Archive - Sports Article
November 21st, 2012
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A very young Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad kicked off its 2012-13 season Tuesday night with one of only three home meets.
The Eagles hosted perennial Northeast Hoosier Conference powerhouse Bel-lmont.
Columbia City fell behind early, but ran off a string of three straight wins.
Despite the run, the Eagles still fell to the Braves by a 51-19 score.
Columbia City fielded a lineup that included five freshmen who saw their first high school varsity experience.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After nearly a complete turn-around of last week‚Äôs Columbia City girls basketball game ‚ÄĒ when the Lady Eagles had 38 turnovers and lost by more than 20 points to Snider ‚ÄĒ Columbia City came within two seconds of a win over Marion Saturday.
Despite Macie Hinen‚Äôs comeback ‚ÄĒ scoring twice in the final minute to take a three-point lead ‚ÄĒ Marion scored twice in the final four seconds to win, 43-40.
Emily Whiteleather led Columbia City in scoring and rebounds with a double-double, 10 points and 15 rebounds.
Columbia City High School freshman Brock Bunyan shot an eight-point buck near Wilson Lake in Columbia City. Submit your deer photos to The Post & Mail by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls basketball team faced its second Whitley County rival in two days Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats fell to the Columbia City Lady Eagles Friday, but defeated Churubusco‚Äôs Lady Eagles 28-23 Saturday in a breast cancer fundraising event.
Whitko is back in action Saturday at Southern Wells and Churubusco hosts Lakeland Christian Tuesday.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ While Churubusco‚Äôs football season seemingly ended the same as it did last year ‚ÄĒ a lopsided loss at Bishop Luers.
But Friday‚Äôs 21-0 score is hardly comparable to last season‚Äôs 34-7 loss to the Knights.
The Eagles held the score to a one-possession game for the first 39 minutes of play, had several threatening offensive drives and a defense that forced Luers to multiple 4th-and-longs. The Knights were scoreless for two quarters, only reaching the end zone in the final seven minutes.
Churubusco businesses are supporting the Eagles' football team, which is traveling to Bishop Luers tonight in an attempt to win a sectional title.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs football team is seeking revenge after a frustrating 34-7 loss last season in the sectional title game.
The Knights come into this year‚Äôs sectional final game with an uncharacteristic 7-4 record, after only posting two losses from 2010-11.
Luers has had a difficult season, with the hype around the firing of coach Matt Lindsay mid-season due to a scandal involving inappropriate video clips on his computer.
Since Lindsay left the field Sept. 13, the Knights have lost two games, including a forfeit to Wayne High School.
Columbia City‚Äôs golf team held its awards banquet Sunday. Winners include, from left: Jackie Leeuw, Lowest Average; Allison Yoder, Coaches Award; Jessica Klemm, Most Improved; Macenzie Lane, Mental Attitude Award and (not pictured) Sydney Ford, Most Valuable Player.
TERRE HAUTE ‚ÄĒ After a long and trying season for Columbia City stand-out runner Samantha Roush, the harrier made Indiana‚Äôs All-State team, placing 24th at Saturday‚Äôs state finals in Terre Haute.
A junior this year, this season was Roush‚Äôs third year at the state meet.
Last year, Roush came in seventh and she placed 16th as a freshman.
While she may not have placed as well as before, Roush spent much of the 2012 season sidelined due to an injury.
‚ÄúIt was the season that almost wasn‚Äôt,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said. ‚ÄúTwice.‚ÄĚ
Local football teams are prepping for the second round of sectional play this week. Columbia City is looking to break the cycle against Bishop Dwenger, which has beaten the Eagles in sectionals for the last six years in a row. Whitko faces the No. 1 team in Class 3A in the state, Jimtown, and Churubusco travels to 8-2 Elwood.