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February 20th, 2013
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” It wasnâ€™t derailed. Maybe just thrown off course slightly.
Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball team posted a record in 2012-13 of 7-14. When the season began though, it already felt like the Lady Wildcats were playing from behind.
Whitko was thrown a curve ball early in the season as it had to deal with injuries to a pair of key players. If that was not enough, the team was already staring down being without six seniors who graduated in 2012.
AUBURN â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s wrestling team grappled against DeKalb Monday and is still without a loss.
The Eagles topped their Northeast Hoosier Middle School Conference foe DeKalb by a 61-22 score.
Winners for ISMS were: AJ Chapin, Braden Baker, Joe Willson, Jacob Wigent, Dylan McClure, Tate Homan, Hunter Reed, Matt Wright, Seth Rosen, Jake Whitehead, Jackson Wilcoxson and Weston Ottinger.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Indianaâ€™s High School Athletic Association held its sectional draw Sunday.
Whitko and Churubusco play in the opening rounds, which are slated for Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Columbia City is scheduled to play its first game Feb. 27.
Whitkoâ€™s sectional is being held at Norwell, and the Wildcats face Bellmont in the 7:30 p.m. game. Churubusco is traveling to South Adams to face Adams Central at 6 p.m.
Columbia City faces East Noble at Carroll at 6 p.m.
The Post & Mail will publish a Boys Sectional Preview tabloid, which is scheduled to be inserted this week.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A legend in Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball was present at the Eaglesâ€™ game against Northrop Saturday.
Bill Schwarz, a 1960 graduate and CCHS basketballâ€™s all-time leading scorer, traveled to the Donald S. Weeks gymnasium from his home in Chicago for Columbia Cityâ€™s senior night.
The Eaglesâ€™ senior night had special meaning, as two Columbia City players are the closest to Schwarzâ€™s record that any hoopster has been since 1977.
FORT WAYNE â€” Former Columbia City High School bowler, Devin Arick, finished his sophomore season at Indiana Tech with high honors.
Indiana Techâ€™s 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.
Arickâ€™s best finish was at the third competition, when he finished fourth with a 195.25 average.
CROWN POINT â€” 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 Canterburyâ€™s 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 Warsawâ€™s girls, who are playing host to Fort Wayne South Side.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Saturday nightâ€™s 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 â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team proved it is ready for sectional play â€” 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 Eaglesâ€™ senior night.
WARSAW â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys swim team saw its season come to a conclusion at Saturdayâ€™s 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.
â€śI think the boys did a fantastic job,â€ť she said. â€śWe came in fourth overall with just a few swimmers and they swam great.â€ť
WARSAW â€” Thursday was the sectional preliminary round for boys swimming, and Columbia Cityâ€™s 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.