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Depth pays off as Squires win at home

THREE: Manchester’s Kam Lester shoots a corner three-pointer during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game against Fort Wayne Smith Academy.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com NORTH MANCHESTER – In his many years of coaching, Manchester boys’ head coach Mark Underwood can think of few teams that are as deep as this year’s Squires. His depth was on full display on Tuesday at h

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Squires close strong against Blackhawk for win

- Staff reports Manchester’s girls’ basketball team earned its second straight road win on Tuesday with a 41-30 result at Fort Wayne Blackhawk. I am very pleased with the way we were able to win this game at the free throw line tonight,” head coac

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Postponements and reschedulings The Three Rivers Conference swimming and diving and wrestling meets, scheduled for Saturday at Maconaquah, have been rescheduled due to impending inclement weather. The swimming and diving meet will start on Thursday at 6 p.m.

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TRC race hits home stretch in girls season

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com The Three Rivers Conference (TRC) race for the girls’ basketball season enters the home stretch in the penultimate week of the conference season with much yet to be determined.   Northfield (17-2)vs. Madison-G

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Apaches look to keep control of TRC

PASS: Wabash’s Trenton Daughtry makes a pass to a teammate during the Apaches’ game against Southwood earlier this season.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com After wins over Manchester and Southwood, the Wabash boys’ basketball team not only sits in the driver’s seat for the Three Rivers Conference (TRC) title but also an undefeated conference season.  Wabash

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Norse extend win streak to 12 games with road wins

DEFENSE: Northfield’s Kyra Kennedy defends a Mississinewa opponent during the Norse’s game against the Indians on Thursday.

By Trent Scott - sports@perutribune.com DENVER – In one of the last major tilts left on the TRC girls’ basketball schedule, North Miami and A No. 4 Northfield met Friday night to determine which team would stay locked in a tie at the top of the conferen

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Daughtry's big night sends Wabash past Squires

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com NORTH MANCHESTER – Five weeks, or thirty-five days to be more exact, would determine what type of season Wabash’s boys’ basketball team would have in 2018-19. Since a Nov. 30 win over Whitko at home, Wa

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Norse earn first TRC win of season

BY Trent Scott - sports@perutribune.com DENVER – While the girls’ basketball game was a bout between two teams trying to stay in a tie for first place in the TRC, North Miami and Northfield’s meeting in the boys’ basketball game was about ge

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Southwood rally falls short on road

Staff reports For the second time in four games, Southwood’s Dallas Holmes lit up the scoreboard for the Knight boys’ basketball team. However, like his 40-point effort against Mississinewa earlier in the month, the Knights couldn’t make good on H

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Basketball postponements Saturday's snow shower brought with it multiple postponements of sporting events on the evening. The girls' basketball game with Wabash and Manchester was postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17 with the JV tip-off slated for

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Senior Spotlight

Kennidy Lauer School: Manchester Sport: Basketball Favorite Sport: Basketball Favorite Athlete: Jirni Cripe Post-High School Plans: Go to Purdue University to further my studies Favorite Candy: Butterfinger Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: Chick-fil-a Favorite Movie:

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Squires survive battle with Tigers

DRIVE: Manchester’s Kennedy Fierstos drives past an opponent during Wednesday’s game against Peru.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com PERU – Dropping its first TRC girls’ basketball game of the season to North Miami dragged Manchester into a four-way tie for first in the conference. The Squires managed to avoid a second-straight loss to a M

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Squires finish dual meet season on high Manchester’s wrestling team finished its dual season with an 18-3 mark with a 57-15 win over Triton on the road. Pinfall winners for the Squires on the night were Brady Wiley at 120 pounds, Dylan Stroud at 126 pounds, A

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