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January 29th, 2013
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team is looking to take revenge on Northrop Feb. 16, as the Eagles host the team that beat them, 63-55, in the sectional finals last season. The Bruins are 15-3 and Columbia City is 14-3. Above, Drew Benedict walks off the court after the season-ending loss to Northrop.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Indiana High School Athletic Association held its girls basketball sectional draw Sunday night. Sectionals will be held Feb. 4-9.
Columbia City drew Carroll in the opening round of the Class 4A sectional.
The Lady Eagles are currently 7-14, and Carroll has a 9-10 record.
In their regular season match up, the Lady Chargers topped Columbia City in a close 59-52 Northeast Hoosier Conference game.
FORT WAYNE â€” Wrestlers from Churubusco, Columbia City and Whitko started the IHSAA Individual State Tournament trail at Saturdayâ€™s Carroll Sectional Tournament.
Whitley Countyâ€™s schools fared well, with 20 wrestlers advancing to next Saturdayâ€™s regional competition.
Churubusco led the county schools with a second-place team finish, while advancing eight wrestlers, with three of those capturing three individual weight-class titles.
Columbia City and Whitko both advanced six wrestlers to regionals.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls basketball team lost to the Central Noble Lady Cougars earlier in January in the Northeast Corner Conference tournament. The Lady Eagles lost that game at home, 39-36.
â€˜Busco had a second chance at the 2-16 Lady Cougars Saturday, on the Lady Eaglesâ€™ senior night.
â€™Busco trailed by one with 20 seconds in the ball game, but were unable to connect with the basket in the time remaining, and lost 34-30.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City seniors Megan Deutsch and Hannah Schnorr finished their final basketball game at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium Saturday in prime fashion.
The Lady Eagles seniors combined for 19 points to win the Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up over New Haven, 64-37.
The game didnâ€™t start the way it finished. New Haven jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the first two minutes of the game.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team was one week removed from a big conference win, but failed to make it two in a row by falling to Wabash Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats lost to the Lady Apaches by a final score of 47-35. The defeat drops Whitko to 6-13 for the year. Wabash is now 13-6. The Lady Wildcats wrap up the Three Rivers Conference slate with a mark of 2-5 for the campaign. The Lady Apaches ended with a record of 6-1 in the loop.
These are the sports stories in Monday's issue:
IHSAA announces sectional pairings
20 grapplers advance to regional
'Busco falls to Central Noble
Lady Eagles win on senior night
Whitko girls drop TRC game to Wabash
NEW HAVEN â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team lost its third game Friday night, falling to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, 69-54.
The Bulldogs (9-4) jumped out to an 8-4 lead in the opening three minutes, as the Eagles struggled offensively throughout the game.
Columbia City shot 34 percent from the field in the first half and 41 percent on the game.
Eagle Drew Benedict connected with two 3-pointers, three free throws and a field goal to lead Columbia City with 11 of its 15 first-quarter points.
Benedict finished the game as the Eaglesâ€™ top scorer with 20 points.
Columbia City runner Tiffany Harber committed to Manchester College recently. Harber is a track and cross country runner for the Lady Eagles. She is pictured with Columbia City head cross country and girls track coach Bob Fahl (left) and assistant coach Tim Hearld.
Here are the sports headlines in Friday's issue:
Harber commits to Manchester
Luck eager to make 1st Pro Bowl appearance
Voice of Te'o prankster? Couric plays voicemails
No. 2 Michigan defeats Purdue
At Pro Bowl, Peterson doesn't plan to let up