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January 6th, 2012
John Davis and teammate Audrey Gruettert dove Thursday night at Homestead in the conference meet. The meet will conclude Saturday with the swim events, starting at 11 a.m.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City wrestling alumni â€“ on hand for Alumni Night Wednesday â€“ didnâ€™t quite get the show they were hoping for.
The Eagles lost to East Noble, 60-10.
â€śI was very proud of our guys,â€ť said Eagle Head Coach Blane Culp. â€śFor the most part our guys really went after them. Itâ€™s a tough team. (Head Coach) Keith Koffarâ€™s got them going.â€ť
After five matches, East Noble led 21-4.
Despite the loss, the Eagles only surrendered four pins in 12 matches, something Culp said the coaches have stressed to the team this year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Eagle junior varsity wrestling got a taste of victory Wednesday, winning three of its four matches and defeating East Nobleâ€™s JV squad 15-6.
Brice Bauer opened the meet at 145 pounds with a 9-3 win over his Knight opponent. Bauer was down 3-0 heading into the final period.
Head Coach Blane Culp said the team preaches that it is a six-minute match and Bauer showed that by continuing to work.
At 152 and having to mount several counters, Columbia Cityâ€™s Hunter LaRue got a pinfall victory with time expiring in the first period.
WOODBURN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team traveled to Woodlan Wednesday night to post a 71-49 win and improve the Eagles to a winning record (4-3).
â€™Buscoâ€™s Josh LeFever scored 10 of the Eaglesâ€™ 16 first-quarter points, while the defense held the Warriors to nine.
â€śHe (LeFever) got off on a real good roll in the first quarter,â€ť Churubusco Head Coach Mike McBride said. â€śIn the first quarter we did a nice job defensively, they have some kids that shoot it pretty well and we stopped them.â€ť
See the Wednesday, Jan. 4 edition of The Post and Mail for more awards photos.
December 30th, 2011
HUNTERTOWN â€” In last yearâ€™s sectional title game against Wawasee, Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team fell to a 10-0 deficit in the first quarter but came back to win the title 67-66
The Eagles didnâ€™t have the same luck in Fridayâ€™s holiday shoot-out championship game against Homestead.
The Spartans jumped out to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter and Columbia City never recovered, picking up its second loss of the season, 63-45.
â€śIt was disappointing to come out to a team that we knew was going to be good and not put our best foot forward,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said.
PERU â€” Guaranteed to at least match the girlsâ€™ second place finish, Whitko boys basketball took the court Friday in the final game of Peruâ€™s Holiday Tournament.
The Wildcats faced, and beat, the LaVille Lancers by a final of 64-55.
The half ended with a difference of just one point, 26-25 in favor of LaVille. At the break, Logan Irwin had 13 of his team leading 34 points.
Though keeping the score close, the Wildcats were just 7-for-29 in the first half (.241).
In the third quarter, following the fifth tie of the game (29), the Lancers scored 11 of the next 14 points.
PERU â€” Both Whitkoâ€™s boys and girls basketball teams are advancing to the championship games at the Peru tournament tonight.
The girls won the tournament last season and are looking to do the same this year after a 69-48 win over LaVille Thursday night.
The Lady Wildcats (5-6) face host Peru (4-7) tonight in the championship game at 6 p.m.
The boys picked up their second win of the season Thursday against Peru, 66-50.
Logan Irwin had six 3-pointers in his 34 points.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team combined for 149 points in two games Thursday at its holiday shoot-out.
Columbia Cityâ€™s gym hosted six games between six schools and the Eagles finished the day undefeated, beating Prairie Heights and East Noble.
The hosts beat Prairie Heights by 71 points, scoring 94 and holding the 2-7 Panthers to 23 points.
The Eagles had a 50-15 lead at halftime.
Drew Benedict and Drew Burnsworth combined for five 3-pointers in the first half, eight on the game and 16 on the day.
MIDDLEBURY â€” Col-umbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team finished its holiday tournament at Northridge Wednesday with a win over Andrean and a loss to Homestead.
The Lady Eagles started the day against the 0-12 Andrean 59ers, winning 61-15 over a young team.
â€śThey had a lot of girls decide not to play at the last minute,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said. â€śTheyâ€™re playing a lot of young girls and theyâ€™re working hard.â€ť