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February 22nd, 2013

4 players receive NHC honors

February 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team had four players honored by the Northeast Hoosier Conference this week.

The Lady Eagles were led by Emily Whiteleather, who earned 1st-Team All-NHC honors.

Whiteleather, a 6-foot-2 junior, averaged 10.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

She finished the season with 54-of-81 free throw shooting (66 percent) and led the Lady Eagles with 95 offensive rebounds.

Whiteleather ended the year with a team-high nine blocks and 50 percent field goal shooting.

ISMS grapplers handed first loss

February 22, 2013

DECATUR — Indian Springs Middle School’s wrestling team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday night at Bellmont. The Eagles lost to the undefeated Braves, 47-38.

Despited the loss, AJ Chapin got ISMS off to a good start with a victory by pin.

The win was followed up with another victory by Braden Baker.

The next ISMS wrestler to record a victory was Seth Rosen in the 132-pound class. Rosen won by pin.

In the 150-pound weight class, Jacob Morse was able to pin his opponent.

In the 175-pound class, Mydrae Brown won via forfeit.

February 21st

Boys Sectional Preview 2013

February 21, 2013

Check out the Boys Basketball Sectional Preview on line now at http://www.thepostandmail.com/content/boys-sectional-preview-2013

The entire preview can be found as a special insert in Friday's paper.

Read about your favorite school's team, whether it's Churubusco, Columbia City, or Whitko, as each prepares for the IHSAA sectional tournament.

Craig named All-TRC

February 21, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Three Rivers Conference has announced its All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-Conference teams.

Lady Wildcat Cagney Craig was the lone Whitko player to make the top 12 for 1st-Team All-TRC.

Craig averaged more than three steals per game.

Fellow senior Jordan Hall was one of four players awarded honorable mention.

ISMS wrestling wins 14th straight meet

February 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s wrestling team faced a competitive Maple Creek team for a conference showdown Wednesday night.

The match came down to the last wrestlers of the night. ISMS 7th grader Weston Ottinger was able to seal the win for Indian Springs with a pin to make the score 39-35.

“The win was a total team effort,” ISMS coach Brian Bills said.
Indian Springs improved its record to 14-0.

Jacob Wigent got the first victory with a major decision.

Dylan McClure and Drew Rethlake kept the winning streak going with victories by decision.

Indian Springs swim team soars

February 21, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Indian Springs Middle School recently swim in a tri-meet against Maple Creek and Memorial Park at South Side in Fort Wayne.

The Eagle team soared, winning the meet and breaking records.

One record-breaker was Matthew Webber with the 100-yard breaststroke — his time was 1:16:65.

Others that dropped times were Joshua Shawver, Arizona Bullard, Libby Dubinsky and Mykaela Crowell.

“This team works hard to do its very best, and the coaching staff is very proud of each and every one of them,” coach Pat Williams said.

February 20th

Whitko season full of surprises

February 20, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — It wasn’t derailed. Maybe just thrown off course slightly.

Whitko’s girls basketball team posted a record in 2012-13 of 7-14. When the season began though, it already felt like the Lady Wildcats were playing from behind.

Whitko was thrown a curve ball early in the season as it had to deal with injuries to a pair of key players. If that was not enough, the team was already staring down being without six seniors who graduated in 2012.

ISMS wrestling remains undefeated

February 20, 2013

AUBURN — Indian Springs Middle School’s wrestling team grappled against DeKalb Monday and is still without a loss.

The Eagles topped their Northeast Hoosier Middle School Conference foe DeKalb by a 61-22 score.

Winners for ISMS were: AJ Chapin, Braden Baker, Joe Willson, Jacob Wigent, Dylan McClure, Tate Homan, Hunter Reed, Matt Wright, Seth Rosen, Jake Whitehead, Jackson Wilcoxson and Weston Ottinger.

February 19th

IHSAA boys sectional pairings announced

February 19, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s High School Athletic Association held its sectional draw Sunday.

Whitko and Churubusco play in the opening rounds, which are slated for Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Columbia City is scheduled to play its first game Feb. 27.

Whitko’s sectional is being held at Norwell, and the Wildcats face Bellmont in the 7:30 p.m. game. Churubusco is traveling to South Adams to face Adams Central at 6 p.m.

Columbia City faces East Noble at Carroll at 6 p.m.

The Post & Mail will publish a Boys Sectional Preview tabloid, which is scheduled to be inserted this week.

Bill Schwarz in the stands at Col. City

February 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A legend in Columbia City’s boys basketball was present at the Eagles’ game against Northrop Saturday.

Bill Schwarz, a 1960 graduate and CCHS basketball’s all-time leading scorer, traveled to the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium from his home in Chicago for Columbia City’s senior night.

The Eagles’ senior night had special meaning, as two Columbia City players are the closest to Schwarz’s record that any hoopster has been since 1977.

 

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