Knights, Squires football teams advance
By The Paper staff
The Southwood Knights took revenge on the Northfield Norsemen for an earlier season loss.
The Manchester Squires also advanced.
The Knights defeated their Wabash County and MSD of Wabash County rival Norse, 28-14, on Friday, Oct. 21, in the first round of the IHSAA football sectional.
Peyton Trexler opened the scoring for Southwood, pulling down a 31-yard pass from Carson Blair with 4:10 left in the first quarter.
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
Southwood volleyball team falls in sectional finals
By The Paper staff
Southwood’s volleyball team was having anything but a typical season.
Heading into last week’s sectional, the perennial powerhouse had recorded a 8-24 record. But in tourney time, anything can happen. After wins against Wabash (3-1) in the opening game and Cass (3-0) in the semifinals, the Lady Knights faced Rochester for Saturday night in the finals of the Rochester volleyball sections.
In the end, the Lady Zebras pulled off a 3-0 win to capture the 2016 title
Rochester downed Southwood 25-18, 25-17, 25-8.
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
Bedke moving on to State
By Eric Christiansen
In just her second year running cross country, Manchester senior cross country runner Rae Bedke is going to State.
Bedke got the 10th and final spot for those advancing without a team, finishing 18th overall with a time of 19:18.5 at the New Prairie Semi-State Saturday morning.
But Bedke wasn't alone, as the entire Squire girls' team finished 13th as a group, and Drew Jones represented Manchester in the boys' race, running his best race of the year.
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
Lady Squires fall in soccer regional
Brooklyn Howard battles for control of the ball against Bellmont in the girls' soccer regional contest last Saturday at Manchester. Photo by David Fenker
By The Paper staff
After making history with the school's first soccer sectional, the Manchester girls' soccer fell short against fifth-ranked Bellmont in the regional round 3-0.
Bellmont's only goal in the first half came on a penalty kick with 7:05 left to take a 1-0 lead. 
The Braves made it 2-0 with 17:21 left in the contest on a direct kick just outside 18 yards, then made it 3-0 with a goal with 7:19 left.
Posted on 2016 Oct 18
Squire girls advance to cross country semi-state

By Eric Christiansen

For the second year in a row, the Manchester Squire girls' cross country team will compete at the New Prairie Semi-State, while Drew Jones from the boys' team will join them.

The girls' team finished second to advance as a group, while Jones was the eighth boy competing individually to cross the finish line to move on.

Warsaw won the girls' team title with 30 points, with Manchester second with 101. Maconaquah was third (112), followed by Western (117), Lewis Cass (136), Rochester (142), Northwestern (163), Culver Academies (163), Logansport (196), and Plymouth (258).

Posted on 2016 Oct 18
MHS girls' cross country team second at sectional; boys sixth
The Manchester boys and girls cross country teams.
By Eric Christiansen
The Manchester cross country teams continue their strong seasons with the girls' team finishing second at the Culver Academies Sectional, advancing to regional as a team, while the boys' team turning in a sixth place finish, but have six runners advancing to regional as individuals.
"I'm very pleased with how our girls' team ran," Manchester coach Jody Sarber said. "For the boys, we would have much rather advanced as a team, but we took six of the top individual spots, which is excellent. We were happy to get so many boys through to regional."
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
Squire girls' soccer team makes history
The Manchester High School girls' soccer team won the program's first sectional championship in a shoot-out over Eastbrook. Photo by Matt Howard
By Eric Christiansen
It went the distance, but in the end, the Manchester Squire girls' soccer team celebrated the program's first sectional title in an overtime shoot-out against Eastbrook.
After 80 minutes of regulation and two seven-minute overtime periods, the Squires and Panthers remained scoreless, forcing a sudden-death shoot-out on penalty kicks.
Manchester won the coin flip and chose to shoot first.
Posted on 2016 Oct 11
Apaches top Squires for sectional title
The Wabash boys tennis team celebrates its tennis sectional title along with its coaches. Photo provided
By Eric Christiansen
PERU - A dominating performance in four of the five individual matches gave the Wabash Apaches boys' tennis team the sectional championship last week, topping the Manchester Squires 5-0.
Wabash gave up just four games in the singles matches and the number one doubles match to advance to the Culver Academies Regional on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"It feels great to be sectional champions," Wabash coach Junior Carrillo said. "Wabash has had some tradition, and I felt like we have a standard to hold our team to. Dan Ford is a good coach, and Rick Mitchell did a lot of good things for Wabash, and I wanted to make sure we didn't let that down."
Posted on 2016 Oct 04

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