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Knights pick up lone county win

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood football team did something Friday night they haven’t done since 2008, win on opening night. Running in to the Southern Wells buzz saw the last few years the Knights had revenge on their mind. Trailing 16-14 at the half the Knights came out inspired in the second half, putting up 15 points in the third quarter and flexing their muscle on defense for a 29-22 win.

Nathan Hollars would get the crowd in the game right off the bat with a 51-yard kickoff return to the Raider 29. With some opening night jitters the Knight offense stalled. On Southern Wells second possession and driving the ball, Austin Schlemmer would recover a fumble for the Knights, giving them good field position and some momentum. The Knights would start at the 45-yard line, scoring seven plays later on a Hollars 25 yard scamper to lead 7-0 with 6:07 to go. The Raiders would counter punch, scoring with 2:48 remaining in the first quarter and led 8-7 after one.

With both defenses dominating, Southern Wells would strike first in the second quarter, picking off a Robbie Cole pass for a 74 yard score, going for two again and led 16-7 with 3:23 to go. The Knights would keep the ball the remainder of the half, mounting a drive from the 41, with Hollars scoring a second time with 4.5 seconds left. Zach Hobson split the uprights again and the Knights trailed 16-14 at the half.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27
Dale fires new school record for Lady Knights

by Gary Andrews

Southwood freshman Dayna Dale set a new school record Saturday, firing an 18-hole score of 80 to lead the Lady Knights to a second place finish at the Rochester Invite, while also finishing second as an individual.

The Knights also broke the school record for team scoring with a 375, just 14 strokes behind Rochester. Following Dale was Abby Houlihan with a 92, Danielle Pegg 98, Paige Dempsey 105, Danielle Sparling 126. Shaylee Correll played as an individual, firing a 115.

Quote(s) from Coach Ulmer: Another Southwood record with our team total of 375 and an individual record of 80 shot by Dayna Dale who placed 2nd in the tournament…the girls just keep getting better.  We had a few hiccups with 3 putts, penalties, and some illness, but all the girls pushed through their individual struggles.  Shaylee Correll also played her first 18-hole match as an individual so our team also has depth, which keeps them working to get better.  From top to bottom our team is made up of girls that have the ability to be medalist, and I like the mentality they’ve been building toward TRC and Sectionals.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27
Lady Squires go 1-3 at Elwood

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester volleyball team competed in the Elwood Invite Saturday, going 1-3 on the day.

Manchester’s first match up of the day was against Danville, falling 12-25, 15-25.  The lady Squires had two aces, one by Cali Spann and the other by Kendra Binkley. Marret Metzger led the team with nine digs. Freshman setter Rae Bedke had seven assists.  Both Sydney Snep and Cierra Carter finished the game with three kill each. Binkley and Corrie Osborne each had two kills.

The second opponent of the day was Elwood.  Manchester fell in two 23-25, 14-25.  Marret Metzger and Rae Bedke each provided an ace. Snep led the team with four kills followed by Kendra Binkley with three. Kaitlyn Parrett had a kill out of the back row. Metzger dug up a total of 17 attacks and had help from Kaitlyn Parrett and Ellie Milam, eight and seven digs respectively. Corrie Osborne and Rae Bedke provided the Squires only block against the Wildcats.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27
Squires shocked by Indians

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester Squire football team traveled to Gas City Friday night to take on Mississinewa, with the Indians scoring 44 straight points in a 57-13 shocker over the Squires.

Down 6-0 in the first quarter, Squire quarterback Lucas Schilling would score on a 20-yard keeper to knot the score at six before Mississinewa went on their run. The Indians would score 24 straight points the remainder of the half to lead Manchester 30-6.

Mississinewa would build the lead to 57-6 before Schilling scored for the second time from 12 yards out for the 57-13 final.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27
Manchester has 2-1 win over Huntington

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester boys’ soccer team raised their season record to 2-0 with a 2-1 win over Huntington Saturday. Colin McNeeley scored both goals for the Squires, with the final goal coming with just 1:44 on the clock to seal the win.

On Thursday, the Squires got a goal from Andreas Ulset in the first minute of the game, then held on to shut out Peru 1-0. The goal came on a pass from Emil Rasmussen.

The Manchester defense held Peru to just three shots on goal, with Rainer Borgmann at goal pitching a shut out.

The Squires had nine shots on goal.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27
Apaches stumble in season opener

by Gary Andrews

The Wabash Apache football team got off to a bad start at Peru on Friday and could never recover in a 40-13 loss to the Tigers.

Wabash would win the coin flip and deferred to Peru who elected to receive the ball to start the game. As it turned out, it was the right decision for the Tigers as they ran the opening kick off back for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead 14 seconds into the game.

Peru would score two more times in the first quarter and led the Apaches 21-0 at the end of one. The Wabash offense couldn’t get anything going, giving the ball back to Peru as the Tigers scored two more times in the first half to lead 34-0 at halftime.

Down 40-0 the Apaches broke the ice with a Cody Clemons touchdown to make it 40-6 with 9:08 remaining. The Apaches would score one more time on a Yeadon three yard run for the 40-13 final.

Posted on 2013 Aug 27
Lady Knights dominate county golf tourney

by Gary Andrews

Although Wabash senior Jordan Rauh won the individual girl’s county golf title Saturday at Honeywell Golf Course, the Southwood Lady Knight team dominated the team title placing all five members in the top eight.

The Lady Knights fired a team score of 391, with Wabash placing second with a 415. Manchester was third with 475 and Northfield fourth with 572.

Jordan Rauh fired an 81, ten shots better than second place finisher Abby Houlihan (91) of Southwood. Rauh wasted no time in setting the tone for the day, paring the first two holes and four of the first five to shoot a front nine score of 39 and led by seven strokes heading for the turn.

Posted on 2013 Aug 20
Manchester Athletic Booster Club to hold golf outing

On Sunday, Sept. 8, the Manchester High School Athletic Booster Club will be holding the 13th annual golf outing at Sycamore Golf Club.

This is a four-man Florida Scramble. Lunch begins at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will be prizes for first through third place and proxy prizes too.

For more information, contact Kevin Watson at 260-982-1192, Jeremy Markham at 260-982-1192 or Amanda Shambarger at 260-578-7891.

Posted on 2013 Aug 20

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