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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.

Eagles take down Irwin, Huntington

January 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Former Whitko head coach Rob Irwin tried out his third team against Eagle head coach Chris Benedict Tuesday at Columbia City Tuesday. After taking on the Eagles with Carroll, Whitko and now Huntington North, Irwin fell just short of his first win against Benedict since 2001.

Irwin’s only two wins over Columbia City as Whitko’s play-caller came in 2008 and 2009, when Benedict was coaching at Valparaiso.
Though Irwin was hoping for the win, he holds no animosity against Benedict.

TODAY IN SPORTS

January 16, 2013

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

Columbia City football season in review

Eagles take down Irwin, Huntington

Whitko scores TRC win

Columbia City preps for tourney with match at Carroll

Athlete of the week

Col. City gridiron review

January 15, 2013

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

COLUMBIA CITY — A casual observer would look at the 2012 Columbia City football season and see a sub-500 team that somehow managed to qualify for the second round of the sectional playoffs.

Eagles fans know better than to judge last season that quickly.

’Busco wins Woodlan Invite

January 15, 2013

WOODLAN — Churubusco’s wrestling team took home the invitational title from Woodlan Saturday.

The Eagles claimed the victory by scoring 233 points with weight-class wins from Jason Nicodemus, Sam Siddons and Gunner Barnhart.

’Busco was 24 points ahead of the second-place team and Northeast Corner Conference foe Fremont.

Churubusco head coach Sam Riesen said ’Busco has finished at the top of the pack for the last several years, and he’s glad the team was able to pick up a win this season.

Col. City wrestling falls to DeKalb

January 15, 2013

WATERLOO — The Columbia City Eagle wrestling team traveled north to meet Northeast Hoosier Conference foe DeKalb in the last of the regular season NHC dual meet matchups.

With the Eagle lineup shuffled to fill in for the four suspended wrestlers, the Eagles ended up on the short end of a 49-21 score.

With bouts starting at182 pounds, the Eagles took an early lead 3-0 when Russell Hazelet took a 3-2 lead in the first period and then held on for a 5-4 win over the Barons’ Alexander Shoemaker. The Barons came right back with a pinfall win at 195 pounds to go up 6-3.

Eagles look to bounce back from NHC loss

January 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team is looking to rebound from its heart-breaking loss to Homestead Friday by hosting Huntington North Tuesday.

The Eagles fell to the Spartans by one point after a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer for their first Northeast Hoosier Conference loss, and second defeat of the season.

The Vikings have a deceiving 7-6 record, as they play a particularly strong schedule.

Col. City, Whitko, grapple at Goshen Inv.

January 14, 2013

GOSHEN — Both Columbia City’s and Whitko’s wrestling teams traveled to the Goshen Invitational looking to build momentum heading into the final week of the regular season. Columbia City placed fourth and Whitko sixth — but both coaches found positives in Saturday’s competition.

Homestead beats Col. City girls, 65-37

January 14, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — After a three-game win streak, Columbia City’s girls basketball team fell to Homestead Saturday night, 65-37.

The Lady Spartans only have two losses on the season, while Columbia City has been working to find its niche this year.

While the Lady Eagles suffered their 13th loss of the season, Shearer said the team has been improving.

Homestead opened the game by taking a 16-5 lead. Columbia City’s lone points came from Emily Whiteleather (3) and Macie Hinen (2).

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