Rotary Mental Attitude – Emily Haecker
Squire Award – Rae Bedke
Most Improved – Brooklyn Howard
Player of the Year – Sydney Snep
Miss Hustle – Cierra Carter
JV Player of the Year – Bailey Sewell
JV Most Improved – Tiffany Johnson
Rotary Mental Attitude – Neil Snep
Squire Award – Jared Gable
Most Pins – Bryce Zook
Most Improved – Landon Tharp
MVP – Clayton Moore
Rotary Mental Attitude – Micah McDaniel
Squire Award – Phoenix Goad
Rebound Award – Clayton Petrie
Scoring & Shooting % – Claudel Dickantone
Assist Award – Chase Fierstos
JV Free Throw % – David McAtee
JV Most Improved – Keelan Norwood
Freshmen Free Throw % – Heath Dierks
Most Improved Freshmen – Heath Dierks
Rotary Mental Attitude – Andrea Roesner
Squire Award – Claire Barnett
Most Improved – Tahnee Fuentes
Most Valuable – Marie Pedersen
Rotary Mental Attitude – Evan Milam
Squire Award – Ashton Bolinger
Most Improved – Noah Cain
Most Valuable – Ross Messer
Rotary Mental Attitude – Katie Hensley
Squire Award – Courtney Bradley
Most Improved – Tabby Porter
Most Dedicated – Jennifer Hathaway
Best All Around Cheerleader – Cara Brandenburg
2013-14 Boys Basketball All-TRC
Tanner Andrews - Tippecanoe Valley
Claudel Dickentone - Manchester
Corey Phillipy - Southwood
Chainey Zolman - Tippecanoe Valley
Jackson Blair - Southwood
Luke Cannedy - Rochester
Roger Davis - Wabash
Clayton Petrie - Manchester
Robby Groom - Tippecanoe Valley
Chase Fierstos - Manchester
John Richardson - Northfield
Dylan Cumberland - Whitko
Tanner Wilcox - Northfield
Alex Borse - North Miami
Keith Rouch - North Miami
Alex Harmon - Southwood
Grant Sailors - Wabash
Nate Walpole - Whitko
For the first time in 9 years there will not be a Wabash County team in the boys sectional championship game Saturday. The Northfield Norse took on Oak Hill in game one, falling to the Golden Eagles 66-46. In game two, Manchester battled Lewis Cass, falling to the Kings 69-57.
After getting off to a 2-0 start on a Tanner Wilcox bucket the Norse would not find the hoop again in the quarter with Oak Hill scoring 14 straight to lead 14-2 after one. Gerritt Taylor led the Oak Hill attack with 10 of the 14 points.
After a slow first quarter for the Norse, things didn’t get much better in the second. Tanner Wilcox converted a three point play and later had a bucket to cut the lead to 16-7, but the Eagles behind Jon Mauk’s 6 points out scored the Norse 12-6 to increase their lead to 26-9 at the half.
The first couple minutes of the third quarter would be crucial for the Norse as they needed to cut in to the Oak Hill lead to have a shot heading to the fourth. Just the opposite happened for the Norse as the Golden Eagles scored the first 9 points of the quarter to open a 37-9 lead that would be near impossible to claw out of, but the Norse would give it a shot. Behind the hot shooting of Noah Shear the Norse had their best scoring quarter, putting up 22 points, but Oak Hill continued their torrid shooting, out scoring the Norse 25-22 to lead 51-31 with a quarter to go.
The two teams would play to a 15-15 tie in the fourth with the Norse never being able to get closer than 18 points as Oak Hill moved on with a 66-46 win.
Leading Northfield was Tanner Wilcox with 18 points. Noah Shear added 14, Jon Richardson 9, Austin Trump 2, Ryan Driscoll 2, Christian Hawkins 1.
Leading Oak Hill was Gerritt Taylor with 23 points. David Horner added 14, Jon Mauk 13, Reese Metzger 7, Caleb Maggard 6, Chandler Julius 2, Kyle Byrd 1.
Game two was the much anticipated Manchester, Lewis Cass showdown. The Squires were coming in 16-5 and the Kings were ranked #7 and 18-2.
Cass got the first bucket of the game, but the Squires quickly answered. Claudell Dickantone drained a three and after a Phoenix Goad steal for a bucket Manchester led 5-2. Cass would respond with 6 straight to take an 8-5 lead before Chase Fierstos found the range behind the arch to knot the score at 8. Cass then responded with a 9-3 run that opened a 17-11 lead for the Kings when Fierstos hit again from three land to make it 17-14 at the end of one.
Early in the second and down 22-18 Branden Scott would draw the Squires within two with two free throws, but with 3:09 on the clock the Kings responded with a 6-0 run to lead 28-20. Goad stopped the run with a bucket and after a Claudell Dickantone two the Squires trailed 30-24 at the half.
Cass would get the first 4 points of the third quarter to open a 10 point lead at 34-24 before a Dickantone bucket. The Kings kept out scoring the Squires in 4-2 spirts and led 40-27 when Dickantone drained a three and followed it with a steal for a bucket to cut the lead to 40-32. Cass would respond though, out scoring Manchester 8–2 the remainder of the quarter to lead 48-34 after three.
Manchester’s two leading scorers, Claudell Dickantone and Clayton Petrie would try to take things in their own hands in the fourth, scoring 22 of the teams 23 points scored in the quarter, but the Kings matched what the Squires had to offer in the 69-57 win.
Leading Manchester was Claudell Dickantone with 33 points. Clayton Petrie added 8, Chase Fierstos 6, Branden Scott 4, Phoenix Goad 4, Cameron Brandenburg 1, Cody Freeman 1.
Leading Cass was Austin Keesling with 24 points. Blake Hadley added 14, Owen Ohman 12, Evan Ohman 9, Ryan Bixler 4, Drew McRae 4, Destin Irwin 2.
It was night two at the Manchester boys sectional Wednesday with Wabash taking on Lewis Cass in game one followed by Manchester and Southwood. Game one was a rematch from two weeks ago when Cass got the best of Wabash, defeating the Apaches 73-53 . Wednesday the Apaches trailed by just four points with 2:39 to go, but the Kings held off Wabash for a second time 74-60.
Lewis Cass jumped out to a quick 4-0 start before the Apaches gathered themselves. Cody King and Kodi Clemons hit back to back to tie the score at 4 when Cass went on a 6-0 run to open a 10-4 lead. Christian Hall stopped the run with a bucket before Cass went again. The Kings would score five straight to open a 15-6 lead. Again the Apaches would answer. Roger Davis would hit a free throw and then a three pointer, followed by a Mike Jones bucket as the Apaches closed the gap to 15-12 at the first break.
Cass would start the second quarter opening the lead back to 8 points at 20-12 before Jordan Blair hit. Blair and Cody King would keep the Apaches close and trailed 29-20, but with 3:57 on the clock Cass would out score Wabash 7-4 down the stretch and led 36-24 at the half.
Cass would build their lead to 40-26 early in the third and led 45-34 when the Apaches made a move. Chase Dirig hit two free throws followed by a bucket from Christian Hall to make it 45-38. At 49-40 Wabash would make one more push before the end of the quarter. Buckets from Roger Davis and Chase Dirig before the buzzer had the Cass lead cut to 49-44.
After a Cass bucket started the final quarter, Cody King hit a hook shot followed by two Davis free throws to cut the lead to 51-47. Cass would take the lead back to 8 points, but Wabash had another spurge. Down 57-49 the Apaches would score 7 of the next 9 points to close the gap to 59-56. After a Christian Hall bucket made it 61-57, things went south for the Apaches. With just two minutes left the Apaches started to foul with Cass hitting 13 free throws to seal the 74-60 win.
Leading Wabash was Roger Davis with 15 points. Christian Hall added 12, Cody King 11, Jordan Blair 6, Chase Dirig 6, Kodi Clemons 4, Taylor Vigar 2, Mike Jones 2, Grant Sailors 2.
Game two was a county match up between Manchester and Southwood. The Squires had won the regular season game with the Knights 59-47. In a game that wasn’t decided until the last 20 seconds, the Squires pulled off the sectional win 53-44.
Manchester got the hot start, getting two three pointers from Chase Fierstos and a bucket from Claudell Dickantone to lead 9-1. Corey Phillipy would stop the Squire run by converting a three point play to make it 9-4 when Clayton Petrie connected to go up 11-4. Phillipy, having the hot hand for the Knights would then hit back to back buckets to close the gap to 11-8. Dickantone and Petrie would then hit buckets, but the Squires had no answer for Phillipy who drained a three and later converted another three point play to end the quarter and the Squire lead was just two, 16-14 after the first stop. Phillipy had 13 points in the quarter.
The Knights continued their first quarter momentum by scoring the first 10 points of the second quarter to grab a 24-16 lead.Alex Harmon and Phillipy did the damage with Phillipy hitting twice from behind the arch. Manchester would get their first bucket of the quarter with 3:13 left when Clayton Petrie hit but the Knights limited the Squire possessions and led Manchester 27-21 at the half.
Alex Harmon would get the first bucket of the third quarter to increase the Southwood lead to 29-21 when Chase Fierstos nailed a three and was followed by a Claudell Dickantone bucket to make it 29-26. Harmon would answer with another bucket, but the Squires kept coming. Clayton Petrie hit and then converted two free throws to make the Knights lead 31-30. Harmon would then hit his third bucket of the quarter, followed by a Luke Elliott free throw, as the Knights held on to the lead 34-30. Petrie and Harmon would trade buckets and with the Knights leading 36-35, Phillipy and Jackson Blair ended the quarter with buckets and Southwood led 40-35 with a quarter to go.
Manchester would make the first move to start the fourth. Chase Fierstos hit and was followed by a Dickantone bucket before Fierstos found the bucket again, this time from behind the arch and just like that the Squires led 42-40. Jackson Blair would tie the score before Fierstos hit again to make it 44-42. With 2:08 left and Manchester still leading 44-42 the Knights had some fouls to give, fouling three times to get Manchester on the line. The third foul put Dickantone on the line with Dickantone converting both free throws with 1:26 left. After a Knight miss Dickantone found the bucket again and the Squires led 48-42 when Noah Kirk hit with 33.6 left to make it 48-44. With 21.7 left Southwood was called for an intentional foul that Manchester capitalized on, hitting free throws the last few seconds for the 53-44 win.
Leading Manchester was Chase Fierstos with 19 points. Clayton Petrie added 17, Claudell Dickantone 16, Braydon Sewell 1.
Corey Phillipy led Southwood with 23 points. Alex Harmon added 12, Jackson Blair 5, Noah Kirk 2, Luke Elliott 2.
Manchester will play Lewis Cass in game two of the semi-finals Friday night. Oak Hill and Northfield play in game one.
Oak Hill and North Miami kicked off the Manchester boys sectional Tuesday with the Golden Eagles soaring to a 71-42 win over the Warriors.
Oak Hill took control right from the opening tip, scoring the first 16 points of the game. David Horner hit to get things started and was followed with a three from Gerritt Taylor. Horner would then then get his second bucket with Korbin Cruea hitting after Horner for a 9-0 lead with 3:48 left on the clock, forcing North Miami to call time out. Oak Hill kept the run going coming out of the time out with Horner and Taylor hitting, followed by back to back buckets from Caleb Maggard to open a 16-0 lead with another Warrior time out with 1:47 left. Jeff Eckrote would get North Miami on the board with a free throw and Jacob Striver banged home a three at the buzzer with Oak Hill leading 17-4 after the first stop.
The Oak Hill scoring would slow down a bit in the second and the Warrior scoring picked up some, but it still was the Golden Eagles controlling the game. The two teams traded buckets four times and with the score at 25-12 Oak Hill got buckets from Horner and Reese Metzger to end the quarter and Oak Hill led 29-12 at the half.
The Golden Eagles would start the third quarter the way they did at the start of the game. Oak Hill came out hot, scoring the first 9 points of the third quarter to build a 38-12 lead. Jon Mauk hit back to back buckets and was followed by a three and a deuce from Taylor before Dakota Ribble stopped the run with a bucket. At 42-19 the Eagles would soar once more, finishing the quarter on a 10-1 run and were in complete control at 52-20 with a quarter to go.
North Miami would have their best offensive quarter in the fourth as they sped up the pace playing catch up. The Warriors put up 22 points with 14 of the points coming from Alex Borse who hit four, three pointers. Oak Hill went deep to the bench with 7 different players scoring in the quarter, holding on for the 71-42 win.
The Golden Eagles shot an amazing 27 of 34 from the field which included 5 of 5 from three point range. Oak Hill was 12 of 19 from the free throw line.
Leading Oak Hill was Gerritt Taylor with 16 points. David Horner added 11, Jon Mauk 9, Korbin Cruea 8, Christian Livingston 7, Caleb Maggard 7, Reese Metzger 6, Caleb Derby 3, Chandler Julius 2, Kyle Bird 2.
Leading North Miami was Alex Borse with 16 points. Jacob Striver added 10, Damon Gipson 6, Dakota Ribble 4, Jeff Eckrote 3, Kevin Huffman 3.
Oak Hill will play Northfield in the first semi-final game Friday.
Wabash won the first game 42 to 2 against Bellmont. Leading scorers were Carmen Higdon with 14 pts, Shayna Morgan with 10 pts, Maya Benysh with 6 pts, Hannah Kern with 4 pts, Sydnee Osborne, Haylee Faust, Breanne Price, and Sam Cox all scored 2 pts.
Game 2: Wabash beat Riverview 26 to 7. Leading scorers were Carmen Higdon with 10 pts, Shayna Morgan with 6 pts, Maya Benysh with 4 pts, Sydnee Osborne, Hannah Kern and Haylee Faust all scored 2 pts.
Game 3: Wabash beat Crestview 23 to 15. Leading scorers were Carmen Higdon with 17pts, Haylee Faust with 4 pts, and Delaney Truman with 2 pts.
Wabash is 6-6 for the season. Next game will be Wednesday against Whitko at 6pm.
The Northfield Lady Norse 7th grade basketball team completed an undefeated season by winning the RRC tournament Saturday at Wabash. Northfield defeated Manchester 35-22 in the semi-finals before dismantling Tippecanoe Valley 44-19 in the championship. The Lady Norse finished 15-0.
Against Manchester Ariel Dale led with 12 points. Kelcie Thomson and Melanie Beery added 8 points each.
Kennedy Fierstos led Manchester with 9 points. Emma West added 4, Carsyn Howard 4, Jirni Cripe 2, Tiara Lincoln 2, Kasi Casper 1.
For Northfield in the championship game Kelcie Thomson led with 16 points. Ariel Dale added 13, Melanie Beery 7, Hope Unger 6. Coach Allen noted that Ally Keaffaber played ”awesome defense”.
The Northfield 8th grade team was topped by Rochester in the semi-finals, while the Wabash 8th grade team was defeated by Tippecanoe Valley in the semi-finals.
The Manchester boys basketball team had played so good as of late, they decided to play five quarters Friday night against Garrett. After trailing for three quarters the Squires made a fourth quarter comeback then held on to force overtime. The Squires then controlled the overtime in a 45-41 thriller.
Garrett got off to a hot start scoring the first five points of the game for a 5-0 lead before Claudell Dickantone drained a three. With 2:11 left, Chase Fierstos converted two free throws to knot the game at 5 when Garrett broke their drouth with a bucket to lead 7-5. Clayton Petrie got the last bucket of the quarter and the game was where it started, tied.
The Railroaders would again score the first five points of the quarter to start the second and led 14-8 when Fierstos hit to cut the lead. The much taller Railroaders built their lead to 17-10 when Fierstos hit again, followed by Petrie converting a three point play with 3.0 remaining and the Squires trailed 17-15 at the half.
Garrett got the first bucket of the third quarter and built their lead to 28-20, but senior Claudell Dickantone was on a mission coming out of the locker room. Dickantone would score 8 of the 10 Squire points in the quarter, including a three at the end of the quarter to keep Manchester in striking distance, trailing 30-25. Phoenix Goad had the other two Squire points.
Trailing 30-27 in the fourth the Squire intensity picked up on both ends of the floor. Braydon Sewell would nail a three to tie the score at 30 and with 5:25 on the clock, Dickantone drained a three to give Manchester their first lead of the night at 33-30. After a Garrett time out the Railroaders answered the Squires back to back three’s with two three pointers of their own to grab the lead back at 36-33. Dickantone, still on his mission hit a deuce and then a three to give the Squires the lead back at 38-36. Garrett tied the score with 2:20 left and the Squires milked the clock for a good shot. The Manchester shot missed with Garrett getting the rebound and calling timeout with 15.6 remaining. Coming out of the timeout the Squire defense would not let the Railroaders get a set play as an arrant shot missed and the game was headed for overtime tied at 38.
Halfway through the overtime Sewell gave the Squires a 40-38 lead with a bucket with Garrett tying the score with two free throws. With 1:00 remaining Dickantone hit one free throw to put Manchester up 41-40. Garrett missed their shot and fouled with 24.1 left. Braydon Sewell calmly sank both free throws to give Manchester a 43-40 lead with the Railroaders heading the other way. After timeouts by both teams the Squires fouled Garrett with 6.1 on the clock to eliminate a three pointer tying the game. Garrett hit one free throw with Clayton Petrie getting the rebound and being fouled with 3.9 remaining. Petrie converted both free throws to seal the deal in a thrilling 45-41 overtime win.
Leading Manchester was Claudell Dickantone with 23 points. Braydon Sewell and Clayton Petrie added 7 points each. Chase Fierstos had 6 points, Phoenix Goad 2.
Manchester won the junior varsity game 37-28.
Leading the Squires was Austin Brewer with 13 points. David McAtee and Bailey Ness added 7 points each. Rylie Rickert had 6 points, Zach Hill 2, Cody Freeman 2.
In the first game of the night the Manchester freshmen beat Garrett 37-21.
Leading Manchester was Kane Gable, Heath Dierks and Adam Byers with 8 points each. Jake Schannep added 5, Braxtin Wilson 4, Levi Hicks 4.
I apologize for the lack of and quality of pictures until mid first quarter of the varsity game. It took me that long to realize I had my camera set wrong !!