Sports
Nose, Blair lead Knights to win
By The Paper staff
 
Matt Nose and Carson Blair each had 19 points on Saturday, Nov. 28, to lead the Southwood Knights to a commanding 62-28 win over Caston.
 
Trailing 9-8 after one quarter, Southwood outscored Caston 41-12 over the next two quarters to take the lead which would not be overcome.
 
Nose had five three-point baskets during the contest, while Blair had three three-point baskets.
 
Alex Harmon had 15 points and eight blocked shots in the victory.
 
Peyton Trexler grabbed seven rebounds.
Posted on 2015 Dec 01
Manchester boys start season 1-1
By The Paper staff
 
Manchester’s boys’ basketball team started the 2015-16 season with a 1-1 mark last week.
 
The Squires defeated Mississinewa, 69-56, to open the season on Nov. 25, but then fell to Oak Hill,  59-48, on Nov. 28.
 
Against Mississinewa, the Squires jumped out to a 22-8 first quarter lead and were never really threatened the rest of the game.
 
Chase Fierstos led Manchester with 23 points, while Koehl Fluke had 16.
 
Against Oak Hill, Fierstos pumped in 24, but it wasn’t enough as the Golden Eagles hung on for the victory.
 
Posted on 2015 Dec 01
Northfield’s Thomson to play basketball at IUK
By Joseph Slacian
 
Northfield senior Payton Thomson will continue her basketball career next year at Indiana University Kokomo.
 
Her parents, Amy and Torey Thomson, and sister, Kelcie, joined Thomson along with past and current Lady Norse coaches Geoff Salmon and Melissa Allen, and IUK coach Whitney Farris when she signed the paperwork Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 10, in the NHS library. Current NHS teammates and future IUK teammates also were on hand for the signing ceremony.
 
She said one of the determining factors in signing with IUK was “I like the players and the coach.” 
Posted on 2015 Nov 27
Apache girls pick up pair of wins
Wabash’s Katie McCauley fights off a Southern Wells defender to put up a shot Saturday night at Coolman Gym. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By The Paper staff
 
The Wabash Apaches girls’ basketball team picked up a pair of dominating wins last week.
 
Wabash snapped its two-game losing streak on Thursday, Nov. 19, with a 58-20 win at Culver Community. On Saturday, the Lady Apaches easily defeated Southern Wells, 57-26.
 
Against Culver, the Lady Apaches built a 14-2 first quarter lead and never looked back. Wabash held Culver to seven points or less in all four quarters.
Posted on 2015 Nov 24
Norse season comes to an end
Northfield’s John Schuler prepares to wrap up Lafayette Central Catholic’s Jordan Turpin on Friday night during the IHSAA Class 1A semi-state game at Northfield. Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh
 
By The Paper staff
 
The best season in Northfield Norsemen football history came to an end Friday night in Class A semi-state action.
 
No.1 ranked Lafayette Central Catholic defeated No.4 ranked Northfield, 45-6, to bring the Norse season to an end, one game shy of the state finals.
 
Jackson Anthrop was a one-man wrecking team for Central Catholic, scoring five touchdowns for the Knights.
Posted on 2015 Nov 24
Local wrestlers open season
By The Paper staff
 
Local high school wrestling teams opened their seasons on Saturday at various invitational meets.
 
The Wabash Apache wrestlers traveled to compete at the Taylor Super 10 Invitational this past weekend.  Wabash came out away with two wins 54-30 against Carroll (Flora) and 48-24 against  Madison Grant.
Posted on 2015 Nov 24
Proctor, Holley named Apache football MVPs
By The Paper staff
 
Members of the Wabash Apache football team received a variety of year-end awards during a banquet Thursday night, Nov. 12.
 
Luke Proctor was named the team’s Offensive MVP, while Jordan Holley was named the Defensive MVP.
 
Eryk Weber was named the Most Improved Player.
 
The Gus Dorais Award was presented to Ben Dillon, while Braxton Rowley received the Coaches Award. 
Posted on 2015 Nov 24
Norse advance to semistate
Adams Central’s Chase Stahl (8) attempts to break up a pass intended for Northfield’s Dylan Brown during Friday night’s regional football game in Monroe.  Photos by Harold V. Chatlosh
 
By The Paper staff
 
MONROE – One team dominated on the ground; the other dominated through the air.
 
In the end, Northfield’s ground game, combined with a late-game defensive stand, gave the Norse a 21-13 win Friday night, Nov. 13, against Adams Central in the IHSAA football regional.
 
The No.4-ranked Northfield will host No.1 ranked Lafayette Central Catholic on Friday night. The winner will advance to the state finals on Nov. 27.
 
Northfield held a 7-0 lead after one quarter.
Posted on 2015 Nov 17

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