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Norse fall to No. 3 ranked Pioneer in sectional opener

SWING: Northfield’s Addi Baker swings at a pitch during the Norse’s sectional game against Pioneer at North Miami on Monday.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com DENVER — The Northfield softball team could hardly have been given a tougher challenge to open the postseason. In Monday’s Class A Sectional 50 opener at North Miami, the Norse squared off with No. 3-ranked P

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Manchester boys’ golf takes part in invite The Manchester boys’ golf team shot a 336 on Monday evening in the Warsaw Bob Turner Classic at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club. Penn High School won the Classic with a team score of 293. Individually, Manchester&

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Norse, Wabash take part in Chris Rood Memorial

SLIDE: Northfield’s Clayton Tomlinson slides into third during a game earlier this season for the Norse.

Staff reports At the Chris Rood Memorial on Saturday at Wabash, the Apache baseball team opened the day with a win over Fairfield before falling to Class 3A No. 1 Western in the championship contest 7-0. Fellow Wabash County resident Northfield finished the day wit

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Reed's big night guides Apaches into regionals

RACE: Wabash’s Zack Reed (right) races in the 3,200-meter relayanchor leg against Eastbrook’sNathan Brainer during Thursday’s Marion track sectional at Indiana Wesleyan University.

BY Scott Hunt - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com MARION—Wabash High School freshman Zack Reed made quite an impression in his first-ever track sectional competition Thursday evening. Reed started his evening at the Indiana Wesleyan University track and field stadi

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Squires earn third-straight sectional crown

CHAMPIONS: Manchester’s girls’ tennis team poses with the sectional trophy after earning a 4-1 win over Southwood on Friday at Thrush Courts.

BY JACOB RUDEand TRENT SCOTT - sports@wabashplaindealer.com PERU – Friday’s sectional title for Manchester’s girls’ tennis team did not come as a surprise. Head coach Joel Eichenauer admitted as much. But that didn’t take away from the

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Golden Eagles score early, hold off Norse

By Chuck Landis - clandis@chronicle-tribune MIER — Oak Hill honored its senior softball players Friday evening and Sierra Selleck was getting a rare start in the pitching circle. The senior proceeded to make the game extra special, weaving a masterful complet

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Knights knock off Norse, move to semis

RETURN: Northfield’s Kelcie Thomson returns a shot during Wednesday’s sectional contest against Southwood at Thrust Tennis Courts in Peru.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com PERU – Back on April 25, Southwood defeated Northfield 4-1 with wins at all three singles positions and at No. 1 doubles Fast forwarding to May 16 saw a few changes to the Norse lineup but a similar result in the end as

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Squires grind out win over Peru

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com PERU – The biggest roadblock between Manchester and a third-straight Peru Girls’ Tennis Sectional title was the very first thing they would have to overcome. The Squires drew the sectional hosts, the only squad to

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Manchester knocks off Zebras in TRC finale

Staff reports The Manchester softball team capped off the Three Rivers Conference (TRC) season in style on Wednesday night, knocking off Rochester 6-5 on the road. The Zebras had already captured the conference title but entered the contest having not dropped a con

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Wabash's Wyatt, Norse relay team capture sectional titles

RELAY: Northfield's Kyra Kennedy takes the baton fora leg of the 1,600-meter relay during Tuesday's sectional meet at Indiana Wesleyan University.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com MARION—Wabash County had a pair of champions crowned and advanced a nice contingent of athletes out of the Marion girls track and field sectional at Indiana Wesleyan University Tuesday evening. Norwell ran away with

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Squires send six to regional meet

Staff reports The Manchester girls’ track team saw a handful of athletes advance out of the Rochester sectional on Tuesday. Kailea Kerr and Gabby Brewer each had runner-up finishes in the 400-meter dash and long jump, respectively. The 3,200-meter relay team

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