Sports
Norse win two at Fremont
By Gary Andrews
 
The Northfield baseball team took the long drive to Fremont Saturday, taking two games 13-9 and 15-0.
 
In game one the Norse were tied at one when Fremont went off for seven runs in the bottom of the inning to grab an 8-1 lead before the Norse responded with seven in the top of the fourth. Nate Hembree and Joseph Mitchell drew back to back walks to start the inning when Jakob Hayes hit a three run dinger to make it 8-4. Jared Short would then single and steal second before an Adam Roser put runners on the corners. Roser would then steal second with Short breaking for home to make it 8-5. Dylan Brown then singled to put runners on the corners again before a Drake Richter walk loaded the bases. Shane Vigar would then single home two more for an 8-7 score when Bryce Kendall grounded out, scoring Richter to make it 8-8.
Posted on 2015 May 12
Lady Squires drop two at Garrett Invitational
By Gary Andrews
 
The Manchester softball team played in the Garrett Invitational on Saturday, falling to Garrett 9-4 and Dwenger 14-7.
 
In game one against Garrett the Lady Squires scored two runs in the first and two in the fourth. In the first Sydney Day led off being hit by a pitch and was followed by a Brooklyn Howard double before Day scored on a passed ball to trail 3-1. Celina Carter then hit a fly ball with Howard tagging to make it 3-2.
Posted on 2015 May 12
Knights win two at Maconaquah Invitational
By Gary Andrews
 
The Southwood baseball team won two games at the Maconaquah Invitational on Saturday. In game one Southwood defeated Carroll 13-2 before beating Maconaquah 7-6.
 
The Knights jumped on Carroll in the first inning, plating 6 runs and led 6-2 heading to the bottom of the sixth when they scored seven more for the 13-2 win.
 
Southwood collected nine hits in the game with Zach Ball hitting a double and Clay Hinrichsen a home run.
Posted on 2015 May 12
Apaches fall to No.2 Lapel
By Gary Andrews
 
Wabash pitcher Jordan Burnsworth threw a gem Friday against 2A, No.2 Lapel, holding the Bulldogs to just four hits, but the Apaches ran into one of the states best pitchers in Brady Cherry. 
 
Cherry, headed to Ohio State next year to play baseball held the Apaches to just two hits as Lapel defeated Wabash 1-0.
 
Luke Proctor singled in the fourth for the Apaches with Kyle Kelsheimer adding a single in the third.
 
The lone run of the game came in the 5th when Lapel put together two walks and a single to score the only run of the game.
 
Posted on 2015 May 12
Lady Norse upset No.1 North Miami
Northfield coach Mike Holley waves Kianna Kendall home with the winning run over 1A, #1 North Miami. Photo by Gary Andrews
 
By Gary Andrews
 
The Northfield softball team collected most likely their largest win in school history Wednesday, defeating 1A, No.1 North Miami 2-1 in nine innings. Not only did the Norse pull off the upset, but the way the game unfolded made it a classic.
 
The game was the pitchers dual that was going on between Paige Holley and Josie Wood, plus the defense on the field. Just one hit was collected the first eight innings between the two teams which was a fourth inning single from Northfield freshman Kianna Kendall.
Posted on 2015 May 12
Heath to run at Taylor
Haley Heath signed a letter of intent to run cross country at Taylor University. She is joined by her parents, Lori Heath and Steve Heath. Also joining here were (back row, from left) Southwood Cross Country head coach Troy Andrews, Taylor coach Quinn White, and Southwood cross country and track coach Heather Hyden. Photo by Gary Andrews
 
By Gary Andrews
 
Southwood senior Haley Heath signed her letter of intent Thursday to further her running career at Taylor University next year. Heath will run cross country and track for the Trojans.
 
While at Southwood Heath has earned 12 varsity letters including 4 in cross country and 4 in track. In her career Heath is a 4 time first team TRC all conference runner in cross country along with being conference champion in the 3200 and the 3200 relay in track.
 
Heath said she chose Taylor because, ”That is where my mother went to college and they have a great education program. I love the coach and there is great team atmosphere.”
Posted on 2015 Apr 28
Manchesterís McKee to play at Huntington U
Morgan McKee (front row, center) signs a letter of intent to play soccer at Huntington University. She is joined by her parents. Dave McKee and Linda McKee. Also joining her were her sister (back row, from left) Erin McKee0, Manchester soccer coach Jacqui Erny, Huntinton University assistant soccer coach Katie Martin and Manchester athletic director  Jeremy Markham. Photo by Gary Andrews
 
By Gary Andrews
 
NORTH MANCHESTER  -- Manchester senior Morgan McKee signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Huntington University next year.
 
McKee said she chose Huntington because ”it is close to home and a beautiful campus. It’s a smaller college which is good for me and I loved all the girls on my recruiting visit”.
Posted on 2015 Apr 28
Cromer to play basketball at Hanover
Claire Cromer signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Hanover College. She was joined at the signing by her parents, Katie Cromer and Roger Cromer. Also joining at the ceremony were Wabash athletic director Greg Martz, Wabash basketball coach Matt Stone, coach Matt Daughtry and Wabash principal Josh Blossom. Photo by Gary Andrews 
 
By Gary Andrews
 
Wabash senior Claire Cromer signed a letter of intent Thursday to play basketball at Hanover College next year.
 
Cromer, selected to numerous all state teams this year led the Lady Apaches to their first ever regional championship this past season.
Posted on 2015 Apr 28

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