O’Neill wins IHSGW state championship

Kiersten O’Neill is a state champion.

Wabash wrestler Kiersten O’Neill defeated Lake Central’s Elly Janovsky by pin in 1:40 to claim the 152 pound weight class title Friday night, Jan. 15, at Hamilton Heights High School.

O’Neill started the tournament with a quick 17-second pin over Kaylee Miles from Terre Haute South. She followed that up with a 10-2 major decision in the semifinals over Gabrielle Bussard from New Haven.

Finally, in the championship match, O’Neill pinned Janovsky and had her hand raised indicating her state title.

Manchester 57, Bluffton 24

The Class 1A seventh-ranked Manchester wrestling team won nine of 11 matches that were wrestled in a 57-24 win at Bluffton Wednesday, Jan. 13. 

Posted on 2021 Jan 19
O'Neill wins weight class

Wabash wrestler, Kiersten O'Neill won her weight class at the Girls Northern Wrestling regional Friday, Jan. 8. O'Neill will compete for a state championship this weekend at Hamilton Heights. 

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Manchester wrestlers defeat Eastern on Senior Night


Manchester 43, Eastern 33

The Manchester wrestling team picked up a big win on senior night against Eastern with a thrilling pin in the final match of the night by senior Isaac Diaz to clinch a 43-33 win Wednesday night, Jan. 6.

Diaz overcame a 4-0 first period deficit and wrestled back before tossing his opponent for a fall that capped a thrilling comeback victory for the Squires.

Also winning for the Squires were Gavin Mize (195) by pin in 2:36, Preston Duffy (220) 8-2, and Trevor Dill (285) by major decision 12-2.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Manchester defeats North Miami, Canterbury

Manchester 50, North Miami 40

It wasn’t the prettiest game of the early season but the Manchester Squires did enough to pull out a 52-40 win at North Miami Friday night, thanks to a 30-point, 19 rebound, five steal effort from Max Carter.

Points were tough to come by in the first quarter with North Miami leading 10-2 with under a minute left.

Meanwhile, Manchester’s leading scorer Weston Hamby picked up two quick fouls and sat for much of the first quarter.

Hamby committed his third foul in the second quarter, his fourth in the third, and fifth early in the fourth quarter.

North Miami tied it at 17-17 with 1:39 left in the half but Luke Ramer and Carter each scored inside in the final 1:20 to give the Squires a 21-17 halftime lead.

North Miami took a 26-24 led with 1:34 left in the third quarter, and then Carter put the Squires on his back.

The senior scored six points in the final minute of the third quarter, and 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Squires pull away for the win.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Northfield Lady Norse defeat Bluffton


Maconaquah 63, Manchester 62

Emma Garriott and Eva Bazzoni combined for 54 of Manchester’s 63 points, each scoring 27, but the Manchester girls basketball team couldn’t find the two points needed to defeated Maconaquah.

The host Braves led the Squires 50-45 heading into the fourth quarter of the Three Rivers Conference game and held off Manchester, coming down to the final second, pulling out a 63-62 win Monday, Jan. 4.

With 15 seconds remaining in the game, Maconaquah went 1-2 from the free throw line to lead 63-61, giving the Squires a chance to tie or win the game.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Manchester girls, Wabash boys, win swim meets

Manchester traveled to Wabash Wednesday, Jan. 6 with both schools winning a meet.

The Manchester girls team defeated Wabash 92-38 while the Wabash boys team edged Manchester 80-69. Northfield also has representatives with each team scoring six points.

In the girls meet, Wabash was two of the three relays.

The 200 free relay team of Becca Bruss, Abbie Boggs, Lacey Crist, and Madison Inman won with a time of 2:03.45, while the Manchester team of Evyn Fox, Gracie Dale, Miriam Struble-Hedstrom, and Halle Briner placed second with a time of 2:14.11. Finishing third was the Manchester team of Adia Selleck, Emma Ulrey, Ella Clifford, and Josie Briner in 2:22.33.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
NHS' Baker signs to play softball at Southern Illinois

Addi Baker, Northfield High School Senior signed a letter of intent on Friday, Nov. 13 to play softball at Southern Illinois University.

Baker, who is undecided in a major told The Paper of Wabash that she decided on SIU because she liked the coaches and the school.

“I’m excited to have new teammates and make new friends and all of the experiences that are going to come with playing softball there,” she said.

Posted on 2020 Nov 17
Girls basketball in full swing

Trailing 37-34 with three minutes remaining in their season opener against Warsaw, the Manchester Squires saw the Tigers finish the game with a 20-3 scoring run for a 57-37 Wednesday night, Nov. 11.

Warsaw led Manchester 21-15 after a high-scoring first quarter and took a 29-20 halftime lead.

The Lady Squires cut the lead to 33-25 after three quarters and was one possession away from tying the game with three minutes remaining in the fourth, trailing 37-34, before Warsaw closed it out.

Eva Bazzoni returned from missing nearly the entire 2019-20 season, the senior led Manchester with 15 points, three assists, and three steals.

Makenzy Meyer was strong under the basket with 10 points, eight rebounds, and one block.

Morgan Parrett had five points and six rebounds, followed by Beletu Stout  with five points, three rebounds, two steals, and two assists, Emma Garriott with two points and five rebounds, and Ainsley West with two assists and one rebound.

The JV team lost its opener to Warsaw 47-13.

Gracie Lauer led the Squire JV team with four points, two rebounds, one block and one steal, while Kaidyn Howard had four points and two rebounds.

Posted on 2020 Nov 17

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