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Miller to play football at Franklin

Thad Miller (center) signed to play football at Franklin College. He is joined by his parents, Darla Miller (front row, from left) and Grant Miller, along with Manchester Athletic Director Jeremy Markham (back row), Manchester football coach Greg Miller and principal Nancy Alspaugh. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Manchester senior Thad Miller signed his letter of intent Tuesday to play football at Franklin College next year.
Miller was the heart of the linebacker core for the Squires this past season.

Miller said he chose Franklin “because it’s a small school with small classes which I will do better in being from a small town. They have a good football program, winning the conference the past seven or eight years.”

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Knights fall in opener to Northwestern

Southwood catcher Jacob Lloyd tags out a Northwestern runner trying to score. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood baseball team opened its season Tuesday, March 31, hosting Northwestern, falling to the Tigers 5-2.

The game was scoreless after two innings with the lone hit being a double from Brandin Frazier before things changed in the third.

Knight pitcher Brennan Kelly walked the first batter before promptly picking him off. After striking out the second batter the Knights would give up a runner on an error before a walk and a two out, two-run double gave Northwestern a 2-0 lead. After the third walk of the inning the Tigers would use the long ball to grab a 5-0 lead heading to the bottom of the inning.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Norse runners top Wabash, Peru

By Gary Andrews

The Northfield boys’ track team defeated both Wabash and Peru on Tuesday, March 31.  All three relays came away with a victory.  Heath Miller and Austin Andrews led the way with three first place finishes. 

Also claiming first on the night were Devin Tracy, Mason Zolman, Austin Frye, Josh Bickel, Tanner Wilcox, Jackson Beer.

Boys: Northfield 75, Wabash 54.5  Peru 36.5

Girls:  Northfield 63, Peru 52 , Wabash 38

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Knight track sweeps North Miami

By Gary Andrews

The Southwood boys and girls’ track teams both picked up wins over North Miami on Tuesday, March 31. The boys defeated the Warriors 65-43 while the girls won 61-54.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Lady Norse top Knights in softball opener

By Gary Andrews

The Northfield and Southwood softball teams opened the 2015 season playing each other at Northfield on Monday, March 30. The Lady Norse collected 11 hits and combined with five Southwood errors defeated the Knights 14-4 in six innings.

The Lady Knights would take the early 1-0 lead when Brooke Elliott led off with a walk and stole second before scoring on a sacrifice and wild pitch to give Southwood a 1-0 lead. The Norse would answer with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Kianna Kendall led off with a single then moved to second on a Paige Holley single. A pass ball advanced both runners before Lauren Early singled home Kendall to tie the score at one, then took a 2-1 lead when Holley scored on the throw.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Squires nipped by Wayne

By Gary Andrews

NORTH MANCHESTER -- Thirteen hits weren’t enough for the Manchester baseball team as it lost a shootout, 9-8 in seven innings, to Fort Wayne Wayne on Wednesday.

The Squires grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second when Zach Hill led off with a single and advanced to second on a throwing error. Hill then advanced to third on a David McAtee grounder before Rylie Rickert grounded out to second, scoring Hill.

Wayne would erupt for 4 runs in the top of the third to grab a 4-1 lead with the Squires responding with a run. McNall started off the inning with a single and was moved to second on a Branden Scott single. Thad Miller then walked to load the bases with one out with McNall scoring on a two out Zach Hill single to make it 4-2.

Posted on 2015 Apr 07
Northfield’s Joe and Jon Ross Honored as part of the 25th Anniversary Basketball Team

By Bill Barrows

The 54th Induction ceremony of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame was held in Indianapolis last Wednesday evening. Longtime Northfield and Southwood coach Steve McClure attended the induction to watch two of Northfield High School’s best be inducted as part of that team.

Joe and Jon Ross, played for the Norse and Coach McClure in the late 80’s and as seniors in 1990, were named to the Indiana All-State Basketball Team along with Mr. Basketball Damon Bailey, Linc Darner, Jeff Doyle, Elliot Hatcher, Noah Haynes, Mark Hisle, Jamar Johnson, Marcus Johnson, Chris Lowery, Eric Montross, William Moore, Jr., Juda Parks, Jeermal Sylvester, Travis Trice, Matt Waddell and Ryan Yoder.

Posted on 2015 Mar 31
Singer to run at Grace College

Karla Singer (front row, center) prepares to sign her letter of intent to run cross country and track at Grace College. She is joined by her parents, Kelli Singer and Dave Singer, along with (back row, from left) Grace Coach Jeff Raymond, Northfield Head Coach Chad Andrews, Northfield Principal Mike Keaffaber, Northfield Coach Gina Dale, Northfield Coach Dick Leming. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

Northfield senior Karla Singer signed her letter of intent Tuesday to further her running career at Grace College next year.

Singer, a four year all conference cross country runner while at Northfield was a major part of the Lady Norse qualifying for the semi state three straight years.

Singer said she chose Grace ”because I really liked the atmosphere and I fit in really well.”

Posted on 2015 Mar 31

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