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Knights Take Two From Squires In Varsity Action

It was the 2014 version of the girl boy quadruple header between the Manchester Squires and Southwood Knights Friday, this year at Manchester.

The junior varsity teams got the night started with the boys playing in the junior high gym and the girls at the high school. Manchester would take both jv games with the boys winning 42-28 and the girls 41-24.

Kane Gable led the Manchester boys with 12 points. Braxtin Wilson added 9, Bailey Ness 7, Adam Byers 6, Levi Hicks 6, Jake Schannep 2.

For Southwood Christian Deeter led with 10 points. Paul Farlow added 7, Jeffery Finicle 4, Ethan Roberts 3, Andrew Finicle 2, Blake Martz 2.

Bethany Collett led Manchester with 15 points. Erika Kendall added 10, Sydney Day 7.

The girls varsity game would be up next with Manchester taking an early lead, before the Lady Knights bounced back for a 39-33 win.

The first quarter would be a small run by each team. Manchester jumped out to a 6-0 lead off buckets from Celina and Cierra Carter, plus two free throws from Bailey Sewell. The Knights would answer with a Katie Stouffer bucket and two free throws from Haley Heath to make it 6-4.

Rae Bedke would score the first bucket of the second quarter to put Manchester up 8-4. It was 10-6 after a Cierra Carter bucket when the Lady Knights made a move. Makayla Ridgeway would hit to start an 8-0 run by the Knights for a 14-10 lead. Dring the run Katie Stouffer and Brooke Elliott had buckets with Ridgeway hitting two free throws. Drew Thompson would score the final points of the quarter on a bomb from behind the arch as Southwood led 14-13 at the half.

Bailey Sewell would give the Squires the lead back with a bucket to start the third quarter, but the Knights started to find Katie Stouffer who hit two buckets and a free throw as Southwood led 19-17. Ellie Milam would score to give Manchester their last lead of the game at 21-20 as Southwood finished the quarter scoring five straight to lead 25-21 with a quarter to go.

The Lady Knights would tie their largest out out of the game in the fourth with 14 points with just two coming from a bucket. Haley Heath would hit 6 free throws in the quarter as the Knights connected on 12 from the line to capture the 39-33 win.

The Lady Knights were led in scoring by Katie Stouffer with 14 points and Haley Heath with 12 points. Heath was 8 for 10 from the free throw lines and added three assists. Brooke Elliott scored 5 points, while Kassidy Atwood and Makayla Ridgeway both added four points. Taylor Heath concluded the scoring with two points. Abby Houlihan led the team with 9 rebounds while Taylor Heath had three steals. Katie Stouffer blocked two shots.

Leading Manchester was Cierra Carter with 14 points. Celina Carter added 6, Rae Bedke 4, Bailey Sewell 4, Drew Thompson 3, Ellie Milam 2.

The boys game would be a preview of the county tournament matchup between the two teams as they will collide on day one. No one expected anything less as the game went to the wire with the Knights pulling off a 50-46 thriller.

The Knights came out with the hot hand to start the game, getting buckets from Robbie Cole and Carson Blair to grab a 4-0 lead. Chainey Zolman would break the ice for the Squires with a free throw, but a Cole three made it 7-1. Zolman would get the only Manchester bucket of the quarter with 1:00 left as the first quarter ended 7-3.

The Squires would draw within two on a Koehl Fluke bucket to make it 7-5, but again it would be Blair draining a three followed by a Robbie Cole bucket to open a 12-7 lead. Again back would come the Squires, getting buckets from Fluke and Zolman to make it 12-10. The half would end with the Knights going on a 6-0 run. Alex Harmon and Mathew Nose would each hit two free throws with a Blair bucket in between for an 18-10 Southwood lead at the half.

The Knights came out inspired in the third quarter, getting a free throw from Noah Kirk and a bucket from Blair to extend their lead to 21-10. After an offensive rebound bucket from Chainey Zolman, Alex Harmon would hit two bucket, converting an old fashion three on one to make the score 25-12. Koehl Fluke would then nail a three and was followed by a three point play from Keelan Norwood to cut the Knight lead to 25-18, but again it was Blair hitting from long distance, followed by a three point play from Kirk to lead 30-18. The rest of the quarter would belong to Manchester as Fluke and David McAtee would hit twice each with Fluke draining a three at the buzzer, cutting the Southwood lead to one at 30-29.

Alex Harmon would get the first bucket of the fourth quarter before David McAtee hit back to back, giving Manchester their first lead of the game 35-33. Manchester would lead until 40-36 when Blair connected from behind the arch and was followed by two Alex Harmon free throws to give the Knights the lead back at 41-40. At 43-41 Fluke would hit his third three pointer of the quarter as the lead changed again with Manchester up 44-43. After trading buckets the Knights led 49-46 with .35 remaining. A couple missed Manchester shots and a Brandin Frazier free throw gave us the 50-46 final.

Leading Southwood was Carson Blair with Carson Blair 18pts 2 steals 2 assists 2 reb
Alex Harmon 12pts 6 blocks 8 reb 3 steals 2 assists
Robbie Cole 8pts 2 steals
Noah Kirk 4pts 3 assists 2 reb
Matt Nose 2pts
Clay Hinrichsen 2pts 2 reb
Brandin Frazier 2pts 2 assists 3 reb

Leading Manchester was Koehl Fluke with 22 points. David McAtee added 10, Chainey Zolman 10, Keelan Norwood 3, Braydon Sewell 1.


Apaches Out Last Norse In Overtime

With county rivalry games getting underway right before the holidays, the Wabash and Northfield boys basketball teams gave a glimpse of what is to come in the county tourney, going overtime Friday with the Apaches out lasting the Norse in a 66-61 nail biter.

Wabash would take an 11-8 lead after the first quarter before the Norse would own the second 19-12 to lead Wabash 27-23 at the half.

On the back of Cody King the Apaches came storming back, drawing a point closer after three at 42-39 before out scoring Northfield 16-13 in the fourth to force the game to overtime.

The Apaches would take control in OT, winning the quarter 11-6 and the game 66-61.

Athlete Name Pts OReb DReb Reb Ast Stl
Owen Yeadon (Jr) 3 1 2 3 2
Chase Dirig (Sr) 6 2 4 6 3 2
Juwan Carter (Sr) 2 1 1 1 1
Taylor Vigar (Jr) 14 1 4 5 4 1
Marcus Jones (Jr) 7 2 2 1
Brodie Hough (Sr) 2 2 1
Cody King (Sr) 32 1 2 3 1
Tyler Hough (Jr) 2 2 3 5 3 1


Noah Shear- 18 points, 2 assists

Cody Holmes- 3 points, 2 rebounds

Tanner Wilcox- 1 point, 3 rebounds

Adam Roser- 6 points, 2 assists

Heath Miller- 16 points, 10 rebounds

Jarred Short- 10 points, 11 rebounds

Austin Burns- 4 points, 2 rebounds

Jake Schuler- 3 points, 3 rebounds

Northfield won the junior varsity game 55-33.

Cody Holmes- 5 points, 3 rebounds

Austin Trump- 1 steal

Matt Coe- 14 points, 5 assists, 10 rebounds, 8 steals

Ryan Driscoll- 10 points, 2 rebounds

Jacob Watkins- 6 points, 4 rebounds

Kyle Reed- 5 points, 8 rebounds

John Schuler- 11 points, 5 assists

Joe Halderman- 2 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds

Caleb Kroh-

Jared Vigar- 1 steal

Kameron Cole- 2 points

Athlete Name Pts OReb DReb Reb Ast Stl Blk
Justin Beauchamp (So) 3 2 2 1 2
Cal Stone (So) 5 1 1 1 1
Luke Mattern (Fr) 11 1 1 2 2
Austin Vinopal (Fr) 4 4 1
Matt Jones (So) 3 2 2 1 1
Kaleb Kelshiemer (So) 1 3 2 5 1
Austin Wieland (Fr) 4 1
Kory Fuller (Fr) 1 1
Eryk Weber (So) 6 2 3 5

Apaches Split With North Miami

Wabash Middle School boys basketball split at North Miami. The 8th grade Apaches took the lead early and never looked back. Final score 44-22. They were led by Devin Higdon with 11 points and Robert Irgang with 9.
The 7th grade apaches lost 52-43. They were led by Trenton Daughtry with 11. Dereck Vogel and James Booth each had 9.


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.

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.

For Manchester Kreeden Krull and Klayton Hendrix led with 12 points each. Chase Miller added 10, Caleb Stout 7, Austin Underwood 4, Bryce Kamphues 4, Klay Little 2, Thane Creager 2.

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


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-


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

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.