Southwood loses in the Regional to eventual Champions
By Bill Barrows
The Southwood Knights weathered foul trouble and a Frankton team that was equally at quick as the Knights on Saturday. Down the stretch, there were a number of momentum swings that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats, if they were sitting at all. A see-saw battle ensued all afternoon, neither team leading by more than six points. In the end, clutch shots and good free throw shooting by Frankton won out as they beat the Knights 65-61.
Posted on 2017 Mar 14
Knights fall at Regional

Southwood's Carson Blair gets a shot off over a Frankton defender during Saturday's Lapel Regional. Photo by David Fenker

By Eric Christiansen

LAPEL -- The ball didn't bounce Southwood's way Saturday afternoon against Frankton at the Lapel Regional.

Despite the heartbreaking 65-61 loss, Southwood coach John Burrus saw the positives after the game.

"It's been a season of championships for us," Burrus said. "We had a great season winning the county and conference championships and won the sectional title. We are certainly not losers."












Posted on 2017 Mar 14
KoC host annual free throw contest

Winners of the 2016 Knights of Columbus Wabash Council Free Throw Championship were (from left to right) Coleson Kugler, Dominic Baker, Olivia Braun, Grant Ford, Jenna Garrett, Dave Ford, Brianna Freeman Justin Garrett, Robert Ford. Photo provided

By The Paper staff

The Knights of Columbus had its annual Wabash Council Free Throw Championship on Saturday Feb.4 at the Wabash County YMCA gym. 

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

Posted on 2017 Feb 28
Boys Basketball Sectional tips off on WebTV
By Bill Barrows
If you look up Hoosier Hysteria in an encyclopedia or online, Hoosier Hysteria is described as follows: Hoosier Hysteria is the state of excitement surrounding basketball in Indiana, or more specifically the Indiana high school basketball tournament. 
In part, the excitement stemmed from the inclusion of all tournament entrants into the same tournament, where a small town's David might knock off a large city's Goliath. The most famous example occurred in 1954, when Milan (enrollment 161) defeated Muncie Central (enrollment over 1,600) to win the State title. The plot of the now famous movie, Hoosiers, was based on the story of the 1954 Milan team and seems to typify the hysteria related to basketball in the state of Indiana.
Posted on 2017 Feb 28
Local disc golf club to host fundraising tourney Feb. 25
Josh Tart shows off the improvements to one of the disc golf course tees points in Wabash City Park. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
The Cannonball Disc Golf Club (CDGC) will host the Cannonball Winter Bash Disc Golf Tournament Saturday, Feb. 25, at Wabash City Park.
The tournament will help raise funds to improve the disc golf course at Wabash City Park, according to Josh Tart, CDGC president.
Posted on 2017 Feb 21
WHS’s Archer to run at St. Francis
Chelsea Archer prepares to sign a letter of  intent to run at the University of St. Francis. Looking on are her grandmother Janie Hayslett, WHS principal Kyle Wieland, WHS track coach Mike Denney, St. Francis coach Kyle Allison and WHS athletic director Matt Stone. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
Wabash High School senior Chelsea Archer will continue her running career at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne.
Archer signed a letter of intent to run cross-country and track for the Cougars during a brief ceremony at the WHS conference room.
Posted on 2017 Feb 21
Boys sectional pairings announced
By Bill Barrows
The IHSAA boys sectional basketball pairings were drawn on Sunday in Indianapolis. 
All four Wabash County teams are in Sectional 37 hosted by Oak Hill. It starts on Tuesday Feb. 28, with Lewis Cass (14-6) playing Manchester (6-14)  in a 7 p.m. start. Then on Wednesday March 1, at 6 p.m., Wabash(8-12) plays Oak Hill (17-3) followed by Northfield (8-12) against Southwood (16-4). 
Posted on 2017 Feb 21
SHS trio to continue football careers
By Joseph Slacian
Three Southwood High School football players signed letters of intent to continue their grid career next fall at two different universities.
Luke Perlich and Blake Martz will play next fall for Aurora University in Aurora, Ill., while Nathanael Fadil will continue his football career at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
“When we went up there, it just kind of felt like home,” Perlich said. “Everyone was welcome. You didn’t feel like you were just another player up there.”
Posted on 2017 Feb 14

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