Sports
Rhamy signs Letter of Intent

by Gary Andrews

Southwood senior Drew Rhamy has chosen to continue her volleyball career at Division II Regis University in Denver Colorado next year. Rhamy signed her national letter of intent Tuesday at Southwood.

When asked about the move out of state Rhamy said, ”The coach made me feel welcome and was really interested in me. I wanted to take the opportunity while presented.”

Posted on 2013 Nov 26
Wabash girls take care of Southern Wells

by Gary Andrews

The Wabash girls’ varsity team got back to their winning ways Saturday, topping visiting Southern Wells 58-33.

The Lady Apaches used two strong quarters to get past Southern Wells, winning the first and third quarters by double digits.

The Lady Apaches got off to a hot shooting start and led 19-8 after the first quarter. The two teams would play to a 10-10 tie in the second as Wabash led 29-18 at the half.

Hot shooting by Claire Cromer and Lyndsie Thomas in the third would put the game out of reach as Wabash again out scored Southern Wells 19-8 to extend their lead to 48-26 with a quarter to go. The Apaches would score 10 more points in the fourth for the 58-33 final.

Posted on 2013 Nov 26
Lady Norse fall to Heritage Christian in invite championship

by Gary Andrews

The Northfield Lady Norse hosted their annual invite Saturday with Fairfield, Concord and Heritage Christian paying a visit. Northfield would face off against Fairfield in game one, shaking a slow start and hanging on for a 50-43 win. The Norse would then get to face 2A #1 Heritage Christian in the final, falling 70-33.

In the morning session, Northfield took a while to get awake and trailed 9-5 after the first quarter against Fairfield. With balanced scoring the Norse took off in the second quarter with six different players scoring to erase their deficit and led 20-14 at the half. Payton Thomson led the surge with 5 points.

Posted on 2013 Nov 26
Lady Squires topped by Winamac

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester girls’ varsity basketball team hung with Winamac for three quarters Saturday before falling 50-34 to the visitors.

Leading the Lady Squires was Sydney Snep with 9 points and 8 rebounds. Tabby DeWitt had 8 points and 11 rebounds. Cierra Carter had 8 points and 3 rebounds. Drew Thompson had 3 points. Kaitlyn Parrett, Brooklyn Howard and Ellie Milam each had 2 points.

The junior varsity fell as well in a 25-23 loss.

Bailey Sewell led with 9 points and 8 rebounds. Emily Haecker added 3 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals. Drew Thompson and Hanna Olk each had 3 points.

Posted on 2013 Nov 26
Lady Apaches go 2-0 over the weekend

by Gary Andrews

The Apaches went on the road Friday to Gas City to open their 2013-14 season against Mississinewa and with a balanced offense cruised past the host Indians 52-28.

The Apaches would win every quarter, leading 10-9 after one and 27-17 at the half.

The Lady Apaches would go on to out score Mississinewa 25-11 in the second half for the 52-28 win.

Leading the way for Wabash was Claire Cromer with 16 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 4 assist. Kyleigh Hampton added 15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 steals, 3 assist. Sarah Puckett had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, and 3 assists. Lyndsie Thomas had 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, and 2 assists. Jaclyn Lewis had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists. Kristin Cromer had 1 point, 1 steal. Kristen Ford had 3 rebounds, 2 assists. Sarah Ritter had 1 steal.

Posted on 2013 Nov 19
Lady Norse open with win over Oak Hill

by Gary Andrews

For three quarters Saturday the Northfield Lady Norse basketball team dominated Oak Hill, leading by 19 points after three quarters, before running into major foul trouble and having to hang on for a 63-59 win to open their season.

Payton Thomson got the scoring started with a free throw, followed by a Katie Stephan three and Northfield led 4-0. The Norse would build their lead to 9-4 with a bucket from Arie Kennedy and a Thomson three before the Eagles got it back to 10-8. Sidney Reed would then hit two free throws that were answered by an Oak Hill bucket to make it 12-11 before buckets from Kylie Echard and Stephan gave Northfield a 16-11 lead after one.

Posted on 2013 Nov 19
Manchester University cross-country team headed to nationals

By Gary Andrews

Bolstered by four all-region efforts, Manchester University, ranked No. 4 on the current United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III Great Lakes regional poll, battled through a strong field at the 2013 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional meet Saturday, Nov. 16.

The Spartans finished with 109 points, good for third place in the 39-team field gathered at Calvin College’s Gainey Athletic Fields. Senior Curtis Nordmann, fresh off the individual Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship, placed fifth, while seniors Michael Stocker (Yorktown), Jon Cafarelli (Lansing, Ill.) and Chris LaFree (South Bend) joined the Black and Gold’s all-region list with 10th, 21st and 30th-place marks.

Posted on 2013 Nov 19
Girls Jamboree gets basketball season underway

by Gary Andrews

The girls TRC basketball jamboree was held Thursday at Manchester with seven of the eight conference teams participating. Each team played two quarters with Northfield defeating Whitko in quarter one 9-7, Whitko topping North Miami 19-6 in quarter two, Northfield beating North Miami 15-7 in quarter three, Wabash defeating Manchester 23-0 in quarter four, Rochester nipping Wabash 14-13 in quarter five, Rochester topping Southwood 13-6 in quarter six and Manchester downing Southwood 12-9 in quarter seven.

The four county teams’ coaches got a chance to take a look at returning players and the youngsters coming in that could lend a hand.

Geoff Salmon is coaching Northfield in his first year at the school. Salmon comes in with a 104-107 career record, winning a state championship in 2005 with Lafayette Central Catholic. Last year, the Lady Norse were 16-6, falling to Wabash in the sectional. Northfield lost Sydney Eltzroth, who was the 6th leading scorer in the TRC at 11.6ppg. Eltzroth was second in the conference in three-point field goal percentage and 5th in free throw percentage. She was also second in steals. Northfield returns a slue of talent in seniors Sidney Reed 10.6ppg, Katie Stephan 7.8ppg and Kylie Echard 6.7ppg. Juniors Cherish Leming and Arie Kennedy had a major impact last year and will play a major roll this year. The Lady Norse have a solid sophomore class and a promising freshman class.

Posted on 2013 Nov 12

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