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LETTER OF INTENT: Peters signs with community college

February 26, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco High School senior Devin Peters signed a letter of intent to attend and play baseball for Kankakee Community College in Illinois.

Peters put up a .372 batting average in 2014 while playing in 29 games for the Eagles. Peters had an on-base percentage .426 and a slugging percentage of .442 with 15 runs batted in.

ALL-CONFERENCE: Local players earn college awards

February 25, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — The Crossroads League announced its men’s basketball all-conference awards and three players with Whitley County ties were among those honored.

Whitko grad Zac Vandewater was named Crossroads League Defender of the Year.

Vandewater, who plays for Indiana Wesleyan averaged 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds while recording 43 steals during the regular season. Vandewater has helped the Wildcat defense hold opponents to 65.8 points per game. Vandewater helped the Wildcats to a 28-2 overall record, 16-2 mark in the league, and the Crossroads League Regular Season Championship.

TAKING AWARDS: Cheer and dance teams

February 25, 2015

FORT WAYNE — Cheer and dance teams, including members from Whitley County, picked up awards at the recent GLCC Speedway Challenge at Fort Wayne’s Grand Wayne Center.

Midwest Xtreme’s All Star Junior-2 Cheer Team, the Tsunamis, placed first, beating out nine other All-Star Cheer teams in their division. Members of the Tsunamis include Olivia Koontz of Larwill, and Katie Stoddard from Columbia City. Both are students at Indian Springs Middle School.

CC SENIOR NIGHT: Col. City controls Northridge, 60-44

February 23, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s seniors combined for 25 points in the Eagles’ win over Northridge for Saturday’s Senior Night.

A 19-point third quarter lifted the Eagles to a 60-44 win on their last regular-season home game.

RECORD-BREAKING WIN: ’Busco breaks record with win over Whitko

February 23, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — After suffering only the third loss of the season against Fairfield Friday night, the Churubusco (20-3) boys basketball team, feeling vengeful about the loss the night before, was ready to get back on a winning streak.

The Eagles missed out on setting the single-season school record for wins Friday night, but were determined to set it on Saturday night, as they played host to county rival the Whitko Wildcats (6-15), coming away with a 84-52 victory.

END OF THE ROAD: Grapplers finish season at state finals

February 21, 2015

Three Columbia City wrestlers ended their seasons at the state finals Friday night in Indianapolis.

CLIPPPED: ’Busco Eagles clipped by Falcons, 76-69

February 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD — For Churubusco’s boys basketball team, winning the NECC Conference tournament was nice. It was a first for the program.

Winning the outright conference championship would’ve been even better for ’Busco, which was 19-2 and 9-0 in the NECC going into Friday night’s game at Fairfield. The Falcons, with a record of 8-1 in conference after the Falcons lost to Angola Tuesday night, topped Churubusco 76-69 to tie for first in the NECC.

TAKING FIRST: ISMS girls swim ahead at Norwell Inv.

February 20, 2015

OSSIAN — The Indian Springs Middle School swim teams made the trip to last week’s Norwell Middle School Invitational well worth their while, as the girls’ squad came home with a first-place team finish and the boys’ team took second.

The girls got a first-place individual finish from Lauren Liston in the 400-yard freestyle race. Liston added a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle race.

NAMED ALL-NHC: Columbia City starters

February 20, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Capping the first 20-win season in over 15 years, the Columbia City Lady Eagles were rewarded with five spots on the final All-Northeast Hoosier Conference teams.

The NHC disbands at the end of this year, with Columbia City joining five other conference schools, Leo and Huntington North to form the Northeast 8 Conference.

Homestead, Columbia City and Norwell each placed five players on the list, with East Noble earning four selections, Carroll three, DeKalb two, and New Haven and Bellmont each getting a single selection.

NASCAR FRIDAY

February 20, 2015

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