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
Northfield senior to play football at MU

By Eric Christiansen

Northfield's Jasper Donaldson made his decision to continue his education and football career a few miles north from home at Manchester University.

Posted on 2019 Mar 19
Apaches fall short in regional bid

Wabash’s Trenton Daughtry goes up for a shot around the defense of Frankton’s Ryan Detling during Saturday’s Lapel Boys Basketball Regional. Daughtry scored 25 points, but the Apaches fell to the Eagles, 57-54. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Josh Sigler

LAPEL – The Wabash boys basketball team fell agonizingly short of advancing to the regional final round Saturday, falling to Frankton 57-54 in the morning regional semifinal at Lapel High School.

Trailing 57-54 with 12.2 seconds left, the Apaches had a pair of looks at 3-pointers in the final seconds, but couldn’t connect, giving the Eagles the victory.

“It’s a sad time,” Wabash coach Paul Wright said. ”You never want something like this to end. I thought we played really well today, and Frankton did as well. We just didn’t hit enough shots. We had a look at it at the end. I told them that’s not the reason we lost. We need to learn from this. Just a lot of disappointed kids in there. That’s hard to see.”

Posted on 2019 Mar 12
Apaches capture sectional crown

Manchester's Weston Hamby attempts to get a shot off against Wabash in the finals of the Oak Hill basketball sectional on Saturday evening. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

MIER -- Fifty-two years.

Over five decades of promise and goals in November, only to fall short in March.

The wait is over. Wabash High School has a boys basketball champion again.

The Apaches needed every second of the 32 minutes in the game and finally held the championship trophy high above their heads Saturday, March 2 after defeating Manchester 63-60.

Posted on 2019 Mar 05

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