Wabash boys, Northfield girls capture tourney titles

By Josh Sigler

Wabash’s boys varsity basketball team claimed its first Wabash County Basketball tournament since 2005 Saturday night, outlasting Southwood 57-54 at Manchester High School.

The Apaches (7-1) led 15-12 by the end of the first quarter, and upped that lead to 31-22 by the 2:36 mark of the second quarter before taking a 38-28 lead into the half.

Southwood started the third quarter on a 9-3 run to pull to within 41-37, and soon thereafter, Carson Rich capped a 15-5 run with a 3 from the right wing to tie the score at 43-43.

Posted on 2019 Jan 08
No. 6-ranked Lady Norse defeat Kokomo, 59-37

By The Paper Staff

Northfield’s girls basketball continued its winning ways, defeating Kokomo 59-37 Tuesday night to improve to 10-2 on the season.

The Class A No. 6-ranked Lady Norse built a 21-6 lead by the end of the first quarter to take control of the contest early on.
Ariel Dale led Northfield with 17 points, five assists and seven steals.

Posted on 2018 Dec 27
Wabash, Norse split boys-girls doubleheader

Manchester's Kennedy Fierstos attempts to get a shot off against Southwood defenders. Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh

By The Paper Staff

The Wabash boys basketball team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 66-34 victory over county rival Northfield on Friday night, while Northfield’s girls squad returned the favor Saturday night, topping Wabash.

The Apaches led at lead stop, taking a 14-7 lead by the end of the first quarter, and holding a commanding 37-19 lead by the half. Wabash outscored the Norse 29-15 in the second half.

Posted on 2018 Dec 18
Norse, Knights split boys-girls doubleheader

Southwood's Sierra Stout attempts to block a shot by Northfield's Ariel Dale on Friday night. Dale, wh scored the 1000th point of her career earlier in the week, led Northfield with 21 points. Photo by Joseph Slacian. 

By The Paper Staff

Northfield and Southwood basketball teams split a girls-boys doubleheader on Friday, Dec. 7.

The Lady Norse defeated Southwood, 77-19, while the Knights’ boys basketball team defeated Northfield, 80-31.

In the girls game, Northfield dominated from the start, building a 26-4 lead after one quarter. The Lady Norse built on that lead in the second quarter, taking a 43-6 halftime lead.

Northfield’s defense held Southwood to just 13 points in the second half to pick up its seventh win of the year

Posted on 2018 Dec 11
Lady Squires upset Northfield

Northfield's Kyra Kennedy tries to drive around Manchester's Jirni Cripe during second quarter action Saturday night. Photo by Joseph Slacian 

By The Paper Staff

Led by 13 points apiece from Kennedy Fierstos and Eva Bazzoni, Manchester’s girls basketball squad outlasted Class A No. 4 ranked Northfield 41-39 Saturday at Northfield.

Manchester took a 19-14 lead by the end of the first quarter, and maintained a 30-27 lead at the half. Northfield edged closer, 33-31 at the end of the third quarter, but Manchester was able to hold the Lady Norse off in the end to improve to 4-4 on the season.

Northfield fell to 5-2.

Posted on 2018 Dec 04
Apaches win county wrestling invitational

Wabash wrestler Ethan Higgins fights for position on Northfield's Roger Red during Saturday's Wabash County Wrestling Invitational at Manchester. Higgins was the champion of his weight class, going 5-0 on the day. Photo by Josh Sigler

By The Paper Staff

Wabash’s wrestling squad boasted eight individual champions on its way to claiming top honors in Saturday’s Wabash County Invitational.

Jared Brooks (106), R.J. Steg (113), Ethan Higgins (120), Braden Brooks (126), Robert Barnett (132), Anthony Long (138), Traydon Goodwin (152) and Justin Samons (220) each claimed individual titles for the Apaches.

Manchester finished second with a 4-1 record.

Trescott (170), Delton Moore (182) and Bryce Kamphues (285) each claimed individual titles.

“Several wrestlers stepped up for the team and got victories going up a weight class, including Delton Moore, who won the county title at 182,” Manchester coach Byron Sweet said. Bryce Kamphues and Trescott Duffy both remained undefeated on the year as well after picking up key victories for the team. The entire team had a solid showing, with 10 of 14 varsity spots having a winning record on the day.”

Posted on 2018 Dec 04
Wabash boys open season with win

Wabash junior Dereck Vogel looks for a passing lane against Oak Hill on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The Apaches defeated the visiting Golden Eagles 53-43, in the season opener. Photo by Joseph Slacian. 

By The Paper Staff

The Wabash boys basketball squad opened the 2018-19 season with a 53-43 victory over Class 2A No. 3-ranked Oak Hill Golden Eagles on Wednesday, Nov. 21
Trenton Daughtry led the way for the Apaches with 19 points and six assists.
Elijah Vander Velden finished with 10 points and five rebounds, and Logan Vander Velden added eight points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Wabash returned to action Saturday, Nov. 24 and fell at Madison-Grant, 73-70, in overtime.
The Apaches battled back from a 40-28 halftime deficit, but came up short in overtime.
Daughtry again led Wabash with 24 points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists. Logan Vander Velden added 23 points, six rebounds and four steals, and Blake Gribben chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds.

Posted on 2018 Nov 27
ECS wins volleyball title

Emmanuel Christian School's volleyball squad recently won its third straight Indiana Asssociation of Christian Schools state volleyball tournament. Players include (front row from left) Erin Daniel, Izzy Knote, Zaney McNight, Ruth Niccum, Paige Ritzema, Amelia Sweet and Haley Miller; (back row from left) Coach Chenoa Miller, Renee Lane, Ellie Daniel, Jaeden Younce, Sophie Trusty, Raelyn Coyne, Zoey McKnight and Coach Keri Hinds. 

By The Paper Staff

MUNCIE – The Emmaunel Christian volleyball squad dominated its way through the competition Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, winning its third straight Indiana Association of Christian Schools state volleyball championship.

The Eagles never lost a set in the tourney.

After claiming the last two state titles, Emmanuel was seeking a three-peat.

Posted on 2018 Nov 06

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