Knights win Sectional title

For the third time in four years the Southwood Knights are sectional champions.

After a close first quarter it was all Southwood with a dominating 78-25 win over Lakeland Christian Saturday night, March 7 to win the Southern Wells Sectional.

“It was a different sectional, and it was a little different, but it's still going on the banner,” Southwood head coach John Burrus said.

Southwood trailed 3-2 two minutes into the game before finding its offensive rhythm.

Connor Rich started an 8-0 run with a basket followed by a three-point play from Jackson Simons and a three-pointer from Carson Rich to lead 10-3 with 3:45 left in the first quarter.

Lakeland cut the lead to 11-8 with under a minute left in the quarter but back-to-back baskets from Connor Rich in 11 seconds gave the Knights a 15-8 lead.

Posted on 2020 Mar 10
Wabash wins TRC title

What looked to be a barnburner turned into a bust for the Peru Tigers but a second straight outright Three Rivers Conference championship for the Wabash Apaches.

Wabash traveled to Peru with an 8-0 conference record and 17-4 overall while Peru entered the game at 7-1 in the TRC and 16-5 overall. The Apaches never trailed and ran away with an 80-45 win.

“This is a goal we set back in June,” Wabash head coach Paul Wright said. “They deserve it because I know how they worked since June and the fall. This is something the varsity players wanted to get done and it worked out great for us.”

With Peru missing two key players in Mathew Ross and Treyden Curtis, Wabash took advantage early and often.

“Half of our points and rebounds were gone tonight,” Peru head coach Eric Thompson said. “Mathew and Treyden average 20 to 30 [points] together. But the way Wabash was playing it may not have mattered. They played really well.”

Jasper Walters got the Apaches started with a three-pointer 15 seconds into the game. Peru's Pete Polk answered seconds later but Wabash's Trenton Daughtry hit from long range for a 6-2 Wabash lead that started an 11-1 run.

Posted on 2020 Mar 03
Squires' Stroud wins semi-state title

FORT WAYNE -- Manchester's Dylan Stroud remained undefeated in his quest for a state championship after winning the 126 pound weight class at the New Haven Semi-State Saturday, Feb. 15.

Stroud was the only Squire to advance to state while Wabash will have two representatives this weekend in Indianapolis.

Stroud (39-0) gave up just three points in his semi-state run. He started the day with a pin over Landon Roy from West Noble followed by a 7-0 win over Bellmont's Litchfield to clinch a spot at state. The Squire sophomore won his semifinal match 8-3 over Delta's Payne Blackburn then outlasted Bluffton's undefeated Landon Bertsch 3-0 in the championship match.

Posted on 2020 Feb 18
Northfield season ends in regional title

SHARPSVILLE -- In an instant the dream ended.

Blue River Valley led Northfield 37-34 with the Norse in possession of the ball with 21 seconds left in regulation of the regional championship game Saturday, Feb. 15.

After a Northfield time out, the Norse worked the ball around for a game-tying three-pointer. Kenzie Baer inbounded the ball to Emma Hoover who found Fayth Leming outside the arc. Leming let the ball fly with eight seconds remaining but her shot went in-and-out and Blue River Valley grabbed the rebound and a 39-34 win.

Blue River Valley looked like they were going to run away with the game taking an 8-0 lead in the first three minutes.

Posted on 2020 Feb 18
Manchester girls fall in tourney final

WALTON -- What looked like a blowout turned into a battle until the final minute of play in the championship game of the Lewis Cass Sectional Saturday, Feb. 8.

Rochester was in complete control midway through the second quarter but needed three seconds in the final minute of the game to clinch a 39-33 win over Manchester to claim the sectional title.

Manchester’s Mackenzie Day got the Squires on the board first with a basket 50 seconds into the game.

Rochester answered, scoring the next eight points for an 8-2 lead after the first quarter.

The Zebras extended the lead to 12-2 in the second quarter before Emma Garriott’s three-pointer cut the lead to 12-5 with 6:28 left in the quarter.

Posted on 2020 Feb 11
Squires win in 2 overtimes

The Squires won a thrilling road conference game in double overtime at Tippecanoe Valley by outlasting the Vikings 71-66.

After a tight first half that saw the Squires up 21-20 leading at halftime, the Vikings took a 41-37 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Manchester battled back to send it to overtime at 52-52.

In the second overtime the Squires jumped ahead early and put the game away.

Posted on 2020 Feb 04
Apaches win 2nd straight sectional

PERU -- In a neck-and-neck battle with Manchester at the top of the leaderboard throughout Peru Sectional Saturday, Feb. 1, the Wabash Apaches got the points they needed to capture its second consecutive title.

Manchester led the group of 10 teams heading into the final round of fifth, third and championship matches with a one-point margin over Wabash but the Apaches came out on top with 224.5 points to Manchester's 215.5 points.

Posted on 2020 Feb 04
Vogel to run at IU Kokomo

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Wabash High School senior, Derek Vogel was joined by his family, coaches, teammates and friends to sign a letter of intent to further his running career as a student athlete at Indiana University Kokomo.

Posted on 2020 Feb 04

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