Archive - Dec 2013 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY â After close games, many coaches donât speak very highly of the opposing team.
It was quite the opposite for Norwellâs Head Coach Eric Thornton, when he spoke of Friday nightâs game against Columbia Cityâs girls basketball team.
âColumbia Cityâs not going to give up,â Thornton said.
If effort heart could win the game, the Lady Eagles couldâve walked out of the gym with a second conference win Friday night.
Unfortunately, though, Norwell (5-1) held on through a roller coaster fourth quarter to win, 50-46, and pick up its first Northeast Hoosier Conference win.
FORT WAYNE â Difficulty getting inside, along with their opponentsâ athleticism, made for a difficult Friday for the Columbia City Eagles boys basketball team.
One season after defeating Fort Wayne Northrop, the Eagles fell to the Bruins by a final of 44-24.
There were times when the game was close. Northrop had just a 9-8 lead after one quarter, and Columbia City cut the margin to 20-18 in the third quarter. But overall, it was not enough.
FORT WAYNE â A third-quarter charge was not enough for Whitkoâs girls basketball team against Fort Wayne Northrop Wednesday.
The Lady Wildcats lost to the Lady Bruins by a final score of 60-49.
It was the second defeat in a row for Whitko (3-3), but the third consecutive contest against a Class 4A school. It was the first win of the year for 1-5 Northrop.
Whitko Girls Basketball Head Coach Brandon Bradley said Northrop challenges his squad in a unique fashion.
COLUMBIA CITY â Two Eagle wrestling squads squared off Wednesday night at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium for Whitley County bragging rights and both the Olde Golden Eagle Trophy and the Blake-Jones-Koontz Cup, as wrestling supremacy in Whitley County was on the line.
Columbia City, fresh off a victory over Whitko at the Wawasee Invitational, looked to defend last yearâs title. Standing in the Eaglesâ way was a veteran Churubusco team looking to avenge last yearâs narrow, home loss to Columbia City.
atchup that has been a rivalry for the last several years has been shifted to the beginning of the schedule this year.
In Columbia Cityâs boys basketball teamâs third game of the season, the Eagles will travel to Northrop Friday.
While most of the players who battled it out on the court for the last several years are gone now, the game is still expected to be competitive.
Like Columbia City, Northrop lost several key players to graduation, mainly twins Brenton and Bryson Scott, who went on to play Division I hoops at Indiana State and Purdue, respectively.
COLUMBIA CITY â Indian Springs Middle Schoolâs girls basketball team took a win and a loss against Summit Middle School Tuesday night.
The seventh-grade Lady Eagles won 47-21 to go 2-0 on the season, and the eighth-grade girls fell 43-15, falling to 1-1 on the year.
All of the seventh-grade Lady Eaglesâ players had the opportunity to contribute during the game, led by Grace Cotter with 14 points, as well as going 3-for-3 from the free-throw line.
Ava Winters and Alaina Rongos made a strong showing on the boards, as well as contributing 12 and six points, respectively.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubuscoâs girls basketball team won its first of three games in a five-day span Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles got the three-home-game week, off to a good start with a 66-54 win against Adams Central.
Churubusco was paced by having three players in double digits. Montana Martin led the Lady Eagles with 18 points.
Jazlyn Needler was right behind with 17, and Brooke Yarnelle contributed 11.
Adams Central struck first, but âBusco bounced back and had a two-point lead by halftime.
COLUMBIA CITY â Nearly every boys basketball team (with the exception of Churubusco, which returned all its players from last season) has been working to identify and fill the gaps left behind by players who graduated last year.
COLUMBIA CITY â Indian Springs Middle School hoops is in full swing, with both boys and girls squads taking the court in games.
The ISMS 7th-grade girls ran away with a lopsided 43-6 win to open the season at Harding last Monday.
All of the girls saw action in the opener and many contributed both offensively and defensively.
Ava Winters led all scorers with a quick 14 points off of several rebounds and some strong assists from teammates.
Grace Cotter added a solid 11 points. Brooke Ebersole poured in six points with some offensive put back baskets.
WHITLEY COUNTY â Whitley Countyâs girls basketball teams are in different places this week.
Squads will either try to bounce back from defeat or keep momentum rolling as the first full week of December commences.
Columbia City is off to a 4-1 start. The Lady Eagles host Fort Wayne Dwenger Tuesday.
Columbia City will be looking for its third win of the year against a Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) foe.
The Lady Eagles beat Fort Wayne Snider 63-55 Nov. 19 and blew out Fort Wayne North Side 57-36 Friday.