Archive - Feb 2013 - Sports Article
CROWN POINT â Some Whitley County natives are preparing for the girls basketball semi-state game at Crown Point Saturday.
Wayne Kreiger, long time Columbia City girls head coach, and Darby Maggard, former Whitko Middle School hoopster, are looking to take Canterburyâs Lady Cavaliers to its fifth state title in the last six years.
Canterbury is currently 23-3 and faces 17-9 Lafayette Central Catholic. The Lady Cavs are slated to play at 1 p.m. at the Lake County school.
Also competing in semi-state play are Warsawâs girls, who are playing host to Fort Wayne South Side.
CHURUBUSCO â Saturday nightâs basketball game was most definitely a game of very contrasting halves.
The visiting Whitko Wildcats used stellar shooting from the field to win the first half, but the host Churubusco Eagles used a furious fourth quarter and an off-balance shot in the final seconds to win the second half, and the game, by a 42-40 score.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs boys basketball team proved it is ready for sectional play â topping Northrop Saturday, 55-49.
The Eagles had as much as a 15-point lead over the Bruins, who knocked Columbia City out of the state tournament last season and handed the Eagles two of its eight losses in 2011-12.
Northrop has lost its last three games in a row, with Concordia and Pike setting the stage for Columbia City to beat the Bruins for the Eaglesâ senior night.
WARSAW â Columbia Cityâs boys swim team saw its season come to a conclusion at Saturdayâs sectional.
The Eagles garnered 187 team points to finish fourth. Warsaw won the meet with 498.5 points.
Eagle coach Kristen Swonger was pleased with the performance overall of her team.
âI think the boys did a fantastic job,â she said. âWe came in fourth overall with just a few swimmers and they swam great.â
WARSAW â Thursday was the sectional preliminary round for boys swimming, and Columbia Cityâs squad will be hitting the pool at least one more time at sectional finals Saturday.
Swimmers had to place in the top 16 overall to qualify for Saturday and had to be in the top eight to make the championship heat. The 9-16 placers swim in the consolation heat.
OSSIAN â Indian Springs Middle Schoolâs wrestling team began its season with an undefeated record.
The Eagles faced New Haven and Norwell Wednesday night in a triple dual, topping Norwell by a decisive 72-15 score and beating New Haven by default.
The Bulldogs only brought seven grapplers.
Picking up wins against New Haven were: A.J. Chapin, Matt Wright, Seth Rosen, Jake Elkins and Jackson Wilcoxson.
Indian Springs Middle School hosted a swim meet Tuesday night. Pictured above, Eagle Maggie Vandersaul swims the butterfly.
Results and more photos from Tuesdayâs meet will appear in The Post & Mail as they become available.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubusco senior Jason Nicodemus is going to end his season where dreams are made: at the state wrestling tournament in Indianapolis.
Nicodemus has already had a memorable season. Before adding a state trip to his resume, he won the NECC championship at 220 pounds and was also a sectional and regional champion.
This will be the first âBusco wrestler to advance to state in two years.
COLUMBIA CITY â Indian Springs Middle Schoolâs 8th-grade Lady Stars played host to the Lady Squires of Manchester Wednesday night.
The Lady Stars improved to 8-5 on the season with a 36-17 win over the visitors.
Mason Van Houten scored 20 points to lead Indian Springs.
Madison Hansen also chipped in 11 points. Crystal Van Houten and Justene Whitehead each scored two points and Bella Krieg added a free throw to round out the scoring for ISMS.
âWe finally put four quarters together and it paid off,â said coach Tommy Baldwin. âWe won as a team tonight.â
Cody Rice, a Columbia City resident and senior at Bishop Dwenger High School, was awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, a full tuition and housing college scholarship.
Evans Scholars are golf caddies who were selected based on four criteria: A strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.
Rice was awarded the scholarship to Purdue University, where he will live in the Evans Scholarship House on campus. The scholarship is valued at more than $70,000 over four years.
Rice has been a caddy at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.