Halderman earns all state honors

By Gary Andrews

Northfield junior Jenna Halderman had a day she will remember for life Saturday, Nov. 2. Halderman was running in the cross country state finals for the third time in her career, this time finding the podium as she ran an 18:29 to finish 13th. The top 20 runners earned ”all state” honors.

“At the start I’m going to get out with the front pack and then run my race from there,” said Halderman before the race.

Jenna did just that, finishing just six seconds out of 10th place and 23 seconds from the top 5.

Manchester’s Matthew Fahs-Brown also ran in the state finals, finishing 60th in the boys race in a time of 16:27 to cap off a fantastic junior season.

Posted on 2013 Nov 05
Lady Knight’s season ends at semi state

by Gary Andrews

It was not the day the Southwood Lady Knight volleyball team had hoped for. Just three days after winning their sixth straight regional title, the Knights were playing Woodlan in the second game of the Bremen semi-state Saturday. Battling some health issues and a much taller Woodlan front line, the Warriors dominated the net as they hit over the Knight defense, ending the Southwood season 10-25, 23-25, 26-24, 10-25.

Lexi Brickner and Drew Rhamy would get kills early for the Knights as they held a 2-1 lead before the Warriors would take control. Woodlan scored three straight when Sami White stopped the mini run to make it 3-4. At that point the Warriors would feed the tall front row, scoring nine straight points to take a 13-3 lead that the Knights could never recover from. Woodlan would have a four point and a five point run down the stretch as they defeated Southwood 10-25.

Posted on 2013 Nov 05
Lady Knights win 7th straight sectional title

by Gary Andrews

It was the much anticipated volleyball sectional final at North Miami Saturday night with the upset minded Northfield Lady Norse taking on the six time defending sectional champion Southwood Lady Knights. Northfield would make it to the championship by defeating Oak Hill 25-9, 26-28, 25-14, 25-8. Southwood got to the final game by getting by county rival Wabash 25-22, 25-15, 25-20. Southwood would get off to a good start, flexing their muscle most of the night, winning their seventh straight title 25-16, 25-18, 25-15.

Southwood would get game one started with a Drew Rhamy kill that got a 5-0 run started to jump out to a quick lead. Tori Snyder would stop the run with a kill, but the Knights responded with three straight and led 8-1. The Norse would then find power hitter Kylie Echard who pounded two kills and the Norse cut the lead to 8-4. Amy Bowman would then get a kill as the Knights scored five of the next six to increase their lead to 13-5. Lexi Brickner had two kills during the spurt. Echard and Elaina Terrill would trade kills with Brickner and Sami White and the Knights held a 17-9 lead. The Knights would continue the pressure, building the lead to 21-12, going on to the 25-16 game one win.

Posted on 2013 Oct 29
Knights football explodes in sectional win

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood Knight football team showed Friday what has been building all year, an explosion. The Knights put up 24 first quarter points on their way to a 58-19 sectional win over Fremont.

Southwood led 24-0 after the first quarter with the second quarter becoming a shootout. Southwood would out score Fremont 21-19 in the second quarter and the route was on as the Knights led 45-19 at the half.

With things getting a little ”chippy” the Knights would hold their composure, tacking on 13 more points in the third quarter in route to the 58-19 win.

Posted on 2013 Oct 29
Slow start cripples Norse

By Gary Andrews

It was a tale of two halves for the Northfield football team Friday, falling behind 21-0 before rallying back and being 18 yards in the third quarter from tying things up in a 28-14 loss to South Adams.

South Adams would take the first possession of the game, attacking the Norse line with runs up the middle and to the right, marching 65 yards down the field in less than four minutes to take a quick 8-0 lead. After forcing a Norse punt on their first possession the Starfires would go again. With the ball on their own 27, South Adams would mount a 10 play drive, punching it in with 1:19 on the clock and led 14-0 at quarters end.

Posted on 2013 Oct 29
Fahs-Brown/Halderman headed for state finals

By Gary Andrews

One of the most difficult things to do in any high school sport is make it to the state finals no matter what class you’re in. An even harder feat would be to qualify in a sport where the classes are not divided.  Two Wabash County runners did just that Saturday in cross-country.

Manchester’s Matthew Fahs-Brown ran in the New Prairie semi-state as an individual Saturday, placing 10th with a time of 16:12 to advance to this Saturday’s state finals in Terra Haute. In a tough semi-state that had the top five runners finish under 16:00 and the top 46 runners being under 17:00, it was a huge accomplishment.

At New Haven the Northfield girls’ team, Southwood’s Emily Lehner and Northfield’s Devin Tracy, Joe Burcroff and Austin Frye would compete.

Posted on 2013 Oct 29
Squires season ends at Bremen

By Gary Andrews

The Manchester football team traveled to Bremen Friday, coming up short in a 49-21 loss to the Lions.

Bremen would strike first just a minute and a half in to the game to take a 7-0 lead with 10:33 on the clock. The Squires, however, would respond quickly, scoring on two plays. Lucas Schilling would scamper for 76 yards with Jacob Casper scoring one play later and the game was tied at 7. Bremen would then take control of the game, putting up 21 more points in the first quarter and 14 in the second to lead the Squires 42-7 at the half.

Bremen would get the only score in the third quarter and led 49-7 with a quarter to go.

Jacob Casper and Owen Johnson would get touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the Squire season ended in a 49-21 loss.

Posted on 2013 Oct 29
Squires use strong second half comeback to defeat Norse

by Gary Andrews

It was the tale of two halves for the Manchester football team Friday, as they needed a 20 point second half comeback to defeat county foe Northfield 23-20.

Northfield would totally dominate the first half, holding the Squires to just three points on a Ross Messer field goal with just 7 seconds left in the half.

Northfield would put the only points on the board in the first quarter on a Alec Wells 7 yard touchdown run with 52 seconds remaining to lead 6-0. Jared Short would run in the two-point conversion and Northfield led 8-0.

Both defenses would dominate in the second quarter with the only points coming on the Ross Messer field goal to make it 8-3 at the half.

Posted on 2013 Oct 22

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