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ISMS girls open with win

January 10, 2013

MANCHESTER — Indian Springs’ girls seventh- and eighth-grade Stars opened up their seasons Monday night with wins at Manchester. Both teams won by a score of 19-9.

The seventh-grade Stars used a strong defense that held Manchester to just four points in the first half. ISMS led 14-4 at the break.

Hannah Behm was the game’s high scorer, leading the Stars in scoring with nine points and eight rebounds. Shayla Harris added five points and eight steals.

Also scoring in the game was Shelby Mosier and Hannah Zurbrick with two points apiece and Emilee Smith with one point.

Indian Springs 8th-grade girls win 51-6

January 10, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s 8th-grade Lady Eagles hosted Bellmont Tuesday evening at ISMS.

The Lady Eagles grabbed an early lead and posted a decisive 51-6 win.

Coach Trish Sittler said Darian Farber came out confident and ended with 16 points while Holly Martinez used solid defense to turn some steals and rebounds into 14 points.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 10, 2013

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

ISMS girls open with win

Indian Springs 8th-grade girls win 51-6

Bonds, Clemens denied; Hall of Famers glad

Colts' offensive coordinator released from hospital

Supporting the extra chromosome

January 9, 2013

Columbia City’s girls basketball team is supporting Down Syndrome Awareness at Saturday night’s Northeast Hoosier Conference game against Homestead. The Lady Eagles will be holding a silent auction, as well as taking donations for DSANI, Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana.

’Busco loses in NECC tourney

January 9, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls basketball teams played host to their Central Noble counterparts Tuesday in the opening round of the Northeast Corner Conference basketball tournament.

Both Churubusco teams fell to defeat with the Lady Eagles losing 39-36 and the boys’ team dropping a 55-36 contest.

While both Eagle teams lost — relegating them to the consolation bracket of the tourney — the paths they took were quite different.

City finishes on Wright side of thriller

January 9, 2013

SYRACUSE — Countless hours of practicing free throws paid off for Aubrey Wright Tuesday night at Wawasee.

After taking a 7-0 lead to start the game, the Lady Eagles gave up the lead for the first time in the contest with 17 seconds left to play. Facing a 46-45 deficit, Wright was fouled with 10.9 seconds on the clock and knocked down both shots from the charity stripe to win, 47-46.

Wright led the team in scoring with 15 points and also tallied five steals and six rebounds. Alyssa Hansen also hit a shot from behind the arc, and Emily Whiteleather scored six in the first quarter.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 9, 2013

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

City finishes on Wright side of thriller

'Busco loses in NECC tourney

CC girls support Down Syndrome Awareness

Athlete of the week

CC'S Daniel, Derek and Drew to play in college together

January 8, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “We know everything about each other.” A statement that is typically exaggerated is quite realistic for a trio of Columbia City’s boys basketball players.

A group that knows each other so well, in fact, that all three of the Eagles’ leading hoopsters are going to the same college to play basketball. Derek Hinen, Daniel Woll and Drew Benedict have been playing basketball together since they were in third grade — and they aren’t sick of each other yet. All three have signed with Huntington University, just 20 miles south on Ind. 9, to play basketball next season.

Col. City competes in NHC swim meet

January 7, 2013

FORT WAYNE — As has been the case since its inception, Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference Swimming and Diving Meet was dominated by perennial powers Homestead and Carroll, but the Columbia City boys’ team worked its way into a tie for fourth in the team standings and the Lady Eagles took sixth at the Homestead pool.

Lady Wildcats lose close game to Rochester, 53-51

January 7, 2013

ROCHESTER — Whitko girls basketball team played a hard-fought game in Rochester Saturday night that came down to the final seconds to decide. It was a battle of two evenly matched teams, as neither squad led by more than seven points at any point in the game.

From opening tip off to the final buzzer, the Lady Wildcats had to contend with a ferocious defensive effort by Rochester, falling 53-51 to their Three Rivers Conference foes. The staunch defense disrupted Whitko’s timing and caused numerous turnovers — particularly in the first half.

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