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'Busco boys and girls down Fremont

January 21, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco boys’ and girls’ teams swept a pair of home basketball contests with Fremont on Tuesday night.
The boys took an early lead against Fremont and then began and ended the second half with runs to take a 71-43 win and go to 14-1 on the season.
The girls squad decided the game in the fourth quarter with a 27-10 outburst to down the Fremont girls 73-48.

Kessie ties record in Whitko victory

January 21, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko is one of the more storied boys basketball programs in the northern part of the state of Indiana. For a player in today’s era to add his name to the record book at Whitko would require a pretty significant accomplishment.
Whitko senior Cole Kessie added his name to the pages of Wildcat history Tuesday night. Kessie tied the school record for most three-pointers in a game (7) and Whitko hit free throws late to knock off Adams Central 72-68.

CCHS sinks Huntington North Vikings, 64-29

January 21, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY – It was a “perfect storm” of a night, when everything came together for the Columbia City Eagle basketball team in Tuesday’s contest against the Huntington North Vikings.
All phases of offense and defense were working for the Eagles in a game that was almost over in the first quarter, as the Eagles took a 64-29 home win over the Vikings.

VICTORY: Trine tops Alma, Mich., 71-57

January 20, 2015

ALMA, Mich. — A strong close to the first half and quick second-half start blew open a close game and paced Trine to a 71-57 victory over Alma Saturday afternoon at Art Smith Arena.

The Thunder outscored the Scots 22-4 in a stretch of play spanning from the 4:07 mark of the first half to 15:04 remaining in the contest. That span of just over nine minutes of play turned a four-point Trine lead into a 46-24 advantage with 15:04 to play.

Big plays at game’s end propel Grace over Huntington

January 20, 2015

HUNTINGTON — Playing in a packed Platt Arena, big plays in the final seconds lifted Grace’s men’s basketball team to a 71-68 win at Huntington on Saturday.

With the win, the Lancers (15-5) moved into tie for second place in the Crossroads League standings with a 5-3 conference mark, while the Foresters, riding a four-game losing skid, dropped into a tie for eighth in the league standings with a 2-6 conference record while Saturday’s win moves the Lancers (15-5) into a four-way tie for second as they currently boast a 5-3 CL record.


January 20, 2015

Indian Springs Middle School’s seventh-grade basketball team won its own invitational Saturday at ISMS. Pictured is the squad with the trophy. Front row, from left: Jasmine Early and Klaire Tonkel. Second row: Gabby Fry, Carly Mabie, Mary Cotter and Grace Schrader. Third row: Brayden Lickey, Olivia Shearer and Delaney Stahl.

WRESTLING: Col. City takes Goshen Inv. title

January 19, 2015

GOSHEN — For nine years between 2000 and 2009, the Columbia City wrestling team ruled the Goshen Invitational, not only winning the tournament each year but also producing a record 296 points in 2004.

Saturday, the Eagles broke a three-year string by the host Goshen Redskins, scoring 245.5 points to take the team championship.

The host Redskins were second with 201 points, with the Whitko Wildcats placing third with 164 points. Rounding out the field were Fairfield (151.5), Bronson (136.5), Lakeland (119), Fort Wayne North Side (118), and Eastern (115.5).

COL. CITY OUTSCORES SPARTANS IN 3RD: Homestead holds on for win over Lady Eagles

January 19, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagles were handed their first loss at home Saturday night, as Homestead’s girls basketball team traveled to Columbia City and left with a 62-50 win.

Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said she was proud of her team’s effort, despite the loss.

PRO FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RECAP: In case you missed it, here are the big games

January 19, 2015

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Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22

CONFERENCE TOURNEY CHAMPS: Churubusco wins first boys tournament title

January 19, 2015

LAGRANGE — Churubusco’s boys basketball team did something Saturday night that no other basketball team in the history of the school has done — won a conference tourney championship.

The Eagles defeated the Fairfield Falcons in the championship game, 63-59. From the beginning of the game, it was apparent that it would be a fast-paced battle.

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