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BIG FOURTH QUARTER: Fuels ’Busco basketball win

December 18, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco boys’ basketball team used a 25-point fourth quarter surge to blow open a close game and seal a 69-54 win over the visiting East Noble Knights in a Tuesday night game played on the Eagles’ home floor.
Churubusco held a four-point 44-40 lead going into the fourth quarter, before putting up 25 points in the final quarter, outscoring the visitors by 11.

CCHS VICTORY: Eagles take down Knights

December 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — When going into a match, where the outcome is already decided, the difficulty lies in keeping focus. The Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad went into Wednesday’s Alumni Night match with visiting Norwell with the outcome already determined. A depleted Norwell squad was giving up forfeits in seven of 14 weight classes. The Eagles picked up wins in six of the seven contested weight classes to overwhelm the Knights 72-6.

ANNOUNCED 14TH WOMEN'S INDUCTION CLASS: Ind. Basketball Hall of Fame

December 17, 2014

NEW CASTLE — Loaded with basketball talent and tradition, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 2015 womens induction class, to be honored at the 14th annual Womens Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Among those being honored with induction is 1963 Columbia City graduate Mike Hey.

EAGLES FALL: Free throws haunt CCHS

December 17, 2014

WARSAW — After a string of eight straight wins to open the season, the Columbia City Lady Eagles dropped their second straight contest, and for remarkably similar reasons. In a Tuesday night game that bore a striking similarity to the loss to Norwell, Columbia City problems at the free throw line and an inconsistent offense led to a 43-36 loss to Warsaw in a game played at the Tiger Den.
The Lady Eagles and the Tigers played through a very close first quarter with the lead see-sawing back and forth throughout the eight minutes.

WRESTLING: ’Busco ranked third

December 16, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco dropped to third in the latest Class A Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Poll.
The Eagles fell from their first place pre-season ranking to third behind first place Adams Central and second place Fremont High School. Adams Central polled 78 points, Fremont 65 and ’Busco was third with 50 points.
The Eagles led Bremen, which was fourth with 42 points and South Adams rounded out the top five with 41 points.
Churubusco next takes the mats Saturday Dec. 20 when they travel to Carroll for the Carroll Super Duals.

PRO FOOTBALL RECAP: In case you missed it, here are all the games

December 16, 2014

Michael Conochan’s Pro Football Recap- Week 15

Thursday Night Football 12/11/14

Arizona (11-3) 12 @

St. Louis (6-8) 6

BRIEFS: Indian Springs Middle School

December 16, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Indian Springs Middle School Eagles 7th grade boys’ basketball team finished a three-game week with two wins. The first win came Wednesday night against cross-county rival Whitko, 69-23, and second on Thursday against New Haven, 52-36.
Against Whitko, the Eagles jumped out to 27-3 lead after the first quarter and a 39-9 lead at the half. Every member of Eagles turned in quality minutes in the win, with all 10 players scoring at least two points. The Eagles were led in scoring by Max Bedwell with 32 and Seth Schaeper with 17 points.

ELKS HOOP SHOOT: Local winners crowned

December 16, 2014

The Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417 held its annual Hoop Shoot contest at Indian Springs Middle School. Local winners from the three-county school systems were in attendance, with the winners of this contest advancing to the District contest, which will be held Jan. 18, 2015 at ISMS. First place winners: from left, Olivia Shearer (12-13 girls), Jillian Whaley (10-11 girls), Jensyn Longenbaugh (8-9 girls), Brady Hartman (8-9 boys), Brock Uher (10-11 boys) and Mason Baker.

Eagles go 2-1 in NHC triple dual

December 15, 2014

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Eagle wrestling team traveled to Homestead for the final Northeast Hoosier Conference (NHC) Triple Dual meet. The annual meet matches Columbia City, New Haven, Homestead and Carroll against each other. The Eagles forged a 2-1 record, downing host Homestead and New Haven before falling to reigning Sectional Champion Carroll.

WRESTLING: Injured Eagles take loss to Garrett

December 12, 2014

CHURUBUSCO — An injury-depleted Churubusco wrestling team played host to new Northeast Corner Conference foe Garrett Thursday night. The visiting Railroaders broke a 21-21 tie, taking five of the remaining six bouts to down the Eagles 48-24
With bouts starting at 152 pounds, the visitors jumped on top 6-0 by way of a third-period pin by Garrett’s Sam Lawrence over Busco’s Dean Gaerte. The Eagles evened the score 6-6, when senior Lyle McParlan pinned Garrett’s Alax Egly with five seconds left on the clock in their 160-pound match-up.

 

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