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A good season doesn’t go unnoticed in Whitley County.
One of the best combined seasons ever within the three area high schools hasn’t gone without recognition.
A 30-6 mark from Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko football squads made for an exciting season within the county lines.
With so much success, state caliber players are sure to be included in the dozens of victories.
COLUMBIA CITY — Saturday wasn’t the ideal way Columbia City (5-2) girls’ basketball wanted to start the Northeast Hoosier Conference.
Hosting Carroll (3-4), the Lady Eagles saw a close contest get away from them in the second half. With neither team seeing more than a five-point lead all game, a 4-for-19 second half shooting slump by Columbia City helped the Lady Chargers pick up a win on the road 52-46.
SOUTH WHITLEY — As any coach and its a whole other season within a season.
Saturday marked the start of the new season for Whitko (3-4) girls’ basketball. If the Three Rivers Conference opener was any indication, the Lady Wildcats are on track for big things amongst the conference’s best.
SOUTH WHITLEY — It takes two to tango but it also takes a pair of teams, wanting what only one can have, to add a little physicality.
Most like to call it a knock down, drag out contest.
Friday night’s Whitko (2-1) boys’ home opener was just that. The Wildcats were in search of their first win in the state of Indiana while Norwell (2-1) looked to remain perfect.
Using a combined 40 points two of northeast Indiana’s top 10 scorers, Whitko muscled past the Knights 58-47.
COLUMBIA CITY — Three Eagles flew above all others Friday night when Columbia City (2-1) boys’ basketball hosted Northfield (2-1).
Led by sophomore Drew Benedict’s game-high 22 points, City post players Tyler Mosher and Daniel Woll added 14 points apiece in a breakaway 55-38 win over the Norsemen.
A strong shooting night by Columbia City helped the Eagles out score Northfield in every quarter. In both halves, City shot over 50 percent going 20-for-35 for the game (57.1 percent).
FORT WAYNE — The deficit was 11 points when halftime came for Churubusco girls’ basketball Thursday night.
The height of hosting Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian used a 9-0 run in the second quarter to build up a 21-10 lead at the break.
A pressure defense by the Lady Eagles saw the double digit erased in the second half. However, a short-lived 29-28 lead disappeared in the fourth quarter as Blackhawk used free throws to hold off Churubusco 38-34.
FORT WAYNE — With a new head coach and system, Columbia City girls’ basketball has not skipped a beat in 2010.
The Lady Eagles have spent most of November winning by an average margin of 14.4 points per game.
Tuesday, Columbia City ended a 5-1 record in November with another blowout win on the road at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 46-32.
DECATUR — You have to go back five seasons for the last time Churubusco girls’ basketball had two wins in November.
Tuesday night, the Lady Eagles did it for just the second time in the last five years winning at Adams Central, 47-41.
The win is the first on the road this season for ’Busco. The last victory on the road for the Lady Eagles came back in February of 2009 at Hamilton.
SYRACUSE — Following five long rounds of wrestling, both Whitely County schools had accomplished at least some of their goals for the day.
For the Whitko Wildcats it was to repeat as Wawasee Super Duals Invitational tournament champions, and for the Columbia City Eagles it was to notch their first match win of the season.
Both teams met their goals with the Wildcats going 5-0 on the day to claim the Invitational title and the young Eagles picking up their first win of the season, a 54-27 win over Tippecanoe Valley.
WARSAW — Following up an emotional last second win over rival Whitko to open the season, Columbia City (1-1) was on the road for the first time Saturday night.
The Eagles faced the big claws of class 4A’s state runner-up and No. 3 ranked team in Warsaw (2-0).
Behind its size and senior leadership, Warsaw handed Columbia City its first loss of the season 49-31.
The Tigers had three starters at six-foot-three-inches or more standing over a smaller Columbia City squad.