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January 17th, 2013
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s wrestling team suffered a disappointing loss on senior night to Garrett Wednesday, 37-33.
The Eagles went into the final match with a one-point, 34-33 deficit. Despite 152-pound Riley Harterâ€™s best effort, he lost 10-3 to Garrettâ€™s Sam Lawrence.
Although it was one of the final matches of the season, it was Harterâ€™s first time on the mat as a varsity grappler.
Columbia City head coach Blane Culp commended the efforts of Noah Ray and Michael Wright. Wright won a close match in the 126-pound weight class.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” With high school wrestlingâ€™s regular season meets drawing to a close this week, all teams, including the three Whitley County squads (Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko) are all preparing for their â€śsecond seasonâ€ť of conference tournaments and the month-long Indiana High School Athletic Association Individual State Tournament series.
All three Whitley County teams will be traveling this Saturday for their conference tournaments. Each enters the tournament with differing, yet similar, goals.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s 8th-grade Lady Eagles (12-2) traveled to East Noble Monday night and won a hard-fought battle by the score of 50-45.
Three players scored in double figures for the Lady Eagles, with Holly Martinez leading the charge with 15 points. Miranda McConnell had 11 points and Darian Farber added 10, with six points coming in the final quarter. Chelsea Pettigrew contributed eight points inside and Morgan Bales had four â€” including two key free throws in the fourth quarter.
Here are the sports headlines in Thursday's Post & Mail:
Columbia City's football season in review, part 3
Columbia City wrestlers fall in final match
Grapplers prep for offseason
ISMS wins three in a row
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second of a four-part series on Columbia Cityâ€™s football team.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whatever plans the Eagles made for 2012 â€” Columbia City was brought down to Earth in a season-opening loss at the hands of its neighbors to the west, the Warsaw Tigers.
The Eagles fell by a score of 20-14 in a game where their defense gave up 323 rushing yards.
â€śI was disappointed by how we came out in that first game,â€ť said head coach Randy Hudgins. â€śBut, that game got us much more focused.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Former Whitko head coach Rob Irwin tried out his third team against Eagle head coach Chris Benedict Tuesday at Columbia City Tuesday. After taking on the Eagles with Carroll, Whitko and now Huntington North, Irwin fell just short of his first win against Benedict since 2001.
Irwinâ€™s only two wins over Columbia City as Whitkoâ€™s play-caller came in 2008 and 2009, when Benedict was coaching at Valparaiso.
Though Irwin was hoping for the win, he holds no animosity against Benedict.
Here are the sports headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:
Columbia City football season in review
Eagles take down Irwin, Huntington
Whitko scores TRC win
Columbia City preps for tourney with match at Carroll
Athlete of the week
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a four-part series on Columbia Cityâ€™s football team.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A casual observer would look at the 2012 Columbia City football season and see a sub-500 team that somehow managed to qualify for the second round of the sectional playoffs.
Eagles fans know better than to judge last season that quickly.
WOODLAN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s wrestling team took home the invitational title from Woodlan Saturday.
The Eagles claimed the victory by scoring 233 points with weight-class wins from Jason Nicodemus, Sam Siddons and Gunner Barnhart.
â€™Busco was 24 points ahead of the second-place team and Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont.
Churubusco head coach Sam Riesen said â€™Busco has finished at the top of the pack for the last several years, and heâ€™s glad the team was able to pick up a win this season.
WATERLOO â€” The Columbia City Eagle wrestling team traveled north to meet Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb in the last of the regular season NHC dual meet matchups.
With the Eagle lineup shuffled to fill in for the four suspended wrestlers, the Eagles ended up on the short end of a 49-21 score.
With bouts starting at182 pounds, the Eagles took an early lead 3-0 when Russell Hazelet took a 3-2 lead in the first period and then held on for a 5-4 win over the Baronsâ€™ Alexander Shoemaker. The Barons came right back with a pinfall win at 195 pounds to go up 6-3.