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December 3rd

Trio of Eagles help City rout Norsemen

December 4, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — Three Eagles flew above all others Friday night when Columbia City (2-1) boys’ basketball hosted Northfield (2-1).
   Led by sophomore Drew Benedict’s game-high 22 points, City post players Tyler Mosher and Daniel Woll added 14 points apiece in a breakaway 55-38 win over the Norsemen.
   A strong shooting night by Columbia City helped the Eagles out score Northfield in every quarter. In both halves, City shot over 50 percent going 20-for-35 for the game (57.1 percent).

Churubusco rally from 11-point deficit cut short by Fort Wayne Blackhawk 38-34

December 3, 2010

   FORT WAYNE ­— The deficit was 11 points when halftime came for Churubusco girls’ basketball Thursday night.
   The height of hosting Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian used a 9-0 run in the second quarter to build up a 21-10 lead at the break.
   A pressure defense by the Lady Eagles saw the double digit erased in the second half. However, a short-lived 29-28 lead disappeared in the fourth quarter as Blackhawk used free throws to hold off Churubusco 38-34.

December 1st

Lady Eagles stay airborne on road

December 1, 2010

   FORT WAYNE — With a new head coach and system, Columbia City girls’ basketball has not skipped a beat in 2010.
   The Lady Eagles have spent most of November winning by an average margin of 14.4 points per game.
   Tuesday, Columbia City ended a 5-1 record in November with another blowout win on the road at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 46-32.

Young, ’Busco holds off Adams Central

December 1, 2010

   DECATUR — You have to go back five seasons for the last time Churubusco girls’ basketball had two wins in November.
   Tuesday night, the Lady Eagles did it for just the second time in the last five years winning at Adams Central, 47-41.
   The win is the first on the road this season for ’Busco. The last victory on the road for the Lady Eagles came back in February of 2009 at Hamilton.

November 29th

Whitko defends invite, CC gets first win

November 29, 2010

   SYRACUSE — Following five long rounds of wrestling, both Whitely County schools had accomplished at least some of their goals for the day.
   For the Whitko Wildcats it was to repeat as Wawasee Super Duals Invitational tournament champions, and for the Columbia City Eagles it was to notch their first match win of the season.
   Both teams met their goals with the Wildcats going 5-0 on the day to claim the Invitational title and the young Eagles picking up their first win of the season, a 54-27 win over Tippecanoe Valley.

Big paw of Warsaw claws City 49-31

November 29, 2010

   WARSAW — Following up an emotional last second win over rival Whitko to open the season, Columbia City (1-1) was on the road for the first time Saturday night.
   The Eagles faced the big claws of class 4A’s state runner-up and No. 3 ranked team in Warsaw (2-0).
   Behind its size and senior leadership, Warsaw handed Columbia City its first loss of the season 49-31.
   The Tigers had three starters at six-foot-three-inches or more standing over a smaller Columbia City squad.

Three champs lead ’Busco at Homestead Inv.

November 29, 2010

   FORT WAYNE — It’s one of the toughest tournaments Churubusco may have all year and its the first one for the Eagle wrestlers.
   Saturday, ’Busco took a young team to the Homestead duals in a field that featured state qualifiers.
   Despite going 2-3 and finishing fourth on out of six teams, Churubusco came away with three individual weight class champions.

November 26th

Lady Eagles put North out of reach

November 27, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — Friday night was just another step in the right direction for Columbia City girls’ basketball and its preparation for what matters most, the postseason.
   Picking up their third consecutive win over Fort Wayne North Side 47-30, the Lady Eagles improved to 4-1 in working for a strong run in February.

Battle of felines ends in Warsaw clawing Whitko

November 27, 2010

   SOUTH WHITLEY — The Lady Wildcats were handed a 65-46 loss by the Warsaw Lady Tigers Friday night.
   The game kicked off with a three-point play by Karissa Olinske and was followed by several more three-pointers by the junior guard.
   “She was hitting well, we were able to kick it out to her and she dropped the shots,” Whitko head coach Rob Bell said.
   Olinske racked up four three-point shots and 23 points for the Lady ’Cats and also led the team in steals with four.

November 24th

Controversial winning shot lifts City over Whitko

November 24, 2010

   COLUMBIA CITY — It wasn’t the 15 lead changes, the quick 10-2 start by Columbia City or even the game-high 22 points by Whitko’s Logan Irwin that was on everyone’s mind after exiting Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium Wednesday night.
   Everyone asked the question at least once. Was it a two or three?

 

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