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Itís a new season!!!!

By Bill Barrows

Anybody who knows me knows that I am a baseball nut. Several years ago when Baskins-Robbins had as one of their 33 flavors, “Baseball Nut;” my daughter  thought it was named for me. The ice cream concoction was vanilla ice cream laced with raspberry swirl with cashews. I liked it, but not as much as the game itself……and I’m still waiting on my royalties from Baskin-Robbins.

As the dawn of a new baseball season unfolds, I am ready. The final game of the World Series in the fall is bittersweet for me. It celebrates the culmination of a great postseason. But it also means there is no more baseball until spring. I count down the days until spring training starting about Nov. 1. I follow the hot stove league, which is the activity of all of the teams in making trades and signing free agents all winter long. But I live for the beginning of April.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Schilling headed To DePauw

Manchester High School senior Lucas Schilling signed a letter of intent to play football at DePauw University. He is joined by his parents, Heather Schilling and Brian Schilling, as well as Athletetic Director Jeremy Markham, Squire football coach Greg Miller and MHS Principal Nancy Alspaugh. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester senior Lucas Schilling signed his letter of intent to play football at DePauw University next year. Schilling was the quarterback for the Squires this past season.

Schilling said he chose DePauw ”because of their academics and it’s great football program.”

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Scott headed to Midland for baseball

Braden Scott signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Midland University. He is joined by his parents (front row, from left) Stephanie Scott, Brian Scott, Manchester Athletic Director Jeremy Markham (back, from left), Squire baseball coach Jack Rupley and MHS principal Nancy Alspaugh. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester senior Branden Scott signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Midland University in Fremont, Neb., next year.

Scott is the Squires second baseman and will play the same position in college.

Scott said he chose Midland because “they showed a lot of interest in me and it was a good fit. I can work my way in to the second base position.”

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Miller to play football at Franklin

Thad Miller (center) signed to play football at Franklin College. He is joined by his parents, Darla Miller (front row, from left) and Grant Miller, along with Manchester Athletic Director Jeremy Markham (back row), Manchester football coach Greg Miller and principal Nancy Alspaugh. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester senior Thad Miller signed his letter of intent Tuesday to play football at Franklin College next year.
Miller was the heart of the linebacker core for the Squires this past season.

Miller said he chose Franklin “because it’s a small school with small classes which I will do better in being from a small town. They have a good football program, winning the conference the past seven or eight years.”

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Knights fall in opener to Northwestern

Southwood catcher Jacob Lloyd tags out a Northwestern runner trying to score. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood baseball team opened its season Tuesday, March 31, hosting Northwestern, falling to the Tigers 5-2.

The game was scoreless after two innings with the lone hit being a double from Brandin Frazier before things changed in the third.

Knight pitcher Brennan Kelly walked the first batter before promptly picking him off. After striking out the second batter the Knights would give up a runner on an error before a walk and a two out, two-run double gave Northwestern a 2-0 lead. After the third walk of the inning the Tigers would use the long ball to grab a 5-0 lead heading to the bottom of the inning.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Norse runners top Wabash, Peru

By Gary Andrews

The Northfield boys’ track team defeated both Wabash and Peru on Tuesday, March 31.  All three relays came away with a victory.  Heath Miller and Austin Andrews led the way with three first place finishes. 

Also claiming first on the night were Devin Tracy, Mason Zolman, Austin Frye, Josh Bickel, Tanner Wilcox, Jackson Beer.

Boys: Northfield 75, Wabash 54.5  Peru 36.5

Girls:  Northfield 63, Peru 52 , Wabash 38

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Knight track sweeps North Miami

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood boys and girls’ track teams both picked up wins over North Miami on Tuesday, March 31. The boys defeated the Warriors 65-43 while the girls won 61-54.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Lady Norse top Knights in softball opener

By Gary Andrews

The Northfield and Southwood softball teams opened the 2015 season playing each other at Northfield on Monday, March 30. The Lady Norse collected 11 hits and combined with five Southwood errors defeated the Knights 14-4 in six innings.

The Lady Knights would take the early 1-0 lead when Brooke Elliott led off with a walk and stole second before scoring on a sacrifice and wild pitch to give Southwood a 1-0 lead. The Norse would answer with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Kianna Kendall led off with a single then moved to second on a Paige Holley single. A pass ball advanced both runners before Lauren Early singled home Kendall to tie the score at one, then took a 2-1 lead when Holley scored on the throw.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07

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