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January 15th, 2013
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a four-part series on Columbia Cityâ€™s football team.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” 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.
WOODLAN â€” Churubuscoâ€™s wrestling team took home the invitational title from Woodlan Saturday.
The Eagles claimed the victory by scoring 233 points with weight-class wins from Jason Nicodemus, Sam Siddons and Gunner Barnhart.
â€™Busco was 24 points ahead of the second-place team and Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont.
Churubusco head coach Sam Riesen said â€™Busco has finished at the top of the pack for the last several years, and heâ€™s glad the team was able to pick up a win this season.
WATERLOO â€” The Columbia City Eagle wrestling team traveled north to meet Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb in the last of the regular season NHC dual meet matchups.
With the Eagle lineup shuffled to fill in for the four suspended wrestlers, the Eagles ended up on the short end of a 49-21 score.
With bouts starting at182 pounds, the Eagles took an early lead 3-0 when Russell Hazelet took a 3-2 lead in the first period and then held on for a 5-4 win over the Baronsâ€™ Alexander Shoemaker. The Barons came right back with a pinfall win at 195 pounds to go up 6-3.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s boys basketball team is looking to rebound from its heart-breaking loss to Homestead Friday by hosting Huntington North Tuesday.
The Eagles fell to the Spartans by one point after a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer for their first Northeast Hoosier Conference loss, and second defeat of the season.
The Vikings have a deceiving 7-6 record, as they play a particularly strong schedule.
GOSHEN â€” Both Columbia Cityâ€™s and Whitkoâ€™s wrestling teams traveled to the Goshen Invitational looking to build momentum heading into the final week of the regular season. Columbia City placed fourth and Whitko sixth â€” but both coaches found positives in Saturdayâ€™s competition.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After a three-game win streak, Columbia Cityâ€™s girls basketball team fell to Homestead Saturday night, 65-37.
The Lady Spartans only have two losses on the season, while Columbia City has been working to find its niche this year.
While the Lady Eagles suffered their 13th loss of the season, Shearer said the team has been improving.
Homestead opened the game by taking a 16-5 lead. Columbia Cityâ€™s lone points came from Emily Whiteleather (3) and Macie Hinen (2).
Here are the sports headlines in Monday's Post & Mail:
Eagles look to bounce back from NHC loss
Columbia City, Whitko, grapple at Goshen Invitational
Homestead beats Columbia City girls, 65-37
FORT WAYNE â€” Friday nightâ€™s Northeast Hoosier Conference match-up between Columbia City and Homestead was everything it was predicted to be.
Nearly every fan in the stands was shocked as the buzzer rang, and Homestead won the game with a desperation 3-pointer, 59-58.
â€śThe fans definitely got their moneyâ€™s worth,â€ť Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said.
And there was quite a turnout. Announcers asked fans to sit shoulder-to-shoulder at the game that had more people than seats.
â€śThe environment of this game was great,â€ť Benedict said.
FORT WAYNE â€” The Northeast Hoosier Conferenceâ€™s top dogs go head-to-head in Fort Wayne tonight, as Homestead plays host to Columbia City.
Both teams are 2-0 in the NHC, and both teams have won by substantial margins. Columbia City topped East Noble 76-35 and Bellmont 81-41. Homestead beat Carroll by a 70-56 score and East Noble 71-20.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s woes in the Northeast Corner Conference basketball tournament continued Thursday evening as both the boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ teams fell in the consolation round contests to teams from Lakeland.
In an almost exact reversal of Tuesdayâ€™s contests against Central Noble â€” in which the Lady Eagles played close and the boys struggled â€” the girls fell behind early in the 43-29 loss.