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Wabash O’Neill named Junior Coach of the Year
Jake O’Neill (right), Wabash High School’s head wrestling coach and Indiana State Wrestling Association coach, was honored Sunday, Sept. 11, as ISWA Cadet Coach of the Year. After receiving the title, he posed for a photo with (from left) ISWA Kids Coach of the Year Matt Krulik and ISWA State Coach Danny Struck. Photo provided
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Indiana State Wrestling Association (ISWA) named Jake O’Neill Junior Coach of the Year on Sunday, Sept. 11.
 
O’Neill, ISWA coach and Wabash High School’s head wrestling coach, received the award for his devotion to training ISWA wrestlers, according to J.D. Minch, the association’s vice chairman.
 
“You’ve got a great coach there at Wabash,” Minch told The Paper of Wabash County. “Jake had a very, very good year this year, stood out among the other coaches and that’s why he was selected.”
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
Southwood’s Dale advances to state golf finals
Dayna Dale advanced to IHSAA girls golf regionals on Saturday. The Paper photo archive
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
KENDALLVILLE – Southwood’s Dayna Dale was the lone Wabash County golfer to advance Saturday from the IHSAA girls golf regional hosted by East Noble.
 
Manchester capped off a historic season with a 14th place finish, while Southwood followed up its third place sectional with a 17th place finish, shooting a 397.
 
After the Squires won its first sectional title since 1973 at the Huntington North Sectional five days earlier, Manchester shot a team score of 387 at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville.
 
Homestead (308), Penn (315), and Bishop Dwenger (325) capped off the top three places. 
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
Valley defeats Manchester in TRC tennis play
By The Paper staff
 
Tippecanoe Valley defeated Manchester, 3-2, on Thursday, Sept. 22, in Three Rivers Conference play.
 
Spence Trick picked up a win at No.2 singles, while Heath Dierks and Parker Wagoner won at No.1 singles.
 
“We now have lost two conference matches by the slimmest of margins, and although they sting, I think we have learned a great deal from this situations,” coach Eric Screeton said.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
Volleyball Round-Up: SHS splits match pair with NHS, WHS
By The Paper staff
 
Southwood’s volleyball team split a pair of matches last week against Wabash County rivals.
 
It defeated MSD of Wabash County rival Northfield, 3-0, on Tuesday night, Sept. 20, but fell to Wabash, 3-1 on Thursday night, Sept. 22.
 
Wabash dropped the first set to Southwood, 25-21, but came back to win the next three, 18-25, 23-25 and 24-26.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
Norsemen roll over Rochester, 70-6
By The Paper staff
 
Wabash County’s high school football teams went 2-2 Friday night. 
 
Northfield destroyed Rochester, 70-6, while Southwood downed Whitko, 52-35. Meanwhile, Tippecanoe Valley edged Manchester, 31-28, and Peru defeated Wabash, 41-19. All four games were Three Rivers Conference contests.
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
Week No.7 features three home games
By Bill Barrows
 
Week No.7 of Indiana High School Football is coming up this Friday. 
 
The matchups for this week are as follows, Manchester hosts Whitko, Wabash will travel to North Miami, Northfield hosts Maconaquah and Peru travels to Southwood where Wabash WebTV will broadcast from Sherman Waggoner Field.  Kick-off is 7 p.m. We will be on the air around 6:45  p.m. for our pregame show.      
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
High school football season enters sixth week
By Bill Barrows
 
Week No.6 of Indiana High School Football is coming up this Friday. 
 
The matchups for this week are Northfield will make the trek to Rochester, Southwood will be at Whitko, Manchester will entertain Tippecanoe Valley and Wabash will host Peru where Wabash WebTV will broadcast from Alumni Field.  Kick-off is 7pm. We will be on the air around 6:45 for our pregame show.      
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 20
Norse top Squires, 27-7
Northfield's John Schuler puts his shoulder down to try to get by a Manchester defender on Friday night at Northfield. The Norse defeated Manchester to remain undefeated in the Three Rivers Conference. Photo by Eric Christiansen
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
Led by Jensen Frieden's 245 yards rushing and two touchdowns, the Northfield Norse held off a stubborn Manchester team in a 27-7 conference win over the Squires. 
 
In a close first half, the Norse got on the board on their opening drive, controlling the ball for half of the quarter on an 11-play drive that resulted in a two-yard touchdown plunge from Frieden with 6:00 left in the first quarter. 
 
Northfield made it 13-0 midway through the second quarter when quarterback Lane Evans found Ryan Driscoll for a 35-yard touchdown with 5:41 left in the half. 
 
Posted on 2016 Sep 20

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