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CHURUBUSCO -â Every basketball team in the state of Indiana starts out with the same goal: to win a conference title.
The Churubusco Eagles used a heavy dose of Paul Forman and their trademark stingy defense to take another step towards that goal Friday night. Forman put up 28 points and the defense held Prairie Heights to 12 points in the first half.
That was all the Eagles needed to earn their third North East Corner Conference win of the season by knocking off the Prairie Heights Panthers, 56-41.
COLUMBIA CITY â In a game where both teams are playing a patient, passing offense each possession is at a premium.
Columbia Cityâs boysâ basketball team made the most of their possessions, gradually extending their lead until they were able to distance themselves from the visiting East Noble Knights for a 47-30 Northeast Hoosier Conference win Friday night.
The Eagles controlled the first six minutes of the game, running out to a 9-0 lead behind balanced scoring led by four points from Brachen Hazen, a three pointer from senior Mason Coverstone and a basket from Matt Benedict.
Columbia City High School Lady Eagle Aubrey Wright, a senior, was recognized at last Saturdayâs Fort Wayne Mad Ants game as âMad Ants / McDonaldâs Girls Player of the Monthâ for November. Pictured, from left, are Garrett Martz, vice president of sales and marketing for the Mad Ants, Aubrey Wright and The Mad Ant. Her family, coaches, teammates and their parents attended the game Saturday. She is the daughter of Robin and Teresa Wright, of Columbia City. The CCHS Lady Eaglesâ record is 8-2.
LIGONIER â Young teams have to go through some growing pains from time to time. The Whitko Lady Wildcats have five wins this season against five teams with losing records. This week presents two tough tests. The first test came Thursday night at West Noble. With all underclassmen on the floor to end the game, the Lady âCats gained some valuable experience, but it came in a loss to the Lady Chargers 42-40.
Whitko struggled through the first three quarters of play, especially when sophomore Aly Reiff was out of the line-up.
CHURUBUSCO â The Churubusco boysâ basketball team used a 25-point fourth quarter surge to blow open a close game and seal a 69-54 win over the visiting East Noble Knights in a Tuesday night game played on the Eaglesâ home floor.
Churubusco held a four-point 44-40 lead going into the fourth quarter, before putting up 25 points in the final quarter, outscoring the visitors by 11.
COLUMBIA CITY â When going into a match, where the outcome is already decided, the difficulty lies in keeping focus. The Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad went into Wednesdayâs Alumni Night match with visiting Norwell with the outcome already determined. A depleted Norwell squad was giving up forfeits in seven of 14 weight classes. The Eagles picked up wins in six of the seven contested weight classes to overwhelm the Knights 72-6.
NEW CASTLE â Loaded with basketball talent and tradition, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 2015 womens induction class, to be honored at the 14th annual Womens Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Among those being honored with induction is 1963 Columbia City graduate Mike Hey.
WARSAW â After a string of eight straight wins to open the season, the Columbia City Lady Eagles dropped their second straight contest, and for remarkably similar reasons. In a Tuesday night game that bore a striking similarity to the loss to Norwell, Columbia City problems at the free throw line and an inconsistent offense led to a 43-36 loss to Warsaw in a game played at the Tiger Den.
The Lady Eagles and the Tigers played through a very close first quarter with the lead see-sawing back and forth throughout the eight minutes.
CHURUBUSCO â Churubusco dropped to third in the latest Class A Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Poll.
The Eagles fell from their first place pre-season ranking to third behind first place Adams Central and second place Fremont High School. Adams Central polled 78 points, Fremont 65 and âBusco was third with 50 points.
The Eagles led Bremen, which was fourth with 42 points and South Adams rounded out the top five with 41 points.
Churubusco next takes the mats Saturday Dec. 20 when they travel to Carroll for the Carroll Super Duals.
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