Bedke signs with Utah State
By Eric Christiansen
Manchester High School runner Rae Bedke will literally be going cross country for college.
The Squire senior signed with Utah State to run cross country and track for the Aggies. 
Posted on 2016 Nov 29
Coaches announce All-County football honors
By The Paper staff
Southwood quarterback Carson Blair and coach Dave Snyder were named Wabash County Player of the Year and Coach of the Year by the Wabash County coaches.
Southwood’s Peyton Trexler was named the county’s Offensive Player of the Year, while Northfield’s Jensen Frieden was named the county’s Defensive Player of Year.
A junior, Blair also was named the quarterback on the All-County first team.
Posted on 2016 Nov 29
Special Olympians qualify for state bowling tourney
By The Paper staff
The Special Olympics Wabash County bowling team recently competed in the Six County Bowling Regional Tournament in Logansport.  
Those advancing to state tournament Dec. 3 in Indianapolis are: Singles – Aaron Frey-Keplinger, Allen Davis, Amy Moore, Autumn Allen, Blade Christle, Blake Parrett, Lisa Richey, Gabe Teems, Jodi Lowdenslager, Kristin Leming, Melanie Hogue, Richard Hundt, Robert Cox and Steven Downey.  Those competing in Ramp are:  Carter Shaffer, Kathy McCarty, Michael Yoder, Samantha Barton, Steven Straitiff and Tim Pedigo.  
Posted on 2016 Nov 22
Knights fall short in Regional bid
Southwood's Matt Cox attempts to elude an Adams Central defender on Friday, Nov. 11, during the IHSAA football regional. Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh
By The Paper staff
Southwood’s football season came to a close Friday night as the Knights fell to the Adams Central Flying Jets, 23-7.
While Adams Central won by 16 points, the score was not indicative of the close play throughout most of the contest.
Adams Central opened the scoring at the 3:52 mark of the first quarter. But the Knights battled back, as Carson Blair connected with Blake Martz for a 2-yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 7-7.
Posted on 2016 Nov 15
Lady Squires dominate VB opener
By Eric Christiansen
A balanced scoring attack, along with a 21-5 second quarter helped the Manchester Squire girls' basketball team cruise to a season-opening win over Adams Central 51-20.
Meanwhile, Wabash outscored Blackford 19-2  on Saturday to easily win, 61-35.
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Local bowler places in state tournament
Dylan Morris shows off the plaque he received in the annual USBC state bowling tourney earlier this year. Photo provided
By The Paper staff
On April 2-3, Dylan Morris, along with his team and other bowlers traveled to South Bend for the annual USBC state bowling tournament. April 2 was the team event; Sunday was the singles and doubles competition. 
The youth don't know where they place until they start the next bowling season. During the first official week of bowling at Cannonball Lanes, Dylan was handed a plaque that stated that he placed 7th in Division 5 out of 400 bowlers in that division. 
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Knights capture sectional title
The Southwood Knights show off the Sectional 43 trophy following a 43-40 win over LaVille.
By The Paper staff
It was one of those finishes that can be found in Hollywood movies.
The Southwood Knights were looking for their first sectional football title since 2002, against the LaVille Lancers, seeking its first sectional crown since 2003.
The two teams attacked and counterattacked throughout the 48 minute game.
In the end, with just 8 seconds left on the clock, the Knights took the lead as quarterback Carson Blair connected with Blake Martz on an 8-yard pass. After a Parker Mays extra-point, the Knights earned a 43-40 win over the Lancers to capture the Sectional 43 title.
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Emmanuel's VB team captures state title
Emmanuel Christian's volleyball team shows off its state championship trophy. Photo provided
By The Paper staff
Emmanuel Christian’s volleyball team captured the Indiana Association of Christian Schools Division II state volleyball championship.
Emmanuel fell Grace Baptist, Plymouth, 2-1, in its first match. It then played Valparaiso’s Emmanuel Baptist, defeating it 2-1.
Posted on 2016 Nov 08

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