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CHURUBUSCO – The only thing the Churubusco boys basketball team can do now is wonder.

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CHURUBUSCO — Any hope that Churubusco’s boys basketball team would be able to continue its postseason run was squashed Thursday afternoon after the Indiana High School Athletic Association announced it the state tournament was officially canceled.

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Many events at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum are being postponed or canceled in light of the COVID-19 virus pandemic. A spokesman said Allen County’s largest events venue is working to provide new dates whenever possible. And the effect of COVID-19 on the area’s tourism economy is s…

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HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys basketball team was handed a season-ending loss by sectional host Huntington North last week, 46-44.

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NORTH JUDSON — Churubusco’s boys basketball team knocked off two Class 2A top 10 teams in the sectional last week, but in the words of head coach Chris Paul, “It doesn’t get any easier.”

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CHURUBUSCO — Senior Dominic Heath has found refuge and growth since coming to Churubusco High School his sophomore year — both on and off the wrestling mat.

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COLUMBIA CITY — If these walls could talk, they’d tell stories of volleyball games, of single-class basketball sectionals with fans packed to the rafters, of a visit from a former president, countless pep sessions, of players coming in before dawn to put in a workout, coaches mulling game st…

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Little Ryan Sims hitches a ride on the ball rack — pulled by his big sister — during the last game at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium on Friday.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys basketball team sent off the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium in a good way on Friday, defeating Summit Athletic Conference opponent Concordia 52-41.

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Churubusco’s Mariah Hosted was recognized on the All-NECC honorable mention girls basketball team this winter.

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SOUTH WHITLEY — Churubusco's boys basketball team took a road trip south on SR 205 to South Whitley on Saturday evening to take on county-rival Whitko, defeating the Wildcats 79-61. 

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COLUMBIA CITY – Those who categorize the Columbia City boys basketball team’s offense as one-dimensional and running through career scoring leader Mitchell Wilson might want to rethink that after Tuesday evening’s contest with the visiting Manchester Squires at the Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium.

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CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys basketball team quickly put an end to its Northeast Corner Conference game against Garrett Tuesday evening, running off a huge first-quarter lead on its way to a 91-40 win.

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FORT WAYNE — New Haven played host to semi-state wrestlers at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, with several from the area advancing to this weekend’s state finals.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls basketball team was well represented on the Northeast 8 Conference lists, announced after sectionals last week.

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COLUMBIA CITY — Indian Springs Middle School’s seventh-grade girls basketball team finished its perfect season by claiming the Northeast 8 Middle School Conference title in front of a large crowd. The Eagles hosted rival Norwell, winning 34-25 after a competitive game. Norwell came out aggre…

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WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s boys basketball teams are gearing up for sectional action next week. Sectional pairings were announced by the Indiana High School Athletic Association on Sunday. Columbia City faces Muncie Central in the opening round of the Class 4A Wayne Sectional on Wedne…

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INDIANAPOLIS — Wrestling season came to a close for Whitley County grapplers on Friday at the Indiana State Finals at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse.  Churubusco’s Reese Wicker (28-9) competed in the 220-pound weight class, falling by a 6-0 decision to Brownsburg’s Lawson Aiken (34-5).  Columbia C…

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WARSAW — Columbia City is sending a relay team and an individual to the boys swimming state finals this weekend.  The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Aaron Fix, Charlie Varga, Noah Johns and Ryan Devito won the event by nearly five seconds, finishing in 3:19.63.  Devito also won the 100-yar…

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CHURUBUSCO — Saturday night’s game between Whitko and Churubusco ended much differently than it started. The Wildcats ran up a lead in the first quarter, but the team found itself fighting to keep that lead in the final minutes. Whitko held on, though, coming away with a 60-55 victory in Chu…

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CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys basketball team will play host to county rival Whitko tonight (Saturday, Feb. 16) in a game that should prove competitive for the Whitley County teams. Whitko holds a 10-9 record and Churubusco is 10-10 after a 65-51 loss to Fairfield (15-5) last night (Friday,…

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Feb. 7 No events scheduled   Feb. 8 Churubusco boys basketball hosts Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Columbia City boys basketball at Leo, 7:45 p.m.   Feb. 9 Columbia City boys basketball at West Noble, 7:30 p.m. Whitko boys basketball hosts LaVille, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling semi-state at Allen County War Me…

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HUNTERTOWN — Five Whitley County wrestlers are headed to semistate after competing well at the Carroll Regional on Saturday — Jackson Pettigrew, Reese Wicker, Dominic Heath, Carter Wireman and Jarrett Forrester. Columbia City’s Pettigrew was the regional champion at 160 pounds, going 3-0 on …

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OSSIAN — Columbia City’s girls basketball team came away with a 52-32 win in round one of sectional action at Norwell on Friday, but fell to a tall, athletic Marion squad in the sectional semifinal, 59-44. Marion was on a 10-game win streak leading up to its sectional game against Columbia C…

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ALBION — Whitko’s girls basketball team had its work cut out for it in the opening round of sectional play. The Wildcats faced the sectional hosts, which are also undefeated and are the defending state champions. The Cougars proved why they are the overwhelming favorite in Class 2A, beating …

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WARSAW — Lauren Liston is headed to the state finals and Columbia City’s girls swim team placed third overall at the Warsaw Sectional on Saturday. Liston placed first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.03. Liston also finished sixth in the 500-yard freestyle. Mykaela Crowell plac…

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COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys swim team won the Northeast 8 Conference meet earlier this month scoring 342, nearly 50 points ahead of second place Norwell. The girls took third in a close contest. The boys 200-yard medley relay team of Aaron Fix, Ryan Devito, Maxwell Joseph and Charli…

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HUNTERTOWN — Columbia City’s wrestling team placed fourth in the Carroll sectional on Saturday, and several individuals are advancing to this week’s regional. Churubusco placed seventh, Whitko finished 10th, and Carroll won the sectional. Columbia City’s Pettigrew was the sectional champion …

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WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitley County’s girls basketball teams will hit the courts for sectional play next week.  Whitko and Churubusco jump straight to the sectional semi-finals after drawing the bye in their respective first rounds.  Columbia City (12-10) opens Wednesday against Mississinewa (13…

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COLUMBIA CITY — It’s a cold January night and the Columbia City Eagles boys basketball team is at work in the gym trying to learn rotations for a zone defense. Some of the players are getting frustrated as they aren’t rotating to open shooters, and head coach Brett Eberly tells Mitchell Wils…

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Thursday, Jan. 17 Columbia City swimming hosts DeKalb, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 Churubusco boys basketball hosts Angola, 7:30 p.m. Whitko boys basketball hosts Northfield, 7:45 p.m. Columbia City girls basketball at DeKalb, 7:30 p.m. Churubusco girls basketball hosts Angola, 6 p.m. Saturday…

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CHURUBUSCO — Six area football players were recently named to the Associated Press All-State teams. The All-State teams and honorable mentions in all six classes were released late Thursday afternoon. Northeast Corner Conference Small School division champion Churubusco led the way with thre…

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  HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s boys basketball team lost in its rematch with Homestead in the squad’s sectional opener at Huntington North High School last Wednesday. The Eagles finish the season 11-14 after losing to the Spartans, 60-41. Sophomore Mitch Wilson led the Eagles with 27 points,…

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  BERNE — Churubusco’s boys basketball season came to an end at the hands of a more veteran Canterbury team 75-59 in Friday’s sectional semifinal at South Adams. The Eagles’ offense struggled against the staunch defense of the Cavaliers. The Cavs held Churubusco leading scorers Zane Burke an…

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By Travis Stahl for IN|Whitley County COLUMBIA CITY — Most sports fans love to examine sports records. Comparing statistics of the all-time great players gives fans a source of debate. Most sports fans have an opinion and those statistics give them the facts to support their point of view. B…

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  SOUTH WHITLEY — Rebounding is the result of effort. A great rebounder takes the time in practice and in games to watch the shot, block out and then get to the ball before anybody else. Rebounding the basketball means second chance points on offense and the end of a possession for the oppon…

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  COLUMBIA CITY — If you drive on State Road 9 south of Columbia City, you have seen the massive construction of the new Columbia City High School underway. Much has been written about the academic advantages the new school will add to students, staff and the entire community. But a new scho…