Manchester wrestlers defeat Eastern on Senior Night


Manchester 43, Eastern 33

The Manchester wrestling team picked up a big win on senior night against Eastern with a thrilling pin in the final match of the night by senior Isaac Diaz to clinch a 43-33 win Wednesday night, Jan. 6.

Diaz overcame a 4-0 first period deficit and wrestled back before tossing his opponent for a fall that capped a thrilling comeback victory for the Squires.

Also winning for the Squires were Gavin Mize (195) by pin in 2:36, Preston Duffy (220) 8-2, and Trevor Dill (285) by major decision 12-2.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Manchester defeats North Miami, Canterbury

Manchester 50, North Miami 40

It wasn’t the prettiest game of the early season but the Manchester Squires did enough to pull out a 52-40 win at North Miami Friday night, thanks to a 30-point, 19 rebound, five steal effort from Max Carter.

Points were tough to come by in the first quarter with North Miami leading 10-2 with under a minute left.

Meanwhile, Manchester’s leading scorer Weston Hamby picked up two quick fouls and sat for much of the first quarter.

Hamby committed his third foul in the second quarter, his fourth in the third, and fifth early in the fourth quarter.

North Miami tied it at 17-17 with 1:39 left in the half but Luke Ramer and Carter each scored inside in the final 1:20 to give the Squires a 21-17 halftime lead.

North Miami took a 26-24 led with 1:34 left in the third quarter, and then Carter put the Squires on his back.

The senior scored six points in the final minute of the third quarter, and 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Squires pull away for the win.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Northfield Lady Norse defeat Bluffton


Maconaquah 63, Manchester 62

Emma Garriott and Eva Bazzoni combined for 54 of Manchester’s 63 points, each scoring 27, but the Manchester girls basketball team couldn’t find the two points needed to defeated Maconaquah.

The host Braves led the Squires 50-45 heading into the fourth quarter of the Three Rivers Conference game and held off Manchester, coming down to the final second, pulling out a 63-62 win Monday, Jan. 4.

With 15 seconds remaining in the game, Maconaquah went 1-2 from the free throw line to lead 63-61, giving the Squires a chance to tie or win the game.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Manchester girls, Wabash boys, win swim meets

Manchester traveled to Wabash Wednesday, Jan. 6 with both schools winning a meet.

The Manchester girls team defeated Wabash 92-38 while the Wabash boys team edged Manchester 80-69. Northfield also has representatives with each team scoring six points.

In the girls meet, Wabash was two of the three relays.

The 200 free relay team of Becca Bruss, Abbie Boggs, Lacey Crist, and Madison Inman won with a time of 2:03.45, while the Manchester team of Evyn Fox, Gracie Dale, Miriam Struble-Hedstrom, and Halle Briner placed second with a time of 2:14.11. Finishing third was the Manchester team of Adia Selleck, Emma Ulrey, Ella Clifford, and Josie Briner in 2:22.33.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
NHS' Baker signs to play softball at Southern Illinois

Addi Baker, Northfield High School Senior signed a letter of intent on Friday, Nov. 13 to play softball at Southern Illinois University.

Baker, who is undecided in a major told The Paper of Wabash that she decided on SIU because she liked the coaches and the school.

“I’m excited to have new teammates and make new friends and all of the experiences that are going to come with playing softball there,” she said.

Posted on 2020 Nov 17
Girls basketball in full swing

Trailing 37-34 with three minutes remaining in their season opener against Warsaw, the Manchester Squires saw the Tigers finish the game with a 20-3 scoring run for a 57-37 Wednesday night, Nov. 11.

Warsaw led Manchester 21-15 after a high-scoring first quarter and took a 29-20 halftime lead.

The Lady Squires cut the lead to 33-25 after three quarters and was one possession away from tying the game with three minutes remaining in the fourth, trailing 37-34, before Warsaw closed it out.

Eva Bazzoni returned from missing nearly the entire 2019-20 season, the senior led Manchester with 15 points, three assists, and three steals.

Makenzy Meyer was strong under the basket with 10 points, eight rebounds, and one block.

Morgan Parrett had five points and six rebounds, followed by Beletu Stout  with five points, three rebounds, two steals, and two assists, Emma Garriott with two points and five rebounds, and Ainsley West with two assists and one rebound.

The JV team lost its opener to Warsaw 47-13.

Gracie Lauer led the Squire JV team with four points, two rebounds, one block and one steal, while Kaidyn Howard had four points and two rebounds.

Posted on 2020 Nov 17
Lady Squire runners win NHS Invitational

Led by overall winner Josie Briner, the Manchester girls cross country team won the Northfield Invitational Saturday, Aug. 29.

The Squires won the meet with 30 points followed by Northfield with 42 points. Southwood also competed but didn’t field a complete team.

Briner won the race with a time of 22:00, 1:10 quicker that second-place finisher, Northfield’s Mara Zoleman who crossed the finish line in 23:10.

Manchester’s Anna Markham was third in 23:45, while Kambree Kashdollar was fifth in 24:16, followed by Evyn Fox in fifth in 26:12, Gracie Dale in 26:53 in 13th place, Kaesen Lester in 27:50 in 18th place, Ainsley West in 20th in 28:14, and Paulie Martin in 28:44. 

After Zoleman, Northfield’s Trinity Bever was seventh in 25:50, Anna Kissell in 10th in 26:38, Jenna Krom in 11th in 26:43, Emma Hoover in 12th in 26:44, Asia Miller in 15th in 27:37, Madaline Moore in 16th in 27:46, Jaycie Krom in 28:11, Natalie Keller in 32:42, and Natalie Keller in 32:42.

Southwood was led by Aleia Sweet in 25:26, Amelia Sweet in 25:49.5, and Monica Hobson in 26:28.

Posted on 2020 Sep 01
Apax post first win; Knights go 2-0

The Wabash Apaches football team picked up its first win of the season with a 14-0 shutout of Alexandria Friday, Aug. 29.
Isaiah Eis gave the Apaches a 6-0 lead with a three-yard touchdown with 4:52 left in the opening quarter.

Eis scored his second touchdown of the night in the third quarter from two yards out. Bryant Boggs hit Izaak Wright with a pass for a two-point conversion and a 14-0 final score.

Despite both scores coming on the ground, Wright passed for 144 yards on 13-22 attempts, while Andrew Dillon was 1-1 for eight yards.

Eis led the Apaches on the ground with 22 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns, followed by Boggs with 18 yards on two carries, and Cameron Green with 15 yards on 10 carries.

Boggs caught six passes for 82 yards, Mason Dillon pulled down three for 32 yards, Antonio Grant caught two for 16 yards, Trey Coon had two catches for 13 yards, and Green had one reception for nine yards.

Chatt Wyatt led the Apaches with six tackles and two sacks.

Wabash will host Manchester Friday, Sept. 4 as the Apaches debut their new field against the Squires with a 7 p.m. tipoff.

Posted on 2020 Sep 01

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