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March 23rd, 2015
Big Dance Round Up and Look Ahead
Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game. Now we are going to go region by region to see what happened and what we can look forward to seeing next weekend.
Columbia City senior Macie Hinen makes a pass in the All-Star Clash at the University of St. Francis on Saturday. Several Whitley County players showed off their talent in the event, which was hosted by Scouting Indiana. See Page A10 for more coverage.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s swim team presented the following awards at its annual banquet: Carson Miller, Leadership and Most Improved Award; Kellie Frei, Most Improved Award; Maggie Vandersaul, Coaches Award; Rhea Young, Mental Attitude Award; Rylee Hackworth, High Point Award; Matthew Webber, High Point Award; Jon Fix, Coaches Award; Cassie Bosselman, Leadership Award; and Dayne Trump, Mental Attitude Award.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ track teams traveled to East Noble Thursday evening for a chilly start to the outdoor track and field season. The Eagle boys came away with a win in the triangular meet that featured Churubusco, East Noble and Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. The Eagle boys scored 86 points to outdistance East Nobleâ€™s 60, with Bishop Luers coming in third at 20 points.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team is bidding farewell to its seniors after the Eaglesâ€™ loss in the regional semifinal game to NorthWood on Saturday afternoon. Pictured with the CCHS senior cheerleaders in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium, front row, from left: Maura Garza, Cecelia Rentschler and Lauren Barnes. Second row: Andrew Graves, Jake Pettigrew, Kelsey Barker, Megan Gawthrop, Mason Coverstone and Justin Bachelder. Flyer: Courtney Davis. Spotter in the back (not seen): Abby Gottfried.
The CCHS 2014-15 basketball season cheerleader banquet was held Sunday. Varsity award winners were (front, from left) Senior captains Courtney Davis and Cecelia Rentschler, both earning Leadership Awards. Back: Cora Saggars, Most Outstanding Cheerleader; Abby Gottfried, Most Valuable Cheerleader; and Dakota Studebaker, Positive Attitude.
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FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys and girls track teams competed at the Bulldog Invite indoor track meet, hosted by New Haven High School, Saturday at IPFWâ€™s Gates Athletic Center.
The Eagles competed in the open division consisting of 12 other teams.
HARTFORD CITY â€” In a closely played game between two high-caliber, patient teams, every possession counts.
In Saturdayâ€™s IHSAA Blackford Regional semifinal, turnovers in the middle two quarters limited the Columbia City Eaglesâ€™ offensive opportunities and allowed the NorthWood Panthers to rally in the fourth quarter to down the Eagles 39-33, ending Columbia Cityâ€™s season at 19-8.