Squires-Apaches game slated for WebTV coverage

By Bill Barrows

Week No.3 of high school football is upon us. 

In last week’s action, Wabash lost to Alexandria, 28-21, falling 0-2 early on. Northfield beat Peru 43-22 to even its record at 1-1. Southwood is 2-0, beating Oak Hill, 20-7. Manchester lost to Bluffton, 36-21, and are now 0-2.

Fortunes can change is a hurry, and usually do.

Here’s the schedule for this weekend. Northfield will travel to Southwood for the Metro Bowl, and Wabash will be hosting Manchester at Alumni Field.

Posted on 2018 Aug 28
Wabash County teams go 2-2 in football action

By The Paper Staff

Wabash’s football squad took to the road for the second week in a row, and suffered a similar fate to week one in a 28-21 loss to the former Central Indiana Conference foe Alexandria Tigers.

Devin Higdon scored on a one-yard plunge to put Wabash up early in the first quarter, 7-0.

Jared Holley found paydirt on a 20-yard run to help give the Apaches a 13-6 halftime lead.

Alexandria (2-0) scored the next three touchdowns to take control of the contest, 28-13 in the fourth quarter.

Payton Sodervick scored on a nine-yard pass from Jared Holley, and then ran for the two-point conversion for pull the Apaches to within a touchdown at 28-21, but time ran out for the Apaches.

Posted on 2018 Aug 28
Knights down Squires in season opener

By Eric Christiansen

Southwood scored early and often to open its season with a 33-0 shut-out of Manchester Friday, Aug. 17.

Jackson Simons intercepted a pass from Devin Marcum on the first play from scrimmage, which led to  a touchdown run from Gabe Lloyd for a 6-0 lead.

The score remained 6-0 into the second quarter, with both Manchester's and Southwood's defenses hold their ground.
However, Lloyd broke free for his second score with a 5-yard run to give the Knights a 12-0 lead.

Posted on 2018 Aug 21
Lady Squires down Wabash

Wabash's Nici Gunderman (7) and Mancheser's Bailey Mooney battle for the ball in the Squires' 1-0 win over the Apaches on Thursday, Aug. 16. Phogo by Eric Christiansen. 

By Eric Christiansen

NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Manchester girls soccer team's defense controlled Wabash in a tight 1-0 Squire win Thursday, Aug. 16.

“The defense, led by Lex Donathan, did a fantastic job shutting down the Apaches,” Manchester coach Jen Birch said. “Jirni Cripe, Gabby Brewer, Beletu Stout and Bailey Mooney did a great job controlling the middle and running the field.”

Emma Garriott scored the only goal of the game to help the Squires get the win.

Wabash goalkeeper Olivia Lindsay gave up just the one goal and held the Squires scoreless in the second half.

Whitney Working, Maya Benysh, Kelsie Olinger and Isabel France worked the front part of the defense to keep the Squires at bay.

Posted on 2018 Aug 21
Manchester girls win county golf crown

Manchester's Kelsey Eichenauer won the individual championship at the Wabash County Tournament Saturday, Aug. 11. Photo by Eric Christiansen. 

By Eric Christiansen
North Manchester News-Journal

The Manchester girls golf team distanced itself from the field, winning its third Wabash County Tournament championship by over 50 strokes Saturday, Aug. 11., at Honeywell Golf Club in Wabash.

Kelsey Eichenauer won the individual championship with a 40-39 – 79, leading the Squires to a team score of 347.

Wabash finished second place with a 401, while Northfield placed third with a 415. Southwood didn't have enough golfers to place as a team.

Posted on 2018 Aug 14
Prep grid season to begin

By Bill Barrows

School will be back in session for barely a week when Week #1 of Indiana High School Football begins on Friday. Two-a-Day practices began on July 30 in preparation for the 2018 campaign. All four Wabash County teams have been hard at work conditioning, installing offensive systems, defensive spreads and gearing up for the season.

Posted on 2018 Aug 14
Lessons our young people need to learn

By Bill Barrows

Until the late 1960’s, there was an unwritten rule between sportswriters and professional athletes that what was seen and heard of athletes inside the clubhouse or outside the locker room, in restaurants, bars or hotels was “off base” and assumedly outside of what was written in newspapers, or  reported on the radio or television.

That is not the way it is in this age of social media. In fact, for whatever reason, an athlete or entertainer’s every move has become public knowledge, especially when that behavior is questionable. Gossip columns in entertainment publications were common as far back as the 1930’s but athletes were largely left alone. This seemed to hold true until the best-selling book Ball Four, a book by baseball pitcher Jim Bouton that chronicled his 1969 season with a frank, insider's look at a professional sports team.

Posted on 2018 Aug 07
FunFest Table Tennis Tourney planned Aug. 11

By The Paper staff

The 2018 FunFest Table Tennis Tournament will take place at Scout Hall in Warvel Park, located at the intersection of Seventh and Markets on Saturday, Aug. 11. Parking will be available.

The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and will end by 4 p.m.

The Wabash County singles event will only be open to residents of Wabash County.

The tourney will have competition in seven categories, including one doubles and mixed single events. The event is hosted by Manchester Table Tennis Club and sponsored by Custom Magnetics of North Manchester.

Posted on 2018 Jul 31

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