Archive - Nov 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs four boys basketball teams began their seasons this week with some close games.
The seventh-grade Stars opened their season with an exciting 28-27 win over Milford Middle School Monday.
With three seconds left in the game, tied at 27, Dalton Bell hit the second of two free throws to secure the win for the Stars.
They were led in scoring by Collin Wood with 16 points, followed by John O‚ÄôDell‚Äôs six, Bell‚Äôs four and Zach Slagal‚Äôs two points.
GOSHEN ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs girls basketball team had a rough start to its Northeast Corner Conference schedule for 2013-14.
The Lady Eagles lost at Fairifield, 60-24.
The defeat drops ‚ÄôBusco to 1-3 on the year, and 0-1 in the conference.
For the Lady Falcons, it was their first game of the season overall, putting them at 1-0 to start the campaign.
Fairfield‚Äôs Jenny Kiper led all scorers with 24 points overall. Teammate Katie Yates chipped in nine.
Churubusco was led by Shelby Brockman, Alisha Farner and Montanta Martin with six each.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ Following in someone else‚Äôs footsteps and still having success can be difficult.
But Columbia City senior Andrea Richter has done that in the pool, first at her high school, and soon at her college of choice.
Richter signed this past Friday to swim at Ball State University. She will be the second member of her family to swim as a Cardinal.
Her older sister, Haley, is a senior at Ball State University this season, and has been part of several record-setting relay teams.
Andrea Richter has already qualified for the state meet as a Lady Eagle.
Whitko‚Äôs wrestling team held its intrasquad match Wednesday. Matches included the one seen here, where Evan Cozad fights to escape from Cole Findley.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ After dotting the record book at Columbia City, one Lady Eagle senior will carry on her career in Bloomington.
Samantha Roush officially signed last week to run track and cross country for Indiana University.
She is fresh off a cross country season that saw her take home 44th in the state meet.
Running at the state cross country meet in Terre Haute was nothing new for Roush, though.
The Lady Eagle senior ran at state all four years of her career, peaking with a 10th-place finish as a sophomore.
This season, she was the lone Whitley County runner at the meet.
WHITLEY COUNTY‚ÄĒ Several important basketball contests loom for Whitley County‚Äôs teams entering the second weekend of the 2013-14 season.
Columbia City is 2-0, and is taking its perfect record on the road Saturday to play Marion.
The Lady Giants are currently 1-2, having most recently played, and lost, to Class 1A-defending state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ High goals and big achievements are the legacy Gabrielle Hazen is leaving behind as a Columbia City volleyball player.
And big goals are what she still has as she prepares to step onto the court as a Northwestern Wildcat.
Hazen officially signed with the university Friday in a ceremony at Columbia City High School.
When she officially dons the Wildcat purple, it will be a fulfilment of one goal.
‚ÄúI realized a few years ago I could play in the Big Ten,‚ÄĚ Hazen said.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Lady Eagle swim team made a strong season opening appearance at the Norwell Invitational.
The Lady Eagles posted several good times while taking an early lead in the team scoring, before being edged by Bishop Dwenger by only five points for the team title, 267-262.
COLUMBIA CITY‚ÄĒ Four members of Columbia City‚Äôs football team were named to the Northeast Hoosier Conference all-conference team for the 2013 season.
Senior Wayne Smith led the Eagles by being tapped as Columbia City‚Äôs lone first-team member. Smith also played on offense for Columbia City at wide receiver.
Junior Drew Cummings was named honorable mention at center for Columbia City.
On the defensive side of the ball, Dakota Goldwood was an honorable mention choice at defensive end.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch made the difference in Whitko‚Äôs win against Churubusco Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats won the Whitley County rivalry game by a final of 56-52.
Churubusco had a six-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Consecutive steals and baskets from Whitko freshmen Brianna Cumberland and Aly Reiff cut the Lady Eagle lead to just one.
From that point, Whitko got to the line often enough to close the gap. The free-throw shooting was not perfect, but Cumberland knocked down four in a row to seal the win in the game‚Äôs final minute.