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GAMES EVERYWHERE: Busy Friday, Saturday for local teams

January 16, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — Teams from all three Whitley County high schools will have full schedules this weekend.
Columbia City boys basketball squares off against conference-leading Homestead and its Division I recruit Caleb Swanigan at the Spartans’ gym tonight.

The Lady Eagles will play host to the Lady Spartans on Saturday night at 6 p.m. The Columbia City wrestlers will travel to the Goshen Invitational on Saturday with wrestling beginning at 9 a.m.


January 16, 2015

DECATUR — Indian Springs Middle School’s boys basketball teams traveled to Bellmont Tuesday night, taking one win and one loss.

The 7th grade Eagles boys basketball team returned to action after the holiday break with a convincing 54-12 win in Decatur.

WHITKO LOSS: Norwell downs Lady ’Cats, 61-44

January 16, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY ­— Norwell sank nine three-pointers to send the Lady Wildcats to a 61-44 loss Thursday night at Whitko.

Three of those 3-pointers came in the opening minutes of the game and Norwell never cooled off.

As hot as Norwell was from the field, Whitko was just as cold. The Lady ’Cats hit three of their eight shots in the opening period and never recovered from the first-quarter deficit.

CC WRESTLING: Eagles break 4-year skid against DeKalb

January 15, 2015

WATERLOO — The Columbia City Eagle wrestling squad had not beaten the DeKalb Barons in dual meet action since 2009. That came to an end on Wednesday night as the Eagles strung together six pinfall wins on their way to a 45-24 Northeast Hoosier Conference win on the Barons’ mat.

In the opening bout at 126 pounds, Columbia City’s Matt Wright was in control, leading 6-2 when he got reversed and pinned as the Barons took a 6-0 lead. The Eagles knotted the score, 6-6, as Kyle Egolf scored a 32-second first-period pinfall win over Baron senior Susie Fozo at 132 pounds.

NEAR SHUT OUT: ISMS girls vs. Bellmont

January 15, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s girls basketball teams took dominating wins over conference foe Bellmont this week, winning by big numbers in both games.

The Indian Springs 7th grade Lady Eagles remained unbeaten on the season with a 63-0 win over visiting Bellmont.

EAGLES ADVANCE: McBride earns win No. 100

January 15, 2015

TOPEKA — Coaching basketball in the state of Indiana is hard on its own. Taking your team into the Westview “Warrior Dome,” a place that holds over 3,300 rowdy and proud basketball fans, when your gym only holds 1,200, to try to win your 100th career game, is even harder.

Churubusco Head Coach Mike McBride did just that, and the Eagles advanced to the conference tourney semifinals with a 49-36 win over Westview Wednesday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL: ’Busco makes Top 10

January 14, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys basketball team made the Associated Press’ Top 10 poll this week.
The No. 7 Eagles are 7-1 and received 153 votes in the poll in Class 2A. Leading the class is Indianapolis Park Tudor with 340 votes.

'BUSCO GOES 2-3: Eagle wrestlers compete at Adams Central

January 14, 2015

MONROE — With the dual meet portion of the season rapidly coming to a close, the Churubusco Eagle wrestlers traveled to Monroe for the Adams Central Super Duals. The Eagles went 2-3 on day against five quality teams.

The Eagles picked up wins over Norwell, 60-24, and Blufton, 48-21. Churubusco fell to 10th-ranked Delta, 57-18, and Fort Wayne Snider, 48-25. The Eagles also dropped a close 39-36 match to Bishop Dwenger.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: ’Busco boys and girls sweep tourney openers

January 14, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Eagles swept both halves of a boy-girl basketball doubleheader to open Northeast Corner Conference Tournament play Tuesday, with the girls downing Prairie Heights 65-33 and the boys eliminating the Panthers 55-31.

Both Churubusco squads advance to the second round where they will face Westview teams at the Warriors’ gym Wednesday night.

After a relatively close first quarter, the Lady Eagles pulled away steadily over the final three periods to put the game away.

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

January 13, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

What to watch for:

COLUMBIA CITY — A slow start by Columbia City’s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate...
LIGONIER — Churubusco’s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second...
AKRON — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School...


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