Archive - Sports Article
February 19th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A legend in Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball was present at the Eagles‚Äô game against Northrop Saturday.
Bill Schwarz, a 1960 graduate and CCHS basketball‚Äôs all-time leading scorer, traveled to the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium from his home in Chicago for Columbia City‚Äôs senior night.
The Eagles‚Äô senior night had special meaning, as two Columbia City players are the closest to Schwarz‚Äôs record that any hoopster has been since 1977.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Former Columbia City High School bowler, Devin Arick, finished his sophomore season at Indiana Tech with high honors.
Indiana Tech‚Äôs 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‚Äôs best finish was at the third competition, when he finished fourth with a 195.25 average.
CROWN POINT ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs girls, who are playing host to Fort Wayne South Side.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Saturday night‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team proved it is ready for sectional play ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äô senior night.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys swim team saw its season come to a conclusion at Saturday‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúI think the boys did a fantastic job,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúWe came in fourth overall with just a few swimmers and they swam great.‚ÄĚ
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Thursday was the sectional preliminary round for boys swimming, and Columbia City‚Äôs 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.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs 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.
Indian Springs Middle School hosted a swim meet Tuesday night. Pictured above, Eagle Maggie Vandersaul swims the butterfly.
Results and more photos from Tuesday‚Äôs meet will appear in The Post & Mail as they become available.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄėBusco wrestler to advance to state in two years.