Sports
Lady Squires grab sectional crown

The Manchester Lady Squires tennis team shows off the sectional trophy it won. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

It took longer than expected, but finally, the Manchester girls tennis team defended its sectional title with a 4-1 win over host Peru Monday night.

“This is an amazing accomplishment to win back-to-back sectionals,” Manchester coach Joel Eichenauer said. “These young ladies worked hard in the off season and each day at practice.”

 
Posted on 2017 May 30
MHS' Bedke advances to state finals

Rae Bedke

By Eric Christiansen

Manchester senior Rae Bedke is returning to the IHSAA Track and Field State Meet for the third time, this season in two events.

At the South Bend St. Joe Regional, Bedke won the 3200m run, breaking her own school record with a time of 11:04.06.

She also advanced to State with a second place finish in the 1600m run with a time of 5:01.38, just .06 seconds shy of winning the event.

 

 

Posted on 2017 May 30
Boys track season ends for county teams
Trey Clark (left) hands off a baton to Jacob Burton (right) during the 4x100 meter race of track regionals at Kokomo High School on Thursday, May 25. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
Manchester competed in four events at the Kokomo boys track regional, while Northfield was in two events, and Wabash was in one at Marion.
 
At Kokomo, Manchester’s Isaiah Davis was the only Squire to score points with a seventh place finish in the high jump. After tying the school record at sectional with a 6-foot 5-inch jump, Davis leaped to a 6-0 at regional. 
 
Posted on 2017 May 30
Reality of life in baseball terms
By Bill Barrows
 
The high school baseball season has reached the postseason. By the time you read this, most or all of IHSAA sectionals will be over and teams either headed for the regional or headed into the off season. The college season is in the middle of conference tourneys, with the College World Series coming up in June. 
 
Senior nights for both baseball and softball have been celebrated and those memories are still fresh in the minds of the players as well as their parents. I ran into a former player who now himself coaches,   one night last week on a local diamond. He had just been through the parent part of Senior Night with his daughter and her softball team. Guessing, his team’s baseball Senior Night had already happened or was coming up shortly. Anyway, I ran into one of his old teammates later on over the weekend and we began reminiscing about games and days gone by. 
 
Posted on 2017 May 30
Meggison to wrestle at Wabash College
Collin Meggison has signed to wrestle at Wabash College during a recent ceremony. Joining him at the event were (front, from left) his mother Annette Meggison and brother Brandon Whitcraft; (back row, from left), MHS wrestling coach Jerimiah Maggart, grandmother Janice Gerardot, and MHS athletic director Jeremy Markham. Photo by Eric Christiansen 
 
By Eric Christiansen
 
Manchester High School wrestler Collin Meggison gets to continue a passion of his as he furthers his education along the way.
 
Meggison will be attending Wabash College in Crawfordsville where he will wrestle and plans to study computer science.
 
Posted on 2017 May 23
From Your High School Athlete
By Bill Barrows
 
This week’s article is not necessarily one that I can take credit for writing.  A friend of mine passed this along to me. This person, as well as the athlete who penned this, will remain nameless, was struck by the emotion and seriousness of the letter. 
 
It hit home after thinking about the examples set by those of us who are (or were) parents of athletes as they play a game that is supposed to help them learn and have fun in doing so. This should be an eye opener for all of us.
 
Posted on 2017 May 23
Sewell signs to continue track & field at MU

Manchester High School senior Bailey Sewell will continue her academic and track and field career at Manchester University next fall. Pictured are (front row, from left) Bobby Haecker (step-father), June Haecker (mother), Bailey Sewell, Eric Sewell (father), Emily Haecker (sister), (back row, from left) MHS track coach Julie Cassel, athletic director Jeremy Markham and MHS throw coach Tommy Riggs. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester University was never the plan for Bailey Sewell, nor was competing athletically at the college level.

But the Manchester High School senior will continue her education and athletic career a few blocks east at Manchester University.

Posted on 2017 May 16
TRC's top athletes receive various honors

Athletes from around the Three Rivers Conference show off their awards. Photo provided

By The Paper staff

Three Rivers Conference athletes were honored Wednesday, May 10, during the sixth annual TRC Banquet, which took place at the Honeywell Center.

Three different awards were given to senior athletes from the 10 different TRC schools.

Scholar Athlete awards were presented to those who are ranked in the top 5 percent of their class, and who have SAT scores of more than 1240 or ACT scores of more than 27.

Posted on 2017 May 16

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