COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City wrestling team opened a new season Tuesday night.
The match was also the first for new head coach Blane Culp. In the first of only two home matches this season the young Eagle team faced off against a veteran Bellmont squad with the CCHS wrestling alumnae in attendance.
The Eagles managed only a forfeit win against the always tough Braves in the varsity match falling by a 73-6 score.
A final look back on the Indiana high school football season sees a combined 30-6 record for Whitley County go down as easily the best ever for three area high school squads.
The last part of that exciting season ended Friday night in the semistate round but not without plenty of history made by Churubusco in 2010.
COLUMBIA CITY — The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team finished both halves against the Marion Lady Giants with strong inside play. The Lady Eagles out scored the visitors 44-27 in the second and fourth quarters to take a 65-50 win Saturday night.
After a close first quarter that went back and forth the Eagles finally took the lead 9-6 on an inside basket by senior Corinna Raypole. A basket from the right wing by junior Samara Qureshi gave Columbia City an 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.
ELKHART — It’s been a roller coaster start to the season for Whitko girls’ basketball just four games into schedule.
Two wins under their belt, the Lady Wildcats have had tough competition follow up each win.
After a home opening win, Whitko fell to Columbia City. Following a county victory over Churubusco last week, a long road trip to Elkhart Memorial finished with a lopsided loss to the Lady Chargers 79-33.
LAFAYETTE — Only four teams remained in Class A Indiana high school football heading into Friday night.
For the second time in four seasons, Churubusco was one of those teams. Between the Eagles and their second state finals appearance in school history was the best Class A had to offer in defending champion Lafayette Central Catholic.
It’s speed that has gotten both Churubusco (12-1) and No. 1 Lafayette Central Catholic (13-0) to be one of the last four teams remaining in class A high school football in Indiana.
Friday night, the speed of two teams ranking in the top 10 all season will come together for a chance at a state finals appearance.
FORT WAYNE — Tuesday was a daunting task for the Columbia City (1-1) girls’ basketball team as the road part of their schedule started.
Only days after opening the regular season with a win over Whitko, the Lady Eagles hit the road to Snider (3-0) where the Lady Panthers averaged 79 in their first two games of the season.
Churubusco assistant coach Paul Sade instructs Churubusco linemen Charlie Huelsenbeck (51) and Dustin Arvola (55) on the sidelines of the Eagles regional championship last week. â€™Busco is gearing up for its biggest test of the season in Friday nightâ€™s semi-state championship at Lafayette Central Catholic. Presale tickets are on sale at the CHS offices for $7. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Look for a preview of the semi-state match-up against the Knights in Thursdayâ€™s sports section of The Post & Mail Newspaper.
Three seasons after appearing in the 2007 class A semistate championship and tying a school best 11-3 record, it’s hard to believe Churubusco football has actually had a better year in 2010.
The small school of 423 students has seen a revival of its football program as of late. The Eagles are in the midst of their sixth consecutive winning season and second semistate appearance in four years Friday night when they travel to No. 1 Lafayette Central Catholic.
COLUMBIA CITY — The coach shuffle was in motion as area high school and middle school coaches were accepting and resigning from jobs at the Whitley County Consolidated Schools board meeting Monday night.
The Columbia City wrestling program’s two-week search for a head coach ended with assistant coach Blain Culp getting the job.
In the Oct. 18 board meeting, Culp was approved as an assistant coach for the Eagles. At the same time then head coach Jeff Slain turned in his resignation.