Squire girls’ swimmers fall to Columbia City

by Gary Andrews

The 2013 swim season got underway Tuesday with the Manchester girls hosting Columbia City. With the Eagles winning every race, they would top the Squires 119-50.

For Manchester, the 200-medley relay team of Kacy Sites, Marie Pedersen, Alexis Vernon and Andrea Roesner placed third. Allison Smith, Claire Barnett, Hayleigh Collett and Tahnee Fuentes were 4th.

In the 200 free, Corrie Osborne was fourth, Emma Altimus was fifth, and Hayleigh Collett was sixth.

In the 200IM, Marie Pedersen was third, with Claire Barnett in fourth.

Posted on 2013 Nov 26
Knight wrestlers fare well at Bluffton

by Gary Andrews

Southwood Knights Wrestling went to battle for the first time this season at the 2013 Bluffton Duals ending up 1-4 as a team. The Knights lost their 145-pound wrestler in the first match, battled sickness, battled in experience, and thus lost some close ones.

Individually three wrestlers were undefeated.  Seniors Colton Dawes 113 pounds, Nick McCown 220 pounds, and Jake Smith 285 pounds were 5-0.  Fellow senior Brandon Simpson 106 pounds finished 4-1.  Juniors Nicholas Rebholz 152 pounds, Tristyn Howell 180 pounds, and Dylin Porter 195 pounds finished 3-2 on the day.  Picking up two wins were Reid Votaw 120 pounds, Zach Ball 125 pounds, and Brenden Schleining 160 pounds.  Chris Adams 170 pounds and Asher Teague 132 pounds each collected a win.

Southwood 40 Wes-Del 41 (by criteria)

Southwood 74 Bluffton 6

Southwood 37 Central Noble 38

Southwood 33 Concordia 46

Southwood 27 Fremont 50

Posted on 2013 Nov 26
Rhamy signs Letter of Intent

by Gary Andrews

Southwood senior Drew Rhamy has chosen to continue her volleyball career at Division II Regis University in Denver Colorado next year. Rhamy signed her national letter of intent Tuesday at Southwood.

When asked about the move out of state Rhamy said, ”The coach made me feel welcome and was really interested in me. I wanted to take the opportunity while presented.”

Posted on 2013 Nov 26
Wabash girls take care of Southern Wells

by Gary Andrews

The Wabash girls’ varsity team got back to their winning ways Saturday, topping visiting Southern Wells 58-33.

The Lady Apaches used two strong quarters to get past Southern Wells, winning the first and third quarters by double digits.

The Lady Apaches got off to a hot shooting start and led 19-8 after the first quarter. The two teams would play to a 10-10 tie in the second as Wabash led 29-18 at the half.

Hot shooting by Claire Cromer and Lyndsie Thomas in the third would put the game out of reach as Wabash again out scored Southern Wells 19-8 to extend their lead to 48-26 with a quarter to go. The Apaches would score 10 more points in the fourth for the 58-33 final.

Posted on 2013 Nov 26
Lady Norse fall to Heritage Christian in invite championship

by Gary Andrews

The Northfield Lady Norse hosted their annual invite Saturday with Fairfield, Concord and Heritage Christian paying a visit. Northfield would face off against Fairfield in game one, shaking a slow start and hanging on for a 50-43 win. The Norse would then get to face 2A #1 Heritage Christian in the final, falling 70-33.

In the morning session, Northfield took a while to get awake and trailed 9-5 after the first quarter against Fairfield. With balanced scoring the Norse took off in the second quarter with six different players scoring to erase their deficit and led 20-14 at the half. Payton Thomson led the surge with 5 points.

Posted on 2013 Nov 26
Lady Squires topped by Winamac

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester girls’ varsity basketball team hung with Winamac for three quarters Saturday before falling 50-34 to the visitors.

Leading the Lady Squires was Sydney Snep with 9 points and 8 rebounds. Tabby DeWitt had 8 points and 11 rebounds. Cierra Carter had 8 points and 3 rebounds. Drew Thompson had 3 points. Kaitlyn Parrett, Brooklyn Howard and Ellie Milam each had 2 points.

The junior varsity fell as well in a 25-23 loss.

Bailey Sewell led with 9 points and 8 rebounds. Emily Haecker added 3 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals. Drew Thompson and Hanna Olk each had 3 points.

Posted on 2013 Nov 26
Lady Apaches go 2-0 over the weekend

by Gary Andrews

The Apaches went on the road Friday to Gas City to open their 2013-14 season against Mississinewa and with a balanced offense cruised past the host Indians 52-28.

The Apaches would win every quarter, leading 10-9 after one and 27-17 at the half.

The Lady Apaches would go on to out score Mississinewa 25-11 in the second half for the 52-28 win.

Leading the way for Wabash was Claire Cromer with 16 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 4 assist. Kyleigh Hampton added 15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 steals, 3 assist. Sarah Puckett had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, and 3 assists. Lyndsie Thomas had 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, and 2 assists. Jaclyn Lewis had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists. Kristin Cromer had 1 point, 1 steal. Kristen Ford had 3 rebounds, 2 assists. Sarah Ritter had 1 steal.

Posted on 2013 Nov 19
Lady Norse open with win over Oak Hill

by Gary Andrews

For three quarters Saturday the Northfield Lady Norse basketball team dominated Oak Hill, leading by 19 points after three quarters, before running into major foul trouble and having to hang on for a 63-59 win to open their season.

Payton Thomson got the scoring started with a free throw, followed by a Katie Stephan three and Northfield led 4-0. The Norse would build their lead to 9-4 with a bucket from Arie Kennedy and a Thomson three before the Eagles got it back to 10-8. Sidney Reed would then hit two free throws that were answered by an Oak Hill bucket to make it 12-11 before buckets from Kylie Echard and Stephan gave Northfield a 16-11 lead after one.

Posted on 2013 Nov 19

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