Girls’ teams gear up for sectionals
By The Paper staff
Wabash County’s girls’ basketball teams finished out their regular seasons last week.
On Tuesday, the local teams began playing in sectional action at Rochester High School.
Manchester played Oak Hill on Tuesday night, while Cass and Southwood will square off on Wednesday, followed by Rochester against Northfield.
Wabash will play the winner of Oak Hill and Manchester on Friday.
Posted on 2016 Feb 02
Boys Basketball: Norsemen down Rochester in TRC action
By The Paper staff
Northfield’s boys’ basketball team put four players in double figures Friday night as it defeated Rochester, 60-51, in a Three Rivers Conference matchup.
Noah Shear led Northfield with 20 points, while Cody Holmes and Austin Trump each had 14.
Kyle Reed added 12 points as Northfield improved to 9-7 on the season, 4-2 in TRC play.
The junior varsity fell, 55-35. Jared Peas had 10 points.
Posted on 2016 Feb 02
Mattern finishs 2nd in Elks Hoop Shoot District competition

Elks Hoop Shoot: Wabash resident Libby Mattern (second from right) finished second in the Girls 10-11 year age group during the Northeast Indiana District Elks Hoop School competition on Jan. 10 at Indian Springs Middle School in Columbia City. Finishing second among the boys were 12-13 Boys Brayden Bontrager (from left), Kendallville; 10-11 Boys Ethan Jordan, Auburn; and 8-9 Boys, Mason Treesh, Kendallville. Finishing second among the girls were 12-13 Girls Elizabeth Stroop, Kendallville, Mattern and 8-9 Girls Marisea Rhea, Columbia City. Mattern was one of six local youth representing the Wabash Elks Lodge No.471. Others representing Wabash were  8-9 Girls Olivia Braun, fourth place; 8-9 Boys Gavin Betten, fourth place; finished in 4th place, 10-11 Boys Dillon Tomlinson, fourth place; 12-13 Girls Bailey Wyatt, fourth place, and 12-13 Boys, Rob Ford, fifth place. Youngsters representing the 11 Elks Lodges in the Northeast Indiana District participated in the event. Photo provided

Posted on 2016 Jan 26
MHS names 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees
By The Paper staff
NORTH MANCHESTER – Five Manchester High School athletes or coaches will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
The five, who were announced on Tuesday, Jan. 19, will be inducted on Friday, Feb. 26, during halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game against Goshen High School.
Posted on 2016 Jan 26
Emmanuel’s Miller scores 1,000th career point
Emmanuel Christian School’s Jeff Miller sinks the 1,000th point of his career at the school. Photo provided
By The Paper staff
On Thursday, Jan. 14, Emmanuel Christian’s Jeff Miller scored his 1,000th point in a varsity basketball game.
The milestone came when Emmanuel was playing White’s Institute, and helped the Eagles to a 91–41 win.
Miller is the seventh Emmanuel player to reach the 1,000 point mark. He scored 37 points in the game, reaching the milestone in the fourth quarter. The game was stopped and Miller was presented with a game ball and pictures were taken with his coach, Merrill Templin.  
Posted on 2016 Jan 26
Wabash County Hoops on Wabash WebTV
By Bill Barrows
The final week of the regular season for the girls is upon us in high school basketball.  Girls Sectional is next week so the action comes to a climax with “Senior Nights” and then post season prep. 
For the girls, here is how it shakes out:  Senior night begin on Wednesday as Southern Wells travels to meet the Lady Knights at Southwood. Also, the Lady Apaches entertain Peru. 
On Thursday night, the Lady Squires host Tippecanoe Valley while the Lady Norse entertain Rochester, on their Senior Nights. 
Posted on 2016 Jan 26
Norse 7th graders capture Crestview Tourney
Members of the Northfield seventh grade girls basketball team are (front, from left) Kenzie Baer, Jenna Krom, coach Kramer; coach Adams (middle row, from left), Abby Hunter, Kearston Stout, Kyra Kennedy, Abby Schuler, Emma Hoover, Elise Gottschalk, Addie Baker, and (back row) coach Keaffaber. Photo provided
By The Paper staff
Northfield’s seventh grade girls’ basketball team captured the Huntington Crestview Tourney on Saturday.
Northfield defeated Warsaw Lakeview, 42-6 in the semi-final game, and Huntington Crestview, 19-13, in the championship game.
Northfield jumped out to a 4-2 lead after one quarter against Lakeview. However a 20-0 second quarter gave Northfield an insurmountable lead.
Coach John Adams said the team used an aggressive 1-3-1 defense in the second quarter that seemed to confuse Lakeview.
Posted on 2016 Jan 19
Manchester boys down Wabash
By Eric Christiansen
In a mirror of their contest two weeks earlier, the Wabash Apaches stayed close with the Manchester Squires early, but watched the Squires open things up to run away with the game. This time it was a 57-39 Manchester win.
With three minutes left in the first quarter, both teams' defenses were on display, and the score was tied 5-5. Then things changed.
Manchester's Chase Fierstos scored seven straight points to close out the quarter with a 12-5 lead, and it didn't get any better for the Apaches the rest of the way.
"Our guys came in almost ready to play," Manchester coach Eric Thompson said. "Wabash was fired up and ready to go. I like the way our guys finally got into the rhythm of their game by keeping the pressure on and holding them down."
Posted on 2016 Jan 19

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