Sharp Creek student competes in national competition
Damian Cowan and his coach, Mike Carson, show off the national championship trophy at Sharp Creek Elementary School. Photo provided 
By Gary Anderson
Sharp Creek 4th grader Damian Cowan had a summer to remember for a lifetime in 2015. 
Damian shoots on a youth Shotgun team called the Kosko Dust Devils and started shooting competitive skeet this spring. In his first year Damian recorded an impressive list of individual and team placements, including winning the national championship with teammates  Owen Knight and Nathan Creed at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex July 13 – July 16 in Sparta, Ill.
Posted on 2015 Sep 15
Peru stops Manchester, 34-21
By Gary Andrews
NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Manchester football thought it was making a trip to Peru Friday, but a water main break at Peru caused the Tigers to travel to Manchester to take on the Squires. Manchester held a 7-0 lead after one, then endured a 42-point second quarter between the two teams and trailed 28-21 at the half before falling 34-21.
The Squires got on the board first when Bailey Ness scored from 1 yard out to give Manchester a 7-0 lead after one.
Posted on 2015 Sep 15
Second quarter lifts Knights to win
By Gary Andrews
Just 19 seconds into the game Southwood’s Carson Blair raced 65 yards for a touchdown and the Knights never looked back, defeating North Miami 34-0 on Friday.
The Knights took the opening kick off and on the first snap Blair put the Knights up 6-0.
Posted on 2015 Sep 15
Norse blank Valley, 59-7
The Norse defense gang tackles a Tippecanoe Valley runner. Photo by Sam Knight
By Gary Andrews
Ever heard the old saying ”what goes around comes around”. For years the Tippecanoe Valley football team issued some beat downs on their home field against Wabash County teams. 
Last Friday night the Northfield Norseman repaid the debt.
Northfield score first and often Friday as they built their lead to 52-0 in a 59-7 old fashion romp over the Vikings.
Posted on 2015 Sep 15
Lady Knights capture TRC golf title
Showing off their trophy is the Southwood golf team consisting of (from left) Coach Rod Cole, Dayna Dale, Danielle Sparling, Danielle Pegg, Katie Springer, Chloe Kendall. Photo by Gary Andrews 
By Gary Andrews
The Southwood Lady Knight golf team put three players in the top five to secure winning the TRC tournament at Norwood Golf Course Saturday.
Dayna Dale finished runner up behind Rochester’s Kinley Lingenfelter. Danielle Pegg finished fourth with Danielle Sparling fifth. The top ten finishers were named all conference. Also from the county making all conference were Kelsey Eichenauer of Manchester (sixth), Chelsea George of Northfield (ninth) and Lydia Little of Manchester (10th). 
Posted on 2015 Sep 15
Lady Norse outlast Wabash
By Gary Andrews
The Northfield and Wabash volleyball teams went the distance Thursday with the Norse defending home turf 14-25, 25-21, 8-25, 25-21, 15-13.
Wabash would dominate game one after trailing early. Down 7-6 the Apaches would get a tip from Jaycee Parrett during a 5-0 run to grab a 12-6 lead, then got kills from Kristin Cromer and Sam Irgang to increase the lead to 16-8. The Norse would take advantage of a few Wabash mishaps to close the gap to 20-14 when the Apaches scored 5 straight to end the game. During the last run Brooke Irgang had a kill and Cromer an ace, 25-14.
Posted on 2015 Sep 15
Rochester stops Southwood’s 12-year win streak
By The Paper staff
The Rochester volleyball team defeated Southwood, 3-2, on Thursday night in a Three Rivers Conference matchup.
Rochester won the first two sets before the Lady Knights battled back for 29-27 and 25-18 in the third and fourth sets, respectively, to set up the fifth and deciding set.
Posted on 2015 Sep 15
Apaches grab sole possession of the south
Three Wabash defenders converge on a Maconaquah runner. Photo by Gary Andrews
By Gary Andrews
BUNKER HILL -- The Wabash football team had a big date at Maconaquah on Friday as the Apaches took a perfect 3-0 record into the game. The Braves also boasted a 3-0 record with both teams being in the south division of the TRC. 
It would be a match up of the Braves offensive line size against the Apache defensive speed, with speed overcoming size as Wabash moved to 4-0 for the first time since 1966 in a 24-7 and take sole possession of the south division.
Posted on 2015 Sep 15

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