Sports
Oak Hill dominates MHS sectional

By Eric Christiansen
echristiansen@nmpaper.com

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Oak Hill showed why it is ranked eighth in the state in Class 2A with a strong opening 59-44 sectional win over host Manchester Tuesday, Feb. 27.


The Eagles started with a 5-0 lead, then answered a Manchester 3-pointer from Weston Hamby with a 5-0 run to lead 10-3 and kept the Squires at bay the rest of the way.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Niccum signs to play volleyball at IWU

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Southwood High School senior Kelsey Niccum will continue her volleyball career next year at Indiana Wesleyan University.


Niccum signed a letter of intent to play at IWU in Marion on Wednesday, Feb. 28, during a ceremony at the Southwood library.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Smith to continue volleyball career at Albion College

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Northfield senior Ava Smith signed a letter of intent Tuesday, Feb. 27, to continue her volleyball career at Albion College, an NCAA Division III school in Albion, Mich.


Smith said the decision was an easy one, and she felt at home at Albion.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Emmanuel wins fourth straight state title

By The Paper staff

Emmanuel Christian’s boys basketball team captured its fourth straight Indiana Association of Christian School basketball tourney state championship on Feb. 24.


Emmanuel defeated Fishers Christian, 77-52, to capture the title. It advanced to the finals with a 66-33 win over Good News Baptist on Friday, Feb. 23.


The team entered the tourney as the No.1 seed.
 

Posted on 2018 Mar 06
Hoosier Hysteria has arrived

By Bill Barrows


The boys’ basketball regular season is done. Over the weekend, amid all of the flu and other ailments that seem to come around this time of year, there is a certain sickness in the air that only surfaces in Indiana and has done so over 4 or 5 generations for which there is no cure. Hoosier Hysteria is the name and tournament basketball is the game. It all begins on Tuesday night.

Posted on 2018 Feb 27
MHS Hall adds 2 teams, 2 individuals

By The Paper staff

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Two teams and two individuals were inducted into the Manchester High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Manchester boys home game against Eastern.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 27
2 advance in Knights contest

By The Paper staff

The Knights of Columbus had its annual Wabash Council Free Throw Championship on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Wabash County YMCA gym. 


The annual competition is for all boys and girls ages 9 – 14. Since its beginning in 1972, more than 2.5 million youths have participated in the contest. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in more than 3,600 local competitions.
 

Posted on 2018 Feb 27
Wabash's Cressell finishes third in state wrestling tourney

Wabash's Noah Cressell works to get an opponent on his back during semistate wrestling action. Cressell finished in the state meet, ending his senior year with a 43-2 record. 

By The Paper staff

INDIANAPOLIS -- Wabash's Noah Cressell capped off a stellar career with a third-place finish at the IHSAA wrestling state championships Feb. 16-17.


The Apache senior competed in the first round Friday, and won a 9-0 decision over Jamari Washington of Hammond Gavit. That win secured three more matches the next day to determine the top eight places.

Posted on 2018 Feb 20

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