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February 6th, 2013
Jared Murphy signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday at Columbia City High School. By signing, Murphy officially committed to play NCAA Division I football at Miami University in Ohio. The occasion took place on National Signing Day for Division I College Football.
Those seated, from the left, are Coach Randy Hudgins, Jared Murphy, and his parents, Jo and Chuck Murphy. Standing, from the left, are CCHS Athletic Director Geoff Penrod, Coach Chris Benedict, Ben Murphy, Adam Murphy, and Jim Pope.
Columbia City‚Äôs girls basketball team begins sectional play tonight at Snider. The Lady Eagles take on Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Carroll. Churubusco and Whitko both play their first rounds on Friday.
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ Indian Springs Middle School‚Äôs wrestling team traveled to Carroll Middle School for a conference-rival match.
The Eagles of ISMS fought hard and beat the Chargers by a score of 44-33.
Victorious for the Eagles in the varsity lineup were: AJ Chapin, Braden Baker, Jacob Wigent, Hunter Reed, Matt Wright, Seth Rosen, Jacob Whitehead, Jacob Elkins, Jackson Wilcoxson and Weston Ottinger.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City's boys basketball program hasn't had a player pass 1,000 career points since 1976, when Brent Johnson graduated with 1,074.
The 2013 Eagles' team had its second player pass the milestone, as Derek Hinen scored 12 points against Norwell to set his all-time scoring at 1,005.
His teammate, Drew Benedict, passed the mark earlier this season, in the team's third game of the season against Northfield.
"I'm sure there's not a whole lot of teams that have two players with more than 1,000 points," Hinen said.
HUNTERTOWN ‚ÄĒ Twenty Whitley County wrestlers embarked on the second leg of the IHSAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament at Saturday‚Äôs Carrroll Regional tournament.
Eleven of those, including two weight-class champions, will advance to next Saturday‚Äôs Fort Wayne Semi-State at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
Although wrestlers advance on an individual basis, a team score was also kept, with Churubusco taking second with 92.5 points behind Carroll‚Äôs 180.
GARRETT ‚ÄĒ A 0-14 start to the Eagles‚Äô season notwithstanding, Churubusco‚Äôs three games prior to Saturday night had gone down to the wire.
Only one resulted in an Eagle win, but it would be hard to doubt their moxie. Saturday night in Garrett, the Railroaders derailed Churubusco‚Äôs recent run of close games, as the Eagles were beaten soundly 54-38.
‚ÄúWe didn‚Äôt play as well as we‚Äôve been playing,‚ÄĚ said Churubusco head coach Mike McBride. ‚ÄúUnfortunately, it was a night where we didn‚Äôt perform as well we would have liked.‚ÄĚ
Churubusco‚Äôs largest deficit in the game was 26 points.
DENVER ‚ÄĒ A three-headed scoring effort keyed Whitko‚Äôs boys basketball team to a Three Rivers Conference victory Friday.
The Wildcats defeated North Miami on the road by a final score of 45-41. It was the second consecutive league win for Whitko.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team rebounded from a Northeast Hoosier Conference loss to New Haven last week with a win over Norwell Saturday.
The Eagles set the tone for the game from the opening possessions, stealing the ball from Norwell on its first two possessions ‚ÄĒ before the Knights could get a shot off.
‚ÄúWe set the tone early in the game that we were going to be in control of it,‚ÄĚ Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said.
The Eagles had a 23-10 lead after the first quarter, and a 42-20 advantage at halftime.
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs girls swim team ended its season with a sixth-place sectional finish on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles ended the meet with 141 team points. Culver Academy came in first with a team score of 445. Host Warsaw was second with 382.
Columbia City netted a couple of fifth place finishes on the afternoon. Taylor Hartsock came in fifth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:10.19 and the 200 freestyle relay squad of Katlin Knott, Hartsock, Mishayla Hager and Cassie Bosselman came in fifth at a time of 1:55.39.
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ Twenty wrestlers from Whitley County advanced to Saturday‚Äôs regional meet at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne and now stand just two weekends away from the state tournament.
Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko were all at the sectional meet at Carroll last Saturday. Churubusco was second to the hosts in the team race and is sending eight wrestlers to this weekend‚Äôs meet. Columbia City and Whitko will each send six to regionals.