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Whitko cross country senior wins age division in Indianapolis marathon; qualifies for Boston

November 11, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Twenty-six point two miles.
From downtown Columbia City to downtown Fort Wayne is less than a marathon; 21.7 miles.
The distance from Churubusco to South Whitley on Ind. 205 is 21.1 miles.
Whitko senior cross country runner, Dylan Cozad, ran 26.2 miles in less than three hours.
Cozad participated in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Nov. 5, winning the 19 and under age division as a 17-year-old.
The runner finished with a 2:42:48 time which calculates to a 6:12 per mile pace.
Overall, Cozad was 26th out of 2611 runners.

Columbia City and Whitko girls face off

November 10, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — In the last decade, Columbia City has won 10 out of 12 games against the Wildcats.
But Whitko can’t be taken lightly this season.
The Lady ’Cats have a game under their belt already, winning decisively over Central Noble Tuesday night, 63-33.
Whitko is under the direction of new head coach Brandon Bradley, who is working to get the Lady Wildcats their first winning season since 2008.
What better way to prove himself than a win over Columbia City?
The Lady Eagles competed in a scrimmage Tuesday, but have yet to get their first-game jitters out of the way.

Whitko’s Irwin commits to Stetson; school’s all-time leading scorer headed to Division I school

November 10, 2011

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko stand-out point guard Logan Irwin is going Division I.
Irwin signed with Stetson University Wednesday, a NCAA Division I school in DeLand, Fla.
Though Florida may be unfamiliar territory for Irwin, the head coach isn’t.
With Irwin’s father, Rob, as Head Coach at Whitko, Logan has had the opportunity to get to know several basketball coaches, including former assistant coach at Belmont (University) Head Coach Casey Alexander
“I knew that my relationship with Coach Alexander was the best out of all the schools I’ve looked at,” Irwin said.

Updated Winter Sports calendar

November 10, 2011

Check out our calendar on our homepage for updated winter sports schedules for the following teams:

Columbia City, Whitko and Churubusco-
Girls and Boys Basketball
Wrestling

Columbia City Boys and Girls Swimming

Have something to add to our calendar?
Send us an e-mail with the date, time and place of your event.

Lady ’Cats win season-opener, 63-33

November 9, 2011

ALBION — The Lady Wildcats girls basketball team opened its season with a decisive 63-33 win over Central Noble in Albion.
Though, as Head Coach Brandon Bradley said, the first game doesn’t necessarily portray how the season will go, Whitko’s girls had a lot to offer their fans Tuesday night.

Paterno to retire at end of season

November 9, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.

"This is a tragedy," Paterno said. "It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more."

Luers down Churubusco 34-7 in sectional final

November 7, 2011

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco was defeated at the hands of two-time defending IHSAA Class 2A State Champion Fort Wayne Bishop Luers Friday.
The Knights took the opening kickoff and drove down the field to score in the first three minutes of the game.
Jaylon Smith capped the drive off with a seven-yard touchdown run to give the Knights a 7-0 lead.
It was the first of Smith’s three touchdowns in the contest.
With 7:24 left in the second quarter, a one-yard TD run by Smith made it a 14-0 ball game.

Lady Eagle Saturday Basketball

November 7, 2011

The Columbia City Saturday Basketball League came to a close last weekend.

’Busco vs. Luers — Sectional Championship

November 3, 2011

FORT WAYNE — The last two times Churubusco and Fort Wayne Bishop Luers faced off was in consecutive years, 1995 and 1996.
Both times, it was in sectional play.
‘Busco lost both games by a combined score of 85-7.
The SAC champions are ranked first in Class 2A by the Associated Press.
Churubusco’s Eagles are ranked 11th.
The Northeast Corner Conference Champions bring in an 11-0 record – the first perfect grid slate in school history.
It is no secret the Eagles will try to sustain drives and put up points by letting workhorse Jason Nicodemus do just that — work.

Col. City’s Roush, Whitko boys excel in state finals

October 31, 2011

TERRE HAUTE — A tournament that began with thousands of runners four weeks ago came to a close Saturday in Terre Haute at the IHSAA State Cross Country Meet.
Eight local harriers — Whitko’s boys’ team and Columbia City’s Samantha Roush — had the opportunity to compete against the top runners in the state.
Columbia City sophomore stand-out Samantha Roush placed the highest of Whitley County’s runners, taking seventh in the girls’ race.
Though Roush improved on last year’s 12th place finish, her goal is to continue to improve next season.

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