Sports
Slow start cripples Norse

By Gary Andrews

It was a tale of two halves for the Northfield football team Friday, falling behind 21-0 before rallying back and being 18 yards in the third quarter from tying things up in a 28-14 loss to South Adams.

South Adams would take the first possession of the game, attacking the Norse line with runs up the middle and to the right, marching 65 yards down the field in less than four minutes to take a quick 8-0 lead. After forcing a Norse punt on their first possession the Starfires would go again. With the ball on their own 27, South Adams would mount a 10 play drive, punching it in with 1:19 on the clock and led 14-0 at quarters end.

Posted on 2013 Oct 29
Fahs-Brown/Halderman headed for state finals

By Gary Andrews

One of the most difficult things to do in any high school sport is make it to the state finals no matter what class you’re in. An even harder feat would be to qualify in a sport where the classes are not divided.  Two Wabash County runners did just that Saturday in cross-country.

Manchester’s Matthew Fahs-Brown ran in the New Prairie semi-state as an individual Saturday, placing 10th with a time of 16:12 to advance to this Saturday’s state finals in Terra Haute. In a tough semi-state that had the top five runners finish under 16:00 and the top 46 runners being under 17:00, it was a huge accomplishment.

At New Haven the Northfield girls’ team, Southwood’s Emily Lehner and Northfield’s Devin Tracy, Joe Burcroff and Austin Frye would compete.

Posted on 2013 Oct 29
Squires season ends at Bremen

By Gary Andrews

The Manchester football team traveled to Bremen Friday, coming up short in a 49-21 loss to the Lions.

Bremen would strike first just a minute and a half in to the game to take a 7-0 lead with 10:33 on the clock. The Squires, however, would respond quickly, scoring on two plays. Lucas Schilling would scamper for 76 yards with Jacob Casper scoring one play later and the game was tied at 7. Bremen would then take control of the game, putting up 21 more points in the first quarter and 14 in the second to lead the Squires 42-7 at the half.

Bremen would get the only score in the third quarter and led 49-7 with a quarter to go.

Jacob Casper and Owen Johnson would get touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the Squire season ended in a 49-21 loss.

Posted on 2013 Oct 29
Squires use strong second half comeback to defeat Norse

by Gary Andrews

It was the tale of two halves for the Manchester football team Friday, as they needed a 20 point second half comeback to defeat county foe Northfield 23-20.

Northfield would totally dominate the first half, holding the Squires to just three points on a Ross Messer field goal with just 7 seconds left in the half.

Northfield would put the only points on the board in the first quarter on a Alec Wells 7 yard touchdown run with 52 seconds remaining to lead 6-0. Jared Short would run in the two-point conversion and Northfield led 8-0.

Both defenses would dominate in the second quarter with the only points coming on the Ross Messer field goal to make it 8-3 at the half.

Posted on 2013 Oct 22
Lady Knights went on the road

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams went on the road to invites Saturday.

The varsity competed in the Penn Invitational, going 2-2 on the day. The Lady Knights defeated Lake Central 27-25, 25-19, lost to Northwood 23-25, 20-25, lost to Homestead 23-25, 11-25 and beat Ft. Wayne Snider 25-23, 25-22.

Kaitlyn Murphy led in kills for the day with 26. Lexi Brickner added 16 with 7 blocks. Sami White had 47 assist, Amy Bowman 24 service points, 4 aces,

The junior varsity went 2-1 at the Lafayette Cental Catholic Invite. The Knights lost to Catholic 25-21, 26-28, 10-15, beat West Lafayette 25-16, 25-9 and defeated Faith Christian 25-13, 25-11.

Katie Stouffer led in kills with 21. Delayne Gentry added 20 and Bailey Lundmark 19. Brooke Elliott served 6 aces, while Makenna Dawes led with 13 digs. Bailey Lundmark had 9 blocks. Stouffer added 6.

Posted on 2013 Oct 22
Knights wrap up county title

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood Knights were 2-0 in county play and were in control of their own destiny to win the county title as they traveled to Wabash Friday to take on the Apaches. A win would seal the out right title and the Knights wasted no time letting everyone know they meant business. The Knights would jump out to a 17-0 first quarter lead on their way to a 51-7 win.

Wabash would get the ball first with the Southwood defense forcing a four and out. The Knights would go to the air to start, mounting a 10 play, 80-yard drive that was aided by three Wabash penalties and capped off by a Nathan Hollars 36 yard touchdown run to lead 7-0 with 7:02 on the clock. On the Apaches second possession, the Knights forced a fumble on the second play with Ryan Barton recovering on the Wabash 24. The Wabash defense would keep the Knights out of the end zone, forcing a 34 yard Zach Hobson field goal and the Knights led 10-0 with 5:00 remaining. On the next Apache possession Austin Schlemmer would pick off a Wabash pass on the 24 and the Knights were in business one more time. After a pass from Robbie Cole to Danny Goff put the ball on the five, Hollars would find the end zone again and the Knights led 17-0 after one.

Posted on 2013 Oct 22
Lady Apaches runner up at Maconaquah

By Gary Andrews

The Wabash Varsity Volleyball team came in second at the Maconaquah Invite on Saturday.  Results for the day are as follows:

Wabash lost to Tri-Central 21-25, 25-22, 12-15

Wabash defeated Maconaquah 25-22, 22-25, 15-13

Wabash defeated Blackford 25-20, 25-18

In the crossover game for the championship Wabash lost to Blackhawk Christian 12-25, 16-25

For the day:

Lyndsie Thomas had 47 kills

Kyleigh Hampton had 32 kills

Claire Cromer had 18 service points, 47 digs and 70 assists

Kristin Cromer had 31 service points with 8 aces and 46 digs

Shelby Stone had 10 points and 49 digs

Shai Parrett had 10 points and 49 digs

Wabash will travel to North Miami on Wednesday to finish out conference play.

Posted on 2013 Oct 15
Volleyball sectional draws announced

In Match 1: Oak Hill will play Manchester. In Match 2: Cass will play Southwood. In Match 3: Wabash will play North Miami. In Match 4: Northfield will play the winner of Match 1. In Match 5: the winner of Match 2 will play the winner of Match 3. In the championship match: the winner of Match 4 will play the winner of Match 5.

Posted on 2013 Oct 15

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