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February 17th

Busco' boys win seventh straight

February 17, 2012


CHURUBUSCO — In a game that was never farther apart than six points for most of the game, Churubusco won its seventh straight game, defeating visiting Northeast Corner Conference opponent Fairfield in a game that ended with a somewhat misleading score, 58-46.

Coming into the game, both teams likely had the last three years on their minds. Two seasons ago, the Eagles lost in Fairfield by three points on the road and four points in overtime at home. Last year, ‘Busco returned the favor with a three-point overtime victory on the Falcons’ home court.

February 16th

Col. City’s pint-sized coach

February 16, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Though Head Coach Chris Benedict does all the play calling, look farther down the bench to see a pint-sized boy dressed in a shirt and tie at the end of the Columbia City coaching line-up.

Sam Eberly, 6, has followed the Eagles’ boys basketball team closely for the last several years.

Eberly traveled with the team to the semi-state finals in the 2010-11 season and has spent most practices and every game as Columbia City’s junior “mascot”.

Sam, as a kindergartner, played in Columbia City’s youth league against 3rd and 4th graders.

February 15th

Eagles fall to undefeated Homestead

February 15, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team turned the tables against Homestead Tuesday night.

Unlike the Eagles’ first meeting with Homestead in late December, when they fell to a 16-0 deficit in the opening minutes, Columbia City scored the first points and had the lead at halftime.

Despite the improvements, the Eagles still fell to the undefeated Spartans, 65-55, Tuesday in Columbia City.

Homestead beat the Eagles by 18 points in their first meeting, after taking out their starters for much of the second half after taking a 32-12 lead.

February 13th

Columbia City boys hoops victorious over Marion

February 13, 2012



MARION — Columbia City’s boys basketball team held on for a win Saturday afternoon at Marion after the Giants made it a one-possesion game with two minutes left to play. The Eagles walked away with their 12th win of the season, 71-66.

Four of the five Columbia City starters had double-digit scoring with senior Matt Rethlake leading the team offensively for the first time this season with 18 points. Daniel Woll posted a double-double with 15 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a steal. Drew Benedict (17) and Derek Hinen (11) also scored in double digits.

And then there was one; Whitko grappler headed to state

February 13, 2012


FORT WAYNE — Three Whitley County wrestlers traveled to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Saturday for the IHSAA Semi-State competition, hoping to qualify for a trip to Banker’s Life Fieldhouse and the IHSAA Individual State Finals Wrestling Tournament.

February 10th

Churubusco advances to sectional final with win over Adams Central

February 10, 2012


MONROE — Coming off an opening round sectional win over South Adams Tuesday, Churubusco’s girls basketball team traveled to Adams Central High School to play the hosting Lady Flying Jets in its second round
The Lady Eagles knocked off their opponent, 31-24, and will head back today to face Fort Wayne Bishop Luers for the sectional championship.

“I’m proud of our girls for sticking together and giving us a change to win a sectional,” said ‘Busco Head Coach Jamie Perlich.

Col. City loses sectional semi-final to Fort Wayne Sliders

February 10, 2012


CARROLL — Lady Eagle basketball season has come to a close. In round two of sectional play Friday, Columbia City traveled to Carroll, host of the Class 4A Sectional 5, and lost to Fort Wayne Snider in a tough fought contest. The Lady Panthers were victorious by a score of 56-47, a much smaller margin than the 35-point Snider victory in November.

Whitko's season done, lose to Bellmont

February 10, 2012


GAS CITY — Whitko’s girls basketball team battled back from a 34-14 third-quarter deficit to come within four points of a win Friday night in the semi-final sectional game at Mississinewa against Bellmont.

After a 26-13 advantage at halftime, the Squaws scored six points to the Lady ’Cats’ one, giving Whitko a 20-point deficit with just over three minutes left in the third quarter.

Churubusco boys down NECC Hamilton, 62-25

February 10, 2012

HAMILTON — Churu-busco’s boys basketball squad traveled to Northeast Corner Conference foe Hamilton Thursday night. The Eagles put the Marines away early, holding the hosts scoreless for the first fourteen minutes of play on their way to a dominating 62-25 win.

Eagles snap 4-game losing streak

February 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team broke a four-game losing streak Thursday night at home against Carroll.

The Eagles beat the Chargers by 10 points earlier this season at the holiday tournament and won 45-39 in the official Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up.

The low-scoring game had only eight Columbia City field goals in the entire 32 minutes.

Both teams only had three points each after over four minutes of play and Carroll finished the first quarter with the lead, 13-8.

 

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