Sports
Wabash 11, 12 all stars compete in tourneys
The 11-12-year-old all star team. Photo by Gary Andrews
 
By Gary Andrews
 
The Wabash 12-year-old all star team played in the state finals in Jasper last week, going 1-2 in pool play to make it to the single elimination tourney before falling to Bedford.
 
The lone win in pool play came over Warsaw 12-2. Clayton Tomlinson hit 2 home runs in the first inning. Braylon Yeakle hit a grand slam and Carson Rich hit 2-run home run.
Posted on 2015 Jul 28
Mighty Mites fall in state finals
The 9-10-year-old all stars, also known as the Mighty Mites. Photo by Gary Andrews
 
By Gary Andrews
 
The 9-10 year old Mighty Mites of Wabash came one run short of pulling off what could have been one of the biggest upsets in Little League baseball Wednesday when they took on four-time defending state champion New Albany in the state championship game.
 
Wabash led after four innings before falling 8-7 to finish as state runner up.
Posted on 2015 Jul 28
Dodgers win Senior League title

Members of the Dodgers show off their Senior League championship trophies. Photo by Gary Andrews

By Gary Andrews

The Dodgers and White Sox each won their regular season divisions and met in the championship of the league tourney.

The Dodgers claimed the title 10-0.

Posted on 2015 Jul 28
County amateur golf titles decided
By Gary Andrews
 
The Wabash County amateur golf tournament was held this weekendat Honeywell and Etna Acres Golf Courses. Along with two days of go
lf an exciting moment happened Sunday at Etna Acres when Jim Ridenour aced hole number 8 during the tourney.
Posted on 2015 Jul 28
Lloyd headed To Jackson
Southwood graduate Jacob Lloyd is joined by Jackson head coach Rick Smith (left), and assistant coach Gary Goodwin. Photo by Gary Andrews
 
By Gary Andrews
 
Southwood grad Jacob Lloyd signed hit letter of intent to further his baseball career at Jackson College in Michigan next season.
 
Lloyd was selected first team all county and first team all conference as a catcher for the Knights this past season.
 
Lloyd said he enjoyed the atmosphere at Jackson.
 
“The coaches and the guys are all really great individuals and I’m excited to start my studies,” he said. 
 
Posted on 2015 Jun 30
Foster children get books of their own
A youngster shows her cheerleading skills to two members of the Indianapolis Colts's cheerleading squad. The cheerleaders, along with "Colts in Motion," the team's traveling museum, were on hand June 11 for the backpack distribution. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
About 90 local foster care youngsters have new backpacks and a summer’s supply of books.
 
The Indianapolis Colts, along with The Ford Meter Box Co., the Indiana Department of Child Services and Cargo Services Inc. kicked off the 2015 Books for Youth season on Thursday, June 11, at the Ford plant in Wabash.
 
The Colts’ traveling museum – Colts in Motion – along with Colts cheerleaders and the team’s mascot, Blue, were on hand as part of the celebration. The cheerleaders posed for pictures, signed autographs and helped distribute the backpacks, while Blue also played catch with the youngsters on hand.
Posted on 2015 Jun 16
Local dojo black belts 2 men

Two Wabash Valley Shuri-Ryu Karate Academy students were black belted on May 15, an honor bestowed upon them by Sensei Mike Castro (center). Rob Barton (left) and Tommy Music (right) traded in their brown belts when Castro decided that they had earned to move up in rank, according to Music. “It’s an honor to be promoted to black belt,” Music said in an interview with The Paper of Wabash County. “I cried. It’s seven years coming. Almost seven years that Mr. Barton and I have been coming down (to the dojo) anywhere from five to six days a week, one to two hours at a time. It’s been a long road to now and it’s an honor.” Photo provided

Posted on 2015 Jun 09
Lady Squires post-season run ends
By Gary Andrews
 
The youthful Manchester Lady Squires softball team traveled to Newton Park in Lakeville Saturday to play in their first ever semi state, falling to No.9 Elwood, 6-0, to end their post-season run.
 
The Squires threatened in the top of the first when Brooklyn Howard drew a one out walk and stole second before Celina Carter sacrificed her to third. The Squires failed to score, but got out of a jam themselves in the bottom of the inning.
Posted on 2015 Jun 09

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