Boys’ baseball sectionals announced

Class 3A at Belmont

Game One, Wednesday, May 28: Eastbrook vs Northfield

Game Two, Thursday, May 29: Belmont vs Norwell

Game Three, Thursday, May 29: Heritage vs Mississinewa

Game Four, Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m.: Columbia City vs Game One Winner

Championship 5:30 p.m.

Class 2A at Lewis Cass

Game One: Lewis Cass vs Manchester

Game Two: Wabash vs Oak Hill

Game Three: Southwood vs Winner Game One

Posted on 2014 May 27
Norse hold off Knights in Metro Showdown

by Gary Andrews

The Northfield and Southwood baseball teams were both at the top of the TRC standings, so Monday’s match up was a critical game for each team in their hopes of winning the conference. In a game that shifted momentum several times the Norse held off the Knights 6-5.

Southwood threatened in the top of the first when Jackson Blair led off the game drawing a walk. Blair was bunted to second by Nathan Hollars before a line drive to shortstop Adam Roser made it two outs. Christian Deeter then drew the second walk of the inning, but Norse pitcher Shane Vigar recorded a strike out to end the threat. Southwood pitcher Clay Hinrichsen shut down the Norse in order in the first.

The Knights would threaten again in the second, loading the bases with no outs. Brandin Frazier walked and was followed by an Aaron Kelly single. Zach Ball would then lay down a perfect bunt to load the bases before Vigar settled down, forcing a pop up before striking out the next two. Again Hinrichsen set the Norse down in order as the game headed for the third with no score.

Christian Deeter would break the ice in the third. With one out Deeter hit a shot over the left center fence to put Southwood up 1-0. Jacob Lloyd hit a one out single and with two outs Kelly reached on a Norse error, but one run was all the Knights could manufacture. The Norse answered in a big way in the bottom of the inning. With one out Brad Bever singled and was followed by a Dylan Brown walk. Adam Roser was then hit by a pitch to load the bases when Bryce Kendall singled home Bever to tie the score, with Brown scoring on a throwing error for a 2-1 lead. Drake Richter then hit an rbi fly ball to increase the Norse lead to 3-1 before Shane Vigar singled home the fourth to make it 4-1 after three.

Posted on 2014 May 27
Knights Take Two From Eastbrook

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood baseball team took a double header from Eastbrook Saturday, winning game one 10-7 and game two 6-3.

In game one, the Knights trailed 5-4 heading to the sixth when they exploded for 5 runs, then picked up an insurance run in the seventh for the 10-7 win.

Jackson Blair led the Knights, going 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 rbi's. Clay Hinrichsen was 2 for 4. Brandin Frazier had a home run.

In game two, Southwood led 4-3 heading to the sixth when they scored twice and held on for the 6-3 win.

Robbie Cole and Christian Deeter had 2 hits and 2 rbi's each.

Posted on 2014 May 20
Lady Squires battle Rochester

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester softball went on the road Saturday to battle league leading Rochester in a TRC match up. For five innings the Lady Squires played the Zebras to a 1-1 tie before giving up 6 runs in the sixth in a 7-1 loss.

Brooklyn Howard started the game with a single but was thrown out at second attempting to steal. The Squires did not see a base runner again until the fourth. Trailing 1-0 Howard would again start the inning with a single and was brought home on a Celina Carter single to tie the score.

Sydney Jordan had a single in the fifth.

In the bottom of the sixth Rochester would plate 6 runs. The Zebras squeezed home two runs while also getting two singles and a triple.

Posted on 2014 May 20
TRC track meet held at Tipp Valley

by Gary Andrews

The TRC track meet was held Thursday at Tippecanoe valley. The Southwood girls had the top team finish of the night, placing second. Northfield was third, Manchester fifth and Wabash sixth. Northfield freshman Jacklyn Peas was the top point winner of the night, winning the 100 and 300 hurdles plus the 200-meter dash. Peas was fourth in the long jump.

Other winners from the county were Ellie White of Southwood in the 400 meter dash, Rae Bedke in the 800 meter, Jenna Halderman of Northfield in the 1600 meter, the 4x400 relay team of Ellie White, Jaycie Wright, Emily Lehner and Lexi Brickner from Southwood, the 4x800 relay team of Ellie White, Taylor Heath, Amy Bowman and Emily Lehner from Southwood, Katie McCauley of Wabash in the shot put, Hannah Olk of Manchester in the discus.

Posted on 2014 May 20
Lady Knights and Apache Boys win county track titles

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood girls and Wabash boys won county track titles at Manchester Thursday night. The highlight of the evening was Northfield’s Jenna Halderman, who broke the county records in the 800 and 1600 runs. Halderman ran the 1600 in 5:19.73, while breaking the 800 with a time of 2:23.29. There were numerous great performances with several county records being just missed.

Southwood won the girls meet with 138 points. Northfield was second with 128, Manchester was third with 111 and was Wabash fourth with 79.

Posted on 2014 May 13
MHS to offer athletic summer camps

The girls’ basketball camp for students in grades 1-8 is set for June 9-13. First through fifth grade will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. and Sixth through eighth grade will meet from 2:30-4 p.m.

The camp will be under the direction of Head Coach Jacob Everett with assistance from the MJSHS girl’s basketball staff and the high school players. All campers will receive a T-shirt, camp ball and treats.

The boys’ basketball camp for students in grades K-8 is set for June 16-20. Kindergarten through second grade will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., with grades 3-5 meeting from 1:30-3 p.m., and grades 6-8 meeting from 3-4:30 p.m.

The camp will be under the direction of Eric Thompson with assistance from the MJSHS boys’ basketball staff and the high school players.

Posted on 2014 May 13
Norse take third at Cole Invite

by Gary Andrews

The Northfield golf team placed third Saturday at the Jeremy Cole Invite. Oak Hill won the invite with a 321, with Maconaquah took second with 325 and the Norse third with 326. Manchester was 9th and Southwood 10th.

“Honeywell Golf Course was in great shape today and the weather was near perfect. There were some really good teams playing here today, and their scores and individual scores reflected it,” said Coach Terrell.

“I think the guys played very well today. They all had a couple holes that they didn’t score well on, but they fought through it. We had two guys medal today (top 8) Braydon and Austin, and Andrew just missed it by a stroke. We have been working on our short game, and I believe it is paying off,” added Coach Terrell. 

Posted on 2014 May 13

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