Wabash's Cressell finishes third in state wrestling tourney

Wabash's Noah Cressell works to get an opponent on his back during semistate wrestling action. Cressell finished in the state meet, ending his senior year with a 43-2 record. 

By The Paper staff

INDIANAPOLIS -- Wabash's Noah Cressell capped off a stellar career with a third-place finish at the IHSAA wrestling state championships Feb. 16-17.

The Apache senior competed in the first round Friday, and won a 9-0 decision over Jamari Washington of Hammond Gavit. That win secured three more matches the next day to determine the top eight places.

Posted on 2018 Feb 20
No local swimmers advance from sectional

By The Paper staff

WARSAW -- Three Wabash County Schools were represented at the Warsaw Sectional for boys swimming, but nobody qualified for the state finals this weekend.

As a team, Wabash finished in eighth place with 84 points, with Manchester in 12th place with 54 points, and Northfield, with Grant Dale the only Norse competing, coming in 13th place with 28 points.

Posted on 2018 Feb 20
Pairings set for boys secional

By Bill Barrows

The boys’ basketball season is down to the final week of the regular season. The sectional draw was Sunday and here is the way it shakes out for Wabash County teams:

In the Single A Sectional 54, at Lafayette Central Catholic, on Tuesday Feb 27th, Frontier plays Tri-Central and Clinton Central matches up with Southwood. On Friday, Northfield will play the winner of Game 1. And Lafayette Catholic will play the winner of Game 2.

In 2A Sectional 37 at Manchester, on Tuesday, Oak Hill plays the host Squires in Game 1, followed by Rochester and Cass in Game 2. On Friday, Wabash plays the winner of Game 1 and North Miami plays the winner of Game 2. Both Championships are scheduled for 7:30 pm on Saturday night.

Posted on 2018 Feb 20
Emmanuel's Coyne scores 1,000th point

By The Paper Staff

A member of the Emmanuel Christian boys basketball squad reached a career milestone his team’s victory on Monday, Feb. 12.

Davis Coyne eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career during the third quarter of a 59-43 win over Grace Baptist.

Posted on 2018 Feb 20
SHS trio all score 1,000-plus points

Matthew Nose became the third current Southwood basketball player to reach the 1,000 career point plateau. He reached the milestone last week against Adams Central. The Paper file photos

By Bill Barrows

For a high school player to score 1,000 points in a career is a big deal. It may not seem that way when you look at the Indiana boy’s career leaders and see that three players have scored more than 3,000 with another closing in on that figure this season.

A number, (40-plus) players have scored more than 2,000 points in a career. In Indiana high school basketball, commonly known as the historical pulse of the game from its Hoosier Hysteria nickname that we hear this time of year, there have been legends that we all know about down through the years. But Wabash County has a unique trio.

Posted on 2018 Feb 20
2 county wrestlers advance to state finals

Wabash's Noah Cressel finished runner up in the 182-pound weight class at semi-state to advance to state. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

Wabash wrestler Noah Cressell finished second in the 182-pound weight class at the New Haven Semi-State to gain a berth at the state meet this weekend, while Manchester's Delton Moore will join Cressell in Indianapolis as he ended the day with a third-place spot in the 170-pound weight class.

Cressell heads to the state championships with a 40-1 record, while Moore is now 32-6.

Posted on 2018 Feb 13
Wabash hosts HOF ceremony

By Bill Barrows

This past Saturday evening was the annual induction ceremony for the Wabash High School Athletic Hall of Fame during the Wabash-Lewis Cass basketball game.

Individuals inducted included 1973 grad Larry O’Conner, 1969 grad Joe Evans,  Assistant Superintendent of Huntington County Schools Chad Daughtery, a late ‘80s, early ‘90s athlete , and a 1950’s star Terry O’Brien.

Posted on 2018 Feb 13
Ancilla moves to top spot

By Josh Sigler

PLYMOUTH – The accolades and pats on the back continue to pile up for coach Aaron Butcher and his Ancilla College men’s basketball program.

But, through it all, he’s continuing to remind his squad that although the present circumstances feel great, there’s still a lot to play for.

The latest headline came for the Chargers (22-1, 12-0 Michigan Community College Athletic Association) on Tuesday, Feb. 6, when they rose to the No. 1 ranking in the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association Division II poll after three weeks in the No. 2 spot. Losses by previous No. 1 Cuyahoga Community College and No. 3 Parkland Community College helped Ancilla ascend to the top spot.

Posted on 2018 Feb 13

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