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Col. City reaches 3-game losing streak

February 1, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Despite Columbia City Drew Benedict’s 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range, 15-1 Northrop beat the Eagles 70-56 Tuesday night in Fort Wayne.

Northrop’s stand-out brothers Brenton and Bryson Scott combined for 42 of the Bruins 70 points. Bryson shot 13-of-16 from the field and led the team with nine rebounds, putting on quite a show for Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter, who attended the game in attempt to recruit the Scott brothers.

Northrop jumped out to a 10-2 lead early in the game thanks to 11 points from Bryson Scott in the first quarter.

Wildcats top Carroll; Irwin approaching 2,000

February 1, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Both the Whitko Wildcats and Carroll Chargers came into their match-up Tuesday having lost eight games for the season; neither looking for its ninth. Whitko got its wish, sending Carroll back home with a 53-48 loss.

In the first quarter, Logan Irwin scored a basket early and later displayed his range by hitting a 3-pointer. The sharp shooter is just 12 points away from reaching 2,000 career points and is expected to hit the mark Friday.

Irwin, along with Trey Weber who also connected from 20 feet, accounted for eight of the team’s 10 first quarter points.

Irwin, Stoddard combine for 46 points; Whitko downs Wabash

January 30, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Without scoring a single field goal in the fourth quarter, senior Logan Irwin and junior Alex Stoddard combined for 46 points in Whitko’s 72-52 win over Wabash Friday.

Stoddard scored 10 of the Wildcats’ 21 first quarter points, while Wabash only tallied 11.

Whitko’s defense held the Apaches to 11 points again in the second period while Stoddard and Irwin combined for 14 of the ’Cats 18.

The Wildcats built on their 39-22 halftime lead in the third quarter with nine points from Irwin, four from Stoddard and four from Gabe Powell.

Lady Eagles pound New Haven, 55-34

January 30, 2012

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City’s girls basketball team began the 2011-12 season expected to finish at the bottom of the conference.

Lady Eagle Head Coach Amy Shearer had different plans for the team, making the team’s goal to prove the polls wrong.

“We were not going to finish last in the conference, that was a big goal for us after the polls came out,” Shearer said.

With Saturday’s 55-34 win over New Haven, Col. City finished the season 3-4 in the NHC, good for a fifth-place finish out of eight teams.

’Busco girls win in overtime

January 30, 2012

ALBION — The Churubusco Lady Eagle basketball team, fresh off a win over South Adams that broke an eight-game losing streak, traveled to Northeast Corner Conference foe Central Noble with the two-fold intent of extending their own winning streak and keeping the 0-17 Lady Cougars winless.

It took every minute of regulation and four minutes of overtime for ‘Busco to accomplish both feats in a come-from-behind 49-45 win.

Eagles lose to New Haven while sporting awareness jerseys

January 28, 2012



COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team was feeling a little extra blue after losing its second game in a row Friday night. The Eagles wore blue jerseys in support of prostate cancer awareness and auctioned them during the game, raising over $3,000.

Unfortunately, Columbia City (10-3) wasn’t as successful on the court, losing 69-63 to New Haven (9-2).

'Busco defeats conference foe Central Noble

January 28, 2012



CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco Eagle basketball came into Friday’s game looking to extend its winning record to 8-5, hosting Northeast Corner Conference rival Central Noble. ’Busco did so in a convincing fashion, downing the Cougars, 60-43.

In the first half, the game provided the typical feel of an intra-conference rivalry game, according to Churubusco Head Coach Michael McBride.

“It was a good battle, a good game; big rivalry, big crowds. (There was) a lot of excitement and intensity out there. It’s a great atmosphere for our kids and a great win for our kids tonight,” McBride said.

Churubusco honors seniors; Beats South Adams

January 27, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Lady Eagles basketball team honored its seniors in prime fashion Thursday night with a 49-23 win over South Adams.

Churubusco Head Coach Jamie Perlich said seniors Heather Monk, Haliegh Gross and Morgan Young have all made powerful contributions in their four years with the Lady Eagles.

Monk led ’Busco in scoring with 12 and Gross chipped in nine points of her own.

“It was nice to see the three seniors, on their special night, step up and play a great game,” Perlich said.

CC Park Dept. gears up for 2012 softball season

January 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s the end of January, but Keith Nickolson is ready for softball season.

“I’m dreaming of the sound of the crack of the bats and the smell of the dirt,” said Nickolson.

He and the other Columbia City Parks Department Girls Softball board are gearing up for 4,000 people to be at Morsches Park on opening day, May 5.
Though it may seem like a long way away, registration begins Feb. 1 and runs through March 17.

Maggard, Kreigers pummel Whitko

January 25, 2012

FORT WAYNE — Led by Head Coach Scott Kreiger and his father, Wayne Kreiger, former long-time Columbia City head coach as his assistant, Tuesday night’s match-up between Canterbury and Whitko was different than just the average game.

Wayne Kreiger spent 33 years as a CCHS Lady Eagle head coach – 33 years of experience against rival Whitko. Along with the Kreigers is freshman Darby Maggard, who transferred to Canterbury this season from Whitko.

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