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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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2nd half drought ends ’Cats’ season

October 28, 2011

GARRETT — The Wildcats’ season hit the end of the road, or railroad for that matter, Friday night at Garrett.
After heading into the locker room with a 14-all tie at halftime, Garrett stand-out Todd Frickey scored four touchdowns in the second half to propel the Railroaders into the sectional finals, 42-14.
“We’ve always been a second half team,” Garrett Head Coach Ron Frickey, Todd’s father and former long-time Columbia City head football coach said.

’Busco advances to sectional final

October 28, 2011

CHURUBUSCO — The Churu-busco Eagles moved to 11-0 Friday for the first time in the school’s history, beating Madison-Grant 28-20.
With the win, the team is also advancing to the sectional championship at Bishop Luers.
It was one of the closest contests of the season for the Eagles.
Madison-Grant took the opening possession and matriculated down the field on the feet of Cedric Presley, who had two runs of 32 yards on the first drive.
Argyll Tyler Young scored from one-yard out, taking the lead 7-0.
Young and Presley served as workhorses the entire game.

Round two football sectional previews

October 27, 2011

Check out Thursday's edition of The Post and Mail for this week's sectional previews.
Churubusco (10-0) is hosting Madison-Grant (7-3) and Whitko (6-4) is traveling to Garrett (8-2).
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for quarterly score updates from Friday's games.

A 45th anniversary tribute to Columbia City’s undefeated football team

October 26, 2011

In 1966, the No. 1 song on the charts was Strangers in the Night, by Frank Sinatra. John Wayne’s movie El Dorado was released, gas was $.28 a gallon and stamps were five cents apiece.
It was also the only year Columbia City posted a 9-0 undefeated football team.
Though there wasn’t a state tournament in 1966, the Eagles went 9-0 after nearly opposite results in 1965.

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