Sports
Norse runners top Wabash, Peru

By Gary Andrews

The Northfield boys’ track team defeated both Wabash and Peru on Tuesday, March 31.  All three relays came away with a victory.  Heath Miller and Austin Andrews led the way with three first place finishes. 

Also claiming first on the night were Devin Tracy, Mason Zolman, Austin Frye, Josh Bickel, Tanner Wilcox, Jackson Beer.

Boys: Northfield 75, Wabash 54.5  Peru 36.5

Girls:  Northfield 63, Peru 52 , Wabash 38

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Knight track sweeps North Miami

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood boys and girls’ track teams both picked up wins over North Miami on Tuesday, March 31. The boys defeated the Warriors 65-43 while the girls won 61-54.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Lady Norse top Knights in softball opener

By Gary Andrews

The Northfield and Southwood softball teams opened the 2015 season playing each other at Northfield on Monday, March 30. The Lady Norse collected 11 hits and combined with five Southwood errors defeated the Knights 14-4 in six innings.

The Lady Knights would take the early 1-0 lead when Brooke Elliott led off with a walk and stole second before scoring on a sacrifice and wild pitch to give Southwood a 1-0 lead. The Norse would answer with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Kianna Kendall led off with a single then moved to second on a Paige Holley single. A pass ball advanced both runners before Lauren Early singled home Kendall to tie the score at one, then took a 2-1 lead when Holley scored on the throw.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Squires nipped by Wayne

By Gary Andrews

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Thirteen hits weren’t enough for the Manchester baseball team as it lost a shootout, 9-8 in seven innings, to Fort Wayne Wayne on Wednesday.

The Squires grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second when Zach Hill led off with a single and advanced to second on a throwing error. Hill then advanced to third on a David McAtee grounder before Rylie Rickert grounded out to second, scoring Hill.

Wayne would erupt for 4 runs in the top of the third to grab a 4-1 lead with the Squires responding with a run. McNall started off the inning with a single and was moved to second on a Branden Scott single. Thad Miller then walked to load the bases with one out with McNall scoring on a two out Zach Hill single to make it 4-2.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Northfield’s Joe and Jon Ross Honored as part of the 25th Anniversary Basketball Team

By Bill Barrows

The 54th Induction ceremony of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame was held in Indianapolis last Wednesday evening. Longtime Northfield and Southwood coach Steve McClure attended the induction to watch two of Northfield High School’s best be inducted as part of that team.

Joe and Jon Ross, played for the Norse and Coach McClure in the late 80’s and as seniors in 1990, were named to the Indiana All-State Basketball Team along with Mr. Basketball Damon Bailey, Linc Darner, Jeff Doyle, Elliot Hatcher, Noah Haynes, Mark Hisle, Jamar Johnson, Marcus Johnson, Chris Lowery, Eric Montross, William Moore, Jr., Juda Parks, Jeermal Sylvester, Travis Trice, Matt Waddell and Ryan Yoder.

Posted on 2015 Mar 31
Singer to run at Grace College

Karla Singer (front row, center) prepares to sign her letter of intent to run cross country and track at Grace College. She is joined by her parents, Kelli Singer and Dave Singer, along with (back row, from left) Grace Coach Jeff Raymond, Northfield Head Coach Chad Andrews, Northfield Principal Mike Keaffaber, Northfield Coach Gina Dale, Northfield Coach Dick Leming. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

Northfield senior Karla Singer signed her letter of intent Tuesday to further her running career at Grace College next year.

Singer, a four year all conference cross country runner while at Northfield was a major part of the Lady Norse qualifying for the semi state three straight years.

Singer said she chose Grace ”because I really liked the atmosphere and I fit in really well.”

Posted on 2015 Mar 31
Parkview to be Dam to Dam presenting partner

A rider makes his way across the Mississinewa Dam during the 2014 Dam to Dam bicycle ride. The 2015 ride is scheduled for Sept. 13. Photo provided

By The Paper staff

Parkview Wabash Hospital is the presenting sponsor for the 2015 Dam to Dam Wabash County Century Ride, officials with the ride’s committee have announced.

Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, CEO for Parkview Wabash Hospital, said she is thrilled to have the hospital serve as the presenting sponsor for what has become an annual destination event.

“Parkview Wabash is deep-rooted in advancing the efforts of programs and events that focus on the health and wellness of the communities we serve,” Custer-Mitchell said.  “We are proud to sponsor an event that connects people with fitness, while enjoying the scenic countryside.” 

Posted on 2015 Mar 24
Practice good sportsmanship from the stands

By Bill Barrows

This is a good time of year to remind ourselves as parents and grandparents that we are supposed to be good role models and mentors to those “whose eyes are upon us”.

While some might think that the practice of good sportsmanship is limited to the athletes and coaches on the field, the fact is that fans play a critical role in sportsmanship.

I recently got a sobering reminder as I watched a basketball game on TV. I made a mindless remark about how one of the teams was playing. My 10 year old grandson looked at me and said, “Grandpa, you can’t say that!’ It wasn’t a vulgar remark, but it wasn’t necessarily a positive one. So I thought long and hard about it and decided to look for guidance for us all.

Posted on 2015 Mar 24

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