Manchester girls take 5th at meet

The Manchester girls cross country team placed fifth out of 27 teams competing at the Manchester Invitational Saturday morning, Sept. 7.

Freshman Josie Briner led the Squires with a 10th place finish in a time of 20:48.22.

Sophomore Kambree Cashdollar crossed the finish line in 21st place in 20:54.84, and Halle Briner was 45th overall with a time of 21:47.10.

Anna Markham was 90th with a time of 22:46, followed by Sydney McLaughlin in 23:34.81, Maddy Evans in 23:47.85, Skye

McCullough in 24:04.07, Ainsley West in 24:42.17, and Kiera Hatfield in 24:56.47.

The Manchester boys team finished 11th out of 27 teams Saturday.

Carter Bedke led the Squires with an 18th place finish in 17:26.07, followed by Raven King in 73rd place in 18:44.53.

Cade Jones finished in 61st place in 18:58.90, Raice Martin was 83rd in 19:35.02, and Elijah Burlingame was fifth in 89th place in 19:40.90.

Jonathan Eberly finished in 19:49.07, followed by Reece Adamiec in 19:51.97, Lane Stetzel in 20:30.03, and Kedrick Metzger in 21:22.94.



The Squire boys tennis team lost a 5-0 decision to Huntington North Wednesday, Sept. 4 at home.

In singles play, Brady Wiley lost 6-2, 6-1 at one-singles, Quinn Martin lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 at two-singles, and Sam Hupp lost 6-1, 6-0 at three-singles.

In doubles action, the number one team of Ethan Espeset and Isaac Reichenbach lost 6-3, 6-3, and at two-doubles, the team of Justin Hall and Korbin Hensley lost 6-0, 6-0.

Bluffton 4, Manchester 1

Wiley picked up the Squires' only win at one-singles with a 6-1, 6-4 victory.

Martin went three sets at two-doubles but fell short 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Sam Hupp lost at three-singles 6-0, 6-1.

In doubles play Ethan Espeset and Isaac Reichenbach put up a fight but lost 7-6 (5), 6-3 at one-doubles, and at two-doubles, Justin Hill and Korbin Hensley lost 6-2, 6-0.


Wabash lost a tough 3-2 match to Maconaquah Thursday, Sept. 5.

Winning for the Apaches were Asif Khan at two-singles 7-5, 6-1 and Dave Ford at three-singles 6-4, 7-5.

Rob Ford lost his first match of the year at one-singles 6-0, 6-0, while the one-doubles team of Jonah France and Logan

Luttrell lost 6-1, 6-2, and the two-doubles team of RJ Stegg and Nickolas Ewing lost 6-1, 6-0.

Girls soccer


In a Three Rivers Conference matchup Manchester shut out North Miami in girls soccer with a score of 2-0 Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Emma Garriott scored Manchester's only goal in the first half on an assist from Gabbie Brewer. Brewer then had the only goal in the second half on a shot from 20 yards out.

Manchester 2, Huntington North 0

The Squire defense continues to shine as Manchester defeated Huntington North 2-0 Thursday, Sept. 5.

Manchester started strong as Brewer sent Garriott to the corner on a cross where Beletu Stout finsihed the shot on the back post.

At the 15 minute mark of the second half Karen Saucedo placed the ball ahead for Garriott to finish for Manchester's second goal.


The Apaches shut out North Miami 2-0 in a TRC battle Thursday, Sept. 5.

Linda Cordes and Hannah Layne combined in goal for the shutout win with Cordes recording three saves and Layne stopping 10 shots.

Scoring for Wabash were Madi Lutz with 12 minutes left in regulation followed by a penalty kick goal from Julia France.

Boys soccer

Manchester 8, Huntington North 0

Harley Kruschwitz scored four goals against Huntington North Tuesday, Sept. 3 to lead the Squires to an 8-0 win over the Vikings.

The third of his goals was his 77th in his high school career to break the school record for career goals previously held by Colin McNeely.

Caleb Stout scored three goals and added three assists on the night, while Harley Kruschwitz added two assists, and Hunter Klutz scored one goal.

The Squire defense of Justin Self, Klayton Hendrix, Ridge Fierstos, Trevor Heath and Gavin Rockwell held the Vikings to one shot on goal.

Manchester 9, Columbia City 3

The Squires stayed undefeated on the season with a 9-3 win over Columbia City Thursday, Sept. 5.

Stout scored the Squires' first goal on an assist from Harley Kruschwitz.

After the Eagles tied the game at 1-1, Logan Bishop scored on an assist from Self on a header for a 2-1 lead at halftime.

Harley Kruschwitz added four goals in the second half, followed by three by Stout. Stout had three assists on the night with one each by Sam Reichenbach, Brandon Hernandez and Klutz.

Manchester 7, Blackhawk Christian 0

Manchester continued its torrid start to the season with a 7-0 shutout of perennial powerhouse Blackhawk Christian Saturday, Sept. 7 at Good Fields.

Manchester took a 3-0 halftime lead with goals from Stout and Harley Kruschwitz with the next two, with Kruschwitz assisting on Stout's goal.

The second half was much of the same with Kruschwitz scoring two unassisted goals and Hendrix scoring on a penalty kick.

Hernandez scored the final goal on a assist from A.J. Fortman.

Manchester stands at 8-0 on the season.

Girls golf


Wabash celebrated senior night with a 189-252 win over Mississinewa Wednesday, Sept. 4 to move to 10-1 on the season.

Bella Carrillo led the Apaches with a 41, followed by Halle Miller with a 47, Annie Cole with a 50, and Lindsey Mattern with a 51.

Also competing for the Apaches were Lacey Crist (62), Corinne Kugler (66), and Aubrey Till (65).


The Norse competed in a 3-way match at Peru beating North Miami and Triton with a team score of 205.

Alex Cartwright earned medalist honors with a 49, followed by Emma Wynn and Ainsley Dale each with a 50, Ella Satterthwaite with a 56 and Briana Williams with a 62.


Sam Kissell shot a season-low of 38 to lead the Manchester girls golf team to two wins in a 3-way match with a team score of 219 at Sycamore Golf Course Sept. 3.

Alissa Bickerstaff shot a 56, followed by a 58 from Kayla Hippensteel, a 67 from Delani Henderson, and a 70 from Chaynee Tennant.

Oak Hill 200, Manchester 207

The Squires fell short in a match with Oak Hill at Arbor Trace Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 5.

Kissell once again led Manchester with a score of 41. Bickerstaff and Hippensteel both shot 50 on the night. Henderson shot a 66 followed by a 69 from Tennant.



The Northfield volleyball team had no trouble with Madison-Grant Wednesday, Sept. 4 with a 25-8, 25-15 win.

Addi Baker had 23 kills and 22 digs, while Kenzie Baer had 10 kills and 20 digs, and Elise Gottschalk had 33 digs and eight points.

The JV team went the distance in a 18-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-6 loss to Madison-Grant.


The Manchester varsity volleyball team dropped a tough 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 25-22 to Wawasee.

Catherine Ondria led the way with 12 service points, four aces and 10 digs, Aubree Lambert had 10 kills and five digs, Kendra Kline had nine service points, 15 assists and 10 digs, and Mackenzie Day had seven service points, six kills and six digs.

The JV team won 25-24, 25-11, 15-12 over Wawasee. 

Posted on 2019 Sep 10