Skip to main content

Archive - Sports Article

February 18th, 2011

Irwin returns, ’Cats stumble

February 18, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — A familiar face rejoined the Wildcat sideline earlier than expected Friday night.
   Three weeks to the day since he left the hardwood for chemotherapy treatment, Whitko boys’ basketball head coach Rob Irwin was on the bench for the No. 2 Wildcats’ road game at Fort Wayne Wayne.
   In late January, Irwin was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. After a receiving intense treatment over a seven-day period, Irwin set out a goal to be back by the sectional round in the first week of March.

Post play leads City in road win

February 18, 2011

   NORTH MANCHESTER — In baseball, it’s not always necessary to swing for the fences when singles will do. In basketball, its not always necessary to hit the long three-point bomb when going inside for the close shot is working.
   The Columbia City Eagle boys’ basketball team worked that adage to near perfection Friday night as they used a strong inside game to build a commanding first half lead on their way to a 54-39 win over the hosting Manchester Squires.

Records seed CC high for weekend final

February 18, 2011

   WARSAW — The Indiana high school boys’ swimming and diving sectional at Warsaw started with a school record performance for the Columbia City Eagles and ended with Eagle swimmers qualifying for Saturday’s  9 a.m. finals in every event including several swimmers with legitimate shots at sectional titles.

February 17th

Floor General Hinen: City gets physical, burn Bruins 64-55

February 17, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — Heading into Wednesday night’s home game, Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict preached ‘stop the penetration.’
   But that’s not all the Eagles did in a statement victory over Fort Wayne Northrop 64-55.
   The veteran leadership of a sophomore guard led Columbia City to one of its most complete games of the season shooting better than 65 percent from the field and topping an athletic and sizable Bruins team.

Sectional draw sets up possible rivalry rematch

February 17, 2011

   INDIANAPOLIS — The season started with two rivals meeting in Whitley County boys’ basketball.
   Why not have it end with one.
   Sunday, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) drew up the path for over 400 teams across the state of Indiana.
   Among them, three county teams are vying for a sectional championship.
   Columbia City (14-5) and Whitko (14-4) opened the regular season with a buzzer-beating thriller 59-58 in the Eagles favor.

February 16th

’Busco derails in second half

February 16, 2011

   GARRETT — One glaring statistic stuck out Tuesday night when the Churubusco boys’ basketball team hit the road to Garrett.
   3-for-12 (25 percent).
   That is what the Eagles shot from the free throw line in the second half of a road loss to the Railroaders 47-40.
   “It’s been a little bit of an issue all year and tonight it got us,” Churubusco head coach Mike McBride said. “It comes back to bite you and it bit us tonight.”

February 15th

Senior foursome named to All-NHC

February 15, 2011

   After an exit earlier than they expected, Columbia City girls’ basketball got some good news Monday to lift the spirits of four Lady Eagle seniors.
   The Northeast Hoosier Conference announced its all-conference teams for the 2010-11 season. Among them, Columbia City (12-10, 1-6) landed four starters within the various team selections.
   For first-year head coach Amy Shearer, it’s some comfort at the end of a 12-10 season.

February 14th

Whitko grabs TRC in Rob’s House

February 14, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — As the final minutes ticked down Saturday afternoon the chant began at Whitko High School.
   “This is Rob’s House.”
   As the class 3A No. 4 Whitko Wildcats locked up the outright championship in the Three Rivers Conference against Manchester 61-34, head coach Rob Irwin remained at home recovering from chemotherapy treatments.
   However, it didn’t take long for leader of the Wildcats to find out about his team’s newest title.

County wrestlers miss ticket punch for state

February 14, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — And then there were none. For the first time in recent memory, Whitley County will not be represented at Conseco Fieldhouse for the individual wrestling state championships.
   All nine Whitley County wrestlers, five from Whitko and four from Churubusco, fell in the first two rounds with several just missing the trip to Indy, including one in a controversial manner.

Underdog Lady Eagles cut down by Garrett 75-28

February 14, 2011

   LAGRANGE — Going into the class 2A Prairie Heights girls basketball sectional not many probably had Churubusco at the top of their lists for winning a title.
   However, after a emotional semifinal win over the host Lady Panthers, the Lady Eagles carried their hopes to a title shot.
   Churubusco (7-14) took its longest winning streak (four) in more than  a decade into the championship Saturday night.

Recent Churubusco graduate Katie Monk signed with the University of Indianapolis for track and...
COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Community Foundation is hosting a 5K run to benefit a local...
Pictured is the Columbia City Park Department’s league and tournament champions — Downtown on the...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes