Lady Squires, Apaches claim county track

 Competing in the 200-meter dash were (from left) Alix Winer, Blake Wiser, Blakley Cole, A.J. Fortman, Elijah Sutton and Reese Wagoner. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Josh Sigler

Manchester’s girls and Wabash’s boys track and field teams claimed Wabash County titles Thursday at Manchester.

Manchester’s girls won with 91 points, while Wabash was second with 58, Southwood third with 56, and Northfield fourth with 29.
Manchester’s Olivia Auler won the 100-meter dash in 13.39 seconds.

Wabash’s Jordan Stumbo won the 200 dash in :28.39.

Southwood’s Morgan Farr swept the 400 dash (1:02.89) and 800 run (2:37.13), while teammate Mya Denney won the 1,600 run in 6:09.92.

Northfield’s Alyssa McKillip won the 3,200 run in 11:53.94.

Posted on 2019 May 07
WHS' Mitchem signs to play at MU

Joshua "Dylan" Mitchem (front, center) has committed to continue his education and football career at Manchester University. Mitchem is joined in the front row by Lisha Gatchel and Barbara Gatchel. Also looking on are principal Kyle Wieland, athletic director Floyd McWhirt, football coach Adam Handley, Ryan Carmichael and Justin Denney. Photo by Josh Sigler

By Josh Sigler

Joshua “Dylan” Mitchem signed a letter of intent Friday to continue his education and football career at Manchester University.

Mitchem said the University’s offerings made it an easy decision for him when deciding where to complete his college studies.

“The accounting program they have leaves me to be able to get my master’s degree in four years, which is a great opportunity for me,” Mitchem said. “The dream of football is something I’ve always wanted. I never thought I’d be playing after high school. Having this opportunity is great. I hope to leave there a better player and better person.”


Posted on 2019 Apr 30
Wabash track team defeats Southwood

By Josh Sigler

The Wabash High School track and field teams defeated Southwood Tuesday night on senior night at Wabash.

The Lady Apaches defeated Southwood 69.5-57.5.

Jordan Stumbo won the high jump and the 200 dash for Wabash.

Mariah Wyatt won the shot put and the discus, and Leigha Boggs won the 100 hurdles and the pole vault.

Madison Lutz was victorious in the 100 dash.

The 4x100 relay team rounded out the winners for Wabash, where Boggs, Maya Benysh, Lutz and Stumbo took top honors.

Posted on 2019 Apr 30
Shooting teams open season

Paul LaBonte takes aim at a clay pigeon during the shooting competition on April 17. LaBonte is a member of the Southwood trap shooting team. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

Members of the Northfield and Southwood high school trap shooting teams have started competition in their inaugural season.

The students shoot Wednesday evenings at Bass and Bucks. Competitions take place at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.

The teams are coached by Jeff Springer and Todd Eltzroth.

Both coaches stressed that safety is of the utmost importance for the students and spectators as well.

Students must wear eye and ear protection while shooting, they noted. In addition, the students are only allowed to load their shotguns just prior to their turn trying to shoot one of the clay targets.

Students stand on rubber mats in a gravel area, several yards behind the machine that throws the targets into the air.

Posted on 2019 Apr 23
Lady Squires win

Northfield's Chloe Miller concentrates on returning the ball against Manchester. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

The Manchester girls tennis team continued its torrid early season start with a 5-0 win over Northfield on Wednesday, April 17, at Northfield.

The Squires gave up just 11 games in five matches on its way to the win.

Kelsey Eichenauer got things started with a quick 6-0, 6-1 win over Northfield's Macie Sears at No. 1-singles.

“Kelsey looked and played like a top area player tonight,” Manchester coach Joel Eichenauer said.

Posted on 2019 Apr 23
Lady Apax tennis team posts win

By Josh Sigler

The Wabash girls tennis team picked up a 4-1 win over Bluffton Monday.

At No. 1 singles, Brooke Irgang fell 4-6, 2-6.

At No. 2 singles, Bella Carillo was a 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 6-4 winner.

At No. 3 singles, Isabel France was a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 winner.

And, Wabash swept the doubles matches.

The No. 1 tandem of Halle Miller and Cammile Kugler won 6-1, 6-3, while the No. 2 team of Annie Cole and Evelynn Gray won 6-1, 6-0.

The Lady Apaches then fell to Mississinewa 4-1 on Tuesday.

Cole and Gray picked up a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles.

Posted on 2019 Apr 23
Lady Squires tennis team wins

Manchester's Kelsey Eichenauer battled at No. 1 singles. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Manchester girls tennis team continued to show its county and conference dominance with a 5-0 win over Wabash Thursday, April 11.

Despite two long battles in doubles play, the singles matches were never in doubt for the Squires.

Manchester's Kelsey Eichenauer defeated with Wabash's Brooke Irgang at No.1-singles 6-0, 6-1 to give Manchester a 1-0 lead.

Posted on 2019 Apr 16
Apaches open baseball season with 6-5 victory

Southwood's Mariah Brown (8) slides into third base while Wabash's Taylor Mettler awaits a throw. Southwood defeated Wabash, 7-6, in a come from behind contest at Southwood. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Josh Sigler

Wabash High School’s baseball team scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead, and held on for a 6-5 victory over Wawasee in the season opener for the Apaches on March 27.

Wawasee took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, and tacked on a run in the fourth.

Wabash rallied with a run in the fourth, a run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth before completing the comeback in the seventh.

Kallen Kelsheimer led the Wabash offense with a 3-for-4 day at the plate with a double and an RBI.

Blake Gribben went 2-for-3 at the plate, while Payton Sodervick, Robert Irgang, Joe Leland, Bryant Boggs and Jared Holley each added a hit.

Posted on 2019 Apr 02

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