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2 advance to state track finals

Southwood's Braden Sweet competes in the 1,600-meter run at the IHSAA track and field regional at Marion High School Thursday. Sweet finished second to advance to the state finals. Photo by Josh Sigler

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Wabash will have two representatives in the boys track and field regional Friday at Indiana University.


Manchester’s Isaiah Davis advanced from the regional in two events, while Southwood’s Braden Sweet advanced in one.


Davis finished fourth in the high jump at the Kokomo Regional with a leap of 6-4.5, but advanced to state on the state standard. The top three finishers advance to state.


Davis also advanced to state in the long jump, taking second by clearing 22-4.5.


Sweet will join Davis in Bloomington after placing second in the Marion Regional in the 1,600 in a time of 4:19.04.
Wabash competed in the Marion Regional, and also had success.


The 4x800 relay team of Aaron Nickerson, Blakely Cole, Koby Prater and Zack Reed finished sixth in a time of 8:03.85, setting a new school record, breaking the old school record of 8:15.10


Dereck Vogel competed in the 3,200 for the Apaches, taking 10th in a time of 9:58.86.
Reed competed in the 800, finishing 12th with a time of 2:01.69.


And, Prater also competed in the 3,200, taking 14th in a time of 10:18.56.


Jackson Simons also competed for Southwood, taking 10th in the 110 hurdles (:16.47) and sixth in the 300 hurdles (:40.61).

Girls compete in track regional
County girls track and field teams competed in the IHSAA regional May 21.


Wabash's Mariah Wyatt placed eighth in the shot. She recorded a throw of 35 feet, 7 1/2 inches. She also placed 16th in the discuss with a throw of 93 feet, 7 inches.


Her sister, Trinidy Wyatt, placed 14th in the shot put with a throw of 33 feet, 2 1/4 inches.


Wabash's Leigha Boggs and Northfield's Brittany Bussard competed in the pole vault. Neither recorded a height


Northfield's Alyssa McKillip placed ninth in the 1600 Meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 30.86 seconds. She placed seventh in the 3200 Meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 40.57 seconds.


Southwood's Eva Goff placed 12th in the long jump with a jump of 14 feet, 11 inches.


Southwood's 4x800 Meter relay team of Madison Johnson, Mya Denney, Morgan Farr and Monica Hobson placed 15th with a time of 11 minutes, 23.88 seconds.


Farr also placed 13th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 34.11 seconds.

NF softball tops SW
Northfield’s Addi Baker shined at the plate during her team’s 12-1 victory over Southwood in IHSAA sectional play Monday in five innings.


Baker went 3-for-3 with three home runs and six RBIs in the win, and also drew a walk.


Bailey Burcroff, Ally Keaffaber, Kyra Kennedy Elise Gottschalk and Fayth Leming each added two hits in the win for the Lady Norse (14-8).


Abby Hunter pitched a complete game five-hitter to pick up the win in the circle.


She allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out one.


For Southwood, Ashley Smith, MaKenna Pace, Maddie Turner and Kayla Mays each had hits.

Manchester softball falls
Manchester’s softball team fell in sectional play to Whitko Tuesday, 9-1.


Kindra Stetzel had two hits for the Lady Squires, while Andrea Kahn had a hit and an RBI.


Torina Runkel suffered the loss in the circle. She pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits and two walks while striking out three.


Stetzel worked the final 3 1/3 innings, allowing four runs, one earned, on five hits and no walks while striking out four.

Wabash falls in sectional
Wabash’s softball team suffered a 10-2 loss to Oak Hill in sectional play Wednesday.


The game was tied 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth when Oak Hill scored the go-ahead run.


Whitney Working scored a run for the Apaches, and Sydnee Osborn added an RBI double, scoring Kandon Pries.


Working took the loss in the circle for Wabash. She allowed 11 hits and 10 runs over 5 1/3 innings, striking out one.


Working also went 2-for-4 at the plate.

Southwood baseball wins finale
Cam Ball shined on senior night as Southwood’s baseball team defeated Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in the regular season finale Tuesday.


Ball went 2-for-3 at the plate with two doubles and also reached on an error, and had an RBI and a run scored.


Logan Barley went 3-for-4 with four runs scored.


Mason Yentes ades two base hits in the win.

NF opens sectional with win
Northfield’s baseball team opened sectional play with a 9-3 win over North White Wednesday.


Chance Hartman and Clayton Tomlinson both had three hits for the Norse, with Hartman driving in three runs.


Cole Rosen, Braden Ripplinger, Jarrett Shafer and Michael Fisher each added two hits in the win.


Jonah Truman picked up the win on the hill, working a complete game. He allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out three.

Wabash opens sectional with win
Wabash’s baseball team opened sectional play with an 8-4 win over Rochester Thursday night at Chris Rood Field.


Payton Sodervick and Blake Gribben led the Apaches with two hits each.


Trenton Daughtry and Joe Leland shared pitching duties in the win.


The win avenges an earlier season loss for Wabash.

Wabash golfers split
Wabash’s golf team split a three-way match with Southern Wells and Northfield Tuesday at Dogwood Glen G.C.


Southern Wells won the meet with a 186, while Wabash shot a 194 and Northfield didn’t compete as a complete team.


Wabash’s Asif Khan and Northfield’s Toby Baer tied for medalist honors with a 40.


Blayze Shemwell added a 45 for Wabash, while Andrew Dinkins shot a 47, Wyatt Davis shot a 62, and Brodie Howard shot a 65.

Southwood golfers take 3rd
Southwood finished third in a three-way golf match with Eastern and Wabash Wednesday.


Eastern won the match with a 198, while Wabash shot a 200 and Southwood shot a 208.


Carson Heath shot a 40 to lead Southwood.


Logan Arnold shot a 51, followed by Adam Spaulding’s 58, Baron Hedrick’s 59, an Landon Topliff’s 59.
Wabash’s scores were not available.

Manchester golfers place 6th
Manchester’s golf team placed sixth out of nine teams in the Warsaw Bob Turner Invitational, held at Tippecanoe Lake County Club, Monday with a 342.


Penn won the event with a team score of 300.


Fort Wayne Canterbury’s Carson Stohler was medalist after carding a 71.


Manchester was led by Owen Kruschwitz with a 76, while Harley Kruschwitz added a 77.


Konrad Borgmann shot a 92, Klayton Hendrix shot a 97, and Mathias McLaughlin shot a 98 to round out the Squires’ scorecard.

Manchester golfers fall
Manchester’s golf team traveled to Rock Hollow G.C. to take on Peru, and fell 168-158.


Kash Bellar of Peru was medalist with an even-par 36.


Manchester was led by Harley Kruschwitz’s 37, followed closely by Owen Kruschwitz’s 38.


Klayton Hendrix added a 46 for the Squires, while Mathias McLaughlin added a 47 and Konrad Borgmann added a 48.

Lady Knight track places 9th
Southwood’s girls track team finished ninth in the IHSAA sectional May 14, sending one relay and two individuals on to the regional.


Morgan Farr placed second in the 800-meter run in 2:28.20 to advance.


The 4x800 relay team of Madison Johnson, Monica Hobson, Mya Denney and Farr placed third in 11:02.49.


And, Eva Goff finished third in the long jump with a leap of 14-11.

Knight track places 7th
Southwood’s boys track team placed seventh in the IHSAA sectional May 14, sending two individuals on to regional in two separate events.


Braden Sweet placed second in the 1,600 (4:27.47) and the 3,200 (9:58.81) to advance in both events.


Jackson Simons placed second in the 300 hurdles in :41.38, and took third in the 110 hurdles in :16.02.

Posted on 2019 May 28