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Beachem, Bulldogs hand Eagles third loss

January 26, 2013

NEW HAVEN — Columbia City’s boys basketball team lost its third game Friday night, falling to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe New Haven, 69-54.

The Bulldogs (9-4) jumped out to an 8-4 lead in the opening three minutes, as the Eagles struggled offensively throughout the game.
Columbia City shot 34 percent from the field in the first half and 41 percent on the game.

Eagle Drew Benedict connected with two 3-pointers, three free throws and a field goal to lead Columbia City with 11 of its 15 first-quarter points.

Benedict finished the game as the Eagles’ top scorer with 20 points.

Harber commits to Manchester

January 25, 2013

Columbia City runner Tiffany Harber committed to Manchester College recently. Harber is a track and cross country runner for the Lady Eagles. She is pictured with Columbia City head cross country and girls track coach Bob Fahl (left) and assistant coach Tim Hearld.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 25, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Friday's issue:

Harber commits to Manchester

Luck eager to make 1st Pro Bowl appearance

Voice of Te'o prankster? Couric plays voicemails

No. 2 Michigan defeats Purdue

At Pro Bowl, Peterson doesn't plan to let up

HOOPSTER ADVANCES: Lickey takes second at district

January 24, 2013

A local girl is moving on to the Indiana State Elks Hoop Shoot contest after placing second at district Saturday. Brooke Lickey (third from right) is the lone local hoopster to advance to state. Pictured, from left, Keaton Wilson, Peru Lodge; Brayden Bontrager, Kendallville Lodge; Branson Rheinhard, Bluffton Lodge; Brooke Lickey, Columbia City Lodge; Beth Stroop, Kendallville Lodge; Kelcie Thomson, Wabash Lodge.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 24, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Thursday's issue:

Lickey takes second at district

No. 7 I.U. pulls away from Penn St.

'What would you do' Te'o tells Couric

Aldridge has 27 and Blazers beat Pacers

Latest NCAA scandal comes from headquarters

Drought leads to Col. City girls’ loss

January 23, 2013

FORT WAYNE — A scoring drought that lasted the final six minutes of the ball game allowed the host Northrop Lady Bruins to go on an 11-0 run and take a come-from-behind, 36-30, win over the visiting Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball team Tuesday night.

The Bruins held a 19-15 lead at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Eagles were able to score from both the field and the free-throw line.

A basket and two free throws by Emily Whiteleather brought the Eagles within four at 25-21.

A 3-pointer by Alyssa Hansen brought the Eagles to within one at 25-24.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 23, 2013

These are the sports headlines you will find in Wednesday's issue:

Drought leads to Col. City girls' loss

Athlete of the week

Woman in fake girlfriend photo speaks out

First-down line could be coming to NFL stadiums

NFL to decide fate of Pro Bowl by April

Colts promote assistant offensive line coach

’Busco finishes season undefeated

January 22, 2013

Churubusco’s 7th-grade boys basketball team finished its season with an undefeated (19-0) record Saturday, winning the Land of Lakes Basketball Tournament at Westview. The Eagles beat Lakeland in the semi-final, 54-35, and Fairfield in the finals, 62-30. The win was the first conference title in boys basketball in the school’s history. Front row, from left: Josh Bear, Daulton Brockman, Austin Lehman, Garrett Horn, Bryce Geiger and Trevor Holloway.

Eagles finish on right side of NHC dogfight

January 21, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After coming out on the wrong side of a thriller against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe Homestead last week, Columbia City’s boys basketball team won a close game against another conference opponent Saturday.

Eagle Drew Benedict hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 46 seconds left to give DeKalb its first conference loss, 47-46.

“They find a way to get it done,” Columbia City head coach Chris Benedict said. “Sometimes it’s not always pretty.”

Columbia City had an eight-point lead going into the fourth quarter, a lead that slowly dwindled in the final eight minutes.

Churubusco captures second in NECC

January 21, 2013

LIGONIER — Churubusco crowned two individual champions and took second place overall as a team at the Northeast Corner Conference (NCC) Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

The Eagles garnered 182.5 points as a team, placing them 14.5 behind champion Fremont.

The two champions for ‘Busco were Brian Richardson at 195 and Jason Nicodemus at 220. Richardson earned the crown with two pins and a 7-5 championship match decision over Zach Goodyear of West Noble, who had defeated Richardson at the conference meet last year.

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