Category: Boys Basketball

Doss highlighted on Small College Basketball State of Union address

Manchester University rising senior Kenny Doss (Chicago, Ill.) and his work in founding the Bridge The Gap initiative to assist inner city youth to have a future through the game of basketball was featured on the Small College Basketball State of the Union address, released Friday, July 28.

His section of the address begins at around the 14-minute mark on the following video …

By Ben Smith, Manchester University Marketing Writer

Kenny Doss knows what the wrong side of the door looks like.

He knows the soft click of it closely firmly against him, knows how final it sounds and how the emptiness feels that accompanies it. He knows, in the same way, how deceptive a path can look, how it looks so bright and open at first and then doesn’t.

That’s why he’s thankful beyond words to have found the path at last  that led him to Manchester University. And it’s why Doss – a 6-foot-1 guard on MU’s basketball team who tried three other schools before coming to Manchester – is so determined to help others avoid the wrong side of those wrong doors.

“By me being a first-generation (student) going away to college and play sports, a lot of different doors were closing in my face,” says Doss, who grew up on Chicago’s tough south side. “I fell on my face so many times. And after looking back on the whole situation, I felt like I kind of know what route to take and which way to go.

“So I feel like rather than keep that to myself, I’d rather help someone else so they don’t have to make the same mistakes that I made, and they can just go through life much easier without the same bumps and hiccups that I had to go through.”

That was the genesis of Bridge The Gap, a not-for-profit conceived by Doss that gets kids in his old neighborhood off the street and puts basketballs in their hands. The idea is to provide both a safe haven and some structure, and it flows from an impulse to make a difference in his world that is in the best tradition of MU and its mission.

Doss and his father run the program, which includes 60 to 70 kids and encompasses both a summer basketball tournament and one over Christmas. Some of the kids play; some show up either to watch or help out keeping the scorebook and picking up trash. The mission, Doss says, is to “stop the violence and change the culture of the neighborhood.” It’s about offering kids headed down the wrong path a way out, and helping kids who haven’t yet chosen a path find the right one.

Doss credits his dad with helping him put the whole thing together.

“He just was that support system behind it,” Doss says. “I had an idea, I had a vision, and I didn’t know where to start. He was just like an inspiration. He was always there for me, supporting and pushing me and letting me know whatever I did he was behind me 100 percent.”

Finding Manchester didn’t hurt that process, either. It gave him, he says, a place that felt like home, that gave him self-confidence and made him feel centered and secure.

“The fact it was a small school and was so sort of family-oriented, that’s what attracted me,” says Doss, a business sales major who had no idea what he wanted to do until he came to Manchester. “And the professors … It’s almost to the point where you can’t fail unless you want to fail. The help is always there if you need it.

“They bend over backwards to make sure you’re OK, that you’re comfortable. The students here, roommates, people who live on my floor … It’s really one big family. I get to be myself at all times, no one judges me or anything like that.”

It is, in other words, an open-door sort of place — a place, it turns out, that is helping Kenny Doss open doors for others.

Northfield 2017 Summer Youth Basketball Camp

2017 Northfield Summer Youth Basketball Camp.We have 2 sessions this year because we have so much interest.
This is open to ALL boys in the area. Not just Northfield students.

Our last day for Early Bird registration is Friday June 2nd.
2016-2017 Grades K-3. 9-10:30 AM
2016-2017 Grades 4-7. 11 AM -12:30 PM

Northfield Looking For JV Basketball Coach

Northfield Boys’ Basketball Open Positions

Job Title: Junior Varsity Head Coach

Job Type: Contracted

Description: The Northfield boys’ basketball program is looking for a JV Head Coach to lead the junior varsity team and assist varsity team.

Responsibilities and Duties: Practice and game coaching, film breakdown, scouting, helping with youth program

Requirements for Position: Prior playing/coaching experience preferred

Job Description

Knowledge of sport with emphasis on fundamentals

Develop, supervise, and administrate varsity basketball program

Provide instruction, plan and coordinate practices

Job Requirements

Perform all administrative duties regarding the program as assigned by administration and varsity head coach

Maintain knowledge of modern teaching and coaching techniques and follow all state and national association rules

Yearly evaluations of all aspects of basketball program

Job Qualifications

Successful coaching experience at the varsity level preferred but not required

Demonstrate ability to successfully lead and work with administration, student athletes, coaching staff, and community

Foul Trouble Plagues Knights At Regional

The Southwood basketball team made the trek to Lapel Saturday in search of a regional title, taking on Frankton and leading at the half before questionable officiating decimated much of the Knights fire power in a 65-61 loss.

Southwood took a 2-0 lead on two Carson Blair free throws before Frankton scored 6 straight. The Knights would respond however, getting 4 more free throws from Blair and their first bucket of the game on a Blair layup to grab an 8-6 lead. Frankton would answer with 4 straight to take a 10-8 with Matt Nose picking up his third foul before Blair hit from behind the arch to make it Blair 11, Frankton 10. Down 12-11 Dallas Holmes would score off a steal, then hit again before Blair hit for a 17-13 Southwood lead. Blake Martz would then sandwich a free throw between four Frankton free throws as the Knights led 18-17 after one.

Frankton would hit a three to start the second quarter and grab a 20-18 lead when Holmes and Peyton Trexler hit back to back to put the Knights up 22-20. Tied at 22 Trexler would make it 24-22 on a back door play and then get a bucket from Blair to lead 26-23. Back came Frankton with 4 straight to go up 27-26 before two Blair free throws made it 28-27. With the game tied at 28 Trexler would get the final bucket of the quarter off a steal as Southwood led 30-28 at the half.

Trexler would get the first bucket of the third quarter for a 32-28 lead when Frankton answered with 5 straight to take a 33-32 lead. The Knights would come right back, getting a bucket from Blair and a three from Nose to take a 37-33 lead. After the Nose bucket another questionable call would come with Nose picking up his fourth foul. Frankton would respond, hitting two free throws and then a three to take a 38-37 lead before Holmes and Martz hit to give the Knights a 41-38 lead. Frankton would come right back with 6 straight to take a 44-41 lead before Trexler made it 44-43. Dallas Holmes would then pick up his fourth foul as the Knights front line was in deep trouble. Frankton would hit two free throws with 29.4 left in the quarter and led 46-43 after three.

The Knights would tie things up in a hurry to start the fourth, getting a bucket from Trexler off a steal. Frankton would then hit, followed by a Blair three to tie the game at 48. Frankton then went on a 6-0 run to go up 54-48 before Holmes made it 54-50 before fouling out with 4:45 to go. Down 56-50 Blair would hit from behind the arch to make it 56-53 before Frankton answered with a three to make it 59-53. Jeff Finicle would then hit, followed by a Nose three to cut the deficit to 59-58 when perhaps the worst call of the game came. On a Frankton missed shot Carson Blair was called for a foul while blocking out and is verified on our video clips as a game changer. Instead of Southwood having the ball and a chance to take the lead, Frankton would hit a free throw, then a bucket to take a 62-58 lead with 2:00 to go. Texler would hit a free throw with 57.9 left to make it 62-59 and after playing great defense were forced to foul with 18.0 left. Frankton would miss the free throw, but grabbed the rebound with the Knights fouling again with 16.0 left on the clock. Frankton would hit both free throws to make it 64-59 with Martz racing down the floor and scoring with 9.2 left to make it 64-61. Southwood would foul with 7.8 on the clock with Frankton hitting one free throw for the 65-61 final. Numerous other Knights had multiple fouls.

Unofficially leading Southwood was Carson Blair with 25 points. Peyton Trexler added 12, Dallas Holmes 10, Matt Nose 6, Blake Martz 5, Jeff Finicle 2.


Knights Squeeze Past Squires For Sectional Title

After an exciting Friday night the Manchester and Southwood basketball teams met for the sectional championship at Oak Hill Saturday night. The Knights would be the favorite going in, but the Squires were smelling upset and were not going to make it easy on them. Southwood led most of the first quarter before Manchester made a run and led 16-14 after the first quarter. The Knights would respond in the second, grabbing the lead and holding on for a 54-49 win.

Southwood took off to a quick 5-0 lead off a Carson Blair three and a bucket from Peyton Trexler before Manchester answered with a two and a three from Brayden Casper to make it 5-5. Matt Nose and Koehl Fluke would trade buckets for a 7-7 score and were followed by Nose and Mason Hamby trading to make it 11-11. Hamby would then give the Squires their first lead before a Blair three gave the Knights a 14-13 lead. David McAtee would then hit a fade away three at the buzzer as the Squires were up 16-14 after one.

Hamby would get the first bucket of the second quarter to lead 18-14 and the Squires were leading 20-16 after a McAtee bucket when the Knights made a move. Trexler would connect for the Knights to start an 8-0 run for a 24-20 lead. After the Trexler bucket Nose would hit twice with Trexler adding another bucket. Hamby would stop the run with two free throws to make it 24-22 before Blake Martz hit a deuce and a three for a 29-22 lead. Hamby would get the final points of the quarter with a three as Southwood led 29-25 at the half.

Koehl Fluke would hit first in the third to make it 29-27 before it looked like the Knights might run away. Matt Nose would hit a three, followed by a Dallas Holmes bucket and a three from Blair. Nose would finish the 11-0 run with a three as the Knights opened a 40-27 lead. Brayden Casper would stop the run with a three and was followed by a bucket from Fluke as the Squires cut the deficit to 40-32 by the end of the third quarter.

Mason Hamby would hit a three to start the fourth quarter, cutting the Southwood lead to 40-35 when Holmes and Nose hit to make it 44-35. Back came the Squires with McAtee hitting, followed by a three from Fluke and two free throws from Hamby to make it 44-42. The Knights would answer with buckets from Holmes, Martz and Nose to get the lead to 50-42 when the Squires charged again. Hamby would connect and was followed by two McAtee free throws, then a three point play from McAtee to make it 50-49. The Knights held off the Squires charge, getting two buckets from Nose down the stretch to grab the sectional title 54-49.

Leading Southwood was Matt Nose with 24 points. Carson Blair added 9, Blake Martz 7, Peyton Trexler 6, Dallas Holmes 6, Jeff Finicle 2.

Leading Manchester was Mason Hamby with 20 points. Koehl Fluke added 11, David McAtee 10, Brayden Casper 8.

With the win Southwood will play Frankfort in the second game of the Lapel regional next Saturday. Madison Grant and Covington play the first game.


Squires-Knights To Meet For Sectional Championship

It was semi-final night at the Oak Hill sectional Friday with two county teams still alive for a chance to advance to the championship game on Saturday. I game one the Manchester Squires took on Rochester, a team they defeated on January 20th 86-37.

Manchester would handle the Zebras once more, getting two quick buckets from Mason Hamby and raced out to a 9-2 lead on their way to a 59-36 win, Up 5-2 after Hamby’s first two buckets, he would hit again and was followed by a Koehl Fluke bucket to lead 9-2. After Rochester made it 9-5 David McAtee would hit with the Squires getting a bucket from Kam Lester to end the quarter with Manchester leading 13-7.

Rochester would score the first 5 points of the second quarter before the Squires went running. McAtee would hit a free throw that was followed by a Koehl Fluke three before two more McAtee buckets. Mason Hamby would score the final bucket of the quarter as Manchester led 24-12 at the half.

The Squires would own the third quarter. McAtee would get it started with a three and was followed by two Hamby buckets to get the lead to 30-14. Leading 30-16 Hamby and McAtee would score 5 straight, followed by a Lester bucket to go up 38-16. The Squires kept their foot on the gas with Adam Byers and Kane Gable getting in on the scoring action before Lester scored the last two buckets of the quarter with Manchester leading 48-24 with a quarter to go.

Rochester would cut the Squires lead to 20 points at 50-30 midway through the quarter before Hamby, Lester and Brayden Casper hit to get the lead to 56-30 before going on to win 59-36.

Leading Manchester was Mason Hamby with 19 points. Kam Lester added 11, David McAtee 10, Koehl Fluke 8, Adam Byers 4, Kane Gable 3, Brayden Casper 2.


Game two was the much anticipated rematch between #8 Southwood and #3 Oak Hill. Back on January 10th the Eagles handed the Knights one of their four losses 83-61, so not just a trip to the sectional championship, but revenge was on the mind of the Knights. Using a patient offense, then sometimes stepping on the gas the Knights kept the Eagles grounded the entire night, pulling off a 60-52 upset.

Southwood jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead off buckets from Peyton Trexler and Carson Blair before Oak Hill answered with 5 points to take a 5-4 lead. The Knights would respond however with Dallas Holmes draining back to back three’s, followed by a Trexler bucket off a steal to take the lead back 12-5. Matt Nose would give Southwood a 14-7 lead before Oak Hill hit the final bucket of the quarter with the Knights leading 14-9.

Oak Hill would cut the lead to 14-12 early in the second before Holmes traded buckets with the Eagles three times, one being a three for a 21-18 lead. After two Blair free throws and a Nose bucket the Knights led 25-18 before the Eagles ended the quarter with 5 straight points to cut the Southwood lead to 25-23 at the half.

Jeffery Finicle would get the first bucket of the third quarter before Oak Hill hit a three and a two, grabbing a short lived 28-27 lead. The Knights would answer with 9 straight points to end the quarter that started with a Nose free throw. Blake Martz would put the Knights up three with a long ball and was followed by a Trexler bucket and a three from Blair to give Southwood a 36-28 lead with a quarter to go.

As would be expected the fourth would be a thriller. Nose would start the scoring with a free throw to make it 37-28 before an Oak Hill three cut the lead to 37-31. Blair would answer with a bucket before another Eagles three made it 39-34. Blair would come right back, draining a three that was followed by a Nose lay up off a fast break to give the Knights a 44-34 lead with 4:20 to play. Matt Nose would match an Oak Hill three to make it 47-37 when the Eagles started to make a run. Oak Hill cut the Knights lead to 47-42 before two Trexler free throws made it 49-42 with 2:57 remaining. The Eagles kept coming, cutting their deficit to 49-45 when Trexler scored off a steal and was followed by another Nose lay up off a fast break to get the lead to 53-45. With 1:52 left the score was 53-49 when the Knights blew two fast break attempts as their lead was just 53-52 with 1:06 left. Trying to trap, the Eagles would foul Blair who calmly sank both free throws for a 55-52 lead. Oak Hill would miss a quick shot and foul with 54.7 left . After a missed free throw the Eagles would shoot quick and crash the boards with the Knights grabbing the rebound and finding Nose for a bucket and a 57-52 lead. Trexler and Blair would then hit free throws the final few seconds as the Knights clipped the Eagles wings 60-52.

Leading the Knights was Carson Blair with 16 points. Matt Nose added 15, Dallas Holmes 13, Peyton Trexler 11, Blake Martz 3, Jeff Finicle 2.

With the win Southwood will meet Manchester at 7:30 Saturday for the sectional championship

Sorry for less than the usual number of pictures. I got caught up being a fan !!!


HCAC tourney run winds down in semifinals

HANOVER, IND. – Sophomore guard Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.) and junior guard Kenny Doss (Chicago, Ill.) turned in double-figure scoring efforts to guide Manchester University Saturday, Feb. 25.

Coach Gerad Good’s squad, seeking a fourth straight win, got out to cold shooting starts in each half and couldn’t manage to overcome 18 turnovers and a Mt. St. Joseph University side that hit better than 50 percent the field, which included eight three-pointers, as part of a 75-61 loss to the second seed in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference semifinal round action. Johnson and Doss did their level best to keep the Black and Gold (10-17) in range, as Johnson wound up his sophomore slate with seven straight double-digit point outcomes, tallying 24 to go with eight rebounds, two assists and three steals, while Doss contributed 14 points, two steals and a blocked shot.

Despite not hitting the 10-point mark until nearly seven minutes into the opening frame, MU managed to keep things close up to the midway point (17-16). However, MSJ took off on a 9-0 stretch at that point. The Black and Gold crept back within one (30-29) early in the second half but couldn’t quite get over the hump.

Combined six men’s and women’s athletes gain all-HCAC hoops honors

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A combined five men’s and women’s basketball team members were recognized from Manchester University on the 2017 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference awards, released Feb. 27 and March 1.

Coach Josh Dzurick’s women’s program, which concluded the 2016-17 season at 9-16 overall and 8-10 in the league, had senior guard Jenifer Lee (Rockville, Ind.) and sophomore guard Faith-Alexis Graham (Indianapolis, Ind.) placed on the honorable mention list and freshman guard Brianna Henson (Cicero, Ind.) named to the Sportsmanship team. Lee wrapped her final campaign in a Black and Gold uniform averaging 9.1 points and just under four rebounds per contest while leading Manchester University in steals (33) and ranking among the top three-point shooters in the HCAC, hitting 35 of 108 attempts for a 32.4 percent clip. Graham finished just out of the conference’s top 10 in assists, averaging 2.2 per game (No. 12) as part of a second-year slate in which she averaged 6.5 points per appearance and was the team leader in assists (57).

On the men’s side of the ledger, Coach Gerad Good’s crew, earning its second successive berth to the loop postseason tournament and gaining its first tourney win since 2011 as part of a 10-17 overall and 7-11 conference mark, placed senior guard Tyler Alexander (Indianapolis, Ind.) and sophomore guard Adrian Johnson (Indianapolis, Ind.) on the honorable mention roster. Senior guard Chase Casteel (Monrovia, Ind.) was named to the Sportsmanship squad.

Alexander was among the HCAC’s top four in scoring (18 ppg), field goal percentage (63.6) and rebounding (7.2 pg) and wound up in the top 10 in steals (1.3 pg). Johnson, picking up his second all-conference notification in a Spartans’ uniform after being named Freshman of the Year in 2016, averaged 16.2 points per contest and was the league’s steals’ leader (2.2 pg) while ranking ninth in free throw accuracy (81.7 percent).

Apaches Fall-Knights Top Norse In Sectional Quarter Finals

It was night two of the Oak Hill boys sectional with the semi-finals on the line. Manchester had already punched their ticket to Friday night with the remaining three county teams hoping to do the same. Wabash was up first, having the task of trying to defeat the #3 team in the state on their home floor, The Apaches played with the taller Eagles for a quarter and a half before the Oak Hill height took it’s toll, defeating Wabash 52-29. In game two Southwood and Northfield would collide for a third time this season with the Knights racing out to a 19-0 lead and defeating the Norse 72-52.

In game one Oak Hill led 3-0 when Trevor Daughtry hit to make it 3-2. Oak Hill would then score the next 4 points and led 7-2 before Daughtry scored off a steal and was followed by a Logan Vander Velden bucket to make it 7-6. The Eagles would answer with a three with Daughtry ending the quarter with a bucket as Wabash trailed 9-8.

Oak Hill would hit a three to start the second quarter before two Luke Mattern free throws made it 12-10. With Wabash trailing 15-12 after two Vander Velden free throws Oak Hill would go on an 11-0 run to open a 26-12 lead before Mattern drained a three from the top of the key as time expired with Oak Hill leading 26-15 at the half.

Oak Hill would get the first two points of the third quarter before a Mattern three made it 29-18. The Eagles would answer the three with 10 straight points as their lead grew to 39-20. Kaleb Kelsheimer stopped the run with a bucket before Oak Hill scored 7 straight and led 46-20. With Oak Hill up 48-23 Vander Velden would hit three free throws with .4 seconds left in the quarter as Oak Hill led 48-26 after three.

The Apaches would hit just one bucket in the fourth which was a three from Mattern, while Oak Hill hit just twice in the 52-29 final.

Leading Wabash was Luke Mattern with 11 points. Logan Vander Velden added 10, Trenton Daughtry 6, Kaleb Kelsheimer 2.


In game two the Knights would come out clicking on all cylinders, jumping out to a 19-0 lead. Peyton Trexler got things going, scoring off a steal with Matt Nose following with a bucket. After a second Trexler bucket Dallas Holmes would drain a three for a 9-0 lead with Trexler following with a bucket. Holmes would then hit his second long ball and was followed with a three from Carson Blair. Trexler would hit the final bucket of the run before Kyle Reed broke the ice for the Norse to make it 19-2. Dallas Holmes would then hit his third three pointer of the quarter before Cody Holmes and Reed hit to make it 22-6. Nose and Cody Holmes would trade buckets to end the quarter with Southwood leading 24-8.

The Holmes cousins would trade buckets to start the second quarter for a 26-10 score when Austin Trump hit, followed by Cody Holmes to cut the deficit to 26-14. The Norse would get the Knights lead to single digits after buckets from Trump and Reed to make it 29-20. With the score 30-21 Blake Martz drained a three that was matched by Trump to make it 33-24 before Trexler ended the quarter with a three as the Knights led 36-24 at the half.

Cody Holmes would hit two free throws to start the third quarter when the Knights decided to play long ball. Southwood would hit 7 three pointers in the quarter with Dallas Holmes and Blair hitting three each. Trexler would add a three as the Knights raced out to a 64-39 lead with a quarter to go.

The Knights would slow the game down in the fourth, running crucial time off the clock as the Norse tried to play catch up. Northfield would get a three from Jared Peas as the Norse out scored the Knights 12-8. Southwood had four different players score 2 points each in the quarter as they advanced to Friday with a 72-52 win.

Leading Southwood was Carson Blair with 23 points. Dallas Holmes added 22, Peyton Trexler 16, Matt Nose 6, Blake Martz 5.

Leading Northfield was Cody Holmes with 18 points. Austin Trump added 16, Kyle Reed 12, Jared Peas 3, Ryan Driscoll 2, Logan Peas 1.

Manchester will play Rochester in game one, with Southwood and Oak Hill doing battle in game two of the semi-finals Friday.


Squires Pull Off Thriller In Sectional Opener

Every year there is an upset in sectional play and the Manchester Squires wasted no time in making that happen, trailing by 8 to Lewis Cass in the fourth before getting some timely shooting and four great bounces on the rim at the buzzer to defeat the Kings 57-56.

Cass would jump out to a 10-0 lead to start the game with the Squires struggling to find the bucket. David McAtee would finally get the goose egg off the score board with two free throws, but the Squires couldn’t buy a bucket and trailed 15-2 after one quarter.

Manchester would get the first two points of the second quarter off two Mason Hamby free throws and finally got their first bucket of the game at the 6:24 mark when McAtee hit to make it 16-6. Cass would continue to take advantage of their height, leading 20-9 when Manchester picked up the pace against the slower Kings, getting a bucket from McAtee that started an 11-0 run. After the McAtee bucket Koehl Fluke would hit a bucket and a three, followed by an Adam Byers bucket and one from McAtee to end the quarter to tie the score 20-20 at the half.

The Squires led just twice in the game and the first lead would come early in the third. Down 24-21 McAtee would hit, followed by a Fluke three for a 25-24 lead. Cass would respond with a 6-0 run to go up 30-25 before McAtee drained a three for a 30-28 score. Again Cass would respond with a 6-0 run and led 36-28 before a McAtee bucket. With Cass leading 39-30 Brayden Casper would connect from behind the arch and after a McAtee bucket the Squires trailed 41-35 after three.

Cass would get the first bucket of the fourth quarter before Kam Lester drained a three. The Kings would build their lead to 48-40 as the Squires remained as calm as their coach on the sideline, getting a three from Fluke, then buckets from Hamby and Casper to cut the deficit to 50-47. Cass would then score two straight buckets to make it 54-47 when Manchester lit up the gym. Hamby would hit a three, then score off a fast break to make it 54-52 before a Cass bucket made it 56-52. Hamby would then calmly drain two free throws with 46.7 left to make it 56-54 with the Squires fouling with 38.7 left. Cass would miss the free throw with the Squires racing down the floor and Fluke draining a three with 31 seconds left to give Manchester a 57-56 lead. Cass would call time out with 12.8 on the clock and set up a play to work the ball down low with the shot going up with just 4 seconds on the clock, bouncing on the rim four times before rimming out and the Squires prevailing 57-56.

Leading the Squires was David McAtee with 18 points. Mason Hamby added 14, Koehl Fluke 13, Brayden Casper 7, Kam Lester 3, Adam Byers 2.

Manchester will now play Rochester in game one Friday.


Knights Win 18th In Season Finale

The Southwood Knights wrapped up a successful regular season Friday, defeating Bluffton 88-45 to finish the season 18-4.

The Knights would all but put the game away in the first, jumping out to a 24-12 lead, then bettered those numbers in the second when they went off for 33 points and led 57-22 at the half.

Southwood would take the foot off the gas pedal in the second half as Bluffton won the third quarter 14-11 as the Knights led 68-36 after three on their way to the 88-45 senior night win.

Finicle 10pts. 2ast. 1reb. 1st
Holmes 16pts. 6reb. 3ast. 2st
Trexler. 24pts 3reb. 5st
Blair. 14pts. 3ast. 5reb. 4st
Nose 16pts. 2ast 1st 1bl
Martz 2pts. 1reb. 2st. 3ast
Farlow. 2pts. 2st
Winer 1reb
Barney 2pts 1reb


The JV Knights finished their season at 17-5 with a 41-33 win over the Bluffton Tigers.

The Knights scored 8 points in the entire first half, but exploded for 19 in the third quarter and 14 in the 4th to win by 8.

Ethen Roberts had 16 points and 7 steals for the Knights. Jackson Simons had 13 points and 5 rebounds. Braden Barney added 7 points 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. Luke Winer had 2 points and 4 rebounds. Dylan Filip had 2 points and 5 rebounds. Gabe Lloyd completed the scoring with 1 free throw.

Squires Suffer Tough Road Loss

The Manchester Squires finished the regular season on the road at 4A Goshen Friday, falling behind 15-4 after one before losing 60-43 to the Redhawks.

The Squires could find the bucket in the first quarter, getting two free throws and a bucket from Brayden Casper and trailed 15-4 after one. The pace was slow in the second as Goshen won the quarter 10-7. David McAtee had two  buckets for Manchester with Mason Hamby adding a bucket and Adam Byers a free throw. Manchester trailed 25-11 at the half.

The pace of the game would pick up in the third as the Squires started to get out of their offensive funk. Hamby and McAtee would each hit three times with Kam Lester and Koehl Fluke each adding a free throw. The Squires trailed 45-26 after three.

Manchester would win the fourth 17-15. Casper would hit three times with Hamby adding a bucket and a three. McAtee would add a three with Fluke adding a bucket as the Squires fell 60-43.

Leading Manchester was Mason Hamby with 15 points. David McAtee added 13, Brayden Casper 10, Koehl Fluke 3, Adam Byers 1, Kam Lester 1.

Norse Give #1 Oak Hill A Scare

The Northfield boys basketball team had the task of hosting the #1 team in the state in their final regular season game of the season Friday, giving Oak Hill all they wanted before falling 74-66 to the Eagles.

The Norse played even with Oak Hill in the first with the score being tied at 17 after the first quarter. Oak Hill would out score Northfield 16-13 in the second and led the Norse 33-30 at the half.

Oak Hill would build on their lead in the third, winning the quarter 24-17 to lead 57-47 with a quarter to go before the Norse made a push in the fourth, getting within three before the Eagles hit free throws down the stretch for the 74-66 final.

#11 Austin Trump – 10 points, 6 assists, 3 steals, 1 rebound
#20 Logan Peas – 2 points
#21 Jared Peas – 1 rebound
#22 Kyle Reed – 18 points, 2 assists, 10 rebounds, 1 steal
#25 Nate Drancik –
#33 Ryan Driscoll – 13 points, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 rebound
#44 Joe Halderman – 1 steal, 2 rebounds, 3 assists
#55 Cody Holmes – 23 points, 12 rebounds, 6 blocks, 3 assists


The Northfield junior varsity fell to Oak Hill 61-44.

#11 Liam Johnson – 6 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound
#20 Logan Peas – 6 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
#21 Jared Peas – 19 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
#22 Nate Drancik – 4 points, 2 blocks, 1 rebound, 1 assist
#25 Graydon Craig – 7 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block
#30 Daniel Driscoll – 2 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
#32 Peyton Frye –
#33 Jasper Long – 1 assist
#34 Gage Watkins –
#42 Blakley Stevens –