Strong second half lifts Knights over North Miami

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood Knight football team had to be the favorite Friday as they traveled to North Miami for a TRC conference game, but the improving Warriors on homecoming night were not going to just roll over. After giving the Knights all they wanted for a half, both sides of the Knight attack took control in the second half for a 34-21 win.

The Knights would get the ball first to start the game and two plays in fumbled with North Miami recovering. The Warriors would immediately take advantage of the turn over and marched 42 yards for a touchdown and led 7-0 with 7:15 to go. Matt Cox would give Southwood good field position on the kick off return, but two consecutive holding calls had the Knights going the wrong way. After righting the ship and gaining two first downs the second fumble of the quarter came with the Warriors recovering. The defense would bail the offense out when Noah Kirk picked off a North Miami pass and taking it to the 6-yard line. Again, for the third time in the quarter, the Knights would give the ball up when North Miami picked off a Robbie Cole pass in the end zone. The Knight defense held again and they had one more shot before the quarter ended. The Knights moved the ball to the Warrior 32 when Nathan Hollars broke loose to the end zone to knot the score at 7 with 14.7 on the clock.

Posted on 2013 Oct 01
Southwood tops Wabash in county volleyball action

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood Lady Knight volleyball team improved their county opponent record to 2-0 Thursday with a 25-15, 25-14, 25-16 win over Wabash.

In game one the Lady Knights got two kills from Drew Rhamy, a tip from Sami White and a kill from Lexi Brickner to take off to an 8-4 lead before Wabash would work their way back. The Lady Apaches would score four straight aided by kills from Sarah Ritter and Kristin Cromer, plus an ace from Cromer to tie the score at 8. The Knights would then respond with a 6-0 run that was ignited by a Rhamy kill and ended with two Kaitlyn Murphy blocks to lead 14-8. Wabash would keep it close and after a Cromer ace trailed just 17-13. The Lady Knights would finish the game with two runs, the first being 5-0 and the second 4-0 to win game one 25-15.

Posted on 2013 Oct 01
Squires fall on the road

By Gary Andrews

The Manchester Squire football team went on the road to Rochester Friday, not scoring until the fourth quarter in a 48-7 loss to the Zebras.

The Manchester defense was pumped in the first quarter, keeping Rochester out of the end zone but not being able to score either as the game was tied 0-0 after one.

The Zebra offense would come to life in the second quarter, scoring 21 points while the Manchester offense struggled and led the Squires 21-0 at the half.

Rochester would out score Manchester 14-0 in the third quarter to lead 35-0 with a quarter to go.

Posted on 2013 Oct 01
Apaches ruffed up by Valley

By Gary Andrews

The Wabash varsity football team had a tough night on the road at Tippecanoe Valley, falling to the Vikings 62-20.

Valley would do all the scoring in the first quarter, scoring on a pass play and a run play to lead 13-0. In the second quarter and down 28-0, Wabash's Jordan Brosam caught a pass for a TD with 6:16 remaining to make it 28-6. Valley would score three more times in the quarter to lead 48-6 at the half.

Wabash would get on the board first in the third quarter when Austin Boggs recovered a fumble and scored, making it 48-13. Valley would score on runs of six and 34 yards to close out the quarter and led 62-13 with a quarter to go.

Wabash would score the only points of the fourth quarter when Ben Dillon scored on a 3-yard reception for the 62-20 final.

Posted on 2013 Oct 01
Norse fall at buzzer to Valley

by Gary Andrews

A failed two point conversion attempt with no time on the clock was all that separated Northfield from taking Tippecanoe Valley in to overtime Friday as the Norse fell to the Vikings 34-32.

Trailing by 8, Northfield scored as time expired to cut the lead to 34-32 with a two point conversion pass being knocked down to decide the outcome.

With the rain coming down the passing game for both teams was pretty much non-existent, forcing both ground games to grind it out. Valley would notch the only score in the first quarter on a 2-yard run coming with 44.8 seconds left on the clock to lead 6-0 after one.

Posted on 2013 Sep 24
Whitko ground game runs past Apaches

By Gary Andrews

The Whitko Wildcat running game was in full gear Friday night, racking up 280 yards rushing in a 51-7 win over Wabash. The Wildcats ran for six touchdowns as the Apaches struggled to stop the attack.

Whitko would score just under two minutes in to the game and run for three touchdowns in the first quarter and with a field goal led Wabash 24-0 after one.

There was just one score in the second quarter, which was a 42 yard TD run by Tanner Hughes who had three rushing touchdowns for the game to make the score 31-0 at the half.

Whitko would score the first 13 points of the third quarter. The scoring was started when Thomas Owsley ran back a Roger Davis punt for a score. The Apaches would get on the board for their lone score in the third. Chase Dirig would find Roger Davis from 15 yards out and with the Owen Yeadon extra point the quarter ended 44-7.

The Wildcats would score in the fourth on Owsley's rushing TD for the 51-7 final.

Posted on 2013 Sep 24
Squires shut out North Miami

By Gary Andrews

After a light issue delayed the start of the game, the Manchester Squire football team put on a show, shutting out North Miami 35-0 Friday.

With 7:41 still on the clock in the first quarter Manchester would light the board up on a Jacob Casper scoring run to go up 7-0 after a Ross Messer extra point. With the defense playing stellar the Squires got the ball back on four downs and went to work again with Lucas Schilling scoring with 3:17 left and it was 14-0. After a Warrior fumble, Schilling would score for the second time and it was 21-0 with 1:15 remaining.

The Squires would tack on another score in the second quarter and led North Miami 28-0 at the half.

The lone score of the second half came with 3:37 left in the game when Jacob Casper found the end zone again for the 35-0 win.

Posted on 2013 Sep 24
Local girls golfers advance to golf regional

by Gary Andrews

LaFontaine Golf Course in Huntington hosted the girls’ golf sectional Saturday with 11 teams participating, including all four county squads.

The Southwood Lady Knights turned in a solid score of 392 to finish second behind champion Marion and qualified for next weeks regional at Noble Hawk Golf Course. The Lady Knights were led by Abby Houlihan who fired a 94. Danielle Sparling followed with a 98, Dayna Dale 100, Danielle Pegg 100 and Paige Dempsey 103.

Manchester's Claire Barnett and Wabash's Jordan Rauh also qualified for next weeks regional by finishing in the top three individuals that were not on a top three team. Barnett finished 4th overall and 2nd as an individual with an 88. Rauh fired an 89 to finish 5th overall and third as an individual. Barnett and Rauh will join Southwood in the regional at Noble Hawk.

The Wabash team finished 4th, just missing the regional by three strokes with a 411. Manchester had a 437 and Northfield 487.

Posted on 2013 Sep 24

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