Sports
Three county wrestlers headed to State Finals

by Gary Andrews

Eight Wabash County wrestlers headed to the Ft. Wayne semi-state Saturday with three of those wrestlers finishing in the top four and advancing to next Saturday’s state finals in Indianapolis.

Advancing to the state are Southwood’s Colton Dawes, Manchester’s Clayton Moore and Southwood’s Jake Smith.

Colton Dawes, wrestling at 113 started the first round with a 17-5 win over Heritage, then got  a fall in round two over Goshen. Dawes then fell in round three 11-2 to Leo and round four to Bellmont to finish 4th.

Posted on 2014 Feb 18
Balanced scoring lifts Knights over Northwestern

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood boys basketball team won their 5th straight game Saturday, using a balanced scoring attack in a 57-51 road win over Northwestern.

The Knights had six players score in the game, with four being in double figures.

The game was tight the first three quarters as Southwood led 16-15 after the first stop, but trailed 29-28 at the half.

The two teams would trade blows in the third, playing to an 18-18 tie with Northwestern leading 47-46 with a quarter to go.

The Knights would then flex their muscle in the fourth, out scoring Northwestern 11-4 to pick up their 9th win of the season.

Posted on 2014 Feb 11
Lady Knights end regular season with win over Eastern

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood Lady Knights basketball team was looking for some momentum going in to next week’s sectional and got just that Saturday with a 53-39 win over Eastern.

Things didn’t look good starting out as the Lady Knights first three trips down the floor resulted in a turnover and fell behind 8-0 the first three minutes. Senior Amy Bowman would get things settled down with two free throws and a bucket off a Haley Heath steal to cut the Eastern lead in half at 8-4. After a Comet three point play made it 11-4 the Knights got busy. Brooke Elliott would score off a steal that ignited an 8-0 run to give Southwood a 12-11 lead. Katie Stouffer had a bucket during the run with Bowman getting two buckets. Eastern would calm the storm with a bucket before Amy Bowman scored off an offensive rebound at the buzzer to give the Knights a 14-13 lead after one.

Posted on 2014 Feb 11
Lady Squires fall to Rochester

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester Lady Squires played their final regular season game Saturday against Rochester, falling to the Zebras 76-42.

Leading Manchester was Cierra Carter with 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal. Katelyn Parrett added 9 points, 2 rebounds. Sydney Snep had 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist.

Posted on 2014 Feb 11
Norse knocks off Canterbury

by Gary Andrews

The Northfield boys basketball team went on the road to Ft Wayne Canterbury Saturday, knocking off the Cavaliers 52-46.

Northfield led 9-8 after the first stop and got some momentum going in the second. John Richardson drained a three and was followed with a bucket from Heath Miller. Later in the quarter, Richardson nailed another three that put the Norse up 24-11 as Northfield maintained their double digit lead through out the quarter and led 30-20 at the half. Richardson had 12 points in the quarter.

Posted on 2014 Feb 11
Squires use the long ball to defeat Peru

by Gary Andrews

The Manchester boys’ basketball team knocked down seven three pointers Saturday to defeat Peru 61-46.

Manchester opened a 14-7 first quarter lead hitting just five shots, with four being from behind the arch. Chase Fierstos and Clayton Petrie each connected from behind the arch twice, while Claudell Dickantone had a two for the 14-7 lead.

Again in the second the Squires had five buckets. Petrie would hit from long range and also hit a deuce, with Fierstos hitting twice as Manchester out scored Peru 12-9 to open a 26-16 halftime lead.

Posted on 2014 Feb 11
Squires notch win over Tri Central

by Gary Andrews

Less than 24 hours after a disappointing loss at Tippecanoe Valley the Manchester boys’ basketball team was back on the floor taking on Tri-Central. Riding a strong first half the Squires defeated Tri-Central 46-41.

Manchester got off to a great start, winning the first quarter 12-7. Chase Fierstos and Clayton Petrie both found the bottom of the bucket from behind the arch with Brayden Sewell and Phoenix Goad each getting a bucket. Fierstos had 5 points in the quarter.

The Squire defense would allow just one bucket in the second quarter, with the three pointers still coming on offense, this time from Claudell Dickantone. Dickantone would drain two from downtown with Cameron Brandenburg and Lucas Schilling getting buckets. Manchester won the quarter 17-7 and led 29-14 at the half.

Posted on 2014 Feb 04
Vikings too much for Norse

by Gary Andrews

The Northfield boys’ basketball team hosted a very talented Huntington North squad Saturday, falling to the Vikings 61-38.

Huntington got off to a quick 5-0 start on a three from Caleb Landrum and a bucket from Cody Adams. Austin Burns got the Norse on the board with a free throw, but the hot Huntington shooting continued. Kyle Platt would drain a three and was followed by a Matt Hogan bucket to increase the lead to 10-1. Tanner Wilcox would connect for the Norse to make it 10-3 before Hogan hit again to end the quarter with Huntington leading 12-3.

Posted on 2014 Feb 04

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