Lady Squires fall in soccer regional
Brooklyn Howard battles for control of the ball against Bellmont in the girls' soccer regional contest last Saturday at Manchester. Photo by David Fenker
By The Paper staff
After making history with the school's first soccer sectional, the Manchester girls' soccer fell short against fifth-ranked Bellmont in the regional round 3-0.
Bellmont's only goal in the first half came on a penalty kick with 7:05 left to take a 1-0 lead. 
The Braves made it 2-0 with 17:21 left in the contest on a direct kick just outside 18 yards, then made it 3-0 with a goal with 7:19 left.
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
Squire girls advance to cross country semi-state

By Eric Christiansen

For the second year in a row, the Manchester Squire girls' cross country team will compete at the New Prairie Semi-State, while Drew Jones from the boys' team will join them.

The girls' team finished second to advance as a group, while Jones was the eighth boy competing individually to cross the finish line to move on.

Warsaw won the girls' team title with 30 points, with Manchester second with 101. Maconaquah was third (112), followed by Western (117), Lewis Cass (136), Rochester (142), Northwestern (163), Culver Academies (163), Logansport (196), and Plymouth (258).

Posted on 2016 Oct 18
MHS girls' cross country team second at sectional; boys sixth
The Manchester boys and girls cross country teams.
By Eric Christiansen
The Manchester cross country teams continue their strong seasons with the girls' team finishing second at the Culver Academies Sectional, advancing to regional as a team, while the boys' team turning in a sixth place finish, but have six runners advancing to regional as individuals.
"I'm very pleased with how our girls' team ran," Manchester coach Jody Sarber said. "For the boys, we would have much rather advanced as a team, but we took six of the top individual spots, which is excellent. We were happy to get so many boys through to regional."
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
Squire girls' soccer team makes history
The Manchester High School girls' soccer team won the program's first sectional championship in a shoot-out over Eastbrook. Photo by Matt Howard
By Eric Christiansen
It went the distance, but in the end, the Manchester Squire girls' soccer team celebrated the program's first sectional title in an overtime shoot-out against Eastbrook.
After 80 minutes of regulation and two seven-minute overtime periods, the Squires and Panthers remained scoreless, forcing a sudden-death shoot-out on penalty kicks.
Manchester won the coin flip and chose to shoot first.
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
Apaches top Squires for sectional title
The Wabash boys tennis team celebrates its tennis sectional title along with its coaches. Photo provided
By Eric Christiansen
PERU - A dominating performance in four of the five individual matches gave the Wabash Apaches boys' tennis team the sectional championship last week, topping the Manchester Squires 5-0.
Wabash gave up just four games in the singles matches and the number one doubles match to advance to the Culver Academies Regional on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"It feels great to be sectional champions," Wabash coach Junior Carrillo said. "Wabash has had some tradition, and I felt like we have a standard to hold our team to. Dan Ford is a good coach, and Rick Mitchell did a lot of good things for Wabash, and I wanted to make sure we didn't let that down."
Posted on 2016 Oct 04
Norse post lone grid win
By The Paper staff
The Northfield Norsemen posted the lone Wabash County win on Friday night in high school football action.
Northfield defeated Maconaquah 53-7, while Peru edged Southwood, 29-28, North Miami defeated Wabash, 41-7, and Whitko downed Manchester, 31-20.
Posted on 2016 Oct 04
Wabash O’Neill named Junior Coach of the Year
Jake O’Neill (right), Wabash High School’s head wrestling coach and Indiana State Wrestling Association coach, was honored Sunday, Sept. 11, as ISWA Cadet Coach of the Year. After receiving the title, he posed for a photo with (from left) ISWA Kids Coach of the Year Matt Krulik and ISWA State Coach Danny Struck. Photo provided
By Emma Rausch
The Indiana State Wrestling Association (ISWA) named Jake O’Neill Junior Coach of the Year on Sunday, Sept. 11.
O’Neill, ISWA coach and Wabash High School’s head wrestling coach, received the award for his devotion to training ISWA wrestlers, according to J.D. Minch, the association’s vice chairman.
“You’ve got a great coach there at Wabash,” Minch told The Paper of Wabash County. “Jake had a very, very good year this year, stood out among the other coaches and that’s why he was selected.”
Posted on 2016 Sep 27
Southwood’s Dale advances to state golf finals
Dayna Dale advanced to IHSAA girls golf regionals on Saturday. The Paper photo archive
By Eric Christiansen
KENDALLVILLE – Southwood’s Dayna Dale was the lone Wabash County golfer to advance Saturday from the IHSAA girls golf regional hosted by East Noble.
Manchester capped off a historic season with a 14th place finish, while Southwood followed up its third place sectional with a 17th place finish, shooting a 397.
After the Squires won its first sectional title since 1973 at the Huntington North Sectional five days earlier, Manchester shot a team score of 387 at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville.
Homestead (308), Penn (315), and Bishop Dwenger (325) capped off the top three places. 
Posted on 2016 Sep 27

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