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Lady Norse Win Norse Invite

The Northfield Varsity Volleyball team competed in their own 4 -way tournament on Saturday.  The Lady Norse defeated Lakeland Christian 25-22 and 25-14 in the first match, then beat Eastern 25-21 and 25-23.  Then in the final Match against Southern Wells, both teams where undefeated and playing for the championship.  The Lady Norse prevailed with a 25-19 and 25-22 win.  The Lady Norse improved their record to 5-3 on the season. Notables for the day Liz Howenstine had 21 assists on day, Paige Holley had 18 kills,Abigail Poole had 36 digs and Abigail Poole was a perfect 27 of 27 in serving.

The Lady Norse JV Team was also victorious this weekend in their 4-way tournament.  They defeated Lakeland Christian 25-2 and 25-7, then topped off the championship game against Southern Wells with scores of 25-15 and 25-21.  The Lady Norse JV team improves to 2-1.  Notable for the day Kelcie Thomson had 7 assist, Allyson Keaffaber and Hope Unger both had 4 kills for the day, Allyson Keaffaber also  7 digs.  Megan Bickel lead the team is scoring with13 points.


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Northfield CC Invite

The Northfield cross country invite was ran Saturday at the Field of Dreams.

Results will be added later

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Manchester Girls Win Invite

The Manchester girls won their own invite Saturday, defeating North Miami and Logansport. The boys finished second, defeating North Miami before falling to South Bend Riley.

Manchester defeated North Miami 3-0 in the opening game of the tournament.  Kiera Stacy had one save to secure the shut out.  Manchester’s defense lead by Elizabeth Anguilm, Bailey Sewell, Allison Smith, Ellie Milam and Melissa Saucedo did a great job closing down runs. Bethany Collett had two goals for the Squires.  Her first was assisted by Elizabeth Anguilm and the second was assisted by Meghan Davis.  Brooklyn Howard had the third goal to secure the win off an assist by Melissa Saucedo.

In the second game, Manchester defeated Logansport 5-1.  Kiera Stacy only gave up one goal.  Carsyn Howard scored the first three goals of the game  Her second shot was assisted by Bethany Collett and the third goal was assisted by Katelyn Andritsch.  Elizabeth Anguilm then scored off an assist from Carsyn Howard and Ingrid Borkenhagen had the final goal for the Squires off an assist from Abbey Naibauer.
The Lady Squires won the tournament for the first time, and Bailey Sewell was the tournament MVP.  Bailey defended well and shut down many runs as well as effectively moving the ball up field to set her teammates up for success.
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Apaches Beat Up Alexandria

The Wabash football was out to show they are for real this year and put on a show they did as they beat up on Alexandria 42-7

The Apaches grabbed a 7-0 lead when Braxtin Rowley scored on a blocked punt. After a defensive stand the Apaches went to work on offense. On the back of Luke Proctor the Apaches marched down the field and were on the five when time ran out.

To start the second the Apache drive stalled when the offense went backwards, then missed a field goal attempt to give the ball back to Alexandria. The Apaches would recover a backwards pass late in the second and take advantage of it. Sammy Hipskind hit Ben Dillon for 31 yards before a Hipskind keeper put the Apaches up 14-0. The Wabash defense would hold once more. After a blocked punt that Reese McDonald ran to the 3, Luke Proctor would score as the Apaches increased their lead to 21-0. Again the defense would come up big with Matt Jones recovering a fumble with 26 seconds left.

The second half would be more of the same as the Apaches totally dominated the game. In the third again it was Proctor carrying the load before Hipskind hit Dillon to the 25. Three more Proctor carries and it was 28-0.

Wabash would tack on two more scores in the fourth. Proctor scored from 15 yards out with the Apaches capping off the night with Owen Yeadon scoring from 25 yards out for the 42-0 lead. Alexandria would score late in the game to avoid the shut out as Wabash beats up on the Tigers 42-7.

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Squires Bested By Bluffton

The Manchester football team played on the road for the second week in a row, taking on a talented Bluffton team and falling 41-20.

Bluffton would get on the board first, scoring with 2:16 left in the first to grab a 7-0 lead. The Squires would respond, getting an 11 yard scoring run from Clay Sellers with 4 seconds left to knot the score at 7 after one.

Bluffton would do all the scoring in the second quarter, crossing the goal line twice to take a 21-7 lead to the locker room.

Midway through the third quarter, Clay Sellers would score a second time with 6:57 left to cut the deficit to 21-14, but the Tigers answered less than a minute later to open a 28-14 lead, then score once more to make it 34-14. The Squires would get closer with 1:16 remaining when Bailey Ness scored to make it 34-20.

The only score in the fourth came from Bluffton as the Tigers defended home turf 41-20.

Bailey Ness was 10 of 19 for 95yds.

Rushing : Bailey Ness 10 for 88yds, Josh Shepherd 7 for 36yds, Kane Gable 2 for 20yds, Clay Sellers 10 for 64yds.

Rec : Keelan Norwood 5 for 76yds, Hayes Sturtsman 1 for 11yds, Kane Gable 9 for 95yds

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Norse Put Up 42 On Peru

The Northfield football team traveled to Peru Friday and welcomed the Tigers to the TRC with a convincing 42-26 road win.

With a couple opportunities in the first quarter to score, the only points the Norse could put on the board came from a safety as Northfield led 2-0 after one.

It didn’t take the Norse long to get on the board in the second quarter. After the defense held, Dylan Brown would take back the punt 65 yards to pay dirt to give Northfield a 9-0 lead after the Noah Shear extra point. With the defense dominating the offense would mount a long drive on their second possession and score on a Drake Richter keeper with 4:27 left to grab a 15-0 lead. Peru would respond with 29.6 left on the clock when Brady Miller scored from 29 yards out for a 15-6 halftime score.

Northfield would deliver two quick blows in the third when Jared Short scored on a 71 yard run with 10:23 left and was followed by Drake Richter scoring from 76 yards out with 7:33 remaining to grab a 29-6 lead. Brady Miller would find the end aone for a second time as time ran out in the third to cut the Northfield lead to 29-12 with a quarter to play.

Peru recovered a Norse fumble early in the fourth and had a shot to cut the lead some more when John Schuler picked off a Cunningham pass to stop the threat. The Norse would take advantage of the pick with Jackson Beery scoring from 9 yards out with 7:12 left to make it 35-12. Peru would then make things interesting, getting  a 45 yard scoring reception from Kordell Prescott with 4:46 left, then a second score from Brady Miller from 1 yard with 2:55 left to close the gap to 35-26. After recovering the onside kick, the Norse caught Peru looking for a run to milk the clock when Drake Richter hit Jared Short over the middle for a 55 yard scoring strike for the final score of the game.

The Norse offense racked up 309 yards on the ground and 105 yards through the air for 411 total yards.

Drake Richter was 4 for 6 for 105yds, 1TD

Rushing : Drake Richter 114yds, Jared Short 95yds, Jensen Freiden 42yds, Jackson Beery 42yds, Kyle Reed 3yds, Matt Coe 1yd, Jared Vigar 1yd

Rec : Jared Short 1 for 55yds, Dylan Brown 2 for 51yds, Ryan Driscoll 1 for -1yd

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Knights Fall In Barn Burner To Oak Hill

The Southwood football team headed down state road 13 to take on Oak Hill Friday, playing the Eagles in their first ever game on their new artificial turf field. The pace was fast and the lead changed several times before Oak Hill pulled out a

Defense dominated play in the first quarter as neither team could find the endzone and the first quarter ended where the game started at 0-0.

At the 10:44 mark of the second quarter the Knights drew first blood when Peyton Trexler took a punt back 77 yards to give Southwood a 7-0 lead. The Eagles would respond with 5:52 left on a 5 yard run by Joel Durkes to knot the score at 7, but Trexler would answer that score with a 90 yard kick off return for a 14-7 lead. Oak Hill would get the next score at 3:12 when they pinned the Knights in the end zone for a safety as the first half ended with Southwood leading 14-9.

Oak Hill would strike first in the third quarter when Adam McDivitt scored from 35 yards out with 8:33 remaining to give the Eagles a 16-14 lead. Oak Hill would extend their lead with 4:15 left when Durkes broke loose for a 51 yard scoring run to make it 23-14. Again it would be Trexler finding the end zone as Carson Blair connected with Trexler for a 14 yard scoring strike as the Knights closed the gap to 23-21 with 1:03 left in the third quarter.

With the Knights driving late in the fourth it looked as though Oak Hill would put the game out of reach when McDivitt ran an interception back 60 yards for a score with 1:54 left to grab a 30-21 lead, but the Knights weren’t done. With 41.9 left on the clock Blair found Blake Martz for a 38 yard touchdown catch to make it 30-27. The Knights would then execute an onsides kick that was recovered by Martz, but the Knights ran out of time in the 30-27 loss.

Carson Blair was 10 of 29 for 146yds, 2 TD

Rushing : Jon Berlier 73yds

Rec : Andrew Finicle 1 for 14yds, Blake Martz 3 for 78yds, 1TD, Peyton Trexler 2 for 22yds, 1TD, Matt Cox 1 for 6yds, Jeffery Finicle 2 for 17yds, Matthew Nose 1 for 9yds.

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Squire Golf Wins Four Way

The Manchester girls golf team took on Tippecanoe Valley, North Miami and Whitko and the Round Bard Golf Course, winning the meet with a 210. Valley shot 219, North Miami 240, Whitko 267.

Varsity 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Par
Par 3 5 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 36
Lydia Little 3 8 6 5 6 6 3 7 6 50
Kelsey Eichenauer 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 6 5 48
Leiah Brandenburg 7 7 7 6 8 5 5 6 5 56
Madyson Ulrey 5 8 7 8 7 10 4 7 5 61
Madison Hire 5 9 7 6 6 6 4 8 5 56


Coach’s Comments: 

We played ok tonight. Girls are a little banged up and having some flare ups with some minor injuries. Proud of our team and their effort just need to keep improving after the weekend off.

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