The Wabash boys’ golf team raised its season record to 14-5 with a 168-190 defeat of visiting North Miami on Thursday at Honeywell Golf Course. Jordan Blair earned medalist honors with a 39. The balanced scoring for the team included Jack Leland (40), Josh Provance (44), and Parker Harner (45). The Wabash varsity and junior varsity boys’ golf teams are in action in their final dual-match of the season on Tuesday, May 28, as they host Madison-Grant at Honeywell Golf Course. Tee times begin at 4:30pm.Add a Comment
Northfield hosted Pioneer on Senior Night Thursday at Honeywell GC. The Norse won the match 177 to 187 and finish with a 14-4-1 record for the year. Northfield was led by Braydon Schindler and Andrew Eckerly with 42. They were followed by Trae Cole 44 and Taylor Poole 49. Other scores were Austin Burns 53, Jacob Terrell 56, Bo Mullett 57, Trey Eads 60, and Tanner Easterday 72.
The team said their goodbyes to their only senior Trae Cole.
CoachTerrell “Trae will be missed. He had a good year. It was highlighted by being the medalist in the conference tournament. He should do well at the next level,”Add a Comment
Behind a dominate pitching performance from Ryan Keaffaber, the Northfield baseball team won their first game of the sectional by beating North Miami 6-0.
Keaffaber pitched a 3-hit shutout, striking out 18 Warriors to improve to 9-1 on the year and earning his 44th career victory to put him in sole possession of 3rd place all-time in Indiana high school history.
The Norse got a one out double in the first by Adam Roser, which was followed by a two out RBI single by his brother, Andy, to put the Norse up 1-0.
Joseph Ross scored in the second on a throwing error by the catcher on a steal attempt by Bryce Kendall to put the Norse up 2-0.
In the third Adam Roser was hit by a pitch and followed by a Keaffaber single. Andy Roser would ground out to move the runners to 2nd & 3rd when Shane Vigar singled home both for a 4-0 lead.
In the fifth Andy Roser walked and followed by a Shane Vigar single to put runners on 1st & 3rd. Vigar would steal 2nd and on the overthrow Roser would score to make it 5-0.
With Keaffaber dominating the Norse would tack on one more in the 7th. Andy Roser doubled, with Vigar reaching on an error. Joseph Ross would then drive home Roser with a fly ball to score the 6th run for the 6-0 final.
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The Southwood baseball team opened sectional play Thursday taking on Lewis Cass. The Knights took an early 1-0 lead and were in striking distance after five innings before falling 11-1.
In the bottom of the first Kyle Weaver led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Nathan Hollars. After Weaver stole third, Jackson Blair singled him home and the Knights led 1-0.
Cass would score two runs in the 3rd and one in the 5th to lead 3-1.
In the top of the 6th the Knight defense went through a series of bad throws, with Cass collecting four hits and scoring 5 runs to open an 8-1 lead. The Knights looked like they might cut in to the margin in the bottom of the inning when Nathan Hollars led off with a single and Jackson Blair walked to put runners on 1st & 2nd with no outs, but the next three batters struck out to end the inning.
Cass would tack on three more runs in the top of the 7th. In the bottom of the inning, with two outs Christian Deeter and Kyle Weaver reached on errors, but again the Cass pitching got out of the inning for the 11-1 win.
The Spartans, the 2013 Mideast Region champions, take on UW-Stevens Point at 5:30 p.m. in one of four first round games on Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. The remaining first day schedule has the University of Southern Maine taking on Millsaps at 11 a.m., Linfield facing Ithaca at 2:15 p.m., and Kean opposing Webster at 8:45 p.m.
MU, ranked No. 9 by D3Baseball.com and No. 12 by the American Baseball Coaches Association, stands 39-5-1. They seek their first victory in Appleton, Wis., after winding up 0-2 at the 2004 CWS.
SPARKLING NUMBERS: The 2013 team brings impressive statistics on their journey north. Manchester University is listed among the top 10 of nine team and 11 individual categories on the current NCAA Division III national statistics report for games played through May 19. Included in those rankings are national firsts in win-loss percentage (.878) and individual runs batted in and runs batted in per game (junior third baseman Jordan Nieman, Michigan City, Ind. – 70/1.56 pg). The Black and Gold is also second in doubles (118) and hit by pitches (91); third in scoring (averaging 8.9 runs per game) and individual base on balls (senior first baseman Brad Murphy, Fort Wayne, Ind. – 36) and individual saves (senior Bryce Murphy, Ossian, Ind. – 13); fourth in team on-base percentage (.429) and doubles per game (2.62) and individual runs per game (Bryce Murphy, 1.42); and fifth in total runs (401) and hits (555) and individual home runs (Nieman – 11) and total runs (Bryce Murphy – 64). … MU is on a 16-game win streak. During that span, they are hitting .352 as a team and have a 2.90 staff earned run average. The outfield duo of senior Austin Rieke (Fishers, Ind.) and sophomore Kyle Norris (Indianapolis, Ind.) top the offense during the period at .451 and .400, respectively. Senior Justin Scott (Fort Wayne, Ind.) is at the front of the pitching class, over the last 16 games, with a 5-0 record and 23 strikeouts, while Bryce Murphy has been just as solid with two wins, six saves, 18 strikeouts and just three earned runs surrendered in 29 and two-thirds innings. Senior Kyle Konarski (Elkhart, Ind.) and junior Dylan Padgett (Kirklin, Ind.) also have four wins apiece in the span. … Other impressive statistical efforts belong to sophomore second baseman Trevor Kimm (Anderson, Ind.), who is harboring a 13-game hitting streak (third-longest this season behind Nieman and senior outfielder Cody Schell (Granger, Ind.) – 15 each and Norris – 14) and the trio of Brad Murphy (34), Kimm (27) and Norris (24) who each have on-base streaks of 20 games-or-more.
POSTSEASON AWARDS: Manchester University placed six of its members on the ABCA’s All-Mideast Region squad, released earlier this week. The Spartans had senior Corey Marchant (Fort Wayne, Ind.), Nieman, Bryce Murphy and Konarski on the first team and Kimm and Scott on the third team. Nieman and Coach Rick Espeset received additional honors being named Player and Coach of the Year.
MU was also well represented on the 2013 D3Baseball.com All-American and Mideast Region teams. Marchant picked up his second successive All-American honor, being named first team, while Nieman was second team. Bryce Murphy, also recognized for the second straight season, was placed on the honorable mention unit as a utility player. Those three (Marchant and Nieman – first team and Bryce Murphy – second team) joined Kimm (second team), Konarski (third team) and Scott (third team) with Espeset being named Coach of the Year for the all-region team.
The Spartans put nine players on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honor teams. Bryce Murphy was named Player of the Year, while Konarski was Pitcher of the Year, and Espeset was Co-Coach of the Year with Defiance College’s Derek Woodley. First team honorees for MU were Kimm, Marchant, Nieman, Rieke, Scott and Padgett, while second team awards went to Brad Murphy and Schell. Norris picked up honorable mention accolades, and Brad Murphy was the team’s Sportsmanship honoree.Add a Comment
The varsity track award program was held on Thursday, May 22, 2013.
Earning varsity chevrons for the boys’ team were Caleb Augustus, Jared Fawley, Seth Frye, Tyler Morgan, Jonathan VanDuyne, Marcus Kroh, Austin Andrews, Josh Bickel, Joe Burcroff, Matt Carey, Jonathon Fawley, Mason Frehse, Austin Frye, Heath Miller, Devin Tracy and Tanner Wilcox. Kailan Watson Dunn earned a letter and manager’s chevron.
Earning JV certificates were Shade Eviston, Yanick Florin, Hunter Louden, Nick Ridenour, Noah Augustus, Noah Shear and Brody Smith.
Tri-Athlete award winners were Matt Carey, Yanick Florin, Hunter Louden, Nick Ridenour and Tanner Wilcox.
Earning an award jacket was Matt Carey.
Earning a captain star was Jonathan VanDuyne. Earning a Senior Plaque for earning 6 varsity letters or more were Caleb Augustus (11 letters), Seth Frye (6 letters) and Tyler Morgan (6 letters).
Making TRC All-Academic honors was Tyler Morgan. Marcus Kroh made honorable mention.
Earning individual awards were Caleb Augustus (Event Award, Most Points), Tyler Morgan (Mental Attitude), Marcus Kroh (Mental Attitude), Austin Frye (Event Award) and Devin Tracy (Event Award).
Individual Champions were Caleb Augustus (County Champion in 3200 M Run; Sectional Champion 3200 M Run). Other champions included the County Champion 4 x 800 M Relay Team of Caleb Augustus, Jonathan VanDuyne, Austin Andrews and Devin Tracy and the County Champion 4 x 400 M Relay Team of Seth Frye, Tyler Morgan, Jonathan VanDuyne and Marcus Kroh.
The Norse finished 2-2 on the season. They were coached by Chad Andrews. He was assisted by Dick Leming.
Earning varsity chevrons for the girls’ team were Paige Cole, Courtney Frank, Jessica Rose, Samantha Summers, Baylee Shoemaker, Holly Dyson, Caitlin Eltzroth, Jenna Halderman, Cherish Leming, Cassidy Miller, Morgan Sickafus, Karla Singer, Bailey Sloan, Kalanu Watson Dunn, Sarah Driscoll, Liz Howenstine and Taylor Kock. Earning their varsity letter were Cassidy Miller, Sarah Driscoll, Liz Howenstine and Taylor Kock. Taylor Kock also earned her numerals and she, Sarah Driscoll and Liz Howenstine won their award jackets.
Tri-Athlete award winners were Paige Cole and Cherish Leming.
Earning a captain star was Paige Cole. Those receiving a senior plaque for earning 6 or more varsity letters during her career were Paige Cole (8 letters), Courtney Frank (6 letters) and Samantha Summers (6 letters)..
Individual awards went to Jenna Halderman (Most Points, Event Award), Karla Singer (Event Award) and Samantha Summers (Mental Attitude Award).
Earning TRC All-Academic honors was Paige Cole. Samantha Summers was honorable mention.
New school records were set by Jenna Halderman in the 1600 M Run (5:26) and 3200 M Run (11:37.56) and the 3200 M Relay Team of Paige Cole, Jenna Halderman, Karla Singer and Brittany Sloan (10:08.70).
Individual champions were Jenna Halderman (County Champion in 800 M Run, 1600 M Run and 3200 M Run; TRC Champion in the 3200 M Run), Kalanu Watson Dunn (County Champion in Pole Vault) and Caitlin Eltzroth (TRC Champion in 100 M Hurdles).
The Lady Norse finished 2-3 in dual meets and were coached by Gina Dale. She was assisted by Kristen Unger.Add a Comment
Alyssa Richter and Leanne Beck of Northfield beat Sydney Ford and Macie Hinen of Columbia City 7-6(5), 6-1 in the second round of individual tennis regionals Wednesday. They play Plymouth Thursday at Culver for the chance to advance to Semi-state in LaPorte. The duo were down 2-5 in the first set tiebreaker before winning the next 5 points to win the first set. They then took a commanding lead in the second (5-0) and finished the second set 6-1.Add a Comment
The high school softball season came to an end for Wabash county Wednesday at the Lewis Cass sectional. In game one Southwood fell to Lewis Cass 9-0, with Manchester being edged by North Miami 3-1 in game two.
In game one Meranda Friend led off the game with a single and the Lady Knights did not get another hit until the 6th when Jordan Chain and Kenzie Rhamy had singles. Lacey Goble and Courtney Simpson had singles in the 7th, but the Knights just couldn’t break the ice.
Lewis Cass scored 1 run in the 1st, 5 in the 2nd, 1 in the 3rd and 2 in the 4th.
Pitching Summary: Jenny Bentley: 6 innings, 11 hits, 9 runs 4 ER, 4BB, 2 HBP, 8 K’s
Hitting Summary: Meranda Friend 1-3, Courtney Simpson 1-3, Lacey Goble 1-3, Kenzie Rhamy 1-2, Jordyn Chain 1-2
Coach Troyer ” We had a rough experience tonight and our youth showed tonight. We made strides all season and we have to focus on that moving onto next season. The only way we truly loose tonight is by not learning from this experience and this season as we look towards making improvements for next year.”
In game two Manchester was taking on #5 North Miami, who had beaten the Squires earlier in the season. After giving up 2 runs in the first, pitcher Sydney Jordan and the Squire defense settled down to hold the Warriors scoreless for the next four innings.
With a Kalene Freshour single in the 4th being the only Manchester hit, the Lady Squires would make things interesting in the 5th. With one out Sydney Jordan singled, with Marrett Metzger pinch running. Metzger would steal 2nd & 3rd and scored when North Miami booted a Tabby DeWitt grounder to make it 2-1 after five.
North Miami ace Josie Wood turned up the heat a notch in the 6th, striking out all three Squire batters. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Bailey Briggs doubled and was followed by a Cortnee Lefebvre single to drive Briggs home for a 3-1 lead.
The Squires went three up and three down in the 7th, as the Warriors eliminated Manchester from the tournament.
MANCHESTER (1) AT NORTH MIAMI (3) MANCHESTER AB R H BI NORTH MIAMI AB R H BI Kalene Freshour 3 0 1 0 B Briggs 4 1 3 0 Nina Smith 3 0 0 0 Courtnee Lefebvre 4 1 1 1 Sydney Snep 3 0 0 0 Josie Wood 3 1 2 0 Kayla Flack 3 0 0 0 J Donaldson 3 0 1 0 Sydney Jordan 3 0 1 0 L Vincent 2 0 1 1 Cali Spann 2 0 0 0 A Tooley 2 0 1 1 Tabby Dewitt 2 0 0 1 M Brown 3 0 0 0 Claire McLaughlin 2 0 0 0 A Enyeart 3 0 0 0 Celina Carter 2 0 0 0 J Knauff 3 0 1 0 *Marret Metzger 0 1 0 0 TOTALS 23 1 2 1 TOTALS 27 3 10 3 MANCHESTER 000 010 0 -- 1 NORTH MIAMI 200 001 x -- 3 LOB--MANCHESTER 1, NORTH MIAMI 9. ERR--J Knauff. SACB--L Vincent. MANCHESTER IP H R ER BB SO HR Sydney Jordan 6.00 10 3 3 2 3 0 NORTH MIAMI Josie Wood 7.00 2 1 0 0 11 0 PB--Nina Smith, A Enyeart. WP--Josie Wood. SO--Cali Spann, Nina Smith, Claire McLaughlin (2), Sydney Snep (2), Sydney Jordan, Kalene Freshour (2), Celina Carter, Tabby Dewitt, J Donaldson, A Enyeart (2). BB--Josie Wood, A Tooley.