Sports
Valley spoils Knights TRC run

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood boys basketball team was hosting Tippecanoe Valley Saturday afternoon, needing a win against the Vikings and one against Northfield next week to clinch a share of the TRC title. Valley spoiled the Knights run at a title, defeating Southwood 76-62 to clinch the TRC with a 7-0 record.

The Knights were pumped and came out on fire in the first, putting up 21 points to lead the first quarter before Valley clamped down on defense, out scoring Southwood 13-7 in the second to lead the Knights 29-28 at the half.

Posted on 2014 Feb 18
Lady Apaches continue streak with sixth straight sectional title

By Gary Andrews

The #4 Wabash Lady Apaches were taking on #8 Oak Hill for the Northfield sectional title Saturday. Wabash was in search of their 6th straight title, while Oak Hill was looking for their 5th title under head coach Todd Law. With a smothering defense and the offense clicking on all cylinders the Lady Apaches pulled away for a 54-35 repeat.

Lyndsie Thomas would get the first bucket of the game before Oak Hill answered with buckets from Toni Lautzenheiser and Sammi Metzger to lead 4-2. Kyleigh Hampton would then hit, followed by another Thomas bucket to give Wabash the lead back at 6-4. Abby Scott would then connect for the Lady Eagles to knot the score at 6. Like a heavyweight boxing match it was punch and counter punch as Sarah Puckett hit and was answered by Lautzenheiser. Tied at 8, Thomas would find the bucket for the third time in the quarter, then the quarter ended on a Claire Cromer three to give Wabash a 13-8 lead after one.

Posted on 2014 Feb 18
Poor second quarter cost Norse at Oak Hill

by Gary Andrews

The Northfield boys traveled to Oak Hill Thursday to take on the Golden Eagles, falling a point short in a 40-39 heart breaking loss.

In the first quarter the Norse put themselves in good position to have a good night, leading 15-14 after the first stop. Noah Shear got things going with a three pointer to put the Norse up 3-0 and led 5-4 after a Jon Richardson bucket. Tanner Wilcox would then hit back to back top put Northfield up 9-4 before Oak Hill made a move. Two free throws by Isaac Beaty started an 8-0 run by the Eagles to take the lead 12-9. Shear, feeling the groove from behind the arch would then hit two more to give Northfield the lead back at 15-12 before an Eagle bucket made it 15-14 after one.

Posted on 2014 Feb 18
Squires get by Whitko

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester boys played a Saturday afternoon game against Whitko Saturday, getting past the Wildcats 50-42.

Manchester couldn’t shake the struggling Wildcats in the first half as the game was tied at 13 after the first quarter. The Squires hit five buckets in the quarter, with three coming from behind the arch. Claudell Dickantone drained to from long range, with Clayton Petrie getting the other. Phoenix Goad also had a bucket for Manchester.

Posted on 2014 Feb 18
Three county wrestlers headed to State Finals

by Gary Andrews

Eight Wabash County wrestlers headed to the Ft. Wayne semi-state Saturday with three of those wrestlers finishing in the top four and advancing to next Saturday’s state finals in Indianapolis.

Advancing to the state are Southwood’s Colton Dawes, Manchester’s Clayton Moore and Southwood’s Jake Smith.

Colton Dawes, wrestling at 113 started the first round with a 17-5 win over Heritage, then got  a fall in round two over Goshen. Dawes then fell in round three 11-2 to Leo and round four to Bellmont to finish 4th.

Posted on 2014 Feb 18
Balanced scoring lifts Knights over Northwestern

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood boys basketball team won their 5th straight game Saturday, using a balanced scoring attack in a 57-51 road win over Northwestern.

The Knights had six players score in the game, with four being in double figures.

The game was tight the first three quarters as Southwood led 16-15 after the first stop, but trailed 29-28 at the half.

The two teams would trade blows in the third, playing to an 18-18 tie with Northwestern leading 47-46 with a quarter to go.

The Knights would then flex their muscle in the fourth, out scoring Northwestern 11-4 to pick up their 9th win of the season.

Posted on 2014 Feb 11
Lady Knights end regular season with win over Eastern

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood Lady Knights basketball team was looking for some momentum going in to next week’s sectional and got just that Saturday with a 53-39 win over Eastern.

Things didn’t look good starting out as the Lady Knights first three trips down the floor resulted in a turnover and fell behind 8-0 the first three minutes. Senior Amy Bowman would get things settled down with two free throws and a bucket off a Haley Heath steal to cut the Eastern lead in half at 8-4. After a Comet three point play made it 11-4 the Knights got busy. Brooke Elliott would score off a steal that ignited an 8-0 run to give Southwood a 12-11 lead. Katie Stouffer had a bucket during the run with Bowman getting two buckets. Eastern would calm the storm with a bucket before Amy Bowman scored off an offensive rebound at the buzzer to give the Knights a 14-13 lead after one.

Posted on 2014 Feb 11
Lady Squires fall to Rochester

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester Lady Squires played their final regular season game Saturday against Rochester, falling to the Zebras 76-42.

Leading Manchester was Cierra Carter with 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal. Katelyn Parrett added 9 points, 2 rebounds. Sydney Snep had 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist.

Posted on 2014 Feb 11

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