Archive - Sports Article
January 24th, 2013
A local girl is moving on to the Indiana State Elks Hoop Shoot contest after placing second at district Saturday. Brooke Lickey (third from right) is the lone local hoopster to advance to state. Pictured, from left, Keaton Wilson, Peru Lodge; Brayden Bontrager, Kendallville Lodge; Branson Rheinhard, Bluffton Lodge; Brooke Lickey, Columbia City Lodge; Beth Stroop, Kendallville Lodge; Kelcie Thomson, Wabash Lodge.
Here are the sports headlines in Thursday's issue:
Lickey takes second at district
No. 7 I.U. pulls away from Penn St.
'What would you do' Te'o tells Couric
Aldridge has 27 and Blazers beat Pacers
Latest NCAA scandal comes from headquarters
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ A scoring drought that lasted the final six minutes of the ball game allowed the host Northrop Lady Bruins to go on an 11-0 run and take a come-from-behind, 36-30, win over the visiting Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team Tuesday night.
The Bruins held a 19-15 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Eagles were able to score from both the field and the free-throw line.
A basket and two free throws by Emily Whiteleather brought the Eagles within four at 25-21.
A 3-pointer by Alyssa Hansen brought the Eagles to within one at 25-24.
These are the sports headlines you will find in Wednesday's issue:
Drought leads to Col. City girls' loss
Athlete of the week
Woman in fake girlfriend photo speaks out
First-down line could be coming to NFL stadiums
NFL to decide fate of Pro Bowl by April
Colts promote assistant offensive line coach
Churubusco‚Äôs 7th-grade boys basketball team finished its season with an undefeated (19-0) record Saturday, winning the Land of Lakes Basketball Tournament at Westview. The Eagles beat Lakeland in the semi-final, 54-35, and Fairfield in the finals, 62-30. The win was the first conference title in boys basketball in the school‚Äôs history. Front row, from left: Josh Bear, Daulton Brockman, Austin Lehman, Garrett Horn, Bryce Geiger and Trevor Holloway.
COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ After coming out on the wrong side of a thriller against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead last week, Columbia City‚Äôs boys basketball team won a close game against another conference opponent Saturday.
Eagle Drew Benedict hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 46 seconds left to give DeKalb its first conference loss, 47-46.
‚ÄúThey find a way to get it done,‚ÄĚ Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said. ‚ÄúSometimes it‚Äôs not always pretty.‚ÄĚ
Columbia City had an eight-point lead going into the fourth quarter, a lead that slowly dwindled in the final eight minutes.
LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ Churubusco crowned two individual champions and took second place overall as a team at the Northeast Corner Conference (NCC) Wrestling Tournament Saturday.
The Eagles garnered 182.5 points as a team, placing them 14.5 behind champion Fremont.
The two champions for ‚ÄėBusco were Brian Richardson at 195 and Jason Nicodemus at 220. Richardson earned the crown with two pins and a 7-5 championship match decision over Zach Goodyear of West Noble, who had defeated Richardson at the conference meet last year.
WATERLOO ‚ÄĒ Columbia City‚Äôs wrestling team came into Saturday‚Äôs Northeast Hoosier Conference wrestling tournament with hopes of an upper-division finish and at least one individual champion. Unfortunately for the Eagles, things did not turn out that way, as several high Eagle seeds fell to upsets and Columbia City finished sixth as a team.
DENVER ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs wrestling team competed in the Three Rivers Conference Wrestling Tournament Saturday morning at North Miami Junior-Senior High School. The Wildcats finished sixth with 150.5 points.
Whitko‚Äôs Lane Wolf took the 120-pound weight class championship after entering the tournament unseeded.
‚ÄúI thought our guys wrestled extremely well,‚ÄĚ said Whitko head coach Frank Bumgardner. ‚ÄúThey wrestled hard and showed improvement, that‚Äôs what we‚Äôve been working on the last couple weeks.‚ÄĚ
Whitko was comparatively short-handed, having wrestlers in 11 of the 14 weight classes.
WABASH ‚ÄĒ Whitko‚Äôs girls basketball team pulled off an upset on Saturday, defeating Class 2A 17th-ranked Northfield on the road.
The Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Norsemen by a final score of 42-35. The win moves Whitko up to 6-12 for the season and 2-4 in the conference. Northfield falls to a record of 13-4 and 3-3 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Both teams kept the game close throughout. Northfield led by three at halftime, 16-13. Both teams scored eight points in the third quarter to keep the margin in favor of the Norsemen by three entering the final period.