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February 18th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team proved it is ready for sectional play ‚ÄĒ 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 Eagles‚Äô senior night.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys swim team saw its season come to a conclusion at Saturday‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúI think the boys did a fantastic job,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúWe came in fourth overall with just a few swimmers and they swam great.‚ÄĚ
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Thursday was the sectional preliminary round for boys swimming, and Columbia City‚Äôs 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.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs wrestling team began its season with an undefeated record.
The Eagles faced New Haven and Norwell Wednesday night in a triple dual, topping Norwell by a decisive 72-15 score and beating New Haven by default.
The Bulldogs only brought seven grapplers.
Picking up wins against New Haven were: A.J. Chapin, Matt Wright, Seth Rosen, Jake Elkins and Jackson Wilcoxson.
Indian Springs Middle School hosted a swim meet Tuesday night. Pictured above, Eagle Maggie Vandersaul swims the butterfly.
Results and more photos from Tuesday‚Äôs meet will appear in The Post & Mail as they become available.
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.