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November 21st, 2013
WHITLEY COUNTYâ€” Several important basketball contests loom for Whitley Countyâ€™s teams entering the second weekend of the 2013-14 season.
Columbia City is 2-0, and is taking its perfect record on the road Saturday to play Marion.
The Lady Giants are currently 1-2, having most recently played, and lost, to Class 1A-defending state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” High goals and big achievements are the legacy Gabrielle Hazen is leaving behind as a Columbia City volleyball player.
And big goals are what she still has as she prepares to step onto the court as a Northwestern Wildcat.
Hazen officially signed with the university Friday in a ceremony at Columbia City High School.
When she officially dons the Wildcat purple, it will be a fulfilment of one goal.
â€śI realized a few years ago I could play in the Big Ten,â€ť Hazen said.
OSSIAN â€” The Columbia City Lady Eagle swim team made a strong season opening appearance at the Norwell Invitational.
The Lady Eagles posted several good times while taking an early lead in the team scoring, before being edged by Bishop Dwenger by only five points for the team title, 267-262.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Four members of Columbia Cityâ€™s football team were named to the Northeast Hoosier Conference all-conference team for the 2013 season.
Senior Wayne Smith led the Eagles by being tapped as Columbia Cityâ€™s lone first-team member. Smith also played on offense for Columbia City at wide receiver.
Junior Drew Cummings was named honorable mention at center for Columbia City.
On the defensive side of the ball, Dakota Goldwood was an honorable mention choice at defensive end.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch made the difference in Whitkoâ€™s win against Churubusco Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats won the Whitley County rivalry game by a final of 56-52.
Churubusco had a six-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Consecutive steals and baskets from Whitko freshmen Brianna Cumberland and Aly Reiff cut the Lady Eagle lead to just one.
From that point, Whitko got to the line often enough to close the gap. The free-throw shooting was not perfect, but Cumberland knocked down four in a row to seal the win in the gameâ€™s final minute.
Columbia City High School had four female athletes sign to play college at Division I schools Friday.
Pictured, from left: Andrea Richter, swimming, Ball State; Kalisha Goree, volleyball, Ohio State; Gabrielle Hazen, volleyball, Northwestern and Samantha Roush, cross country and track, Indiana University.
See The Post & Mail next week for feature stories on each athlete.
Pictured are award winners for the 2013 Columbia City girls cross country team.
Award winners (below) are, front row, from left: Natalia Johnson, Coaches Award; Shelby Allison, Most Consistent and Samina Qureshi, Coaches Award. Top row, from left, Brooke Werstler, Mental Attitude, Samantha Roush, MVP and Erin Knepple, Most Improved.
Pictured are award winners for the 2013 Columbia City boys cross country team.
Award winners are, front row, from left: Tim Hearld, Coaches Award; Gage Emrick, Most Improved and Evan Sauers, Most Consistent. Back row: Evan Harney, MVP; Dallas Peotrowski, Mental Attitude and Seth Kissinger, Rookie Award.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Ten members of the Churubusco football team that posted an 8-3 record this past year were named to the all-conference team of the Northeast Corner Conference (NECC).
There were four members named to the offense. Cody Conwell was named at the running back position. He ran for 1,346 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.
Corey Sarrazin was named at the tight end position. He caught 10 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. He was â€™Buscoâ€™s leading receiver.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Basketball season is just beginning for high school girls around the state of Indiana this week.
Despite it being so early in the season, the battle for Whitley County supremacy will be waged this weekend.
Whitko will host Columbia City Friday night at 8 p.m. The Lady Wildcats will then turn around and travel to the other Whitley County high school â€” Churubusco, for a game Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
The contests will somewhat determine the best team in the county, but not completely, as Columbia City does not play â€™Busco this year.