Manchester’s boys basketball team finished nearly .500 last season but while they graduated some of their top scorers from a year ago, the Squires have plenty of talent returning this year starting with Gavin Betten, who averaged nearly 20 points a game on 52 percent shooting.

The fighting Wabash Apaches improved to 2-1 on the season by edging the previously unbeaten Delta Eagles 62-58 before a packed house Saturday night at Coolman Arena.

With new varsity head coach Christian Perry leading the Knights this year, Southwood’s varsity boys basketball team is ready to take advantage of their returning talent and continue their winning ways after a 14-12 season in 2022 that ended with their third sectional title in as many years.

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to properly reflect where Andrew Dillon will be playing baseball.

The Southwood Lady Knight’s JV and Varsity squads proved too much for the Oak Hill Lady Golden Eagles Tuesday night as both Southwood teams harassed a taller Oak Hill team with full court presses and fast breaking offenses.

Manchester head coach Alyx Brandewie will be the first to tell you that no one on his coaching staff or in his locker room is satisfied with the final record of the Squires’ football season but on the whole, he’ll challenge you to find a team with more fight throughout a 10-game season.

The previously unbeaten Lady Apaches suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday Nov. 15in a close contest with the Lady Bulldogs of Lapel 56-47 at Coolman Arena.

After graduating leading contributors last season, Wabash’s varsity girls basketball team went back to the drawing board as they shifted from a more inside focused approach on offense to a guard oriented style of play.

The Lady Warriors of North Miami High School, improved to 5-0 this season as they bested the Lady Knights of Southwood 55-45 Saturday night.

For the Lady Apaches, it was stolen opportunities that led to a decisive 20-point victory over 3-A foe Mississinewa last Thursday night 56-36 at Coolman Arena.

Behind a potent offense, Northfield’s varsity football team put together a successful season that found the Norse finishing the season at .500 while cake walking to the sectional championship where they were defeated by No. 2 in Class A Adams Central, 41-13.

Manchester’s varsity volleyball team finished the season with 10 wins and was ousted in the first round by South Adams in a 3-0 sweep but the Squires still found ways to come away from their season viewing the 2022 season as a success.

With girls basketball season approaching, Manchester’s varsity girls basketball team is rounding into form as they plan on putting together a team that gives opposing defenses trouble this season with a youthful roster.

Wabash’s varsity volleyball team stands atop sectional glory once again after the Apaches rolled through Pioneer and Rochester for tournament glory.

With first-time coach Dakota Goetz at the helm this season, Northfield utilized a young roster throughout their season that finished with a .500 record of 15-15 along with a third-place finish in the Three Rivers Conference (TRC).

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MARION — Cross country postseason is less about the stopwatch and more about the fight, and through the first two weeks of the IHSAA tournament, the Wabash boys have shown they’re pretty good with both.

With regular season success behind Southwood and a favorable matchup for Northfield, the Knights and the Norse look to make some noise in this season’s sectional tournament while Wabash and Manchester look to play spoiler to teams crossing their paths.

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Their record might not show it but Wabash’s varsity volleyball team has been tested throughout the season and as sectionals approach, the Apaches are ready to show the fruits of their labor.

After winning the Three Rivers Conference (TRC) title this season and compiling a record of 23-2, Southwood’s varsity volleyball team looks to stack up more championship hardware this postseason as they draw closer to a semifinal matchup against Caston.

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This time last year, Wabash’s varsity boys soccer team was putting the finishing touches on a first-place finish in the Three Rivers Conference (TRC), while preparing themselves for a magical run through sectional 37 as the Apaches clinched their first ever sectional championship.

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On the road and shorthanded, Wabash’s varsity soccer team faced off against no. 6 in Class A Carroll High School in what served as the Apaches’ regular-season finale and resulted in their fifth loss of the season with a 5-3 final.

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BLOOMINGTON – Former Indiana basketball coach Archie Miller’s time at the university was, overall, nothing special – finishing his career at IU with a 33-44 record in Big Ten play. What was most memorable about Miller’s IU career, it turns out, was how much it cost to fire him.

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Wabash’s varsity boys soccer team continued their winning streak on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Tri-Central (6-7) in a non-conference showdown that found the Apaches putting on a near flawless performance in the form of a 7-0 shutout victory.

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With the Blackford Bruins in town for a non-conference match-up on Thursday, Sept. 15, Wabash’s varsity girls soccer team showed little problem upending the opposition after the Apaches won their seventh game of the season with a 3-0 shutout.

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Wabash’s varsity volleyball team has just two losses to their name with the most recent coming almost a month ago and for visiting opponents like North Miami on Thursday, the odds weren't in their favor as the Apaches sent the opposition home with a 3-0 sweep.

Wabash’s varsity girls soccer team moved to 5-1 overall on Thursday, Sept. 8, while further solidifying their hold on the top spot in the Three Rivers Conference (TRC) with a 7-0 shutout over North Miami.

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Coming off of a 2021 season in which Southwood’s varsity volleyball team experienced a vast amount of success, the Knights return three seniors from last season’s 29-6 roster in hopes to recreate that same magic from a year ago.

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All Wabash varsity soccer needed was a small taste of success. They got it last season in the form of their first sectional championship along with a regional appearance in which they fell to Carroll High School, 4-1.

Manchester’s season ended with a record of 4-5 last year and with a group of incoming seniors returning, the Squires were adamant to make sure the 2022 season wasn’t a repeat.

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Wabash’s varsity volleyball team continued their hot start to the 2022 season as they made easy work of the Norwell Knights at home on Wednesday, 3-0.

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CONVERSE — Oak Hill and Wabash avoided seeing one another on the volleyball court Saturday at North Miami’s Tomahawk Invitational. However, the two clashed Tuesday evening on the Golden Eagles' home court.

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While numbers may be lower for Northfield’s varsity football team this season, head coach Brandon Baker is excited about the prospects that he will have going into battle every Friday evening.

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With four seasoned veterans returning for the upcoming season, Wabash’s varsity volleyball team is looking to build around a conglomerate of experience to take the program forward after a 2021 season that ended with a record of 21-11.

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As Ryan Carmichael’s first season as Wabash football’s head coach approaches, there is a slew of areas that he’s looking forward to seeing propel them to wins. None more so than the athletic ability that makes up the 2022 Apaches.

Fresh from the court of Manchester University, Dakota Goetz was recently named Northfield’s head varsity volleyball coach after just recently playing for the Spartans last winter.

With a newly appointed head coach, Adam Marlatt at the helm, Manchester’s varsity volleyball team has put together a fruitful offseason that hopes to culminate in the Squires improving off of a 9-19 season in 2022.

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After two seasons in which Manchester High School’s Braxton Ream tallied 1,000 yards or more in rushing, Ream has decided to continue his collegiate career where he will take his abilities to Taylor University and suit up for the Trojans.

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After a senior season in which Ainsley West led Manchester High School in scoring and rebounds, she now turns her focus to her collegiate career after committing to play basketball for Taylor University this winter.