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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.

BASKETBALL: ISMS girls continue to shine

December 23, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The eighth grade Lady Eagles defeated Maple Creek Dec. 18 by the score of 34-30. Ava Winters led the way with 14 points and 14 rebounds. The Lady Eagles stepped up big down the stretch, coming back from being 8 points down in the second half. The Lady Eagle eighth grade team sports an unblemished 7-0 record.

EAGLES SOAR: CCHS conquer Concordia Cadets, 51-48

December 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE — The Columbia City Lady Eagle basketball squad traveled to Concordia Lutheran High School Monday night looking to break a three-game losing streak.
The Eagles broke out of an early game shooting slump and then – with both good team patience and some fine individual efforts from players off the bench – held off the highly regarded Lady Cadets to vanquish the losing streak with a 51-48 win.
Early on the game bore striking resemblance to the last few contests as the visiting Lady Eagles missed their first eight shots from the field, quickly falling behind 9-0.

HEATED RIVALRY: Whitko falls, 42-38, vs. Tippy Valley

December 22, 2014

SOUTH WHITLEY — Nothing brings out emotions and effort like facing your biggest rival.
There aren’t too many rivalries in this area of the state more intense than Whitko and Tippecanoe Valley. The latest installment of this feud Saturday night in girls basketball provided fans exactly what they would expect, two teams fighting to the end.
The Lady Wildcats had a chance to win the game at the end only to see the game slip away to the Lady Vikings, 42-38.

THREE IN A ROW: Lady Eagles drop; now 8-3

December 22, 2014

KENDALLVILLE — The Columbia City girls’ basketball team started the season with and 8-0 run. Now the Eagles find themselves in the midst of another streak, as they dropped their third game in a row — this one a 71-54 loss to the East Noble Lady Knights, Saturday in Kendallville.
For the last several games the Lady Eagles have struggled from the free throw line, on Saturday that problem continued early. In what would be a very physical contest the Lady Eagles went to the free throw line 10 times in the first quarter but were only able to connect on four, as the Knights took an early lead.

'CATS DROPPED: Tippy Valley beats Whitko, 70-49

December 20, 2014

MENTONE — The Whitko Wildcat boys’ basketball team opened Three Rivers Conference play Friday night when they went on the road to Tippecanoe Valley to face former Head Coach Bill Patrick and The Vikings.
The Wildcats’ search for their first win continues as the Vikings hung a 70-49 loss on the Wildcats.
The loss keeps the Wildcats winless on the season, dropping their overall record to 0-6 and 0-1 in the TRC.
The Vikings evened their record at 3-3 and are 1-0 in conference play.

'BUSCO WINS: Forman leads CHS to 56-41 conference victory

December 20, 2014

CHURUBUSCO -— Every basketball team in the state of Indiana starts out with the same goal: to win a conference title.

The Churubusco Eagles used a heavy dose of Paul Forman and their trademark stingy defense to take another step towards that goal Friday night. Forman put up 28 points and the defense held Prairie Heights to 12 points in the first half.

That was all the Eagles needed to earn their third North East Corner Conference win of the season by knocking off the Prairie Heights Panthers, 56-41.

CCHS SLAMS EAST NOBLE: Eagles win home tilt, 47-30

December 20, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — In a game where both teams are playing a patient, passing offense each possession is at a premium.
Columbia City’s boys’ basketball team made the most of their possessions, gradually extending their lead until they were able to distance themselves from the visiting East Noble Knights for a 47-30 Northeast Hoosier Conference win Friday night.
The Eagles controlled the first six minutes of the game, running out to a 9-0 lead behind balanced scoring led by four points from Brachen Hazen, a three pointer from senior Mason Coverstone and a basket from Matt Benedict.

MAD ANTS: Wright recognized

December 19, 2014

Columbia City High School Lady Eagle Aubrey Wright, a senior, was recognized at last Saturday’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants game as “Mad Ants / McDonald’s Girls Player of the Month” for November. Pictured, from left, are Garrett Martz, vice president of sales and marketing for the Mad Ants, Aubrey Wright and The Mad Ant. Her family, coaches, teammates and their parents attended the game Saturday. She is the daughter of Robin and Teresa Wright, of Columbia City. The CCHS Lady Eagles’ record is 8-2.

 

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