LIGONIER â€” Just as Whitkoâ€™s girls basketball season was ended by Wawasee, the boys fell to the Warriors in sectional play as well.
Whitko opened sectional play at West Noble Tuesday night, falling to Wawasee, 71-59.
The Wildcats played a competitive game in the first half, but a third-quarter offensive slump cost the â€™Cats the game.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For the Columbia City boysâ€™ basketball team this year, the recipe for success has been pretty simple â€” establish the inside game and every thing else will follow.
In Tuesday nightâ€™s opening game of IHSAA Columbia City Sectional 23, the homestanding Eagles did just that, exploiting a height advantage on both ends of the floor to down the Mississinewa Indians, 70-45.
While many squads are jumping into sectional play tonight, Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team has a break after drawing the bye, automatically advancing to the Woodlan Sectionalâ€™s semi-final. The Eagles will face the winner of Woodlan and Adams Central in the 6 p.m. game Friday. Above, senior Beau Barkley takes a shot in the paint.
Fort Wayne Canterbury Schoolâ€™s Darby Maggard (right) and Coach Wayne Kreiger, both of Whitley County, are headed to the Indiana High School Girls Basketball State Finals this weekend after winning the Warsaw Semi-State Saturday. This is Maggardâ€™s fourth trip to the state finals as a Lady Cavalier.
Indiana high school boys basketball sectionals begin Tuesday night. Columbia City is hosting its own sectional, facing Mississinewa at 6 p.m., and Whitko travels to West Noble to take on Wawasee at 6 p.m. Churubusco drew the bye and will play the winner of Adams Central and Woodlan in the semi-finals Friday night at Woodlan. Above, Mason Coverstone shoots a 3-pointer at Concordia Friday night in the Eaglesâ€™ final regular-season game.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City High School senior Macie Hinen signed a letter of intent to attend Bethel College in Mishawaka, where she will play basketball.
Hinen was a 1st-Team All-Northeast Hoosier Conference selection this year and was named the 21 Alive Player of the Week in December after hitting the winning basket in Columbia Cityâ€™s 58-57 win over Carroll.
FORT WAYNE â€” The Columbia City Eaglesâ€™ boysâ€™ basketball team wrapped up the regular season portion of its schedule, traveling to Concordia Lutheran for a contest with the Cadets that they hoped would establish some momentum heading into next weekâ€™s sectional action, but inconsistent play on both ends of the court cost the Eagles as they fell to the Cadets 52-46 Friday night.
â€śIn the end, all you can say is they got it done, and we didnâ€™t,â€ť said Eagle Head Coach Chris Benedict.
Caden Ferguson swims the butterfly for Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys swim team at South Side High Schoolâ€™s natatorium. Ferguson and the squad have competed in several events recently. Results were not available at press time but will be published in upcoming editions of The Post & Mail.
CHURUBUSCO â€” In the same week that her sister, Heather, took home Saint Josephâ€™s College â€śAthlete of the Week,â€ť 2014 Churubusco High School graduate Katie Monk was named Great Lakes Valley Conference â€śField Athlete of the Week.â€ť
Katie, a freshman at the University of Indianapolis, received the conference honor for her efforts in the shot put. Katie threw a season and career best 45-feet, 1/2-inch toss, taking fourth at the Hillsdale Wide Track Classic. The mark is currently best among the Great Lakes Valley Conference athletes and ranks among the top 25 on the NCAA qualifying list.