Squires capture soccer title

CULVER -- It was a game that Squire soccer fans will not soon forget.

After 90 minutes of play with out a winner and 14 more minutes of overtime, the Manchester Squire boys soccer team outscored Culver Academy 4-2 in penalty kicks for a 5-4 win to claim the program's first sectional title.

The eighth-ranked Squires remained undefeated at 18-0 with the win and will compete for a regional title this Saturday at Oak Hill High School.

“This is awesome,” Manchester coach Dave McKee said. “I just stood there and watched all the players dog pile on Sam (Reichenbach) … and all the bleachers clear. I got real emotional.”

Reichenbach clinched the win with Manchester's fourth goal on penalty kicks.

Both teams felt each other out over the first 15 minutes of play before the scoreboard started lighting up.

Harley Kruschwitz gave Manchester and early lead with a goal at the 23:16 mark by cutting through defenders and scoring unassisted for a 1-0 lead.

Posted on 2019 Oct 15
WHS runner Vogel wins cross country sectional race

The Wabash Apache boys cross country team finished .05 seconds behind Oak Hill to finish second at the Marion Sectional Saturday, Oct. 12. With the top-five placement Wabash advanced as a team to regional.

Southwood placed eighth with Northfield finishing 10th.

Wabash's Derek Vogel was the overall individual winner with a time of 16:12.6.

Cole Blakley finished seventh in 16:39.9, followed by Caleb Callahan in 12th in 16:56.2, David Ford in 15th in 17:02.7, Jarrett Wilson in 20th in 17:17.4, Ethan Kocher 24th in 5:43.9, and Wyatt Davis in 37th in 18:21.0.

Southwood's Braden Sweet placed second overall in 16:12.6. He was followed by teammates Jacob Marlow in 36th in 18:20.5, Nathan Lehner in 50th in 19:39.0, Wesley Nelson in 53rd in 19:47.5, Landon Topliff in 60th in 20:33.1, Devin Drasny in 61st in 20:34.2, and Brayden Smith in 65th in 21:02.7.

Northfield's Andrew Burns finished in 11th place in 16:53.1, followed by Grant Dale in 47th in 19:25.2, Alex Reed in 54th in 19:55.3, Karson Pratt in 70th in 21:43.8, Ben Kissel in 72nd in 22:03.9, and Clay Herring in 74th place in 22:19.7.

Posted on 2019 Oct 15
Girls soccer team falls at sectional

The Squire girls soccer team had no trouble in its opening sectional contest with a 4-0 win over Blackford Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Eastbrook High School.

Emma Garriott led the Squires with three goals, giving her 18 on the season to set the program's single-season scoring record.

Garriott scored her first two goals in the first half, the first on an assist from Haylie Miller.

Garriott made it 3-0 on another pass from miller, followed by a goal from Gabbie Brewer on an 18-yard shot.

“Our defense played really well and shut down [Blackford's] offensive attacks,” coach Jen Birch said. “Lex Donathan, Torina Runkel, Kayla Metzger and haley Clifford kept them scoreless.”

Kindra Stetzel had five saves to shut out Blackford.

Posted on 2019 Oct 15
Colts’ odds to win Super Bowl adjusted after huge win in Kansas City

By Marcus DiNitto and Joe Rodgers

With their 19-13 win at Kansas City on Sunday night, Indianapolis made a move up the Super Bowl 54 futures board, its odds to lift the Lombardi Trophy next February in Miami adjusted from 100/1 to 60/1 in Las Vegas. The Colts were assigned those triple-digit odds after a flat performance in a home loss to the Raiders in Week 4, but then they beat the Chiefs as 10.5-point underdogs in the biggest upset so far of the NFL season.

Heading into the Colts’ bye week, not much separates them from the Texans in odds to finish atop the competitive AFC South. While Indianapolis and Houston both sit with 3-2 records through five weeks of action, the latter remains the favorite to win the division, at +145 odds (bet $100 to win $145), a tick above of the Colts (+175) on the betting board.

But now it’s the Texans’ turn to visit Arrowhead Stadium. In Week 6, Houston is a 5-point underdog to the Chiefs, who figure to come out with plenty of motivation as they look to avoid a second straight loss.

Looking ahead to Week 7, the Colts will be rested when they welcome the Texans for a key divisional showdown, but health remains a concern for Indy.  The latest piece of tough injury news: Second-year defensive end Kemoko Turay is out for the season with a broken ankle suffered in Kansas City.

Posted on 2019 Oct 10
Manchester, Wabash meet in Unified football

NORTH MANCHESTER -- The scoreboard said 66-52 but both Manchester and Wabash Unified flag football teams were winners Thursday, Oct. 2.

Both teams are in their first year in the newly IHSAA approved sport and both were ready to play Thursday.

The teams competed a week earlier against Tippecanoe Valley and Warsaw, but not against each other.

“We thought it made sense to play so we quickly put this game together and it worked out,” Wabash High School Principal Kyle Wieland said.

Posted on 2019 Oct 08
Apax boys win TRC title

Led by four runners in the top ten, the Wabash boys varsity cross country team won the Three Rivers Conference team championship with 38 points, Saturday, Oct. 5 at Manchester.

Manchester finished third with 74 points, Southwood was fifth with 124 point, while Northfield was one runner short to field a complete team.


For Wabash, Derek Vogel cross the finish line second overall with a time of 16:42.79. Joining Vogel in the top ten and earning all-conference honors were Jarrett Wilson in seventh place in 17:31.18, Blakley Cole in eighth place in 17:32.97, and Dave Ford in 10th place in 17:39.76.

Just behind them were Caleb Callahan in 11th place in 17:44.55, Wyatt Davis in 18th place in 18:30.72, and Caelan McDougle in 21st place in 18:50.51.

Also for Wabash were Ethan Kocher in 18:59.98, Eli Callahan in 19:07.70, Jacob Fuchs in 19:33.01, Lincoln Saldivar in 20:06.74, Ethan Berry in 20:09.73, Jaxon Barnett in 21:21.82, Zach Reed in 21:38.30, and Brodie Craft in 22:48.82.

Posted on 2019 Oct 08
NHS, SHS win county matchups

The Northfield volleyball team swept Manchester 25-19, 25-9, 25-21 Tuesday, Oct. 1.

For Northfield Morgan Meyer had 11 points and four digs, Kenzie Baer had 11 points and 12 digs, Elise Gottschalk had nine points and 21 digs, Addi Baker had six points, nine kills and 23 digs, and Abigail Hunter had four points, six kills, 19 assists and eight digs.

For Manchester, Mackenzie Day had seven points, and two assists, Andrea Kahn had four kills and five digs, Aubree Lambert had five kills, Lydia Greer had four digs, and Zoey Ream had six points and three digs.

Northfield won the JV match 25-12, 25-11.

Oliva Curry had five points and five digs, Courtney Dutton had 11 digs, and Avery Shrider had eigth digs and two points.

For Manchester, Allison Zartman had five kills and nine digs, Anna Zartman had three digs and 14 assists, Mackenzy Meyer had eight kills, Lauren Barrett had nine digs, and Blake Drasny had four kills and seven digs.

Posted on 2019 Oct 08
Early point spread for Colts-Chiefs primetime clash suggests overreaction to loss to Raiders

By Joe Rodgers and Marcus DiNitto, BetIndiana News

The banged-up Colts came out flat in Week 4 against the Raiders, but based on early point spreads for Sunday night’s game in Kansas City, the betting market may have overreacted to the home loss.

In advanced betting lines posted a week ago in Las Vegas, oddsmakers listed the Colts as 8.5-point underdogs at Arrowhead Stadium. But as Sunday’s Week 4 action was wrapping up, Kansas City -10 was posted on betting boards, and the number had been bet up to -11 by Monday.

It’s not like the Chiefs were overly impressive in a comeback non-cover win over the Lions, so if the Colts get back a combination of WR T.Y. Hilton, LB Darius Leonard and DL Tyquan Lewis, you can bet professional bettors will be looking to take the points with the road underdogs.

Posted on 2019 Oct 02

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