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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 — 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…

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BLUFFTON — Columbia City boys and girls swim teams both came out on top in the Northeast 8 Swim & Dive Conference. This is the first time in both the teams’ histories that they have won the conference. The boys won by 112 points and the girls won by 3. “It was amazing. Those kids […]

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COLUMBIA CITY – Columbia City’s boys track team beat Norwell and DeKalb in a three-way meet last week. The Eagles were led by Heath Atkins who won the 100-meter, 200-meter and long jump. Doug Hill came in second behind Atkins in the 100 dash. Tim Herald took first place in the 400-meter dash…

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CHURUBUSCO – The Churubusco boys and girls track teams beat Hamilton and Fremont last week. The boys team scored 101.50 points to Fremont’s 28 and Hamilton’s 16.50 points. Sam Richards won the 200-meter dash. Jarred Ostler also added points for the Eagles, winningthe 400-meter dash. Jacob Ey…

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  CHURUBUSCO — Whitley County’s golf teams began match play Tuesday at Eel River Golf Course. Columbia City came away with the win at 163 strokes, followed by Churubusco with 170 and Whitko at 203. Columbia City’s Nick Decker was match medalist with 38 strokes, follwed by Churubusco’s Trey M…

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  CHURUBUSCO — Whitko baseball defeated Churubusco 17-6 last week. The chilly environment served as the Wildcats (1-0) opener. Whitko got the bats swinging right away, as they went up 4-0 after the first inning. Senior Zach Hewitt drove in three runs with a homerun over the right field fence…

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CHURUBUSCO — The sound of softballs striking leather mitts has returned to the softball field at Churubusco High School. Head coach Phil Nicolette returns at the helm after coaching his first season for the Eagles last year. Nicolette was hired in the middle of the season, but still posted a…

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CHURUBUSCO — Jeff Huffman is coming back to his hometown. Huffman has been named the new PGA Head Golf Professional at the course, located south of Churubusco. As a Churubusco High School graduate, Huffman’s not new to the course, having grown up playing golf at Eel River as a junior golfer,…

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  WOODBURN — Churubusco’s boys basketball team made history Saturday night, defeating Eastside 65-56 in the sectional championship. The victory marks the Eagle’s first title in school history. Churubusco (17-8) started the game hot with an 8-2 lead. That was short lived as Eastside (19-5) le…

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CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco girls basketball player Stacia Fester was recently selected as the U.S. Marines Athete of the Week and also named all-conference in the Northeast Corner Conference. Her freshman year, she didn’t even know if she would be able to participate in athletics. Fester underw…

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Churubusco’s players on the bench go wild after Luke Foote nailed a 3-pointer in the second half against South Adams in the sectional opener at Woodlan Tuesday. NICOLE MINIER By Nicole Minier nminier@kpcmedia.com After wins in the opening round Tuesday, Columbia City’s and Churubusco’s boys …

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FORT WAYNE — It took the DeKalb girls a quarter or two to shake off the effects of their Thanksgiving feast.

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EMMA — Westview’s girls basketball team earned a much-needed victory Friday night, overcoming a gritty effort from a short-handed Prairie Heights squad to win the Northeast Corner Conference contest 59-56 in overtime.

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OSSIAN — It was a disastrous start to the season for Fremont’s boys basketball team Wednesday night in an 88-52 loss to defending Class 3A state runner-up Norwell.

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GARRETT — Nothing says Thanksgiving like turkey and the annual cross-county clash between Garrett and Eastside.