Sports
2017 High School Football Kicks Off this Weekend
By Bill Barrows
 
If you have traveled by any high school in Indiana over the past couple of weeks, you no doubt have seen gridiron warriors tuning up for this week’s opening game of the season this coming Friday.  The teams have been preparing since July 31st, the first day of the Indiana High School Athletic Association 2017-18 calendar year. Varsity football returns to Wabash County on Wabash WebTV as we bring you matchups every Friday evening.
 
The teams held formal scrimmages against competition this past weekend in preparation. They tried to shake out mistakes and honed in on execution hoping to get things off on a positive note leading into weekly prep targeting the upcoming week’s opponent.
 
Posted on 2017 Aug 15
Triplett wins tennis tourneys

Isaac Triplett poses with his trophy after winning back to back titles. Photo provided

By The Paper staff

Isaac Triplett, Wabash resident and professional tennis instructor, captured back to back titles on consecutive weekends. 

At the Hot Dog Doubles Tennis Tournament in Frankfort on July 28-30, he and doubles partner Steve Minner, of Carmel, took the men's 45 and over doubles title.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 2017 Aug 15
Manchester girls take 3rd at Huntington invitational
By The Paper staff
 
Manchester’s girls golf team finished third on Wednesday at the Huntington North Invitational.
 
Northfield finished eighth, while Wabash finished 10th.
 
Posted on 2017 Aug 08
2 record holes in one at Honeywell
By The Paper staff
 
Two area golfers carded holes in one at the Honeywell Golf Course last week.
 
Posted on 2017 Aug 08
Squires 2nd, Apaches 6th at Manchester Invitational
By Eric Christiansen
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- The Manchester High School girls golf team fell four strokes shy of winning its own invitational Thursday afternoon.
 
Northridge won the team title with a score of 177, while Manchester shot a 181. 
 
Posted on 2017 Aug 08
Plastic Ice Cream Doesn’t Melt
By Bill Barrows
 
I got to spend some time with all three of my grandkids over the past few weeks. Fortunately, all three got to spend time together both in Wabash and in North Carolina. We spent time at the Field of Dreams during a busy tournament early in July. Well spent family time was spent enjoying the sights in downtown Wabash during First Friday. Later, we spent some time at my daughter’s home in North Carolina.
 
Posted on 2017 Aug 08
A glimpse into a life well lived
By Bill Barrows
 
Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time reminiscing about an old friend and mentor. I met with the family of long time Wabash High School baseball coach Chris Rood.  We met at the field that since 1995 bears his name. It was a hot and muggy day and nephews Travis and Andy Rood along with Chad Collier had decided that they wanted to play some home run derby before we sat down to talk about their beloved uncle.
 
Doug Rood, Chris’s older brother, also joined in as Wabash baseball assistant Zach Wenrich offered to pitch to them. The combination of the heat and humidity and the fact that Coach Wenrich had not thrown much batting practice since the season ended in early June stymied the boys in their quest to hit one over the fence. I had warned them that there was a breeze blowing in and the fact that the outfield dimensions at Chris Rood Field are of major league length.
 
Posted on 2017 Aug 01
Wabash to host the Little League state championship
By Bill Barrows
 
Wabash will have an influx of baseball teams starting on Wednesday, July 26, as 14 teams will begin competition for the Indiana 12 and Under State Championship. All games will be at the Field of Dreams. This year’s edition of players played in the District 9 Tourney and won that earlier this month. Action will run through July 30. The winner will earn the right to represent Indiana at the Central Region Tourney.
 
Danny Lloyd is the manager of the squad. He is assisted by Shannon Floor and Brandon Booth. All three are veteran coaches of Wabash Little League. They have all participated for several years. Coach Lloyd is very excited about this team going into the tourney. To go deep into any tourney, the key is pitching depth. This team seems to have plenty. 
 
Posted on 2017 Jul 25

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