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  • Squires Offense Struggles In 35-12 Loss To Northfield
    It was a case of too little, too late for the Manchester Squires offense after a 35-12 loss at the hands of Northfield Friday night in Three Rivers Conference football.
  • Thursday: Tippecanoe Valley Boys Soccer Defeats Peru; Warsaw Volleyball Takes Down Plymouth; Valley VB Defeats Manchester; Triton VB Extends Win Streak; Whitko VB Falls To Southwood; Warsaw Girls Soccer Drops Game To Penn; Wawasee Girls Soccer Loses to Elkhart Christian; Warsaw Boys Tennis Defeats NorthWood; Wawasee Boys Tennis Defeats Mishawaka; Valley Girls Golf Ties Season-Wins Record

  • Mishawaka caved under the “Krusch” of the “Big O’s” unrelenting passing skills as Manchester rolled to a 7-0 boys high school soccer victory over the Cavemen Wednesday night at Baker Park.
  • Northridge (4-0, 2-0 Northern Lakes Conference) at Warsaw (3-1, 2-0 NLC), Tippecanoe Valley (4-0 overall, 3-0 TRC) at North Judson (4-0, 3-0), Northfield (2-2, 2-1 TRC) at Manchester (1-2, 1-1), Triton (2-2, 1-1 Hoosier North Athletic Conference) at Culver (1-1, 0-1 HNAC), Wawasee (0-4, 0-2 Northern Lakes Conference) at NorthWood (2-2, 1-1 NLC), North Miami (0-4 overall, 0-3 TRC) at Whitko (0-4, 0-3)
  • Tippecanoe Valley Volleyball Falls to Columbia City; Wawasee Volleyball Defeats Westview; Manchester Volleyball Loses To Bluffton; Tippecanoe Valley Boys Soccer Takes Down Culver Community; Wawasee Boys Soccer Routed By Bremen; Manchester Boys Soccer Falls To Oak Hill; Tippecanoe Valley Boys Tennis Drops Match To Rochester; Wawasee Girls Golf  Defeats Whitko
  • Valley Shuts Out TRC Rival Manchester
    Tippecanoe Valley High School football coach Steve Moriarty started his post-game comments Friday night by thanking the school’s students and fans of the team for their support.

    Through four games, the Class 3A No. 11 Vikings have certainly given their fans something to cheer about, and last night’s 36-0 win over visiting Three Rivers Conference rival Manchester was no different.
  • Triton VB Defeats Tippecanoe Valley; Whitko Volleyball Takes Down Manchester; Wawasee Volleyball Wins Against Goshen; Warsaw Boys Soccer Falls To Penn; Valley Boys Soccer Loses To Marion; Wawasee Boys Soccer Defeats Lakeland; Warsaw Boys Tennis Defeats Canterbury; Tippecanoe Valley Tennis Falls To Cass; Wawasee Boys Tennis Drops Match To Northridge; Manchester Boys Tennis Defeats Whitko; Valley Girls Golf Finishes 2nd In 3-Way Match
  • Boys soccer, volleyball and tennis
  • Warsaw (2-1, 1-0 Northern Lakes Conference) at Mishawaka (3-0, 1-0 NLC), Manchester (1-1 overall, 1-0 TRC) at Tippecanoe Valley (3-0, 2-0), Bremen (1-2) at Triton (2-1), Whitko (0-3, 0-2 TRC) at Maconaquah (0-1, 0-1), Concord (2-1, 1-0 Northern Lakes Conference) at Wawasee (0-3, 0-1 NLC)

  • Local High School Previews For Week 3
    Plymouth (0-2, 0-0 Northern Lakes Conf.) at Warsaw 1-1, 0-0 NLC); Wawasee (0-2, 0-0 Northern Lakes) at Northridge (2-0, 0-0 NLC); Tippecanoe Valley (2-0 overall, 1-0 TRC) at Peru (1-1, 1-0); Caston (1-1, 0-1 Hoosier North Athletic) at Triton (1-1, 0-1 HNAC); Rochester (1-1, 0-1 TRC) at Whitko (0-2, 0-1); Winamac (2-0) at Manchester (1-0)
  • Offensive Outburst Lifts Manchester Kickers Over Valley
    As the old saying goes, when it rains it pours.

    Such was the case in Tuesday evening’s Three Rivers Conference boys soccer match between the Manchester Squires and the host Tippecanoe Valley Vikings.
  • Squires Switch FB Opponents Friday
    Manchester High School football was back on the practice field Tuesday for the first time in five days — about an hour or so after learning of an opponent change, too.

    The Squires, after being forced to cancel their game last week against Bluffton under COVID protocols, will now host Class 1A No. 10-ranked Winamac on Friday instead of Wabash.
  • Whitko Volleyball Falls To Churubusco; Tippecanoe Valley Boys Soccer Wins Thriller Over Wabash; Tippecanoe Valley Volleyball Takes Down Winamac; Warsaw Girls Golf Defeats Plymouth; Wawasee Volleyball Stays Undefeated; Wawasee, Manchester Girls Soccer Draw; Wawasee Boys Tennis Dominates Against Central Noble; Warsaw Tennis Defeats Mishawaka Marian
  • Lady Tiger XC Wins Warsaw Classic; Boys Finish Second
    On what was an exceptionally hot day for a run, the Warsaw girls cross country team finished in first place of the 29th annual Warsaw Cross Country Classic Tuesday.

    On the boys side, Warsaw finished in second, behind winners Columbia City.
  • COVID Claims Manchester FB Game Friday
    Manchester football coach Alyx Brandewie says “going into that room and telling our players that they’re not going to be able to play is one of the tougher things I’ve ever had to do.”

    Addressing the situation Tuesday evening, Brandewie confirmed Monday’s news that the Squires’ high school football game Friday at Bluffton is canceled.
  • Manchester FB Dominates To Win Opener; Whitko FB Comes Up Short; Warsaw Boys Soccer Gets Shut-out Victory; LCA Boys Soccer Picks Up First Win; Manchester VB Finishes 5th At Elwood Invite ; Lady Tiger Golf Finishes 3rd at Warsaw Invitational

    Tippecanoe Valley Volleyball Falls to Plymouth 3-0

    Manchester Volleyball Opens Season With Loss to Peru

    Manchester Girls Soccer Comes Up Short Against Mississinewa

    Wawasee Girls Soccer Drops Nail Biter to West Noble

    Wawasee Boys Tennis Dominates Lakeland For Second Victory

  • Brandewie Excited For First ‘Normal’ Season At Manchester
    Year one as a head football coach presents stiff enough challenges in a normal year, but Alyx Brandewie’s year one at Manchester was also accompanied by the challenges of a pandemic.

    “It was a little chaotic,” Brandewie reflected last week of 2020. “You had to spray things down and keep kids in their position groups. COVID added some layers as we tried to prepare for the season, and during the season.”

    As for year two now?
  • Warsaw Gets Revenge On Goshen In Sectional
    Revenge round one was exacted by the Warsaw Lady Tigers last night as they won their Sectional open 33-29 over the Goshen RedHawks.
  • Quick Start Leads Squires Over Valley
    NORTH MANCHESTER - The very thing first-year Manchester High School boys basketball coach Eli Henson said was the key to Friday night’s Three Rivers Conference game against Tippecanoe Valley turned out to be the difference in the contest.
  • Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings Get By Manchester 62-49
    Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings Get By Manchester 62-49
  • Manchester Falls In Close One To Huntington North
    NORTH MANCHESTER - Two seconds. Two points. The Manchester Squires were that close Saturday night to getting their first win under new coach Eli Henson.
  • Playing just its second game with a full roster, Manchester opened Three Rivers Conference play Friday night with a 63-39 high school girls basketball win over the visiting Whitko Lady Wildcats.
  • Lady Tigers Impress In Season Opener Vs. Squires
    NORTH MANCHESTER - Described by assistant coach Jack Beer as the catalyst of the team’s defense, Warsaw senior Audrey Grimm displayed her offensive skills as well Wednesday night.
  • Three Manchester Squires To Sign College Scholarships
    Manchester Junior-Senior High School announces the collegiate signings of three Squire athletes from the Class of 2021.
  • 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.