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Northfield wins third consecutive conference title
Showing off the Three Rivers Conference golf tourney trophy are Northfield golfers (from left) Logan Peas, Isaac Gottschalk, Kameron Cole, Caleb Kroh and Austin Trump. This is the third straight year Northfield has won the TRC golf crown. Photo provided
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
WARSAW -- A balanced attack from the Northfield boys golf team helped them win their third straight Three Rivers Conference championship Saturday, May 13 at Rozella Ford Golf Course.
 
Northfield won the team title with a score of 330, edging Manchester and Peru who both shot a team score of 332.
 
Kameron Cole led the Norse with a 78, followed closely by Caleb Kroh with an 80, and Austin Trump with an 81.
 
Posted on 2017 May 16
Manchester girls grab TRC track title
By Eric Christiansen
 
The Manchester High School girls’ track team won its first Three Rivers Conference title since 1990, while the Squire boys’ team finished fourth.
 
On the girls’ side, Manchester won the team championship with 108.5 points, edging second place North Miami with 101. Southwood was fourth with 73.5, Northfield was fifth with 55, and Wabash was ninth with 34.
 
For the boys, Whitko won the team title with 123.5 points. Manchester had 77, Wabash was seventh with 43, Northfield was eighth with 39.5, and Southwood was ninth with 19.
 
Posted on 2017 May 16
Mt. Rushmore ... plus one more
By Bill Barrows
 
Sunday, May 7, was the end of an era for me and a number of other sports freaks who frequent "the mothership" of ESPN. After more than 30 years of Sundays with “The Sports Reporters,” the network decided to do away with a show that basically spawned the trend of print sports writers becoming TV and radio sports authorities. 
 
Of course, some came and went. Otherwise were very comfortable in front of a camera. Others, not so much. The original host was longtime New Yorker Dick Schaap. He hosted the show until he passed away in 2001. Long time jack of all trade studio host John Saunders to over the reins and ran the show until his untimely death during the summer of 2016. Mike Lupica, another New York writer has held down the anchor chair until now. 
 
Posted on 2017 May 16
Bass and Bucks hosts archery contest

A young archer lines up his shot on Saturday. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Eleven teams of archery students converged on Bass and Bucks on Saturday for an outdoor, 3-D archery contest.

“They’re shooting at 3-D animals, and there are scoring rings on the animals,” according to Josh Butcher, who oversaw the local contest. “Each participant will shoot 20 targets. We have two different 20 target courses set.

“How far they are shooting, yardage wise, will determine what course they are set on.”
 
 
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
Classic baseball matchups come to fruition
By Bill Barrows
 
I wasn't sure that I would get the opportunity, but because of the inclement Indiana weather, I was able to take in the series last weekend between the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox, 2 of my favorite teams from Fenway Park. I couldn't watch on Friday night, so I listened to the Red Sox broadcast on the radio and an inning or two of the Cubs radio broadcast via MLB.com At Bat on my phone.
 
On Saturday I watched the FOX broadcast as well as the ESPN  broadcast on Sunday night. After spending a lifetime of watching mediocre Cubs teams either on WGN or occasionally from Wrigley Field, and watching the Red Sox on the Extra Innings package over the years, it appeared to me that this was a friendly rivalry. Both teams are constructed similarly, with the influence of Boston native Theo Epstein and his baseball entourage and influence in both front offices. 
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
Manchester sweeps county track meet
By Eric Christiansen
 
The Manchester High School track teams continued strong seasons with both the boys and girls teams winning the Wabash County championships.
 
Girls
The girls team won the team title with 88 points, followed by Southwood with 67, Northfield with 55, and Wabash with 29.
 
Manchester’s win was highlighted by Rae Bedke smashing the county record in the 3200m run. 
 
Posted on 2017 May 09
Ford wins K of C's state free throw championship

Wabash's David Ford receives his championship trophy from Paul Zielinski, state secretary of the Indiana Knights of Columbus, and Craig Hanusin, state treasurer. Photo provided

By The Paper staff

David Ford of Wabash is the 2017 Knights of Columbus State Free Throw champion for the 12-year-olf boys division.

David hit 24 of 25 free throws to win the event on March 12 at the Sts. Frances & Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church and School in Greenwood.

There were 68 competitors who contended for the state free throw titles.

 

 

Posted on 2017 May 02
Special Olympics seek volunteer for Area 5 games
By The Paper staff
 
Special Olympics of Wabash County is hosting the May 13 Track and Field for Area Five at the Wabash High School Track and Field.  
 
The event will bring six counties to Wabash starting with the opening ceremonies at 8:30 a. m.  
 
Athletes will be competing in field events:  running and standing long jump, softball and tennis ball throw, shot put, and javelin throw.  Track events will be 10 M walk/runs to 400 and 800 walk/runs.  
 
Posted on 2017 May 02

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