1. Harley Kruschwitz, soccer, Manchester

In one of the best seasons in the program’s history, Kruschwitz scored 51 goals and assisted 23. Behind his stellar season, Manchester won the program’s first sectional title in a penalty shootout over Culver. 

2. Braden Sweet, cross country, Southwood

Wins in the Three Rivers Conference (TRC) and regional races highlighted a state-qualifying season for Sweet in his junior campaign.

3. Dereck Vogel, cross country, Wabash

The lone race Sweet did not win was the sectional in which Vogel ran a personal-best time of 15:55. Vogel returned to the state meet and led the Apaches to back-to-back TRC titles. 

4. Addi Baker, volleyball, Northfield

Baker’s 379 kills ranked second in the TRC this fall and the top mark in the county. Baker’s play earned her a spot in the Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association North All-District Team. 

5. Rob Ford, tennis, Wabash

An All-Conference season for Ford saw the senior advance to the regional as an individual, ending his final campaign as an Apache with an 18-3 record. 

6. Alyssa McKillip, cross country, Northfield

McKillip took third in the TRC meet this fall before finishing fifth in the sectional and 10th in the regional. She capped off her career with another berth at the semi-state, finishing 61st to wrap up her career. 

7. Carson Rich, football, Southwood

While the Knights were balanced on the season on both sides of the ball, Rich was the standout. On offense, Rich had 434 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, he picked off nine passes and had 85 tackles. 

8. Caleb Stout, soccer, Manchester

Overshadowed at times by Kruschwitz, Stout had a stellar season of his own, tallying 28 goals and 13 assists. He finishes his career with 91 goals, second all-time in the program’s history to only Kruschwitz. 

9. Levi Fulkerson, football, Northfield

After a rocky start to the season, Fulkerson settled in and finished with 1,817 yards of offense and 22 total touchdowns while leading the Norse to an upset of Southwood in the sectional. 

10. Alex Farr, football, Southwood

The quarterback of the conference-winning Knights finished with 1,563 total yards on offense with 15 touchdowns, leading Southwood to an unbeaten regular season. 

11. Alivia Short, volleyball, Wabash

In a new role this season as a middle hitter, Short had 272 kills, 70 aces and 84 blocks, each of those second-most on the Apaches while leading them to a repeat as sectional champions. 

12. Kallen Kelsheimer, football, Wabash

A slow start to the season gave way to a strong finish as Kelsheimer rushed for 1,070 yards and 12 touchdowns with at least 100 yards in four of his last five games. 

13. Mariah Wyatt, volleyball, Wabash

Building off a fantastic freshman season, Wyatt led Wabash in kills (314) and blocks (117) and was an integral part of Wabash’s postseason run. 

14. Bryant Boggs, football, Wabash

Boggs had one of the best starts to the season in the state as a receiver and finished with 837 yards on 35 catches with nine touchdowns, leading the conference in receiving by almost 400 yards. 

15. Bella Carrillo, golf, Wabash

Carrillo led Wabash to county, conference and sectional titles, earning medalist honors at the TRC meet. 

16. Sam Kissell, golf, Manchester

Capping off a decorated career, Kissell was medalist at the Wabash County meet and advanced to the regional as an individual. 

17. Emma Garriott, soccer, Manchester

Garriott set single-season and career scoring records on the year, leading Manchester to a conference title with 19 goals on the year. 

18. Gabe Lloyd, football, Southwood

While not quite the gaudy numbers of his junior season, Lloyd rushed for 684 yards and 13 touchdowns while leading the team with 14 tackles for loss. 

19. Abby Hunter, volleyball, Northfield

Hunter finished as the top setter in Wabash County with 658 assists and also recorded 40 blocks while being the centerpiece of Northfield’s conference runner-up season. 

20. Riley Whitesel, football, Southwood

Whitesel was the leader of the Knight defense on the year, leading the team in tackles with 90 and finishing second on the team in tackles for loss with 10. 

21. Nici Gunderman, soccer, Wabash

Anchoring the backline for much of the season, Gunderman captained the Apaches to a sectional final appearance. 

22. Graydon Holmes, football, Northfield

Holmes had a breakout senior season, finishing second on the team in tackles with 116 while picking off a pass and recovering a fumble. Offensively, he had 767 total yards with eight touchdowns. 

23. Keegan O’Neill, football, Wabash

The junior linebacker led Wabash in tackles with 123 on the season while picking off two passes, forcing a fumble and recovering a fumble on the year. 

24. Haylie Faust, volleyball, Wabash

Faust stepped in as a newcomer to the starting lineup for Wabash this season as a senior, recording a conference-best 725 digs as a libero. 

25. Wyatt Davis, soccer, Wabash

In a breakout season for the Apaches, Davis led the team in goals and assists with 11 and nine, respectively, and guided Wabash to a second-place finish in the TRC.

 

By the numbers

By sport: football - 9, soccer - 5, volleyball - 5, cross country - 3, golf - 2, tennis - 1

By school: Wabash - 11, Southwood - 5, Northfield - 5, Manchester - 4

By gender: male - 15, female - 10