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Wildcats clinch TRC for coach

February 5, 2011

   DENVER — The Wildcats took the court with heavy hearts Friday night at North Miami.
   Minus head coach Rob Irwin, who began treatment for Leukemia this week, Whitko was able to pull off a conference win at North Miami 64-51 for their coach. In the process, the Wildcats clinched at worst a share of the Three Rivers Conference title.
   Not only was Whitko’s leading scorer lacking his head coach, Logan Irwin has not played as a Wildcat without his father on the sideline.

Veterans lift Lady Eagles in OT

February 5, 2011

   “I wanted this really bad. I wanted this more than anything.”
   Columbia City senior Sierra Burlage got what she wanted Friday night when the Lady Eagles basketball team held their final home game of the regular season.

’Busco escapes Lakeland with wins

February 5, 2011

   LAGRANGE — A North East Corner Conference doubleheader took Churubusco basketball on the road Friday night.
   A total of five points made up two wins over Lakeland for the Eagles.
   The boys team (9-4, 6-1) held their second-place spot in the NECC one game back of Westview.
   While the boys’ held off the Lakers 46-44 for their sixth win in the NECC, the Lady Eagles were busy in the early game extending their winning streak to three.

Grand Signing Day: Mathewson commits to GVSU

February 4, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — Kyle Mathewson went from competing for state championships to national championships Thursday.
   The small class A football school of Churubusco had its all-time leading rusher continue his career as one of 24 recruits to sign with Grand Valley State University on national signing day.

Richter primed for first title

February 4, 2011

   WARSAW — The preliminary round of the Indiana High School girls’ swimming and diving sectional took place Thursday night at the Warsaw Community Pool.
   The Columbia City Lady Eagles qualified participants in every event for Saturday’s finals, led by two individual first-place qualifications by freshman Andrea Richter.

Boys Basketball sectional previewed

February 3, 2011

The 2011 Indiana High School boys’ basketball postseason gets underway this week with the sectional round. Saturday, The Post & Mail inserted a special section into the daily edition breaking down the brackets for the three Whitley County schools. For a copy, stop by The Post & Mail office in Columbia City (927 W. Connexion Way) Post & Mail illustration / Andrew Shultz

Weather cancels sports for third straight night

February 1, 2011

   Poor road conditions have brought the Whitley County sports schedule to a halt for a third consecutive night. Columbia City's girls' basketball game at home against Huntington North for tonight was postponed one night. The game is set to tip off Friday night at 6:15 p.m.

   Wednesday's Whitko girls' basketball game at Triton has been canceled due to inclement weather. Due to schedule conflicts the game will not be made up. The Lady Wildcats will debut in the sectional tournament at Columbia City 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday.

Grapplers tangle with chance at semis

February 1, 2011

   The long and whining road to Conseco Fieldhouse takes its second turn for Whitley County wrestlers Saturday.
   With the opening leg of the journey weeding each weight class down to the top four wrestlers, 15 from three schools (Churubusco, Columbia City, Whitko) will appear in the Carroll Individual Regional for a shot at reach the semistate level.
   Each wrestler is looking for his own way to a top four finish that will get him and his school one step away from the state finals.

County advances 15 to regional

January 31, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — The long postseason trip to an individual state title began for wrestlers from all three Whitley County schools Saturday at Carroll High School.
   With the top four wrestlers in each weight class advancing to the regional level, 15 Whitley County grapplers, including three weight class champions will make the trip back to Carroll for regional.

Col. City unravels, ’Dogs rally

January 31, 2011

   A fourth-quarter run sparked New Haven just enough for the win in Saturday night’s girls’ basketball game against Columbia City.
   The Lady Bulldogs hung around just a little too long, handing the Lady Eagles a 54-53 conference loss.
Columbia City (10-9, 1-6) stole the momentum early in the game gaining a 19-13 lead after the first eight minutes.
   Corinna Raypole had eight of her 18 points in the first quarter picking up nearly half of the Lady Eagles first-quarter points.

 

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