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Second-half spurt lifts ’Cats

December 17, 2010

   LIGONIER — The Lady Wildcats knew that in order to win against West Noble, they had to shut down two players. And that they did.
   Thursday, a road trip for Whitko girls’ basketball had the ’Cats taking down the Lady Chargers on their home court 51-34.
   The Lady ’Cats knew they had to adjust their defense to the talent of West Noble’s Haley Richardson and Ashley Shepherd.
   “We really tried to focus on them,” Whitko head coach Rob Bell said.

City swimming gets pair of wins

December 17, 2010

   BLUFFTON — The wins keep coming for Columbia City swimming.
   Back on the road this week, the City swimmers traveled to Bluffton coming away with two victories. The Lady Eagles topped the Lady Tigers 100-83 while the boys’ won 104-82.
   Six wins in all helped the girls squad on their way to victory.
   Two Lady Eagles grabbed multiple wins on the evening.
   Jena Bosselman took to the pool for her two usual events winning both the 100-meter breaststroke and 200 individual medley.

City grapples first NHC win

December 17, 2010

   OSSIAN — Two new faces in the lineup helped Columbia City head wrestling coach Blain Culp more than he could have expected Thursday night.
   On the road in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, Columbia City wrestling took to the mat in search of their first conference win at Norwell.
   After being down 27-0, the Eagles used wins from Brandon Ray and Tyler Olsen, who in their first matches of the season rallied Columbia City to a 40-31 victory.

Conference match-ups fill weekend

December 16, 2010

   With the holiday a little over one week away, area Indiana high school basketball teams are getting in their final games before break.
   Tournaments and showcases fill the schedule for the last week of 2010 but Friday and Saturday serve as one of the final jam-packed weekends until the new year.
   Adding to six games in two days between the six county teams, all come in important conference match-ups whether its in the Northeast Hoosier Conference, North East Corner Conference or Three Rivers  Conference.

Churubusco wrestler improving with every match

December 15, 2010

   LAGRANGE — Despite an 8-6 record for the season, Churubusco wrestling has had two seniors remain perfect.
   After a 58-24 win at Lakeland Tuesday night, the Eagle seniors improved to 28-0 for the season.
   Seniors Braxton Siddons and Zack Armstead both took pinfall wins against the Lakers proving their leadership this season, according to head coach Sam Riesen.

Slumping Lady Eagles: Warsaw loss latest in three-game losing skid

December 15, 2010

   WARSAW — Despite several Lady Eagle attempts at a comeback, Warsaw’s Lindsay Baker always had an answer.
   With six three-pointers and 23 points, Baker crushed any of Columbia City’s chances at a comeback, handing the Lady Eagles their third consecutive loss 63-39 Tuesday night.
   The game kicked off with a quick basket by Columbia City’s Sarah Opliger, putting the Lady Eagles up 2-0.
   But Baker retaliated with back-to-back baskets, including a three-pointer.

’Busco stares down another road win

December 15, 2010

   Churubusco head coach Michael McBride, left, took his team to Manchester Tuesday night for a second consecutive road game. The Eagles came away win a 51-45 win against the Squires. The win is the second for ’Busco on the season. Senior Hunter Nicodemus led the way with a game-high 19 points. Post & Mail file photo / Andrew Shultz

Lady Eagles swim to title

December 13, 2010

   SYRACUSE — The weekend wrapped up with Columbia City swimming having its best all-around week so far of 2010. After competition Saturday, one team came home with a trophy while both finished in the  top three.  
   The Lady Eagles were at the Wawasee Invitational with the likes of 10 other teams also competing.
Columbia City came away as the top team on the day winning the invitational by one point over the   hosting No. 17 state ranked Lady Warriors 289-288.

Wawasee split: ’Cats rally to win

December 13, 2010

   SYRACUSE — Wawasee’s student section chanted, “Over-rated,” throughout the first three quarters of play, until the fourth quarter rolled around, they were silenced.
   After trailing the entire game, Whitko’s Logan Irwin led his team to a comeback, leaving the Warriors stunned with their first loss of the season 80-75 Saturday night.
   The Wildcats (4-1) were down by 11 points going into the fourth quarter, but out  scored Wawasee (4-1) 31-15 in the final eight minutes to rally for the win.

Four NHC foes collide, Carroll sweeps day

December 13, 2010

   FORT WAYNE — There is no question the Northeast Hoosier Conference has been one of the best in Indiana high school wrestling for several years.
   Whether its Bellmont, Carroll or Columbia City, the NHC has always had state caliber wrestling.
   Youth and inexperience has some powerhouses rebuilding for the future while others are primed for more postseason glory.

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