Sports
Wabash boys move to 10-1

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash’s boys basketball team defeated North Miami Friday night 84-43 to improve to 10-1 on the season.


The Apaches jumped out to a 25-9 lead by the end of the first quarter, and upped that lead to 45-15 by halftime.


Wabash was led by Trenton Daughtry, who finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and eight steals.


Logan Vander Velden added 18 points, four rebounds and three steals. Jasper Walter chipped in 16 points, and Elijah Vander Velden added eight points, four rebounds and three blocks.

Knights win in OT
Southwood’s boys basketball team outlasted Tippecanoe Valley on the road, 83-82, Friday night, to improve to 4-9 on the season.


The Knights took a 36-32 lead into the half, only to be outscored by the Vikings 21-10 in the third quarter. Southwood battled back to outscore Valley 23-16 in the fourth to tie the score headed into the extra session, which the Knights won, 14-13.


Dallas Holmes led the way for Southwood with 27 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and three steals, and went over the 1,000-point mark for his career in the victory.


Jackson Simons and Carson Rich both scored 19 points in the win, and Braden Barney added 10 points.

Norse fall to Whitko
Northfield’s boys basketball team could not overcome woeful shooting in a 76-44 loss to Whitko Friday night.


The Norse (2-10) hit just 29 percent of their shots in a losing effort.


Jared Peas scored 19 points and added seven rebounds to lead Northfield.


Clayton Tomlinson added seven points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals.

Squires edge Rochester
Manchester’s boys basketball team improved to 7-6 on the season with a 35-34 victory over Rochester Friday night. Brayden Casper hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to give the Squires the win.


The Squires led 21-18 at the half, and were able to hold on for the victory.


Weston Hamby led the Squires with 14 points and six rebounds, and Casper added 13 points and four rebounds. 

Lady Squires keep pace in TRC
Manchester’s girls basketball team defeated Rochester 39-28 Friday night to improve to 13-7 on the season.


The Lady Squires remained tied atop the Three Rivers Conference standings at 7-1 in league play with the win.


Manchester led 16-12 at the half, and took a 29-26 lead into the fourth, where they outscored the Lady Zebras 10-2 in the final stanza.


Eva Bazzoni finished with 13 points and five rebounds, and Kennedy Fierstos added 13 points, five rebounds and four steals.


Kiera Hatfield rounded out the Lady Squire leaders with eight points and six steals.

Lady Norse pummel M-G
Northfield defeated Madison-Grant 75-12 on Thursday to improve to 18-2 on the season.


The Class A No. 4-ranked Lady Norse jumped out to a 21-2 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
Ariel Dale led the victory charge with 14 points.


Emma Hoover added 13 points, while Kelcie Thomson added 12 points, four rebounds, seven assists and four steals.


Kyra Kennedy rounded out the Northfield leaders with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and four steals.

Lady Knights fall to Whitko
Southwood’s girls basketball team led 17-16 at the half, but couldn’t hang on to the lead in a 43-40 loss to Whitko Thursday.


Erin Lehner led the Lady Knights with 14 points and four rebounds, and MaKenna Pace and Morgan Farr both finished with eight points, while Kayla Mays pulled down 10 rebounds.

Lady Apaches top Cass
Wabash’s girls basketball team defeated Lewis Cass Wednesday night 55-39, outscoring the Lady Kings in every quarter on their way to victory.


Cass hung close to Wabash through three quarters, but the Lady Apaches outscored the Lady Kings 19-10 in the fourth quarter to pull away.


Wabash was led by Tabby Wagner and Hope Unger with 12 points each, while Alivia Short added 10.


Mariah Wyatt pulled down 10 rebounds while Wagner added eight.

Lady Knights fall to Mac
Southwood’s girls basketball team suffered a 36-32 loss to Maconaquah Tuesday night to fall to 4-14 on the season.


Maconaquah jumped out to a 15-8 lead by the end of the first quarter, and led 21-12 at the half.


MaKenna Pace led the Knights with 13 points, five rebounds and two steals, and Alissa Pershing added eight points, seven rebounds and five steals.

Squires top Smith Academy
Manchester’s boys basketball team defeated Smith Academy 67-25 Tuesday night to improve to 6-6 on the season.


The Squires jumped out to a 17-4 lead by the end of the first quarter, led 25-15 at the half, then outscored Smith 23-4 in the third quarter to put the win away.


Weston Hamby led Manchester with 12 points and four steals in the victory.


Thane Creager, Austin Underwood and Kreeden Krull each added eight points in the win.

Lady Squires top FW Blackhawk
Manchester’s girls basketball team defeated Fort Wayne Blackhawk 41-30 on the road.


The Lady Squires outscored Blackhawk 17-10 in the fourth quarter to blow open what was a close game.


Manchester also hit 10 of its final 12 free throw attempts to seal the win.


Eva Bazzoni led the Lady Squires with 14 points, five rebounds and two steals.


Emma West added eight points and five rebounds, and Kennidy Lauer finished with seven points in the victory.

Apache swimmers fall
The Wabash boys swimming team suffered a 131-33 loss to host Columbia City Tuesday night.


Many swimmers posted season-best times in the loss.


Jon Maiztegui took 36 seconds off of his 500 freestyle time and four seconds off of his 100 breaststroke time.


Mason Hyslop knocked nine seconds off of his 100 backstroke time, and Peyton Sluss took one second off of both his 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke times.


Kyle Thomas rounded out the leaders, taking three seconds off of his 200 individual medley time.

Lady Apache swimmers fall
The Wabash girls swimming team was defeated by host Columbia City 137-32 Tuesday night.


Becca Bruss broke the school record in the 200 individual medley.


Many swimmers posted season-best times in the loss.


Isabelle Robinson took eight seconds off of her 100 freestyle time, and one second off of her 50 freestyle time.


Evelynn Gray knocked off two seconds from her 200 freestyle time.


And, Leigha Boggs posted a time that was one second faster than her previous best in the 100 breaststroke.

Norse wrestlers top Triton
Northfield’s wrestling team defeated Triton 33-22 in its last match of the season.


Trevor Burnworth pinned his opponent, while Seth Forsyth, Dakota France, Jaydan Goshert and Logan Cox won by forfeit.
Micah Higgins ended the meet with an exciting overtime match that went to the final period. Higgins earned an escape to win by one point.

Posted on 2019 Jan 22