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Eagles improve despite loss

November 29, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Though Churubusco opened its boys basketball season with a loss, the Eagles showed a vast improvement from last season’s opener against Adams Central.

Last year, Churubusco fell 51-34, the first of its nine-game losing streak to start this season. This year, Adams Central squeaked out the win with an overtime, 3-point, buzzer-beater, winning 58-56.

Eagle Brent Simmons stepped up the the free-throw line with 10 seconds left and ’Busco down two points.

City goes inside to defeat Wildcats

November 29, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — For nearly an entire half, Columbia City’s boys basketball team had an advantage it did not exploit in its 49-31 win against Whitko Wednesday.

That advantage was at the tape measure. With three players at 6’5 or more, and Whitko’s tallest being 6’3, the conventional wisdom would say that the Eagles would go inside, but that did not happen, at least at first.

“We shot nine 3’s in the first half,” said Columbia City Boys Basketball Head Coach Chris Benedict. “I mean, you’ve got to get the ball inside.
It’s a little easier to go inside, then out on those 3’s.”

Girls reaching quarter post of the season

November 27, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Before the books close on the month of November, the girls basketball teams of Whitley County will have completed nearly 25 percent of their seasons.

Columbia City
The Lady Eagles are 3-1 and are heading for a Friday game at Fort Wayne North Side.
Columbia City has scored some big wins, avenging losses from last season by beating Marion and Fort Wayne Snider.
It was the first win over Snider in four seasons and the first in two against Marion.
Tuesday, the Lady Eagles lost their first game of the year, falling in overtime to Leo on their home floor in Columbia City.

Boys basketball opens season

November 27, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — Boys basketball officially began in Whitley County Wednesday.

In the Columbia City-Whitko rivalry game, the Eagles downed the Wildcats in South Whitley, 49-31.

Churubusco’s squad dropped an overtime game to Adams Central, after a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer to win, 58-56.

At Whitko, Wildcat Dylan Cumberland was the leading scorer, tallying 16 points for the ’Cats. His teammate, Nate Walpole, was Whitko’s second-leading scorer.

Whitley County boys to tip off hoops season tonight

November 27, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — With one day until Thanksgiving, the boys basketball teams of Whitley County will tip off their 2013-14 seasons tonight.

Columbia City and Whitko will hold their traditional battle, set for the day before Thanksgiving. Churubusco will host Adams Central.

Last season, Columbia City picked up a 69-26 win against Whitko on its way to a 20-4 campaign.

The last time the Wildcats have gotten a win over the Eagles was in November of 2008, when they pulled out a five-point win against Columbia City.

Goree commits to volleyball at Ohio State

November 26, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A two-sport star at Columbia City will continue her career on the volleyball court at a Big Ten school.

Kalisha Goree, who just finished her senior year as a Lady Eagle, will go on to play volleyball at Ohio State University.

Goree will take her near year-round dedication to volleyball and apply it as a Buckeye, since she also plays club volleyball in addition to her time with Columbia City High School.

Playing at the next level has been a goal on Goree’s mind for years.

Whitko downs Huntington North

November 23, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Whitko’s girls basketball team grabbed its first win against a Class 4A team in several seasons Friday against Huntington North.

Paced by 21 points from Aly Reiff, the Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Vikings 57-51.

The last time Whitko beat a Class 4A team was in 2008 against Warsaw.

The 3-1 Lady Wildcats handed Huntington North its first loss, knocking the Lady Vikings to 2-1 on the year.

Indian Springs boys hoops tip off season

November 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s four boys basketball teams began their seasons this week with some close games.

The seventh-grade Stars opened their season with an exciting 28-27 win over Milford Middle School Monday.

With three seconds left in the game, tied at 27, Dalton Bell hit the second of two free throws to secure the win for the Stars.

They were led in scoring by Collin Wood with 16 points, followed by John O’Dell’s six, Bell’s four and Zach Slagal’s two points.

’Busco loses NECC opener on the road

November 22, 2013

GOSHEN — Churubusco’s girls basketball team had a rough start to its Northeast Corner Conference schedule for 2013-14.

The Lady Eagles lost at Fairifield, 60-24.

The defeat drops ’Busco to 1-3 on the year, and 0-1 in the conference.

For the Lady Falcons, it was their first game of the season overall, putting them at 1-0 to start the campaign.

Fairfield’s Jenny Kiper led all scorers with 24 points overall. Teammate Katie Yates chipped in nine.

Churubusco was led by Shelby Brockman, Alisha Farner and Montanta Martin with six each.

Richter to carry family name at Ball State

November 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY— Following in someone else’s footsteps and still having success can be difficult.

But Columbia City senior Andrea Richter has done that in the pool, first at her high school, and soon at her college of choice.

Richter signed this past Friday to swim at Ball State University. She will be the second member of her family to swim as a Cardinal.

Her older sister, Haley, is a senior at Ball State University this season, and has been part of several record-setting relay teams.

Andrea Richter has already qualified for the state meet as a Lady Eagle.

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