COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City fans saw what looked more like a hockey match than a boys basketball game Friday night.
The Eagles hosted East Noble in the Northeast Hoosier Conference opener â€” in a game with two technical fouls and two Columbia City players who took a trip to the trainerâ€™s office with injuries.
Despite the rough-housing, the Eagles came out with their sixth victory, by a 76-35 score â€” improving to 6-0.
The physical play began late in the first quarter, when Columbia City had a 20-12 lead.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Connecticut massacre has touched the lives of people across the nation â€” even in Whitley County â€” 750 miles from the tragedy.
Before Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s boys basketball game Friday night, officials held a moment of silence in honor of the 26 lives lost after a gunman opened fire in an elementary school â€” killing 20 children.
The rampage is the nationâ€™s second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech shooting that claimed 33 lives in 2007.