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February 5th, 2015
FORT WAYNE â€” The Columbia City High School boys and girls bowling teams won the Indiana High School Bowling sectional championship at the Thunderbowl in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Jan. 31.
In the preliminaries, the Columbia City girls stood in fourth place with a 2,363 total.
In the girlsâ€™ stepladder roll off, the girls defeated number three Snider High School (2,401) 291-252. The Lady Eagles then took on Homestead (2,438) The Columbia City girls downed the Spartans 326-257.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Senior night brings about a lot of emotions. It is the home teamâ€™s last chance to honor players who have given their all to the program.
One unforeseen aspect of senior night is how much it can throw a team out of rhythm.
Rotations are off and it can take a team a little while to get set. It took the Whitko Lady Wildcats a quarter to settle in Tuesday night, but once they did the Lady â€™Cats ran Fort Wayne North Side out of the gym, 61-43.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In a homecoming of sorts, the Canterbury Cavaliers boysâ€™ basketball team, with former Columbia City coaches Scott and Wayne Kreiger on the bench, visited the Columbia City Eagles Tuesday night for the first regular season meeting of the two teams.
In a game that was not as close as the final score, the Eagles used an advantage on the boards and a strong inside game to down the Cavaliers 70-60 in the first of three games for Columbia City this week.
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s 7th Grade Star basketball team won the NELMSC tournament on Saturday. Pictured is the team, front row, from left: Wyatt Krider, Zach Platt, Tyson Urban, Tanner Martz and Colyn Iden. Second row: Colby Oldfather, Hale Jordan, Mitchell Wilson, Michael Sievers, Jonathon Melton and Coach Brice Lantz. The Stars beat Lakeview in the finals and Edgewood in the semifinals for the title.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team played its last-ever Northeast Hoosier Conference game Saturday night.
The Lady Eagles played host to New Haven and took a dominating, 55-17, win.
After this school year, the Northeast Hoosier Conference is disbanding.
HUNTERTOWN â€” Ten teams of high school wrestlers began the road to an individual state championship at Saturdayâ€™s IHSAA Carroll sectional competition.
With the top four wrestlers in each weight class advancing to regional competition, 19 Whitley County wrestlers will be moving on to next weekâ€™s Carroll Regional.
WABASH â€” Whitkoâ€™s boys basketball team fell to Wabash Friday night, 61-49.
Despite holding the lead in the first half, the Wildcats struggled through the third quarter, resulting in the loss.
Wabash had a 15-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Whitko came back to take a 32-29 advantage at the half.
ALBION â€” The Class 2A No. 7-ranked Churubusco Eagles boys basketball team took another step toward a regular-season conference title by running past the Central Noble Cougars 77-54 on Friday night.
The win puts the Eagles at 6-0 in the Northeast Corner Conference to lead the pack and 15-2 overall.
NEW HAVEN â€” It wasnâ€™t pretty, but unlike figure skating basketball teams donâ€™t get style points. The Columbia City Eagle boysâ€™ basketball squad survived an ugly game with Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, leaving the Bulldogsâ€™ Armstrong Arena with a 56-43 win.
â€śYou play 24 games in a season,â€ť said Eagle Head Coach Chris Benedict. â€śThey arenâ€™t all going to be pretty, but we found a way to win.â€ť
The Eagles used a strong second quarter and a 21-9 advantage at the free throw line to overcome a first quarter deficit on their way to the win.
Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team will be honoring its three seniors at Saturdayâ€™s game against New Haven at Columbia City at 7:30 p.m. Pictured are the seniors, from left: Macie Hinen, Baily Rentschler and Aubrey Wright.