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January 5th, 2015
HUNTINGTON â€” After scoring 47 points through the first 31 minutes of play, the HU menâ€™s basketball team exploded for 38 points in the final nine minutes to rally back from a 14-point deficit and claim an 85-80 win over Taylor University Saturday afternoon at Platt Arena.
HU put points on the board on 19 of their final 20 possessions to mount the impressive comeback. Several Foresters came up big but none bigger than Columbia Cityâ€™s Derek Hinen who scored 13 points and handed out five assists during that stretch pulling the Foresters within three with just under five minutes remaining.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Saturday wrestling tournaments are invaluable to grapplers who are preparing for upcoming conference and sectional matches.
Tournaments give wrestlers the opportunity to face a variety of styles in one day. The Whitko wrestling team hosted its annual tournament Saturday, and saw several of it's wrestlers end up with big days. The Wildcats had six wrestlers in the championship matches and finished second as a team with 188.5 points.
FORT WAYNE â€” In what many coaches have called â€śone of the toughest holiday tournaments in the stateâ€ť Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team finished the tourney 3-1 to place third overall.
After finishing Fridayâ€™s pool play 2-0, the Eagles were handed their first loss Saturday morning to Indiana powerhouse Homestead, 73-46.
The Spartans are 11-1, with only one loss to Chicago Curie, Ill. in a tournament early this season.
The Eagles rebounded with a win over Hamilton Southeastern, 53-49, to place third.
MUNCIE â€” Last year, the Churubusco Eagles represented Whitley County at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Team State Tournament. This year, the tournament expanded to three 12-team divisions and the Columbia City Eagle team was also invited to join the field.
Saturdayâ€™s tournament, held in the Ball State University Fieldhouse, saw Churubusco finish fifth in the 1A Class and Columbia City finish tied for 12th in the Class 2A competition.
PHOENIX, Ariz.â€” The Forester menâ€™s basketball team opened up the Arizona Christian University Classic with a 78-57 win over the University of Northern British Columbia, Monday afternoon, to improve to 11-3 on the year, but fell to host the Arizona Christian Firestorm 80-45 Wednesday.
Former Columbia City standout, Derek Hinen poured in a game-high 25 points to pace HU. He connected on 11-of-15 field goal attempts which included going 3-for-3 behind the arc, in addition to handing out a game-best six assists.
Churubusco wrestler Lyle McParlan (center) claimed the 152-pound championship at the 17-team East Central Indiana Classic Tournament at Jay County High School last week. The Eagles placed second overall.
Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team begins holiday tournament play today at CCHS. After a noon game, the Eagles play again at 8 p.m. tonight. The tourney concludes at Carroll High School tomorrow.
December 30th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY â€” The Columbia City Lady Eagles opened pool play in the 2014 Bankers Classic Holiday Basketball Tournament at Northridge High School Monday afternoon with games against the Northwood Lady Panthers and South Bend Adams.
The Lady Eagles downed Northwood in the opener 47-44 in a nail-biter that went down to the final seconds, with free-throws to seal the win. In the second contest against South Bend Adams, the Lady Eagles used free throws down the stretch to pull out a come-from-behind, 56-50 win.
Several boys from Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s swim team had strong performances last week at the Wawasee Invitational. Pictured is the second-place, 200-yard freestyle relay team of Matt Weber, Dayne Trump, Robby Owen and Jon Fix. The squad posted a season-best time and a similar performance could give the team a chance to advance to the state finals in late February. Many swimmers recorded personal best times at the meet. The Eagles placed fifth out of nine teams.
PORTLAND Ââ€” Churubuscoâ€™s wrestling team took second place in a 17-team field at Saturdayâ€™s East Central Indiana Classic at Jay County High School. The Eagles crowned two weight class champions on their way to garnering 184 points, placing second behind perennial powerhouse Deltaâ€™s 202.
Host Jay County took third with Monroe Central fourth and Muncie Central fifth. The Eaglesâ€™ Lyle McParlan claimed the title at 152 pounds. McParlan took a narrow 7-6 decision over host Jay Countyâ€™s Tyler Leonhard in the finals to win the title.