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Local wrestlers advance to regional

BUNKER HILL -- The Manchester wrestling team placed third at the Maconaquah Sectional Saturday, Jan. 30, had two champions, and will send seven others to regional at Maconaquah this weekend.

Wabash finished fifth, had four champions, and will have a total of five wrestlers at regional.

Northfield had two individual champions in a seventh-place team effort and will have four wrestlers at regional, while Southwood finished ninth and will have one representative at regional.

Manchester’s Dylan Stroud led the Squires by winning the 132-pound weight class. The junior remained undefeated on the season with a 31-0 record.

Zach France (152 pounds) also won his weight class for the Squires.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02
Squires easily defeat Tipp Valley

The Manchester boys basketball team never allowed the Tippecanoe Valley Vikings to get close in its 75-40 Three Rivers Conference win Friday night, Jan. 29.

Manchester led the Vikings 8-2 in the first two minutes of the game and used a 13-4 run to take a 21-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Tippecanoe Valley found its rhythm in the second quarter, playing the Squires an even 14-14, to trail 35-24 at halftime. They cut it to 37-28 with 6:10 left in the third quarter but the Squires went on a 10-0 run to take a 47-28 lead, then opened the fourth quarter with a 12-4 run to put the game away.

Weston Hamby led the Squires with 21 points, followed by Max Carter with 17, Maddox Zolman with 13, Cade Jones with six, Gavin Martin with five, Brayden Jones with four, and Luke Ramer with two points.

Concordia 68, Manchester 56

Concordia raced out to a 15-0 lead in the first four minutes of their game with Manchester Saturday afternoon, Jan. 30, only to see the Squires take a fourth-quarter lead at 52-49, then outscored Manchester 19-4 to get the non-conference win.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02
Lady Norse top MSD rival Southwood

The Northfield Lady Norse left little doubt of the outcome of its game with Southwood Tuesday night, Jan. 26, running away with a 63-34 win.

Northfield took a 20-10 lead after one quarter and extended the lead to 38-17 at halftime. The Lady Norse outscored the Lady Knights in each the third and fourth quarters, as well.

Kyra Kennedy led Northfield with 19 points, five rebounds, and four steals, followed by Addie Baker with 12 points, nine rebounds, and three assists, Kearston Stout with 10 points, three rebounds, four steals, and two assists, Emma Hoover with nine points, four rebounds, six assists, and four steals, Hannah Holmes with eight points and three rebounds, Kenzie Baer with four points, three rebounds, three steals, and two assists, and Jaycee Krom with one point and one rebound. Eden Hoover had four rebounds, and Addy Rosen had two rebounds and one steal.

Ella Haupert led Southwood with 15 points, followed Bailey Wyatt with 11 points, Maggie Ball with four points, and Aleia Sweet with three points.

Northfield won the JV game 43-21.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02
Wabash's Stumbo to play volleyball at Rock Valley

Wabash High School senior Jordan Stumbo recently signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill.

“I decided on Rock Valley because the head coach, Kristy Pierce, has had amazing success with her past teams and she made me feel extremely welcome,” Stumbo told The Paper of Wabash County.  “I hope to contribute not only my skills but my energy and optimism.”

Posted on 2021 Feb 02
Wyatt signs to play at IU East

Wabash High School senior Mariah Wyatt will continue her volleyball career at Indiana University East.

Wyatt signed a letter of intent to play at the school during a brief ceremony at WHS on Monday, Jan. 18.

“I had (IUE coach Kim McConaha) as a coach for a club in Fort Wayne,” Wyatt said. “I just like the way she coached.”
McConaha said it was because of her play on the club team that she recruited Wyatt.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02
Briner sisters each win 2 swim titles

Senior Halle Briner and junior Josie Briner each won two events at the Three Rivers Conference meet Friday, Jan. 22, at Maconaquah High School.

Halle Briner won the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.36 and the 100 back in 1:00.76.

Josie Briner won the 200 free with a time of 2:02.46 and the 100 butterfly in 1:02.47.

Manchester finished second among the six-team field with 164 points, while Wabash was fifth with 116 points, and Northfield’s Ella Hunter garnered 25 points as the school’s only swimmer.

Posted on 2021 Jan 26
Pairing set for girls basketball tourney

The Northfield and Southwood girls basketball teams kick off the IHSAA Class A Sectional 53 at Northfield Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 2, 5, and 6.

The Wabash County and Three Rivers Conference rivals will face each other in the only game of the opening round Tuesday night, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Northfield currently sports a 14-5 record while Southwood is 7-9.

The winner of the first-round game will face Lakeland Christian Academy (5-4) Friday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Southern Wells (4-15) will battled North Miami (3-15) in the first game Friday night.

Posted on 2021 Jan 26
Lady Norse down Manchester, 65-37

After a close start with Northfield and Manchester tied 8-8 midway through the first quarter, the Lady Norse outscored the Lady Squires 25-5 over the rest of the first half and cruised to a 65-37 win.

Northfield led 15-8 at the end of the first quarter and outscored Manchester 18-5 in the second quarter for a 33-13 halftime lead.

Manchester found some offense in the third quarter, outscoring Northfield 14-17, but the Lady Norse slammed the door with an 18-7 fourth quarter.

Kearston Stout led the way for the Norse with 16 points, nine rebounds, and two steals, Emma Hoover had 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, and four steals, Addi Baker had 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, and five steals, and Kenzie Baer had 10 points, nine rebounds, and one assist.

Addy Rosen had eight points, one rebound, two assists, and four steals.

Manchester was led by Eva Bazzoni with nine points, three assists, and three steals, followed by Morgan Parrett with seven points and four rebounds.

Posted on 2021 Jan 26

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