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Squires Open With Impressive Win Over Mississinewa

The Manchester boys basketball team got to open their season at home Wednesday, defending home court in a 69-56 win over the Indians.

The squires lit up the scoreboard in the first as they raced out to a 22-8 lead. Chase Fierstos connected five times to lead the Squires in the quarter with 11 points while Koehl Fluke added 6 points. Braydon Sewell and David McAtee each had a bucket.

The Indians would regroup after the first quarter thrashing to win the second quarter 17-15 to cut the Squire halftime lead to 37-25. Manchester went to the long ball with Fierstos and McAtee ech hitting a bomb while Keelan Norwood and Mason Hamby chipped in with buckets.

Manchester came out of the locker room wanting to start the second half the way they did the game and did just that. Koehl Fluke and Keelan Norwood led the way with three buckets each along with a Fierstos three as the Squires out scored the Indians 19-10 to extend their lead to 55-35 with a quarter to go.

Up 20 heading to the fourth the Squires would have to convert free throws as Mississinewa played the foul game to try and catch up. The Indians won the quarter 21-13 as Manchester did just what they needed to, hitting five free throws in the quarter to preserve the 69-56 win.

Chase Fierstos led the Squires with 23 points. Koehl Fluke added 16, Keelan Norwood 10, David McAtee 9, Mason Hamby 6, Braydon Sewell 2, Matthew Pegg 1.

Coach Thompson ” We played well for the first game of the season. We have much to improve on as the season progresses”.


The Manchester junior varsity defeated Mississinewa 52-42.

Devan Rooney led with 13 points. Levi Hicks and Jake Schannep each had 10.

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Apaches Fall In Opener

The Wabash boys basketball team traveled down state road 13 Wednesday to open their season at Oak Hill, falling to a very tall and talented Golden Eagles squad 86-53.

The height of Oak Hill gave Wabash trouble right off the bat, using a full court trap with their long arms to build a 10-0 lead. Taylor Vigar would stop the run with a bucket, but the Eagle pressure would increase the lead to 18-4 and led 23-5 after the first stop.

Eryk Weber would get the first bucket of the second quarter and along with Vigar played even with Oak Hill the first half of the quarter. Down 33-14 Wabash would get two straight buckets from Treavor Floor and one from Vigar to slice the deficit to 33-20. Oak Hill would respond with a three and a couple free throws and led 43-23 before Austin Vinopal ended the scoring for the half with a three to make it 43-26.

Oak Hill would score the first 4 points and 10 of the first 12 in the third quarter to increase their lead to 53-28 before the Apaches got buckets from Luke Mattern and Marcus Jones. Down 57-33 the Apaches would get two free throws and a bucket from Vigar to make it 57-37 and trailed 61-38 with a quarter to go.

Treavor Floor would start the fourth quarter with a three point play before the Eagles played the inside out game to build the lead to the final score of 86-53.

Taylor Vigar led Wabash with 16 points. Treavor Floor added 11, Eryk Weber 8, Marcus Jones 5, Austin Vinopal 5, Luke Mattern 4, Austin Hostetler 3, Justin Beauchamp 1.

The Wabash junior varsity fell in overtime 51-46

Leading the Apaches was Justin Beauchamp with 12 points. Matt Jones added 11, Austin Wieland 9, Cal Stone 5, Brandon Easterday 4, Blake Gribben 3, Kyle Parson 2.


Oak Hill won the C team contest 51-23

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Knight Wrestlers Pick Up A Win

The Southwood Knights wrestling team defeated the Warriors of North Miami 48-32 Tuesday night. The nights picked up wins by 106_Seth Teague, 113_Phillip Klinger, 120_Adam Denney, 145_Chad Elliott, 170_Alex Shininger, 182_Chris Adams, 195_Timothy Charles, and 285_Cavin Beavers. The Match of the evening was Beavers vs Hoover at 285. The big guys spared for 1:40 before Cavin landed a match ending head and arm throw, to the mat for a fall.

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Keaffaber To Play Softball At Huntington

Northfield senior Abby Keaffaber signed her letter of intent Tuesday to further her softball career at Huntington University next year.

Keaffaber, an all conference selection last season said she chose Huntington because ”it is close to home, plus it’s small and a Christian campus. I have been to some practices there and I like the ran they ran it”.

Abby will study nursing while at Huntington

Huntington coach Doug Gower added ” Abby is an athlete and we can move her around because of it. I’m looking at her catching or playing the corners”.


Pictured L-R Front Row : Ally Keaffaber(sister), Randy Keaffaber(father), Abby Keaffaber, Tammy Keaffaber(mother), Ryan Keaffaber(brother)

Back Row L-R : Dave Roller(summer coach/Howard County Thunder), Clint Davis(Northfield A.D.), Doug Gower(Huntington Head Coach), Mike Holley(Northfield Softball Coach)

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Lady Norse Pick Up First Win

The Northfield girls basketball team picked up their first win of the season Tuesday, defeating Peru 44-33.

The Lady Norse controlled the entire game, grabbing a quick 5-0 lead on a Payton Thomson bucket and a three from Abby Keaffaber. The Norse built the lead to 10-2 off a three from Ariel Dale and a deuce from Melanie Beery. Northfield led 13-9 after one.

Peru would get a good start in the second, scoring 7 of the first 9 points of the quarter to grab a 16-15 lead, but Northfield responded with a bucket from Hope Unger and a second three from Keaffaber. Peru would end the half with two free throws for a 23-22 Northfield halftime lead.

On the back of Kelcie Thomson and Unger, plus a sticky defense Northfield would take control of the game in the third. The Norse would score the first 11 points of the quarter with Thomson and Unger each hitting from behind and inside the arch to lead 34-22 before Peru scored their first points of the quarter with 7.8 seconds left. Northfield led 34-24 with a quarter to go.

After a Beery bucket started the fourth quarter Peru would score four straight to make it 36-28 when Payton Thomson hit two free throws, followed by a Beery free throw for a 39-28 lead. Northfield would get two Kelcie Thomson free throws and a bucket from Beery down the stretch as they picked up win number one 44-33.

Abby Keaffaber led the way with 11 points, 6 steals, and 7 rebounds. Kelcie Thomson had 9 points, 2 steals, and 6 rebounds

The JV  Lady Norse won against Peru 39-15

Kelcie Thomson led with 8 points followed by Maddie Snyder with 7, Ariel Dale with 5, and Abbey Ross and Ally Keaffaber both with 4.

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Cold Shooting Haunts Lady Knights

The Southwood Lady Knights traveled to Oak Hill on Tuesday for a road game versus the Lady Eagles, falling to the host 61-31.

Although it is the Thanksgiving season, it was Groundhog Day for the Lady Knights as they again were unable to score, shooting a frigid 21.4 percent from the field. Comparatively, Oak Hill shot 52.3 percent from the field which included 3-5 from beyond the 3 point arc. The one bright spot for the 0-3 Lady Knights was a 13-17 performance from the free throw line.

Athlete Name Min Pts OReb DReb Reb Ast Stl Blk
Makenna Dawes (Jr) 4 3 4 7 1 0 0
Ellie White (Jr) 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
Taylor Heath (Jr) 6 2 0 2 0 0 0
Alissa Pershing (Fr) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Ashley Parson (Jr) 7 0 2 2 0 2 0
Morgan Farr (Fr) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Josey Brubaker (Sr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kassidy Atwood (Jr) 2 2 3 5 0 0 0
Brooke Elliott (Jr) 11 2 0 2 2 0 0
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Lady Apache Top Madison Grant In Fourth Quarter Comeback

The Wabash Lady Apaches were being handled by Madison Grant for three quarters Tuesday before an outstanding fourth quarter comeback propelled Wabash to a 41-38 win over the Argylls.

The Wabash offense struggled most of the first half, trailing 8-3 after the first stop and 16-12 at the half. Madison Grant would extend their lead in the third, out scoring the Apaches 13-10 to lead 29-22 with a quarter to go before a Wabash offensive out burst in the fourth. The Lady Apaches broke loose for 19 points while holding the host to just 9 in the 41-38 comeback win.

Athlete Name Pts Off Def Tot Reb Ast Stls TO
Sabrina Wagner (Jr) 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
Jaycee Parrett (Jr) 17 0 1 1 1 2 4
Madison Barden (Sr) 5 2 5 7 1 2 0
Bailey Yoakum (So) 5 1 2 3 3 2 6
Sydni Mullett (Sr) 4 2 1 3 0 5 2
Kristin Cromer (Sr) 4 1 1 2 3 5 1
Katie McCauley (Sr) 4 2 2 4 0 0 5
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Squire Wrestlers Fall To Peru

The Manchester wrestling team fell to Peru 57-19 Tuesday.

Manchester Winners

132 Trey Addair wins 4-3
138 Remington Trick Wins 10-0
170 Quentin Moore Wins by Pin
220 Landon Tharp Wins by Pin
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