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Whitko hoops match up with Southwood

January 17, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY— A crucial Three Rivers Conference game is ahead for the Whitko boys and girls basketball teams.

For the boys, they will be searching for their first conference win. The Lady Wildcats will be looking to keep the drive alive for their first TRC title in six years.

The Lady Wildcats are 9-5 and 3-1 in the conference this season. They tip with Southwood at home Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
Last Saturday, the Whitko girls gave Rochester its first TRC loss of the year.

Now they will try to keep the momentum going against the 8-4 Lady Knights (1-2 in the TRC).

Westview downs ’Busco girls

January 17, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s girls basketball team lost a consolation game Thursday in the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament.
The Lady Eagles dropped a contest to visiting Westview by a final margin of 70-46.

Churubusco was led in scoring by Jazlyn Needler, who had 16 points. Montana Martin added 12 after hitting her career high of 23 Wednesday.
Westview raced out to a 19-12 lead after one period, and added 19 more in the second to make the margin 38-19 at halftime.

After an even third quarter at 12 points each, Westview edged the Lady Eagles 20-15 in the fourth quarter.

Wildcats drop home dual to Rochester

January 17, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — An intense Rochester squad denied host Whitko a victory on the wrestling mat Thursday.

The Wildcats dropped a 45-30 dual to the Zebras.

There were two Whitko wins by fall. Zach Baughman got a first-period pin for the Wildcats at 170, downing his opponent in 1:20.

The other pin for the ‘Cats was at 113, where Dalton Hite got the win by fall in the first period.

Other winners for Whitko included Tom Werstler at 138, Jack Hall at 106 and Tanner Hughes at 182, all of whom won by forfeit.

’Busco preps for state tournament

January 2, 2014

WESTFIELD — Defending champs Perry Meridian, Yorktown and Adams Central are also the No. 1 seeds at Saturday’s IHSWCA Team State Dual Meet Tournaments.

Westfield High School, located off U.S. 31, north of Indianapolis, is host for the second annual state meeting, which brings together 24 of Indiana’s best high school squads for a day-long wrestling carnival.
Teams are divided into classes, based on school enrollment.

Lady Eagles take 3rd in tourney

December 30, 2013

MIDDLEBURY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team returned from its worst loss of the season Friday to Northridge to pick up two wins Saturday.

The Lady Eagles came out third in the Northridge Invitational Saturday, after an overtime, revenge win over East Noble and a victory over Andrean in the morning game.

One week prior, East Noble beat Columbia City by five points. The Lady Eagles sought and found revenge in the tourney, topping the Lady Knights 64-61 in overtime to win the third-place game at Northridge.

Northridge defeats Columbia City

December 27, 2013

MIDDLEBURY— Northridge’s girls basketball team used a big first half lead to defeat Columbia City Friday.

The Lady Raiders won by a final margin of 62-32.

The game was the first in pool play for both teams in Northridge’s Tournament.

Columbia City (7-5) will take on Andrean tomorrow morning in the tournament.

Lady Eagle Head Coach Amy Shearer said a lack of effort from her team allowed too many easy baskets for Northridge.

Eagles drop two tourney games

December 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team is off to a struggling start in the squad’s holiday tournament.

The Eagles hosted the opening day of the Carroll Shootout, but home-court advantage wasn’t enough for Columbia City, as the team fell 57-41 to Mooresville in the opening game at noon, and 62-30 to Munster in the late game Friday.

Columbia City’s Justin Bachelder led the Eagles against Mooresville with 11 points.

Lady Eagles suffer close losses

December 27, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The 7-4 record may not show it, but Columbia City’s girls basketball team could easily be undefeated this season.

Three of the Lady Eagles’ losses have been by five points or less, and the fourth loss was in overtime by seven points.

Glass-half-empty critics may view the losses as a weakness of the team, not able to come out on top of close games, but statistics shine a different light on the team’s effort.

Col. City wins conference opener

December 21, 2013

Kendallville ­— The Columbia City Boys’ Basketball team traveled to Kendallville to open the Northeast Hoosier Conference season by taking on the East Noble Knights.

The Eagles put on a first half shooting clinic hitting 75 percent of their field goal attempts including eight shots from behind the three-point arc building a 17 point lead on their way to a 61-50 win.

The game started out as a battle behind the arc with Columbia City’s Mason Coverstone matched up against East Noble’s Brandon Nichols and Michael Sharp.

Eagles fall to Prairie Heights

December 20, 2013

LAGRANGE — Churubusco’s boys basketball team dropped a 65-55 contest to Prairie Heights Friday night.

The Eagles had a 31-24 advantage at halftime, but Prairie Heights outscored ’Busco 41-24 to steal the win from the Eagles.

Churubusco was led in scoring by Brent Simmons with 22 points, followed by T.J. Campbell with 15.

Campbell hit 5-of-9 3-pointers for the Eagles in his 15 points.

Simmons was Churubusco’s leading rebounder with nine, followed by Corey Sarrazin with five and Garrett Simmons with three.

 

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