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WHITKO VICTORY: Lady ’Cats take 39-30 win over Fairfield

January 7, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — There are five goals written on the locker room door for the Whitko Lady Wildcats. In the first half against Fairfield Tuesday night goal number 3, “Create Energy,” was missing. Whitko picked up it’s energy after half time and in doing so picked up a win.

The Lady Wildcats smothered Fairfield defensively in the second half and pulled away late for a 39-30 win. The first half was a struggle for Whitko in nearly every facet of the game.

'BUSCO DOWN: Col. City girls win, 65-26

January 7, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — In the first year of the return of the Whitley County Lady Eagle contest, Columbia City’s girls took a decisive, 65-26, win over their Churubusco counterparts.

Tuesday night marked the first time in more than 15 years the Lady Eagles matched up.

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

January 6, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Previews and Predictions

This coming weekend's matchups:

Dallas @ Green Bay
What to watch for:
Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bay’s hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bay’s offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.

STATE TEAM: Powerhouse ’Busco grapplers

January 6, 2015

Churubusco’s wrestling team competed in the Indiana Team State Finals Saturday at Ball State University and placed fifth. Pictured, front row, from left: Coach Eric Harmon, J.T. Kilgore, Jacob Kreiger, Cody Thomas, Dakota Keefe, Chase Downing, Jakob Speith, Tristin Stocksdale, Austin Lehman, Breanna Bidwell, Grant Sturgis and Alyssa Rice.

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

January 5, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Round Up

Saturday 1/3/15

Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs

Arizona (11-6) 16

FAST PACED WIN: H.U. scores 38 pts in nine minutes

January 5, 2015

HUNTINGTON — After scoring 47 points through the first 31 minutes of play, the HU men’s basketball team exploded for 38 points in the final nine minutes to rally back from a 14-point deficit and claim an 85-80 win over Taylor University Saturday afternoon at Platt Arena.

HU put points on the board on 19 of their final 20 possessions to mount the impressive comeback. Several Foresters came up big but none bigger than Columbia City’s Derek Hinen who scored 13 points and handed out five assists during that stretch pulling the Foresters within three with just under five minutes remaining.

WHITKO WRESTLING: Wildcats host invite, finish second overall

January 5, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Saturday wrestling tournaments are invaluable to grapplers who are preparing for upcoming conference and sectional matches.

Tournaments give wrestlers the opportunity to face a variety of styles in one day. The Whitko wrestling team hosted its annual tournament Saturday, and saw several of it's wrestlers end up with big days. The Wildcats had six wrestlers in the championship matches and finished second as a team with 188.5 points.

HOLIDAY TOURNEY: Eagles finish 3-1

January 5, 2015

FORT WAYNE — In what many coaches have called “one of the toughest holiday tournaments in the state” Columbia City’s boys basketball team finished the tourney 3-1 to place third overall.

After finishing Friday’s pool play 2-0, the Eagles were handed their first loss Saturday morning to Indiana powerhouse Homestead, 73-46.

The Spartans are 11-1, with only one loss to Chicago Curie, Ill. in a tournament early this season.
The Eagles rebounded with a win over Hamilton Southeastern, 53-49, to place third.

STATE WRESTLING: Churubusco, City Eagles compete

January 5, 2015

MUNCIE — Last year, the Churubusco Eagles represented Whitley County at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Team State Tournament. This year, the tournament expanded to three 12-team divisions and the Columbia City Eagle team was also invited to join the field.

Saturday’s tournament, held in the Ball State University Fieldhouse, saw Churubusco finish fifth in the 1A Class and Columbia City finish tied for 12th in the Class 2A competition.

HUNTINGTON MEN: split pair of games in Arizona

January 2, 2015

PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Forester men’s basketball team opened up the Arizona Christian University Classic with a 78-57 win over the University of Northern British Columbia, Monday afternoon, to improve to 11-3 on the year, but fell to host the Arizona Christian Firestorm 80-45 Wednesday.

Former Columbia City standout, Derek Hinen poured in a game-high 25 points to pace HU. He connected on 11-of-15 field goal attempts which included going 3-for-3 behind the arc, in addition to handing out a game-best six assists.

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