Local disc golf club to host fundraising tourney Feb. 25
Josh Tart shows off the improvements to one of the disc golf course tees points in Wabash City Park. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
The Cannonball Disc Golf Club (CDGC) will host the Cannonball Winter Bash Disc Golf Tournament Saturday, Feb. 25, at Wabash City Park.
The tournament will help raise funds to improve the disc golf course at Wabash City Park, according to Josh Tart, CDGC president.
Posted on 2017 Feb 21
WHS’s Archer to run at St. Francis
Chelsea Archer prepares to sign a letter of  intent to run at the University of St. Francis. Looking on are her grandmother Janie Hayslett, WHS principal Kyle Wieland, WHS track coach Mike Denney, St. Francis coach Kyle Allison and WHS athletic director Matt Stone. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Joseph Slacian
Wabash High School senior Chelsea Archer will continue her running career at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne.
Archer signed a letter of intent to run cross-country and track for the Cougars during a brief ceremony at the WHS conference room.
Posted on 2017 Feb 21
Boys sectional pairings announced
By Bill Barrows
The IHSAA boys sectional basketball pairings were drawn on Sunday in Indianapolis. 
All four Wabash County teams are in Sectional 37 hosted by Oak Hill. It starts on Tuesday Feb. 28, with Lewis Cass (14-6) playing Manchester (6-14)  in a 7 p.m. start. Then on Wednesday March 1, at 6 p.m., Wabash(8-12) plays Oak Hill (17-3) followed by Northfield (8-12) against Southwood (16-4). 
Posted on 2017 Feb 21
SHS trio to continue football careers
By Joseph Slacian
Three Southwood High School football players signed letters of intent to continue their grid career next fall at two different universities.
Luke Perlich and Blake Martz will play next fall for Aurora University in Aurora, Ill., while Nathanael Fadil will continue his football career at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
“When we went up there, it just kind of felt like home,” Perlich said. “Everyone was welcome. You didn’t feel like you were just another player up there.”
Posted on 2017 Feb 14
Boys basketball in final weeks of regular season
By Bill Barrows
The upcoming week in boys high school basketball produces some interesting matchups leading up to the final week of the regular season to follow. 
On Tuesday evening, Southwood entertains Adams Central, Wabash travels to Eastbrook and Northfield hosts Maconaquah. On Friday, Southwood hosts Northfield in the Metro battle and Columbia City travels to Manchester. The lone game on Saturday will be Wabash traveling to Blackford.
Posted on 2017 Feb 14
County's wrestling season comes to end

Noah Cressell (top photo) of Wabash pinned Huntington North's Eli Parrett in the first round of semi-state. Photo by Eric Christiansen

By Eric Christiansen

Nine wrestlers represented Wabash County at the New Haven Semi-State Saturday morning at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Four grapplers won their first matches, but weren't able to grab at spot at the state finals with losses in their respective second round matches.

Northfield's Layne Evans was the first county wrestler to advance to the second round with a win by pin at the 1:59 mark over Northwood's Garrett Griffin in the 152 pound weight class. The Northfield senior saw his career come to a close with a loss Hunter Reed of Columbia City by pin in the second period. Evans finishes the season with a 35-5 record.

Posted on 2017 Feb 14
Lady Apaches' comeback falls short
Wabash's Tabatha Wagner prepares to block a shot by Oak Hill's Brittany McCorkle during the second quarter of the Northfield girls sectional finals. Photo by Joseph Slacian
By Eric Christiansen
Despite a disastrous start, the Wabash Apaches saw a sectional championship in sight with just seconds to go. Instead, it was Oak Hill cutting down the nets in a 55-47 Golden Eagle win. 
Oak Hill dominated the first quarter of the championship game, taking a 10-1 lead over Wabash. They scored the first seven points of the second quarter for a 17-1 lead in the first 2:20 of the second quarter.
Posted on 2017 Feb 07
Oak Hill, Wabash play way into finals

By Eric Christiansen

Here is a look at the preliminary games at the Northfield girls basketball sectional.

Sectional semifinals
Oak Hill 54, Southwood 36

Despite facing the Class 2A fifth ranked team in Oak Hill at 22-1, the Southwood Knights took their 11-11 record into the sectional semifinals with confidence. The teams faced off in the third week of the season, and Southwood hung with the 

Golden Eagles in a 47-40 Oak Hill win. Friday night, for three quarters, it was much of the same, but Oak Hill hit 11-13 free throws in the final 5:21 of the game to turn a five point lead into a 54-36 win over the Knights.









Posted on 2017 Feb 07

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