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  • Manchester Hires Whitko Boys Hoops Coach Eli Henson
    Athletic Director Eric Screeton had a wide-ranging search for a new Manchester Squires boys basketball coach, but got his man from a neighboring school and Three Rivers Conference rival.

    Screeton presented Whitko boys basketball coach Eli Henson to the Manchester  Community Schools Board of School Trustees. The trustees approved the hiring of Henson at its meeting late Tuesday night.
  • NFHS Releases Guidance For State Associations To Consider In Re-Opening HS Athletics, Activities
    The National Federation of State High School Associations has released guidance for its 51 member state high school associations to consider in re-opening high school athletics and other activity programs across the nation.

    The guidance document was developed by the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, a 15-member advisory committee composed of medical doctors, certified athletic trainers, high school coaches and officials, research specialists and state high school association executives that regularly develops position statements related to medical aspects of conducting high school athletics.
  • Manchester Boys Hoops Coach Fired
    After four seasons as boys basketball coach, Mark Underwood was fired by the Manchester Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees this week, a move confirmed by Squire Athletic Director Eric Screeton Thursday.
  • HS Wrestling Rules Changes Address Weigh-in Procedures, Hair Length
    As the result of a concerted effort to accommodate the growing number of female wrestlers, the 2020-21 high school wrestling rules changes are headlined by significant adjustments to weigh-in protocol and appropriate hair length requirements.

    The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee met April 5-6 and recommended 11 rules changes to take effect next school year. In accordance with current health safety guidelines, the rules meeting was held in an online format. All rules revisions recommended by the Wrestling Rules Committee were approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
  • Squires Hire Former Asst. As New FB Coach
    Athletic director Eric Screeton announced Wednesday  former Squire assistant Alyx Brandewie is the new head football coach at Manchester High School.

    Brandewie is originally from Minster, Ohio, and was teaching and coaching football and baseball there the last two years. Before that he was an assistant coach and eventually the defensive coordinator under former coach Greg Miller from 2016-18.
  • IHSAA Cancels Spring Sports Season
    After Gov. Eric Holcomb’s order Thursday afternoon for all school building in Indiana remain closed for the remander of the academic year, the IHSAA followed by cancelling the spring sports season for 2020.
  • Monday was supposed to be the first official day of IHSAA baseball practice.

    Instead, high schools were closed and practices postponed for weeks because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

    On local college diamonds, NAIA member Grace College had its season canceled and NCAA Division III Manchester University because of COVID-19 concerns is awaiting its next move.
  • IHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament Cancelled
    IHSAA Hopes To Have Abbreviated Spring Seasons
  • Locals Earn IBCA Academic Honorable Mention
    Tiger DB, Coach Selected for IFCA?All-Star Game
  • After Schools Close, IHSAA Opts To Postpone
Boys Hoops Regionals
    After many school corporations in Indiana, including most in the Times-Union coverage area, the IHSAA and its commissioner, Bobby Cox, announced the boys basketball regionals scheduled for today have been postponed.
  • Local Sports Recaps for March 6
    NorthWood Pulls Away Late To Dash Wawasee’s Title Hopes; Knights Overwhelm LCA; High school track and NELMSC girls basketball results.
  • Manchester hosted the opening round of Class 2A Sectional 36 action, battling from their opponent’s third quarter runs of 9-0 and 5-0, trailing by 13, 44-31 late in the period.  Fort Wayne Canterbury maintained a 50-40 lead early in the final frame when the tourney hosts put on a 10-0 run to tie the game and continued battling to the end staying within two to four points.

    The comeback fell short, and their season ended with a 58-56 loss to Fort Wayne Canterbury Tuesday.
  • Wildcats Close Regular Season With Win
    Manchester seventh grade girls basketball
  • Squires Can’t Finish Come Back; Whitko Takes TRC?Game
    Host Manchester entered the fourth quarter trailing Three Rivers Conference rival Whitko 46-30 courtesy of a 32-8 run from 6:30 in the second quarter until the end of the third period.

    Rattled by cold outside shooting and an aggressive 2-3 zone by the visiting Wildcats, the hosts had eight minutes to muster a come-back. A 20-9 fourth quarter run wasn’t enough to overtake Whitko. The Wildcats clinched a 55-50 win to improve their record to 9-12 overall and 6-3 in the TRC. Manchester fell to 9-12 and 4-5 in conference play.
  • Manchester’s Stroud Eighth At State Finals
    Dylan Stroud got a chance to stand on the awards podium at the 82nd annual IHSAA State Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which concluded its two-day run Saturday.
  • Manchester’s Stroud Rallies To Remain Alive At State Wrestling Tournament
    Dylan Stroud had never trailed and had only been taken down a handful of times during the 2019-20 high school wrestling season.

    The Manchester sophomore 126-pounder found himself trailing 4-2 at the end of the first period Friday in the first round of the 82nd annual IHSAA State Finals wrestling tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    “I’m so used to it because I wrestle Coach (Byron Sweet) all the time,” says Stroud, referring to Squires practice. “He usually kicks my butt.”

    So even though Stroud found himself behind Friday, he did not panic and moved to 40-0.
  • Locals Make All-TRC?Girls Basketball Team
    Two Tippecanoe Valley Vikings and one Manchester Squire were named to the All-Three Rivers Conference girls basketball team earlier this week.

    Valley senior Jillian Walls and junior Sidney Wagner were named to the team, along with Manchester junior Emma Garriott. Honorable mention went to Valley’s Emma Craig, Manchester’s Mackenzie Day and Whitko’s Elizabeth Miller.
  • Local Sports Recaps For Feb. 21
    Slow Start Dooms Wawasee In Loss At East Noble; LCA Concludes Regular Season With Home Loss To O-D; Braves Trim Squires plus recaps from Thursday in gymnastics and middle school sports
  • Manchester Football?Coach Miller Steps Down
    Wildcats break century mark in win, LCA drops final conference game of the season, middle school girls hoops recaps
  • Visiting Anderson Downs Lady Spartans
    Spartan MBB Falls To Ravens In HCAC Play
  • Squires Fall In Final Appearance At Weeks Gym
    Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium has not been very kind to the Manchester High School boys basketball team in recent memory. Their tenants, Columbia City, have not been nice either.

     The Squires have not beaten the host Eagles on their court since Dec. 20, 1997. With Tuesday night marking their final time playing at Weeks Gym, Manchester wanted to end that streak with a big win.
  • Stuckman, Stroud Lead Wrestling State Qualifiers
    Four area wrestlers earned a place in the 2020 IHSAA State Finals with their semistate performances Saturday.

    At East Chicago, Wawasee senior Garrett Stuckman (16-0) went 4-0 with a pin in the finals.
  • Spartans Rewrite Record Book at 2020 HCAC Championships
    Indoor Track and Field Wraps up Competition at DePauw; Spartans Topped by Transy; Wrestling Battles Regional Foes at Mid-States
  • Beginning next season, changes to the conditions and procedure for restarting play with a dropped ball will take effect in high school soccer.
  • Area High School Results for Feb. 8
    Wildcats Win Overtime Non-Conference Thriller Over Lakewood Park; Cougars Get 4th Win; Trojans Fall In OT; Braves Hold Off Vikings; local girls swimming sectional results
  • Zebras Trip Lady  Squires In Title Game
    Emma Garriott’s strong performance was not enough Saturday night, as Manchester suffered a narrow, 39-33 defeat to Rochester in the Class 2A Lewis Cass girls basketball sectional title game.

    Garriott, responsible for succeeding in the role of both creator and scorer, managed to break the full-court press on several occasions. Her insistence on driving towards the basket before attempting a layup or dishing off a pass to a teammate caused mayhem for the Zebra defense all night.

    “She’s like a one-man fast break and press-break,” said head coach Josh Troyer with a chuckle. “She’s one that had trouble last game against them. I thought mentally she just wasn’t in it.”
  • Five Area Grapplers Earn Regional Championships
    Wawasee tied for third place, Warsaw came in sixth, Tippecanoe Valley. eighth and Triton tied for 12th Saturday at the Penn Regional wrestling tournament.
  • Lady Squires Advance To Sectional Final
    Manchester girls basketball will face Rochester in the Class 2A Lewis Cass Sectional final on Saturday after defeating Wabash 41-26 in the semifinals.

    On the back of their strongest performance behind the arc this season against Lewis Cass, the trend continued Friday night. Kiera Hatfield ignited the offense with nine points from 3-point range. She finished the evening’s affairs with 13 points, three rebounds, and three steals.

    The Squires scored five threes in total against the Apaches push-starting a 10-2 second quarter run.
  • Recaps for Feb. 6
    Trojans Win Trench-Burner Over Dragons In Non-Conference Play; Area Postponements
  • Area Sports Recaps for Feb. 4
    Lady Squires Roll To Sectional-Opening Victory; Trojans Fall To Dragons; and results from Monday.
  • Wawasee, Warsaw, Valley, Manchester Produce Sectional Champs
    Senior Garrett Stuckman (152 pounds), freshman Gavin Malone (138), junior Jace Alexander (126), sophomore Dylan Tom (120) and freshman Logan Stuckman (106) all took individual titles and Wawasee wrestlers won the Plymouth Sectional team championship Saturday.
  • Area Sports Recaps For Feb. 1
    Tippecanoe Valley Gets Non-Conference Road Victory Over Winamac; Wildcats Roll At Home; Warriors Sink Lakers; Squires Fall To Concordia; Trojans Fall in Overtime; Lady Cougars Win Big; NLC Boys Swim Meet - Local Results
  • Manchester Needs 2 OTs To Beat Tippecanoe Valley
    Going into Friday night’s game on Rita Price-Simpson Court at Tippecanoe Valley, the hosts have won four of their last five games. However, their opponent has had their number for some time.
  • Lady Vikings Win At Manchester’s Senior Night
    Tippecanoe Valley played the ‘spoiler’ role Thursday evening, as Sydney Wagner dropped 21 points to defeat the Manchester Squires 62-32 in the Three Rivers Conference girls basketball finale for both teams.
  • Local Sports Recaps For Jan. 31
    Lakeland Christian Falls At Fort Wayne Blackhawk, plus other area results from Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Local Sports Recaps For Jan. 28
    Yates, Heckaman Lead Trojans To Win Over Elk. Christian; Wawasee Blows By Bruins; Wagner, Lady Vikings Roll Past Wawasee; Lady Squires Get Road Win; LCA Falls To Dragons

  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 24
    Wawasee Battles For Conference Win Over Pilgrims; Squires rally for road win; Trojans win tourney consolation game; Vikings fall at Southwood; plus results from Thursday.

  • Manchester’s Clifford Earns 4th Place At State Finals
    Senior Haley Clifford entered Friday night’s competition with one motto on her mind: “Be fast, be tough, and be aggressive.”

    That formula served her well, as she finished in fourth place in the 120 pounds weight class for Manchester in the Indiana High School Girls Wrestling state finals. The victory over her first-round opponent, highlighted by a first period pin, guaranteed her a spot in the winner’s bracket, and subsequently, a top four finish.
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 17
    Trio Of Vikings Find Double Figures In TRC Win Over Rochester
  • Wabash Wins Rematch With Manchester In TRC Play
    It was not too long ago, Dec. 28 to be exact, that Manchester and Wabash, two in-county rivals faced off. It was lopsided, with the Apaches rolling past the Squires 80-45 in the Wabash County Tournament.
  • Local sports Recaps for Jan. 16
    Wawasee Wrestlers Easily Handle St. Joseph Indians; Tigers Trim RedHawks; Squires Sweep Trojans; Wildcats Fall To LPC
  • Local Recaps for Jan 15
    Lady Squires Drop Tight Three Rivers Conference Game At Peru; Recaps from Tuesday
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 14
    Warsaw Gets Conference Wrestling Win Over Minutemen; Warriors fall to Eagles and more
  • Spartans Get Conference Win At Earlham In OT
    Manchester University didn't get rattled when Earlham built up a digit advantage in the first half, nor when the Quakers answered countless Spartan runs in the second half.
  • Area School Sports Recaps For Jan. 12
    Tippecanoe Valley Comes From Behind To Beat Plymouth; Trojans Cruise To Win; LCA Falls To Tri-Central; Panthers Handle Wawasee; Dragons Down Cougars; N. Miami Bests Manchester; Zebras Defeat Wildcats; Manchester’s Clifford Advances To IHSGW?Finals; Squires Narrowly Win East Noble Invitational; Vikings Win Guerin Catholic Invitational and more ...
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 10
    Vikings Roll Past Northfield In Three Rivers Conference Rout; Squires Balanced In Victory; Falcons Roll Past Triton plus recaps from Thursday.

  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 9
    Warrior Wrestlers Defeat NorthWood In Conference Match; Carroll Gymnasts Edge Wawasee In Home Opener, plus results from Tuesday
  • About 24 hours after a tough overtime loss to Pioneer, the Manchester Sr. High School boys’ basketball team had a Class 4A team in DeKalb pay a visit.
  • Local Sports Recaps from Jan. 4
    Wawasee Splits Pair Of Games In Brebeuf Classic; Vikings Split At Concord Tourney; Cougars Fall In Title Game; LCA Boys Take 5th In Classic;

    Warriors 4-0, Squires 3-1 In IHSWCA Tournamant
  • Area School Sports Recaps For Dec. 20
    Triton Never Seriously Challenged In Victory At Winamac
  • Triton Lady Trojans Come From Behind, Hold Off Caston, plus girls and boys basketball, swimming, wrestling.
  • Manchester Girls Down Whitko In TRC?Basketball
    Visiting Manchester opened a 10-point lead after the first quarter in its Three Rivers Conference girls basketball game at Whitko, and went on to a 47-26 victory Friday night.
  • Manchester Wrestling Edges Valley In TRC Match
    In Thursday’s Three Rivers Conference wrestling match, it was the thrill of victory for visiting Manchester and the agony of an extremely narrow defeat for Tippecanoe Valley.
  • High School Sports Recaps For Dec. 7
    Warrior Boys Basketball Earns Victory At West Noble; Cougars Down Marines; Wildcats Fall At Bellmont; LCA Girls Hoops Roll; Lady Vikings Cruise; Lady Squires Fall; Valley 3rd At  Maconaquah Invite; Squires Go 3-2 In Wabash County Meet, Warsaw Swimming invitational results
  • High School Sports Recaps For Dec. 6
    Squires Rally Late For Win At Wawasee’s Hardwood TeePee; LCA Wins In Double OT; Lady Cougars Fall; Vikings Fall On The Road; Panthers Roll Past Trojans, Thursday night results