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HOLIDAY TOURNEY: Eagles finish 3-1

January 5, 2015

FORT WAYNE — In what many coaches have called “one of the toughest holiday tournaments in the state” Columbia City’s boys basketball team finished the tourney 3-1 to place third overall.

After finishing Friday’s pool play 2-0, the Eagles were handed their first loss Saturday morning to Indiana powerhouse Homestead, 73-46.

The Spartans are 11-1, with only one loss to Chicago Curie, Ill. in a tournament early this season.
The Eagles rebounded with a win over Hamilton Southeastern, 53-49, to place third.

STATE WRESTLING: Churubusco, City Eagles compete

January 5, 2015

MUNCIE — Last year, the Churubusco Eagles represented Whitley County at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Team State Tournament. This year, the tournament expanded to three 12-team divisions and the Columbia City Eagle team was also invited to join the field.

Saturday’s tournament, held in the Ball State University Fieldhouse, saw Churubusco finish fifth in the 1A Class and Columbia City finish tied for 12th in the Class 2A competition.

HUNTINGTON MEN: split pair of games in Arizona

January 2, 2015

PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Forester men’s basketball team opened up the Arizona Christian University Classic with a 78-57 win over the University of Northern British Columbia, Monday afternoon, to improve to 11-3 on the year, but fell to host the Arizona Christian Firestorm 80-45 Wednesday.

Former Columbia City standout, Derek Hinen poured in a game-high 25 points to pace HU. He connected on 11-of-15 field goal attempts which included going 3-for-3 behind the arc, in addition to handing out a game-best six assists.

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.

STRONG SWIMMERS

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 23, 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.

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