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EAGLES RAKE BULLDOGS: Ugly game, but 13-point victory

January 31, 2015

NEW HAVEN — It wasn’t pretty, but unlike figure skating basketball teams don’t get style points. The Columbia City Eagle boys’ basketball squad survived an ugly game with Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, leaving the Bulldogs’ Armstrong Arena with a 56-43 win.
“You play 24 games in a season,” said Eagle Head Coach Chris Benedict. “They aren’t all going to be pretty, but we found a way to win.”
The Eagles used a strong second quarter and a 21-9 advantage at the free throw line to overcome a first quarter deficit on their way to the win.

SENIOR NIGHT: Lady Eagles will be honored Saturday night

January 30, 2015

Columbia City’s girls basketball team will be honoring its three seniors at Saturday’s game against New Haven at Columbia City at 7:30 p.m. Pictured are the seniors, from left: Macie Hinen, Baily Rentschler and Aubrey Wright.

THUNDER: Trine women grab win

January 30, 2015

NOTRE DAME — The Trine University women raced out to an early lead and never looked back in a 70-58 victory over St. Mary’s in Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Association-action Wednesday night at Angela Athletic Facility.

The Thunder came out firing on all cylinders to take a 12-0 lead, and never trailed in the contest. The win was Trine’s first regular-season MIAA win ever at St. Mary’s.

GRAPPLERS: Gearing up

January 30, 2015

Columbia City senior Tristin Anglin works to turn Norwell’s Chandler Schoeff at the Northeast Hoosier Conference tournament. Wrestlers from Whitko and Churubusco will join Anglin and his Columbia City teammates at the IHSAA Carroll Sectional on Saturday. The opening round begins at 8 a.m.

SEMI-FINAL WINNERS: ISMS girls move to title games

January 29, 2015

HUNTERTOWN — Indian Springs Middle School’s seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams are headed to the conference title games on Monday after winning in the semi-finals Wednesday night.
The seventh-grade Lady Eagles traveled to Carroll Middle School to face Summit Middle School (Homestead).

The Lady Eagles took an 18-7 lead at halftime and finished with a 35-12 win. The seventh-grade squad improves to a perfect 15-0 record on the season and moves on to the championship game Monday at 5 p.m. at ISMS against Maple Creek.

TEAMS GEARING UP FOR GAMES: New Haven, Wabash, C. Noble on tap for local teams this weekend

January 29, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Columbia City’s boys travel to New Haven Friday night to face a struggling Bulldogs’ squad.
New Haven, which has been a dominant contender in recent years, is 4-9 and 2-2 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, with losses to Carroll and Norwell and wins over Bellmont and DeKalb.

Columbia City’s girls take a shot at New Haven Saturday night at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium. The Lady Bulldogs are 5-13 and 1-5 in the NHC.
Columbia City’s girls are 18-4 with only one loss at home, against Homestead (19-2).

BASKETBALL: Local squads remain in AP’s Top 10

January 29, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Some of Columbia City’s basketball teams are getting recognized at the state level, after earning multiple weeks in the Associated Press’ Top 10 poll.

Churubusco’s boys have been ranked in Class 2A for several weeks. The Eagles dropped their second game of the season to Manchester on Saturday, but rebounded with a 100-50 win over Lakeland Christian Tuesday. The squad is seventh in its class.

Columbia City’s girls are in the Top 10 for the second week, sitting at No. 8 in Class 3A with a 17-4 record.

LETTER OF INTENT: Cassie Bosselman signs to University of Saint Francis

January 28, 2015

CCHS senior Cassie Bosselman signs a letter of intent to play volleyball for the University of Saint Francis. Pictured from left: front Debi, Bosselman, Cassie Bosselman, Gary Bosselman. Back: Columbia City Head Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen, University of Saint Francis Head Volleyball Coach Scott Haddix. Bosselman led the Eagles with 321 assists this past season, and was an All-Northeast Region Volleyball Honorable Mention selection.

COL. CITY WIN: Lady Eagles knock-out Northrop, 49-28

January 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls basketball team took control of Northrop early in the game en route to a 49-28 victory Tuesday night in Fort Wayne.

Lady Eagle Elise Cormany provided the first-quarter spark to put Columbia City ahead in the first stanza, scoring back-to-back field goals, along with a 3-pointer by Aubrey Wright, to give Columbia City a 7-2 lead halfway through the first quarter.

LADY 'CATS WIN: Fourth quarter spurt powers Lady Wildcats past Lakeland

January 28, 2015

LAGRANGE — The Whitko Lady Wildcats traveled to Lakeland High School Tuesday night, using a fourth-quarter outburst to come away with a come-from-behind 48-39 win over the host Lady Lakers.

After both teams put up nine first-quarter points, the Wildcats outscored the Lady Lakers by a single point in the second, 12-11, to take a 21-20 lead at halftime.

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