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February 14th, 2013
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.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs 8th-grade Lady Stars played host to the Lady Squires of Manchester Wednesday night.
The Lady Stars improved to 8-5 on the season with a 36-17 win over the visitors.
Mason Van Houten scored 20 points to lead Indian Springs.
Madison Hansen also chipped in 11 points. Crystal Van Houten and Justene Whitehead each scored two points and Bella Krieg added a free throw to round out the scoring for ISMS.
‚ÄúWe finally put four quarters together and it paid off,‚ÄĚ said coach Tommy Baldwin. ‚ÄúWe won as a team tonight.‚ÄĚ
Cody Rice, a Columbia City resident and senior at Bishop Dwenger High School, was awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, a full tuition and housing college scholarship.
Evans Scholars are golf caddies who were selected based on four criteria: A strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.
Rice was awarded the scholarship to Purdue University, where he will live in the Evans Scholarship House on campus. The scholarship is valued at more than $70,000 over four years.
Rice has been a caddy at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School hosted a wrestling invitational Saturday with four middle schools.
East Noble, Lakeland, Adams Central and Lincoln fell to the Eagles, who went 3-0 on the day and beat last year‚Äôs champions from Lincoln.
In the championship match, Indian Springs was trailing Lincoln with two wrestlers remaining. In the third period, Jackson Wilcoxon pinned his man to make the score 44-42. ISMS was behind by two points going into the final match.
Weston Ottinger pinned his opponent in eight seconds to make the score 48-44 ‚ÄĒ and take the win.
Mason Rhodes, 17, daughter of John And Julie Rhodes, Columbia City High School, signed with Indiana Tech‚Äôs girls bowling team last week.
Rhodes is graduating from CCHS as a junior and has been a member of Columbia City‚Äôs varsity bowling team for three years. She finished the regular high school season with a 198 average, carries a high game of 266 and a series high of 694. Rhodes is the 2012-13 girls team captain. The girls team was sectional champion and regional champs.
Pictured, from left, Indiana Tech bowling coach Larry Secrist, Mason Rhodes, Indiana Tech coach Greg Kirnberger.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Eleven Whitley County wrestlers qualified for the Fort Wayne Semi-State tournament, and for all but one of them, the opportunity to advance to the State Finals at Banker‚Äôs Life Fieldhouse came to an end.
Churubusco senior Jason Nicodemus took third place in the 220-pound weight class to advance to next weekends‚Äô state finals.
In a semifinal that matched two unbeaten wrestlers, Kokomo junior Fletcher Miller (47-0) scored an early takedown and went on to score a pinfall win over Nicodemus (27-0) in 1:47.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ The Wildcats are getting hot at the right time of the season.
That is the key, according to many coaches, to basketball success. Whitko‚Äôs boys team may be finding that fact, as the Wildcats won their third game in a row Saturday, which was also the third straight Three Rivers Conference victory.
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team beat Carroll by two points for the second time this season, winning 51-49.
The Eagles took on the Chargers in the holiday tournament Dec. 29, topping Carroll in a low-scoring, 45-43, game.
In Thursday‚Äôs official Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up, Carroll had a one-point lead with five seconds to go.
Sophomore Mason Coverstone ‚ÄĒ who hadn‚Äôt scored since the first quarter ‚ÄĒ lined up on the baseline.
CHURUBUSCO ‚ÄĒ Churubusco‚Äôs boys basketball team took another step of progress in a Northeast Corner Conference win Thursday.
The Eagles were able to build upon a lead and make it larger in their 62-48 defeat of Hamilton at home.
‚ÄėBusco now has a record of 2-17 on the year and is 2-6 in the conference. Hamilton drops to 5-13 and is 1-7 in the NECC.
‚ÄúWe played with the lead,‚ÄĚ Eagle head coach Michael McBride said. ‚ÄúNot only did we have the lead, but we extended the lead, which is something we have not had the opportunity to do a lot with our season the way it‚Äôs gone.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Senior night is the final home swimming meet of the season and a tune-up for the upcoming IHSAA Sectional.
It all came together for the Eagles Thursday night, providing the backdrop for a 117-42 win for Columbia City‚Äôs boys swim team over the visiting Wabash Apaches.
The Eagles took first in 10-of-11 events, sweeping the first three places in both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly race.
The Eagles will head into the Warsaw IHSAA Sectional next week.
‚ÄúI think the boys are ready,‚ÄĚ said Columbia City head coach Kristen Swonger.