Sports
NM golfer earns year-end honors
By The Paper staff
 
A North Manchester youth earned year-end honors from the Indiana Junior Golf Program.
 
Owen Kruschwitz was named the Boys Prep Tour Player of the Year (Ages 8-12).
 
Kruschwitz had six Prep Tour victories in six tournaments this season.  He was also the winner at the Age Group Championship and the Boys 10-11 Points Champion.
Posted on 2015 Nov 02
Squire girls' cross country team advances to semi-state; Rohr moves on for boys' team
The Manchester cross country teams received an escorted welcome back home after the girls' team and Thomas Rohr advanced to the New Prairie Semi-State.  Photo provided
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
The Manchester High School girls' cross country team continues their strong season with a second place finish at the Culver Academies Regional to advance as a team to the New Prairie Semi-State this Saturday.
 
Rae Bedke once again led the Squires by finishing fourth overall with a time of 19:36.4.
 
Manchester had three runners in the top 20 with Clara Burdette finishing in 16th place with a time of 20:35.2, while Tahnee Fuentes cross the line in 18th place with a time of 20:44.3.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Manchesterís Karg falls at tennis regional
Max Karg finished his tennis career at Manchester High School with a regional appearance and an 18-2 record. Photo provided
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
Max Karg finished a stellar senior season Saturday afternoon after a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Austin Mohamedali of East Noble at the LaPorte Regional.
 
Mohamedali jumped out to early leads in both sets, but Karg fought back each set, only to come up short.
 
In the first set, Mohamedali raced out to a 4-0 lead, but Karg won three of the next four games to cut it to 5-3, but the hard-serving Mohamedali served out the set 6-4.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Norse down North Miami in TRC playoff game
Northfield’s Xian Rodriguez celebrates after recovering a North Miami fumble Friday night. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Jensen Frieden had two first quarter touchdowns and Jarred Short added another as the Northfield Norsemen easily defeated winless North Miami, 27-7, on Friday, Oct. 16, in the Three Rivers Conference playoff game.
 
Short opened the scoring for Northfield on its first possession, running 39 yards for the touchdown with 10:43 left in the quarter. 
 
Just more than three minutes later, Frieden scored from 32 yards out. At the 2:32 mark, Frieden found the end zone again, this time from two yards out.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Apaches down Valley for second straight week
By The Paper staff
 
AKRON – The Wabash Apaches scored 13 unanswered points Friday night to defeat host Tippecanoe Valley, 13-6, in Three Rivers Conference playoff action.
 
Trailing 6-0 after the first quarter, Wabash scored seven points in the second quarter and six more in the fourth to ice the victory.
 
Wabash’s win over Valley is its second in as many weeks. They also are the first two wins against the Vikings in the school’s history.
 
Wabash ends the regular season with a 7-2 record, 4-2 in the TRC.
 
The Apaches return to action on Friday night, traveling to Lewis Cass for the opening game of the IHSAA Sectional 34. Lewis Cass is 6-3 on the season.
 
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Local volleyball teams gear up for sectional play
By The Paper staff
 
Volleyball teams from around Wabash County were getting in their final regular season games last week in preparation for this week’s volleyball sectionals.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Knights rout Zebras in TRC playoff game
By Joseph Slacian
 
ROCHESTER – Southwood scored 26 unanswered first quarter points Friday night en route to a 39-7 win over Rochester in Three Rivers Conference playoff action.
 
Carson Blair three for four touchdowns, including three to Peyton Trexler, to lead the Knights to their sixth win of the year. 
 
Blair finished the night 21 of 33 for 378 yards. Trexler was his favorite target on the night, connecting with him nine times for 199 yards.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Maconaquah comes from behind to top Squires
By Eric Christiansen
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- It looked like the Manchester Squires were going to close out the regular season with a senior night win, but in the end, Maconaquah came back from a 27-7 third quarter deficit to pull out a 28-27 win.
 
Maconaquah's Luke Hann found James Wilkison for a 35-yard touchdown strike with 1:45 left in the fourth quarter to give the Braves the lead and eventual win. The Squires jumped out to a 7-0 lead on their first possession that saw quarterback Bailey Ness score on a 47-yard run with 7:56 left in the first quarter.
 
Maconaquah quickly tied things up with a 12-play drive and Jarred Spohn scoring on a seven-yard run with 3:43 left in the first.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20

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