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’Busco wins Woodlan Invite

January 15, 2013

WOODLAN — Churubusco’s wrestling team took home the invitational title from Woodlan Saturday.

The Eagles claimed the victory by scoring 233 points with weight-class wins from Jason Nicodemus, Sam Siddons and Gunner Barnhart.

’Busco was 24 points ahead of the second-place team and Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont.

Churubusco head coach Sam Riesen said ’Busco has finished at the top of the pack for the last several years, and he’s glad the team was able to pick up a win this season.

Col. City wrestling falls to DeKalb

January 15, 2013

WATERLOO — The Columbia City Eagle wrestling team traveled north to meet Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb in the last of the regular season NHC dual meet matchups.

With the Eagle lineup shuffled to fill in for the four suspended wrestlers, the Eagles ended up on the short end of a 49-21 score.

With bouts starting at182 pounds, the Eagles took an early lead 3-0 when Russell Hazelet took a 3-2 lead in the first period and then held on for a 5-4 win over the Barons’ Alexander Shoemaker. The Barons came right back with a pinfall win at 195 pounds to go up 6-3.

Eagles look to bounce back from NHC loss

January 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team is looking to rebound from its heart-breaking loss to Homestead Friday by hosting Huntington North Tuesday.

The Eagles fell to the Spartans by one point after a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer for their first Northeast Hoosier Conference loss, and second defeat of the season.

The Vikings have a deceiving 7-6 record, as they play a particularly strong schedule.

Col. City, Whitko, grapple at Goshen Inv.

January 14, 2013

GOSHEN — Both Columbia City’s and Whitko’s wrestling teams traveled to the Goshen Invitational looking to build momentum heading into the final week of the regular season. Columbia City placed fourth and Whitko sixth — but both coaches found positives in Saturday’s competition.

Homestead beats Col. City girls, 65-37

January 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After a three-game win streak, Columbia City’s girls basketball team fell to Homestead Saturday night, 65-37.

The Lady Spartans only have two losses on the season, while Columbia City has been working to find its niche this year.

While the Lady Eagles suffered their 13th loss of the season, Shearer said the team has been improving.

Homestead opened the game by taking a 16-5 lead. Columbia City’s lone points came from Emily Whiteleather (3) and Macie Hinen (2).

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 14, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:

Eagles look to bounce back from NHC loss

Columbia City, Whitko, grapple at Goshen Invitational

Homestead beats Columbia City girls, 65-37

Shocked and awed: Spartans win at the buzzer

January 12, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Friday night’s Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up between Columbia City and Homestead was everything it was predicted to be.

Nearly every fan in the stands was shocked as the buzzer rang, and Homestead won the game with a desperation 3-pointer, 59-58.

“The fans definitely got their money’s worth,” Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said.

And there was quite a turnout. Announcers asked fans to sit shoulder-to-shoulder at the game that had more people than seats.

“The environment of this game was great,” Benedict said.

Eagles, Homestead square off tonight

January 11, 2013

FORT WAYNE — The Northeast Hoosier Conference’s top dogs go head-to-head in Fort Wayne tonight, as Homestead plays host to Columbia City.

Both teams are 2-0 in the NHC, and both teams have won by substantial margins. Columbia City topped East Noble 76-35 and Bellmont 81-41. Homestead beat Carroll by a 70-56 score and East Noble 71-20.

’Busco boys, girls fall in consolation

January 11, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s woes in the Northeast Corner Conference basketball tournament continued Thursday evening as both the boys’ and girls’ teams fell in the consolation round contests to teams from Lakeland.

In an almost exact reversal of Tuesday’s contests against Central Noble — in which the Lady Eagles played close and the boys struggled — the girls fell behind early in the 43-29 loss.

Whitko girls fall to Norwell

January 11, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls basketball team fell to visiting Norwell on Thursday night. The Lady Knights defeated the Wildcats by a final margin of 56-34.

The defeat drops Whitko to 5-10 overall on the season. Norwell is now 13-2. The Wildcats remain at 1-3 in the Three Rivers Conference.

The Wildcats kept pace with the Knights in the first quarter, getting key buckets from senior Cagney Craig to keep the score at 11-9 at the end of the first in favor of Norwell.

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