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Senior Spotlight

Name: Logan Peas School: Northfield Sport: Basketball Favorite Sport: Basketball Favorite Athlete: Klay Thompson Post-High School Plans: Attend college Favorite Candy: Kit-Kat Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: Culver’s Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious Favorite M

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Southwood defense leads rout of Northfield

PASS: Southwood’s Dallas Holmes passes to a teammate during the Knights’ game against Northfield on Friday.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com Expectations ahead of Friday’s boys’ basketball showdown between Northfield and Southwood varied wildly. With both programs in different states of transition, little was known of what to expect in the contest

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Norse flash brilliance in win over Knights

STEAL: Northfield’s Abbey Ross breaks into the open court after coming away with a steal during the second half of Friday’s game against Southwood.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com The Norse girls’ basketball team has dropped two games this season, both in gut-punching fashion. But if head coach Melissa Allen has learned anything this season, its that losses won’t keep Northfield down.

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Squires stay perfect in TRC play

Staff reports Manchester’s girls’ basketball team upped its win streak to three games with a 40-29 win at home against Whitko while remaining unbeaten in Three Rivers Conference (TRC) play. “Our defense did a good job of forcing them to take tough

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Apaches earn first win at Braves since 1975

DRIVE: Wabash’s Trenton Daughtry (left) prepares to drive past his defender during the Apaches’ game against Maconaquah on Friday.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com BUNKER HILL — A week after scraping by Whitko at home, Wabash began a six-game road swing visiting Maconaquah Friday, the only trip to Miami County this season. An explosive night from Trenton Daughtry, who matched his

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Indians earn convincing win over Knights

POST: Southwood’s Erin Lehner (14, center) and Sierra Stout (right) defend Mississinewa’s Caily Bolser (42, left) in the post during Wednesday’s game.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com GAS CITY -- There was no smile on Omega Tandy’s face and a sound of concern in her voice. Her Mississinewa girls basketball team had just put the finishing touches on a 69-31 win over Southwood, but with a Central

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Senior Spotlight

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com Justin Samons School: Wabash Sport: Football Favorite Sport: Football Favorite Athlete: Antonio Brown Post-High School Plans: Become a welder Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: Mi Pueblo Favorite Candy: Kit-Kat Favorite Movi

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Norse fall to hot-shooting Cavaliers

Staff reports The Norse boys’ basketball team dropped its second contest of the season on the road on Wednesday, falling to Fort Wayne Canterbury 77-45. Cavaliers guard Noah Drapala scorched the nets on the night, connecting on eight three-pointers en route t

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Apache swimming falls to Zebras

DIVE: Wabash's Leigha Boggs competes in diving during Tuesday's meet against Rochester.

- Staff reports Wabash’s boys’ and girls’ swim teams hosted Rochester at the Wabash County YMCA on Tuesday evening. The girls’ team lost 122-46 while the boys’ team fell 104-50. The lone winner in the boys’ meet for the Apaches w

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Senior Spotlight

Name: Logan Peas School: Northfield Sport: Basketball Favorite Sport: Basketball Post-High School Plans: Kit-Kat Favorite Candy: Kit-Kat Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: Culver's Favorite Movie: Fast and Furious Favorite Music: All music Favorite High School Memory:

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Knights, Norse to meet in Friday doubleheader

DRIBBLE: Manchester’s Eva Bazzoni (left) drives past Northfield’s Emma Hoover during Saturday’s game.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com Southwood and Northfield will renew their rivalry, this time on the hardwood, on Friday in a doubleheader with the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Meanwhile, conference play continues around the County. &#

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Senior Spotlight

Name: MaKayla Bechtold School: Southwood Sport: Basketball Favorite Sport: Basketball Favorite Athlete: Maggie Ball Post-High School Plans: Attend IWU or Purdue to study design Favorite Candy: Kit-Kat Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: McDonald’s Favorite Movie:

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Southwood, Northfield, Manchester battle in upcoming doubleheaders

JUMPER: Southwood’s Gabe Lloyd shoots a jumper during Friday’s game against Huntington North.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com While Southwood and Northfield meet for the first of at least two times this season, Manchester will join the Norse and Knights in a back-to-back over the weekend while Wabash continues Three Rivers Conference (TRC) play

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Dale reaches 1,000 points in Norse victory

Staff reports With her first basket on the road against Taylor High School on Tuesday, Northfield Jr./Sr. High School’s Ariel Dale became the latest member of the 1,000-point club for the Norse program. Dale finished with 10 points on the night to help the No

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Unger's career night sends Apaches past Tigers

PASS: Wabash's Hope Unger (left) looks for a teammate during the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game against Bluffton.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com Wabash High School's Hope Unger has found herself in an unfamiliar position for much of the Apaches season. A move made out of necessity took Unger from her role as a spot-up shooter to point guard. And while it’s

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Apaches repeat as Wabash County champs

TAKEDOWN: Manchester’s Delton Moore (standing) takes down his Northfield opponent during Saturday’s Wabash County Invitational.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com NORTH MANCHESTER – It was no secret that the Wabash County Invitational title would come down to one match on Saturday at Manchester. After opening wins against Southwood and Northfield, the Wabash and Manchester w

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Bazzoni, Fierstos lead Squires to upset of Norse

CELEBRATE: Manchester’s team races onto the court to celebrate after Saturday’s win over Northfield.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com If last season’s upset of Northfield’s girls’ basketball team by Manchester was shocking, Saturday’s contest was something much, much more. Shorthanded, on the road and facing a better version of

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Knights knock off Zebras at home

Staff reports Southwood’s girls’ basketball team picked up a wire-to-wire victory to open Three Rivers Conference (TRC) play at home on Saturday. The Knights opened up a 12-5 lead over Rochester after one quarter and led 19-14 at the break before playin

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