Squire tennis top Apaches 4-1 for sectional title

By Gary Andrews
The Manchester and Wabash boys’ tennis teams trekked to Peru Thursday to battle for the sectional title. After a half hour delay because of rain the Squires topped the Apaches 4-1 for the crown.
The win was the first sectional crown for Manchester since 2006.
One singles Connor Eichenauer, Manchester Def. JD Boone, Wabash 6-0, 6-2
Two singles Max Karg, Manchester Def. Edward Dillard, Wabash 6-2, 6-0
Three singles Kody Fuller, Wabash Def. Brayton Spann, Manchester 6-3, 6-2
One double Noah Cain and Morgan Metzger, Manchester Def. Aaron Hartley and Thomas Grier, Wabash 6-1, 6-3
Two doubles Dalton Day and Branden Scott, Manchester Def. Taylor Vigar and Jalen Grier, Wabash 5-7, 7-6, 6-2

Posted on 2013 Oct 08
Lady Apaches runner up at Peru Invite

By Gary Andrews

The Wabash Varsity Volleyball team placed 2nd at the Peru Invitational on Saturday.  The Apaches were the top seed after pool play going 3-0 in the morning.  More impressively, they did this without any seniors on the floor, as Lyndsie Thomas, Kyleigh Hampton and Shai Parrett were all gone taking the S.A.T.s.  The seniors did arrive in time to play the championship match against Huntington North.  Scores and stats for the day are as follows:

Posted on 2013 Oct 08
Northfield girls and Wabash junior high boys win South Adams Invite

By Gary Andrews

The Northfield and Wabash junior high and high school cross-country teams took the long trip to Adams County Saturday to run in the South Adams Invite. Plenty of hardware was brought back as the Wabash junior high boys and the Northfield varsity girls won. Adding to the hardware was the Northfield junior high girls and Northfield varsity boys, both placing second.

The top finishers on the day were Derek Vogel of Wabash and Luke Mattern of Wabash taking 4th & 5th in the junior high boys race, Natasha Leland and Michelle Hunt of Northfield going 6th & 8th in the girls junior high race. In the boys high school race Devin Tracy and Joe Burcroff were 5th & 10th with Wabash’s Sam Hall placing 15th.

Northfield’s Jenna Halderman won the girls race with Brittany Sloan and Karla Singer placing 3rd and 4th. Carli Henderson was 64th for Wabash.

Posted on 2013 Oct 08
County football match-ups begin Friday on Wabash WebTV

By Bill Barrows

     The four Wabash County varsity football teams now begin the phase of the season where they begin playing each other, during the latter stages of the regular season as the Three Rivers Conference schedule winds down. 

     The Manchester Squires travel to the southern end of the county to play the Southwood  Knights. Manchester will be coming off of a disappointing loss at Rochester. Rochester’s strong running game and stiff defense put an end to the Squires hopes fairly early. The Knights won on the road at North Miami, but will be looking to play more consistent football this week. This match-up could be a good one as both teams lay it on the line.

Posted on 2013 Oct 01
Girls’ county golfers bow out of tournament

By Gary Andrews

The girls’ golf season officially came to an end Saturday at the East Noble regional at Noble Hawk Golf Course for the Southwood Lady Knights, Wabash's Jordan Rauh and Manchester's Claire Barnett.

The Southwood team fired a 378 to finish 18th in the 20 team field. Abby Houlihan led the Lady Knights with an 87. Dayna Dale added a 95, Paige Dempsey 97, Danielle Pegg 99 and Danielle Sparling 107.

Rauh and Barnett were competing as individuals. The cut to go to semi-state was 76 with Rauh shooting a 90 and Barnett 92.

Penn won the team title with a 297. Conference foe Rochester fired a 338 to finish third and move on to the semi-state.

Posted on 2013 Oct 01
Strong second half lifts Knights over North Miami

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood Knight football team had to be the favorite Friday as they traveled to North Miami for a TRC conference game, but the improving Warriors on homecoming night were not going to just roll over. After giving the Knights all they wanted for a half, both sides of the Knight attack took control in the second half for a 34-21 win.

The Knights would get the ball first to start the game and two plays in fumbled with North Miami recovering. The Warriors would immediately take advantage of the turn over and marched 42 yards for a touchdown and led 7-0 with 7:15 to go. Matt Cox would give Southwood good field position on the kick off return, but two consecutive holding calls had the Knights going the wrong way. After righting the ship and gaining two first downs the second fumble of the quarter came with the Warriors recovering. The defense would bail the offense out when Noah Kirk picked off a North Miami pass and taking it to the 6-yard line. Again, for the third time in the quarter, the Knights would give the ball up when North Miami picked off a Robbie Cole pass in the end zone. The Knight defense held again and they had one more shot before the quarter ended. The Knights moved the ball to the Warrior 32 when Nathan Hollars broke loose to the end zone to knot the score at 7 with 14.7 on the clock.

Posted on 2013 Oct 01
Southwood tops Wabash in county volleyball action

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood Lady Knight volleyball team improved their county opponent record to 2-0 Thursday with a 25-15, 25-14, 25-16 win over Wabash.

In game one the Lady Knights got two kills from Drew Rhamy, a tip from Sami White and a kill from Lexi Brickner to take off to an 8-4 lead before Wabash would work their way back. The Lady Apaches would score four straight aided by kills from Sarah Ritter and Kristin Cromer, plus an ace from Cromer to tie the score at 8. The Knights would then respond with a 6-0 run that was ignited by a Rhamy kill and ended with two Kaitlyn Murphy blocks to lead 14-8. Wabash would keep it close and after a Cromer ace trailed just 17-13. The Lady Knights would finish the game with two runs, the first being 5-0 and the second 4-0 to win game one 25-15.

Posted on 2013 Oct 01
Squires fall on the road

By Gary Andrews

The Manchester Squire football team went on the road to Rochester Friday, not scoring until the fourth quarter in a 48-7 loss to the Zebras.

The Manchester defense was pumped in the first quarter, keeping Rochester out of the end zone but not being able to score either as the game was tied 0-0 after one.

The Zebra offense would come to life in the second quarter, scoring 21 points while the Manchester offense struggled and led the Squires 21-0 at the half.

Rochester would out score Manchester 14-0 in the third quarter to lead 35-0 with a quarter to go.

Posted on 2013 Oct 01

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