teams in recent history, the Whitko Lady Wildcats started down the road to an IHSAA Sectional basketball title on Wednesday night when they opened play at the Wawasee Class 3A Sectional.
The Lady Wildcats blew open a close game with a strong third quarter to down the West Noble Lady Chargers, 56-39.
Points were hard to come by for either team in the first quarter, as the Lady Chargers took a one-point, 4-3 lead into the second quarter.
OSSIAN â€”â€ťThatâ€™s why we have a halftime,â€ť said Columbia City Head Girlsâ€™ Basketball Coach Amy Shearer after the Lady Eaglesâ€™ 61-46 opening-round sectional win over the Heritage Lady Patriots Tuesday night.
Down three and shooting only 21 percent from the field at halftime, the Lady Eaglesâ€™ locker room adjustments unleashed a third quarter offensive and defensive barrage on the Heritage Lady Patriots, turning a three-point halftime deficit into a 14-point lead going into the fourth quarter.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team defeated Heritage in the opening round of sectional play on Tuesday. The Lady Eagles will move on to face Mississinewa in the semi-finals on Friday night. See Page A12 for more coverage of the game. Above, Macie Hinen drives to the basket.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s girls basketball teams are preparing for sectional play this week.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls travel to Norwell to face Heritage in the opening round tonight at 7:30 p.m.
WARSAW â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls swim team traveled to Warsaw Saturday for IHSAA sectionals.
Rylee Hackworth is headed to the state finals in the 100-yard backstroke after placing first in the event at Warsaw.
Overall, the Lady Eagles placed seventh out of 12 teams. Culver Academies won the sectional title, followed by Rochester and Warsaw.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys basketball team split a pair of weekend games, winning a conference game on Friday and falling to Farifield Saturday.
The Wildcats beat North Miami 62-58 on the road on Friday, taking their second Three Rivers Conference win of the season.
The Wildcats were led by Nate Walpole with 28 points, and Devon Adkins and River West with 12 points apiece.