The Southwood Lady Knight volleyball team traveled to Bremen Saturday to play in the class 2A semi-state. The Knights had a 12:30 date with Ft. Wayne Lures in hopes of having another shot at #2 Wapahani in the final game. A win against Luers would put the Knights in the state’s final four.
Wapahani fulfilled their part of the rematch, sweeping Wheeler in game one 25-12, 25-14, 25-21.
The youthful Knights showed a few jitters in the first game vs Luers, maybe playing not to lose instead of playing to win. After starting off to a 4-0 lead, Luers would rally with a 7-0 run to take a 9-6 lead and held on to beat Southwood 25-19 in game one.
After losing game one the Knights gained their composure and swept Luers the next three games 25-22, 25-20, 25-16 to win the match and earn a shot at Wapahani for the semi-state title and a berth at the state final game next Saturday.
Lexi Brickner : 8 service points, 1 ace, 2 kills, 1 dig
Sarah White : 2 service points, 7 digs
Emily Murphy : 6 kills, 1 solo block, 1 dig
Kristen Murphy : 5 kills, 5 solo blocks, 2 block assist, 1 dig
Amy Bowman : 6 service points, 1 ace, 1 solo block, 1 block assist, 2 digs, 25 assist
Drew Rhamy : 12 service points, 2 aces, 6 kills, 1 solo block, 1 block assist, 8 digs, 1 assist
Alyssa Stout : 10 service points, 2 aces, 2 kills, 14 digs
Kaley Harness : 9 service points, 7 kills, 11 digs, 1 assist
Wapahani had defeated Southwood earlier in the year and broke the Muncie Burris win streak of 14 straight state titles in their sectional.
Just because Wapahani had defeated #1 Burris and were the highest ranked team left did not mean the Knights were going to just roll over.
Wapahani controlled the lead early, but a Kristen Murphy kill put the Knights up 10-9 and gained some valuable confidence. At 10-9 the two teams would trade blows with the lead changing 7 times by the time it was 20-20. The Knights would go on a 4-0 run with a kill from Kaley Harness and a block from Lexi Brickner to lead 24-20. Wapahani would score the next four points to knot the score at 24 and it was back and forth after that. Tied at 28 after a Drew Rhamy kill the Knights would score the next two points and win game one 30-28.
Wapahani would flex their muscle in the next two games, defeating the Knights 25-18 and 25-13, forcing the Knights to a due or die situation.
In game two Southwood had Wapahani tied at 18 before the Raiders went on a 7-0 run to end the game. In game three Southwood was down just 14-9 when a Raider 5-0 run put the game away.
In game four the Knights would show why they were also ranked in the top ten. Drew Rhamy had 4 kills in the first 7 points and was followed with kills from Kristen Murphy and Kaley Harness and Southwood led 12-8. Wapahani cut the lead to one point three times and eventually took a 22-21 lead. The Knights fought back and after a Alyssa Stout ace took the lead back at 23-22. The game would be tied at 24 and 25. Kaley Harness would record a kill and the Knights scored the next point to win game four 27-25.
It all boiled down to one game to 15 to decide who would make the trip to Ball State next Saturday for a chance at the state title.
Tied at 1, Wapahani would go on a 9-0 run to take a 10-1 lead, which was to much for the Knights to make up, losing game five 14-8 and the match 3-2.
The final scores were 30-28, 18-25, 13-25, 27-25, 8-15
Lexi Brickner : 5 service points, 6 kills, 3 digs
Sarah White : 8 service points, 1 ace, 4 digs
Emily Murphy : 13 kills, 1 block assist, 1 setting assist
Kristen Murphy : 11 kills, 2 solo blocks
Amy Bowman : 6 service points, 6 digs, 43 assist
Drew Rhamy : 5 service points, 1 ace, 13 kills, 8 digs
Alyssa Stout : 13 service points, 2 aces, 20 digs
Kaley Harness : 2 service points, 9 kills, 9 digs, 2 assist
The Knights end the season as one of the states final four teams with a 30-9 record.
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Northfield freshman Jenna Halderman ran in the cross country state finals Saturday at Terre Haute, finishing 62nd overall in a time of 19:43. There were 192 runners in the race.
Halderman was the 10th freshman to cross the finish line.
ANDERSON, IN – Manchester College’s women’s cross country team picked up its third straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship on October 29 at Mounds State Park in Anderson, Indiana. The Spartans posted a score of 50 to hold off second place Franklin (69 pts) in the team standings. Manchester placed four runners in the top twelve of the individual standings to help pace the team.
Leading the way for the Spartans was junior Karla Madrigal (Elkhart, Ind.). Madrigal finished fourth overall, finishing the 6K course in a time of 24:13.47. Franklin’s Hillary Cain (Rushville, Ind.) won the meet in a time of 23:42.30. Cain was named HCAC Most Valuable Runner and Freshman of the Year for her efforts.
Hanover placed third as a team with a score of 74 and was followed by Anderson (147), Bluffton (152), Earlham (163), Defiance (165), Transylvania (176), Rose-Hulman (194), and Mount St. Joseph (265).
Cain and Madrigal were recognized as All-HCAC after placing among the top 12 finishers. Joining the duo were Manchester’s Casey Loshe (Decatur, Ind.), Megan Hammel (Bristol, Ind.), and Ashley Kopla (Valparaiso, Ind.), Franklin’s Rachel Dalton (Pekin, Ind.), Hanover’s Rachel Moreland (Lawton, Mich.) and Sara Lucas (Avon, Ind.), Anderson’s Candace DeLong (Anderson, Ind.), Defiance’s Ellen Stryffeler (Lisbon, Ohio), Bluffton’s Brandi Dominique (Wauseon, Ohio), and Transylvania’s Betsy Heines (Shepherdsville, Ky.).
Manchester head coach Brian Cashdollar was named HCAC Coach of the Year for his efforts in leading Manchester to the women’s title.
MVP: Hillary Cain, Franklin College
Freshman of the Year: Hillary Cain, Franklin College
Coach of the Year: Brian Cashdollar, Manchester College
ANDERSON, IN – Manchester College’s men’s cross country team captured their third consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship on October 29. The Spartans claimed four of the top 10 individual places en route to posting a score of 38 at the meet held at Mounds State Park in Anderson, Indiana.
Earlham College senior Jacob Naegeli (Trout Creek, Mon.) won the individual title for the first time in his career. Naegeli finished the 8K course on Saturday afternoon in a time of 26:38.90. His effort was seven seconds faster than second-place finisher Micah Aldrich (Indianapolis, Ind.) of Rose-Hulman. Naegeli was named HCAC Most Valuable Runner for his performance.
Aldrich joined Naegeli on the All-HCAC team which is awarded to the top 12 finishers. Manchester placed four runners on the team Saturday, including Michael Stocker (Yorktown, Ind.), Alec Womboldt (DeWitt, Mich.), Calvin Cook (Plymouth, Ind.), and Curtis Nordmann (Bourbon, Ind.).
Stuart West (LaPorte, Ind.) of Rose-Hulman was named the HCAC Freshman of the Year. He was the top finishing freshman at the meet placing 11th overall with a time of 27:07.45.
Finishing in second place in the team standings was Anderson with a score of 60. Rose-Hulman placed third with a score of 82 and was followed by Franklin (91) in fourth position. Defiance (124), Earlham (143), Hanover (177), Mount St. Joseph (255), Bluffton (257), and Transylvania (290) rounded out the team standings.
Franklin’s Kris Sandlin (Scottsburg, Ind.), Jay Druba (Hanover, Ind.), and Brandon Litz (Mooresville, Ind), and Anderson’s Kirk Saunders (Bloomington, Ill.) and Eric Linn (Macy, Ind.) were also named to the All-HCAC team.
Manchester head coach Brian Cashdollar was named HCAC Coach of the Year for his efforts in leading the Spartans to the conference title.
MVP: Jacob Naegeli, Earlham College
Freshman of the Year: Stuart West, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Coach of the Year: Brian Cashdollar, Manchester College
Mount St. Joseph 26 – Manchester 24
Mount St. Joseph’s James Clay rushes for 170 yards and three touchdown runs of 5, 40 and 52 yards as Manchester falls to Mount St. Joseph 26-24
Manchester 2 – Mount St. Joseph 1 ends the season for men’s soccer
Mount St. Joseph 1 – Manchester 0 (box attached as wsoc18.htm) ends the season for women’s soccer
Transylvania 3 – Manchester 2 ends the season for volleyball
Oh, how improved they were. The Northfield football team had won their last four games, including a first round sectional win over LaVille last week and clinched their first winning season since 1980. Northfield was playing at North Miami in the second round of the sectional Friday night. Earlier in the season on September 2nd the Warriors had defeated the Norse 46-19.
The much improved Norse were not making the trip to North Miami to just show the Warriors they had improved, they were there to beat them. Four more yards on a fourth down play and that could have become a reality.
The Norse knew they had to put together the perfect game to top the potent Warrior offense and that just about happened, falling to North Miami 13-7.
The Norse took the first possession of the game and two plays later turned the ball over on a fumble. The defense however would answer the call, forcing the Warriors to a four and out. With both defenses dominating the first score didn’t come until 3:16 to go in the quarter when North Miami quarterback Austin Barker connected with Austin See on a 27yd scoring strike to make it 7-0. The first quarter would end at 7-0.
Starting the second quarter the Norse defense held again, forcing North Miami to punt. The Northfield offense would then go to work. After a couple Andy Roser runs had taken the ball to the 47, it was 4th and 1 and the Norse decided to go for it. A pitch to Hunter Wells went to the Warrior 32 and the Norse were in business. On the next play North Miami forced a Norse fumble and killed the drive.Each team would have one more possession in the quarter, with neither being able to move the ball and the half ended with North Miami leading 7-0.
North Miami had the ball to start the second half, moving the ball down the field. The Norse defense bent, but did not break and forced a Warrior punt. The punt got a very good roll to the Northfield 4. After one Northfield first down it was 4th and a foot to go on the Norse 29. With the running game working decent all night the Norse decided to go for it. North Miami stuffed the line, stopping any penetration and took over on downs on the Norse 29. The quarter ended with the score still tied at 7, but the Warriors were knocking on the door.
Two plays in to the fourth quarter the Warriors scored their second touchdown on a run by Austin Barker to make it 13-0. Northfield blocked the extra point and trailed 13-0. The Norse offense went nowhere on the next posssion, but Dustin Echard nailed a beautiful punt to the Warrior 18. On North Miami’s next possession the break the Norse had been waiting for came. Hunter Wells recovered a Warrior fumble on the 20 to give the offense new life. After an Echard run made it 1st and goal from the 9, Wells took it in with 7:32 to go and after the Andy Roser extra point kick it was 13-7. With the momentum on their side the Norse defense forced a four and out. After a deep North Miami punt the Norse started on their own 15 with 5:12 to go. Feeding Roser up the middle and Wells and Joe Frieden off the tackles the Norse were moving. After an Austin Curless run took the ball to the North Miami 46 with 2:22 to go, Wells and Roser would take it to the 34. After two plays went nowhere, Wells moved the ball to the 30, making it 4th and 5 with 54.4 to go. Curless gained 2 yds on the next play which was 2yds short of sustaining the drive and North Miami had stopped the drive with 47 seconds left and won the game.
Hunter Wells led the Norse in rushing with 55yds. Andy Roser had 45yds. The Norse did not complete a pass.
The Manchester Squire football season came to an end Friday, losing to #4 Bremen 47-14 in the second round of the sectional. Manchester defeated Wabash in week one.
Preston Penrod scored two rushing TD’s for the Squires, one from 35yds and the second from 36yds.
Tidbits October 28, 2011 Wabash County YMCA
Girls Basketball -Age divisions are PreK-K, Grades 1&2, Grades 3&4 and Grades 5&6. Games begin on Saturday November 5th. Sign up today!!!!
Swim team – Beginning Oct 31- Swim team will practice Monday through Friday from 3:15-5:15pm– However, one lap lane will remain open for lap swimming.
November 5 - Day of Healing by Wabash Friends Counseling Center will be held at the Honeywell Center- Receive special pricing for tickets through the Y. Register your kids to spend the day at the Y while you attend the event. Call or stop by today for details!!!
November 12-GALA 2011 – Wabash has Talent- Vote for the YMCA & support the Wabash County Hospital in their fundraiser ! Call 563-3131 for tickets or to vote.
November 16,17&18-The Great American Smoke Out- Bring your pack of cigarettes to the Y and receive a free day pass. Sign up for a Cessation Class to stop smoking today !!
November 24 – Thanksgiving Day- We will be closed to spend time with our families. Thank you !
Manchester 3 – Anderson 2
21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 22-25, 15-9
|SET SCORES||1||2||3||4||5||TEAM RECORDS|
|Anderson||(2)||25||21||17||25||9||10-14, 2-7 HCAC|
|Manchester||(3)||21||25||25||22||15||13-14, 2-6 HCAC|
Anderson (7-10-1, 4-4 HCAC) vs. Manchester (5-11-1, 3-5 HCAC) Date: 10-26-11 Attendance: 90 Weather: Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot ------------------------------------- Anderson............ 0 0 0 1 - 1 Manchester.......... 0 0 0 0 - 0 SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 107:38 AU Kantande, Kingsley (Fridley, Austin;Reiff, Elliot) - off corner kick Shots: Anderson 9, Manchester 14 Saves: Anderson 7 (Howard, Austin 7), Manchester 3 (Noakes, Grant 3)