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Smedley retiring from Norse basketball program

Northfield High School athletic department has accepted the resignation of boys’ head basketball coach Moe Smedley.

Moe Smedley, the boys’ basketball coach at Northfield High School, has resigned his position as head coach effective immediately. Coach Smedley has decided to retire from coaching in order to devote more time to his family. Coach has served Northfield well over the last 10 years, and will be missed by the entire community.

Coach Smedley has had a very successful career that has spanned 35 years. In his time as a head basketball coach, Smedley won nine sectionals, three regionals, two semi-states, and a state championship. Coach Smedley’s overall record is 437-345. Coach was 121-106 in his 10 years at Northfield, and won four sectionals there, including back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.

“It has been an honor to work with a Hall of Fame coach,” said Northfield athletic director Geoff Salmon. “Coach Smedley and I have had numerous discussions about life, education and basketball. I have appreciated Coach sharing his experiences in both coaching and life, and appreciate the professional manner in which he carried himself. I want to thank Coach Smedley for his time here at Northfield.”

Posted on 2014 Apr 15
Norse complete Southern Indiana trip

by Gary Andrews

The Northfield baseball team wrapped up their trip to Southern Indiana Saturday, falling in a double header to Austin. In two tightly contested games, the Norse fell in game one 3-1 before losing game two 5-4.

The Norse garnered just 1 run on 2 hits in game one. Trailing 3-0 in the 6th Bryce Kendall singled, stole second then advanced to third on a Remington Monce ground ball. Kendall would then score on a wild pitch to score the lone Northfield run.

Posted on 2014 Apr 15
Martz to be recommended as next Wabash Athletic Director

by Gary Andrews

Greg Martz. current athletic director at Frontier High School will be recommended at the April 14, Wabash City School board meeting to replace Matt Stone as the Wabash athletic director next year.

Stone will be moving to the central office as Chief Business Officer.

Posted on 2014 Apr 08
Seventh inning rally lifts Lady Apaches over Knights

by Gary Andrews

The Wabash and Southwood softball teams met Wednesday with both teams looking to pick up their first win of the season. With the game being tight the entire time, Wabash used a two run seventh inning for a come from behind 4-3 win.

Wabash took the early lead in the first. With Chloe Mullett and Montana Castro on first and third after a Castro single, Destiny Collins flew out to center field, driving home Mullett for a 1-0 lead after one.

The Knights would even things up in the second. Logan Hensley started things off with a single and after a pop up Jessica Foley was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Makayla Ridegeway then drew a walk to load the bases and after a strike out Abby Grossnickle walked to force home a run and tie the game.

Posted on 2014 Apr 08
Knights track sweeps North Miami

 

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood boys’ track team topped North Miami, 72 – 46 Tuesday, April 1.  First place winners included the 3200 Meter Relay Team; Brett Wyatt, Aaron Ross; Kyle Porter; Zach Hobson; Alex Harmon ; Michael Lengel; and the 1600 Meter Relay Team.  Seconds went to Logan Paris; Lengel; Justin Lawson; Ross; Jon Berlier; Porter and Braden Hobbs.  Thirds went to Hobbs, Josiah Friedersdorf; Jeffrey Finicle, Kale Weiss; Keaton Weiss; Harmon, Wyatt and Brenden Schleining.

The girls’ track team bettered North Miami 81-36.

4×8: (White, Heath, Bowman, Lehner) 1st, High Jump: Ashley Parson 2nd, Lexi Bricker 3rd, Long Jump: Kassity Atwood 2nd, 100M: Lexi Brickner 1st, Mariah Paris 3rd, 110H: Makenna Dawes 1st, Ashely Parson 2nd, 200M: Lexi Brickner 1st, Ashely Parson 3rd,300H: Makenna Dawes 1st, Amy Bowman 2nd,400: Kassity Atwood 1st, Ellie White 2nd,800: Emily Lehner 1st, Taylor Heath 3rd,1600: Amy Bowman 1st, Taylor Heath 3rd,3200: Haley Heath 1st,4×4: (Atwood, Brickner, White, Lehner) 1st,Shot Put: Mariah Paris 1st, Grace Whitham 3rd,Discus: Bailey Hobbs 1st, Grace Whitham 2nd.

Posted on 2014 Apr 08
Knight Offense Explodes In Opener

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood varsity baseball team went on the road to open their season at Northwestern Tuesday, April 1, with the offense exploding for 15 runs in a 15-6 win.

Down 2-0 heading to the second the Knights put 4 runs on the board to take a 4-2 lead, but quickly fell behind again when Northwestern scored 3 in the bottom of the inning to lead 5-4.

The Knights bats would go off in the third and fourth, scoring 4 in the third and 5 in the fourth to lead 13-6. Southwood would score 2 more times in the fifth with the rest of the game going scoreless for the 15-6 win.

The Knights used a trio of pitchers in the game, with Robbie Cole, Brennan Kelly and Clay Hinrichsen giving up a combined 8 hits. Kelly picked up the win.

Posted on 2014 Apr 08
Apache track hosts Whitko

by Gary Andrews

On April 1, the Wabash High School boys’ track team competed in their second meet in two days, this time they welcomed Whitko High School to Alumni Field for a dual meet showdown. In a hard fought meet the Apaches came away victorious 68.5 to 63.5. Winners for Wabash were Adam Driscoll in the 110 and 300 hurdles, Sam Hall in the 1600 and 3200, Juwan Carter in the 100, 200, and 400, the 4×800 relay (Sam Hall, Skyler Hall, Aries Reza, James Dolmanet), the 4×100 relay (Cullen Hipskind, Braxton Sprague, Adam Driscoll, Austin Boggs) and the 4×400 relay (Adam Driscoll, Eryk Weber, Juwan Carter, Sam Hall.

Wabash girls lost to Whitko last night 78 to 49 Katie McCauley won both the discus and shot put also Madison Barden won both the 100 and 300 hurdles other winners were Lindsie Thomas 400 dash , Shai Parrett in the 800 run also 4×400 relay Baeden,Wagner,J.Parrett & Thomas

2nd places Hampton -high jump, Henderson -800 & 3200 run

3rd place Courtney Davis 100 & 300 hurdles, Chelsea Archer 400 run & Thomas 200 dash S. Parrett 1600 run.

Posted on 2014 Apr 08
Local graduate Brooklyn Short receives national athletic honor

by Emily Armentrout

emily@thepaperofwabash.com

On March 18, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics honored former Wabash Lady Apache Brooklyn Short. Short received Honorable Mention All-America after the NAIA announced the 2013-14 NAIA Women’s Basketball All-America teams.

In Short’s career as a Lady Apache, she received four varsity letters for basketball, became second on Wabash High School’s all time scoring list, led the Lady Apaches to back-to-back 20-win seasons and back-to-back sectional championships under Coach Scott Bumgardner, who Short says still keeps in contact with her.

“[I] definitely [would like to thank] my high school coach, Scott Bumgardner,” Short told The Paper. “Throughout my college years, he still contacts me; we still talk. He’s helped me out through high school and college too.”

Short’s former coach, Purdue Calumet’s Head Women’s Basketball coach Tom Megyesi, first contacted Bumgardner after observing Short at the Top 100 workout the summer before her senior year.

Posted on 2014 Apr 01

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