Boilermaker win shows there's more to life than football games

By Bill Barrows

    Post-game Purdue locker room on Saturday night with Tyler Trent. This was his wish. To be here. To watch his team play Ohio State. And Coach Jeff Brohm made sure he was in the locker room post game to celebrate with the Boilers. Never forget this day. Thank you Tyler for sharing your story. — Kirk Herbstreit

As the primary voice for FOX’s football team with Troy Aikman, and as the lead play-by-play man for its baseball crew with John Smoltz, here’s a rundown of Joe Buck’s travels over the past couple of weeks and over the next few days:

Posted on 2018 Oct 23
Knights win TRC football championship

By The Paper Staff

Southwood scored a touchdown and PAT in overtime to outlast visiting Tippecaoe Valley 21-20 Friday night, Oct. 12  and claim the program’s second straight Three Rivers Conference title.

Carson Heath hauled in a TD pass from Alex Farr on fourth down, and Jackson Simons drilled the PAT after Valley scored and missed its PAT to send the Class A No. 3-ranked Knights in to celebration.

Southwood ran the ball 41 times for 136 yards on a night bogged down by rain.

Gabe Lloyd scampered for a pair of touchdown runs in the victory.

The Knights advance to 9-0 on the season. They host Eastside in the opening round of IHSAA Sectional play Friday.


Posted on 2018 Oct 16
Wabash Lady Apax win sectional volleyball title.

By The Paper Staff

Wabash’s volleyball squad outlasted Rochester Saturday night, Oct. 13, in five sets to claim the Class 2A North Miami Sectional title, 25-23, 27-29, 25-21, 27-29, 15-11.

Tabby Wagner led the Lady Apaches (31-3) with 10 points, 18 kills and 10 digs.

Alivia Short had nine kills and nine digs for Wabash, while Sam Irgang added seven points and 10 kills.
Miriah Wyatt finished with seven kills and nine stuff blocks.

Brooke Irgang had a superb all-around game with 15 points, seven kills, 39 assists and 23 digs.

Kaylee Graff added 14 points, 13 assists and 25 digs, Kiley Stone finished with eight kills and Kendyl Fields added 10 digs.

Kenzie Hayslett finished with 10 points and 40 digs, and Abby Vinopal added seven points and 28 digs.

Wabash advanced to the finals with a win over Manchester on Saturday morning, 25-12, 25-18, 25-21.

Wabash (31-3) advances to the Class 2A Taylor Regional, where it will face Frankton in the first round at noon.

Posted on 2018 Oct 16
Wabash boys capture schools first cross country regional championship

By The Paper Staff

The Wabash boys cross country team captured its first regional championship in school history Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Marion regional at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Apaches easily outlasted runner-up Belmont, 37-69. Huntington North (96), Oak Hill (101) and New Haven (116) rounded out the top five.

The Apaches put five runners in the top 16 to win in dominant fashion.

Dereck Vogel led Wabash in second place in a time of 16:10. Zackary Reed followed in fifth in 16:32.

Koby Prater finished in eighth for the Apaches in 16:35. Aaron Nickerson rounded out the top 10 in 16:39, and Blakley Cole rounded out the team’s top five in 16th place in 16:51.

Posted on 2018 Oct 16
Apache boys win cross country sectional

By The Paper Staff

Wabash’s boys cross country team won its first sectional title in 31 years Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Apaches placed five runners in the top 11 and seven in the top 20 to finish with 37 points, topping runner-up Oak Hill, who finished with 56 points. Huntington North was third, Southwood was sixth and Northfield was ninth.

Junior Dereck Vogel finished fourth to lead the Apaches at 17:09. Sophomore Zackary Reed followed in fifth place at 17:14.

Posted on 2018 Oct 09
Apaches fall short at Valley

By The Paper Staff

Wabash’s football squad came up just short in a 35-27 loss to Tippecanoe Valley on October 5.

Trailing 35-20 in the fourth quarter, Logan Vander Velden hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jared Holley to pull the Apaches (1-7) within eight at 35-27, but Wabash was unable to muster any more offense.

Holley led the Apaches in passing the rushing. He completed 10-of-21 passes for 109 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also ran nine times for 69 yards and a score.

Posted on 2018 Oct 09
Manchester boys fall in sectional finals

By The Paper Staff

Manchester’s boys soccer team’s season came to an end Saturday with a 6-0 loss to Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran in the finals of the Maconaquah soccer sectional.

To advance to the finals, Manchester tallied its season-record 11th shutout of the year with a 6-0 victory over Peru Wednesday in sectional action at Maconaquah.

Posted on 2018 Oct 09
Wabash boys, Lady Squires win TRC titles

By The Paper staff

The Wabash boys cross country team won the Three Rivers Conference title on Saturday.

Wabash scored 21 points to easily outdistance second place Rochester, which scored 76.

Manchester finished third with 102, while Northfield was fourth with 140 and Southwood was fifth with 145. Rounding out the conference teams were Maconaquah, Peru, Tippecanoe Valley, Whitko and North Miami.

Wabash’s Dereck Vogel led the way as the individual TRC champion. Teammates Koby Prater, Zack Reed Blakley Cole, and Aaron Nickerson finished third, fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively.

Jarrett Wilson, Ben Hewitt, Caleb Callahan, Wyatt Davis, Sammy Smith, and Ethan Berry all ran personal bests for the Apaches.

Posted on 2018 Oct 02

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