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January 17th, 2013

Columbia City’s football season in review

January 17, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the third of a four-part series on Columbia City’s football team.

COLUMBIA CITY — Rain was falling that October Friday night. The Max Gandy Athletic Field was soft and slick.

With conditions like those, the game was bound to be a low-scoring affair dominated by defense.

If someone could bust off one big play, that might have been all it would have taken to win the first sectional game.

Someone did.

Grapplers raise money for cancer

January 17, 2013

Columbia CIty’s wrestling team raised $730 for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. Head coach Blane Culp presented the check to Linda Bewley of Cancer Services after Wednesday night’s match against Garrett.

Columbia City falls in final match

January 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s wrestling team suffered a disappointing loss on senior night to Garrett Wednesday, 37-33.

The Eagles went into the final match with a one-point, 34-33 deficit. Despite 152-pound Riley Harter’s best effort, he lost 10-3 to Garrett’s Sam Lawrence.

Although it was one of the final matches of the season, it was Harter’s first time on the mat as a varsity grappler.

Columbia City head coach Blane Culp commended the efforts of Noah Ray and Michael Wright. Wright won a close match in the 126-pound weight class.

Grapplers prep for tourney

January 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With high school wrestling’s regular season meets drawing to a close this week, all teams, including the three Whitley County squads (Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko) are all preparing for their “second season” of conference tournaments and the month-long Indiana High School Athletic Association Individual State Tournament series.

All three Whitley County teams will be traveling this Saturday for their conference tournaments. Each enters the tournament with differing, yet similar, goals.

ISMS wins three in a row

January 17, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Indian Springs Middle School’s 8th-grade Lady Eagles (12-2) traveled to East Noble Monday night and won a hard-fought battle by the score of 50-45.

Three players scored in double figures for the Lady Eagles, with Holly Martinez leading the charge with 15 points. Miranda McConnell had 11 points and Darian Farber added 10, with six points coming in the final quarter. Chelsea Pettigrew contributed eight points inside and Morgan Bales had four — including two key free throws in the fourth quarter.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 17, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Thursday's Post & Mail:

Columbia City's football season in review, part 3

Columbia City wrestlers fall in final match

Grapplers prep for offseason

ISMS wins three in a row

January 16th

Columbia City football season in review

January 16, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a four-part series on Columbia City’s football team.

COLUMBIA CITY — Whatever plans the Eagles made for 2012 — Columbia City was brought down to Earth in a season-opening loss at the hands of its neighbors to the west, the Warsaw Tigers.

The Eagles fell by a score of 20-14 in a game where their defense gave up 323 rushing yards.

“I was disappointed by how we came out in that first game,” said head coach Randy Hudgins. “But, that game got us much more focused.

Eagles take down Irwin, Huntington

January 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Former Whitko head coach Rob Irwin tried out his third team against Eagle head coach Chris Benedict Tuesday at Columbia City Tuesday. After taking on the Eagles with Carroll, Whitko and now Huntington North, Irwin fell just short of his first win against Benedict since 2001.

Irwin’s only two wins over Columbia City as Whitko’s play-caller came in 2008 and 2009, when Benedict was coaching at Valparaiso.
Though Irwin was hoping for the win, he holds no animosity against Benedict.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 16, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:

Columbia City football season in review

Eagles take down Irwin, Huntington

Whitko scores TRC win

Columbia City preps for tourney with match at Carroll

Athlete of the week

January 15th

Col. City gridiron review

January 15, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the first of a four-part series on Columbia City’s football team.

COLUMBIA CITY — A casual observer would look at the 2012 Columbia City football season and see a sub-500 team that somehow managed to qualify for the second round of the sectional playoffs.

Eagles fans know better than to judge last season that quickly.

SOUTH WHITLEY — For the past four seasons Whitko’s football team has struggled in its opening game...
COLUMBIA CITY — In his pre-season comments, first-year Columbia City Eagle football coach Brett...
LAGRANGE ­— Adrian Springer and Devin Peters helped lead the Churubusco Eagles to a 31-19 victory...

 

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