by Gary Andrews
With Tippecanoe Valley beating Manchester the Southwood boys’ basketball team needed a win at North Miami Friday to keep pace at having a shot at the TRC title. The Knights wasted no time flexing their muscle, jumping out to a 7-0 lead on their way to a 76-48 win.
Corey Phillipy would hit a three right off the bat that started a 7-0 run. A Zach Hobson free throw and a three from Jackson Blair made it 7-0 before an Evan Sumner three closed the gap to 7-3. Again the Knights would go on a 7-0 run, this time started by an Alex Harmon bucket. Corey Phillipy would then drain a deuce before Blair connected from behind the arch for the second time and Southwood led 14-3 after one.
by Gary Andrews
The Wabash girls’ basketball team put themselves in the drivers seat for another TRC title Saturday, using a huge fourth quarter to defeat Whitko 47-37. With the win the Lady Apaches move to 14-3 on the year, but more important a perfect 5-0 record in the TRC.
Although it was a 10-point win, Wabash trailed after three quarters before the fourth quarter surge to win the game.
All four county schools participated in the Peru wrestling sectional Saturday, with the county coming away with four sectional champions and several regional qualifiers.
Wrestlers had to finish in the top four of a weight class to qualify for Saturday's Peru regional.
by Bill Barrows
I've spent more time watching the weather since New Year's Day than I do during a typical summer in anticipation of scheduling games and tournaments at the Field of Dreams. Apparently, that isn't going to change anytime soon. As I write this article, there is another storm brewing somewhere off the west coast that will be nicknamed Winter Storm Nika that could ruin the following schedule, but just in case it doesn't happen, here is the schedule for this week.
By Bill Barrows
To say that the artic deep freeze that we have experienced over the past couple of weeks has caused chaos with the high school basketball schedule, let alone the school schedule, is a huge understatement. So, I guess I will continue my stories to the kids about walking to school as a child through two feel of snow uphill both ways until spring. Oh, and here is the updated schedule for basketball games this week.
We begin with games on Tuesday, unless Mother Nature says otherwise. The Lady Knights of Southwood travel to Southern Wells for a non-conference game. The Lady Squires of North Manchester travel up to Triton and the Wabash boys will play at the Lakeland Christian Academy. On Wednesday, there will be a TRC game that is a re-schedule from December, pitting the Lady Apaches of Wabash against Rochester at home. Wabash WebTV will be there to bring you all the action from Wabash on Wednesday, Jan. 29 starting at approximately 7:15 p.m.
by Gary Andrews
Wednesday night at home against Bluffton the Northfield Lady Norse basketball team got off to a hot start and led 24-6 after one, only to take their foot off the pedal in a 51-24 win. Thursday at Madison Grant that didn't happen, as the Norse led 19-2 after one and 38-5 at the half in route to a 64-18 win over the Argylls.
Getting a couple games in after their 20-day lay off, the Norse found their shooting, making 27 of 57 field goal attempts for 47 percent.
The Norse defense forced 27 turnovers while committing just 5.
by Gary Andrews
With Kyleigh Hampton out with illness and Abby Stein out with an injury the Wabash Lady Apache basketball team needed someone to step up Wednesday against Lewis Cass. Leading scorer Claire Cromer did just that with a 28 point performance with several other players making key shots down the stretch as Wabash used a fourth quarter comeback to top Cass 56-49.
Claire Cromer and Sarah Pucket both hit buckets in the first minute but the Lady Apaches trailed 6-4 because of two, three pointers from Savanna Thompson of Cass. Pucket would again hit to knot the score at 6, but the Lady Kings were finding the bucket and led 10-7 when Puckett and Cromer hit two free throws each to put the Apaches up 11-10. Back came the Kings with four straight to go up 14-11 when Cromer hit before the buzzer to make it 14-13.
The Wabash High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting six men and one women as their 2014 class in the Hall of Fame.
The athletic department is currently looking for family members of the following inductees:
*Herbert O’Brien (1911)
*Bruce “Bo” Worth (1917)
*Jerry (King) Kizer (1933)
*John McNaughton (1934)
The other inductees include Brandon France (1994), William “Red” Milliner (1901) and James Parks (1947).