Archive - Feb 1, 2013 - Sports Article
FORT WAYNE â€” Twenty wrestlers from Whitley County advanced to Saturdayâ€™s regional meet at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne and now stand just two weekends away from the state tournament.
Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko were all at the sectional meet at Carroll last Saturday. Churubusco was second to the hosts in the team race and is sending eight wrestlers to this weekendâ€™s meet. Columbia City and Whitko will each send six to regionals.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Fans at Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball game against Huntington North Thursday wouldnâ€™t have known that the Lady Eagles hadnâ€™t practiced since Monday.
Columbia City head coach Amy Shearer said the team has been battling the flu all week, but the Lady Eagles still managed a 53-49 win in their last regular-season game.
The ill-timed sickness showed in the first quarter, as Huntington jumped out to a 17-8 advantage. The Lady Vikings hit three 3-pointers from three different shooters.
WARSAW â€” Sectionals began for the Columbia City girls swimming team Thursday, and the Lady Eagles turned in several performances that qualified for Saturdayâ€™s finals.
Thursday was the preliminary event for the finals, which will be Saturday. Winners of Saturdayâ€™s sectional races will advance to the state meet on Feb. 9. Qualification for state can also occur for swimmers or relay teams who meet the state standard cutoff time to round out the field to 32 entrants per event.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Senior night was a success for the Whitko girls basketball team.
The Lady Wildcats had not been victors on senior night for a few seasons, but they defeated Lakeland Christian Academy Thursday by a final of 55-32 in the last home appearance for Class of 2013 members Cagney Craig, Melanie Kelsey and Josie Sparks. Whitko closes the regular season with a 7-13 record and Lakeland Christian is 4-16 with one game left on its slate.
Here are the sports headlines in Friday's issue:
County grapplers prep for regional meet
Col. City wins final regular-season game
Sectionals begin for Lady Eagle swim team
Whitko girls win on senior night