Bill Schwarz in the stands at Col. City
Columbia City boys basketballâ€™s all-time leading scorer, Bill Schwarz, was at the Eaglesâ€™ senoir night contest against Northrop Saturday night. Schwarz, who now lives in Chicago, traveled back to Whitley County to see the game. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A legend in Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball was present at the Eaglesâ€™ game against Northrop Saturday.
Bill Schwarz, a 1960 graduate and CCHS basketballâ€™s all-time leading scorer, traveled to the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium from his home in Chicago for Columbia Cityâ€™s senior night.
The Eaglesâ€™ senior night had special meaning, as two Columbia City players are the closest to Schwarzâ€™s record that any hoopster has been since 1977.
â€śI really donâ€™t care that much about the amount of points scored,â€ť Schwarz said. â€śWhat Iâ€™m really liking is the fact that these kids are well versed in the meaning of the game. Every one of them is pleasant. Thereâ€™s no egos involved.
â€śTheyâ€™re good in the classroom, theyâ€™re good peers and theyâ€™re good people. Thatâ€™s what itâ€™s all about.â€ť
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