After careful consideration and extensive deliberations, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Council of Presidents has voted unanimously to postpone conference competition in fall season sports that are classified as high risk by the NCAA.

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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

Eagles fall to Legacy Christian

Halle, Josie Briner qualify for state

Northfield opens sectional with dominant win

Eagles take home tourney title

After growing up around the Manchester University women’s golf team, Bella Carrillo’s decision of where her next stop in her golf career would be was never a difficult one.

Squires blank Triton on Senior Night

NORTH MANCHESTER - The Peru girls’ basketball team saw things snowball in multiple ways on the road against Manchester on Wednesday night.

Knights fall to Norse on mats

Norse fall to ranked Spartans

CONVERSE - Southwood head coach John Burrus had grown tired of giving post-game talks about moral victories to his side. A fourth-quarter rally on the road against rivals Oak Hill ensured a different type of post-game atmosphere on Tuesday.

The Wabash and Manchester boys’ basketball teams square off for yet another high-profile clash to highlight the action this upcoming week.

FAIRMOUNT — Madison-Grant’s ability to turn defense to offense at a rapid pace spelled trouble for Northfield Saturday night.

In the first meeting between the two sides, Elijah Vander Velden led a second-half surge by the Wabash boys’ basketball team to earn a comeback win over Southwood in the Wabash County Tournament with a career-high 29 points.

Squires sweep weekend doubleheader

DENVER — The last of the Wabash County girls’ basketball teams to ring in 2020 finally did so Saturday night as Manchester traveled west to face North Miami.

On a night when everything went right for the Southwood girls’ basketball team at home on Saturday, the Apaches still nearly pulled out an improbable win.

Conference titles may not be won in January but in the case of the Northfield girls’ basketball team, they certainly could have been lost.

Norse set school record in win

PERU – Originally Wednesday night’s TRC wrestling at Peru was a straight dual match against Northfield.

MARION – RaShaya Kyle has been setting Marion girls’ basketball scoring records this season that will be difficult — if not improssible — to beat. 

Mississinewa boys’ basketball head coach James Reed expected his side to be rusty after an eleven-day layoff since its last contest. Fortunately, a fast start and a faster finish by the Indians on the road against Southwood on Wednesday allowed ample room for struggles.

In its return to the home court for the first time since winning the Wabash County Tournament on Monday, the Northfield girls’ basketball team flexed its muscle across the final three quarters to earn a comfortable 58-35.

After a long holiday break, Wabash County teams return to the hardwood this week by jumping headfirst back into conference and intra-county action. 

BUNKER HILL — Starting 2020 on the right foot was the goal for Wabash with a visit to Maconaquah on the girls’ basketball agenda Saturday night.

Apaches, Squires take part in IHSWCA Team State Tournament

The Huntington North and Wabash boys basketball teams squared off in North Arena on Friday evening, with the visiting Apaches earning a 45–37 victory when the final horn had sounded at the end of the night.

Having officially turned over the calendars to 2020, the Wabash Plain Dealer will continue its look back to the best moments, teams and athletes of 2019 by looking at the top female athletes of the year.

Having officially turned over the calendars to 2020, the Wabash Plain Dealer will continue its look back to the best moments, teams and athletes of 2019 by looking at the top male athletes of the year.

The Northfield girls’ basketball coaching staff knew that Emma Hoover was due to break out of her shooting slump. She hardly could have picked a better time to finally catch fire.

Southwood ruled the morning on Saturday in the JV championship games at the Wabash County Tournament. To kick off the morning, the Knight girls’ basketball team scored the first 13 points and 18 of the first 21 to dominate the Norse from start to finish for a 45-27 win.

Entering the Wabash County Tournament, the Wabash boys’ basketball team had heard and felt the footsteps of county teams closing in on them following their slow start to the 2019-20 season. By weekend’s end, the Apaches had sent a message to the rest of the county.

Expected to come in as one of the favorites both in the county and conference this season, the Wabash boys’ basketball team has had to do some soul-searching in the opening month of the season. If Friday was any sign of what’s to come, though, the Apaches may be rounding back into form at ju…

Wabash girls’ basketball head coach Matt Stone has spent much of the last week scratching his head while looking for solutions to the struggles of his side. On Saturday, he and the Apaches headed into the holidays with a lot more solutions.

Squires take second at invite

PERU – Leads in the fourth quarter are not an item Southwood has had the pleasure of holding many times during the current girls’ basketball campaign.

PERU – The last game before Christmas for Southwood and Peru was an early chance for one of the two teams to take a frontrunner spot in the TRC boys’ basketball title race.

NORTH MANCHESTER ­– In search of its 10th consecutive victory of the season, the Manchester wrestling team turned to a couple of stalwarts to bring the win home on Thursday. Hosting Three Rivers Conference rivals Rochester, Elijah Burlingame and Dylan Stroud earned a first-period pinfall win…

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After long proving herself as one of the best on the diamond in Wabash County, Southwood’s MaKenna Pace won’t have to go far to continue her softball career. On Wednesday, Pace signed her letter of intent to Indiana Wesleyan University.

In the final week of the regular season in 2019, intra-county match-ups are aplenty in both girls and boys basketball as part of a busy week and finish to the year.