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November 28th, 2011

Columbia City boys basketball falls to Warsaw

November 28, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Warsaw proved that even the best of teams can be beaten.
Columbia City, ranked in the Associated Press and Indiana Coaches Association polls, as well as semi-state qualifier last season, was taken down by the Tigers Saturday night.
The Eagles’ 28-17 lead in the second quarter turned into a four-point loss, 63-59, in Columbia City’s home-opener.
“The good news is, we’re pretty good. The bad news is, (we think) we’re pretty good,” Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict said. “We let them back in the game and it deflated our momentum. It’s frustrating.”

November 26th

Columbia City faces Whitko in second round of wrestling invitational

November 26, 2011

Whitko came out victorious in their second round match against Columbia City in Saturday's Wawasee High School November Super Duals Invitational.
The final was 45-27.
Full results will be published once available.
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November 25th

Columbia City Lady Eagles down North Side

November 25, 2011

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Lady Eagles basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night at North Side.
The Lady Eagles won decisively, 59-44, after falling to Snider, Marion and Leo.
Columbia City jumped out to a 11-0 lead to start the game and held the Lady Redskins to a slim two points in the first quarter off a pair of free throws (19-2).
Macie Hinen got four of her eight points in the last two minutes of the first quarter.
Senior Sidney Bunyan scored four of Columbia City’s 11 second quarter points against North Side.

Churubusco girls basketball beats Eastside

November 25, 2011

Lady Eagle basketball moved to 2-4 Friday, hosting and defeating Eastside, 47-32.
It was ‘Busco’s first win in three games.
Aggressive play by the defense set the tone early in the game.
The Lady Blazers managed just two field goal attempts in the first quarter; in the opening three minutes of the game and the second attempt was not made until there were two seconds left in the period.
However, it was not the quickest start for the Lady Eagles offense either.

November 21st

Whitko falls to Elkhart, 52-28

November 21, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — There are plenty of teams that would be disappointed with a 24-point loss.
Whitko Girls Head Coach Brandon Bradley, on the other hand, is content with the way the team played against a tough Elkhart Memorial Saturday.
Though the 52-28 loss may appear bad, the Lady Wildcats lost to the Lady Chargers by 46 points last season (79-33).
Bradley is happy with the team’s effort.
“That’s the absolute best they could’ve played,” Bradley said.

November 18th

Lady Eagles fall to Fairfield, 44-23

November 18, 2011

GOSHEN — On the heels of the team’s first win, the Lady Eagles came into their first Northeast Corner Conference hoping to start out on top.
But Fairfield’s pressure was too much for Churubusco, forcing a 44-23 loss.
Churubusco didn’t score until 4:30 ran off the clock in the first quarter with a set of free throws by Haleigh Gross.
’Busco’s scorers became more diverse in the second quarter, with baskets by Lacey Pulley, Heather Monk, Morgan Young and another pair of free throws by Gross.
Gross was 6-for-7 from the stripe in the first half.

November 17th

Fathers know best

November 17, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Many fathers enjoy going out to the backyard and tossing around a baseball or going to the gym to shoot hoops.
But for Whitko Head Coach Rob Irwin and Columbia City Head Coach Chris Benedict, its drastically different.
Both Benedict and Irwin are coaching stand-out players — who also happen to be their sons.
While many players face the typical suggestions from their fathers, Drew Benedict and Logan Irwin get quite a bit more.

Pick up a copy of Thursday's paper for an in-depth article with more photos.

November 14th

Four Whitko soccer players compete in state game

November 14, 2011

Four Whitko soccer players competed in the Indiana Elite All-Star games Saturday and Sunday at Hamilton Heights. From left, Micaela Sylvester, Cassie Jones, Lynsi Hicks and Jordan Sims.

Whitko girls beat Churubusco

November 14, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — Following an emotional loss to Columbia City Friday night, Whitko’s girls basketball team responded with a win against the county’s other Lady Eagles, Churubusco.

“It’s tough to play two county rivals back-to-back like that,” Whitko Head Coach Brandon Bradley said. “There’s always a fear of a let down after last (Friday) night’s loss.”

The Lady Wildcats traveled to ’Busco Saturday and won 56-37.

Olinske had 17 points — and Bradley is happy with her progress.

November 11th

Columbia City rallies to beat Whitko

November 12, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — The Whitko Lady Wildcat girls basketball team has now lost 11 of its last 13 games to Columbia City.
The visiting Lady Eagles trailed for most of the game, however persevered down the stretch to come away with the win, 44-37.
Emily Whiteleather posted double digits in both points and rebounds for Columbia City.
The Lady Eagles host Snider Tuesday and Whitko heads to Churubusco Saturday (Nov. 12).
Columbia City’s JV team won 32-11.
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