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Eagles fall to Lakers in NECC battle

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(Tyler Arrowsmith gets two points down low for the Eagles in action last Friday night against Lakeland. Arrowsmith led the Eagles with 11 points in the game.) photo by hiatt

by Don Hiatt
dhiatt@busconews.com

The Lakeland Lakers came to town last Friday night with one thing in mind, pick up a win over the Churubusco Eagles. They left town with their mission accomplished, a 73-50 victory over the Eagles.

Lady Eagles lose to Lakers

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(Alysa Holloway shoots for two against Lakeland in her final game for the Lady Eagles on the home court. Holloway dished out foru assists and had three steals along with three rebounds for the Eagles) photo by hiatt

The Lady Eagles lost a hard fought game against Lakeland 39-35 last Friday night. It was the last game on the home court for seniors Taylor Amber and Alysa Holloway. The duo was recognized in between games with gifts and a letter from Shana Zolman.

Youth League Soccer program

Soccer Registration dates for the 2010 season are listed below. Registration will be at the Churubusco Park Scout building.
February 12 – 6-8 p.m.
February 13 – 9 a.m. – 12 noon;
February 19 – 6-8 p.m.;
February 20 – 9 a.m. – 12 noon;
February 21 – 1-4 p.m.
Children must be four years old by May 1 or up to age 12. Fees are $35 per child. A fundraiser is required and available at registration. Options are  at the bottom of the registration form. Forms are available on the website at Buscoball.org. Volunteers and coaches are needed.
For more information contact Eric Knight at 693-9437 or 750-7471 or Pat Stanford at 312-3888.

Soccer Registration dates for the 2010 season are listed below. Registration will be at the Churubusco Park Scout building.

Merchants fall to Steel

The Busco Merchants’ record fell to 5-9 as they absorb yet another loss to Ambassador Steel, 79-73. Busco also trailed at the half 38-34 but during second half action Busco did take an eight point lead that they couldn’t hold onto.
In the loss, Busco placed three men in double figures. Jerry Partin netted 21, James Ford had 18 and Dan Burkhart had 12. Busco attempts to get win six against James Medical next week.
Brevin’s Eatery, Eagle Hardware and Churubusco News and Printing help sponsor the local team.

The Busco Merchants’ record fell to 5-9 as they absorb yet another loss to Ambassador Steel, 79-73. Busco also trailed at the half 38-34 but during second half action Busco did take an eight point lead that they couldn’t hold onto.

Braxton Siddons

Busco sends six wrestlers to Regional

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(Braxton Siddons picks up Bishop Dwenger’s Peter Waikel and takes him down in the Sectional Championship match. Siddons lost 3-2 to finish runner-up. He won three matches to get to the final match to improve his record to 27-6 on the season.) photo by hiatt

by Don Hiatt
dhiatt@busconews.com
Busco sends six to Regionals
With tournament time here it’s time to win or go home. The top four wrestlers from each weight class advance in each of the next two weeks. All of the wrestlers are having dreams of bringing home a State Championship. But that spot is reserved for only 14 young men from the State of Indiana. Churubusco has advanced six wrestlers to the Regional next week at Carroll High School, keeping their dream alive for another week.
Whitko won the team Sectional Championship for the second year in a row with 183 points, followed by Garrett (175), Bishop Dwenger (163), Carroll (156.5) and Leo (125.5) in the top five. The Eagles placed sixth with 111 points and had one Sectional Champion.
“We really had ten kids that gave themselves a real good shot at becoming Regional qualifiers,” stated Coach Sam Riesen. “We wrestled hard and with a lot of heart in every match on Saturday. The kids showed a lot of heart, some of them just came up a bit short.”
Jordan Hamilton (28-1), a state qualifier last season at 160 pounds, won the 171-weight class. Hamilton won all his matches by decisions. A ten to four win over Carroll’s Logan Raypole (23-7) got things started for the day. In the next round he defeated Brendan Berghoff of Bishop Dwenger eight to two. In the Championship match Hamilton beat Whitko’s Austin Striggle (31-3) by decision six to three to bring home the 171-pound title.
Churubusco’s 189-pound wrestler Braxton Siddons (27-6) finished runner-up losing a close match to Bishop Dwenger’s Peter Waikel (31-1) three to two. Siddons won three matches to get into the finals. He pinned Alex Parker of Columbia City, won by major decisions over his next two opponents, defeating Alex Jakacki (20-9) of Leo 8-0 and Daniel Sauders (33-6) of Concordia 10-0.
The Nicodemus brothers both took third place in their weight classes. Jordan (25-7) lost his first match to Cord Feasby from Whitko and then he worked his way through the losers’ bracket. He defeated Feasby this time by a pin for third place. Jason (19-18) won by a major decision and then pinned his opponent before losing to the 125-pound Champion Dylan LeTouorneau of Whitko. Jason then defeated his Carroll opponent and pinned Leo’s Austin Farber for the third place finish.
Adam Boggess (28-11) placed fourth in the 130-pound class. He had two pins and won by decision, before dropping the third place match to Bishop Dwenger’s Michael Mix by decision. In the 140-pound weight class A.J. Herron (21-7) won his first match and then lost to the Champion Justin Beck of Leo. Herron defeated his next opponent and lost the third place match to Shea Novy of Garrett by decision 12-4.
The season ends for seven of the Eagle wrestlers, as does the high school careers for seniors Jay Linscomb (18-15) and Bryce Shively (17-21). Other wrestlers who finished their season are Zack Armstead (28-10), Sam Siddons (15-17), Travis Liggett (11-16), Austin Boggess (11-22) and Clint Bechtold (11-23).
“It’s always sad when you have great seniors and team leaders loose out this early but that’s the reality of this time of year, as any match could be your last,” commented Coach Riesen. “We are really excited for the six we have continuing on.”
The Regionals will be this Saturday at Carroll High School beginning at  9 a.m.

by Don Hiatt

dhiatt@busconews.com

With tournament time here it’s time to win or go home. The top four wrestlers from each weight class advance in each of the next two weeks. All of the wrestlers are having dreams of bringing home a State Championship. But that spot is reserved for only 14 young men from the State of Indiana. Churubusco has advanced six wrestlers to the Regional next week at Carroll High School, keeping their dream alive for another week.

Morgan Young

Lady Eagles earn their fourth win

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(Morgan Young shoots for two of her six points against South Adams. She contributed six steals in the Eagles’ 45-33 win. On Saturday Young led the Eagles with nine points in the 46-36 loss to Central Noble) photo by hiatt

by Don Hiatt
dhiatt@busconews.com
The Churubusco girls basketball team picked up their fourth win of the season with a 45-33 victory over South Adams last Thursday night. On Saturday night they suffered a 46-36 loss at the hands of rival Central Noble. That gives the Lady Eagles a 4-14 record with one game left before sectional play begins.
In Thursday’s game the Lady Eagles had trouble early as they couldn’t get things going. They trailed 12-6 at the end of the first period. It continued into the second quarter for the Eagles as the Starfires went on a 8-0 run to extend the lead to twelve points. With one minute remaining in the half the Lady Eagles began their comeback as Haleigh Gross connected on four free throws to trim the deficit to seven at the half.
The third quarter was all the Eagles as they went on a 21-4 run for the period. The Lady Eagles used six Starfire turnovers and converted them into ten points during that stretch. In the fourth the Eagles forced ten turnovers and made four steals to hold South Adams to just four fourth quarter points. But the Starfires forced seven turnovers and made six steals keeping the Eagles to just six forth period points.
South Adams    12   13    4    4     33
Churubusco       6    12   21   6     45
Scoring leaders; Gross 15, Amber 12, Young 6, Labenz 4, Holloway 4, Walker 4.
Saturday night the Lady Eagles opened with a 6-0 lead as the Cougars didn’t get on the scoreboard until the 2:37 mark with a three-pointer. The Eagles closed out the period with an eight to five lead.
In the second quarter the Cougars took the lead with four points in the first minute. After trading baskets Central Noble went on a 9-2 run to give them a 21-14 lead at the half.
Central Noble kept a double digit lead through the third period as the Lady Eagles only scored six in the quarter.
With the Cougar lead at 15 points beginning the final quarter the Lady Eagle offense came to life. Taylor Amber hit for two, Alysa Holloway made a basket and the foul shot to cut the Cougar lead to ten. Morgan Young hit the next seven points for the Lady Eagles, including a three-pointer to pull the Eagles within five with just under four minutes to go. Holloway pulled Busco within four with a pair of free throws with three minutes remaining. The Cougars were able to hit five out of ten free throws to pull out a 46-36 win over the Eagles.
Churubusco       8   6    6   19    36
Central Noble    5  16  14   11    46
Scoring Leaders; Young 9, Amber 8, Holloway 7, Gross 4, Monk 2, Walker 2, Wormcastle 2, Bueker 2.
Churubusco drew the first round bye in the Sectional and will play the winner of the Fremont/Eastside game on Friday night at Eastside in the late game.

by Don Hiatt

dhiatt@busconews.com

The Churubusco girls basketball team picked up their fourth win of the season with a 45-33 victory over South Adams last Thursday night. On Saturday night they suffered a 46-36 loss at the hands of rival Central Noble. That gives the Lady Eagles a 4-14 record with one game left before sectional play begins.

Defense

Churubusco Eagles improve to 7-6

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(The Eagles demonstrate their stingy defense against a Cougar ball handler. Coach McBride instills in his players that defense will win games for the Eagles.) photo by hiatt

by Don Hiatt
dhiatt@busconews.com
Eagles improve to 7-6
The Churubusco boys defeated Central Noble 53-42 on Friday night to improve their record to 7-6 on the season. It’s the first time in over five seasons the Eagles have seen the top side of .500 basketball. There is an excitement in the gym as the Eagles continue to improve under second year coach Michael McBride.
With nearly a full gymnasium Churubusco got off to a good start as Kyle Mathewson took the opening tip and laid it in. The Eagles scored seven before the Cougars got on the board. They worked the ball in the paint to Mathewson for ten first quarter points. That opened up the outside for Dylan and Tavin Herendeen who each hit a three-pointer to give the Eagles the lead at the end of one period 17-11.
Another three by Tavin Herendeen and eight out of ten from the line gave the Eagles a 30-19 lead at the half.
Churubusco’s lead stayed around ten the rest of the way as they couldn’t shut down Travis Clear who had a game high 21 points. Clear added eleven of those in the third quarter. Mathewson answered back with eight of his own giving the Eagles a 42-33 lead into the final stanza.
With the lead Churubusco  went to work on their offensive sets working each play until they had a clear shot and taking time off the clock as they did so. The Eagles finished the game shooting 12-17 from the free-throw line as a team while the Cougars shot 9-15 from the stripe.
“Our ball movement wasn’t as good as I thought it needed to be and that’s something we need to get better at,” explained Coach Michael McBride. “One thing we talked to our kids about in the beginning of January was last year we went 1-7 in January and now this season we are 4-2. We have now won seven of our last nine so we should be playing with a lot of confidence. Now we hit February and now we have to take it up a notch. This is the time of the year you have to be playing your best.”
Central Noble(1-12) 11    8  14    9    42
Churubusco   (7-6)   17  13  12  11    53
Scoring Leaders: Mathewson 20, Tavin Herendeen 10, Monk 7, Dylan Herendeen 7, LeFever 5, Jones 2, Turner 2.
The Eagles will be back in action on Friday night in a boys and girls Varsity doubleheader. Let’s all come out and fill the gym to show our support for the Churubusco basketball teams.

by Don Hiatt

dhiatt@busconews.com

The Churubusco boys defeated Central Noble 53-42 on Friday night to improve their record to 7-6 on the season. It’s the first time in over five seasons the Eagles have seen the top side of .500 basketball. There is an excitement in the gym as the Eagles continue to improve under second year coach Michael McBride.