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Championship doubleheader: Whitko teams advance to final of MC tourney

December 30, 2010

   DENVER — The holidays have been good to Whitko basketball. Thursday it has the chance to get even better.
   Wednesday, Whitko boys’ and girls’ basketball teams used a win in the first day of the Miami County Tournament to advance to the championship game.
   For the second time this season, the Lady Wildcats (6-6) used a lopsided victory over host North Miami.    After winning 72-31 on Dec. 4, Whitko beat the Lady Warriors 60-35 Wednesday.

Out with a bang: Eagles close out 2010 with 2-0 day

December 29, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — Heading into the holiday break, Columbia City boys’ basketball was reeling from its second loss of the season to Wawasee.
   During the break, the Eagles (6-2) left 2010 behind on a good note. Tuesday’s Columbia City Shoot-out had the host come away as one of two teams undefeated on the day at 2-0.

’Busco jersey auction main event at chili supper

December 27, 2010

   CHURUBUSCO — Hey, give five, five-five dollars, ten now twenty, sold.
   The bidding war is stirring back up for Churubusco baseball with its annual chili supper that provides Eagles family and fans to take home their own piece of the program’s history.
   The third installment of the annual feast takes place before the Jan. 7 Churubusco boys’ home basketball  game. Fans enjoy the taste of warm chili in the cold winter months while an auction takes place for a piece of ’Busco past baseball glory.

Whitko soccer off and running

December 27, 2010

   The Whitko athletic department grew a little bit in the past week.
   The once Whitko soccer club became an official sport at Whitko High School Dec. 20 thanks to a request from athletic director Rob Irwin to the Whitko Community Schools board.

Lady Eagles stun Cadets

December 27, 2010

   FORT WAYNE — Christmas came early for the Columbia City girls basketball team.
   The Lady Eagles broke their four-game losing streak on the road Wednesday night against Concordia (7-4), 62-55.
   “We’d been a slump in the last few games, this is a big win for us,” Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said.
   With three players finishing the game in double digits, the Lady Eagles didn’t rely on one person to win the game.

’Cats smother Pilgrims 59-41

December 27, 2010

   SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s Wildcats had to turn up the pressure Wednesday night on non-conference foe Plymouth in order to put the varsity contest out of reach early en route to a decisive 59-41 win over the Pilgrims.
   It was a lesson learned from the team’s previous contest against Three Rivers Conference Tippecanoe Valley.

Big 3rd quarter lifts Warriors past Eagles

December 22, 2010

COLUMBIA CITY — This was obviously not the sort of early Christmas present the Columbia City Eagle boys’ basketball team was looking for.
The visiting Wawasee Warriors got out early and then used a big third quarter to hand the host Eagles a 66-48 loss Tuesday night.
The Eagles trailed 38-31 at halftime, but the visiting Warriors went on a 17-4 run in the third quarter to put the Eagles in a 55-35 hole.
“They (Wawasee) are a difficult team to play against when coming from behind,” Columbia City Coach Chris Benedict said.

City opens NHC in right direction

December 18, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — Sometimes winning championships are just as simple as winning the game itself.
   “Keep it simple,” Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said to his team before the game. “Everyone wants to talk about ‘how do you win a conference championship?’
   “Win your conference games. It sounds simple but that’s it.”

Trio of Eagles keep ’Busco perfect in NECC

December 18, 2010

   CHURUBUSCO — Three Churubusco Eagles worked to score double digits on Friday night against the Prairie Heights Panthers to pull out a 73-58 win.
   Tyler Arrowsmith, Hunter Nicodemus, and Jordan Turner combined for a total of 36 points, giving the Eagles their second conference win.
   Both Prairie Heights and ’Busco came into the game with a two-game win streak.

Senior night honors ’Busco’s undefeated wrestling duo

December 17, 2010

   CHURUBUSCO — They may stand as only two wrestlers on a team of 30 but Churubusco’s Braxton Siddons and Zack Armstead provide the talent and leadership of a majority.
   “They really grew into their role as leaders this year,” Churubusco head coach Sam Riesen said. “They weren’t very vocal when they came up but they really have stepped up as vocal leaders and come along   to lead the team emotionally.”

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