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Knights Hold Off Madison Grant

The Southwood boys basketball team traveled to Madison Grant Thursday, building a first quarter lead before holding off the Argylls in the fourth for a 68-59 win.

Madison Grant jumped out to a 4-0 lead before a Peyton Trexler three made it 4-3. Down 5-3 Carson Blair would tie the score before Trexler hit his second three to give the Knights an 8-7 lead. The Trexler three started a 10-0 run by the Knights. Trexler would follow his three with a bucket which was backed with a bucket from Brandin Frazier and a three from Blair to grab a 15-7 lead. The Knights led 17-11 after two Frazier free throws when the Argylls scored 5 straight to close the gap to 17-16. Blake Martz would stop the run with a bucket, but the Argylls get coming and tied the score at 19 before a Blair three. Southwood led 22-21 after one.

Martz would get the first point of the second quarter for a 23-21 lead when Madison Grant hit two straight to go up 25-23. Frazier would trade buckets with the host before the Argylls scored 4 straight and led 31-26. The Knights would quickly answer as Frazier and Alex Harmon hit back to back, followed by a Trexler three point play to go back up 33-31. At 33-32 Trexler would score off a steal with Harmon getting the last bucket of the quarter for a 37-32 halftime lead.

Madison Grant would score the first 4 points of the third quarter to cut the Knight lead to 37-36 before a Trexler three made it 40-36. The game would then be tied three times before Blair connected on a floater that was followed by a Matthew Nose bucket and a 48-44 lead with a quarter to go.

The Argylls would hit a three to start the fourth quarter and cut the Knight lead to 48-47 when Blair connected. Another Argyll three made it 50-50 before Blake Martz answered with a three to lead 53-50. At 53-51 Carson Blair would hit Trexler for an ally oop to grab a 55-51 lead. At 55-53 the Knights would make a move. Brandin Frazier converted a three point play that was followed by an Alex Harmon offensive rebound bucket to put Southwood up 60-53. The Argylls got as close as 64-59 before a Trexler bucket with 24 seconds left and two Blair free throws put the game away for the 68-59 win.

Leading the Knights was Peyton Trexler with 24 points. Brandin Frazier added 16, Carson Blair 14, Blake Martz 6, Alex Harmon 6, Matthew Nose 2.


The Southwood junior varsity defeated Madison Grant 51-33.

After struggling defensively by giving up 21 points in the first half, the JV Knights outscored the Argylls 14-3 in the 3rd quarter and won the game.

The Knights were led by Dallas Holmes with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists. Paul Farlow had 11 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Payton Ensor had 8 points, 5 blocks and 4 rebounds. Ethan Roberts added 5 points 6 assists and 3 steals. Luke Winer had 5 points and 2 assists. Quentin Perry and Colby Crow added 3 points a piece and Austin Haynes had 3 steals.

The Knights host Maconaquah in a key TRC match up Friday. Southwood is 7-0 in the TRC with Maconaquah coming in at 6-1.

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Wabash 5th & 6th Fall To North Miami

Wabash Girls 5th/6th grade basketball suffered a pair of losses to North Miami Thursday evening.

The A game ended with North Miami winning 30-15.
Scoring for the Apaches were:
Ashley Province     2 pts
Ashlynn Cruz         1 pt
Rylee Yoakum       2 pts
Libby Mattern        8 pts
Linda Cordes        2 points
The B game also ended in a loss for the Apaches.
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Northfield Baseball Pork Burger Dinner

On Friday the 19th, the Northfield High School basketball teams will be hosting the Southwood Knights.  That same night from 5:00-7:00 in the NHS cafeteria, the Northfield baseball team invites you to enjoy a pork burger dinner.  Dinner includes a sandwich, chips, cookies and a drink.  Cost of the dinner is $5.00 pre-sale or $6.00 at the door.  Additional sandwiches can be purchased for $2.00. Please see any Norse baseball player to purchase pre-sale tickets, or stop by the NHS athletic office.  Proceeds will go to the NHS baseball program to help off-set costs.  If you have questions, please contact the Northfield Athletic Office.  We look forward to seeing you not only enjoying a meal to help out our student-athletes but also cheering on your basketball teams.

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Lady Knights Fall To Eastern

The Southwood 7th grade girls fell to Eastern 29-16 Wednesday.

Mariah Wyatt scored 10 points, Kandon Pries 4 points, and Madison Snyder 2.


The 8th grade fell to Eastern 35-30.

Sydney Helfin had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 1 steal
MaKenna Pace had 10 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals
Kayla Mays had 4 points and 5 rebounds
Kirsten Pecsenye had 5 rebounds and 1 steal
Freedom Dewitt had 7 rebounds

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Southwood JH Boys Split

The Southwood 7th grade boys defeated Tippecanoe Valley 46-23 in the RRC tourney.

Alex Farr 13 points

Logan Barley 8 points

Carson Rich 8 points

Tristin Hayslett 7 points

Dawson Filip 5 points

Connor Rich 5 points


The 8th grade boys fell to Valley 32-31.

Barney- 1 pt. 1 reb. 1 ast.
Filip- 12 pts 9 reb 2 stl 1 blk
Heath- 1 stl
Hedrick- 1 ast
Lloyd- 8 pts 5 reb 3 ast 1 stl
Roser- 1 reb
Simons- 10 pts 7 reb 1 ast 3 stl

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Binkley To Play Volleyball At St. Francis

Manchester senior Kendra Binkley signed her letter of intent to further her education and volleyball career at University of St. Francis next year.

Binkley was a middle and outside hitter for the Lady Squires, collecting 239 kills, 58 aces, 81 digs and 16 blocks her senior season. Binkley was a first team all conference and all county selection. Binkley was also selected TRC Academic Honorable Mention and was awarded the Team Offense Award.

Binkley is also in Spanish Club, Key Club, Youth Group, Campus Life and a member of the National Honor Society.

Kendra’s intended major is social work/criminology.


Front Row: Richele Binkley (Mother); Kendra Binkley; Dan Binkley (Father)
Back Row: Rebekah Haynes (MHS Head Coach); Scott Haddix (USF Head Coach); Nancy Alspaugh (MJSHS Principal); Jeremy Markham (MJSHS Athletic Director)
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Wabash JH Boys Advance

The Wabash 7th and 8th grade basketball teams won games over North Miami Tuesday in the RRC tourney.

The 7th grade will face Southwood and the 8th grade will play Tipp Valley this Sat at N Miami in the semi finals at 10am.

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Manchester JH Falls Out Of RRC

The Manchester 7th grade boys basketball team fell to Peru 37-34 in the RRC tourney Tuesday.

Leading the Squires was Kaiden Pence with 12 points. Weston Hamby added 10, Drake Lewis 5, Jonathan McAtee 4, Kobe Sheppard 2.

The Squires 8th grade fell to Peru 33-26.

Leading Manchester was Caleb Stout with 10 points, 2 rebounds. Kreeden Krull added 8 points, Klay Little 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, Trey Clark 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, Austin Underwood 2 points.

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