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March 2nd, 2015
Indiana high school boys basketball sectionals begin Tuesday night. Columbia City is hosting its own sectional, facing Mississinewa at 6 p.m., and Whitko travels to West Noble to take on Wawasee at 6 p.m. Churubusco drew the bye and will play the winner of Adams Central and Woodlan in the semi-finals Friday night at Woodlan. Above, Mason Coverstone shoots a 3-pointer at Concordia Friday night in the Eaglesâ€™ final regular-season game.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School senior Macie Hinen signed a letter of intent to attend Bethel College in Mishawaka, where she will play basketball.
Hinen was a 1st-Team All-Northeast Hoosier Conference selection this year and was named the 21 Alive Player of the Week in December after hitting the winning basket in Columbia Cityâ€™s 58-57 win over Carroll.
FORT WAYNE â€” The Columbia City Eaglesâ€™ boysâ€™ basketball team wrapped up the regular season portion of its schedule, traveling to Concordia Lutheran for a contest with the Cadets that they hoped would establish some momentum heading into next weekâ€™s sectional action, but inconsistent play on both ends of the court cost the Eagles as they fell to the Cadets 52-46 Friday night.
â€śIn the end, all you can say is they got it done, and we didnâ€™t,â€ť said Eagle Head Coach Chris Benedict.
Caden Ferguson swims the butterfly for Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys swim team at South Side High Schoolâ€™s natatorium. Ferguson and the squad have competed in several events recently. Results were not available at press time but will be published in upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.
CHURUBUSCO â€” In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Josephâ€™s College â€śAthlete of the Week,â€ť 2014 Churubusco High School graduate Katie Monk was named Great Lakes Valley Conference â€śField Athlete of the Week.â€ť
Katie, a freshman at the University of Indianapolis, received the conference honor for her efforts in the shot put. Katie threw a season and career best 45-feet, 1/2-inch toss, taking fourth at the Hillsdale Wide Track Classic. The mark is currently best among the Great Lakes Valley Conference athletes and ranks among the top 25 on the NCAA qualifying list.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco High School senior Devin Peters signed a letter of intent to attend and play baseball for Kankakee Community College in Illinois.
Peters put up a .372 batting average in 2014 while playing in 29 games for the Eagles. Peters had an on-base percentage .426 and a slugging percentage of .442 with 15 runs batted in.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Crossroads League announced its menâ€™s basketball all-conference awards and three players with Whitley County ties were among those honored.
Whitko grad Zac Vandewater was named Crossroads League Defender of the Year.
Vandewater, who plays for Indiana Wesleyan averaged 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds while recording 43 steals during the regular season. Vandewater has helped the Wildcat defense hold opponents to 65.8 points per game. Vandewater helped the Wildcats to a 28-2 overall record, 16-2 mark in the league, and the Crossroads League Regular Season Championship.
FORT WAYNE â€” Cheer and dance teams, including members from Whitley County, picked up awards at the recent GLCC Speedway Challenge at Fort Wayneâ€™s Grand Wayne Center.
Midwest Xtremeâ€™s All Star Junior-2 Cheer Team, the Tsunamis, placed first, beating out nine other All-Star Cheer teams in their division. Members of the Tsunamis include Olivia Koontz of Larwill, and Katie Stoddard from Columbia City. Both are students at Indian Springs Middle School.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s seniors combined for 25 points in the Eaglesâ€™ win over Northridge for Saturdayâ€™s Senior Night.
A 19-point third quarter lifted the Eagles to a 60-44 win on their last regular-season home game.
CHURUBUSCO â€” After suffering only the third loss of the season against Fairfield Friday night, the Churubusco (20-3) boys basketball team, feeling vengeful about the loss the night before, was ready to get back on a winning streak.
The Eagles missed out on setting the single-season school record for wins Friday night, but were determined to set it on Saturday night, as they played host to county rival the Whitko Wildcats (6-15), coming away with a 84-52 victory.