Jake O’Neill (right), Wabash High School’s head wrestling coach and Indiana State Wrestling Association coach, was honored Sunday, Sept. 11, as ISWA Cadet Coach of the Year. After receiving the title, he posed for a photo with (from left) ISWA Kids Coach of the Year Matt Krulik and ISWA State Coach Danny Struck. Photo provided
By Emma Rausch
The Indiana State Wrestling Association (ISWA) named Jake O’Neill Junior Coach of the Year on Sunday, Sept. 11.
O’Neill, ISWA coach and Wabash High School’s head wrestling coach, received the award for his devotion to training ISWA wrestlers, according to J.D. Minch, the association’s vice chairman.
“You’ve got a great coach there at Wabash,” Minch told The Paper of Wabash County. “Jake had a very, very good year this year, stood out among the other coaches and that’s why he was selected.”
Dayna Dale advanced to IHSAA girls golf regionals on Saturday. The Paper photo archive
By Eric Christiansen
KENDALLVILLE – Southwood’s Dayna Dale was the lone Wabash County golfer to advance Saturday from the IHSAA girls golf regional hosted by East Noble.
Manchester capped off a historic season with a 14th place finish, while Southwood followed up its third place sectional with a 17th place finish, shooting a 397.
After the Squires won its first sectional title since 1973 at the Huntington North Sectional five days earlier, Manchester shot a team score of 387 at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville.
Homestead (308), Penn (315), and Bishop Dwenger (325) capped off the top three places.
By The Paper staff
Tippecanoe Valley defeated Manchester, 3-2, on Thursday, Sept. 22, in Three Rivers Conference play.
Spence Trick picked up a win at No.2 singles, while Heath Dierks and Parker Wagoner won at No.1 singles.
“We now have lost two conference matches by the slimmest of margins, and although they sting, I think we have learned a great deal from this situations,” coach Eric Screeton said.
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