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Churubusco wrestling defeats Eastside Tuesday

December 8, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco wrestling beat Eastside Tuesday night, 54-27.
Coming off Saturday’s win at the Northeast Corner Conference duals and Columbia City on Tuesday, the Eagles were eager to continue their win streak.
“They were ready for every match we had,” Churubusco Head Coach Sam Riesen said. “They showed a lot of heart and they fought all night.”
The Eagles won four matches by forfeit; Jacob Ferry, Clint Bechtold, Sam Siddons and Jason Nicodemus.

Col. City swim blows North Side out of the water

December 7, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s swim team beat North Side decisively Tuesday night in Fort Wayne.
The boys team won 131-44 and the girls defeated the Lady Redskins 119-56.
Columbia City placed first in all 24 events.
Head Coach Kristen Swonger was pleased with the swimmers’ finishes.
“The kids did pretty well,” Swonger said. “Some of them showed a lot of improvement tonight, causing shifts to the relay teams for the next meet.”

Col. City wins close game over ’Busco

December 7, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Despite rallying to get the score within five in the last four minutes, Churubusco lost to Columbia City Tuesday night, 52-43.
Whitley County’s Eagles gave the fans their money’s worth, with Churubusco cutting a 25-17 deficit into a three-point game in the third quarter.
The Eagles traded baskets in the first two minutes of the game, until Columbia City’s Brandon Gay knocked down a three to give the home team a 5-4 advantage.
Churubusco’s game plan was to alter the pace of Columbia City’s quick tempo.

Whitko girls victorious at North Miami, 64-29

December 5, 2011

DENVER — Whitko’s girls basketball team won its Three Rivers Conference opener at North Miami Saturday night, 64-29.
After a rough patch in their schedule (Elkhart Memorial, Northrop and Warsaw), the Lady Wildcats opened conference play with a decisive win.
“We knew going in this was going to be a big game for us to see where we were mentally after playing those tough teams,” Whitko Head Coach Brandon Bradley said.

Lady Eagles win in overtime

December 5, 2011

FORT WAYNE — After keeping Carroll from taking the lead throughout the entire regulation, the Columbia City Lady Eagles found themselves playing in overtime Saturday night in the Northeast Hoosier Conference opener.
The Lady Chargers hit a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left on the clock to tie the game at 37 and force an extra four minutes of play.
The Lady Eagles held on to win the game, 41-38, off free throws by Sarah Opliger and Sidney Bunyan.
Bunyan led the team in scoring with nine points and also chipped in a block, steal and assist.

Columbia City boys basketball beats Northfield

December 3, 2011

DENVER — Had it not been for a second quarter momentum shift, the outcome of Columbia City’s boys basketball game at Northfield may have been different.
The Eagles came off a 13-6 first-quarter deficit to out-score the Norsemen 26-2 in the second quarter and win 66-43.
“We allowed them to play in their comfort zone in the first quarter,” Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said. “In the second quarter we started to pressure them with a full court press.”

'Busco falls to Warriors

December 3, 2011

TOPEKA — Churubusco Head Coach Mike McBride said the Eagle schedule to start the season is a difficult one.
It didn’t get any easier Friday when ‘Busco traveled to Westview High School and lost to the Warriors, 47-31.
Westview player Brant Yoder, who had 17 points in the game, hit a two-pointer with just under two minutes left and ‘Busco went into the locker room trailing 19-11 at the half.
With 1:15 left to go in the third, LeFever fouled out of the game.
The Eagle deficit had grown even farther; the third period ended with the score 34-21 in favor of the Warriors.

Columbia City girls basketball falls to Dwenger

December 2, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Lady Eagle basketball team fell to 2-5 Thursday after a loss to Bishop Dwenger.
Coumbia City lost to the Lady Saints by a score of 49-41.
Dwenger took an early 8-0 lead and continued the output.
It wasn’t until Emily Whiteleather hit one of two free throws with under five minutes to go in the first quarter that Columbia City was on the scoreboard.
“Our slow start in the first quarter didn’t help us,” said Lady Eagle Head Coach Amy Shearer.

Churubusco wrestling tops Columbia City

December 1, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Churubusco took home the Whitley County Eagles’ traveling trophy Wednesday night after defeating Columbia City, 42-31.
“We figured it’d be a good meet tonight and it was,” Churubusco Head Coach Sam Riesen said. “It’s always an exciting match-up against Columbia City. We figured it’d be another good one tonight and it was.”
The trophy was introduced this season and according to Churubusco Head Coach Sam Riesen, the gold Eagle will travel between the schools.
“They definitely deserve it,” Columbia City Head Coach Blane Culp said. “They out-wrestled us.”

Lady Eagles fall to Adams Central

November 30, 2011

CHURUBUSCO ­— The Lady Eagles girls basketball team provided Adams Central its first win of the season Tuesday, losing to the visiting Lady Jets, 44-34.
Two of Adams Central three leading scorers, Olivia Macklin and Jenae Blackburn, hit early jumpers to give the Lady Jets a 5-0 lead to start the game.
According to Churubusco Head Coach Jamie Perlich, the team’s lack of readiness was apparent from tip-off.
“We didn’t come out focused. We had a good practice last night and we didn’t carry that over. We started out flat,” Perlich said.

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