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Lady ’Cats lose to Northfield

January 23, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Lady Wildcats basketball team came into Saturday looking for its third win in a row. Northfield was looking for its fourth victory in five tries.

Unfortunately for Whitko, the Lady Norse achieved their goal, mounting a double-digit comeback to beat the Lady Wildcats, 59-47.

Jordan Hall got Whitko on the board early with an inside basket before the Northfield hit four straight from the foul line to take a 4-2 lead.
The Lady Norse scored 4-of-8 shots from the line in the first quarter, stemming from six Lady Wildcat fouls.

DeKalb downs Lady Eagles

January 20, 2012



COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagles basketball team tried but couldn’t keep up against visiting Northeast Hoosier Conference opponent DeKalb Lady Barons, losing 46-33.

The first quarter saw six lead changes and three ties.The Lady Eagles got scoring contributions from five different players in the opening period, with Emily Whitleather’s five points leading.

Columbia City got in foul trouble late in the first; DeKalb went 3-for-6 from the line and got a Rineheart jumper to end the quarter leading 14-12.

Whitko basketball defeats Southwood

January 20, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s boys basketball squad beat Three Rivers Conference foe Southwood Wednesday night, 70-59.

Seniors Logan Irwin and Alex Stoddard scored 19 points apiece to rally for the win in the second half.

The Wildcats trailed 19-13 at the end of the first quarter and 29-21 at halftime.

Whitko matched Southwood’s scoring in the third quarter at 17 with six points by Stoddard and two 3-pointers by Trey Weber.

Irwin and Stoddard caught fire in the fourth quarter, combining for 16 points in the final eight minutes to pull out the win.

Whitko girls beat Wawasee for first time in eight years

January 19, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s Lady Wildcat basketball team defeated Wawasee for the first time in eight years Tuesday night, 68-24.

The Lady Wildcats were 1-11 against the Lady Warriors in the last decade, including a nine-game losing streak.

Wawasee’s stand-out KiLee Kna-fel, who averages over 30 points-per-game, was held to just one point in the first half against Whitko and 12 for the game.

The Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first quarter and again held Wawasee to two points in the second, while adding nine points to their score.

NHC stand-out Carroll defeats Col. City

January 19, 2012

HUNTERTOWN — Car-roll, which lost narrowly to Homestead recently in the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet, defeated both Columbia City’s boys and girls swim teams Tuesday night.

The Eagle boys lost 182-111 and the girls were defeated 196-89.
The Chargers won every event but three, the boys 50 and 100-yard freestyle and the girls 50 free.

Cole Smith, who won the conference meet in the 50-yard free, won by two seconds over his closest opponent. Smith also took the 100 free by over a second.

Garrett downs Columbia City, 42-27

January 19, 2012

GARRETT — Garrett Railroaders wrestling celebrated senior night Wednesday with a victory over visiting Columbia City, 42-27.

“I was proud of the guys. I thought they really wrestled well,” Columbia City Head Coach Blane Culp said.

A Garrett forfeit at 182 pounds gave the Eagles a 6-0 advantage to start the match.The first action on the mat was the 195-pound weight class, with Russell Hazelet facing Railroader Austin Gibson. Hazelet took it to all three periods before losing by a score of 17-3, cutting the Eagles’ lead to 6-4.

Paul, Col. City beat Huntington

January 18, 2012

HUNTINGTON — Austin Paul, former Huntington North hoopster, joined Columbia City’s basketball squad this season as a senior and a starter.
Paul faced a little extra anxiety Tuesday night when the Eagles traveled to Huntington for his first game against his former teammates since the transfer.

Despite the anxiety, Paul helped the Eagles to a 64-48 win over the Vikings.

“I was really nervous at first. I didn’t know what the environment would be like,” Paul said.

LeFever scores 32; ’Busco routs Leo

January 18, 2012

CHURUBUSCO — The IHSAA Class 2A Churubusco Boys’ basketball team stepped up a class Tuesday night when they played host to the 3A Leo Lions.
The schools’ enrollments weren’t the only difference, as the Lions came into the contest with a high-powered offense averaging over 84 points-per-contest, while the Eagles were scoring slightly under 47 points-per-game.
The sharp contrast continued on the defensive side as the Eagles came into the game giving up just under 43 points each game, while the Lions were surrendering over 79 points-per-contest.

Lady ’Cats hang on for win

January 16, 2012

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Lady Wildcats basketball team trailed the entire first quarter Saturday in South Whitley. They took the lead early in the second period. They never trailed again, beating the Southwood Lady Knights, 52-44.

Southwood’s Mollie Harn-ish scored the first bucket and four of the Lady Knight’s first eight points as Whitko went down to an early 8-2 lead.

Lady Wildcat Michaela Sylvester scored the only goal for Whitko in the series until senior Katie Reiff hit a trey nearly three minutes into the game to make the score 8-5.

Local grapplers compete at Goshen

January 16, 2012

GOSHEN — Two of the three Whitley County schools — Columbia City and Whitko — competed Saturday in the 44th Annual Goshen Invitational, with the Eagles finishing in third place while the Wildcats came in seventh.

At 182 pounds, Eagle Russell Hazelet came in second overall after defeating Bronson’s (Mich.) Leo Mora almost six minutes into the match and falling to Fairfield’s Dalton Hinen in almost identical fashion.

Representing the 220-pound weight class was Columbia City’s Tristan Anglin, who made it all the way to the finals before being pinned.

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