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NEAR SHUT OUT: ISMS girls vs. Bellmont

January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s girls basketball teams took dominating wins over conference foe Bellmont this week, winning by big numbers in both games.

The Indian Springs 7th grade Lady Eagles remained unbeaten on the season with a 63-0 win over visiting Bellmont.

EAGLES ADVANCE: McBride earns win No. 100

January 15, 2015

TOPEKA — Coaching basketball in the state of Indiana is hard on its own. Taking your team into the Westview “Warrior Dome,” a place that holds over 3,300 rowdy and proud basketball fans, when your gym only holds 1,200, to try to win your 100th career game, is even harder.

Churubusco Head Coach Mike McBride did just that, and the Eagles advanced to the conference tourney semifinals with a 49-36 win over Westview Wednesday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL: ’Busco makes Top 10

January 14, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys basketball team made the Associated Press’ Top 10 poll this week.
The No. 7 Eagles are 7-1 and received 153 votes in the poll in Class 2A. Leading the class is Indianapolis Park Tudor with 340 votes.

'BUSCO GOES 2-3: Eagle wrestlers compete at Adams Central

January 14, 2015

MONROE — With the dual meet portion of the season rapidly coming to a close, the Churubusco Eagle wrestlers traveled to Monroe for the Adams Central Super Duals. The Eagles went 2-3 on day against five quality teams.

The Eagles picked up wins over Norwell, 60-24, and Blufton, 48-21. Churubusco fell to 10th-ranked Delta, 57-18, and Fort Wayne Snider, 48-25. The Eagles also dropped a close 39-36 match to Bishop Dwenger.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: ’Busco boys and girls sweep tourney openers

January 14, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Eagles swept both halves of a boy-girl basketball doubleheader to open Northeast Corner Conference Tournament play Tuesday, with the girls downing Prairie Heights 65-33 and the boys eliminating the Panthers 55-31.

Both Churubusco squads advance to the second round where they will face Westview teams at the Warriors’ gym Wednesday night.

After a relatively close first quarter, the Lady Eagles pulled away steadily over the final three periods to put the game away.

NFL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PREDICTIONS: Here's some grist for the sports argument mill

January 13, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

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January 13, 2015

Columbia City cheerleaders Miranda Eber (left) and Abby Gottfried cheer on the Lady Eagle basketball team Saturday night. The Columbia City cheer squad roots on the team at all home games.

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

January 12, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Recap

Seattle 31 (13-4) vs
Carolina 17 (8-9-1)

WHITKO BASKETBALL: Wildcats drop TRC contest to Rochester, 62-48

January 12, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Home court is supposed to be an advantage. It's where team's practice, where the supportive home fans are and home is where the shots are supposed to fall a little bit better.

Home court was not an advantage for the Whitko Wildcats Saturday afternoon. The ’Cats started out the game against Rochester with some great shots but nothing would fall. The cold start was too much for Whitko to overcome, as the team fell to the Zebras, 62-48.

EAGLES SOAR: Lady Eagles dominate Bellmont, 65-18

January 12, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Much like Friday night’s boys game, Columbia City’s girls basketball contest with Bellmont was over before it really got started. The Lady Eagles took a 26-4 lead in the first quarter, en route to a 65-18 victory in Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference game.

Lady Eagle Chelsea Pettigrew scored nine points and Macie Hinen tallied eight points in the first seven minutes. Bellmont played a more competitive, 10-10, second quarter, but struggled offensively for the rest of the game.

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