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WRESTLING: Impressive first-place grappler

January 2, 2015

Churubusco wrestler Lyle McParlan (center) claimed the 152-pound championship at the 17-team East Central Indiana Classic Tournament at Jay County High School last week. The Eagles placed second overall.

BOY BASKETBALL: Holiday tourney starts today

January 2, 2015

Columbia City’s boys basketball team begins holiday tournament play today at CCHS. After a noon game, the Eagles play again at 8 p.m. tonight. The tourney concludes at Carroll High School tomorrow.

LADY EAGLES: Columbia City grabs two wins in tourney opener

December 30, 2014

MIDDLEBURY — The Columbia City Lady Eagles opened pool play in the 2014 Bankers Classic Holiday Basketball Tournament at Northridge High School Monday afternoon with games against the Northwood Lady Panthers and South Bend Adams.

The Lady Eagles downed Northwood in the opener 47-44 in a nail-biter that went down to the final seconds, with free-throws to seal the win. In the second contest against South Bend Adams, the Lady Eagles used free throws down the stretch to pull out a come-from-behind, 56-50 win.


December 29, 2014

Several boys from Columbia City High School’s swim team had strong performances last week at the Wawasee Invitational. Pictured is the second-place, 200-yard freestyle relay team of Matt Weber, Dayne Trump, Robby Owen and Jon Fix. The squad posted a season-best time and a similar performance could give the team a chance to advance to the state finals in late February. Many swimmers recorded personal best times at the meet. The Eagles placed fifth out of nine teams.

SECOND: Eagle wrestlers place in East Central Indiana Classic

December 29, 2014

PORTLAND ­— Churubusco’s wrestling team took second place in a 17-team field at Saturday’s East Central Indiana Classic at Jay County High School. The Eagles crowned two weight class champions on their way to garnering 184 points, placing second behind perennial powerhouse Delta’s 202.

Host Jay County took third with Monroe Central fourth and Muncie Central fifth. The Eagles’ Lyle McParlan claimed the title at 152 pounds. McParlan took a narrow 7-6 decision over host Jay County’s Tyler Leonhard in the finals to win the title.

TINCAPS: Nolan shares broadcasting experience

December 26, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Minor league baseball is alive and well in Fort Wayne. So says John Nolan, the on-air broadcaster for the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Nolan spoke this week to the Columbia City Rotary Club about his background and how he came to be the broadcaster for the local minor league baseball team.

CITY WINS: Eagles take down Wawasee, 55-38

December 24, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Midway through the third quarter, Columbia City’s Brachen Hazen had 10 rebounds. That doesn’t seem significant, except that at that same point in the game, the entire Wawasee team had 10 rebounds.

In typical Columbia City fashion rebounding, defense and free throws were the key as the Eagles dominated all three areas.

Columbia City led from start to finish and sent the Warriors home with a 55-38 loss.

BASKETBALL: ISMS girls continue to shine

December 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The eighth grade Lady Eagles defeated Maple Creek Dec. 18 by the score of 34-30. Ava Winters led the way with 14 points and 14 rebounds. The Lady Eagles stepped up big down the stretch, coming back from being 8 points down in the second half. The Lady Eagle eighth grade team sports an unblemished 7-0 record.

EAGLES SOAR: CCHS conquer Concordia Cadets, 51-48

December 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball squad traveled to Concordia Lutheran High School Monday night looking to break a three-game losing streak.
The Eagles broke out of an early game shooting slump and then – with both good team patience and some fine individual efforts from players off the bench – held off the highly regarded Lady Cadets to vanquish the losing streak with a 51-48 win.
Early on the game bore striking resemblance to the last few contests as the visiting Lady Eagles missed their first eight shots from the field, quickly falling behind 9-0.

HEATED RIVALRY: Whitko falls, 42-38, vs. Tippy Valley

December 22, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Nothing brings out emotions and effort like facing your biggest rival.
There aren’t too many rivalries in this area of the state more intense than Whitko and Tippecanoe Valley. The latest installment of this feud Saturday night in girls basketball provided fans exactly what they would expect, two teams fighting to the end.
The Lady Wildcats had a chance to win the game at the end only to see the game slip away to the Lady Vikings, 42-38.

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