Sports
SHS trio to continue football careers
By Joseph Slacian
 
Three Southwood High School football players signed letters of intent to continue their grid career next fall at two different universities.
 
Luke Perlich and Blake Martz will play next fall for Aurora University in Aurora, Ill., while Nathanael Fadil will continue his football career at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
 
“When we went up there, it just kind of felt like home,” Perlich said. “Everyone was welcome. You didn’t feel like you were just another player up there.”
Posted on 2017 Feb 14
Boys basketball in final weeks of regular season
By Bill Barrows
 
The upcoming week in boys high school basketball produces some interesting matchups leading up to the final week of the regular season to follow. 
 
On Tuesday evening, Southwood entertains Adams Central, Wabash travels to Eastbrook and Northfield hosts Maconaquah. On Friday, Southwood hosts Northfield in the Metro battle and Columbia City travels to Manchester. The lone game on Saturday will be Wabash traveling to Blackford.
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 14
County's wrestling season comes to end

Noah Cressell (top photo) of Wabash pinned Huntington North's Eli Parrett in the first round of semi-state. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

Nine wrestlers represented Wabash County at the New Haven Semi-State Saturday morning at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Four grapplers won their first matches, but weren't able to grab at spot at the state finals with losses in their respective second round matches.

Northfield's Layne Evans was the first county wrestler to advance to the second round with a win by pin at the 1:59 mark over Northwood's Garrett Griffin in the 152 pound weight class. The Northfield senior saw his career come to a close with a loss Hunter Reed of Columbia City by pin in the second period. Evans finishes the season with a 35-5 record.

Posted on 2017 Feb 14
Lady Apaches' comeback falls short
Wabash's Tabatha Wagner prepares to block a shot by Oak Hill's Brittany McCorkle during the second quarter of the Northfield girls sectional finals. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
Despite a disastrous start, the Wabash Apaches saw a sectional championship in sight with just seconds to go. Instead, it was Oak Hill cutting down the nets in a 55-47 Golden Eagle win. 
 
Oak Hill dominated the first quarter of the championship game, taking a 10-1 lead over Wabash. They scored the first seven points of the second quarter for a 17-1 lead in the first 2:20 of the second quarter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 07
Oak Hill, Wabash play way into finals

By Eric Christiansen

Here is a look at the preliminary games at the Northfield girls basketball sectional.

Sectional semifinals
Oak Hill 54, Southwood 36

Despite facing the Class 2A fifth ranked team in Oak Hill at 22-1, the Southwood Knights took their 11-11 record into the sectional semifinals with confidence. The teams faced off in the third week of the season, and Southwood hung with the 

Golden Eagles in a 47-40 Oak Hill win. Friday night, for three quarters, it was much of the same, but Oak Hill hit 11-13 free throws in the final 5:21 of the game to turn a five point lead into a 54-36 win over the Knights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Feb 07
9 local wrestlers advance
Delton Moore takes control of his match on the way to winning the 160-pound weight class at the Peru Regional. Photo by Eric Christiansen
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
Wabash County had two champions, along with seven others advancing to semi-state at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne this Saturday.
 
Manchester advanced four wrestlers, while Wabash had three move on, and Northfield and Southwood both had one wrestler advance.
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Feb 07
Holmes to continue basketball career at Grace
Northfield's Cody Holmes (front row, third from left) prepares to sign his letter of intent to play basketball at Grace College. He is joined by (front row, from left) his sister Caleigh Holmes, his parents Amanda and Jerry Holmes, (back row, from left) Northfield Coach Patrick Hopkins, Grace assistant coach Greg Miller, Grace Coach Jim Kessler and Northfield athletic director Clint Davis. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Northfield center Cody Holmes will continue his basketball career next season at Grace College.
 
Holmes signed a letter of intent to play for the Lancers on Friday while family, friends and coaches looked on at the NHS library.
 
“I think Grace is a good environment and is a good fit for me,” he told The Paper of Wabash County shortly after signing the letter. “The coaching staff and all the faculty at Grace is great.”
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 31
Wabash’s Hiatt to play at Aurora U
Austin Hiatt signs to play football at Aurora University. Looking on are (seated at right) Robert and Audrey Hiatt, (back row, from left) WHS athletic director Matt Stone, football coach Floyd McWhirt and assistant coach Ryan Carmichael. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Wabash High School senior Austin Hiatt will continue his football career at Aurora University in Aurora, Ill.
 
Hiatt signed a letter of intent to attend the university during a brief ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the high school.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 24

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