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November 22nd, 2013
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Following in someone elseâ€™s footsteps and still having success can be difficult.
But Columbia City senior Andrea Richter has done that in the pool, first at her high school, and soon at her college of choice.
Richter signed this past Friday to swim at Ball State University. She will be the second member of her family to swim as a Cardinal.
Her older sister, Haley, is a senior at Ball State University this season, and has been part of several record-setting relay teams.
Andrea Richter has already qualified for the state meet as a Lady Eagle.
Whitkoâ€™s wrestling team held its intrasquad match Wednesday. Matches included the one seen here, where Evan Cozad fights to escape from Cole Findley.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” After dotting the record book at Columbia City, one Lady Eagle senior will carry on her career in Bloomington.
Samantha Roush officially signed last week to run track and cross country for Indiana University.
She is fresh off a cross country season that saw her take home 44th in the state meet.
Running at the state cross country meet in Terre Haute was nothing new for Roush, though.
The Lady Eagle senior ran at state all four years of her career, peaking with a 10th-place finish as a sophomore.
This season, she was the lone Whitley County runner at the meet.
WHITLEY COUNTYâ€” Several important basketball contests loom for Whitley Countyâ€™s teams entering the second weekend of the 2013-14 season.
Columbia City is 2-0, and is taking its perfect record on the road Saturday to play Marion.
The Lady Giants are currently 1-2, having most recently played, and lost, to Class 1A-defending state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” High goals and big achievements are the legacy Gabrielle Hazen is leaving behind as a Columbia City volleyball player.
And big goals are what she still has as she prepares to step onto the court as a Northwestern Wildcat.
Hazen officially signed with the university Friday in a ceremony at Columbia City High School.
When she officially dons the Wildcat purple, it will be a fulfilment of one goal.
â€śI realized a few years ago I could play in the Big Ten,â€ť Hazen said.
OSSIAN â€” The Columbia City Lady Eagle swim team made a strong season opening appearance at the Norwell Invitational.
The Lady Eagles posted several good times while taking an early lead in the team scoring, before being edged by Bishop Dwenger by only five points for the team title, 267-262.
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” Four members of Columbia Cityâ€™s football team were named to the Northeast Hoosier Conference all-conference team for the 2013 season.
Senior Wayne Smith led the Eagles by being tapped as Columbia Cityâ€™s lone first-team member. Smith also played on offense for Columbia City at wide receiver.
Junior Drew Cummings was named honorable mention at center for Columbia City.
On the defensive side of the ball, Dakota Goldwood was an honorable mention choice at defensive end.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch made the difference in Whitkoâ€™s win against Churubusco Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats won the Whitley County rivalry game by a final of 56-52.
Churubusco had a six-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Consecutive steals and baskets from Whitko freshmen Brianna Cumberland and Aly Reiff cut the Lady Eagle lead to just one.
From that point, Whitko got to the line often enough to close the gap. The free-throw shooting was not perfect, but Cumberland knocked down four in a row to seal the win in the gameâ€™s final minute.
Columbia City High School had four female athletes sign to play college at Division I schools Friday.
Pictured, from left: Andrea Richter, swimming, Ball State; Kalisha Goree, volleyball, Ohio State; Gabrielle Hazen, volleyball, Northwestern and Samantha Roush, cross country and track, Indiana University.
See The Post & Mail next week for feature stories on each athlete.
Pictured are award winners for the 2013 Columbia City girls cross country team.
Award winners (below) are, front row, from left: Natalia Johnson, Coaches Award; Shelby Allison, Most Consistent and Samina Qureshi, Coaches Award. Top row, from left, Brooke Werstler, Mental Attitude, Samantha Roush, MVP and Erin Knepple, Most Improved.