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December 13th

‘Columbia City’s not going to give up’

December 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After close games, many coaches don’t speak very highly of the opposing team.

It was quite the opposite for Norwell’s Head Coach Eric Thornton, when he spoke of Friday night’s game against Columbia City’s girls basketball team.
“Columbia City’s not going to give up,” Thornton said.

If effort heart could win the game, the Lady Eagles could’ve 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.

December 6th

Eagles drop second game

December 6, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Difficulty getting inside, along with their opponents’ 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.

December 5th

Whitko comeback falls short against Northrop

December 5, 2013

FORT WAYNE — A third-quarter charge was not enough for Whitko’s 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.

Col. City clasps county crown

December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 year’s title. Standing in the Eagles’ way was a veteran Churubusco team looking to avenge last year’s narrow, home loss to Columbia City.

Eagles prep for Bruins

December 5, 2013

atchup that has been a rivalry for the last several years has been shifted to the beginning of the schedule this year.

In Columbia City’s boys basketball team’s 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.

ISMS girls basketball splits Summit

December 5, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s 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 Eagles’ 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.

December 4th

’Busco girls defeat Adams Central

December 4, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s 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 ’Busco bounced back and had a two-point lead by halftime.

December 3rd

Col. City seeking playmaker

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

ISMS girls off to strong start

December 3, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — 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.

Key girls games on tap this week

December 3, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s 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.

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