The Manchester boys junior varsity basketball team lost a tough one Tuesday, falling 34-31 on a three pointer at the buzzer by Rochester.
The Squires led 16-7 after one and 20-14 a the half.
Manchester led 26-24 after three and then lost on the shot.
Leading the Squires was Micah McDaniel with 11 points. Neil Underwood had 8, Lucas Schilling 5, Grant Schuler 2, Rainer Borgmann 2, Austin Brewer 2 and Owen Johnson 1.
The Northfield ”C” basketball team fell to Huntington 32-30 Tuesday. Heath Miller lead the Norse in scoring with 8 points. Caleb Coe added 7 and Christian Hawkins scored 6. The Norse played hard defense but just came up short in the end. The C-team is now 8-4 and host Rochester their next game.
The Wabash 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams traveled to Northfield and swept the Norse Monday.
Wabash won the 7th grade game 13-7 and the 8th grade game 39-23.
For Wabash in the 7th grade game Jaycee Parrett had 5 points, Kaitlin Dowdal 2, Taylor Cain 2, Brie Culver 2 and Chelsea Archer 2.
For Northfield we have no stats
In the 8th grade game for Wabash Katie McCauley had18 points, Kristin Cromer 11, Kiersten Cole 8 and Carli Henderson 2.
For Northfield, Abby Keaffaber scored 8 with 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
A lot of people may not realize, including myself that there is high school bowling in Indiana and Wabash County has some great bowlers, including the sectional champion , runner-up and third place finisher on the boys side and the sectional third and fourth place finishers for the girls.
Wabash County did not have any teams advance to this Saturday’s regional in Muncie, but bowlers can advance as a team or individual and Wabash County had some great individual performances that will take them to Muncie’s regional.
Here is the way it works and how it went down this past Saturday at the sectional. High school bowling works like it does on TV. Each bowler bowls a series, with the top four advancing. At that point the #4 and #3 seeded bowlers roll one game against each other with the winner advancing to roll one game against the #2 seeded bowler. That winner then rolls one game against the #1 seed for the title.
In boys action Saturday, after rolling their series, Northfield’s Dallas Hovey was seeded #1 with a 788 series, which included a 299 in one game. Northfield’s Brandon Keppell was seeded #2 with a 643. Tim Duell of Southwood was seeded #3, rolling a 639. Northfield’s Joseph Mitchell ended up #5 with a 616 series, not making the top 4.
The first game in the step ladder system would be #3 seed Duell facing Ben Shields of Oak Hill. Duell defeated Shields 222-185 to advance and face #2 seed Keppell. Duell again would advance, defeating Keppell 189-180 and face #1 seed Dallas Hovey for the sectional title. In a low scoring, nerve racking nail biter, Hovey would top Duell 167-162 for the title.
On the girls individual side of things in became a Southwood/Mississinewa dual. After the series were finished, Southwood’s Mikala Mettler was seeded #2, rolling a 549, while her team mate Maureen Donaldson was seeded #4 with a 480. The Knights Ashlei Spencer rolled a 443 and did not advance.
In the step ladder system, Southwood’s Maureen Donaldson would take on #3 seed Kelsey Eastes of Mississinewa and fall 129-155, leaving Donaldson as the 4th place finisher. Eastes would then meet #2 seed Southwood’s Mikala Mettler, upsetting Mettler 188-180 leaving Mettler as the 3rd place finisher. Eastes then met her team mate, #1 seed Madison Lennen, with Lennen winning 172-165.
The Wabash County bowling teams bowl in the Mid Central Indiana Conference. The conference advanced 2 boys teams and 1 girls team to the regional. The boys teams were Eastbrook and Oak Hill, while the girls advancing was Mississinewa.
Individually from Wabash County advancing for the boys are Dallas Hovey of Northfield, Brandon Keppell of Northfield, Tim Duell of Southwood and Joseph Mitchell of Northfield.
Individuals advancing for the girls are Mikala Mettler and Maureen Donaldson of Southwood.
The coach of Southwood is Bob Mettler. Northfield is Robyn Hovey
The Southwood 8th grade boys topped Northfield 38 – 34 Monday. Clay Hinrichsen had 10 points; Brandin Frazier had 8 points and 6 rebounds; Alex Harmon had 7 points and 6 boards; Andrew Finicle had 3 assists and Christian Deeter had a steal for the 13 and 5 8th graders.
Noah Shear 14 points, 1 steals
Jarred Short 7points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
Drake Richter 5 points, 3 rebounds
Owen Yeadon 4 points, 3 steals
Jake Schuler 3 points
Remington Monce 2 points
Dylan Brown 1 point
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The Southwood 7th grade boys defeated Northfield, 31 – 26. Matt Cox had 11 points and 6 rebounds; Zach Ball had 8 points and 4 steals and Jeffrey Finicle had 5 points for the 15 and 3 7th graders.
No stats for Northfield as of now
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The Northfield Lady Norse basketball team had a good start and a good finish at Madison Grant Monday, but the two quarters in between caused the Norse to fall 47-36 to the Argylls.
Getting off to a good start the Lady Norse led 12-9 after the first quarter before things went South. The Lady Norse would find the bucket just one time in the second quarter, being out scored 11-2 and trailing 20-14 at the half.
The Norse offense was still a little stagnant in the third quarter, scoring just 8 points while giving up 17 and trailed 37-22 heading for the fourth.
Northfield would out score Madison Grant 14-10 in the final quarter, which would be 11 points short, losing 47-36.
Leading Northfield was Sydney Eltzroth and Sidney Reed with 12 points each. Eltzroth had 3 rebounds, 2 assist and 7 steals. Reed had 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Kylie Echard had 4 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist. Michelle Hendricks had 3 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal. Caitlin Eltzroth had 3 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal. Alyssa Richter had 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal. Arie Kennedy had 2 rebounds, 2 assist and 2 steals. Cherish Leming had 2 rebounds. Marlee Stefanatos had 1 assist.
The junior varsity lost to Madison Grant 25-14.
Hannah Cole had 6 points, 3 rebounds and 5 steals. Jensen Zumbaugh had 4 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal. Katelyn Gribben had 2 points, 2 assist and 1 steal. Jenna Halderman had 2 points and 1 rebound. Marlee Stefanatos had 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Michelle Hendricks had 5 rebounds. Cherish Leming had 1 rebound and 1 assist.
The Southwood Lady Knight basketball team traveled to Pioneer Monday night, using a fourth quarter comeback to win 52-47.
Southwood had one bad quarter and one great quarter to edge Pioneer. The Lady Knights led 13-11 after one and 23-22 at the half.
The wheels fell off the wagon in the third quarter as the Knights could only find the bucket twice, being out scored 13-4 and trailing 35-27 with a quarter to go.
As cold as the Knights were in the third quarter was how hot they were in the fourth. Speeding up the tempo the Knights caused kayos, burning up the nets in a furious comeback, out scoring Pioneer 25-12 to secure the win.
Leading the Knights was Sarah White with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assist and 3 steals. Kaley Harness had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 6 steals. Amy Bowman had 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Jessica Pegg had 6 points and 2 rebounds. Ana Marie Farlow had 7 points, 2 rebounds and 3 steals. Jaycie Wright had 2 points and 1 assist. Mollie Harnish had 1 point. Emily Murphy had 2 rebounds and 3 blocks. Allie Enyeart had 1 assist.