Archive - Feb 4, 2013 - Sports Article
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ Twenty Whitley County wrestlers embarked on the second leg of the IHSAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament at Saturday‚Äôs Carrroll Regional tournament.
Eleven of those, including two weight-class champions, will advance to next Saturday‚Äôs Fort Wayne Semi-State at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
Although wrestlers advance on an individual basis, a team score was also kept, with Churubusco taking second with 92.5 points behind Carroll‚Äôs 180.
GARRETT ‚ÄĒ A 0-14 start to the Eagles‚Äô season notwithstanding, Churubusco‚Äôs three games prior to Saturday night had gone down to the wire.
Only one resulted in an Eagle win, but it would be hard to doubt their moxie. Saturday night in Garrett, the Railroaders derailed Churubusco‚Äôs recent run of close games, as the Eagles were beaten soundly 54-38.
‚ÄúWe didn‚Äôt play as well as we‚Äôve been playing,‚ÄĚ said Churubusco head coach Mike McBride. ‚ÄúUnfortunately, it was a night where we didn‚Äôt perform as well we would have liked.‚ÄĚ
Churubusco‚Äôs largest deficit in the game was 26 points.
DENVER ‚ÄĒ A three-headed scoring effort keyed Whitko‚Äôs boys basketball team to a Three Rivers Conference victory Friday.
The Wildcats defeated North Miami on the road by a final score of 45-41. It was the second consecutive league win for Whitko.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team rebounded from a Northeast Hoosier Conference loss to New Haven last week with a win over Norwell Saturday.
The Eagles set the tone for the game from the opening possessions, stealing the ball from Norwell on its first two possessions ‚ÄĒ before the Knights could get a shot off.
‚ÄúWe set the tone early in the game that we were going to be in control of it,‚ÄĚ Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said.
The Eagles had a 23-10 lead after the first quarter, and a 42-20 advantage at halftime.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls swim team ended its season with a sixth-place sectional finish on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles ended the meet with 141 team points. Culver Academy came in first with a team score of 445. Host Warsaw was second with 382.
Columbia City netted a couple of fifth place finishes on the afternoon. Taylor Hartsock came in fifth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:10.19 and the 200 freestyle relay squad of Katlin Knott, Hartsock, Mishayla Hager and Cassie Bosselman came in fifth at a time of 1:55.39.