Teams continue conference play

By Bill Barrows

Here are last week’s results along with pairings for this coming Friday night. Northfield bested Manchester 42-21 and Southwood beat Wabash 31-6.

Manchester hung close with the Norse, trailing 28-21 after three quarters.

However touchdown runs by Alex Haupert and Clayton Tomlinson (his third on the night) iced the game for the Northfield.

Grayden Holmes and Braden Ripplinger also scored for Northfield, while Delton Moore, Tyce Rooney and Seth Gaerte all scored for Manchester.

Posted on 2018 Sep 18
Golfers advance to regional

Manchester's Madyson Ulery tries to make her way around treeson Saturday during the Eastbrook Girls Golf Sectional. Manchester finished second in the tourney. Photos by David Fenker. 

By The Paper staff

MARION – Manchester’s girls golf team and one Wabash golfer advanced Saturday from the Eastbrook Golf Sectional.

Manchester finished second in the sectional to Huntington North, shooting a 361 to the Lady Vikings’ 345.

Eastbrook was third with 376, while Wabash was fourth, shooting a 385. The Lady Apaches missed the cut for going to regional by nine strokes. However, Bella Carrillo, who shot an 80 on the day to finish second, advanced as one of three individual golfers.

Northfield shot a 411 to finish seventh. Southwood did not have a complete team at the event.

Posted on 2018 Sep 18
Prep grid season hits midway point

By Bill Barrows

Halfway through the regular season and teams are starting to settle into their routines.

This past weekend’s scores were Maconaquah beat Wabash (0-4) 48-20, Southwood ran their record to 4-0 by beating North Miami 28-6. Northfield is now 2-2 after a 27-7 win over Tippecanoe Valley and Manchester is now 2-2 with a hard fought 34-31 win at Peru.  

Posted on 2018 Sep 11
Norse defeat Vikings for conference victory

By The Paper Staff

Northfield enjoyed a balanced offensive attack Friday, rushing for 164 and passing for 148 in a 27-7 victory over Tippecanoe Valley in local prep football action.

Quarterback Levi Fulkerson ran for a pair of first half touchdowns, and Clayton Tomlinson added a 55-yard interception return for a score as the Norse (2-2) built a 21-0 lead by the half.

The squads traded scores in the third quarter to round out the scoring.

Braden Ripplinger scored on a seven-yard run with 2:02 left in the third to put the Norse up 27-7.

Fulkerson led Northfield with 13 carries for 68 yards, and completed 7-of-11 passes for 148 yards through the air.

Cole Rosen added nine carries for 43 yards, and two catches for 51 yards.

Posted on 2018 Sep 11
Manchester wins TRC golf title

By The Paper staff

HUNTINGTON -- Manchester won the Three Rivers Conference championship at Norwood Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 8.

Kelsey Eichenauer won the individual championship for the third straight season for the Squires a score of 109.

"I'm so proud of all of our girls," Manchester coach Josh Troyer said. "[Having four of the six, and all in the top 23 is a great accomplishment.

The Squires won the team title end the tournament with a 357.


Posted on 2018 Sep 11
Lady Apax down Manchester

Wabash's Brooke Irgang throws up a serve in Thursday, Aug. 30's matchup. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

Wabash won all three sets, but Manchester kept it close in each set, in a 25-17, 25-19, 25-15 Apache win Thursday, Aug. 30.

Both head coaches felt their teams didn't play to their potential.

“We didn't play our best,” Wabash coach Katie Cromer said. “We had too many unforced errors. Manchester was aggressive, and they pushed us.”

Manchester coach Melissa West felt her team went out ready, but also said they may have been too ready.

“We came out wound tightly,” she said. “We were hyped up, and I like that energy.

“We need to learn to manage that energy.”

Posted on 2018 Sep 04
TRC grid season set to begin Friday

By Bill Barrows

We are almost to the halfway point of the regular season already of high school football.  Remember when Homecoming games were in late October and the weather was frightful? Not anymore, we are only at the first full weekend of September and the weather is still very warm and homecoming games are on the horizon … But I digress.

Matchups for week 4 include Southwood traveling to North Miami, Tippecanoe Valley being hosted by Northfield, Manchester traveling to Peru and Wabash plays host to Maconaquah. Those are all Three Rivers Conference games. Kickoff at all sites is 7 p.m.

Posted on 2018 Sep 04
Squires blank Apaches, 6-0

Wabash's Austin Black (4) and Paul Cordes (15) battle Manchester's Isaiah Davis (13) and Justin Self for the ball in the Apaches-Squires soccer match on Aug. 23. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

In a county match-up, the Manchester boys soccer team shut out the Wabash Apaches 6-0 Thursday, Aug. 23.

Manchester's defense gave up one shot on goal.

“Great job by Logan Isbell, Ridge Fierstos, Dylan Brubaker, Klayton Hendrix, Sam Reichenbach, Elijah Burlingame and Tim Maser on defense, and Konrad Borgmann in goal,” Manchester coach Dave McKee said.

Offensively, Caleb Stout and Eric Morales led the Squires with two goals each, followed by Justin Self and Isaiah Davis with one apiece.

Posted on 2018 Aug 28

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