Sports
Records fall in girls’ track sectionals
By Gary Andrews
 
All four county schools participated in the girls track sectionals Tuesday with Manchester running at Rochester, while Northfield, Wabash and Southwood ran at IWU.
 
There were records broken by county runners with Manchester’s Lindsey Dierks breaking the school record in the high jump and Northfield’s Jenna Halderman breaking the sectional record in the 3200.
Track participants must finish in the top three of the event to advance to next week’s regional.
Posted on 2015 May 26
Norse golfers down Southwood, North Miami
By Gary Andrews
 
Southwood hosted Northfield and North Miami Thursday at Etna Acres. The Norse won shooting 172. Southwood was second with199 and North Miami had a 227.
Posted on 2015 May 26
Big inning helps Manchester softball team
By Gary Andrews
 
The Manchester softball team went on the road to Oak Hill Thursday, exploding for seven runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Eagles 12-1 in six. Manchester collected 13 hits in the game while Squire pitcher Brooklyn Howard held Oak Hill to just two hits.
 
Manchester took a 1-0 lead in the first Cierra Carter doubled home Howard who had singled.
Posted on 2015 May 26
Lady Norse win at Peru
By Gary Andrews
 
The Northfield softball team went on the road to Peru Thursday, collecting 12 hits in a 10-4 win over the Tigers.
 
The Norse would put a four spot on the board in the top of the first. Paige Holley would reach on a one out error before Lauren Early did the same. Abby Keaffaber then singled to load the bases before Shelby Ward reached on a fielders choice with Holley being forced out at home. Breanna Burcroff then singled home two runs to grab a 2-0 lead before Jordan Keaffaber doubled home two more to lead 4-0. Peru would answer in the bottom of the inning with 3 runs to make it 4-3.
Posted on 2015 May 26
Norse down Northwestern, 11-1
By Gary Andrews
 
The Northfield baseball team flat ran over Northwestern Thursday, pounding out 10 hits in a five inning 11-1 win.
 
The Norse would take the lead right away in the first, scoring three times. Dylan Brown hit a one out single with Shane Vigar hitting a two out single to put runners on the corners when Bryce Kendall laced a double to score both runners for a 2-0 lead. Remington Monce then double home Kendall for the 3-0 lead.
Posted on 2015 May 26
Emmanuel Christian School recognized by Wabash City Council
The Emmanuel Christian School boys basketball team was recognized at Wabash City Council on May 11 for their championship victory in the Indiana Association of Christian Schools basketball tournament. Mayor Robert Vanlandingham (fifth from left) posed with Coach Merrill Templin, Jaxton Coyne, Preston Ritzema, Davis Coyne, Jeff Miller, Levi Hinds, Ariston Trusty, Jonathan Napier, Isaac Cooper, and Principal Jeff Pope for a commemorative photo after the council offered their congratulations to the students and educators. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The Emmanuel Christian School state champion boys basketball team was applauded for its achievements in this year’s Indiana Association of Christian Schools basketball tournament at the Wabash City Council on May 11.
 
The school captured the state title for Division II on March 7 from top seeded Fishers Christian Academy and brought home its first state championship.
 
Mayor Robert Vanlandingham said that the students’ achievement was a great feat and praised Principal Jeff Pope and Coach Merrill Templin for their hard work as well.
Posted on 2015 May 19
Knights claim share of TRC baseball title

By Gary Andrews
 
It was a typical baseball game between Southwood and Northfield Friday at the Launching Pad at Southwood with one big inning by the Knights being the decider. 
 
The Knights Clay Hinrichsen hit a grand slam in the sixth as Southwood clinched a share of the TRC title with a 7-2 win over the Norse.
Northfield would grab a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Dylin Brown would reach on a one out error and later score on a Shane Vigar double.
Posted on 2015 May 19
Norse golfers capture TRC title
Members of the Three Rivers Conference championship golf team are Northfield students (from left) Kameron Cole, Isaac Gottschalk, Braydon Schindler, Caleb Kroh and Austin Trump. Photo provided
 
By Gary Andrews
 
The TRC golf tournament was held at Rozella Ford Golf Course in Warsaw Saturday with the Northfield Norseman taking home the title.
 
Northfield fired a 325, just two strokes ahead of Rochester. Medalist for the tournament was Northfield’s Braydon Schindler with a 73. Caleb Kroh and Kameron Cole also made the all conference team shooting 82 and 84. Austin Trump shot 86.
Posted on 2015 May 19

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