Northfield’s Thomson to play basketball at IUK
By Joseph Slacian
Northfield senior Payton Thomson will continue her basketball career next year at Indiana University Kokomo.
Her parents, Amy and Torey Thomson, and sister, Kelcie, joined Thomson along with past and current Lady Norse coaches Geoff Salmon and Melissa Allen, and IUK coach Whitney Farris when she signed the paperwork Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 10, in the NHS library. Current NHS teammates and future IUK teammates also were on hand for the signing ceremony.
She said one of the determining factors in signing with IUK was “I like the players and the coach.” 
Posted on 2015 Nov 17
Lady Apaches drop weekend games
By The Paper staff
Cold shooting from the field spelled trouble for the Wabash Lady Apaches basketball team on Friday and Saturday night.
On Friday, Wabash shot 23 percent from the field to fall to Mississinewa, 57-24.
Saturday night saw the Lady Apaches hit just 19 percent of their shots en route to a 51-31 loss to Marion.
Mississinewa built a 15-7 lead after one quarter and continued building the lead in the second quarter, jumping out to a 30-18 halftime lead.
Posted on 2015 Nov 17
Lady Squires start season 2-0
By Eric Christiansen
NORTH MANCHESTER -- For the first time since 2011, the Manchester Squire girls' basketball team started their season with a 2-0 record after using a big fourth quarter to pull away from Bluffton with a 46-30 win.
After leading just 18-17 at halftime, the Squires outscored Bluffton 9-4 in the third quarter, then used a 19-point fourth quarter to secure the win.
"In the third quarter, we'd make a scoring run, then they would. Eventually, we got a couple of stops in a row and scored in transition," Manchester coach Jake Everett said. "That was kind of the difference, our ability to get the transition game down."
Posted on 2015 Nov 17
Norse win first sectional title
By The Paper staff
It was one of those games where neither team left anything on the field. In the end, it was the kicking ability of senior Noah Shear that iced the game for Norse, 24-21, over LaVille, giving Northfield its first ever sectional title.
Northfield travels to Adams Central on Friday for regional football action. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
Posted on 2015 Nov 10
Manchester, Wabash girls win openers
By The Paper staff
The girls’ basketball teams at Manchester and Wabash kicked off the 2015-16 season with wins on Saturday.
Manchester downed Adams Central 69-38, while Wabash defeated Blackford, 55-40.
Posted on 2015 Nov 10
Rochester wins sectional volleyball crown
Southwood players Bailey Hobbs (15), Bailey Lundmark (12) and Delayne Gentry accept the ball presented to the sectional’s second place team. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By The Paper staff
The Rochester Zebras defeated the Southwood Lady Knights, 3-0, on Monday, Oct. 26, during the finals of the IHSAA volleyball sectional at Southwood.
The game was postponed from Saturday evening following an accident which ultimately took the life of Southwood player Emilie Harnish.
Rochester jumped out to early leads in all three games. But the Southwood girls, through hard work and determination, battled back but in the end came up short.
Posted on 2015 Nov 02
NM golfer earns year-end honors
By The Paper staff
A North Manchester youth earned year-end honors from the Indiana Junior Golf Program.
Owen Kruschwitz was named the Boys Prep Tour Player of the Year (Ages 8-12).
Kruschwitz had six Prep Tour victories in six tournaments this season.  He was also the winner at the Age Group Championship and the Boys 10-11 Points Champion.
Posted on 2015 Nov 02
Squire girls' cross country team advances to semi-state; Rohr moves on for boys' team
The Manchester cross country teams received an escorted welcome back home after the girls' team and Thomas Rohr advanced to the New Prairie Semi-State.  Photo provided
By Eric Christiansen
The Manchester High School girls' cross country team continues their strong season with a second place finish at the Culver Academies Regional to advance as a team to the New Prairie Semi-State this Saturday.
Rae Bedke once again led the Squires by finishing fourth overall with a time of 19:36.4.
Manchester had three runners in the top 20 with Clara Burdette finishing in 16th place with a time of 20:35.2, while Tahnee Fuentes cross the line in 18th place with a time of 20:44.3.
Posted on 2015 Oct 20

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