WebTV to kick off prep football season Friday night
By Bill Barrows
We’re back!!! Wabash WebTV will kick off its third season this Friday night as we bring you live high school football action from Manchester High School as the Squires open the season at home against the Mississinewa Indians. Actual kick-off is 7p.m. We will be on the air around 6:45 p.m. for our pregame show. Other county match-ups for this week will be Northfield at Bluffton, Southwood at Southern Wells and Wabash will trek to the “region” to take on Boone Grove.
Squire golf team cruises to county title
By Eric Christiansen
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Sporting four of the top five individual scores of the Wabash County girls' golf tournament, the Manchester Squires won the team title with a score of 381.
All five Squires shot under 100, with only two other golfers in the field reaching that feat.
"The girls battled and brought in some great, consistent scores today," Manchester coach Josh Troyer said. "I'm so proud to be the coach of these county champions and a great group of girls."
Disc golf fundraiser raises $1,400-plus for charity
By The Paper staff
The first-ever, Owens Corning Thermafiber Industrial Disc Golf Charity Fundraiser raised more than $1476 for charity, according to Heath Clark, Operations Leader at OC Thermafiber.
Twelve two-member teams, participated in a day long tournament event. A total of six local businesses sponsored the event with all proceeds going to the Kickin’ It For Karsyn – Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.
Manchester 4th, Wabash 6th at MHS Invite
Manchester’s Karly Eichenauer
takes a chip shot Thursday during the Manchester Invitational. Photo by Eric Christiansen
By Eric Christiansen
NORTH MANCHESTER -- A tie-breaker scenario prevented host Manchester from finishing third at the Manchester Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 4.
Manchester and Bremen tied with a team score of 389, but Bremen's 5th golfer shot a 102, topping Manchester's who had a 109.
Wabash finished in sixth place with a 484.
Northridge won the team title with a 384, edging Lapel who shot a 387.
Girls’ golf opens high school sports season
watches as her golf ball flies toward the green. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By The Paper staff
High school sports action kicked off last week in Wabash County with a variety of girls’ golf action throughout the week.
Manchester's Girls' Golf Team, competing in it third invitational in three days, finished fourth at the Huntington North Invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
The Lady Squires shot a 376, taking 20 strokes off its previous mark for 18 holes, coach Joshua Troyer said.
Samantha Kissel shot an 88 to lead Manchester. Other scores were Madison Ulrey 95, Lydia Little 96, Kelsey Eichenauer 97, and Karly Eichenauer 100.
Wabash's girls shot a 460 at the Huntington invitational.
Dorais continues annual Little League donation
Local car dealership donates to Little League: Dorais Chevrolet Buick GMC donated $1,500 to Wabash Little League on Friday, Aug. 5. The check came from a two-part fundraising campaign, according to Dave Dorais (far left), Dorais owner. $500 was donated in the beginning of the league’s season while $1,000 was generated through the dealership’s Test-Drive program in May. Dorais donated $25 per test-drive with a total of 40 test-drives. The donation will help Wabash Little League purchase equipment and other needs of the athletes. Those joining Dorais at the check presentation were (back row, from left) League President Bryan Dillon, Vice President Dennis Gouvan, Sam Hipskind, Bill Osborn, (front row, from left) Matt Hipskind, Andrew Dillon and Logan Osborn. Photo by Emma Rausch
Southwood athlete signs letter of intent to play baseball at IWU
(center) signs his letter of intent to attend Indiana Wesleyan University to play baseball this fall. Hinrichsen was joined by his parents Troy and Sheila Hinrichsen.
By Sarah Peters
Clay Hinrichsen, 2016 Southwood High School graduate, signed to play baseball with Indiana Wesleyan University and to study nursing.
“[I decided to go to IWU] because I really like the coaching and staff and it’s a good nursing school,” said Hinrichsen.
Challenger League enters second season
waits for a ball to come her way at third base for the Cubs. Photos by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
When it comes to baseball in Chicago, there are White Sox fans and there are Cubs fans. Never shall the two agree on which team to support.
When it comes to the Wabash Little League’s Challenger Division, White Sox and Cubs fans unite to support one group – the players.
The Challenger Division was created by Little League Baseball in 1989 as a way to allow those with physical and mental challenges to play baseball. This is the second year that Wabash Little League has offered such a division.
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