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Knight Wrestlers Fall To Huntington

Southwood hosted the Huntington North Vikings in wrestling Thursday evening falling 18-58.  The Knights started strong with 12-0 lead, posting a fall at 160 lbs by Chance Enyeart in 1:03, and another at 170 lbs by Chris Adams in 3:34.  However, the hosts tallied only one more time, a forfeit collected by Matthew Campbell at 120 lbs.  The match was competitive, with good efforts from both squads.  The Vikings showed a little more experience and strength through their line-up.  Their were two JV matches with Codie Sarll earning a fall in 4:20 and Alex Shininger pinning his opponent in 3:05.  The Knights return to action Saturday in the Wapahani “Raider Rumble”.

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Goff Signs With Olivet Nazarene

Southwood senior Danny Goff will continue his football career next fall at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbannais Illinois. Goff signed his letter of intent Thursday at Southwood.

Goff said he chose Olivet ”because it is far enough away from home but close enough to come back. Goff added they have a great facility and the coaches made me feel welcome.”  While being recruited as a receiver, Goff said he also has a chance to play some defense. Goff will major in History with the hopes of teaching and coaching football somewhere.

While at Southwood, Goff has been an 8 season sports participant in football, basketball, baseball and track. The list is long of Danny’s accomplishments while at Southwood and are listed below.

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Seated L-R : Chris Goff(Father), Danny Goff, Raquel Goff(Mother). Standing L-R : Southwood Head Football Coach Dave Snyder, Southwood Assistant Coach Jim Hogan, Southwood Athletic Director Tom Finicle.


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Lady Apaches Fall At RJ Baskett

The Wabash Girls’ 7th and 8th grade basketball teams traveled to RJ Baskett Thursday night.  The 7th grade lost 33-17 to bring their record to 1-3.  The 8th grade lost in double overtime 26-21 to bring their record to 2-2.

7th grade leading scorers:
Carmen Higdon  15 pts
Maya Benysh  2 pts
8th grade leading scorers:
Abby Vinopal  9 pts
Brooke Irgang  6 pts
Brandi Sprague  4 pts
Tabatha Wagner  2 pts
Wabash is back in action January 6 when they travel to Southern Wells for a 6:00pm tipoff.
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Manchester JH Takes Two From Northfield

The Manchester 7th and 8th grade basketball teams traveled to Northfield Thursday, taking two games from the Norse.

Manchester won the 7th grade game 56-28.

We do not have any 7th grade stats and will add them when received.

Manchester won the 8th grade game 40-21.

Leading the Squires was Kam Lester with 12 points, 7 rebounds. Konrad Borgmann added 12 points, 2 rebounds. Brayden Casper had 6 points, 6 rebounds. Logan Isbell added 3 points, 2 assist, Andrew McAtee 3 points, 2 rebounds, Ethan Davis 2 points, 3 rebounds, Isiah Davis 2 points, 2 rebounds.

For Northfield Logan Peas had 7 points, Cole Rosen 5 points, Jared Peas 5 points.

Photos by Anna Driscoll

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Norse Use The Long Ball In Win Over Southern Wells

It may have been drizzly and cold outside Tuesday, but the Northfield boys basketball team was on fire inside. The Norse burned up the nets with the first four buckets coming from behind the arch, hitting six in the first quarter and 11 for the game in an 81-52 route over Southern Wells.

With two of their big men out for illness(Ryan Wilcox & Austin Burns) the Norse took to the long ball. Jarred Short would nail a three to start the game and was followed by an Adam Roser three before Short hit his second. Noah Shear would then join the action from behind the arch as the Norse opened a 12-5 lead. Short would then hit a two and was followed by a Cody Holmes bucket to lead 16-7 with 4:55 still left in the quarter. Southern Wells would then hit two buckets to close the gap to 16-11 when the Norse would go again. Heath Miller hit two free throws that ignited a 10-0 to make it 26-11. During the run Adam Roser hit his second three, followed by Jake Schuler and Miller hitting. After a Raider bucket, Noah Shear would end the quarter with his second bomb as the Norse led 29-12.

Jake Schuler would start the scoring in the second with Cody Holmes connecting on back to back buckets as Northfield built their lead to 35-12. The Raiders would calm a little and cut the Norse lead to 40-22 when Shear, Holmes, Roser and Holmes a second time hit four straight to make it 48-22. Southern Wells would get the last bucket of the half to make it 48-24. Austin Trump hit the lone three pointer for the Norse in the quarter, giving then 7 for the half.

Southern Wells would hit the first bucket of the third quarter, but there would be no let down for the Norse. Cody Holmes hit to start an 11-0 run as the Norse lead grew to 59-26. During the run Holes had two buckets and a free throw with Jarred Short and Noah Shear hitting, Shear’s bucket was a three which was the first of three in a row for him to make it 65-30. Miller, Short and Roser would end the quarter with buckets as the game was in hand at 72-35 with a quarter to go.

Coach Hopkins cleared the bench to start the fourth, with several junior varsity players getting some varsity time. Jake Schuler and Caleb Coe hit buckets in the fourth with Kyle Reed, Coe and Austin Trump hitting free throws for the 81-52 final.

Noah Shear- 18 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Cody Holmes- 15 points, 4 rebounds

Tanner Wilcox- DNP (Sick)

Adam Roser- 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists

Heath Miller- 7 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds

Jarred Short- 15 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals

Austin Burns- DNP (Sick)

Jake Schuler- 6 points, 2 rebounds

Austin Trump- 5 points, 4 assists

Jacob Watkins- 1 rebound

Kyle Reed-1 point, 2 rebounds

Matt Coe- 4 points, 5 rebounds

The Northfield junior varsity defeated Southern Wells 51-38.

Cody Holmes- (1 quarter) 6 points, 1 rebound

Austin Trump- 9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals

Matt Coe- 2 points, 5 rebounds

Ryan Driscoll- 2 points, 5 assists, 4 steals

Jacob Watkins- 6 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals

Kyle Reed- 15 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

John Schuler- 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists

Joe Halderman- 1 rebound

Caleb Kroh- 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Jared Vigar-

Kameron Cole-

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Defense Keys Lady Knight Win

The Southwood Lady Knights hosted the 6-2 Bluffton Lady Tigers on Tuesday night.

Trailing 10-14 after the first quarter, the Lady Knights used an intense defensive effort, holding the Lady Tigers to 19 points over the last three quarters to win 39 -33 and improving their season record to 4-6.

The Lady Knights were led offensively with 11 points from Kassidy Atwood and Brooke Elliott. Atwood added 7 rebounds while Elliott dished out 3 assists and added 2 steals. Katie Stouffer scored 6 points and added a team high 8 rebounds while blocking 6 shots. Abby Houlihan had 5 points and grabbed 7 rebounds; Haley Heath scored 4 points, dished out 5 assists and made 4 steals. Ashley Parson came off the bench to score 2 pints and added two steals in an impressive defensive performance. Taylor Heath, Makenna Dawes and Makayla Ridgeway all added significant minutes off the bench. In addition, the Lady Knights were very active in the passing lanes as Haley Heath had 9, Katie Stouffer had 7 and Abby Houlihan had 5.

The Lady Knights out rebounded the Lady Tigers 31 to 24. Additionally, the Lady Knights shot 45.2 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free throw line while the Lady Tigers shot 24.5 percent from the field and 73 percent from the free throw line.

Athlete Name Pts OReb DReb Reb Ast Stl Blk
Makenna Dawes (So)
Taylor Heath (So) 1 1
Haley Heath (Sr) 4 1 2 3 5 4
Makayla Ridgeway (Sr)
Ashley Parson (So) 2 2
Abby Houlihan (Sr) 5 1 6 7 2 1
Kassidy Atwood (So) 11 2 5 7 1 1
Brooke Elliott (So) 11 2 1 3 3 2
Kathryn Stouffer (Sr) 6 0 8 8 6
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Lady Norse Win At Caston

The Northfield Lady Norse overcame several illnesses in a 32-20 road win at Caston Tuesday.

The win moves Northfield to 6-4.

Key Statistics:

Arie Kennedy           10 points

Payton Thomson     9 points

Abby Keaffaber                    5 points

Northfield travels to Wabash Saturday.

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Lady Apaches Pick Up Road Win At Oak Hill

The Wabash Lady Apaches went on the road to potential sectional opponent Oak Hill Tuesday, building a halftime lead before having to come from behind in a 56-52 barn burner.

The two teams were tied at 13 after the first quarter when the Lady Apaches made a move in the second, out scoring the Eagles 12-6 in the second to grab a 25-19 halftime lead.

Oak Hill would come out on fire in the third quarter, going on a 19-5 run to start the second half and grab a 38-30 before the Lady Apaches clawed their way back to trail 40-39 after three.

In the fourth Wabash would grab a 47-46 lead with 1:58 to go and led 52-49 with 12.5 seconds remaining and Oak Hill had the ball. The Lady Eagles would throw the ball away with 7.3 left, then foul Claire Cromer at 6.6. Cromer would sink both free throws to make it 54-49 before an Eagle three with .9 on the clock. Oak Hill would foul Kristin Cromer with .1 remaining. Cromer would seal the deal as the Lady Apaches escaped 56-52.

Athlete Name Pts OReb DReb Reb Ast Stl
Jaycee Parrett (So) 1 2 1 3
Shelby Stone (Sr) 4 1 1 1
Madison Barden (Jr) 4 2 2 4 2
Sarah Ritter (Sr) 2 1 2 3
Sydni Mullett (Jr) 0 2 2 4
Abby Stein (Sr) 2 2 1
Claire Cromer (Sr) 21 3 3 4 2
Sarah Puckett (Sr) 21 1 1 2 2
Kristin Cromer (Jr) 3 1 1 2 2
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