Eagle grapplers drop final home dual

COLUMBIA CITY — Thursday night the Columbia City Eagle wrestlers played host to Northeast Hoosier Conference foe,East Noble. In a match rescheduled due to weather, the Eagles squared off against a veteran East Noble squad that boasted four state qualifiers. The Eagles dropped eight of the first nine matches, but finished strong with five straight wins. Despite the rally, the Eagles fell by a 39-28 score.With matches starting at 220 pounds, the visiting Knights jumped on top when state qualifier Brandon Joest pinned the Eagles’ Jacob Elkins with 22 seconds left in the second period. The Eagles evened the score at 6-6 in the bout at 285 pounds where Kohltin Hoeppner picked up a forfeit.In a tight match at 106 pounds, Eagle sophomore Hunter Langeloh broke on top in his match with Nate Weimer, taking a 2-0 first-period lead on a takedown. To read the rest of this story, see the Jan. 24 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 and twitter.