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Lady Apache 7th Wins Maconaquah Invite

The 7th and 8th grade Lady Apaches played in the Maconaquah Tourney Saturday morning and went a combined 3-1 on the day.  The 7th grade took home the trophy beating RJ Baskett in the first game 21-18 and Southwood 33-31 in the championship game on a last second shot by Carmen Higdon.  The 7th grade is now 5-8.

Game 1:
Carmen Higdon  10 pts
Maya Benysh  6 pts
Sydnee Osborn  5 pts
Game 2:
Carmen Hidgon  21 pts
Delaney Truman  4 pts
Taylor Johnson  4 pts
Maya Benysh  3 pts
Ally Hensley  1 pt
The 8th grade lost to RJ Baskett in the first game 37-14 and won the consolation game against Maconaquah 30-8.  The 8th grade is now 4-9.
Game 1:
Kaylee Graf  4 pts
Tabby Wagner  4 pts
Abby Vinopal  3 pts
Amber Province  2 pts
Kiley Stone  1 pt
Game 2:
Abby Vinopal  14 pts
Tabby Wagner  10 pts
Kiley Stone  4 pts
Kaylee Graf  2 pts
Wabash hosts Northfield Monday at 6:00pm.

Lady Knight JH Runner Up At Maconaquah

The Southwood 8th Grade Girls Basketball team traveled to Maconaquah for an invitational on Saturday, January 31st. The girls played Maconaquah in their first game. The Knight defeated Maconaquah 41-14.

Keagan Simpson had 8 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals; Makayla Bechtold had 4 points, 1 steal; Noell Gottschalk had 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks; Jessica Brubaker had 2 points, 2 steals; Kassity Simpson had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals; Alissa Pershing had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks; Morgan Farr had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block; Baylee Swain had 3 rebounds and 1 steal.

The win over Maconaquah advanced Southwood into the Championship game where they would play R.J. Basket.

In the championship game the Lady Knights fell to RJ Baskett 44-20.

Keagan Simpson had 1 rebound, 1 steal; Makayla Bechtold had 3 rebounds; Noel Gottschalk had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block; Kassity Simpson had 11 points, 2 rebounds; Alissa Pershing had 2 points, 1 block; Morgan Farr had 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block.


Norse Fall In Final Seconds At Huntington

The Northfield boys basketball team went on the road to Huntington Saturday, nearly pulling off the upset as they fell to the Vikings 57-54.

For two and a half quarters the Norse controlled the tempo and led at the half and third quarter stops before Huntington pulled out the narrow win.

The Norse led 4-2 when the Vikings went on an 8-0 run to grab a 10-4 lead. Sam Daughtery had 4 of the 8 points for the Vikings. Needing a score to not let things get out of hand Tanner Wilcox would get just that than hit four straight free throws to knot the game at 10. Two Viking buckets that included a Luke Stroud three put Huntington back up 15-10 before a Noah Shear three. As time expired Tanner Wilcox was fouled, converting both free throws and the game was tied at 15 after one.

The Norse would score the first 4 points of the second quarter as Jarred Short hit followed by two Wilcox free throws for a 19-15 lead. Two Ethan Shafer free throws made it 19-18 when the Norse would score 5 straight. Adam Roser converted the rare four point play when he was fouled on a made three, making the free throw and after an Austin Burns free throw the Norse led 24-18. The Vikings would then ride the back of Hunter Hollowell who hit three times to cut the Northfield lead to 26-24, but the Norse responded by scoring the last 6 points on field goals from Wilcox and Burns, plus two Shear free throws to lead 32-24 at the half.

Northfield would build on their lead coming out of the locker room, scoring on a Wilcox free throw and a Shear three to grab a 36-24 lead before the Vikings responded. Cody Adams would hit back to back buckets, followed by Konner Platt and as Huntington cut the Northfield lead to 36-32. The Norse answered with free throws as Wilcox and Burns hit two each to get the lead to 10 at 42-32. Huntington cut the Norse lead to 42-37 with Hollowell scoring again when Noah Shear drained a three to make it 45-37. The Vikings would score the last 4 points of the quarter off buckets from Adams and Granville Schultz to make it 45-41 with a quarter to go.

The Vikings would start the fourth quarter with a 6-0 run to grab their first lead since the first quarter off buckets from Stroud, Adams and Platt to lead 47-45, but the Norse answered. Tanner Wilcox and Noah Shear would hit two free throws each as the Norse grabbed the lead back at 49-47. Back came the Vikings getting a free throw and a three from Hollowell to lead 51-49 when Jarred Short tied the game with two free throws. Konner Platt would give the Vikings the lead back with a bucket and they built their lead to 55-52 on two Hollowell free throws with 1:38 remaining. At the 1:07 mark Noah Shear would hit two free throws to make it 55-54 with the Norse fouling with 25.4 left. Huntington missed the front of a one and one and the Norse worked the ball until a time out with 14.1 remaining. Out of the time out the Norse attempt to take the lead missed, forcing a foul with 3.7 left. Hunter Hollowell converted both free throws for a 57-54 lead as the Norse raced down the court with the tying three falling short for the 57-54 final.

Noah Shear- 15 points, 2 assists

Cody Holmes-

Tanner Wilcox- 19 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds

Adam Roser- 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

Heath Miller- 2 points, 2 rebounds

Jarred Short- 6 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals

Austin Burns- 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks

Jake Schuler- 1 assist

Austin Trump- 1 assist


Huntington won the junior varsity game 71-41.

Cody Holmes- 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks

Austin Trump- 4 points, 4 rebounds

Matt Coe- 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks

Ryan Driscoll- 22 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Jacob Watkins- 2 points, 4 steals, 3 rebounds

Kyle Reed- 4 rebounds, 1 steal

John Schuler- 3 points

Joe Halderman- 1 assist, 1 rebound

Caleb Kroh- 4 points, 3 steals, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Jared Vigar- 1 rebound


Lady Knights Pick Up Road Win At North Miami

The Lady Knights of Southwood High School concluded the Three Rivers Conference season with a 60-42 road victory over the North Miami Lady Warriors Saturday.

Southwood led 15-12 after the first stop and 30-23 at the half before controlling the second half 30-19 for the 60-42 final.

The Lady Knights placed three players in double figures as Katie Stouffer led the team with 19 points while Haley Heath scored 16 and Abby Houlihan chipped in with 12 points. Brooke Elliott scored 5 points, Kassidy Atwood and Ashley Parson both added 3 points and Makenna Dawes scored 2 points.

In addition to leading the team in scoring, Stouffer added 9 rebounds, 9 blocked shots, and 2 assists. Haley Heath grabbed 7 rebounds, 4 of which were offensive rebounds, 3, assists, 3 steals and 5 pass deflections. Atwood also grabbed 7 rebounds while Houlihan had 5 rebounds and Makayla Ridgeway grabbed 3 rebounds. Elliott led the team with 4 assists.

The Lady Knights shot 44 percent from the field and 69 percent from the free throw line while out rebounding North Miami 36-25.

The Lady Knights return to hardwood action on Monday, February 2, with a home game versus Pioneer. Prior to the 6:15, Varsity Game, the Lady Knights will honor their 6 seniors. A C-Team game versus Oak Hill will follow the varsity tilt.

Athlete Name Pts OReb DReb Reb Ast Stl Blk
Makenna Dawes (So) 2 0 1 1 1
Taylor Heath (So) 0 1
Haley Heath (Sr) 16 4 3 7 3 3
Makayla Ridgeway (Sr) 0 0 3 3 1
Ashley Parson (So) 3 1 0 1 1
Aleesha Phillips (Sr) 0 1
Abby Houlihan (Sr) 12 1 4 5 1 1
Kassidy Atwood (So) 3 1 6 7 1
Brooke Elliott (So) 5 0 1 1 4
Grace Whitham (Sr)
Kathryn Stouffer (Sr) 19 2 7 9 2 1 9

The Southwood Lady Knight’s JV team fell to the Lady Warriors 28-32.

Leading the Lady Knights was Taylor Heath with 10 points, 1 rebound, 1 assists, & 3 steals. Other girls contributing to the Lady Knights were Makenna Dawes 6 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, & 2 steals; Ellie White 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block; Ashley Parson, 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assists, 3 steals, & 1 block; and Lorynn Hunt 2 points, & 1 rebound.


Second Half Explosion Lifts Lady Apaches Over Whitko

The Wabash girls basketball team took battle in their final TRC game of the season Saturday, moving their conference record to 5-2 and their win streak to 11 with a 58-47 road win over Whitko.

Things didn’t look so bright in the first half for the Lady Apaches as they trailed 12-8 after the first quarter and 25-17 at the half, but just like they have done many times the Apaches adjusted at the half and came out smoking in the second.

The Wabash offense went crazy in the third while the defense shut Whitko down, winning the quarter 19-3 to take a 36-28 lead to the final quarter. The Whitko offense did find a second wind in the fourth, but the Apache offense never slowed down extending their lead by winning the fourth 22-19 for the 58-47 win.

Athlete Name Pts OReb DReb Reb Ast Stl Blk
Jaycee Parrett (So)
Shelby Stone (Sr) 11 1
Madison Barden (Jr) 7 2 3 5 1
Sarah Ritter (Sr) 2 1 2 3
Sydni Mullett (Jr) 2
Bailey Yoakum (Fr) 1
Abby Stein (Sr) 1 1 1
Claire Cromer (Sr) 23 2 3 5 5 9
Sarah Puckett (Sr) 9 1 6 7 1 1
Kristin Cromer (Jr) 3 2 1 3 1 4




Lady Squires Fall At Valley

The Manchester girls basketball team fell to Tippecanoe Valley 63-26 Saturday.

Being on the road the Lady Squires couldn’t afford to let Valley get off to a good start and that’s just what the Vikings did, leading the Squires 22-6 after the first quarter. Cierra Carter scored 4 points in the quarter.

The pace slowed a but in the second with Valley winning the quarter 12-5 for a 34-11 halftime lead before winning the second half 29-15 for the 63-26 final.

Leading Manchester was Cierra Carter with 12 points. Sydney Day added 5, Ellie Milam 4, Rae Bedke 4, Drew Thompson 1.

Valley won the junior varsity game 43-19.


Third Quarter Lapse Hurt Lady Norse

The Northfield Lady Norse lost a tough TRC game Saturday at Rochester 55-47. The Norse played well most of the game with the third quarter being the deciding factor.

Northfield trailed just 22-20 at the half before a Rochester third quarter out burst put the game away. The Zebras out scored Nortfield 20-8 in the third before the Norse closed the gap in the fourth.

Jacklyn Peas led a balanced scoring attack for the Norse with 15 points, followed by Payton Thomson with 13, and Abby Keaffaber with 10.


The Ladies return to action Wednesday, February 4th as they travel to Peru for the season finale.

Photos Courtesy Of Sam Knight


Squires Just Keep Rolling

After the big win over Tippecanoe Valley Friday night a Saturday letdown was a possibility for the Squires on Saturday as they hosted Tri Central, but then again it is the Squires and coach Eric Thompson so a letdown wasn’t in the cards as Manchester won their 9th game in a row 66-59 to move to 12-5 for the season.

Manchester got off to the start they needed to keep that letdown from happening as they raced out to a 16-6 first quarter lead. Chase Fierstos and Koehl Fluke each drained three as four different players scored in the quarter for the 10 point lead.

The three point shot remained huge for the Squires in the second quarter as Fierstos, Fluke and Cameron Brandenburg each connected. Fierstos and Chainey Zolman each had five points in the quarter as the Squires out scored Tri Central 15-11 and led 31-17 at the half.

A track meet broke out in the third quarter as the two teams put up a combined 46 points. Tri Central won the quarter 24-22. The 22 points scored by Manchester came from two players as Fierstos and Zolman had 11 points each. Manchester led 53-41 with a quarter to go.

The pace remained fast in the fourth as Tri Central needed to push to catch up but the Squires slowed things down just enough that a comeback by the visitors was not an option. Tri Central won the quarter 18-13 for the 66-59 final. Koehl Fluke had 9 points in the quarter for the Squires.

Leading Manchester was Chase Fierstos with 23 points. Koehl Fluke added 19, Chainey Zolman 17, David McAtee 4, Cameron Brandenburg 3.

Manchester won the junior varsity game 46-26.

Braxtin Wilson led the Squires with 14 points. Bailey Ness added 10, Heath Dierks 6, Levi Hicks 5, Jake Schannep 5, Kane Gable 4, Adam Byers 2.