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February 27th, 2015

EAGLES FALL: CC drops final tune-up before sectional

February 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Eagles’ boys’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season portion of its schedule, traveling to Concordia Lutheran for a contest with the Cadets that they hoped would establish some momentum heading into next week’s sectional action, but inconsistent play on both ends of the court cost the Eagles as they fell to the Cadets 52-46 Friday night.

“In the end, all you can say is they got it done, and we didn’t,” said Eagle Head Coach Chris Benedict.

SWIMMING: Butterfly power stroke

February 27, 2015

Caden Ferguson swims the butterfly for Indian Springs Middle School’s boys swim team at South Side High School’s natatorium. Ferguson and the squad have competed in several events recently. Results were not available at press time but will be published in upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.

February 26th

OUTSTANDING ATHLETES: Monk sisters garner track awards

February 26, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Joseph’s College “Athlete of the Week,” 2014 Churubusco High School graduate Katie Monk was named Great Lakes Valley Conference “Field Athlete of the Week.”

Katie, a freshman at the University of Indianapolis, received the conference honor for her efforts in the shot put. Katie threw a season and career best 45-feet, 1/2-inch toss, taking fourth at the Hillsdale Wide Track Classic. The mark is currently best among the Great Lakes Valley Conference athletes and ranks among the top 25 on the NCAA qualifying list.

LETTER OF INTENT: Peters signs with community college

February 26, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School senior Devin Peters signed a letter of intent to attend and play baseball for Kankakee Community College in Illinois.

Peters put up a .372 batting average in 2014 while playing in 29 games for the Eagles. Peters had an on-base percentage .426 and a slugging percentage of .442 with 15 runs batted in.

February 25th

ALL-CONFERENCE: Local players earn college awards

February 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Crossroads League announced its men’s basketball all-conference awards and three players with Whitley County ties were among those honored.

Whitko grad Zac Vandewater was named Crossroads League Defender of the Year.

Vandewater, who plays for Indiana Wesleyan averaged 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds while recording 43 steals during the regular season. Vandewater has helped the Wildcat defense hold opponents to 65.8 points per game. Vandewater helped the Wildcats to a 28-2 overall record, 16-2 mark in the league, and the Crossroads League Regular Season Championship.

TAKING AWARDS: Cheer and dance teams

February 25, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Cheer and dance teams, including members from Whitley County, picked up awards at the recent GLCC Speedway Challenge at Fort Wayne’s Grand Wayne Center.

Midwest Xtreme’s All Star Junior-2 Cheer Team, the Tsunamis, placed first, beating out nine other All-Star Cheer teams in their division. Members of the Tsunamis include Olivia Koontz of Larwill, and Katie Stoddard from Columbia City. Both are students at Indian Springs Middle School.

February 23rd

CC SENIOR NIGHT: Col. City controls Northridge, 60-44

February 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s seniors combined for 25 points in the Eagles’ win over Northridge for Saturday’s Senior Night.

A 19-point third quarter lifted the Eagles to a 60-44 win on their last regular-season home game.

RECORD-BREAKING WIN: ’Busco breaks record with win over Whitko

February 23, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — After suffering only the third loss of the season against Fairfield Friday night, the Churubusco (20-3) boys basketball team, feeling vengeful about the loss the night before, was ready to get back on a winning streak.

The Eagles missed out on setting the single-season school record for wins Friday night, but were determined to set it on Saturday night, as they played host to county rival the Whitko Wildcats (6-15), coming away with a 84-52 victory.

February 20th

END OF THE ROAD: Grapplers finish season at state finals

February 20, 2015

Three Columbia City wrestlers ended their seasons at the state finals Friday night in Indianapolis.

CLIPPPED: ’Busco Eagles clipped by Falcons, 76-69

February 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD — For Churubusco’s boys basketball team, winning the NECC Conference tournament was nice. It was a first for the program.

Winning the outright conference championship would’ve been even better for ’Busco, which was 19-2 and 9-0 in the NECC going into Friday night’s game at Fairfield. The Falcons, with a record of 8-1 in conference after the Falcons lost to Angola Tuesday night, topped Churubusco 76-69 to tie for first in the NECC.

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Eagles’ boys’ basketball team wrapped up the regular season portion...
Caden Ferguson swims the butterfly for Indian Springs Middle School’s boys swim team at South Side...
CHURUBUSCO — In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Joseph’s College “Athlete...

 

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