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Freshmen Lead Black and Gold

MARSHALL, MICH. – Manchester University put one within the individual top 35 with two others placing in the top 40 at Olivet College’s Tee Off Invitational Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31.

The Spartans played The Medalist Golf Club to a 443 total over the first 18 and then came back to slice 15 shots off that mark in the final round for an 871 score for 36 holes. Their first-to-second round improvement was the best in the tourney.

A freshman trio of Kaitlin Powers (Indianapolis, Ind.), Jennifer Oldaker (Kokomo, Ind.) and Madison Yenser (Fort Wayne, Ind.) led the way. Powers was the low individual with a 207, good for 34th. Oldaker (209) and Yenser (226) followed in 36th and a tie for 39th, respectively.

MU continues its fall season Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, at the Hanover College Invitational.

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Lady Knights Go 2-2 At Plymouth

Varsity @ Plymouth Power Ball Invitational     Saturday, August 30, 2014


SOUTHWOOD                     25, 15, 10

PENN                                     18, 25, 15

Delayne Gentry                    3 service points, 5 digs, 1 assist

Sami White                           2 service points, 4 kills, 16 assists, 3 digs

Anna Rees                            1 kill, 5 digs, 1 assist

Bailey Hobbs                        8 service points, 3 kills, 2 digs

Sarah Peters                        1 service point, 6 kills, 10 digs, 1 assist

Kaitlyn Murphy                     3 service points, 4 kills, 2 digs

Emilie Harnish                     4 service points, 1 ace, 9 kills, 8 digs, 1 assist


SOUTHWOOD                     17, 25, 15

VALPARAISO                      25, 21, 11

Delayne Gentry                    2 service points, 1 ace, 1 assist

Sami White                           6 service points, 3 kills, 17 assists, 4 digs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bailey Hobbs                        1 service point, 4 kills, 1 block, 4 digs

Sarah Peters                         3 service point, 7 kills, 5 digs

Bailey Lundmark                  2 kills, 1 block

Kaitlyn Murphy                  11 service points, 5 aces, 4 kills, 1 assist

Emilie Harnish                     3 service points, 2 aces, 7 kills, 5 digs


SOUTHWOOD                     16, 21

LAKE CENTRAL                25, 25

Delayne Gentry                    2 service points, 7 digs

Sami White                           6 service points, 1 ace, 1 kill, 15 assists, 5 digs                                                                                                   Anna Rees                            1 dig

Ashley Parson                      1 dig

Bailey Hobbs                        1 block, 2 digs

Sarah Peters                         3 service point, 1 ace, 5 kills, 1 assist, 3 digs

Bailey Lundmark                  1 kill

Kaitlyn Murphy                     1 service point, 5 kills, 2 blocks, 1 dig

Emilie Harnish                     2 service points, 10 kills, 1 block



SOUTHWOOD                     25, 25

HIGHLAND                           17, 18

Delayne Gentry                    7 service points, 1 ace, 3 assists, 8 digs

Sami White                           2 service points, 1 ace, 3 kills, 1 block, 14 assists, 6 digs

Makenna Dawes                  1 dig

Ashley Parson                      1 service point, 1 ace. 2 blocks

Bailey Hobbs                        3 service points, 2 kills, 1 dig

Kelsey Niccum                     2 service points, 1 dig

Sarah Peters                         1 service point, 3 kills, 2 digs

Bailey Lundmark                  2 kills, 3 blocks

Kaitlyn Murphy                     3 service points, 3 aces, 9 kills, 3 blocks

Emilie Harnish                     9 service points, 2 aces, 5 kills, 1 block, 4 digs

KAITLYN MURPHY – Plymouth Power Ball Invitational All-Tournament Team

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Lady Squire Soccer Third

The Manchester girls soccer team finished third in their own invite Saturday, falling 5-4 to Rochester in game one, then defeating North Miami 6-0 in game two.

In game one against Rochester Manchester had 16 shots on goal while holding Rochester to 11. The first Squire goal of the game came at the 6:00 mark when Tahnee Fuentes scored on an assist from Morgan McKee. Midway through the first half Brooklyn Howard scored with the assist coming from Elizabeth Anguilm.

Fuentes would score twice in the second half with the first coming with 12:00 left in the game and the second in the final minute to tie the game at 4.

The Squires were defeated 5-4 in a PK shootout.

Manchester would dominate North Miami in the consolation game.

The Squires had 31 shots on goal while holding North Miami to just 3. Manchester score three goals in the first half with two coming from Elizabeth Anguilm and the third from Antonia Holzmann.

Bailey Sewell started the scoring in the second half off an assist from Laura Casparie. Morgan McKee and Katelyn Andritsch would each score a goal.

The Lady Squires play Tuesday at North Miami

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Lady Squires Second At Manchester Invite

The Manchester volleyball team went 2-1 at their own invite Saturday to finish second behind Lakewood Parke.

Match Winner Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Manchester v Tri-Central Manchester 23-25 25-23 15-11
Tippecanoe Valley v Lakewood Park Lakewood 25-14 25-23
Manchester v Tippecanoe Valley Manchester 25-18 25-14
Tri-Central v Lakewood Park Lakewood 25-15 25-14
Manchester v Lakewood Park Lakewood 25-8 25-21
Tri-Central v Tippecanoe Valley Valley 25-20 25-18



Lakewood Park Christian: 3-0

Manchester: 2-1

Tri-Central: 0-3

Tippecanoe Valley: 1-2

Coach Brown ”It was a good day at the Manchester Tournament. As the home team, we came in second with wins over Tippy Valley and Tri-Central. Lakewood Park was our only loss and we came back in game two to compete with them. Lakewood went on to win the tournament for the day. We were excited to double our record and see how much we have grown since last year when we didn’t do as well in this tournament.”

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Wabash Tennis At The Logansport Invite

The Wabash boys tennis team went 1-2 on the day at the Logansport Invite to finish sixth for the day.

1 Singles Addison Martin (1-0) Seeger Def. Kody Fuller (2-1) Wabash 6-4, 5-7, 11-9
2 Singles Borden Kennedy (1-0) Seeger Def. Taylor Vigar (2-1) Wabash 6-1, 6-1
3 Singles Luke Mattern (1-2) Wabash Def. Cal Stover (0-1) Seeger 6-4, 6-3
1 Doubles Nick McGowen (1-0) & Josh Orhood (1-0) Seeger Def. Cal Stone (1-2) & Aaron Hartley (1-2) Wabash 6-1, 6-2
2 Doubles Logan Stout (1-0) & Brock Bowlus (1-0) Seeger Def. Aidan Benysh (1-2) & Adam Driscoll (1-2) Wabash 6-4, 6-4

1 Singles Ian Morris (2-0) Maconaquah Def. Kody Fuller (2-2) Wabash 6-4, 2-6,13-11
2 Singles Taylor Vigar (3-1) Wabash Def. Joe Dale (1-1) Maconaquah 4-6, 7-5, 10-5
3 Singles Aaron Hartley (1-0) Wabash Def. Tyler Yoars (0-1) Maconaquah 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
1 Doubles Braxton Moore (1-1) & Bryce Pond (1-1) Maconaquah Def. Luke Mattern (0-1) & Cal Stone (1-3) Wabash 7-5, 6-4
2 Doubles Adam Driscoll (2-2) & Matthew Stein (1-0) Wabash Def. Levi Edgington (0-2) & Josh Farmer (0-1)
Maconaquah6-1, 6-3


Wabash lost to Lewis Cass 4-1 in the 3rd round finishing in 6th place, going 1-2 on the day.
1s Kody Fuller lost 8-4
2s Taylor Vigar lost 8-3
3s Luke Mattern won 8-0
1d Aaron Hartley, Cal Stone lost 8-0
2d Adam Driscoll, Aidan Benysh lost 8-3

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Northfield CC Invite

Below are pictures of the Northfield cross country invite that Northfield, Southwood and Wabash competed in. Placings will be added . The girls junior high race got shorted on pics because I forgot I had my camera set for Friday ”night” football, sorry !

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Saturday At Manchester U


Pruden all-tourney honor highlights HCAC-MIAA Crossover

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Junior outside hitter Sarah Pruden (Noblesville, Ind.) and sophomore outside hitter Courtney Chowning (Yorktown, Ind.) each wrapped up the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference – Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Crossover with impressive totals Saturday, Aug. 30.

Chowning hammered a team-high 43 kills and added MU bests in service aces (eight) and digs (36) during the four-match weekend. Pruden, who represented the Black and Gold on the all-tournament squad, finished with 42 kills and a team-high .198 attack percentage. Fellow junior Devin Clark, a native of Madison, Ind., wound up with 25 kills and six blocks which was tops for the home side.

Manchester University closed the two-day event at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena with an 0-4 record. Kalamazoo College and Trine University, who shared the team championship, each toppled the Spartans in three sets Saturday.

MU continues a stretch of three successive weekend tournaments Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6. They travel to Fredericksburg, Va., for the University of Mary Washington Invitational.


Black and Gold close out Ohio weekend

GRANVILLE, OHIO – A stout Denison University offensive attack proved too much for Manchester University Saturday, Aug. 30.

The Big Red, moving to 2-0 on the season, rifled off 40 shots against the Spartans (0-2) with 11 finding the visitors’ goal en route to an 11-0 non-conference win at Barclay-Thomsen Field. Five different Black and Gold offensive players managed shot attempts with four being saved, as sophomore midfielder Allie Moore (Richmond, Ind.), senior midfielders Amber Kent (Fountaintown, Ind.) and Sofie Tzortzinis (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and freshman forward/midfielder Courtney Hersick (Plymouth, Ind.) had efforts turned away.

Manchester University continues its slate by opening its home schedule Tuesday, Sept. 2, against in-state non-league rival Trine University.


2014 HCAC-MIAA Crossover
At Stauffer-Wolfe Arena
North Manchester, Ind.
Kalamazoo def. Manchester 25-14,25-20,25-14
Trine def. Manchester 25-14,25-18,25-8

Manchester 0-4

At Barclay-Thomsen Field
Granville, Ohio

Denison 11, Manchester 0

Manchester 0-2

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Knights Win Thriller On Goff Field Goal

The Southwood football team raised their season record to 2-0 Friday, winning a 29-26 thriller over Oak Hill on a 27yd field goal from Danny(Joey) Goff with 3.7 seconds remaining. The game leading to the winner was nothing more than spectacular.

Things didn’t start right for the Knights when they went four and out to start the game, then watching Oak Hill march straight down the field and scoring on a Zack Daniels 3yd run to take a 6-0 lead with 5:44 on the clock. The Knights would gain the momentum right back when Nathan Hollars ran the kick off back to the Eagle 39. After three gains and a penalty Hollars found Danny Goff from 27yds on to tie the game at 6 with 3:06 left in the quarter.The Knight defense would hold Oak Hill and give the offense one more shot in the quarter. The Knights were marching when time ran out and would start the second quarter third and goal on the 2.

Hollars would hit pay dirt just 6 seconds in to the quarter and the Knights led 12-6. With Oak Hill stepping out of bounds on the 4yl on the kick off the Knights had the Eagles backed up, but Oak Hill mounted a drive that led to a second Daniels TD with 6:03 on the clock to make it 12-12. Oak Hill would have one more shot before the half when they recovered a Southwood fumble and took advantage of the turnover, scoring with 4:53 left to lead 18-12. Time would run out with the Eagles leading 18-12 at the half.

There was just one score in the third and it came from the Knights. Starting on their own 33 the Knights marched down the field with Hollars finding Zach Ball down the right side for a 33yd TD pass at the 6:55 mark to send the game to the final quarter tied at 18.

Oak Hill would strike first in the final quarter when Adam McDivitt caught a 26yd touchdown. With neither team being able to convert an extra point the Eagles went for two and converted for a 26-18 lead. Oak Hill tried to catch the Knights off guard with an onside kick that Carson Blair covered to give the Knights good field position on the 50. The Knights failed to move the ball and had to punt, but the defense held the Eagles to no gain on their possession and punted. After a Southwood late hit made the Knights start on their own 7, Hollars and Goff would connect again, this time for 92yds with 5:47 left. The Knights would match the Eagle two point conversion with Hollars hitting Ball for two and the game was tied at 26. Oak Hill would grab the kick off and begin a march down the field which eventually took them to the Southwood 5 with 32.5 remaining when they called time out to draw up a play. On the next play Nathan Hollars picked off a pass at the 5 and raced down the sideline to the Oak Hill 28 with 18.0 left. The Knights went for the juggler on the first play that ended up with an interference call on Oak Hill in the endzone. After two plays went 4yds the Knights called time out with 7.5 remaining. Southwood elected to let Goff attempt a 27yd field goal, which he hit with 3.7 on the clock to give the Knights a 29-26 lead. All that was left was to stop a run on the kick off, which the Knights did to preserve the 29-26 thriller.

Passing : Hollars 9 of 18 for 245yds, 3TD

Rushing : Hollars 15 for 60yds, 1TD : Berlier 15 for 29yds

Rec : Goff 6 for 191yds, 2TD : Finicle 1 for 16yds : Kirk 1 for 5yds : Ball 1 for 33yds, 1TD

Nick Rebholz led the defense with 21 tackles. Kale Weiss added 16, Luke Perlich 13, Tristyn Howell 12. Nathan Hollars had an interception.

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