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COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ A third-quarter East Noble spark caused a 43-40 loss for Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team.
‚ÄúWe beat them in every statistical category except scoring in the third quarter and free throw shooting,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said.
Columbia City shot 3-for-12 from the stripe while the Lady Knights were 18-for-28.
Columbia City had as much as a 15-4 lead halfway through the second quarter, until the Lady Knights rallied to more than double their points in less than one minute to make the score 15-10.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ After having as much as a 25-16 lead in the second quarter over Three Rivers Conference Foe Tippecanoe Valley, the Vikings rallied to win 59-40 in Friday night‚Äôs boys basketball game at Whitko.
Former Wildcat Coach and current Tippy Valley Head Coach Bill Patrick added to his countless number of wins on Whitko‚Äôs court.
Patrick was inducted into the Whitko Hall of Fame before the game.
Two of Tippy Valley‚Äôs top scorers, Tanner Andrews and Nick Kindig, kicked off the game with the opening four points, their first of 37, collectively.
KENDALVILLE ¬≠‚ÄĒ Columbia City boys basketball continued its winning ways Friday, traveling to East Noble High School and routed the Knights, 59-43.
Daniel Woll got started early, grabbing the first defensive rebound of the game after two missed East Noble shots.
He was rewarded with the ball on the other end and put in a shot for the first Eagle points.
After three consecutive missed shots by the Knights, Woll stopped the fourth attempt himself, recording a block.
Derek Hinen and Drew Benedict also began contributing from the onset.
SOUTH WHITLEY ‚ÄĒ The Lady Wildcat basketball team not only battled West Noble Thursday night, but fought sickness and injury to pull out a 49-35 win over the Lady Chargers.
Head Coach Brandon Bradley said several players were sick and senior Katee Reiff was out with a knee injury, posing more of a challenge than their opponents.
‚ÄúTo be able to play the way they did tonight and not use it as a crutch shows how tough they are,‚ÄĚ Bradley said.
Bradley had to rely on strong play from the bench with Whitko‚Äôs main guartds, Cagney Craig and Micaela Sylvester, limited on playing time.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Eagle wrestling got its first Northeast Hoosier Conference win Thursday, defeating the visiting Norwell by a score of 38-37.
At one point in the dual meet, Columbia City had a 21 point advantage, however when the final match ended, the teams were tied at 37.
The referee went to the rulebook to determine the victor.
According to National Federation of State High School Association rulebook on tie-breaker scoring, subsection H, the team having the greater number (total match points) of first-points scored shall be declared the winner.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Second-half mistakes cost the Columbia City girls basketball team a win Tuesday night against Warsaw.
The Lady Tigers capitalized on nine miscues in the third quarter and 27 on the game to beat the Lady Eagles at home, 57-38.
Columbia City had a 16-12 lead in the first quarter, which dwindled to a 27-27 tie at halftime.
The Lady Eagles went to the free throw line 14 times in the first half, shooting 79 percent from behind the stripe.
Kalisha Goree made the most free shots, finishing 6-of-10 attempts.
CHURUBUSCO ¬≠‚ÄĒ Sometimes contests are decided early.
Occasionally, games are considered ‚Äúover‚ÄĚ at halftime.
Tuesday night‚Äôs basketball game between host Churubusco and the Manchester Squires was decided after the first quarter, as the Eagles used a tight defense and a patient offense to gain a 16-point lead in the first quarter to catapult their way to a 57-25 win.
‚ÄúWe talked about being focused,‚ÄĚ said Eagle Head Coach Michael McBride. ‚ÄúThey came out, not doing anything fancy, just good hard man-to-man defense and good execution offensively.‚ÄĚ
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Both the CCHS boys and girls swimmers had a strong showing Tuesday, sending the Bishop Luers swim team home with a loss in the Eagles first and only home meet.
The boys meet was a blow-out. The Eagles won by a point score of 121-36.
Though not winning by quite as much as the boys, the girls came away with a strong victory, beating the Lady Knights 100-63.
The boys placed first and third in the 200-yard medley relay.
Eagle Tucker Daniel took the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of 2:07.66.
The boys placed first in every single race.
OSSIAN ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys swim team fell seven points short of second place Saturday afternoon at the Norwell Invitational.
The girls team finished fourth out of ten teams at Wawasee Saturday morning.
‚ÄúSome of the boys had tremendous time drops,‚ÄĚ Columbia City Head Coach Kristen Swonger said.
Cole Smith won both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events.
Smith was the only Eagle to place first Saturday.
‚ÄúCole keeps getting closer to breaking both school records,‚ÄĚ Swonger said.
Swonger said the boys meet was close, coming down to the last two races.
NEW HAVEN ‚ÄĒ Saturday‚Äôs Northeast Hoosier Conference Triple Dual at New Haven High School was a bad news - good news situation for the Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad.
The bad news for the Eagles was that they went 0-3 on the day, dropping matches to Homestead, host New Haven and Carroll.
The good news for Columbia City was that it had several wrestlers turn in solid performances and that the team as a whole was competitive in an opening round loss to a strong Homestead squad.