Sports
Lady Squire runners win NHS Invitational

Led by overall winner Josie Briner, the Manchester girls cross country team won the Northfield Invitational Saturday, Aug. 29.

The Squires won the meet with 30 points followed by Northfield with 42 points. Southwood also competed but didn’t field a complete team.

Briner won the race with a time of 22:00, 1:10 quicker that second-place finisher, Northfield’s Mara Zoleman who crossed the finish line in 23:10.

Manchester’s Anna Markham was third in 23:45, while Kambree Kashdollar was fifth in 24:16, followed by Evyn Fox in fifth in 26:12, Gracie Dale in 26:53 in 13th place, Kaesen Lester in 27:50 in 18th place, Ainsley West in 20th in 28:14, and Paulie Martin in 28:44. 

After Zoleman, Northfield’s Trinity Bever was seventh in 25:50, Anna Kissell in 10th in 26:38, Jenna Krom in 11th in 26:43, Emma Hoover in 12th in 26:44, Asia Miller in 15th in 27:37, Madaline Moore in 16th in 27:46, Jaycie Krom in 28:11, Natalie Keller in 32:42, and Natalie Keller in 32:42.

Southwood was led by Aleia Sweet in 25:26, Amelia Sweet in 25:49.5, and Monica Hobson in 26:28.

 
Posted on 2020 Sep 01
Apax post first win; Knights go 2-0

The Wabash Apaches football team picked up its first win of the season with a 14-0 shutout of Alexandria Friday, Aug. 29.
Isaiah Eis gave the Apaches a 6-0 lead with a three-yard touchdown with 4:52 left in the opening quarter.

Eis scored his second touchdown of the night in the third quarter from two yards out. Bryant Boggs hit Izaak Wright with a pass for a two-point conversion and a 14-0 final score.

Despite both scores coming on the ground, Wright passed for 144 yards on 13-22 attempts, while Andrew Dillon was 1-1 for eight yards.

Eis led the Apaches on the ground with 22 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns, followed by Boggs with 18 yards on two carries, and Cameron Green with 15 yards on 10 carries.

Boggs caught six passes for 82 yards, Mason Dillon pulled down three for 32 yards, Antonio Grant caught two for 16 yards, Trey Coon had two catches for 13 yards, and Green had one reception for nine yards.

Chatt Wyatt led the Apaches with six tackles and two sacks.

Wabash will host Manchester Friday, Sept. 4 as the Apaches debut their new field against the Squires with a 7 p.m. tipoff.

Posted on 2020 Sep 01
Squires, Knights win football openers

The Manchester Squires started its next chapter under head coach Alyx Brandewie with a bang after a 47-12 thumping of North Miami on Friday, Aug. 21 at Manchester.

The Squires started the game with a three-and-out defensive stand and quickly got on the board when quarterback Brock Casper hit Seth Gaerte in the end zone for a 6-0 lead.

North Miami tied things up at 6-6 but Casper found Blake Pohler from 26 yards out to give Manchester a 12-6 lead and the Squires were off to the races.

Braxton Ream scored in the second quarter on a one-yard plunge followed by Casper hitting Pohler from 43 yards out for a score and a 26-6 halftime lead.

Casper hit Gaerte for the second time in the third quarter followed by a five-yard rushing touchdown from Ream for a 40-6 lead. Ream added another score in the fourth quarter.

Casper, a sophomore, passed for 288 yards on 11-14 passing with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Posted on 2020 Aug 25
Knights win Sectional title

For the third time in four years the Southwood Knights are sectional champions.

After a close first quarter it was all Southwood with a dominating 78-25 win over Lakeland Christian Saturday night, March 7 to win the Southern Wells Sectional.

“It was a different sectional, and it was a little different, but it's still going on the banner,” Southwood head coach John Burrus said.

Southwood trailed 3-2 two minutes into the game before finding its offensive rhythm.

Connor Rich started an 8-0 run with a basket followed by a three-point play from Jackson Simons and a three-pointer from Carson Rich to lead 10-3 with 3:45 left in the first quarter.

Lakeland cut the lead to 11-8 with under a minute left in the quarter but back-to-back baskets from Connor Rich in 11 seconds gave the Knights a 15-8 lead.

Posted on 2020 Mar 10
Wabash wins TRC title

What looked to be a barnburner turned into a bust for the Peru Tigers but a second straight outright Three Rivers Conference championship for the Wabash Apaches.

Wabash traveled to Peru with an 8-0 conference record and 17-4 overall while Peru entered the game at 7-1 in the TRC and 16-5 overall. The Apaches never trailed and ran away with an 80-45 win.

“This is a goal we set back in June,” Wabash head coach Paul Wright said. “They deserve it because I know how they worked since June and the fall. This is something the varsity players wanted to get done and it worked out great for us.”

With Peru missing two key players in Mathew Ross and Treyden Curtis, Wabash took advantage early and often.

“Half of our points and rebounds were gone tonight,” Peru head coach Eric Thompson said. “Mathew and Treyden average 20 to 30 [points] together. But the way Wabash was playing it may not have mattered. They played really well.”

Jasper Walters got the Apaches started with a three-pointer 15 seconds into the game. Peru's Pete Polk answered seconds later but Wabash's Trenton Daughtry hit from long range for a 6-2 Wabash lead that started an 11-1 run.

Posted on 2020 Mar 03
Squires' Stroud wins semi-state title

FORT WAYNE -- Manchester's Dylan Stroud remained undefeated in his quest for a state championship after winning the 126 pound weight class at the New Haven Semi-State Saturday, Feb. 15.

Stroud was the only Squire to advance to state while Wabash will have two representatives this weekend in Indianapolis.

Stroud (39-0) gave up just three points in his semi-state run. He started the day with a pin over Landon Roy from West Noble followed by a 7-0 win over Bellmont's Litchfield to clinch a spot at state. The Squire sophomore won his semifinal match 8-3 over Delta's Payne Blackburn then outlasted Bluffton's undefeated Landon Bertsch 3-0 in the championship match.

Posted on 2020 Feb 18
Northfield season ends in regional title

SHARPSVILLE -- In an instant the dream ended.

Blue River Valley led Northfield 37-34 with the Norse in possession of the ball with 21 seconds left in regulation of the regional championship game Saturday, Feb. 15.

After a Northfield time out, the Norse worked the ball around for a game-tying three-pointer. Kenzie Baer inbounded the ball to Emma Hoover who found Fayth Leming outside the arc. Leming let the ball fly with eight seconds remaining but her shot went in-and-out and Blue River Valley grabbed the rebound and a 39-34 win.

Blue River Valley looked like they were going to run away with the game taking an 8-0 lead in the first three minutes.

Posted on 2020 Feb 18
Manchester girls fall in tourney final

WALTON -- What looked like a blowout turned into a battle until the final minute of play in the championship game of the Lewis Cass Sectional Saturday, Feb. 8.

Rochester was in complete control midway through the second quarter but needed three seconds in the final minute of the game to clinch a 39-33 win over Manchester to claim the sectional title.

Manchester’s Mackenzie Day got the Squires on the board first with a basket 50 seconds into the game.

Rochester answered, scoring the next eight points for an 8-2 lead after the first quarter.

The Zebras extended the lead to 12-2 in the second quarter before Emma Garriott’s three-pointer cut the lead to 12-5 with 6:28 left in the quarter.

Posted on 2020 Feb 11

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