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Wyatt signs to play at IU East

Wabash High School senior Mariah Wyatt will continue her volleyball career at Indiana University East.

Wyatt signed a letter of intent to play at the school during a brief ceremony at WHS on Monday, Jan. 18.

“I had (IUE coach Kim McConaha) as a coach for a club in Fort Wayne,” Wyatt said. “I just like the way she coached.”
McConaha said it was because of her play on the club team that she recruited Wyatt.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02
Briner sisters each win 2 swim titles

Senior Halle Briner and junior Josie Briner each won two events at the Three Rivers Conference meet Friday, Jan. 22, at Maconaquah High School.

Halle Briner won the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.36 and the 100 back in 1:00.76.

Josie Briner won the 200 free with a time of 2:02.46 and the 100 butterfly in 1:02.47.

Manchester finished second among the six-team field with 164 points, while Wabash was fifth with 116 points, and Northfield’s Ella Hunter garnered 25 points as the school’s only swimmer.

Posted on 2021 Jan 26
Pairing set for girls basketball tourney

The Northfield and Southwood girls basketball teams kick off the IHSAA Class A Sectional 53 at Northfield Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 2, 5, and 6.

The Wabash County and Three Rivers Conference rivals will face each other in the only game of the opening round Tuesday night, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Northfield currently sports a 14-5 record while Southwood is 7-9.

The winner of the first-round game will face Lakeland Christian Academy (5-4) Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Southern Wells (4-15) will battled North Miami (3-15) in the first game Friday night.

Posted on 2021 Jan 26
Lady Norse down Manchester, 65-37

After a close start with Northfield and Manchester tied 8-8 midway through the first quarter, the Lady Norse outscored the Lady Squires 25-5 over the rest of the first half and cruised to a 65-37 win.

Northfield led 15-8 at the end of the first quarter and outscored Manchester 18-5 in the second quarter for a 33-13 halftime lead.

Manchester found some offense in the third quarter, outscoring Northfield 14-17, but the Lady Norse slammed the door with an 18-7 fourth quarter.

Kearston Stout led the way for the Norse with 16 points, nine rebounds, and two steals, Emma Hoover had 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, and four steals, Addi Baker had 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, and five steals, and Kenzie Baer had 10 points, nine rebounds, and one assist.

Addy Rosen had eight points, one rebound, two assists, and four steals.

Manchester was led by Eva Bazzoni with nine points, three assists, and three steals, followed by Morgan Parrett with seven points and four rebounds.

Posted on 2021 Jan 26
Knights down TVHS; Rich joins 1,000 point club

Carson Rich scored 20 points, while Alex Farr added 20 points, leading the Southwood Knights to a 67-64 road win at Tippecanoe Valley Friday, Jan. 22.

A senior, Carson Rich scored the 1,000th point of his basketball career during fourth quarter action.

In a close game throughout, the teams went into halftime tied at 32-32.

The Vikings led 44-40 with two minutes left in the third quarter before Southwood struck.

Farr started a 13-0 run with a free throw, followed by a three-pointer from Carson Rich, a basket from Connor Rich, a three-point play from Carson Rich, and a jumper from Connor Rich, to give the Knights a 51-44 heading into the fourth quarter.

Carson Rich started the fourth quarter with a basket to complete the 13-0 run with a 53-44 lead.

The Vikings cut the lead to 55-54 with four minutes left in the game but a basket from Carson Rich and a three-pointer from Filip made it a 60-54 lead.

Valley used an 10-0 run to take a 64-60 lead with just over a minute left in the game.

Farr cut the lead to 64-63, followed by a Tippecanoe Valley miss, then hit the go-ahead basket to give the Knights a 65-64 lead, and Connor Rich sealed the win with two free throws.

Posted on 2021 Jan 26
Manchester boys basketball improve in conference play

The Wabash Apaches led Manchester 25-10 midway through the second quarter of the teams’ Three River Conference game at Manchester on Friday night, Jan. 15.

The Apaches led by a point in the final minute of the third quarter but the Squires took the lead after five straight points from Cade Jones and held on for a 69-58 win over the Apaches.

With the score tied 7-7 with 1:45 left in the first quarter, Wabash took the lead after baskets from Bryant Boggs and Joe Leland for an 11-7 advantage.

Manchester’s Maddox Zolman answered with a three-pointer but Boggs made it 13-10 in the final seconds of the quarter, starting a 14-0 Wabash scoring run.

Leland opened the second quarter with a three-pointer, followed by baskets from Boggs and Jasper Walter, two free throws by Walter, and another three-pointer from Leland.

The Squires answered with a run of their own, outscoring the Apaches 12-2 to end the first half.

Manchester’s Weston Hamby scored six points in the run with two points each from Max Carter, Brayden Jones, and Zolman, as the Squires trailed 27-22 at halftime.

Wabash continued to lead with just over two minutes left in the third quarter, then the Squires made their move.

Carter and Cade Jones converted back-to-back three-point plays to give Manchester a 37-36 lead.

Posted on 2021 Jan 19
Manchester girls basketball take conference win

The Manchester girls basketball team looked like they would have a quick night Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Peru, taking a 9-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game, but had to hold on to pull out a 57-47 conference win.

The win moved the Lady Squires to 8-9 overall and 4-1 in the Three Rivers Conference.

Eva Bazzoni got the Squires off to a good start with a fast break, followed by a score on a drive by Emma Garriott for a 4-0 lead.

Bazzoni added a three-pointer, followed by a steal and layup from Garriott, giving Manchester a 9-0 lead.

Peru cut the Squire lead to 11-9 with a run of their own but a basket and two free throws from Bazzoni, and a three-pointer from Morgan Parrett in the final two minutes of the first quarter, gave Manchester a 19-11 lead.

Posted on 2021 Jan 19
Wabash swimmers defeat Marion

The Wabash boys swim team defeated Marion 78-65 while the girls team lost 77-45 Thursday night, Jan. 14 at the Wabash County YMCA.

Winning events for the boys team were: Seth Blossom in the 200 free and 500 free, Nick Perkins in the 200 IM, Kyle Thomas in the 100 butterfly, and the 200 free relay team of Paul Cordes, Thomas, Perkins, and Blossom.

Achieving personal best times were Devin Coffman, Trey Wright, Kevin Miller, Thomas, and Perkins.

Winning events for the girls team were Lacey Crist in the 200 IM, Becca Bruss in the 100 free and 100 back, and the 400 free relay team of Abbie Boggs, Madison Inman, Crist and Bruss.

Posted on 2021 Jan 19

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