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Columbia City’s football season in review

January 18, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the fourth of a four-part series on Columbia City’s football team

COLUMBIA CITY — One might wonder if anything could have been done to prevent the onslaught of injuries the Columbia City football team suffered in 2012.

“Sometimes it’s just a freak-type injury,” said head coach Randy Hudgins. “You’re not really sure you can prevent that, especially with bone breaks and concussions.”

In regards to seasons to come, Hudgins said concentrated steps have already been taken to lessen the likelihood of players injuring themselves.

Churubusco grapplers top Whitko, 57-19

January 18, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — In the final regular season match, two Whitley County wrestling teams squared off on Churubusco’s Senior Night.

The host Eagles used an advantage in the upper weight classes to build a lead on their way to a 57-19 win over the visiting Whitko Wildcats.

With both teams heading into their conference tournaments Saturday, both the Eagles and the Wildcats were looking to establish some momentum.

Bouts started at 126 pounds, with Eagle sophomore Chase Downing scoring a pinfall win over Whitko’s Evan Cozad at the 1:02 mark of the first period, putting the hosts up 6-0.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 18, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Friday's Post & Mail:

Columbia City football in review, final part

Churubusco grapplers top Whitko, 57-19

Columbia City’s football season in review

January 17, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the third of a four-part series on Columbia City’s football team.

COLUMBIA CITY — Rain was falling that October Friday night. The Max Gandy Athletic Field was soft and slick.

With conditions like those, the game was bound to be a low-scoring affair dominated by defense.

If someone could bust off one big play, that might have been all it would have taken to win the first sectional game.

Someone did.

Grapplers raise money for cancer

January 17, 2013

Columbia CIty’s wrestling team raised $730 for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. Head coach Blane Culp presented the check to Linda Bewley of Cancer Services after Wednesday night’s match against Garrett.

Columbia City falls in final match

January 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s wrestling team suffered a disappointing loss on senior night to Garrett Wednesday, 37-33.

The Eagles went into the final match with a one-point, 34-33 deficit. Despite 152-pound Riley Harter’s best effort, he lost 10-3 to Garrett’s Sam Lawrence.

Although it was one of the final matches of the season, it was Harter’s first time on the mat as a varsity grappler.

Columbia City head coach Blane Culp commended the efforts of Noah Ray and Michael Wright. Wright won a close match in the 126-pound weight class.

Grapplers prep for tourney

January 17, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — With high school wrestling’s regular season meets drawing to a close this week, all teams, including the three Whitley County squads (Columbia City, Churubusco and Whitko) are all preparing for their “second season” of conference tournaments and the month-long Indiana High School Athletic Association Individual State Tournament series.

All three Whitley County teams will be traveling this Saturday for their conference tournaments. Each enters the tournament with differing, yet similar, goals.

ISMS wins three in a row

January 17, 2013

KENDALLVILLE — Indian Springs Middle School’s 8th-grade Lady Eagles (12-2) traveled to East Noble Monday night and won a hard-fought battle by the score of 50-45.

Three players scored in double figures for the Lady Eagles, with Holly Martinez leading the charge with 15 points. Miranda McConnell had 11 points and Darian Farber added 10, with six points coming in the final quarter. Chelsea Pettigrew contributed eight points inside and Morgan Bales had four — including two key free throws in the fourth quarter.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 17, 2013

Here are the sports headlines in Thursday's Post & Mail:

Columbia City's football season in review, part 3

Columbia City wrestlers fall in final match

Grapplers prep for offseason

ISMS wins three in a row

Columbia City football season in review

January 16, 2013

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a four-part series on Columbia City’s football team.

COLUMBIA CITY — Whatever plans the Eagles made for 2012 — Columbia City was brought down to Earth in a season-opening loss at the hands of its neighbors to the west, the Warsaw Tigers.

The Eagles fell by a score of 20-14 in a game where their defense gave up 323 rushing yards.

“I was disappointed by how we came out in that first game,” said head coach Randy Hudgins. “But, that game got us much more focused.

 

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