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.
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.
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.
By Gary Andrews
The girls’ golf season got underway this past week with three of the four county teams in action. Wabash got things going early in the week when they traveled to Peru, falling to the Tigers 186-243. Seniors Jordan Rauh (50) and Jaclyn Lewis (54) led the team at Peru Municipal golf course for the day. Juniors Payten Keffaber and Bayli Chenoweth rounded out the scoring with 64 and 75, respectively.
Mid-week, Wabash and Southwood went on the road to play in the Caston Invite. The youthful Lady Knights fired a team score of 378 to finish second behind Peru. The Lady Apaches finished fourth behind medalist Jordan Rauh, who won the invite with a career low 79. For Southwood, Abby Houlihan got a great start by setting new records for 9 and 18 holes with an 85 and a back nine of 39. Freshman Dayna Dale shot a 94 to place 7th in her first high school tournament. Danielle Sparling, Danielle Pegg and Paige Dempsey rounded out the scoring with a 99, 100 and 104 respectively. For Wabash, along with Jordan Rauh’s 79, Jaclyn Lewis fired (105), Payten Keffaber (129) and freshman Allison Bever (140).
The Cole Family, along with Northfield High School, would like to invite all golfers to participate in the Jeremy Cole Memorial Golf Tournament. This tournament is a scramble tournament that will be held on Sunday, Aug.25, at the Honeywell Golf Course.
Proceeds from the tournament are to assist the Northfield junior high and boy’s and girl’s high school golf programs.
The tournament begins at 1 p.m. You can sign up at a four person team or as an individual. There are prizes for first, second, third and last places. Also, there will be prizes for the longest drive, getting closest to the pin for men and women and there will be raffle prizes.
Your entry fee includes a golf cart, prize fund, and a lunch prior to the start of the tournament. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Aug. 23.
On Aug. 3, eight youth bowlers from Cannonball Lanes participated in the Luise Lesser Memorial Jamboree Scholarship Tournament at All Star Bowl in Indianapolis.
Those who participated were Allie Coon, Alex Miracle, Alex Sluss, Bailey Baker, Bobby Mettler, Katarina Rojas, Kyle Mettler and Olivia Sluss. Out of the 250 and participating in five different divisions, three bowlers from Wabash won scholarships.
Those receiving the scholarships were Olivia Sluss, who won first place in the girl’s 160+ average division; Bailey Baker won third place in the girls 160+ average division and Alex Sluss won fifth place in the boys 160+ average division.
Congratulations to all who participated. All participants from Wabash are also members of the Saturday morning youth league at Cannonball Lanes.
by Gary Andrews
The words “down time” don’t exist in Emily Willmann’s vocabulary.
The Manchester University rising junior likes to stay busy whenever she can. This summer is a good example, as she is a lifeguard at a pool near her home in Montpelier, while holding down a job at a factory and also finding time to help the Blackford High School girls’ soccer coaching staff by working with the goalkeepers.
“I always have to be doing something,” she said with a laugh. “If I’m not busy, I’m going stir crazy sitting around.”
So, it would seem as no surprise that she has taken on a role as a two-sport student-athlete for the Spartans with much success. Willmann enters the fall as a two-time all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honoree in women’s soccer which includes a first team selection last season, while her efforts on the Spartan softball diamond haven’t been overlooked, either, as she’s been the starting shortstop in each of the last two seasons.
by Gary Andrews
Manchester University head track and field coach Brian Cashdollar and head women’s soccer coach Andy Stout announced that Jessica Bremer and David Sheridan have joined the Spartans’ athletics’ staff. Bremer will be an assistant for the Spartan track and field program, while Sheridan will assist with the MU women’s soccer program.
Bremer, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise and sports sciences from Manchester University in May 2011, returns to her alma mater after serving as a graduate assistant for DePauw University’s cross country and track and field teams from 2011-13. She also has coaching experience from being an intern for the Huntington University cross country program in 2009 and a counselor for the Yoder-Begley and Three Rivers distance camps and DePauw’s cross country mini-camp from 2088-11 and in 2012.