Manchester High School Athletic Boosters to hold 14th annual golf outing

The Manchester High School Athletic Booster Club will be holding its 14th annual golf outing on Sunday, Sept. 14 with a lunch beginning at 12 p.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The outing is a 4-man Florida Scramble. There are still opportunities to sponsor golf holes as well. For more information on being a sponsor or to sign up your golf team, contact Kevin Watson, 982-306-3396, Jeremy Markham, 982-306-3370 or Amanda Shambarger, 982-578-7891.

Posted on 2014 Aug 05
Jeremy Cole Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Aug. 10

The Cole Family along with Northfield High School would like to invite all golfers to participate in the Jeremy Cole Memorial Golf Tournament. This tournament is a scramble tournament that will be held on Aug. 10 at the Honeywell Golf Course. The proceeds from the tournament assist the Northfield golf programs.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. It is a four-player scramble. Participants can sign up as a team or as an individual.

Posted on 2014 Jul 22
Northfield High School announces new volleyball coach

Northfield Jr/Sr High School would like to welcome Carly Mast as the new head coach of their volleyball team.

Coach Mast had a very successful career as a player at Northfield, where she earned various honors as a four-year starter. Coach Mast, a 2010 Northfield graduate, was slated to be the head JV coach heading into this season, and has developed a great relationship with the student-athletes, which Northfield felt was very important due to the timing of the position opening.

Coach Mast has also been a part of the girls’ varsity coaching staff at Northfield. Northfield is excited to have Coach Mast running the volleyball program, as she will be an excellent role model for the kids with her commitment and work ethic.

“Carly has great pride and passion for the program and school and we look forward to her building on the foundation that has been set by Coach Dale,” said Athletic Director Geoff Salmon,

Posted on 2014 Jul 15
Knights Fall In Regional Opener

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood baseball team used a 5 run third inning to grab a 5-2 lead over Elwood Saturday in their first game of the regional, only to give up 5 runs the last two innings in a 7-5 loss at Wabash.

Southwood starter Clay Hinrichsen was dominate the first two innings, striking out 5 of the 6 hitters he faced, with the Knights putting three runners on base with Jackson Blair being hit by a pitch, Robbie Cole reaching on a fielders choice and Brandin Frazier drawing a walk. The Knights couldn’t plate a run and the game was scoreless heading to the third.

Elwood would get to Hinrichsen in the third. With a runner on first and two outs the Panthers hit three straight singles to grab a 2-0 lead. The Knights would respond in the bottom of the inning with 5 runs, which would end up being the only inning they scored in. With one out Jackson Blair drew a walk. After a pop out Robbie Cole roped a triple down the right field line to score Blair and make it 2-1. Christian Deeter followed with a single to tie the game, but the Knights were not done. Jacob Lloyd then singled to put runners on first and second when Brandin Frazier hit a 2rbi double to grab a 4-2 lead. John Collins then scored on an Elwood error and the Knights led 5-2.

The Knights looked like they were going to add to their lead in the fourth when Zach Ball dropped a bunt for a single and advanced to second on the bad throw. Jackson Blair then singled to put runners on the corners when Nathan Hollars was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs. The Knights would then hit a short fly out that couldn’t advance a runner, then had a strike out and a ground out to go score less in the inning.

Posted on 2014 Jun 10
Bedke Medals In State Track Meet

by Gary Andrews

Manchester freshman Rae Bedke set a very high standard for the rest of her track career Friday at Indiana University, placing 6th in the state in the 1600. Bedke broke her own school record(again) in a time of 4:59.64. Bedke was 8 seconds off the winner Taylor Nicholson of Avon, but was just 1 second out of third place.

Freshman Jacklyn Peas of Northfield finished 18th in the 300 low hurdles in a time of 47.05. Junior Jenna Halderman of Northfield finished 13th in the 3200 in a time of 11:04.1.

Posted on 2014 Jun 10
Friday-Saturday in the National League

by Gary Andrews

There were two games Friday in the National League and one on Saturday.

On Friday the Giants beat the Cubs 11-4 in game one. For the Giants Gabe Lloyd had two home runs, Vogel and Barley had triples and Lake a double. For the Cubs Allison had a home run with Holley hitting a double.

In game two the Yankees topped the Braves 2-1. For the Braves Tyler Shepherd had a triple. For the Braves Braden Ripplinger had a triple.

Saturday the A’s defeated the Red Sox 13-8. For the A’s Drew Cooper and Ty Roser had triples. Gage Watkins had a 2 rbi triple with Blakely Stevens hitting a 2 rbi double. For the Red Sox Nate Drancik and Peyton Deeter each had a home run. Deeter also had a double.

Posted on 2014 Jun 10
Northfield names new boys’ varsity basketball coach

by Emily Armentrout

On May 28, Northfield’s athletic director, Geoff Salmon, and principal, Mike Keaffaber, held a meet and greet at the school for Northfield’s new varsity boys’ basketball coach, Patrick Hopkins. Hopkins is recent graduate of Indiana Wesleyan, where he not only had a successful basketball career but was also a youth mentor. He is licensed to teach physical education and health, and is currently seeking a teaching position around the area.

While at Indiana Wesleyan University, Hopkins was a two-time All American, conference player of the year, and was voted the IWU male athlete of the year.

“I believe in what I am going to coach. I had personal success at Indiana Wesleyan under the new National Coach of the Year, Greg Tonagel, so I’ve had great mentors and I believe in what we can do,” said Hopkins. “I love basketball and I love kids. I was helped, as a kid, through sports, to become a better person and my mentors really helped me out like that and so I want to return the favor to a younger generation by helping some boys turn into men by teaching them life skills.

Posted on 2014 Jun 03
IATCCC releases Academic All-State selections

by Gary Andrews

The Indiana Association of Track & Cross Country Coaches  (IATCCC) released their Boys & Girls Academic All State selections Saturday with three Southwood girls making the team.

First team selections were senior Amy Bowman and junior Grace Whitham.

Junior Haley Heath was selected Honorable Mention.

Posted on 2014 Jun 03

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