Lady Squires dominate VB opener
By Eric Christiansen
A balanced scoring attack, along with a 21-5 second quarter helped the Manchester Squire girls' basketball team cruise to a season-opening win over Adams Central 51-20.
Meanwhile, Wabash outscored Blackford 19-2  on Saturday to easily win, 61-35.
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Local bowler places in state tournament
Dylan Morris shows off the plaque he received in the annual USBC state bowling tourney earlier this year. Photo provided
By The Paper staff
On April 2-3, Dylan Morris, along with his team and other bowlers traveled to South Bend for the annual USBC state bowling tournament. April 2 was the team event; Sunday was the singles and doubles competition. 
The youth don't know where they place until they start the next bowling season. During the first official week of bowling at Cannonball Lanes, Dylan was handed a plaque that stated that he placed 7th in Division 5 out of 400 bowlers in that division. 
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Knights capture sectional title
The Southwood Knights show off the Sectional 43 trophy following a 43-40 win over LaVille.
By The Paper staff
It was one of those finishes that can be found in Hollywood movies.
The Southwood Knights were looking for their first sectional football title since 2002, against the LaVille Lancers, seeking its first sectional crown since 2003.
The two teams attacked and counterattacked throughout the 48 minute game.
In the end, with just 8 seconds left on the clock, the Knights took the lead as quarterback Carson Blair connected with Blake Martz on an 8-yard pass. After a Parker Mays extra-point, the Knights earned a 43-40 win over the Lancers to capture the Sectional 43 title.
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Emmanuel's VB team captures state title
Emmanuel Christian's volleyball team shows off its state championship trophy. Photo provided
By The Paper staff
Emmanuel Christian’s volleyball team captured the Indiana Association of Christian Schools Division II state volleyball championship.
Emmanuel fell Grace Baptist, Plymouth, 2-1, in its first match. It then played Valparaiso’s Emmanuel Baptist, defeating it 2-1.
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Knights continue hunt for state football championship
By Bill Barrows
The Southwood Knights won the Sectional Championship on Friday night with a stunning last second win against highly rated LaVille. This week, they host the Regional at Sherman Waggoner Field against Adams Central. Air time for Wabash WebTV will be 6:45pm. Kickoff is at 7pm.
Posted on 2016 Nov 08
Knights, Squires football teams advance
By The Paper staff
The Southwood Knights took revenge on the Northfield Norsemen for an earlier season loss.
The Manchester Squires also advanced.
The Knights defeated their Wabash County and MSD of Wabash County rival Norse, 28-14, on Friday, Oct. 21, in the first round of the IHSAA football sectional.
Peyton Trexler opened the scoring for Southwood, pulling down a 31-yard pass from Carson Blair with 4:10 left in the first quarter.
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
Southwood volleyball team falls in sectional finals
By The Paper staff
Southwood’s volleyball team was having anything but a typical season.
Heading into last week’s sectional, the perennial powerhouse had recorded a 8-24 record. But in tourney time, anything can happen. After wins against Wabash (3-1) in the opening game and Cass (3-0) in the semifinals, the Lady Knights faced Rochester for Saturday night in the finals of the Rochester volleyball sections.
In the end, the Lady Zebras pulled off a 3-0 win to capture the 2016 title
Rochester downed Southwood 25-18, 25-17, 25-8.
Posted on 2016 Oct 25
Bedke moving on to State
By Eric Christiansen
In just her second year running cross country, Manchester senior cross country runner Rae Bedke is going to State.
Bedke got the 10th and final spot for those advancing without a team, finishing 18th overall with a time of 19:18.5 at the New Prairie Semi-State Saturday morning.
But Bedke wasn't alone, as the entire Squire girls' team finished 13th as a group, and Drew Jones represented Manchester in the boys' race, running his best race of the year.
Posted on 2016 Oct 25

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