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21
Oct

Manchester To Face Oak Hill In Volleyball Sectional

Having the bye in the volleyball sectional, the Manchester lady Squires found out Tuesday they will play Oak Hill Saturday morning in the second round of play. Oak Hill defeated Lewis Cass 25-11, 25-23, 25-23 Tuesday night in the opening round.

Thursday : Wabash vs North Miami 6:00  Southwood vs Northfield 7:30
Saturday : Manchester vs Oak Hill 11:00  Wabash/North Miami Winner vs Southwood/Northfield Winner 12:30  Championship 7:00
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21
Oct

Final TRC Football Stats

TRC Football 2014
Conference Overall Stats
Won Lost Won Lost Sent
Rochester 7 0 8 1 Final
Whitko 6 1 6 3 Final
Northfield 5 2 7 2 Final
Southwood 4 3 6 3 Final
Manchester 3 4 4 5 Final
Wabash 1 6 1 8 Final
Tippy Valley 1 6 1 8 Final
North Miami 1 6 1 8 Final
Rushing
Name Sch Att Yards Avg
Jacob Howdeshell Roc 180 1342 7.5
Tanner Hughes Whi 199 1305 6.6
Josh Bickel NF 201 1282 6.4
Nathan Hollars SW 179 839 4.7
Jacob White NM 105 697 6.6
Chase Dirig Wab 150 687 4.6
Garrett Elder Whi 103 626 6.1
Jeff Eckrote NM 114 622 5.5
Wes Beck Roc 121 613 5.1
Jacob Casper Man 117 612 5.2
J Heckathorn Roc 66 567 8.6
Garrett Bell TV 103 487 4.7
Evan Sumner NM 66 407 6.2
Lucas Schilling Man 89 375 4.2
Alec Craig TV 92 359 3.9
Robbie Cole SW 66 325 4.9
Luke Proctor Wab 110 319 2.9
Carter Frieden NF 85 279 3.3
Jarred Short NF 46 246 5.3
Trace Killian Whi 36 193 5.4
John Berlier SW 54 179 3.3
Evan Milam Man 33 173 5.2
Shane Vigar NF 34 159 4.7
Aaron Hoffman TV 37 143 3.9
Jackson Beery NF 13 112 8.6
Passing
Name Sch Att Comp Yards TD’s
Chase Dirig Wab 236 109 1414 13
Lucas Schilling Man 204 107 1182 11
Robbie Cole SW 166 91 1270 15
Alec Craig TV 143 68 1013 5
Carter Frieden NF 78 47 709 5
John Hunting Roc 96 45 835 11
Nathan Hollars SW 57 20 413 4
Garrett Elder Whi 61 19 305 1
Punting
Name Sch Punts Yards Avg
Noah Kirk SW 11 414 37.6
Jackson Berry NF 16 568 35.5
Blake Sapp Whi 26 911 35
Robbie Cole SW 17 583 34.3
Bailey Ness Man 26 886 34.1
Wes Beck Roc 13 438 33.7
Owen Yeadon Wab 31 1034 33.4
Blake Dennis Whi 3 96 32
Receiving
Name Sch Recpt Yards TD’s Yds/rec
Danny Goff SW 43 743 6 17.3
Grant Dirig Wab 35 595 7 17
Keegan Norwood Man 28 367 3 13.1
Evan Milam Man 27 206 1 7.6
Bailey Ness Man 25 307 4 12.3
Brandon Webster TV 24 368 1 15.3
Trever Vest Wab 22 384 3 17.5
Gavin Bennett Roc 20 462 8 23.1
Daniel Griese Man 20 217 1 10.9
Shane Vigar NF 19 346 3 18.2
Nathan Hollars SW 19 221 2 11.6
Jonah Mikel TV 18 261 1 14.5
Jarred Littlejohn TV 18 171 1 9.5
Andrew Finicle SW 16 171 2 10.7
Noah Cole Wab 16 141 2 8.8
Luke Proctor Wab 16 111 0 6.9
Jon Berlier SW 13 270 3 20.8
J Heckathorn Roc 12 191 1 15.9
Noah Kirk SW 12 147 1 12.3
Jarred Short NF 11 220 1 20
Dakota Ribble NM 11 193 1 17.5
Landon Goff Whi 7 146 0 20.9
Zach Ball SW 7 111 4 15.9
Jacob Howdeshell Roc 6 92 2 15.3
Bryce Kendall NF 6 85 0 14.2
Scoring
Name Sch TD’s 2 Pt 1 Pt FG Total
Nathan Hollars SW 17 1 0 0 104
Tanner Hughes Whi 15 2 0 0 94
Jacob Howdeshell Roc 15 0 0 0 90
Jacob White NM 13 1 0 0 80
J Heckathorn Roc 11 2 0 0 70
Josh Bickel NF 11 0 0 0 66
Danny Goff SW 6 0 22 1 61
Jacob Casper Man 9 0 0 0 54
Garrett Bell TV 8 2 0 0 52
Gavin Bennett Roc 8 0 0 0 48
Grant Dirig Wab 7 0 0 0 42
Shane Vigar NF 7 0 0 0 42
Garrett Elder Whi 6 2 0 0 40
Wes Beck Roc 6 1 0 0 38
Carter Frieden NF 6 0 0 0 36
Wilson Lee Roc 1 0 29 0 35
Alec Craig TV 5 1 0 0 32
Jeff Eckrpte NM 5 0 0 0 30
Zach Ball SW 4 1 0 0 26
Lucas Schilling Man 4 1 0 0 26
Trace Killian Whi 4 0 0 0 24
Aaron Hoffman TV 4 0 0 0 24
Robbie Cole SW 3 1 1 1 24
Bailey Ness Man 4 0 0 0 24
Owen Yeadon Wab 0 0 11 3 20
Kyle Heiser NF 0 0 20 0 20
Chase Dirig Wab 3 0 0 0 18
Jon Berlier SW 3 0 0 0 18
Keegan Norwood Man 3 0 0 0 18
Trevor Vest Wab 3 0 0 0 18
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21
Oct

Squires/Norse Split In JH Football

In the 7th grade game Northfield led 34-0 at half, 34 – 6 at end of 3 and 40 – 6 final.

For the Manchester 7th grade Devin Marcum was 4 for 12 for 95yds. Kreedan Kroll rushed 15 times for 71yds, 1TD. Thane Creager added 1 rush for 6yds. Trey Clark had 2 receptions for 60yds, 1TD. Korbin Hensley added 1 reception for 24yds. Chase Miller led the defense with 5 tackles. Cale Parsons and Korbin Hensley added 3 tackles each.

8th Grade: Kam Lester scored with 6:05 remaining in the first quarter, MJHS scored 2 on the extra point to take a 8-0 lead. Lester then scored on a long run with 4:18 to go in the first, a pitch from Brayden Casper to Delton Moore made the score 16 – 0. Delton Moore scored with 1:46 to go in the first with Kam Lester running for the extra point making the lead 24-0. In the second quarter Kam Lester on a long run scored another touchdown with 4:04 left in the quarter with the extra point not successful the score was 30 – 0. which remained at half. The final score was 46 – 0.

For the Manchester 8th grade Brayden Casper was 3 for 9 for 46yds. Kam Lester rushed 11 times for 275yds, 5TD. Andrew McAtee added 5 for 24yds, Delton Moore 5 for 28yds, 1TD. Delton Moore had 1 reception for 25yds. Braden Fortner added 1 for 18yds. Delton Moore led the defense with 6 tackles. Kam Lester had 5 tackles, Preston Blocher 4 tackles and 1 fumble recovery, Mason Meyer 4 tackles and 1 fumble recovery, Andrew McAtee 1 tackles and 1 interception, Brayden Casper 1 tackles and 1 interception.

Photos By Sam Knight

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21
Oct

Apaches/Knights Split In JH Football

The Wabash and Southwood junior high football teams split a pair of games Tuesday with Wabash winning the 7th grade game 19-0 and Southwood taking the 8th grade game 20-0.

For the Southwood 7th grade Dillion Filip and Elijah Sutton had five tackles each to lead the squad. Kyler Chapman (4 tackles) combined with Cason and Conner Rich (3 tackles each) to strengthen the effort. On offense the knights had good efforts from Kyler Chapman with 54 yards rushing, Logan Barley 51 yards rushing and Eric Carter catching a 23 yard pass from Barley.

For the Knights 8th grade Zach Miller had touchdown passes to Peyton Ensor (7 yds) and Quentin Perry (16 yds). Cameron Ball had another good outing rolling up 127 yards rushing and a touchdown. Coedy Slone added a two point conversion after the third score. On defense Luke Kirk and Colby Crow had 6 tackles a piece, and Carson Heath grabbed an interception.

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21
Oct

Knight C Falls In Shootout

The Southwood Knights Football C-Team ended its season with a shootout 44-40 loss to Peru Monday. On the night, Carson Blair had 4 TD’s through the air and a 4 yard TD run. Peyton Trexler was on the other end of those with 3 TD receptions of 12, 30, and 40 yards. Matthew Nose had a 35 yard TD reception. Blair, Jeffrey Finicle, Tony Rickets and Nose all had 2 point conversions. Defensively Carson Rody had a fumble recovery and Jeffrey Fincile had an interception.

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20
Oct

Lady Norse Stumble On Senior Night

The Northfield volleyball team hosted 3A, #9 Mississinewa for senior night and their final game of the regular season Monday, falling to the Indians 17-25, 25-17, 19-25, 19-25.

Mississinewa got off to a good start in game one, grabbing a 9-3 lead that the Norse could just never make up. Northfield had one run that cut the Indians lead to one at 13-12 before the visitors took off again. Down 12-7 Cherish Leming knocked home a kill that ignited a 5-1 run for the Norse. Leming had two kills during the run. At 15-12 the Indians would score two points for every one of the Norse for the 19-25 final.

It looked like game two would be more of the same as game one when Mississsinewa grabbed a 3-0 lead when the Norse rebounded. Holly Dyson would get a kill along with Leming to make it 3-5 when the Norse went running. Tori Snyder banged home a kill that was followed by and Arie Kenedy block and kill as the Norse scored five straight to take an 8-5 lead. After an Indian tip the Norse would out score Mississinewa 6-2 to increase their lead to 14-8. During the run Snyder had a block, a kill and an ace. Mississinewa would close the gap to 15-13 when Cassisdy Miller drove one home, followed by Leming and the Norse led 18-13. At 19-16 Miller would kill again as Northfield scored five straight on their way to a 25-17 win and knotted the match 1-1.

Again it was Mississinewa getting the good start in game three, grabbing a 6-1 lead before the Norse started to peck away. A block from Leming and Miller made it 4-6, but the Indians answered and led 6-11. With Liz Howenstine serving the Norse got a kill from Kennedy and one from Snyder during a 6-1 run that tied the score at 12 when the Indians pulled away. Mississinewa would score six in a row and nine of the next eleven points to open a 15-22 lead, but the Norse were not done. After an Indian serve in the net Tori Snyder would hammer a kill that was followed by an Arie Kennedy kill and a Snyder block to cut the lead to 19-22 before Mississinewa scored the last three for a 19-25 win and led the Norse 2-1.

The theme of the night for Northfield was a bad start and again in game four it happened. Mississinewa jumped out to a 1-5 lead before things changed. A Snyder kill ignited a 4-0 run as the Norse scored six of the next eight to grab a 9-8 lead. Back came the Indians, scoring five of the next six to go up 11-14 when Cherish Leming killed while Abigail Poole served an ace and the score was 14-14. The Norse remained close until 18-20 when the Indians scored four straight to grab an 18-24 lead and went on to win game four 19-25 and the night 1-3.

Varsity Stats
Tori Snyder 3 service points, 1 ace, 6 kills, 2 solo blocks, 2 digs
Lauren Early 12 digs, 12 serve receptions
Holly Dyson 5 service points, 3 kills, 9 digs
Arie Kennedy 2 service points, 5 kills, 20 digs, 23 serve receptions
Liz Howenstine 4 service points, 1 ace, 24 assists, 1 assisted block, 9 digs
Cherish Leming 4 kills, 2 solo blocks, 1 dig
Marlee Stefanatos 4 service points, 1 ace, 9 digs, 8 serve receptions
Cassidy Miller 1 service point, 6 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig
Abigail Poole 14 service points, 12 digs, 10 serve receptions
Paige Holley 10 digs, 6 serve receptions
The junior varsity defeated Mississinewa 25-13, 25-22.
JV Stats
Kiley Snyder 2 digs, 3 serve receptions
Jordan Keaffaber 2 service points, 2 aces, 1 kill
Maddy Dale 1 service point, 4 kills
Braelyn Deeter 5 service points, 1 kill, 3 kills, 5 digs
Carlie England 4 kills, 1 solo block, 3 digs, 5 serve receptions
Megan Bickel 1 dig, 4 serve receptions
Ava Smith 5 service points, 4 aces, 14 assists,4 digs
Kiana Kendall 6 service points, 4 aces, 5 kills
Jordan Bratch 14 service points, 6 aces, 1 kill, 3 digs, 5 serve receptions
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19
Oct

And Let The Sectionals Begin

The volleyball and football sectionals kick off this week with Southwood hosting the volleyball sectional and Manchester hosting an opening round football sectional game.
Volleyball :
Tuesday : Oak Hill vs Lewis Cass  6:00
Thursday : Wabash vs North Miami 6:00  Southwood vs Northfield 7:30
Saturday : Manchester vs Tuesday Winner 11:00  Wabash/North Miami Winner vs Southwood/Northfield Winner 12:30  Championship 7:00
Football
Friday : Wabash at Manchester : Southwood at Fremont : Northfield draws a bye
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18
Oct

Manchester U Round Up

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Spartans place in top 15

OBERLIN, OHIO – Sophomore Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and senior Cayla Pusey (Fort Wayne, Ind.) paced Manchester University results at Oberlin College’s Interregional Rumble Saturday, Oct. 18.

For the 10th consecutive meet, Jordan was the Black and Gold’s top finisher. She completed the 6K course on OC’s campus in 22:48.8. Pusey followed her, winding up 68th in 23:50.2.

MU’s team-point total closed at 449, just 15 points shy of Nazareth College of Pennsylvania for 14th. Geneseo State, with an impressive seven runners winding up in the scoring top 25, rolled to the team title (54 points), besting the field by 71 points.

The Spartans break from competition next weekend to continue preparations for the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. Earlham College hosts the HCACs Saturday, Nov. 1.

NOTES: In the open 6K, senior Nicole Lynn (New Palestine, Ind.) and junior Peyton Miller (Clayton, Ohio) each wound up among the top 70. Lynn crossed 55th (26:03.4), and Miller finished 65th (26:20.2).

VOLLEYBALL

Black and Gold gain HCAC victory

RICHMOND, IND. – Sophomore outside hitter Courtney Chowning (Yorktown, Ind.) registered double-figure kills for a sixth straight match, leading Manchester University a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win Saturday, Oct. 18.

Chowning pounded 13 kills and a .290 attack percentage at the host Quakers’ defense. She was one of many to get in on the act for the Black and Gold (5-19, 1-5 HCAC).

Junior outside hitter Sarah Pruden (Noblesville, Ind.) gave the home team fits on the other side with eight kills and no errors in 27 attempts, good for a .290 attack percentage. Looking further into MU’s statistics, freshman defensive specialist Megan Robbins (Connersville, Ind.) tallied 20 digs; junior middle hitter Morgan Pavelka (Noblesville, Ind.) fired up four service aces; junior setter Mikayla Munn (Elkhart, Ind.) turned in 28 assists, a service ace, 10 digs and two kills during a .500 attack percentage effort; and junior middle hitter Devin Clark (Madison, Ind.) tallied four blocks, two assists and three digs.

Manchester University continues conference play Wednesday, Oct. 22. First serve at Bluffton University of Ohio is 7 p.m.

NOTES: The win snapped an eight-match skid … Munn reached the 800-assist mark for the season. It’s the top single-season effort for a Spartans’ player since Lauren Nash recorded 897 in 2010.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

HCAC thriller eludes MU

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Despite heavy rains and cold wind that swept through Spartan Field on Manchester University’s campus Saturday, Oct. 18, the host Spartans and visiting Rose-Hulman put on a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference classic.

There were sparkling saves from goalkeeping counterparts senior Emily Willmann (Montpelier, Ind.) and Lucinda Combs, strong defense played on both ends of the pitch and offensive opportunities throughout the 93 minutes and 43 seconds. In the end, the 1-0 Rose-Hulman victory came down to a well-placed cross off the foot of Hayley Gilliam that found Kate DeMoss standing near the far post of MU’s goal area. DeMoss headed it past a diving Willmann, who finished with five saves against an aggressive Fightin’ Engineer offense, for the game-winning score.

MU out-shot their guests 19-15 overall and 9-6 in on-goal attempts. The Spartans (6-8 overall, 3-2 HCAC) received five offensive strikes from senior forward Katelyn Barta (Griffith, Ind.) with two that Combs had turn away, while the freshman duo of forward/midfielder Pfeiffer Neubert (Dearborn, Mich.) and midfielder Jenny Pudlo (Crown Point, Ind.) added three attempts each. Pudlo had two that were saved, while her third, coming in the waning moments of regulation, went just high over the upper left hand corner of the net.

MU, who stands fourth on the league standings, faces another pivotal loop contest Wednesday, Oct. 22. They travel to Anderson University for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

MEN’S SOCCER

Black and Gold turn in strong showing

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Freshman forward Travis Richardson (Elizabethtown, Ky.) and senior forward Austin Finley (Kokomo, Ind.) each struck two shot attempts, leading Manchester University in a meeting with Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference leading Rose-Hulman Saturday, Oct. 18.

MU, falling to 5-9 overall and 1-4 in league play, gave their guests a strong test throughout a rain-soaked, cold and windy afternoon at the pitch on Spartan Field. Freshman goalkeeper Jared Hallal (Indianapolis, Ind.) turned in four saves amidst a 17-7 shots disadvantage. With the exception of a five-minute span in the opening 15 minutes when Rose-Hulman tallied two goals en route to the 2-0 decision, the hosts managed to keep their net clean.

Richardson did force a save from visiting goalkeeper Drew Miller with one of his shot tries. Sophomore forward Ola Ladapo (London, England), freshman forward Nate Johnson (Portage, Ind.) and freshman midfielder Colin Singer (Columbus, Ind.) added to the Black and Gold shot list with one each.

Manchester University continues conference play Wednesday, Oct. 22, facing off against rival Anderson University. Kickoff is 3 p.m. at AU’s Macholtz Stadium.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Sophomores guide efforts

OBERLIN, OHIO – A pair of top 100 individual finishes led Manchester University’s performances at the Oberlin College Interregional Rumble Saturday, Oct. 18.

The Spartans concluded the team event with 542 points to end 18th in the 34-team field. The sophomore duo of Blake Harris (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Alex Gudeman (Rochester, Ind.) had the low finisher marks. Harris circled the 8K course on OC’s campus in 27:00.2 to end 96th, while Gudeman was right behind, ending 27:00.9 for 97th. The two wound up 91stand 92nd in the scoring portion. Fellow sophomore Connor Bresnahan (Portage, Mich.) was the third-lowest Black and Gold finisher, ending in the top 100 of the scoring section and 106th overall (27:09.3).

Geneseo State, completing a team championship with their women’s program, claimed first with 97 points. Carnegie-Mellon University of Pennsylvania claimed runner-up honors, compiling 130 points.

The Spartans break from competition next weekend to continue preparations for the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. Earlham College hosts the HCACs Saturday, Nov. 1.

NOTES: Freshman Dallas Piotrowski (Columbia City, Ind.) led the Spartans in the open 8K. He placed 122nd (30:02.5).

WOMEN’S TENNIS

MU closes fall campaign

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – A fifth straight appearance in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason Championships wrapped up Saturday, Oct. 18, for Manchester University.

The sixth-seeded Spartans, dipping to 4-8, were topped by third-seeded Franklin College 5-0 in one of two quarterfinals. Junior Megan Buckner (Muncie, Ind.) and freshman Alisha Paddock (Alexandria, Ind.) battled to four game victories at No. 3 to highlight doubles’ competition, while Buckner and sophomore Alaina Beckner (Columbia City, Ind.) were the only two Black and Gold singles’ players to complete their matches after FC swept through doubles and claimed the first two singles’ decisions to stop the dual.

NOTES: Freshman Erin Cordill (Zionsville, Ind.) and sophomore Adriana Brown (Columbia City, Ind.) concluded the fall one-two in singles wins with seven and five, respectively … Cordill joined fellow freshman Katy Ashpole (Leesburg, Ind.) to top the doubles’ win chart (five).

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