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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Two Eagle wrestling squads squared off Wednesday night at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium for Whitley County bragging rights and both the Olde Golden Eagle Trophy and the Blake-Jones-Koontz Cup, as wrestling supremacy in Whitley County was on the line.
Columbia City, fresh off a victory over Whitko at the Wawasee Invitational, looked to defend last yearâ€™s title. Standing in the Eaglesâ€™ way was a veteran Churubusco team looking to avenge last yearâ€™s narrow, home loss to Columbia City.
atchup that has been a rivalry for the last several years has been shifted to the beginning of the schedule this year.
In Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball teamâ€™s third game of the season, the Eagles will travel to Northrop Friday.
While most of the players who battled it out on the court for the last several years are gone now, the game is still expected to be competitive.
Like Columbia City, Northrop lost several key players to graduation, mainly twins Brenton and Bryson Scott, who went on to play Division I hoops at Indiana State and Purdue, respectively.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s girls basketball team took a win and a loss against Summit Middle School Tuesday night.
The seventh-grade Lady Eagles won 47-21 to go 2-0 on the season, and the eighth-grade girls fell 43-15, falling to 1-1 on the year.
All of the seventh-grade Lady Eaglesâ€™ players had the opportunity to contribute during the game, led by Grace Cotter with 14 points, as well as going 3-for-3 from the free-throw line.
Ava Winters and Alaina Rongos made a strong showing on the boards, as well as contributing 12 and six points, respectively.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s girls basketball team won its first of three games in a five-day span Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles got the three-home-game week, off to a good start with a 66-54 win against Adams Central.
Churubusco was paced by having three players in double digits. Montana Martin led the Lady Eagles with 18 points.
Jazlyn Needler was right behind with 17, and Brooke Yarnelle contributed 11.
Adams Central struck first, but â€™Busco bounced back and had a two-point lead by halftime.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Nearly every boys basketball team (with the exception of Churubusco, which returned all its players from last season) has been working to identify and fill the gaps left behind by players who graduated last year.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle School hoops is in full swing, with both boys and girls squads taking the court in games.
The ISMS 7th-grade girls ran away with a lopsided 43-6 win to open the season at Harding last Monday.
All of the girls saw action in the opener and many contributed both offensively and defensively.
Ava Winters led all scorers with a quick 14 points off of several rebounds and some strong assists from teammates.
Grace Cotter added a solid 11 points. Brooke Ebersole poured in six points with some offensive put back baskets.
WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s girls basketball teams are in different places this week.
Squads will either try to bounce back from defeat or keep momentum rolling as the first full week of December commences.
Columbia City is off to a 4-1 start. The Lady Eagles host Fort Wayne Dwenger Tuesday.
Columbia City will be looking for its third win of the year against a Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) foe.
The Lady Eagles beat Fort Wayne Snider 63-55 Nov. 19 and blew out Fort Wayne North Side 57-36 Friday.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s young basketball team is continuing to gain experience and improve in the early part of the season.
After beating county-rival Whitko in the season-opener Wednesday, the Eagles dropped a low-scoring, 46-35 game to Warsaw in their home opener Saturday night.
While the score writes its own story about the defensive efforts of both teams, the 11-point margin is slightly misleading.
SYRACUSE â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s wrestling team made the trip to Syracuse Saturday to defend the Wawasee Invitational title the Eagles won last year.
Columbia City joined Whitley County rival Whitko, the host Wawasee Warriors, West Noble, Tippecanoe Valley and Fort Wayne South Side in making up the field.
The Eagles swept the competition, posting a 5-0 record on their way to the invitational crown, while Whitko finished third with a 3-2 record.
LEO-CEDARVILLE â€” A speedy offense from the host Leo Lions was too much for Whitko Saturday.
The Wildcats lost to Leo by a final score of 79-46. The defeat puts Whitko at 0-2 on the 2013-14 campaign. It was the first game of the year for the 1-0 Lions.
Leo ran a high-pressure, full court defense that quickened the pace of the game, particularly in the second half. The Lions had 50 points combined from the third and fourth quarter.
Whitko Boys Basketball Head Coach Scott Wessel said his team had the correct strategy in its first game of the year against Columbia City â€” slow the pace.