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Maconaquah edged out of sectionals by Southwood

GRINDER: After seemingly running out of steam in the third set of Thursday night’s Peru Girls’ Tennis Sectional semifinal, Maconaquah senior Makenna Moore made a late comeback to win the match at No. 2 singles over Southwood’s Lorynn Hunt 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3). Before Moore could pick up the win, however, the Knights picked up a third point to win the match 3-2 and advance to the sectional final over the Braves.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com After splitting meetings this season, Maconaquah and Southwood needed a conclusive winner as the two squads met to determine who would advance to the Peru Girls’ Tennis Sectional final. The Knights picked up wins at bot

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Maconaquah finishes fifth, Peru eighth at Kokomo sectional

BETTER TO COME: Peru’s Tori Forrest was only able to finish seventh in the 100-meter hurdles at the Kokomo Boys’ Track Sectional Thursday but found a way to the Warsaw regional with a second-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com  Though Kokomo’s seven first-place finishes and score of 127 led to the hosts winning the team title, two Miami County athletes returned home individual champions while three more guaranteed placement in next week&

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Wabash claims TRC baseball title over Maconaquah

KEPT IN CHECK: Maconaquah starting pitcher Ethan Larason throws over to first to keep a runner close during Wednesday night’s TRC baseball title game against Wabash. The senior only allowed two runs on the night but the Braves offense couldn’t make a move off opposite number Kory Fuller as the Apaches won the conference with a 2-0 win.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com WABASH - It came as little shock that Wednesday night’s de facto Three Rivers Conference title game at Chris Rood Field morphed into a pitching duel. With Wabash’s Kory Fuller and Maconaquah’s Ethan Lar

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Manchester edges past Peru to advance in sectional

CROSSED UP: Peru junior Sydney Cross got the chance to compete at No. 3 singles during the opening round of Peru Girls’ Tennis Sectional play Wednesday and was thrust into the limelight as her match with Manchester’s Lydia Little was the deciding point. After a solid start, Cross eventually fell 6-3, 6-1 to Little and the Squires advanced to the semifinal with a 3-2 win over the Tigers.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com Peru was the only one of the five teams in the Peru Girls’ Tennis Sectional to take a team point off of Manchester during the regular season. The goal for the sectional hosts Wednesday was to find two more points to adv

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Maconaquah finishes second, Peru 10th at Northwestern sectional

ON AN ISLAND: Maconaquah senior Madison Winegardner had nothing but clean air and a clean view for most of the 3200-meter relay Tuesday night at the Northwestern girls’ track sectional, winning her second sectional title of the night by 33 seconds. Winegardner earlier picked up a win in the 1600-meter run and helped the 3200-meter relay advance to next week’s Kokomo regional with a second-place finish.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com GALVESTON – Maconaquah’s position as one of the top teams in the current Northwestern Girls’ Track and Field Sectional has not been in question the past few seasons. The gap to getting the top spot, however,

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Maconaquah finishes TRC play with victory over Wabash

DOWNED: Maconaquah senior Makenna Moore maderelativelyquick work of Wabash’s Brooke Irgang at No. 2 singles during Monday night’s TRC girls’ tennis finale, earning a 6-2, 6-4 victory. The Braves picked up a 3-2 win heading into sectional play Thursday, where the team will face the winner of Manchester and Peru.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com BUNKER HILL – While teams had one eye on the sectional draw that was occurring later in the evening, Wabash and Maconaquah were keeping the other eye fixed on one another with another meeting potentially days away. The

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Maconaquah sets up winner-take-all with Wabash

ARMS RACE: Maconaquah pitcher Cody Koebler kept Whitko’s bats silent for the majority of Monday night’s TRC baseball game, helping the Braves to a 14-2 win to set up a winner-take-all conference finale at Wabash Wednesday. Koebler gave up two runs and three hits while walking two, hitting one batter and striking out 11.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com The simple task for Maconaquah’s baseball team this week was completed in five innings Monday night. Now the task at hand for the Braves is to win a TRC baseball title Wednesday. Whitko provided a brief period of opposi

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Peru wins Miami County Classic

CHAMPS: Members of the Peru baseball team celebrate after regaining the Miami County Classic title following a 4-1 win over Maconaquah Saturday. The Tigers made up for last year's final as well, defeating Oak Hill after a sixth inning rally turned a 4-1 deficit into a 5-4 win over the Golden Eagles.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com Earlier this season, Maconaquah rocked Peru for the first time in four years, winning the TRC meeting between the two schools 9-1. A repeat performance was not on the cards in the championship game of the Miami County Classic

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Peru softball drops pair at Argyll Invitational

THE GRIND: Peru pitcher Betheny Caldwell did what she could to keep the Tigers in contention during both games of the Argyll Invitational Saturday but the bats were not around to help as the team fell to Connersville 11-2 and to Madison-Grant 10-0.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com FAIRMOUNT--Fresh of winning the 2018 Central Indiana Conference softball championship, Madison-Grant hosted its annual Argyll Invitational on Saturday. M-G took the field for the second semifinal game against North C

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Peru topples Oak Hill; Maconaquah avenges North Miami loss

ROBBED: North Miami center fielder Braxton Gunter takes away a hit from Oak Hill with a catch at the warning track during the consolation game of the Miami County Classic Saturday evening. Gunter and the Warriors suffered two losses on the day, falling to Maconaquah 4-3 before losing steam late against the Golden Eagles in a 14-1 loss.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com There was a point where Peru’s chances of winning the Miami County Classic were very slim Saturday. Trailing Oak Hill 4-1, a sixth inning rally sparked the Tigers to life, giving the team a 5-4 win that sent them into t

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