Manchesterís Karg falls at tennis regional
Max Karg finished his tennis career at Manchester High School with a regional appearance and an 18-2 record. Photo provided
By Eric Christiansen
Max Karg finished a stellar senior season Saturday afternoon after a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Austin Mohamedali of East Noble at the LaPorte Regional.
Mohamedali jumped out to early leads in both sets, but Karg fought back each set, only to come up short.
In the first set, Mohamedali raced out to a 4-0 lead, but Karg won three of the next four games to cut it to 5-3, but the hard-serving Mohamedali served out the set 6-4.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Norse down North Miami in TRC playoff game
Northfield’s Xian Rodriguez celebrates after recovering a North Miami fumble Friday night. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
Jensen Frieden had two first quarter touchdowns and Jarred Short added another as the Northfield Norsemen easily defeated winless North Miami, 27-7, on Friday, Oct. 16, in the Three Rivers Conference playoff game.
Short opened the scoring for Northfield on its first possession, running 39 yards for the touchdown with 10:43 left in the quarter. 
Just more than three minutes later, Frieden scored from 32 yards out. At the 2:32 mark, Frieden found the end zone again, this time from two yards out.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Apaches down Valley for second straight week
By The Paper staff
AKRON – The Wabash Apaches scored 13 unanswered points Friday night to defeat host Tippecanoe Valley, 13-6, in Three Rivers Conference playoff action.
Trailing 6-0 after the first quarter, Wabash scored seven points in the second quarter and six more in the fourth to ice the victory.
Wabash’s win over Valley is its second in as many weeks. They also are the first two wins against the Vikings in the school’s history.
Wabash ends the regular season with a 7-2 record, 4-2 in the TRC.
The Apaches return to action on Friday night, traveling to Lewis Cass for the opening game of the IHSAA Sectional 34. Lewis Cass is 6-3 on the season.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Local volleyball teams gear up for sectional play
By The Paper staff
Volleyball teams from around Wabash County were getting in their final regular season games last week in preparation for this week’s volleyball sectionals.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Knights rout Zebras in TRC playoff game
By Joseph Slacian
ROCHESTER – Southwood scored 26 unanswered first quarter points Friday night en route to a 39-7 win over Rochester in Three Rivers Conference playoff action.
Carson Blair three for four touchdowns, including three to Peyton Trexler, to lead the Knights to their sixth win of the year. 
Blair finished the night 21 of 33 for 378 yards. Trexler was his favorite target on the night, connecting with him nine times for 199 yards.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Maconaquah comes from behind to top Squires
By Eric Christiansen
NORTH MANCHESTER -- It looked like the Manchester Squires were going to close out the regular season with a senior night win, but in the end, Maconaquah came back from a 27-7 third quarter deficit to pull out a 28-27 win.
Maconaquah's Luke Hann found James Wilkison for a 35-yard touchdown strike with 1:45 left in the fourth quarter to give the Braves the lead and eventual win. The Squires jumped out to a 7-0 lead on their first possession that saw quarterback Bailey Ness score on a 47-yard run with 7:56 left in the first quarter.
Maconaquah quickly tied things up with a 12-play drive and Jarred Spohn scoring on a seven-yard run with 3:43 left in the first.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Manchester basketball season tickets on sale
By The Paper staff
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester High School officials have announced that information regarding the renewal of stadium seats that were held during the 2014-15 boys and girls’ basketball seasons has been mailed.
Stadium seat ticketholders may renew their seats through Nov. 6 for girls’ basketball and Nov. 18 for boys’ basketball.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20
Apaches take second at Maconaquah Invitational
Jaycee Parrett jumps to strike the ball over the net at the Wabash Apaches home game against the Peru Tigers on Thursday, Oct. 8. Wabash finished 3-0, scoring 25-14, 25-14 and 25-19 for the night. Photo by Emma Rausch
By The Paper staff
BUNKER HILL – The Wabash volleyball team 2-1 on Saturday captured second place in the Maconaquah Invitational.
The Lady Apaches defeated Peru, 25-13, 25-16, and Faith Christian, 19-25, 25-12, 15-11, before losing to eventual champion Maconaquah, 11-25, 16-25.
Sam Irgang paced Wabash with 25 points. 
Also scoring for Wabash were Kristin Cromer with 17 points, Kaitlyn Dowdal with 12 points, Brooke Irgang with nine points and Alexis Hartley with eight points.
Brooke Irgang had 19 kills to lead Wabash. Cromer had 10 kills, Sam Irgang had eight kills and Sydni Mullett had six kills.
Cromer had 31 digs, while Brooke Irgang had 26 and Jaycee Parrett had 23, Hartley had 19 and Dowdal had 11.
Parrett had 18 assists and Mullett had eight assists.
The Lady Apaches went 1-1 in other action last week. Wabash defeated Peru on Pink Night/Senior Night on Thursday, but fell to host Lewis Cass on Monday.
Posted on 2015 Oct 13

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