Columbia CIty wrestling wins in tie-breaking fashion

COLUMBIA CITY — Eagle wrestling got its first Northeast Hoosier Conference win Thursday, defeating the visiting Norwell by a score of 38-37.At one point in the dual meet, Columbia City had a 21 point advantage, however when the final match ended, the teams were tied at 37.The referee went to the rulebook to determine the victor.According to National Federation of State High School Association rulebook on tie-breaker scoring, subsection H, the team having the greater number (total match points) of first-points scored shall be declared the winner.The Eagles had the advantage over Norwell, 16-14.One point was awarded and Columbia City downed the Knights, 38-37.In the final match, 120 pound Kyle Egolf grappled for three rounds, slightly edging Joseph Becker 7-6 to give Columbia City the three points needed to even the score at 37.“At the end, those two freshmen going at it in that match, I thought it was big of Kyle to step up and get a win. He came out big when he needed to,” said Columbia City Head Coach Blane Culp.___For a more in depth look at this story, see the Dec. 16 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.