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White Headed To Davenport

Southwood senior Sami White signed her letter of intent Friday to continue her volleyball career at Davenport University in Grand Rapids Michigan next year.

White led the Lady Knights to the 2A state championship game this past season and was selected first team all conference the past two seasons along with being selected first team all state and a member of the north all star team this past fall.

Davenport is coached by former Southwood stand out player Megan(Garner) Lenhart. Lenhart graduated from Southwood in 2000 and is 12th all time in career attacks and 12th in career kills

White said she chose Davenport because ‘’ It was really cool to have a coach from the same high school I played at, plus it felt like home and they have great facilities’’.

When ask if she could compete for a starting job right away White said ‘’ they graduate their setter this season with myself and another freshman from Indiana coming in. I’m ready to compete for the job’’.

Sami will study accounting  while at Davenport.

IMGP6966 Seated L-R : Jody White(Mother), Sami White, Johnny White(Father)

Standing L-R : Davenport Coach Megan Lenhart, Southwood A.D. & Volleyball Coach Tom Finicle, Southwood Principal Tim Drake


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Apaches Fall To Elwood In Regular Season Final

The Wabash boys basketball team ended their regular season Friday with a 44-28 loss to Elwood. The Apaches have a 5-17 record heading in to next weeks sectional.

Elwood got the early jump on the Apaches, jumping out to a 9-2 lead before two Tyler Hough free throws ended the quarter with Wabash trailing 9-4.

Wabash cut the lead to three to start the second quarter on two free throws from Taylor Vigar to make it 9-6 but the Panthers would answer with an 11-1 run to open a 20-8 lead. Owen Yeadon would stop the run with a deep three and was followed by two Vigar free throws to make it 20-13. Elwood would end the quarter scoring five straight as they led Wabash 25-13 at the half.

Eryk Weber would score the first bucket of the third quarter to make it 25-15 when Elwood answered with six straight to increase the Panther lead to 29-15. Taylor Vigar would stop the run with a bucket and after a Brodie Hough free throw and a bucket from Owen Yeadon the Apaches trailed 33-20. The Panthers would end the quarter on a 7-0 run to open a 40-20 lead with a quarter to go.

For the first seven plus minutes of the fourth quarter Wabash had out scored Elwood 5-0 on a Brodie Hough bucket and a three from Owen Yeadon to make it 40-25. Elwood would put their first points of the quarter on the board with 51.8 remaining on two free throws, then hit a bucket before Luke Mattern ended the game with a three for the 44-28 final.

Athlete Name Points Off Def Tot Reb Ast Stls
Juwan Carter 2 2 1 1
Brodie Hough 3 2 2 1
Tyler Hough 2 4 2 6 1
Owen Yeadon 8 2 3 5 2
Travis Easthom 1 1 2 1
Taylor Vigar 8
Eryk Weber 2 1 1 2
Kaleb Kelshiemer 2 2
Marcus Jones 2 1 2 3 1
Justin Beauchamp 1 1 1
Luke Mattern 3

The Wabash junior varsity fell to Elwood 40-30

Athlete Name Points Off Def Tot Reb Ast Stls
Kory Fuller 2 1 1 1 2
Justin Beauchamp 3 2 2
Cal Stone 3 3 2
Luke Mattern 5 2 2 4 2 3
Austin Vinopal 2 1 1
Matt Jones 9 3 1 4
Austin Wieland 2
Matt Stein 9 4 4 1
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As we approach the Girls Basketball Semi State at Warsaw Community High School, the WCHS Athletic Office would like to pass on a few reminders regarding tickets and procedures.

Tickets will be available for sale at two ticket locations beginning at 3pm on game day.  Due to the demand for tickets and the successful pre-sale operations at participating schools, the number of tickets on sale will be quite limited.  Fans wishing to secure a ticket should be in line early in the event there is a significant crowd in line to purchase tickets.  Tickets will be sold at two of the three entrances.  Tickets will be sold at the Performing Arts Center entrance on the southwest side of the school (near C lot), and at the south Tiger Den Foyer entrance on near the south silo.  Fans with tickets may enter at the North Tiger Den Foyer near the north silo, however there will be no tickets available for sale at this entrance.

In the event that all tickets get sold, all entrances will be locked.   Fans wishing to watch the second game (Tippecanoe Valley and Rochester) can still have a chance to purchase tickets for this game.  At the conclusion of the first contest (between Wabash and Fort Wayne Canterbury), ticket representatives will be at each exit counting the number of spectators leaving the school facility.  Once the warmup period for the second game begins, WCHS Athletic representatives will take a count of departing spectators, and an equal number of tickets will go on sale at both ticket entrances (PAC and South Foyer).    Counters will continue counting exiting fans and additional tickets will continue to be sold, however the number of total capacity in the facility will not exceed 4,704.

Due to the excitement generated by the teams and communities participating at the Warsaw Community High School site, we understand there will be some fans disappointed with being unable to secure tickets to see these games.  However, we are very confident that fans wishing to watch the second game, stand a very good chance as we anticipate several hundred tickets becoming available for sale.

Fans travelling to WCHS Saturday are highly encouraged to car pool to reduce the number of cars arriving on campus.  Parking is available at a variety of lots around campus.  Overflow parking may be available at Edgewood Middle School, Washington Elementary, and the WCS corporation office, all located to the north of WCHS.

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Hough Headed To Anderson University To Play Golf

Wabash senior Brodie Hough made his decision Thursday to play golf at Anderson University next year. The Ravens are led by first year coach Kent Williams. Williams comes to Anderson with over 40 years of golf experience. Since 2010, he has been a golf instructor at Gray Eagle Golf Course in Fishers. In the 37 years prior, Williams served as Head Golf Pro and greens superintendent at Brockway Golf Course in Lapel.

Hough, a three year varsity player for the Apaches was part of the 2013 sectional championship team and will lead Wabash this spring.

Hough said he chose Anderson after visiting the school. Hough quoted ‘’ It just felt right. They have great professors and a beautiful golf course’’. Hough will study accounting or business while at Anderson and hopes to make the top 5 his first season, although he said ‘’ it will take shooting in the low 80’s or under to do so’’.

Honeywell Golf Course pro Mel Thomas added ‘’ All Brodie has to do is play the way he knows how and he will do fine’’.


IMGP6696 Seated L-R : Mike Hough(Father), Brodie Hough, Michele Hough(Mother)

Back Row L-R : Josh Blossom(Wabash Principal), Greg Martz(Wabash A.D.), Darren Porter(Wabash Golf Coach), Mel Thomas(Honeywell Golf Course Pro)

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JH Wrestling

Thursday night the junior high wrestling team traveled to Southwoodt to wrestle against Manchester, Eastbrook, and Southwood.

Against Manchester the Norse lost by a score of 15 to 24.  Winning for the Norse were Braden Brooks, Cameron Johnson, and Sam Green.

Against  Eastbrook Northfield won by a score of 25 to 13.  Winning for the Norse were Blayne Powell, Cameron Johnson, Evan Eckelbarger, Sam Green, and Derrick Thurman.

In the last match of the night the Norse defeated Southwood by a score of 21 to 14.   Braden Brooks, Cameron Johnson, Logan Cox, Evan Eckelbarger won their match against the Knights.

The Southwood Junior High wrestlers had their first outing Thursday night.  The guys worked hard, battling some strong opponents.  The team dropped its matches to Eastbrook 6-30, Manchester 12-24, and Northfield 14-21.  Jaxon Barnett went 3-0 on the evening.  Isaac King, Elijah Sutton, and James Lambert picked up a victory a piece.  Tyler Miller, Zak Sarll, and Colton Jones also wrestled for the Knights.

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Knight 7th/Norse 8th Move On In RRC

The Southwood and Northfield junior high girls basketball teams split a pair of games in the opening round of the RRC tourney with Southwood winning the 7th grade game 28-21. Northfield won the 8th grade game 46-11.

Leading Southwood in the 7th grade game

Mays had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and steals, 3 blocked shots
Helfin had 8 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals
Pace had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 1 blocked shots
Lehner had 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Finney had 2 points
Burnsworth had 5 rebounds
Benner and Adams played valuable minutes and contributed great defense to the game.

Maddie Clark led Northfield with 18 points. Madison Shrider added 2, Fayth Leming 1.

Leading Northfield in the 8th grade game was Kelcie Thomson with 14 points. Ally Keaffaber added 10, Melanie Beery 9, Hope Unger 6, Payton Salmon 4, Abbey Ross 2, Ariel Dale 1.

For Southwood

Keagan Simpson had 2 points, 2 rebounds; Makayla Bechtold had 2 rebounds; Noell Gottschalk had 2 points; Kassity Simpson had 5 points, 2 rebounds; Alissa Pershing had 7 rebounds, 1 steal; Morgan Farr had 3 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal.

The Southwood 7th grade and the Northfield 8th grade move on to the semi finals Saturday at Northfield. Games start at 9:00

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Wabash JH Girls Fall In RRC Tourney

The 7th ad 8th grades both fell to North Miami in the RRC Tournament Thursday night to end their seasons at 7-10 and 5-12, respectively.  The 7th grade fell 58-9 and the 8th grade 54-20

7th Grade:
Delany Truman  5 pts
Maya Benysh 3 pts
Taylor Johnson  1 pt
8th Grade:
Kaylee Graf  7 pts
Tabatha Wagner  7 pts
Abby Vinopal  4 pts
Brandi Sprague  2 pts
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Wabash 5/6 Falls To Peru

Wabash 5/6 Grade Basketball took on Peru on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Wabash 6th grade lost a close game 24-27. Alivia Short led in scoring with 20 points. Nicole Gunderman and Isabelle Davis both scored 2 points. The 5th grade lost to Peru 6-30. Linda Cordes had 4 points and Ashely Province scored 2 points.

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