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VICTORY: Trine tops Alma, Mich., 71-57

January 20, 2015

ALMA, Mich. — A strong close to the first half and quick second-half start blew open a close game and paced Trine to a 71-57 victory over Alma Saturday afternoon at Art Smith Arena.

The Thunder outscored the Scots 22-4 in a stretch of play spanning from the 4:07 mark of the first half to 15:04 remaining in the contest. That span of just over nine minutes of play turned a four-point Trine lead into a 46-24 advantage with 15:04 to play.

Big plays at game’s end propel Grace over Huntington

January 20, 2015

HUNTINGTON — Playing in a packed Platt Arena, big plays in the final seconds lifted Grace’s men’s basketball team to a 71-68 win at Huntington on Saturday.

With the win, the Lancers (15-5) moved into tie for second place in the Crossroads League standings with a 5-3 conference mark, while the Foresters, riding a four-game losing skid, dropped into a tie for eighth in the league standings with a 2-6 conference record while Saturday’s win moves the Lancers (15-5) into a four-way tie for second as they currently boast a 5-3 CL record.

INDIAN SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL: Tourney champs

January 20, 2015

Indian Springs Middle School’s seventh-grade basketball team won its own invitational Saturday at ISMS. Pictured is the squad with the trophy. Front row, from left: Jasmine Early and Klaire Tonkel. Second row: Gabby Fry, Carly Mabie, Mary Cotter and Grace Schrader. Third row: Brayden Lickey, Olivia Shearer and Delaney Stahl.

WRESTLING: Col. City takes Goshen Inv. title

January 19, 2015

GOSHEN — For nine years between 2000 and 2009, the Columbia City wrestling team ruled the Goshen Invitational, not only winning the tournament each year but also producing a record 296 points in 2004.

Saturday, the Eagles broke a three-year string by the host Goshen Redskins, scoring 245.5 points to take the team championship.

The host Redskins were second with 201 points, with the Whitko Wildcats placing third with 164 points. Rounding out the field were Fairfield (151.5), Bronson (136.5), Lakeland (119), Fort Wayne North Side (118), and Eastern (115.5).

COL. CITY OUTSCORES SPARTANS IN 3RD: Homestead holds on for win over Lady Eagles

January 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagles were handed their first loss at home Saturday night, as Homestead’s girls basketball team traveled to Columbia City and left with a 62-50 win.

Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said she was proud of her team’s effort, despite the loss.

PRO FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RECAP: In case you missed it, here are the big games

January 19, 2015

Sunday 1/18/15
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22

CONFERENCE TOURNEY CHAMPS: Churubusco wins first boys tournament title

January 19, 2015

LAGRANGE — Churubusco’s boys basketball team did something Saturday night that no other basketball team in the history of the school has done — won a conference tourney championship.

The Eagles defeated the Fairfield Falcons in the championship game, 63-59. From the beginning of the game, it was apparent that it would be a fast-paced battle.

GAMES EVERYWHERE: Busy Friday, Saturday for local teams

January 16, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Teams from all three Whitley County high schools will have full schedules this weekend.
Columbia City boys basketball squares off against conference-leading Homestead and its Division I recruit Caleb Swanigan at the Spartans’ gym tonight.

The Lady Eagles will play host to the Lady Spartans on Saturday night at 6 p.m. The Columbia City wrestlers will travel to the Goshen Invitational on Saturday with wrestling beginning at 9 a.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: ISMS boys split at Bellmont

January 16, 2015

DECATUR — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys basketball teams traveled to Bellmont Tuesday night, taking one win and one loss.

The 7th grade Eagles boys basketball team returned to action after the holiday break with a convincing 54-12 win in Decatur.

WHITKO LOSS: Norwell downs Lady ’Cats, 61-44

January 16, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Norwell sank nine three-pointers to send the Lady Wildcats to a 61-44 loss Thursday night at Whitko.

Three of those 3-pointers came in the opening minutes of the game and Norwell never cooled off.

As hot as Norwell was from the field, Whitko was just as cold. The Lady ’Cats hit three of their eight shots in the opening period and never recovered from the first-quarter deficit.

WABASH — Whitko’s girls basketball team picked up a Three Rivers Conference win over Northfield...
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OSSIAN — The last weekend of the wrestling regular season is reserved for conference tournaments....

 

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