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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: ’Busco boys and girls sweep tourney openers

January 14, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — The Churubusco Eagles swept both halves of a boy-girl basketball doubleheader to open Northeast Corner Conference Tournament play Tuesday, with the girls downing Prairie Heights 65-33 and the boys eliminating the Panthers 55-31.

Both Churubusco squads advance to the second round where they will face Westview teams at the Warriors’ gym Wednesday night.

After a relatively close first quarter, the Lady Eagles pulled away steadily over the final three periods to put the game away.

NFL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PREDICTIONS: Here's some grist for the sports argument mill

January 13, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

THIS SUNDAY 1/18/15
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

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January 13, 2015

Columbia City cheerleaders Miranda Eber (left) and Abby Gottfried cheer on the Lady Eagle basketball team Saturday night. The Columbia City cheer squad roots on the team at all home games.

PRO FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RECAP: In case you missed it, here are all the games

January 12, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Recap

1/10/15
Seattle 31 (13-4) vs
Carolina 17 (8-9-1)

WHITKO BASKETBALL: Wildcats drop TRC contest to Rochester, 62-48

January 12, 2015

SOUTH WHITLEY — Home court is supposed to be an advantage. It's where team's practice, where the supportive home fans are and home is where the shots are supposed to fall a little bit better.

Home court was not an advantage for the Whitko Wildcats Saturday afternoon. The ’Cats started out the game against Rochester with some great shots but nothing would fall. The cold start was too much for Whitko to overcome, as the team fell to the Zebras, 62-48.

EAGLES SOAR: Lady Eagles dominate Bellmont, 65-18

January 12, 2015

COLUMBIA CITY — Much like Friday night’s boys game, Columbia City’s girls basketball contest with Bellmont was over before it really got started. The Lady Eagles took a 26-4 lead in the first quarter, en route to a 65-18 victory in Saturday’s Northeast Hoosier Conference game.

Lady Eagle Chelsea Pettigrew scored nine points and Macie Hinen tallied eight points in the first seven minutes. Bellmont played a more competitive, 10-10, second quarter, but struggled offensively for the rest of the game.

DUNN NETS 10: Trine women pound Illinois Tech

January 9, 2015

ANGOLA — Trine wrapped up their non-conference slate with a 93-36 victory over Illinois Tech Wednesday night in Hershey Hall.

All 15 Thunder to suit up saw action, with 13 players getting in the scoring column.

Columbia City grad Kayla Dunn knocked down 10 points for the Thunder. Dunn hit on 4-of-6 shots from the field and was 2-for-2 from the free throw line. She also pulled down two rebounds and passed out two assists.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Hoops conference schedules heat up

January 9, 2015

WHITLEY COUNTY — High school basketball teams are getting into the heart of the conference seasons this month, and several squads are already off to a strong start.

Churubusco’s boys are 3-0 in the 12-team Northeast Corner Conference, with wins over Westview, West Noble and Prairie Heights.

The Eagles are scheduled to host Fremont tonight, weather permitting, before going into the NECC tourney next week.

NHC WIN: Eagle wrestlers grab over E. Noble, 40-29

January 8, 2015

KENDALLVILLE — The number of bouts won was close — 8 to 6. But when the Columbia City wrestlers won bouts, they won big, and when they lost bouts, they lost small. That proved to be the difference as The Eagles downed the East Noble Knights 40-29 in Northeast Hoosier Conference competition, Wednesday night.

Columbia City’s Cross Dietrich started things off right for the Eagles at 152 pounds. The Columbia City junior scored a third period takedown to push his win into a 14-6 major decision, giving the Eagles a 4-0 lead to start the match.

BOYS BASKETBALL: ’Busco defeats Woodlan

January 8, 2015

CHURUBUSCO — In Churubusco’s boys basketball team’s first game back from break, the Eagles hosted and defeated Woodlan in a lopsided contest, 73-42.

“I thought tonight was a game we needed to create a fast pace,” said ’Busco Head Coach Michael McBride. “We were much more consistent tonight.”

The first quarter was not unlike others the Eagles have played this year. The team went through spurts where it looked like they might pull away quickly. But the Warriors stayed close and hung around and the Eagles were only up three points after the first eight minutes.

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