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February 19th

Local bowler places ninth in WHAC

February 19, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Former Columbia City High School bowler, Devin Arick, finished his sophomore season at Indiana Tech with high honors.

Indiana Tech’s Warriors completed the year in second place in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, and placed fourth in the WHAC Championship.

Arick was named to the WHAC Honorable Mention All-Conference Team.

He bowled in all four conference jamborees, averaging a 186.94 in 16 ga-mes. He ranked ninth in the conference.

Arick’s best finish was at the third competition, when he finished fourth with a 195.25 average.

Kreiger, Maggard prep for semi-state

February 19, 2013

CROWN POINT — 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 Canterbury’s 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 Warsaw’s girls, who are playing host to Fort Wayne South Side.

February 18th

Gross hits buzzer-beater to top ’Cats

February 18, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Saturday night’s 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 beats Scott, Northrop, 55-49

February 18, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team proved it is ready for sectional play — 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 Eagles’ senior night.

Eagles swim to fourth at sectional

February 18, 2013

WARSAW — Columbia City’s boys swim team saw its season come to a conclusion at Saturday’s 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.

“I think the boys did a fantastic job,” she said. “We came in fourth overall with just a few swimmers and they swam great.”

February 15th

Eagle swimmers qualify for sectional finals

February 15, 2013

WARSAW — Thursday was the sectional preliminary round for boys swimming, and Columbia City’s 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.

Eagle-Stars pummel Norwell, New Haven in triple dual

February 15, 2013

OSSIAN — Indian Springs Middle School’s 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.

February 14th

Just keep swimming

February 14, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School hosted a swim meet Tuesday night. Pictured above, Eagle Maggie Vandersaul swims the butterfly.

Results and more photos from Tuesday’s meet will appear in The Post & Mail as they become available.

Nicodemus to step on state mat

February 14, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — 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 ‘Busco wrestler to advance to state in two years.

ISMS tops Manchester

February 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s 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.

“We finally put four quarters together and it paid off,” said coach Tommy Baldwin. “We won as a team tonight.”

 

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