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March 19th, 2015
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team is bidding farewell to its seniors after the Eaglesâ€™ loss in the regional semifinal game to NorthWood on Saturday afternoon. Pictured with the CCHS senior cheerleaders in the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium, front row, from left: Maura Garza, Cecelia Rentschler and Lauren Barnes. Second row: Andrew Graves, Jake Pettigrew, Kelsey Barker, Megan Gawthrop, Mason Coverstone and Justin Bachelder. Flyer: Courtney Davis. Spotter in the back (not seen): Abby Gottfried.
The CCHS 2014-15 basketball season cheerleader banquet was held Sunday. Varsity award winners were (front, from left) Senior captains Courtney Davis and Cecelia Rentschler, both earning Leadership Awards. Back: Cora Saggars, Most Outstanding Cheerleader; Abby Gottfried, Most Valuable Cheerleader; and Dakota Studebaker, Positive Attitude.
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FORT WAYNE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys and girls track teams competed at the Bulldog Invite indoor track meet, hosted by New Haven High School, Saturday at IPFWâ€™s Gates Athletic Center.
The Eagles competed in the open division consisting of 12 other teams.
HARTFORD CITY â€” In a closely played game between two high-caliber, patient teams, every possession counts.
In Saturdayâ€™s IHSAA Blackford Regional semifinal, turnovers in the middle two quarters limited the Columbia City Eaglesâ€™ offensive opportunities and allowed the NorthWood Panthers to rally in the fourth quarter to down the Eagles 39-33, ending Columbia Cityâ€™s season at 19-8.
Sam Eberly, a third-grader at Mary Raber Elementary School, has been a part of the Columbia City boys basketball team since he could walk. Eberly was there for the teamâ€™s last sectional title in 2011 and was there on Saturday when the Eagles got to cut down the nets in their own gym. Eberly is pictured with the sectional trophy.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” IHSAA Sectional Champion Columbia City placed four players on the All-Northeast Hoosier Conference teams for 2014-15, including two first-team selections.
Senior Mason Coverstone, who provided a 3-point threat for the Eagles all season, was a first-team selection. Brachen Hazen joined Coverstone as a first-team selection. The 6-foot-7 Hazen was one of three juniors on the first-team squad.
ALBION â€” Indian Springs wrestling team competed in the Central Noble Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday, with 11 wrestlers advancing to the finals, and seven of those winning in the championship round.
Winning championships for Indian Springs were Jarrett Forrester, Ryan Sheets, Dylan Arick, Riley Hare, Jacob Wigent, Jon Oâ€™Dell and Drew Rethlake.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s wrestling squad posted its second home win of the week on Thursday night. After downing Whitko 76-16 on Wednesday, the Eagles came back to drop Woodside 74-12 Thursday night.
Against Woodside, the Eagles jumped out to a 21-0 lead on pinfall wins by Connor Fry, Jarrett Forester and Seth Schaper, and a decision by Ryan Sheets.
WOODBURN â€” Nine first-half turnovers and 9-of-34 shooting from the field against a team that hits 20-of-37 over the same time period all adds up to a 26-point hole after three quarters.
That hole proved to be too much for a gallant Churubusco squad that managed to cut the margin to 11 at one point in the fourth quarter, before falling to Canterbury 77-62 in the Class 2A Sectional 36 final at Woodlan Monday night.