MIDDLEBURY ‚ÄĒ Col-umbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team finished its holiday tournament at Northridge Wednesday with a win over Andrean and a loss to Homestead.
The Lady Eagles started the day against the 0-12 Andrean 59ers, winning 61-15 over a young team.
‚ÄúThey had a lot of girls decide not to play at the last minute,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said. ‚ÄúThey‚Äôre playing a lot of young girls and they‚Äôre working hard.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Churubusco wrestling had a strong showing Friday, competing with 15 other teams at the John McKee Invitational held at Rochester High School.
Heading into the finals, Churubusco stood in second place with 175.5 points.
The meet consisted of 14 individual wrestler brackets based on weight class. In the 106 and 113-pound weight class, ‚ÄėBusco was forced to forfeit in both the championship and wrestleback brackets.
Eagle Chase Downing, who came in as the fourth seed in the 120-pound class, earned a victory by way of forfeit, moving on to the quarter-final round.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City boys and girls swim teams visited Norwell High School Tuesday and came away with mixed results.
The boys team remains unbeaten in dual meets, winning by a score of 96-81.
The girls fell to the Lady Knights, 97-83.
For the boys, Brandon Davis, Kyle Mertz, Devin Moore and Logan Woollweever finished less than four seconds behind the first came in 200-yard medley team at 2:01.18.
Another Eagle team took fourth. Nathan Koch, Carson Miller, Robert Owen and Jacob Weber combined for a time of 2:17.33.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Pilgrims defended their brand-new Class 3A No. 8 ranking in convincing fashion against Whitko Wednesday.
Fresh from earning its first slot in the AP polls in three seasons, Plymouth used a 24-9 second quarter to coast to a comfortable 69-44 win over the visiting Wildcats at The Rock.
After the Pilgrims‚Äô big second quarter, an 18-7 run by Whitko spanning 6:07 from midway through the third to the start of the fourth frame cut Plymouth‚Äôs lead to 13 at 50-37.
But the Wildcats never got any closer.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team suffered its fourth consecutive loss to Concordia.
The Lady Eagles‚Äô two-point lead at the end of the first quarter turned into a 17-point loss on their home court Wednesday night.
‚ÄúThat first quarter was the best first quarter we‚Äôve played,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said.
The Lady Cadets, who are ranked fourth in Class 3A by the Associated Press, outscored Columbia City 23-7 in the second quarter to take the lead ‚ÄĒ and never looked back.
SYRACUSE ‚ÄĒ Columbia City Head Basketball Coach Chris Benedict went into Tuesday night‚Äôs game at Wawasee without having lost a game there since 2004.
That didn‚Äôt change Tuesday, with the Eagles beating the Warriors 73-64 on their home court.
Last year Columbia City won two sectional games in Syracuse, the beginning of the team‚Äôs semi-state appearance.
The game was filled with double-digit lead changes and the biggest point spread came in the final minute, after six Eagle free throws; neither team was going down without a fight.
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ Chur-ubusco wrestling fans who made the trip to the Carroll Super Duals Wrestling meet saw a bit of everything, including some come-from-behind wins, last second losses, solid victories, good efforts against quality opponents and blow-out wins.
The Eagles, fresh off clinching the Northeast Corner Conference regular season title, compiled a 3-2 record on the day, beating Northrop, Garrett and Eastside, while falling narrowly to Elkhart Central, and the host Carroll Chargers.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A third-quarter East Noble spark caused a 43-40 loss for Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team.
‚ÄúWe beat them in every statistical category except scoring in the third quarter and free throw shooting,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said.
Columbia City shot 3-for-12 from the stripe while the Lady Knights were 18-for-28.
Columbia City had as much as a 15-4 lead halfway through the second quarter, until the Lady Knights rallied to more than double their points in less than one minute to make the score 15-10.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ After having as much as a 25-16 lead in the second quarter over Three Rivers Conference Foe Tippecanoe Valley, the Vikings rallied to win 59-40 in Friday night‚Äôs boys basketball game at Whitko.
Former Wildcat Coach and current Tippy Valley Head Coach Bill Patrick added to his countless number of wins on Whitko‚Äôs court.
Patrick was inducted into the Whitko Hall of Fame before the game.
Two of Tippy Valley‚Äôs top scorers, Tanner Andrews and Nick Kindig, kicked off the game with the opening four points, their first of 37, collectively.
KENDALVILLE ¬≠‚ÄĒ Columbia City boys basketball continued its winning ways Friday, traveling to East Noble High School and routed the Knights, 59-43.
Daniel Woll got started early, grabbing the first defensive rebound of the game after two missed East Noble shots.
He was rewarded with the ball on the other end and put in a shot for the first Eagle points.
After three consecutive missed shots by the Knights, Woll stopped the fourth attempt himself, recording a block.
Derek Hinen and Drew Benedict also began contributing from the onset.