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WHITLEY COUNTY â€” With one day until Thanksgiving, the boys basketball teams of Whitley County will tip off their 2013-14 seasons tonight.
Columbia City and Whitko will hold their traditional battle, set for the day before Thanksgiving. Churubusco will host Adams Central.
Last season, Columbia City picked up a 69-26 win against Whitko on its way to a 20-4 campaign.
The last time the Wildcats have gotten a win over the Eagles was in November of 2008, when they pulled out a five-point win against Columbia City.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A two-sport star at Columbia City will continue her career on the volleyball court at a Big Ten school.
Kalisha Goree, who just finished her senior year as a Lady Eagle, will go on to play volleyball at Ohio State University.
Goree will take her near year-round dedication to volleyball and apply it as a Buckeye, since she also plays club volleyball in addition to her time with Columbia City High School.
Playing at the next level has been a goal on Goreeâ€™s mind for years.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team grabbed its first win against a Class 4A team in several seasons Friday against Huntington North.
Paced by 21 points from Aly Reiff, the Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Vikings 57-51.
The last time Whitko beat a Class 4A team was in 2008 against Warsaw.
The 3-1 Lady Wildcats handed Huntington North its first loss, knocking the Lady Vikings to 2-1 on the year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s four boys basketball teams began their seasons this week with some close games.
The seventh-grade Stars opened their season with an exciting 28-27 win over Milford Middle School Monday.
With three seconds left in the game, tied at 27, Dalton Bell hit the second of two free throws to secure the win for the Stars.
They were led in scoring by Collin Wood with 16 points, followed by John Oâ€™Dellâ€™s six, Bellâ€™s four and Zach Slagalâ€™s two points.
GOSHEN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls basketball team had a rough start to its Northeast Corner Conference schedule for 2013-14.
The Lady Eagles lost at Fairifield, 60-24.
The defeat drops â€™Busco to 1-3 on the year, and 0-1 in the conference.
For the Lady Falcons, it was their first game of the season overall, putting them at 1-0 to start the campaign.
Fairfieldâ€™s Jenny Kiper led all scorers with 24 points overall. Teammate Katie Yates chipped in nine.
Churubusco was led by Shelby Brockman, Alisha Farner and Montanta Martin with six each.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Following in someone elseâ€™s footsteps and still having success can be difficult.
But Columbia City senior Andrea Richter has done that in the pool, first at her high school, and soon at her college of choice.
Richter signed this past Friday to swim at Ball State University. She will be the second member of her family to swim as a Cardinal.
Her older sister, Haley, is a senior at Ball State University this season, and has been part of several record-setting relay teams.
Andrea Richter has already qualified for the state meet as a Lady Eagle.
Whitkoâ€™s wrestling team held its intrasquad match Wednesday. Matches included the one seen here, where Evan Cozad fights to escape from Cole Findley.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” After dotting the record book at Columbia City, one Lady Eagle senior will carry on her career in Bloomington.
Samantha Roush officially signed last week to run track and cross country for Indiana University.
She is fresh off a cross country season that saw her take home 44th in the state meet.
Running at the state cross country meet in Terre Haute was nothing new for Roush, though.
The Lady Eagle senior ran at state all four years of her career, peaking with a 10th-place finish as a sophomore.
This season, she was the lone Whitley County runner at the meet.
WHITLEY COUNTYâ€” Several important basketball contests loom for Whitley Countyâ€™s teams entering the second weekend of the 2013-14 season.
Columbia City is 2-0, and is taking its perfect record on the road Saturday to play Marion.
The Lady Giants are currently 1-2, having most recently played, and lost, to Class 1A-defending state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” High goals and big achievements are the legacy Gabrielle Hazen is leaving behind as a Columbia City volleyball player.
And big goals are what she still has as she prepares to step onto the court as a Northwestern Wildcat.
Hazen officially signed with the university Friday in a ceremony at Columbia City High School.
When she officially dons the Wildcat purple, it will be a fulfilment of one goal.
â€śI realized a few years ago I could play in the Big Ten,â€ť Hazen said.