Northfield football coach Brandon Baker will be conducting the annual football clinic
the week of June 10-13 at Northfield High School. Cost is $30 for the first child and
$20 for all others in the same family. Checks should be made payable to “Northfield
High School.” Clinic forms may be picked up at the NHS, Metro Elementary or
Sharp Creek offices. Forms should be dropped off at the NHS Athletic Office or
sent to NHS “c/o Coach Baker”.
Any boy entering grades 4-8 may attend. The clinic will run from 6:00-7:30 pm each
If you have any questions, please contact Coach Baker at 574-453-6581.
Northfield football coach Brandon Baker will be conducting the annual football clinic the week of June 10-13 at Northfield High School. Cost is $30 for the first child and $20 for all others in the same family. Checks should be made payable to “Northfield High School.” Clinic forms may be picked up at the NHS, Metro Elementary or Sharp Creek offices. Forms should be dropped off at the NHS Athletic Office or sent to NHS “c/o Coach Baker”.
Any boy entering grades 4-8 may attend. The clinic will run from 6:00-7:30 pm each day. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Baker at 574-453-6581
Northfield senior Jared Kirtlan is headed for NAIA Kentucky Christian University next year. Kirtlan, a multi sport athlete at Northfield will be playing football for the Knights in the fall of 2013 after signing a national letter of intent Tuesday.
Kentucky Christian is located in Grayson Kentucky which is about two hours southeast of Cincinnati. The Knights football program has only been in existence since 2008 and were ranked #25 this past year. Kentucky Christian is coached by Gene Peterson.
Peterson said he recruited Kirtlan because he liked the way Jared ran his routes. Kirtlan said he hopes to see some playing time as a freshman, maybe as a returner then make the receiving squad the following year if not before.
Kirtlan also said he chose Kentucky Christian because it was a small school and he liked the teacher to student ratio. Jared will be studying nursing, in which Kentucky Christian is one of the top nursing schools in the nation.
Pictured front row L-R : Cathy Kirtlan(mother), Jared Kirtlan, Steve Kirtlan(father)
Back row L-R : Northfield principal Mike Keaffaber, Chad Kirtlan(brother), Andrea Kirtlan(sister), Northfield A.D. Tony Uggen
Congratulations to Northfield’s Kyle Houlihan who was recently named First Team Academic All-State by the Indiana Football Coaches’ Association. Houlihan played offensive line and also played defensive linebacker.
Greg Miller has been named the 6th head football coach at Manchester High School after a vote of the Manchester Community School Board on Tuesday. A lifetime resident of North Manchester, Miller graduated from Manchester High School in 1992 with an Academic Honors Diploma and Manchester College in 1997 with a degree in elementary education and middle school mathematics. Miller has been the 7th grade mathematics teacher for the past 14 years in the North Miami School Corporation.
As the North Miami High School varsity football coach for the past nine years, Miller was named the TRC Coach of the Year in 2007 and has coached seven All-State Players and two Academic All-State Players. His 2012 team won the Class 1A Sectional championship. His coaching record for the past six years is 45 wins and 24 losses.
Miller previously served as the Manchester freshman and 8th grade head coach and was a volunteer varsity assistant coach during his collegiate years. He was a remediation and math teacher previously for Manchester Community Schools.
“We are excited to have Greg Miller return as a Squire to lead our football program! His past successes and credibility with our community are immediate positives, but we also know that his enthusiasm and passion for Squire football will be contagious and what we need most!”
The Associated Press has released its 2012 football allstate selections with five Wabash county players making honorable mention.
In class 2A Manchester running back Jacob Casper and line backer Jim Sainsbury were selected.
In 1A, three Southwood Knights made honorable mention.
Nathan Hollars at running back, Brett Wyatt at offensive lineman and Josh Sears at linebacker.
Congratulations to all five players for their hard work paying off.
ANDERSON, IND. – A stout defensive effort and a quick start helped Manchester University put the exclamation point on a historic 2012 season Saturday, Nov. 10.
Coach Shannon Griffith’s Spartans (6-4, 6-2 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) limited host Anderson University (0-10, 0-8 HCAC) to 98 total yards and rolled to a 38-0 win in the annual Bronze Ball Trophy game. Manchester’s offense produced 354 yards with 238 coming on the ground.
Sophomore return specialist Brice Peyton (Covington, Ind.) opened a 21-point first quarter barrage with a 67-yard punt return for a score on MU’s first offensive chance. Sophomore running back Austin Adams (Dowagiac, Mich.) and junior quarterback Nick Williams (Fort Wayne, Ind.) added rushing touchdowns to close the first stanza.
The visitors weren’t done moving the ball in the opening half, either. A five-yard dive from senior fullback/tight end Dante Dinkins (East Chicago, Ill.), one of two red zone scores for him, made MU four-for-four in possessions and touchdowns in the first half. The half ended with the Black and Gold going seven yards in two plays to a close a 28-0 lead.
MU did manage to add 10 more points in the second half despite Anderson’s defense stiffening in the second half by forcing four punts and a fumble. Dinkins bowled in from two yards out, and senior placekicker Kyle Evans (Winamac, Ind.) drilled a 44-yard field goal to wrap up the Spartans’ 38-point total.
Williams and senior wide receiver Kurt Monix (Crown Point, Ind.) led the offense. Williams rushed for an even 100 yards, while Monix hauled in a combined five receptions from Williams and freshman signal caller Logan Haston (Avon, Ind.) for 101 yards. On the defensive end of the equation, the duo of junior linebacker Zach Dashner (South Bend, Ind.) and sophomore defensive lineman Stephen Coble (Edwardsburg, Mich.) paced the shutout. Dashner registered eight tackles and a sack, while Coble proved to a thorn in the Ravens’ offense’s side all day with four tackles for losses and three sacks.
NOTES – The victory cinched the program’s first out-right winning season since 1997. … That was also the same season that Manchester’s defense registered a shutout. … Anderson leads the all-time series 45-21-1 but the Black and Gold has won four of the last five.