Nearly one week after initially placing limits on the spectators that could attend the state tournament and six days removed from postponing the tournament indefinitely, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) officially canceled the state tournament on Thursday.

Seventy-one Indiana high school seniors – 39 boys and 32 girls – have been chosen as first-team Academic All-State by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced Tuesday.

After racing through the conference with an unblemished, the Wabash boys’ basketball team placed three players on the Three Rivers Conference (TRC) All-Conference team.

Southwood boys’ basketball head coach John Burrus has had a lot of experiences he can call back on both in his 21-year coaching career as well as his playing days. But nothing quite could prepare him, or the rest of the state, for what transpired over the course of last week.

On Friday afternoon, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) announced the postponement of the boys’ basketball state tournament in a statement. The move came as a result of the growing concerns of the coronavirus.

The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) announced via press conference from commissioner Bobby Cox on Thursday morning that the state basketball tournament would continue but would crowds would be severely limited moving forward. The move comes as a response to attempt to stem t…

UPLAND – Baseball is noted for having ups and downs and Taylor already has experienced both in the first month of the 2020 season.

Though the Wabash boys’ basketball season came to an end unceremoniously with a shocking loss in the sectional semi-final against Fort Wayne Canterbury, individually and as a team, the Apaches left an indelible mark on the program’s history books.

PONETO – Every sectional title is as different as it special. Southwood’s boys’ basketball team has had its share of dramatic and memorable championships in recent seasons. And even if Saturday’s final at Southern Wells against Lakeland Christian was devoid of suspense, the title will resona…

NORTH MANCHESTER – Every memorable comeback story has to have someone on the losing side. On Friday, the Wabash boys’ basketball team were forced into that role.

Manchester announced a pair of college signings for standout athletes this winter. Bryce Kamphues will continue his football career with College of Wooster in Ohio while Trey Clark will continue his track career at Trine University.

Earlham College senior Chainey Zolman was named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference team, unveiled Wednesday morning.

After the opening round of sectional play on Tuesday, three Wabash County teams remain alive in sectional play heading into the weekend.

Huge second half sends Norse to semis

NORTH MANCHESTER – Multiple times on Tuesday night, the Squire boys’ basketball team looked dead in the water, perhaps none more so than after falling behind by 10 points early in the fourth quarter against Fort Wayne Canterbury in the sectional opener.

NORTH MANCHESTER – On a night where Trenton Daughtry had carried the Apache offense for the near entirety of the opening three quarters in the sectional opener against Bluffton, Paul Wright’s message to his side was simple.

Dale, Blossom compete at state finals Both Northfield’s Grant Dale and Wabash’s Seth Blossom competed at the weekend’s boys’ swimming state finals. Blossom took 25th in the 500-yard freestyle with a personal-best of 4:48 to cap off his freshman season.

PERU – Wabash boys’ basketball head coach Paul Wright spent the days leading up to Friday’s showdown with Peru bugging his side about their desire to share. Unlike most times coaches bring up sharing, Wright was not pleading with his team to pass the ball in this instance.

Sturtsman named NCBWA Pitcher of Week

A trio of Norse earned Three Rivers Conference (TRC) girls’ basketball All-Conference honors to lead all schools, as announced last week.

In the final night of regular season action, an exciting Three Rivers Conference (TRC) finale is set to end the season with a bang.

Apaches survive tough test

NORTH MANCHESTER – Tuesday’s meeting between Manchester and Whitko’s boys’ basketball teams showcased how one of the area’s top rivalries has fallen on leaner times in recent years. Once a match-up that filled gymnasiums and featured some of the state’s best, the intrigue was still apparent …

After seven years at the helm, Manchester Greg Miller has stepped down as head football coach, both he and the school announced in a joint release late last week.

Emotions were running high at home on Saturday for the Wabash boys’ basketball team, perhaps a bit too high at times. In front of a packed house on Senior Night, the Apache boys’ basketball team was forced to play catch up with Blackford much of the night and could not get over the hump, fal…

INDIANAPOLIS — Wabash County’s trio of underclass wrestlers each experienced the difficulty that most often accompanies earning a trip to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the Indiana high school state wrestling championships.

Squires drop narrow contest with Braves

Wabash head coach Jake O’Neill called this weekend’s state tournament a celebration to close the season. It’s a fitting way to look at the final event of the year in which the Apaches will send a pair of grapplers in Ethan Higgins and Grant Warmuth while Manchester’s Dylan Stroud will join as well.

BUNKER HILL – As the second quarter of Tuesday’s TRC boys’ basketball game went on, Northfield found itself hanging around with Maconaquah, one of the four teams still within touching distance of the conference title.

Squires fall on road to Eagles

WABASH – One could have excused the Wabash boys’ basketball team for having wandering eyes in Tuesday’s match-up at home against Eastbrook. With a pair of high-profile match-ups set for the coming weekend, the one-win Panthers could have easily been a stumbling block for Wabash.

Eagles fall to Legacy Christian

Entering the final weeks of the regular season, boys’ basketball action in the area has begun to wind down, though the importance of the games has certainly picked up.

Norse fall on road to Bluffton

SHARPSVILLE – On the brink of a regional title repeat on Saturday night, the Northfield girls’ basketball team faltered for the first time in weeks.

PERU – A crucial TRC boys’ basketball game was on tap at the Tig-Arena Friday night as Peru hosted Manchester with the home team looking to stay in control of its conference destiny while the visitors needed a win in order to stay alive in the title race.

Three Wabash County wrestlers qualified for the state finals at Saturday’s semi-state meet held at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.

In recent seasons, Southwood and Maconaquah’s boys’ basketball teams have met in thrilling, high-stakes contests with plenty of drama and excitement. Friday’s meeting between the two sides was the rare, extreme exception.

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne will house the annual semi-state wrestling meet with dozens upon dozens of wrestlers vying or a berth to the state finals. Among those participants will be a handful of representatives from Wabash County, highlighted by a pair of regional …

For the second straight season, the Northfield girls’ basketball team will lace up for regional play on Saturday. And for the second straight season, the Norse will enter as heavy favorites to advance to semi-state.

Mother Nature may have forced the Manchester boys’ basketball team into an extraordinarily long delay between games but few would have been able to tell based on Tuesday’s performance.

With the girls’ basketball season largely wrapped up outside of another Northfield postseason run, focus turns to the final month of the boys’ basketball regular season.

WALTON — As they got off the bus at about 10:25 p.m. Saturday after the drive back from Lewis Cass High School a fire truck-guided caravan around town, the players on the Rochester girls basketball team got in a circle to soak up their accomplishments.

Halle, Josie Briner qualify for state

PERU – A pair of Wabash County wrestlers earned regional titles at Peru on Saturday, highlighting a day with a host of semi-state qualifiers.