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Varsity football action continues on Friday on Wabash WebTV

by Bill Barrows

All four Wabash County varsity football teams are at home this weekend for week number three of the regular season.  The Three Rivers Conference schedule also begins this week.  A lot of history has been recorded inside this week’s matchups as tradition rivals suit up to add to that storied past.

Tipp Valley travels to North Manchester to face the Squires for game number three or the Greg Miller era for Manchester.  These two teams have had a number of battles over the years. Even if it looks on paper as a decided advantage for one or the other, there have been surprising upsets along the way.

Posted on 2013 Sep 03
Manchester falls to Whitko Wildcats on the road

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester varsity volleyball team went on the road to Whitko Thursday, falling to the Wildcats 21-25, 17-25, 21-25.

The Squire attacks were led by libero Marret Metzger, who ended the night with a team high four kills from the back row. Kendra Binkley, Corrie Osborne and Madison Isbell each added two kills, while Cierra Carter had one.

Cali Spann, Sydney Snep, and Marret Metzger all had  one ace each.

Kaitlyn Parrett led the team with eight digs, followed by Metzger with seven, Cali Spann and Ellie Milam four, Gillum one, Bedke three, Snep one, Carter three, Leah Sorg one, and Binkley two.

Posted on 2013 Sep 03
Lady Squires win 4-way golf tournament

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester Lady Squire golfers took on Whitko, Tippecanoe Valley and North Miami Thursday in a four-way meet at Sycamore Golf Course. The Lady Squires fired a season low 214 to win the four-way, with North Miami second with 221, Whitko third with 222 and Valley fourth with 232.

The Lady Squires were led by Claire Barnett, who was medalist with a 48. Nina Smith was just one-shot back with 49, while Gabbi Wilcox added a 56, Erin Working 61 and Madison Hire 66.

Posted on 2013 Sep 03
Lady Apaches runner up at Tom-A-Hawk tourney

by Gary Andrews

The Wabash volleyball team continued their steady play Saturday, finishing runner-up to Rochester in the North Miami Tom-A-Hawk tourney.

The Lady Apaches went 2-0 in pool play, topping Maconaquah and North Judson to qualify for the Gold Bracket. Wabash then knocked off Lakeland  and met Rochester in the final, falling to the Zebras in three games 15-25, 25-19, 8-15.

In game one, Wabash beat Macanaquah 26-24, 22-25, 25-17.

Game two had Wabash beating Lakeland 25-14, 25-16. Wabash lost to Rochester 15-25, 25-19, 8-15 in game three.

The Northfield volleyball team finished third at the North Miami Tom-A-Hawk tourney Saturday.

The Lady Norse started the day in pool play by taking two straight from Oak Hill, then out battled South Adams in a three game set to go 2-0 and position themselves in the Gold championship bracket. The Lady Norse then lost in two games to Rochester before beating Lakeland for third place. Northfield was the defending tourney champion.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27
Knights pick up lone county win

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood football team did something Friday night they haven’t done since 2008, win on opening night. Running in to the Southern Wells buzz saw the last few years the Knights had revenge on their mind. Trailing 16-14 at the half the Knights came out inspired in the second half, putting up 15 points in the third quarter and flexing their muscle on defense for a 29-22 win.

Nathan Hollars would get the crowd in the game right off the bat with a 51-yard kickoff return to the Raider 29. With some opening night jitters the Knight offense stalled. On Southern Wells second possession and driving the ball, Austin Schlemmer would recover a fumble for the Knights, giving them good field position and some momentum. The Knights would start at the 45-yard line, scoring seven plays later on a Hollars 25 yard scamper to lead 7-0 with 6:07 to go. The Raiders would counter punch, scoring with 2:48 remaining in the first quarter and led 8-7 after one.

With both defenses dominating, Southern Wells would strike first in the second quarter, picking off a Robbie Cole pass for a 74 yard score, going for two again and led 16-7 with 3:23 to go. The Knights would keep the ball the remainder of the half, mounting a drive from the 41, with Hollars scoring a second time with 4.5 seconds left. Zach Hobson split the uprights again and the Knights trailed 16-14 at the half.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27
Dale fires new school record for Lady Knights

by Gary Andrews

Southwood freshman Dayna Dale set a new school record Saturday, firing an 18-hole score of 80 to lead the Lady Knights to a second place finish at the Rochester Invite, while also finishing second as an individual.

The Knights also broke the school record for team scoring with a 375, just 14 strokes behind Rochester. Following Dale was Abby Houlihan with a 92, Danielle Pegg 98, Paige Dempsey 105, Danielle Sparling 126. Shaylee Correll played as an individual, firing a 115.

Quote(s) from Coach Ulmer: Another Southwood record with our team total of 375 and an individual record of 80 shot by Dayna Dale who placed 2nd in the tournament…the girls just keep getting better.  We had a few hiccups with 3 putts, penalties, and some illness, but all the girls pushed through their individual struggles.  Shaylee Correll also played her first 18-hole match as an individual so our team also has depth, which keeps them working to get better.  From top to bottom our team is made up of girls that have the ability to be medalist, and I like the mentality they’ve been building toward TRC and Sectionals.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27
Lady Squires go 1-3 at Elwood

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester volleyball team competed in the Elwood Invite Saturday, going 1-3 on the day.

Manchester’s first match up of the day was against Danville, falling 12-25, 15-25.  The lady Squires had two aces, one by Cali Spann and the other by Kendra Binkley. Marret Metzger led the team with nine digs. Freshman setter Rae Bedke had seven assists.  Both Sydney Snep and Cierra Carter finished the game with three kill each. Binkley and Corrie Osborne each had two kills.

The second opponent of the day was Elwood.  Manchester fell in two 23-25, 14-25.  Marret Metzger and Rae Bedke each provided an ace. Snep led the team with four kills followed by Kendra Binkley with three. Kaitlyn Parrett had a kill out of the back row. Metzger dug up a total of 17 attacks and had help from Kaitlyn Parrett and Ellie Milam, eight and seven digs respectively. Corrie Osborne and Rae Bedke provided the Squires only block against the Wildcats.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27
Squires shocked by Indians

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester Squire football team traveled to Gas City Friday night to take on Mississinewa, with the Indians scoring 44 straight points in a 57-13 shocker over the Squires.

Down 6-0 in the first quarter, Squire quarterback Lucas Schilling would score on a 20-yard keeper to knot the score at six before Mississinewa went on their run. The Indians would score 24 straight points the remainder of the half to lead Manchester 30-6.

Mississinewa would build the lead to 57-6 before Schilling scored for the second time from 12 yards out for the 57-13 final.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27

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