by Gary Andrews
The sectional football season gets underway Friday, Oct. 24 with the tournament draw being held this past Sunday. Northfield and Southwood will play in the 1A tournament while Manchester and Wabash play in 2A.
Football Sectional Draw
Southwood @ Fremont.
Northfield draws a bye and will play the winner of the South Adams/Adams Central game
Wabash @ Manchester
Volleyball Sectional Draw
Sectional 37 at Southwood
Match 1: Oak Hill vs. Cass
Match 2: North Miami vs. Wabash
Match 3: Northfield vs. Southwood
Match 4: Manchester vs. Winner of Match 1
Match 5: Winner of Match 2 vs. Winner of Match 3
Championship: Winner of Match 4 vs. Winner of Match 5
By Bill Barrows
We have reached week #9, the final regular season game of the high school football season. This week, the Wabash Apaches travel to Southwood to take on the Knight, with Manchester traveling to Northfield to take on the Norse. Both will be celebrating Senior Night and are 7 p.m. kickoffs.
Rick Harness and I will lead the broadcast from Wilbur Dawes Field at Northfield High School. We will begin broadcasting at 6:45 p.m. with the set up of this long time long time county match up.
Then on Tuesday, join us for volleyball action as the Southwood Lady Knights host Tipp Valley. It is a TRC match up. We will be on the web around 7 p.m.
Next Week’s Sectional first round pairings will provide some great match ups for the county teams to prepare for. In 2A Sectional #34, Wabash will travel to Manchester for a rematch of last week’s thriller at Alumni Field, In 1A, Southwood travels to Fremont in Sectional #43. Northfield drew the bye. They will face travel to the winner of Adams Central/South Adams winner in week 2.
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by Bill Barrows
The TRC varsity football schedule rolls on. This week, the Metro Battle takes place at Southwood with the Knights hosting Northfield.
The other one is Manchester traveling into Wabash to take on the Apaches. Both are 7 p.m. kickoffs.
Jim Landrum and Chandler Jones will lead the broadcast from Alumni Field at Wabash High School. The broadcast will begin at 6:50 p.m. with the set up of this long time long time county match up. We hope you will join us!
Join Wabash WebTV for exciting action of Indiana High School football every Friday night. If you are at a game or cannot watch it live, an archive of the featured game is available on the website shortly after the completion of the games.
The Wabash County Little League is starting an adaptive baseball charter, called the Challenger Division, for special needs athletes, ages 5-22. Any parents interested in having their child play in the Challenger Division should attend a Parent Interest meeting on Oct. 22, at Southwood Elementary School, 840 E. St. Rd. Wabash, from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Any volunteers interested in helping out should attend the meeting also.
Registration will take place in 2015. If you have any questions, please contact Joy Ruse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Gary Andrews
Although the Manchester tennis team fell in the Peru sectional Wednesday, the number one doubles team of Branden Scott and Noah Cain won the sectional in exciting fashion to move on to the Culver regional on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Cain and Scott started out up 3-2 but lost 4 of the next 5 games and set one, 4-6. The Manchester duo regrouped with improved service returns and more energy to take the next set, 6-4. The final set saw Manchester lead until 5-4 when Peru mounted a last stand to win 2 games. Down 5-6, Noah Cain powered the team back even at 6-6 forcing a deciding tiebreaker to 7 points. Manchester would fight off two match points at 4-6 to get a match point at 7-6 and again at 8-7. Finally, at 9-8, Manchester prevailed 10-8.
“Branden brought the energy and Noah proved steady and the most consistent player on the court to earn the win,” said Coach Eichenauer.
The duo is now 17-1 for the season with their lone loss coming from Norwell on Sept. 8 and will face Culver Academies at the Culver regional.
by Gary Andrews
Manchester didn’t make it easy, but the Southwood volleyball team completed a sweep of the county Thursday with a 25-22, 25-13, 25-20 win over the Squires.
In game one Southwood would jump out to an 8-4 lead getting two kills from Bailey Hobbs and one from Katelyn Murphy, but the Lady Squires would respond. Madison Isbell would get a kill along with an ace from Rae Bedke to cut the lead to 8-7. At 10-9 Sami White would tip a shot to the middle that started a 5-0 run to give the Knights a 15-9 lead. Hobbs and Murphy each had a kill with Sarah Peters recording two kills, but the pesky Squires wouldn’t go away. Manchester would go to Cierra Carter and Kendra Binkley for kills and cut the lead to 19-16 after a Kaitlyn Parrett ace. Bailey Lundnmark would then get in on the action for the Knights with two kills as they increased the lead to 22-17 when the Squires made another surge. A kill and a block for Corrie Osborne cut the lead to 22-20 and at 24-22 Murphy would pound one home for the 25-22 win.
The Knights got off to a good start in game two as Peters and White scored and were up 8-6 when they would score 7 of the next 10 points to grab a 15-9 lead. The lead would remain at 6 points until 18-12 when Peters banged home a kill that started a 4 point run to open a 22-12 lead. A Southwood error stopped the run before they scored the last 3 for the 25-13 win.
Manchester jumped out to a 2-0 lead in game three on a Cierra Carter kill only to have the Knights score the next three. Sarah Peters had a kill along with kills from Sami White and Bailey Hobbs. Leah Sorg would the put the Squires back up 4-3 with a tip and the see saw battle continued until 10-10. Corrie Osborne would nail a kill and the Squires took advantage of a Knights error to lead 12-10 when the dreadful Southwood run came. Katelyn Murphy would go high for a kill and was followed by three Sarah Peters kills along with a Sami White ace to score six in a row to grab a 16-12 lead. The Knights would build their lead to 20-14 when Manchester had one more push. With Leiah Brandenburg serving the Squires would score five straight to knot the game at 20. During the run Brandenburg had two aces with Binkley and Isbell getting kills. Emilie Harnish and Bailey Hobbs would then catch fire, recording two kills each as the Knights scored the next five points for a 25-20 win and a 3-0 match.
by Gary Andrews
The TRC cross country meet was held Saturday at Tippecanoe Valley. On a cold blistery day that even seen some snow flakes the Northfield boys and girls teams took home team titles.
The girls race was the first to go with Northfield’s Jenna Halderman leading the way to win the race in 19:16. Brittany Sloan placed 4th in the race, Karla Singer 5th, Jacklyn Peas 8th , Natasha Leland 11th, Olivia Thompson 13th, Attie Schuler 21st. Also running for Northfield was Michelle Hunt , Caitlin Eltzroth, Catherine Tracy, Maddie Snyder, Kalanu Watson Dunn, Indi Shear, Mariah Kirtlan, and Megan Miller.
Southwood finished third led by a 3rd place finish from Emily Lehner. Ellie White was 10th, Haley Heath 12th, Taylor Heath 20th, Kassidy Atwood 24th, Brooke Elliott 28th, Emma Peebles 40th. Also running was Emmy Titus and Spring Applegate.
Manchester finished 5th. Clara Burdette was 17th, Kaitlyn Blum 22nd, Emily Lynn 23rd, Natasha Niccum 25th, Alexis Vernon 30th, Sophia Reifeltshammer 32nd, Alexis Wagoner 36th. Also running was Molly Woods, Abby Smith , Taylor Griese, Lindsey Dierks, Lexi Webb .
Wabash had an incomplete team led by Carli Henderson. Also running was Chelsea Archer, Courtney Davis, Angela Davis.
Making the All Conference team was Jenna Halderman(NF), Emily Lehner(SW), Brittany Sloan(NF), Karla Singer(NF), Jacklyn Peas(NF), Ellie White(SW), Natasha Leland(NF), Haley Heath(SW).
Northfield won the boys race, nipping Rochester by 2 points. Leading the Norse was Devin Tracy in 2nd, Austin Frye 6th, Joe Burcroff 7th, Austin Andrews 8th, Noah Shear 13th, Heath Miller 20th, Mason Zolman 24th. Also running for the Norse was Matt Carey , Noah Augustus , Keegan Knepp, Zack Clouse.
by Gary Andrews
On a cold blistery night that had second half rain, the Wabash and Northfield football teams opened their county round robin schedule at Northfield with the Norse shutting out the Apaches 20-0 on the back of 236 yard rushing game from Josh Bickel.
The Apaches took the ball first and moved the ball down the field on a 13 play drive that took them to the Northfield 28 before giving the ball over on downs. The Norse and Bickel wasted no time taking advantage of the defense coming up big as Bickel raced 68 yards on their first play to the Wabash 8. Two plays later Bickel scored from 3yds out as the Norse took a 7-0 lead with 5:51 left in the quarter. With the wind and wet conditions the defenses would dominate the rest of the quarter ending at 7-0.