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February 10th, 2012
CARROLL â€” Lady Eagle basketball season has come to a close. In round two of sectional play Friday, Columbia City traveled to Carroll, host of the Class 4A Sectional 5, and lost to Fort Wayne Snider in a tough fought contest. The Lady Panthers were victorious by a score of 56-47, a much smaller margin than the 35-point Snider victory in November.
GAS CITY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team battled back from a 34-14 third-quarter deficit to come within four points of a win Friday night in the semi-final sectional game at Mississinewa against Bellmont.
After a 26-13 advantage at halftime, the Squaws scored six points to the Lady â€™Catsâ€™ one, giving Whitko a 20-point deficit with just over three minutes left in the third quarter.
HAMILTON â€” Churu-buscoâ€™s boys basketball squad traveled to Northeast Corner Conference foe Hamilton Thursday night. The Eagles put the Marines away early, holding the hosts scoreless for the first fourteen minutes of play on their way to a dominating 62-25 win.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team broke a four-game losing streak Thursday night at home against Carroll.
The Eagles beat the Chargers by 10 points earlier this season at the holiday tournament and won 45-39 in the official Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up.
The low-scoring game had only eight Columbia City field goals in the entire 32 minutes.
Both teams only had three points each after over four minutes of play and Carroll finished the first quarter with the lead, 13-8.
MONROE â€” The Churubusco Lady Eagles began their â€śsecond seasonâ€ť with a trip to Adams Central High School to take on a statistically similar South Adams Lady Starfire squad with the winner advancing to meet host Adams Central in the semifinals.
â€™Buscoâ€™s season will continue as they jumped out to a big first quarter lead and used a stifling defense to take a 42-27 win over the Lady Starfires.
The Lady Eagles extended their defense keeping the Lady Starfires off balance the entire first half, holding South Adams to three first quarter points and only seven in the entire first half.
GAS CITY â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team is advancing to the semi-finals in this weekâ€™s battle for the sectional title after beating host Mississinewa on its home court Tuesday, 73-43.
After a competitive 12-8 first quarter, the Lady Wildcats built a comfortable lead in the second period and maintained it throughout the rest of the game.
Whitko began the second quarter with 10 unanswered points and held the Lady Indians scoreless for almost four minutes.
Whitko had a 32-18 lead at halftime.
WARSAW â€” The Warsaw girls swimming sectional finals took place Saturday, and Columbia City Lady Eagle Libby Bower had been here before.
As a freshman and sophomore, Bower finished second in 100-yard butterfly consolation races.
Her junior year, she finished fifth in the sectional final to determine the state tourney representative, missing her trip to the finals by four places. Saturday, the senior again improved upon her previous efforts, taking first place and taking her first trip to Indianapolis with a time of 1:06.27.
HUNTERTOWN â€” The season goes on for all three Whitley County wrestling teams as Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko each qualified a wrestler for next Saturdayâ€™s IHSAA Wrestling Semi-State.
Columbia Cityâ€™s Russell Hazelet qualified with a fourth-place finish at 182 pounds and Churubusco freshman Chase Downing advanced by placing fourth in the 120-pound weight class. Whitko senior Cody Bays will represent the Wildcats by way of a third-place finish at 145 pounds.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Lady Eagles basketball team opened a boy-girl double-header with a loss Friday, falling to the visiting Lady Lakers of Lakeland, 49-44.
In the first quarter, Lakeland jumped out to an early lead off of consecutive scores from Abi Thompson. After a foul shot from Thompson the Lady Eagles found themselves on the wrong end of a 5-0 deficit three minutes into the game.
Thompson scored again for Lakeland, but it was the last basket the Lady Lakers would score in the opening period.
Savannah Labenz scored four straight points to give Churubusco the lead.
WARSAW â€“ Columbia City High School started its swim program 15 years ago. Assistant Coach Phil Stanczak has been around for nearly all of them.
â€śIn my 14 years of doing this, Iâ€™ve never seen that happen,â€ť said Stanczak. â€śThatâ€ť being sending an Eagle diver â€“ boy or girl â€“ to the state regional tournament.
That changed Saturday. Lady Eagle diver junior Audrey Gruettert finished in the top four at the Warsaw sectional, advancing her to regionals Tuesday. Gruettertâ€™s 306.7 score placed her in fourth.
â€śIâ€™m very excited; still kind of in shock,â€ť Gruettert said.