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March 8th, 2013
HUNTERTOWN â€” Puzzled. Frustrated. Confused. Melancholy. Dumbfounded.
Thatâ€™s how many fans felt in the final seconds of Columbia Cityâ€™s last game of the season against DeKalb.
A week after the blow, many Eagle followers are still scratching their heads â€” what happened?
The Eagles suffered a difficult, one-point loss to the Barons in the sectional semifinal last Friday after an extremely rare call by the referees in the last 2.5 seconds â€” a â€śblarge.â€ť
A blarge is a slang term used by officials, when a block and charge are called at the same time.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The 2012-13 wrestling season wrapped up with one Whitley County wrestler advancing to the IHSAA State Individual Tournament finals at Bankerâ€™s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, and for the three Whitley County Schools the past season is one where each saw certain measures of success.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Registration for youth baseball in Columbia City has been extended.
Previously, the deadline was this past Saturday without having to pay a late fee. Now, according to Columbia City Park Director Mark Green, interested individuals have until this Friday at the end of business hours to register for the 2013 baseball season.
â€śOur office hours go until 4:30 p.m. Friday,â€ť he said. â€śOur baseball committee wanted to extend it another week, so we did.â€ť
Softballâ€™s deadline remains the same, March 16.
Whitko Middle Schoolâ€™s 8th grade girls basketball team finished its season with a 19-0 record Saturday after winning the NELMSC championship over Edgewood.
Above, from left, Emma Neeley, Lyndsey Sapp, Claire Reiff, Kennedy Krull, Aly Reiff, Brianna Cumberland, Haley Yohe, Hannah Yohe and Brooke Christofel; back, 8th grade coach Sean Cumberland.
Canterburyâ€™s girls basketball team won the Class 1A Indiana State Title Saturday in Terre Haute. The team has five Whitley County natives, including Larwillâ€™s Darby Maggard.
Pictured, Maggard reaches into the stands to hug her mother, Dee Dee, after earning her second state title as a sophomore. Maggard scored 11 points in Saturdayâ€™s championship game.
HUNTERTOWN â€” All good things must come to an end.
Unfortunately for Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team, the end was Friday night at Carroll.
The Eagles took on DeKalb in the semifinal game, a squad Columbia City beat by one point in the regular season.
The Barons earned revenge in the state tournament, topping the Eagles 46-45 and ending head coach Chris Benedictâ€™s season with a group of seniors heâ€™s coached since they were tykes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It wouldnâ€™t be a surprise if basketball was a condition in the Kreigersâ€™ wedding vows.
Debbie Kreiger, wife of Wayne Kreiger, a Columbia City basketball coach for more than 30 years and current Canterbury girls head coach, has been to more than 500 of Wayneâ€™s games in their 23 years of marriage.
â€śThe basketball season always brings high energy and much excitement into our home,â€ť Debbie said.
In 23 years, Debbie has only missed two of her husbandâ€™s games.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It was a close finish at the Indian Springs Middle School 8th grade Lady Stars conference tournament opener â€” beating Lincoln by only one point, 34-33.
It wasnâ€™t a close finish in Whitkoâ€™s tournament opener against Wawasee, as the Lady Wildcats won 69-14.
In the ISMS game, the Lady Stars started out strong, leading 14-8 in the first quarter. As the game progressed, both teams became more aggressive, especially toward the end of the fourth quarter, where the two teams teetered back and forth with the lead.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Registration for youth baseball in Columbia City ends Saturday. Softballâ€™s deadline will be in two weeks, on March 16.
The age groups are 4 to 14. There will be a registration time at the pavilion at Morsches Park Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m.
Players are able to be registered for either sport at those times.
Columbia City Park Director Mark Green said people may still register after those dates, but there is a late fee.
â€śI donâ€™t like charging late fees,â€ť he said.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle School's wrestling team battled against Woodside Thursday night.
The Eagles came out triumphant with a lopsided score of 76-8.
Winners for Indian Springs were: AJ Chapin, Braden Baker, Joe Willson, Jacob Wigent, Dylan McClure, Drew Rethlake, Hunter Reed, Matthew Wright, Seth Rosen, Jacob Morse, Jacob Whitehead, Jacob Elkins and Weston Ottenger.
The team is currently 19-2.
Also picking up victories for ISMS were Brenden Schaper, Jon Oâ€™Dell, Tyler Hare, Karson Rider, Trevor Fries, Josh Piquignot and Mydrae Brown.