by Gary Andrews
The Wabash football team opened their 2014 season Friday, hosting Peru in the blistering heat. As is the case on some opening nights, things didn’t go as planned for either team, but anyone who didn’t attend the game missed an old fashion, hard hitting, play it to the end thriller.
The Tigers would pull out a 12-9 win over the Apaches, but the intensity to the last play gave the Wabash fans something to look forward to in watching the much-improved Apaches.
Both defenses were probably ahead of the offense in game one, and they dominated in the first quarter. Peru was driving on their first possession when Julian Hobson recovered a fumble to stop the Tigers. Wabash would give the Tigers the ball right back when Bryce Boggs picked off Chase Dirig. The Tigers were moving the ball a second time when Reece McDonald sacked the Peru quarterback, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Wabash. The first quarter would end scoreless.
Both teams were plagued with penalties and turnovers to start the second quarter when the Tigers finally broke the ice. Brady Miller would take the ball in from four yards out with 5:12 on the clock to give Peru a 6-0 lead. It didn’t take long for the Apaches to answer when, on the first play from scrimmage after the Peru touchdown, Chase Dirig hit his brother Grant for a 64-yard scoring strike. With the extra point, the Apaches led 7-6, which was the score at the half.
The Moose Lodge, located at 169 E Market Street, will be hosting a tenderloin dinner on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 12-8 p.m.
All proceeds go to help the Wabash High School Football Boosters.
The Northfield Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be Sunday, Sept. 21 the Honeywell Golf Course. Proceeds from the tournament go towards athletic programs at Northfield.
There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. It will be a four-person scramble and individuals can sign up as an individual or as a team.
Prizes will be for first, second and third place. There will also be prizes for the longest drive and closest pin, and many raffle prizes. Cost is $60 and includes lunch and a cart.
Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a lunch from 12-1 p.m.; and tee-off at 1 p.m. Awards to follow.
To sign up, contact Honeywell Golf Course at 260-563-8663 or Brian Poole at 260-571-0972. Deadline is Friday, Sept. 19.
The Manchester High School Athletic Booster Club will be holding its 14th annual golf outing on Sunday, Sept. 14 with a lunch beginning at 12 p.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The outing is a 4-man Florida Scramble. There are still opportunities to sponsor golf holes as well. For more information on being a sponsor or to sign up your golf team, contact Kevin Watson, 982-306-3396, Jeremy Markham, 982-306-3370 or Amanda Shambarger, 982-578-7891.
The Cole Family along with Northfield High School would like to invite all golfers to participate in the Jeremy Cole Memorial Golf Tournament. This tournament is a scramble tournament that will be held on Aug. 10 at the Honeywell Golf Course. The proceeds from the tournament assist the Northfield golf programs.
The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. It is a four-player scramble. Participants can sign up as a team or as an individual.
Northfield Jr/Sr High School would like to welcome Carly Mast as the new head coach of their volleyball team.
Coach Mast had a very successful career as a player at Northfield, where she earned various honors as a four-year starter. Coach Mast, a 2010 Northfield graduate, was slated to be the head JV coach heading into this season, and has developed a great relationship with the student-athletes, which Northfield felt was very important due to the timing of the position opening.
Coach Mast has also been a part of the girls’ varsity coaching staff at Northfield. Northfield is excited to have Coach Mast running the volleyball program, as she will be an excellent role model for the kids with her commitment and work ethic.
“Carly has great pride and passion for the program and school and we look forward to her building on the foundation that has been set by Coach Dale,” said Athletic Director Geoff Salmon,
by Gary Andrews
The Southwood baseball team used a 5 run third inning to grab a 5-2 lead over Elwood Saturday in their first game of the regional, only to give up 5 runs the last two innings in a 7-5 loss at Wabash.
Southwood starter Clay Hinrichsen was dominate the first two innings, striking out 5 of the 6 hitters he faced, with the Knights putting three runners on base with Jackson Blair being hit by a pitch, Robbie Cole reaching on a fielders choice and Brandin Frazier drawing a walk. The Knights couldn’t plate a run and the game was scoreless heading to the third.
Elwood would get to Hinrichsen in the third. With a runner on first and two outs the Panthers hit three straight singles to grab a 2-0 lead. The Knights would respond in the bottom of the inning with 5 runs, which would end up being the only inning they scored in. With one out Jackson Blair drew a walk. After a pop out Robbie Cole roped a triple down the right field line to score Blair and make it 2-1. Christian Deeter followed with a single to tie the game, but the Knights were not done. Jacob Lloyd then singled to put runners on first and second when Brandin Frazier hit a 2rbi double to grab a 4-2 lead. John Collins then scored on an Elwood error and the Knights led 5-2.
The Knights looked like they were going to add to their lead in the fourth when Zach Ball dropped a bunt for a single and advanced to second on the bad throw. Jackson Blair then singled to put runners on the corners when Nathan Hollars was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs. The Knights would then hit a short fly out that couldn’t advance a runner, then had a strike out and a ground out to go score less in the inning.
by Gary Andrews
Manchester freshman Rae Bedke set a very high standard for the rest of her track career Friday at Indiana University, placing 6th in the state in the 1600. Bedke broke her own school record(again) in a time of 4:59.64. Bedke was 8 seconds off the winner Taylor Nicholson of Avon, but was just 1 second out of third place.
Freshman Jacklyn Peas of Northfield finished 18th in the 300 low hurdles in a time of 47.05. Junior Jenna Halderman of Northfield finished 13th in the 3200 in a time of 11:04.1.
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