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Lady Squire Comeback Falls Short

The Manchester volleyball team lost their first two games 19-25, 14-25 to Wawasee Tuesday before a thrilling comeback. The gritty Lady Squires won game three 27-25 and game four 25-20 before losing game five in overtime 20-22.

In game one Manchester fell behind early, trailing 3-8 when the Lady Squires made a move. Rae Bedke used a backwards tip for a point that ignited an 8-1 run to give Manchester an 11-9 lead.  During the run Kendra Binkley and Corrie Osborne had kills. The theme of the game would stay with runs as Wawasee answered with a 6-1 run to grab the lead back before a Squire 4-0 run put Manchester back up 16-15. During the run it was Osborne again along with Lea Sorg doing the damage. Wawasee would use a five point and four point run to end game one 19-25.

In game two the Squires fell behind 0-2 before Cierra Carter knocked down a kill and along with an ace from Bedke and a kill from Sorg led 5-3. Wawasee had found their groove in game two and with the Squires struggling the visitors took advantage with several mini runs to pull away and win game two 14-25.

Things were not looking good to start game three when Wawasee took off to a 0-7 lead. Not willing to give in the Lady Squires called a time out to regroup and came out swinging. With the Warriors up 1-8 Sorg would record a kill that started a 10 point run to give Manchester an 11-8 lead. Binkley had a kill during the run with Marret Metzger getting two aces. The Squires kept the pressure on, scoring 6 of the next 10 points and led 17-12 when Wawasee made a move to gain a 18-19 lead. Again, not folding the Squires rebounded, with Cierra Carter nailing two kills and a block and with a Bedke ace the Squires were back up 22-19. With the game tied at 25, Leah Brandenburg recorded a kill and the Squires forced a Warrior error to win game three 27-25.

Manchester would be the team to get the good start in game four with Binkley and Osborne owning the net to grab a 4-1 lead. After a Warrior point, Osborne and Sorg would control the net to help Manchester score five in a row and led 9-2. With Wawasee struggling this time, the Squires smelled it and kept the pedal to the medal to build a 22-9 lead and led 24-11 when the air went out of a tire. Wawasee would score 9 straight points to make it 24-20 before Kendra Binkley turned off the lights with a kill for a 25-20 win and forcing a game five.

In the deciding game five the Squires got the start they wanted, taking off to a 4-1 lead on kills from Binkley and Osborne. Two kills from the Warriors, plus three errors the Squires led 7-3 when things got tight. Wawasee would then out score Manchester 9-5 to knot the game at 12 and the game would have seven more ties until 20-20 when Wawasee ended the night with two kills for a 20-22 win.

Stat leaders for the night.

Kills : Carter 12, Sorg 7, Binkley 5

Aces : Metzger 4, Bedke 2, Parrett 2, Sorg 2

Blocks : Osborne 8, Sorg 3

Digs : Bedke 15, Metzger 14, Milam 12, Casper 11

Assist : Bedke 20

JV lost 17-25 and 24-25.  For serving Leiah Brandenburg led in aces with 3, Kennedy Rosen, Karly Eichenauer, and Alyssa Spann each added 2. Our setter, Kendra Auler, helped out with 5 assists. Her hitters, Leiah Brandenburg, Sydney Day, Kennedy Rosen, Alyssa Spann, and Paige Wagoner all had one kill for the night and Auler had one as well.  Karly Eichenauer led in digs with 7 followed by Alyssa Spann with 4 digs.  Our only play on the net was a solo block by Brandenburg. 

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Southwood Volleyball Cruises Past Bluffton


SOUTHWOOD                                 25, 25

BLUFFTON                                       15,   8


Drue Gentry                                      4 kills, 1 assist

Hayley Bland                                    5 service points, 2 aces

Bailey Smith                                  10 service points, 2 aces, 2 kills, 1 dig

Makenna Dawes

McKenzie Gray                                 Did Not Play – Injured

Ashley Parson                                  3 service points, 3 aces, 3 kills

Ellie Hobbs                                       9 service points, 2 aces, 3 kills, 10 assists. 1 dig

Kelsey Niccum                                 3 digs

Emily Gwillim                                    1 kill, 1 assist, 4 digs

MaKayla Proffitt                                6 service points, 1 ace, 5 kills


JV RECORD:                                    4 – 0




SOUTHWOOD                                 25, 25, 25

BLUFFTON                                       11, 17, 17


Delayne Gentry                                7 service points, 3 aces, 7 digs, 1 kill, 1 assist

Sami White                                    19 service points, 8 aces, 4 kills, 30 assists, 8 digs, 1 block

Makenna Dawes                              2 service points, 1 ace, 2 digs

Anna Rees                                        2 digs

Ashley Parson

Bailey Hobbs                                    7 service points, 4 kills, 3 digs, 1 assist

Kelsey Niccum                                 3 service points, 1 ace, 5 digs

Sarah Peters                                    5 kills, 1 dig

Bailey Lundmark                              6 kills

Kaitlyn Murphy                                 1 service point, 1 ace, 9 kills, 1 block

Emilie Harnish                                 2 service points, 5 kills, 1 block, 4 digs


VARSITY RECORD:                    6 –  2                              TRC RECORD:        0 – 0



Thursday, September 4, 2014   JV / Varsity vs Marion 6:00 PM

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Lady Apache Volleyball Falls To Mississinewa

The Wabash volleyball team hosted Mississinewa Tuesday with both the jv and varsity falling to the Indians.

Wabash Varsity lost 13-25, 17-25, 17-25
Claire Cromer had 21 digs
Kristin Cromer had 7 service points and 3 kills
Jaycee Parrett had 8 assists and 5 service points
Shelby Stone had 4 kills
Sarah Ritter had 4 kills
The Wabash JV team lost a tough on 25-16, 16-25, 15-14
Breanne Sewell had 10 digs and 6 kills
Sabrina Wagner had 13 digs
Alexis Hartley had 10 assists
Kaitlyn Dowdal had 14 service points
Paige Beeks had 8 kills
Wabash travels to Manchester Thursday  night to resume conference play
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Wabash Tennis Falls To Maconaquah

The Wabash boys tennis team fell 3-2 to Maconaquah Tuesday.

1 Singles Ian Morris (3-0) Maconaquah Def. Kody Fuller (2-3) Wabash 6-2, 6-3
2 Singles Taylor Vigar (4-1) Wabash Def. Joe Dale (1-2) Maconaquah 6-2, 6-2
3 Singles Luke Mattern (2-2) Wabash Def. Tyler Yoars (0-2) Maconaquah 6-2, 6-2
1 Doubles Braxton Moore (2-1) & Bryce Farmer (1-0)MaconaquahDef. Aaron Hartley (1-3) & Cal Stone (1-4) Wabash 6-4, 6-3
2 Doubles Levi Edgington (1-2) & Josh Farmer (1-1)MaconaquahDef. Adam Driscoll (2-3) & Aidan Benysh (1-3) Wabash 6-3, 7-5

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Squire Tennis Tops Bluffton

The Squire tennis team took to the road to face a determined Bluffton Tiger team that returned 6 of 7 players from last years competitive team. Having won last year 3-2, Manchester expected another close match and the opening set turned out exactly that. With 4 of 5 positions close early on, the experience and skill of the Manchester team became evident. The only lopsided match was at 2 singles where Max Karg had little trouble winning in just over 30 minutes, giving up only one game. “Max played so well his opponent could never gain any momentum.” The doubles duo of Branden Scott and Noah Cain notched the second Squire win. After a tight set one where they won 7-5, they took control of the final set for a 6-2 victory. “Both guys played inspired tennis using power and placement along with intensity and communication to seal their win.” Just
minutes later, number one singles senior Connor Eichenauer sealed the team win, 6-4, 6-2. “Connor used a wide variety of shots and strategies to counter the skilled Bluffton opponent. Connor really closed out the first set and kept the pressure on winning 6 straight games enroute to a 3-0 set 2 lead.” At two doubles, Matthew Pegg and Heath Dierks went up against a pair of seniors. Despite a stronger set two, Manchester lost the match. Meanwhile, at third singles, fellow senior Brayton Spann struggled in set one losing 2-6 to an athletic, gutsy Bluffton player. “After some strategy adjustments, Spann regrouped nicely and figured out a way to win set two, 6-3.” With the team victory in hand, a super tiebreaker was played in lieu of a full third set in which Brayton prevailed 10-8. The matched ended 4-1 to raise the Squire record to 5-1. Manchester travels to Huntington North on Thursday at 4:30.

1 Connor Eichenauer (12) vs. Mitchell Kuhlenbeck (10) M 6-4, 6-2
2 Max Karg (11) vs. Grant Preble (11) M 6-0, 6-1
3 Brayton Spann (12) vs. Aaron Sturgeon (11) M 2-6, 6-3, (10-8)
1 Noah Cain/Branden Scott (11) vs. Collin Barker/Reggie Garrett (11) (11) M 7-5, 6-2

2 Matthew Pegg (11)/ Heath Dierks (10)vs. Hunter Stoller (12)/ Mitchel Drew (12)B 1-6, 4-6

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Manchester Girls Soccer Tops North Miami

The Manchester girls soccer team improved their season record to 3-3-1 with a 5-2 win over North Miami Tuesday.

Manchester got first half goals from Bethany Collet and Katelyn Andritsch. In the second half Brooklyn Howard scored on a Tahnee Fuentes assist. Collett would then score her second goal of the game on a Howard assist before returning the favor with an assist for a second Howard goal.

Manchester had 27 shots on goal while holding North Miami to 6.

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Norse/Apaches Compete At Warsaw

The Northfield Girls Cross Country Team competed in the Warsaw Classic Tuesday night against several state ranked teams.  The Norse tied for 2nd against state ranked Huntington North.  Jenna Halderman won the race by 30 seconds.  Brittany Sloan and Karla Singer finished 9th and 10th.   Jacklyn Peas 26th, Olivia Thompson 28th, Natasha Leland 32, and Michelle Hunt 63rd

Wabash Girls Cross Country team competed in the 22nd Warsaw Cross Country Classic held at Warsaw High School.

Carli Henderson  time  23:48
Chelsea Archer  time  25:45
Courtney Davis  time 26:54

The Northfield boys team placed 3rd in the meet by placing 4 boys in the top 20.  Devin Tracy 6th, Austin Frye 9th, Joe Burcroff 14th, Austin Andrews 18th, Heath Miller 54th, Matt Carey 62nd, Noah Augustus 73rd.

The Wabash High School Boys Cross Country team finished in 6th out of 14 teams.

Sam Hall, 8th, 17:27
Dominick Hubbard, 27th, 18:25
Kyle Kelsheimer, 39th, 19:03
Kaleb Kelsheimer, 41st, 19:08
Brodie Hough, 60th, 20:01
John Stewart, 67th, 20:12
Aries Reza, 95th, 21:23
Anusorne Chanthachak, 102th, 21:32
Jacob Bruss, 113th, 22:04
Jose Delgado, 133rd, 23:24
James Dolmanet, 156th, 26:43
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Lady Knight Golf Tops Wes-Del/Southern Wells

The Southwood girls golf team won a three way match with Wes-Del and Southern Wells Tuesday, firing a team score of 195.

Danielle Pegg led the Lady Knights with a 44.

Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1) Abby Houlihan 5 6 4 8 8 5 4 6 3 49
2) Dayna Dale 5 4 3 6 8 5 8 7 5 51
3) Danielle Pegg 5 6 5 5 5 6 4 4 4 44
4) Paige Dempsey 7 7 4 6 5 5 5 6 6 51
5) Christina Borner 8 7 4 6 6 6 5 6 4 52
Danielle Sparling 9 6 4 6 6 7 5 6 4 54
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