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Churubusco doubles up South Adams 41-18

January 28, 2011

Churubusco guard Kasey Gibson, left, and the Lady Eagles basketball team won their fourth game of the season Thursday night with a long trip to South Adams 41-18. Gibson scored six points in the ’Busco win. The Lady Eagles pulled away with a 15-0 scoring advantage in the third quarter. Heather Monk led the team with 10 points while Haleigh Gross and Nicole Wormcastle both added six.

CCHS renovation in final phase

January 27, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — No longer the little league facility of the Northeast Hoosier Conference, Columbia City baseball has the new look of a respectable diamond.
   After new dugouts were installed last season, the final steps in a renovation project have parents of the baseball program asking for the community’s help to finish it.

First half deficit too much for short handed Columbia City in second half

January 26, 2011

   FORT WAYNE — In most ordinary circumstances a 32-point fourth quarter will get a team the victory.
   Tuesday night’s game at Fort Wayne Northrop had no ordinary circumstances.
   After being down 26 points at halftime, Columbia City (10-8) outscored the hosting Lady Bruins (8-8) by 14 points in the second half. However, a strong shooting first half by Northrop was too much for the Lady Eagles to overcome in a 74-62 loss.

Whitko forfeits TRC streak to Norsemen

January 24, 2011

   SPEICHERVILLE — For the first time in nine years the Three Rivers Conference wrestling tournament has a team champion that is not the Whitko Wildcats.
   By the narrowest of margins the host Northfield Norsemen upended a short-handed Wildcat squad 209.5-202 to take the team title.
   The Wildcats, haunted as they have been by injuries all year, were forced to forfeit three weight classes. Those forfeits allowed Northfield to outscore the Wildcats by 28.5 points in those divisions.

City scraps away win 44-40

January 24, 2011

   COLUMBIA CITY — The Donald S. Weeks gymnasium hosted a dogfight Saturday night between two Northeast Hoosier Conference foes.
   The score was close throughout the entire game, but Columbia City (9-3, 3-1 NHC) was able to pick up a four-point lead in the final seconds leaving DeKalb (5-7, 1-3 NHC) behind 44-40.
   With the score so low, the game proved to be a defensive battle. The Eagles held DeKalb to just eight points in the fourth quarter.

Churubusco trio claim NECC titles

January 24, 2011

   TOPEKA — After various dual matches, weekend tournaments and ranked opponents in his way, senior Braxton Siddons has yet to see a wrestler he hasn’t been able to beat.
   Saturday, Siddons was one of three Churubusco Eagles to return from Westview High School with a North East Corner Conference title.
   Along with a third-place team finish, Siddons took a unblemished 23-0 record into the day and came away with four more wins to add to his mark.

Columbia City trails pack at NHC, takes eighth

January 24, 2011

Columbia City 119 pounder Trey Hinen, left, suffered what five other Eagle wrestlers did at Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference meet. While the hosting Carroll Chargers ended a 20-year team title streak by the Bellmont Braves, Columbia City finished in eight-place with six different Eagles tying for a team-best finish of sixth-place. Hinen fell in the fifth-place match against New Haven’s Justin Syndram, right.

Conference onslaught carries on for ’Cats

January 22, 2011

   SOUTH WHITLEY — Statistics truly can tell the story of a ball game, provided that you get the right set of statistics.
   For example, through three quarters in Friday night’s Three Rivers Conference boys’ basketball match-up between the host Whitko Wildcats and the Northfield Norsemen, the visitors were shooting a  blistering 63 percent from the field compared to 45 percent for the Wildcats.

’Busco stings Angola 59-47

January 22, 2011

   CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Eagles proved they could fly higher than Hornets Friday night against Angola 59-47.
   Though the Hornets are winless (0-10), they put up a fight against ’Busco — who didn’t pull away until the second half.
   “It’s scary to play someone who hasn’t won,” Churubusco head coach Michael McBride said. “They want to get that win.
   “They’ve played some really quality people.”

Struggles follow Lady Eagles on road at DeKalb 36-35

January 22, 2011

   WATERLOO — It doesn’t seem like much — a 15-foot shot. No one to block the shot, just a shooter and the ball.
   It might be known as the freebie in basketball but free throws weren’t a guarantee Friday night.
   The foul line proved costly on the road for Columbia City girls’ basketball. Going 5-for-16 at Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb, the Lady Eagles went 0-for-6 in the fourth quarter opening the door for the Lady Barons.

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