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February 7th, 2013

County wrestlers one meet away from state

February 7, 2013

FORT WAYNE — There are 11 wrestlers from Whitley County schools who are one day away from their ultimate goal.

It is semi-state weekend at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Saturday. Grapplers who managed a top-four finish at the regional meet last Saturday at Carroll earned a bid for the semi-state tournament. There will be a total of 16 wrestlers at the tournament hailing from four regionals the previous weekend. The other three regionals that feed into the Coliseum are the tournaments that were held at Goshen, Jay County and Peru.

JUST OUT OF REACH: Lady Eagles suffer loss to Carroll in first round of sectional, 65-57

February 7, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls basketball team fell on the wrong side of a back-and-forth battle Wednesday at Snider.

The Lady Eagles faced Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll in the sectional opener, losing 65-57 in a closer game than the score depicts.

Until the final two minutes, for most of the game, neither team had a lead of more than five points.

There were 17 lead changes and seven ties, but foul trouble led to Columbia City’s demise, as the Lady Eagles had five players foul out in the last four minutes of play — when Carroll took the lead and didn’t give it back.

Whitko to take on Heritage

February 7, 2013

GAS CITY — The wait is over.

Whitko’s girls basketball team was in suspense, waiting find out who it would play in Friday’s sectional semifinal. The answer is in — Heritage.

The Lady Wildcats drew the bye in Class 3A, Sectional 23 at Mississinewa. That meant Whitko had to wait on the winner of Heritage and Bellmont, who played Tuesday. Heritage scored a 61-49 triumph.

TODAY IN SPORTS

February 7, 2013

These are the sports headlines in Thursday's issue:

County wrestlers one meet away from state

Murphy signs with Miami of Ohio

Whitko to take on Heritage

Lady Eagles suffer loss to Carroll in first round of sectional, 65-57

IN THE HEADLINES

February 7, 2013

Here are the headlines in Thursday's issue:

80/20 considers expansion, 25 new jobs

Crooked Lake preserve adds land

4-H: From hobby to career

Man found guilty in Fort Wayne ambulance attack

February 6th

RIGHT TO VOTE: Ind. Senate approves Sen. Banks' proposal

February 6, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate approved a proposal authored by Ind. Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) to protect Hoosiers’ right to vote by secret ballot.

Senate Joint Resolution 2 would amend the Constitution of the State of Indiana to permanently protect the right to use secret ballots in elections, including union authorization elections. The Ind. Senate passed the resolution by a vote of 33-16, moving it to the Ind. House of Representatives for further consideration.

Jared Murphy signs with Miami of Ohio

February 6, 2013

Jared Murphy signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday at Columbia City High School. By signing, Murphy officially committed to play NCAA Division I football at Miami University in Ohio. The occasion took place on National Signing Day for Division I College Football.

Those seated, from the left, are Coach Randy Hudgins, Jared Murphy, and his parents, Jo and Chuck Murphy. Standing, from the left, are CCHS Athletic Director Geoff Penrod, Coach Chris Benedict, Ben Murphy, Adam Murphy, and Jim Pope.

Col. City begins sectional tonight

February 6, 2013

Columbia City’s girls basketball team begins sectional play tonight at Snider. The Lady Eagles take on Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll. Churubusco and Whitko both play their first rounds on Friday.

ISMS beats Carroll

February 6, 2013

HUNTERTOWN — Indian Springs Middle School’s wrestling team traveled to Carroll Middle School for a conference-rival match.

The Eagles of ISMS fought hard and beat the Chargers by a score of 44-33.

Victorious for the Eagles in the varsity lineup were: AJ Chapin, Braden Baker, Jacob Wigent, Hunter Reed, Matt Wright, Seth Rosen, Jacob Whitehead, Jacob Elkins, Jackson Wilcoxson and Weston Ottinger.

NO MAIL SATURDAY: Saturday mail delivery to stop in August

February 6, 2013

WASHINGTON — Saturday mail delivery will soon be suspended, according to the Postal Service.

Cutting back to a five-day delivery schedule is estimated to save the Postal Service $2 billion annually.

With online technology and the growing use of internet driven communication, the agency has been struggling financially.

The move accentuates one of the agency’s strong points ­— package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials said, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.

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