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GAS CITY â€” The wait is over.
Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team was in suspense, waiting find out who it would play in Fridayâ€™s sectional semifinal. The answer is in â€” Heritage.
The Lady Wildcats drew the bye in Class 3A, Sectional 23 at Mississinewa. That meant Whitko had to wait on the winner of Heritage and Bellmont, who played Tuesday. Heritage scored a 61-49 triumph.
These are the sports headlines in Thursday's issue:
County wrestlers one meet away from state
Murphy signs with Miami of Ohio
Whitko to take on Heritage
Lady Eagles suffer loss to Carroll in first round of sectional, 65-57
Jared Murphy signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday at Columbia City High School. By signing, Murphy officially committed to play NCAA Division I football at Miami University in Ohio. The occasion took place on National Signing Day for Division I College Football.
Those seated, from the left, are Coach Randy Hudgins, Jared Murphy, and his parents, Jo and Chuck Murphy. Standing, from the left, are CCHS Athletic Director Geoff Penrod, Coach Chris Benedict, Ben Murphy, Adam Murphy, and Jim Pope.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team begins sectional play tonight at Snider. The Lady Eagles take on Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll. Churubusco and Whitko both play their first rounds on Friday.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s wrestling team traveled to Carroll Middle School for a conference-rival match.
The Eagles of ISMS fought hard and beat the Chargers by a score of 44-33.
Victorious for the Eagles in the varsity lineup were: AJ Chapin, Braden Baker, Jacob Wigent, Hunter Reed, Matt Wright, Seth Rosen, Jacob Whitehead, Jacob Elkins, Jackson Wilcoxson and Weston Ottinger.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City's boys basketball program hasn't had a player pass 1,000 career points since 1976, when Brent Johnson graduated with 1,074.
The 2013 Eagles' team had its second player pass the milestone, as Derek Hinen scored 12 points against Norwell to set his all-time scoring at 1,005.
His teammate, Drew Benedict, passed the mark earlier this season, in the team's third game of the season against Northfield.
"I'm sure there's not a whole lot of teams that have two players with more than 1,000 points," Hinen said.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Twenty Whitley County wrestlers embarked on the second leg of the IHSAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament at Saturdayâ€™s Carrroll Regional tournament.
Eleven of those, including two weight-class champions, will advance to next Saturdayâ€™s 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 Carrollâ€™s 180.
GARRETT â€” A 0-14 start to the Eaglesâ€™ season notwithstanding, Churubuscoâ€™s 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 Churubuscoâ€™s recent run of close games, as the Eagles were beaten soundly 54-38.
â€śWe didnâ€™t play as well as weâ€™ve been playing,â€ť said Churubusco head coach Mike McBride. â€śUnfortunately, it was a night where we didnâ€™t perform as well we would have liked.â€ť
Churubuscoâ€™s largest deficit in the game was 26 points.
DENVER â€” A three-headed scoring effort keyed Whitkoâ€™s 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 â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s 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 â€” before the Knights could get a shot off.
â€śWe set the tone early in the game that we were going to be in control of it,â€ť 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.