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Basketball, Wrestling Tournament Pairings Shows Scheduled

Plans for the tournament pairings shows for three winter sports were announced today by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Pairings for the 46th girl basketball state tournament will be revealed on Sunday, Jan. 24 beginning at 7 p.m.

The opening round games for the 111th boys basketball state tournament will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

Posted on 2021 Jan 19
O’Neill wins IHSGW state championship

Kiersten O’Neill is a state champion.

Wabash wrestler Kiersten O’Neill defeated Lake Central’s Elly Janovsky by pin in 1:40 to claim the 152 pound weight class title Friday night, Jan. 15, at Hamilton Heights High School.

O’Neill started the tournament with a quick 17-second pin over Kaylee Miles from Terre Haute South. She followed that up with a 10-2 major decision in the semifinals over Gabrielle Bussard from New Haven.

Finally, in the championship match, O’Neill pinned Janovsky and had her hand raised indicating her state title.

Manchester 57, Bluffton 24

The Class 1A seventh-ranked Manchester wrestling team won nine of 11 matches that were wrestled in a 57-24 win at Bluffton Wednesday, Jan. 13. 

Posted on 2021 Jan 19
O'Neill wins weight class

Wabash wrestler, Kiersten O'Neill won her weight class at the Girls Northern Wrestling regional Friday, Jan. 8. O'Neill will compete for a state championship this weekend at Hamilton Heights. 

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Manchester wrestlers defeat Eastern on Senior Night

Manchester

Manchester 43, Eastern 33

The Manchester wrestling team picked up a big win on senior night against Eastern with a thrilling pin in the final match of the night by senior Isaac Diaz to clinch a 43-33 win Wednesday night, Jan. 6.

Diaz overcame a 4-0 first period deficit and wrestled back before tossing his opponent for a fall that capped a thrilling comeback victory for the Squires.

Also winning for the Squires were Gavin Mize (195) by pin in 2:36, Preston Duffy (220) 8-2, and Trevor Dill (285) by major decision 12-2.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Manchester defeats North Miami, Canterbury

Manchester 50, North Miami 40

It wasn’t the prettiest game of the early season but the Manchester Squires did enough to pull out a 52-40 win at North Miami Friday night, thanks to a 30-point, 19 rebound, five steal effort from Max Carter.

Points were tough to come by in the first quarter with North Miami leading 10-2 with under a minute left.

Meanwhile, Manchester’s leading scorer Weston Hamby picked up two quick fouls and sat for much of the first quarter.

Hamby committed his third foul in the second quarter, his fourth in the third, and fifth early in the fourth quarter.

North Miami tied it at 17-17 with 1:39 left in the half but Luke Ramer and Carter each scored inside in the final 1:20 to give the Squires a 21-17 halftime lead.

North Miami took a 26-24 led with 1:34 left in the third quarter, and then Carter put the Squires on his back.

The senior scored six points in the final minute of the third quarter, and 15 points in the fourth quarter to help the Squires pull away for the win.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Northfield Lady Norse defeat Bluffton

Manchester

Maconaquah 63, Manchester 62

Emma Garriott and Eva Bazzoni combined for 54 of Manchester’s 63 points, each scoring 27, but the Manchester girls basketball team couldn’t find the two points needed to defeated Maconaquah.

The host Braves led the Squires 50-45 heading into the fourth quarter of the Three Rivers Conference game and held off Manchester, coming down to the final second, pulling out a 63-62 win Monday, Jan. 4.

With 15 seconds remaining in the game, Maconaquah went 1-2 from the free throw line to lead 63-61, giving the Squires a chance to tie or win the game.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
Manchester girls, Wabash boys, win swim meets

Manchester traveled to Wabash Wednesday, Jan. 6 with both schools winning a meet.

The Manchester girls team defeated Wabash 92-38 while the Wabash boys team edged Manchester 80-69. Northfield also has representatives with each team scoring six points.

In the girls meet, Wabash was two of the three relays.

The 200 free relay team of Becca Bruss, Abbie Boggs, Lacey Crist, and Madison Inman won with a time of 2:03.45, while the Manchester team of Evyn Fox, Gracie Dale, Miriam Struble-Hedstrom, and Halle Briner placed second with a time of 2:14.11. Finishing third was the Manchester team of Adia Selleck, Emma Ulrey, Ella Clifford, and Josie Briner in 2:22.33.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12
NHS' Baker signs to play softball at Southern Illinois

Addi Baker, Northfield High School Senior signed a letter of intent on Friday, Nov. 13 to play softball at Southern Illinois University.

Baker, who is undecided in a major told The Paper of Wabash that she decided on SIU because she liked the coaches and the school.

“I’m excited to have new teammates and make new friends and all of the experiences that are going to come with playing softball there,” she said.

Posted on 2020 Nov 17

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