Lady Squires, Apaches claim county track

 Competing in the 200-meter dash were (from left) Alix Winer, Blake Wiser, Blakley Cole, A.J. Fortman, Elijah Sutton and Reese Wagoner. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Josh Sigler

Manchester’s girls and Wabash’s boys track and field teams claimed Wabash County titles Thursday at Manchester.

Manchester’s girls won with 91 points, while Wabash was second with 58, Southwood third with 56, and Northfield fourth with 29.
Manchester’s Olivia Auler won the 100-meter dash in 13.39 seconds.

Wabash’s Jordan Stumbo won the 200 dash in :28.39.

Southwood’s Morgan Farr swept the 400 dash (1:02.89) and 800 run (2:37.13), while teammate Mya Denney won the 1,600 run in 6:09.92.

Northfield’s Alyssa McKillip won the 3,200 run in 11:53.94.

Manchester’s Katie Barker was tops in the 100 hurdles in :17.40, and Northfield’s Brittany Bussard won the 300 hurdles in :49.84.

Manchester swept the relays.

The Lady Squire foursome of Auler, Gabby Brewer, Kailea Kerr and Keilan Creager won the 4x100 relay in :53.82.

The team of McKenna Rickert, Carissa Edwards, Barker and Kerr won the 4x400 relay in 4:32.06, and the team of Jaclyn Webb, Maddy Evans, Anna Markham and Ainsley West ton the 4x800 relay in 11:15.80.

Brewer won the high jump with a leap of 4-10.

Nothfield’s Brittany Bussard won the pole vault, clearing 8-0.

Brewer also won the long jump with a leap of 15-7.5.

And Wabash’s Mariah Wyatt was a winner in both the shot put (39-8.5) and discus (103-5), setting a school record in the shot put.

On the boys side, Wabash ran away with the title with 92 points, followed by Manchester (62), Southwood (61) and Northfield (28).

Southwood’s Elijah Sutton finished tops in the 100 dash in :12.16.

Wabash’s Blakley Cole on the 200 (:24.87) and 400 (:52.41) dashes.

Wabash’s Zack Reed won the 800 in 2:01.34.

Southwood’s Braden Sweet won the 1,600 run in 4:30.96 and the 3,200 run in 10:00.61. 

Teammate Jackson Simons swept the hurdles events, winning the 110 in :16.54 and the 300 in :42.77.

The Manchester foursome of Seth Gaerte, Ethan Cummins, Isaiah Davis and A.J. Fortman won the 4x100 relay in :46.36.

The Wabash team of Cole, Reed, Cody Henderson and Charly Smith won the 4x400 relay in 3:36.11.

And, the Apache quartet of Aaron Nickerson, Caleb Callahan, Koby Prater and Reed won the 4x800 relay in 8:52.64.

Manchester’s Davis won the high jump with a leap of 5-10, and he also won the long jump, clearing 20-4.5.

Northfield’s Alexander Haupert won the pole vault, clearing 9-6.

Southwood’s Jackson Miller won the shot put with a heave of 40-11.

And, Manchester’s Gavin Ream won the discus with a throw of 125-7.

Southwood baseball tops Northfield
Southwood’s baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Northfield 6-5 Friday.

The game was tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh when Kolby Thomas hit a ground ball to second base, and on a fielding error, Thomas was safe at first, allowing the winning run to score.

Alex Farr and Connor Rich both collected a double and a single for Southwood.

Carson Rich started on the hill and allowed four runs on 11 hits while striking out two and walking none in 6 1/3 innings.
Cam Ball picked up the win, pitching  2/3 of an inning, allowing one run on one hit.

Northfield, which out-hit Southwood 12-8, scored four runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 5-5.

Cole Rosen, Chance Hartman, Nate Drancik, and Jarrett Shafer each had two hits for the Norse.

Drancik drew the start on the mound for the Norse, and pitched 5 1/3 innings. He allowed five runs, three earned, on six hits and six walks. He struck out six.

Shafer suffered the loss in relief, allowing an unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Southwood baseball falls to Marion
Southwood’s baseball team outhit Marion 6-2 Tuesday, but were unable to push across enough runs in a 2-1 loss to the Giants on the road.

Mason Yentes and Carson Rich both went 2-for-3 at the plate with a single and a double.

Koby Thomas drew the start on the mound and went five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits. He struck out three and walked six.

Gabe Lloyd worked one inning of relief, notching three strikeouts.

Southwood baseball falls to OH.
Southwood and Oak Hill combined for five home runs as Oak Hill took a 13-12 win over the Knights in a high-scoring affair.

Gabe Lloyd went 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored for Southwood.

Tristin Hayslett and Carson Rich both added a pair of hits.

Connor Rich led the offensive attack with four RBIs.

Hayslett come on in relief on the hill, and allowed three runs in three hits while striking out six and walking one in three innings of work.

Wabash baseball tops Whitko
The Class 2A No. 7-ranked Wabash baseball team routed Whitko Friday, 13-0.

The Apaches pushed across 10 runs in the first inning to put the game away, but added three runs in the second inning.

Blake Gribben had two hits and an RBI for Wabash, while Trenton Daughtry added a double and three RBIs.

Payton Sodervick, Daughtry and Jared Holley combined on the hill for the shutout.

Sodervick worked two innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two.

Daughtry worked two innings as well, allowing two hits and striking out three.

Jared Holley worked the final inning, allowing no hits and striking out one. 

Manchester softball tops TV
Manchester’s softball team picked up an 8-5 win over Tippecanoe Valley Friday.

Emma Evans paced the offense with three hits and three RBIs for the Lady Squires.

Kindra Stetzel pitched a complete game in the circle, allowing just one earned run on six hits and three walks, while striking out seven.

Manchester softball splits
Manchester’s softball team split a pair of games on Saturday, defeating New Haven 7-1 and falling to South Adams 6-0.

In the win over New Haven, Emma Evans pitched a complete game for the win, alloing one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out three.

Teraka Tully led the offense in the win with three hits.

In the loss to South Adams, Tornia Runkel and Kindra Stetzel each had hits.

Runkel suffered the loss in the circle, allowing six runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out two.

Wabash softball falls to Whtiko
Wabash’s softball team suffered a 7-0 loss to Whitko Friday.

Taylor Mettler recorded a single in the second inning.

Whitney Working worked seven innings in the circle in a losing effort. She allowed seven runs on nine hits while striking out one and walking one.

Wabash softball falls to OH
Wabash’s softball team fell to Oak Hill in a pair of games, 18-1 and 19-1, Saturday.

In the opener, Whitney Working drew the start and allowed 10 runs on four hits, lasting 1/3 of an inning.

Hannah Halverson threw 3 2/3 innings out of the bullpen.

Taylor Metter led Wabash’s offense with an RBI.

In the nightcap, Halverson suffered the loss in the circle, allowing 19 hits and 19 runs over four innings, striking out one.

Kaydence Collins and Sydnee Osborn each had multiple hits for the Apaches.

Squire tennis tops HN
Manchester’s girls tennis team picked up a 3-1 win over Huntington North Wednesday in a rain-shortened match.

Halle Briner was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at No. 2 singles, while Eva Bazzoni took a 6-3, 6-0 decision at No. 3 singles.

Rebekah Pyle and Alyssa Marvel picked up the third point for the Lady Squires with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 2 doubles.

Manchester 3rd at Norse Invite
Manchester’s boys golf team finished third at the Northfield Invitational Saturday at Honeywell Golf Course with a score of 343. Peru won the tournament with a score of 336, and Maconaquah was second with a 339.

Owen Kruschwitz took individual medalist honors with a one-over-par 72.

Harley Kruschwitz tied for third after carding a 75 for the Squires.

Klayton Hendrix recorded a 94, while Konrad Borgmann and Mathias McLaughlin both shot 102s for Manchester.
Southwood placed eighth with a 386.

Carson Heath led the Knights with an 85, followed by Logan Arnold’s 100, Baron Hedrick’s 100, Ket Baldwin’s 103 and Adam Spaulding’s 107.

Posted on 2019 May 07