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  • VikingsThrottle Manchester
    AKRON -- There were so many penalty flags thrown during last night’s football matchup between Tippecanoe Valley and Manchester fans in attendance were surely left wondering if Friday is the new laundry day.
  • HS Football Sectional Pairings Announced
    Warsaw drew a home date against No. 11-ranked Carroll when the IHSAA conducted the blind draw for its 48th annual state football tournament Thursday night.
  • Warsaw (6-1, 5-0 NLC) at NorthWood (2-3, 2-2); Manchester (2-5, 2-4 TRC) at Tippecanoe Valley (5-2, 5-1); Wawasee (2-5, 0-5 NLC) at Mishawaka (3-3, 3-1); Knox (3-4, 2-2 HNAC) at Triton (3-3, 2-2); Northfield (4-4, 4-2 TRC) at Whitko (4-3, 3-3)

  • Sectional VB Pairings Announced
    Besides shooting for a perfect Northern Lakes Conference volleyball season when it hosts Concord on Thursday night — Warsaw will get a bye when it hosts a Class 4A sectional next week.

    Pairings for the 49th annual state tournament were drawn Sunday evening by the IHSAA.
  • Wildcats Earn A TRC Win At Manchester
    A year ago, the Whitko Jr-Sr High School football team were shut out 14-0 by the Manchester Squires on their turf, as they went on to complete a winless season.

    Fast-forward to Friday night, and the Wildcats have a completely different look.
  • Manchester Kickers Blank Lakeland Christian Academy
    The Manchester Squires, said head coach Dave McKee, have been playing well as of late.

    Tuesday night the veteran coach said his team best its best game of the season.

    Hosting the Lakeland Christian Academy Cougars at Good Field, the Squires scored on a penalty kick in the seventh minute of the 80-minute contest and scored two goals in each half of a 4-0 win.
  • Local sports recaps for Sept. 21
    Manchester Gets TRC?Girls Soccer Win Over Rochester; Unified Football sectional bracket, and more!
  • Football Recaps for Sept. 18
    Vikings Explode In Second Quarter, Rout Rochester plus other TRC games; Panthers Blank Warriors
  • Previews of all six high school football games in the Times-Union readership area.
  • Shock Leads Squires Past Culver Community
    Coach Jen Birch describes Lainey Shock as someone who is all over the soccer field and does things that don’t always show up on the stat sheet.

    The Manchester High School senior found her way onto the stat sheet in a big way Wednesday night as she led the Lady Squires to a 5-0 win over the visiting Culver Lady Cavaliers.
  • Recaps for Sept. 15
    Lakeland Christian Boys, Culver Community Play To Draw; Triton VB Postponed and more!
  • Manchester University Announces 2020-21 Football Schedule
    Manchester University Football announced a nine game schedule for the 2020-21 academic year on Tuesday.

     The Spartans have a pair of non-conference games scheduled for the month of October. Manchester will open the 2020-21 campaign on Oct. 10 at nearby Trine University. The Spartans will then host Adrian College Oct. 17 in Spartan Stadium.
  • Squires Roll Past Zebras In TRC Matchup
    Coming in this week on a two-game skid, the Manchester football team looked to get back in the win column and climb up in the conference standings.

    Against the Rochester Zebras, a team about to play only their second game of the season, the Squires made the absolute most of it.

    Behind junior halfback Braxton Ream’s four-touchdown and more than 300 rushing yards performance, the Squires took care of business and rolled over the Zebras 41-14 Friday night in North Manchester.
  • Recaps for Sept. 10
    Lakeland Christian Boys Soccer Falls In Clash Of Ranked Squads; Warriors Trim Lakers; Eastbrook Doubles Up Manchester; Valley Splits In TRC Golf; Wawasee Edges Fremont; Raiders Sweep Warriors
  • Sports Recaps for Sept. 9
    3-Set Win At No. 1 Singles Gives Wawasee Tennis A Win Over West Noble; Wawasee Golf Falls To Eagles; Vikings Best Squires
  • Apaches Win Relocated Game Over Manchester
    The Manchester Squires football team were set to face off against their county rival, Wabash, on Friday night at Alumni Field. The school unveiled through social media the new artificial turf being installed and video board a few days ago. However, it was not quite ready for a christening, so the venue was switched to Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School.

    The Apaches made themselves feel right at home.
  • Local sports recaps for Sept. 3
    Valley Soccer Falls To Maconaquah In Overtime; Warrior VB Falls To Plymouth and more!
  • HS Football Scouting Reports for Week 3
    Warsaw at Plymouth; Northridge at Wawasee; Manchester at Wabash; Peru at Tippecanoe Valley; Whitko at Rochester and Triton at Caston
  • Area Sports Recaps for Sept. 2
    Warriors Earn Split In Conference Girls Golf Match, plus middle school volleyball and a bunch of state stuff from Tuesday.
  • Local Sports Recaps for Sept. 1
    Garriott Has A Goal And An Assist In Manchester’s Road Win; LCA Gets Road Win; Wawasee Downs Whitko; Whitko G. Golf Wins Twice; and more!
  • Manchester Soccer Squads Bounce Back
    The ball didn’t bounce their way in terms of a championship, but Manchester High School’s varsity boys and girls soccer teams certainly bounced back Saturday afternoon.

    Hosting the annual Manchester Invite, the Lady Squires and Squires lost their opening-round games to top notch teams but came back with wins in the consolation round behind strong second-half performances.
  • Local sports recaps for Aug. 30
    Lane’s Hat Trick Propels Lakeland Christian To Win At O-D, plus statistics from other competitions.
  • Bluffton Blanks Squires
    After a resounding 47-12 win over North Miami last Friday, the Manchester Squires wanted to carry that energy over into last night’s game against the Bluffton Tigers.

    Bluffton senior quarterback Hayden Nern had other plans.
  • Local sports recaps for Aug. 27
    Lakeland Christian Falls To Bruins In Matchup Of Ranked Teams; Bruins Down Warriors, plus late Wednesday results
  • High School Football Previews For Friday
    Michigan City (1-0) at Warsaw (1-0); West Noble (0-1) at Wawasee (1-0); Bluffton (1-0 overall) at Manchester (1-0); Peru (1-0 overall, 0-0 TRC) at Whitko (1-0, 0-0); Tippecanoe Valley (0-1 overall, 0-0 TRC) at Northfield (0-1, 0-0)
  • Tiger Boys 1st, Girls 3rd In Paul Sibray Invitational Cross Country Meet
    The beginning of high school cross country season came Tuesday for Warsaw Community High School and other teams.

    While Jacob Kissling and Wini Barnett were again the top WCHS runners, the 2020 Warsaw Tiger Paul Sibray Invitational looked different than the 2019 version in other ways.
  • High School Sports Recaps for Aug. 24
    Wildcats Down Eagles; Whitko Beats Wabash; Squires Compete With N. Miami; Warsaw JV Wins
  • Sports Recaps For Aug. 21
    Triton Opens Its Football Season With A 3-Point Win At S. Central; Triton HNAC FB Game At LaVille Cancelled; Whitko Snaps Skid With OT Win Over Prairie Heights; Squires Roll To Opening Win; Late Thursday results.
  • High School Sports Recaps For Aug. 20.
    Warrior Boys Soccer Gets Win At South Bend Riley; Wawasee Splits 3-Way Match; Vikings Beat Bluejays; Late results from Wednesday
  • Lots To Overcome Just To Open Squire Football Season
    There was a stretch in the Manchester High School football team’s preparation for this season that conditioning drills were replaced by pencils.

    New head coach Alyx Brandewie says his Squires handled it well.
  • Sports Recaps For August 18
    Lane, McKeever Lead LCA To Boys Soccer Season-Opening Win; Wawasee VB Sweeps Valley; Squires Rebound For TRC?Win; Whitko Downs LCA; Manchester, Triton Compete On The Links
  • Wins In Doubles Play Leads Wawasee To Tennis Win Over Valley; Warrior Girls Golf Defeats West Noble; Viking Girls Golf Beats Bremen, Falls To Pilgrims; Warriors, Lakers Play To A Scoreless Draw; Eagles Blank Squires; Trojans Drop Heartbreaker; Saturday results
  • Vikings Victorious In TRC?Opener; Squire Golf Edges Peru
  • Sports Briefs
    Manchester Girls Golf Opens At  Homestead Invitational; Rochester Schools, Athletics Closed Until at least Aug. 24
  • Along With The IHSAA, Refs Ready For Fall
    If the Indiana High School Athletic Association can remain full speed ahead amid the COVID-19 pandemic in offering a full menu of high school sports this fall — an intention that it declared on Wednesday — then it appears game officials won’t be getting in the way, at least not around the Warsaw area.

    Jimmy Arnett, first-year president of the St. Joseph Valley Officials Association, and Lou Brown, who presides over the Northern Indiana Officials Association, each say there has been minimal opting out for the coming season among their respective memberships.
  • Manchester Shuts Down Conditioning Program
    In a statement sent to parents before being released publicly Saturday, Manchester Community Schools and its athletic program shut down its off-season conditioning program due to two positive COVID tests.

    After saying the school corporation has worked closely with the Wabash County Health Department in defining procedures and protocols for returning, the statement said “At this time, we have received a report that one athlete from our football team and one athlete on our boys basketball team have tested positive for COVID-19. We cannot share specific details about the exposure, but in an effort to keep everyone safe we are going to postpone our summer practices of all sports for the remainder of the summer. We have been advised to use ‘an abundance of caution.’ In doing so, we hope to launch fall sports on August 3rd, the first official day of practice.”
  • 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