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Sports Briefs

Trojan Football On The Air

Lorenzo Pettiford and John Harp will provide the play-by-play and color commentary on radio station WMDH-AM 1550 on the dial for tonight’s Shelbyville at New Castle Hoosier Heritage Conference football game.

The pre-game show will air at 7 p.m. followed by the game at 7:30. A post-game show will follow the conclusion of the contest.

Junior High / Middle School Volleyball

Blue River Valley 2, Randolph Southern 0 (8th)

The 8th-grade Vikings hosted the Rebels Tuesday night and won another straight-set victory 25-11, 25-7 to improve to 6-1 for the season.

In the first set, Isabelle Perdue started Blue River off with a serving ace to win point one. This was followed with kills from Ashlynn Williams, aces by Emma McDonald, and kills by Kaylyn Denney and Perdue to give the Vikings a great lead.

Passing from Blue River libero Molly Claar was awesome and controlled, and Tori Fulton made some great saves in the front row. Grace Morgan was the Vikings’ rock star server of the night, serving for the final 14 points without losing focus.

In the second set, Blue River made minimal mistakes and was working much better as a team. The communication and enthusiasm among the Viking players was high.

Several kills from Denney, Williams, and Perdue gave the hosts a lead early on. Leslie Carter led BRV through six straight points with her consistent serving. Ava Willis and Autumn Townsend played exceptionally well and consistent in their passing, moving, and eye for the ball. Maciah Driskill ended the night with approx. 15 assists.

For the Vikings, Ashlynn Williams had three kills, Isabelle Perdue had seven kills and two aces, Kaylyn Denney recorded five kills and an ace, Maciah Driskill had 15 assists, Emma McDonald had three aces, and Grace Morgan came through with eight aces.

Shenandoah 2, Knightstown 0 (8th)

The 8th-grade Panthers absorbed another loss on the road, this one against the Raiders 16-25, 23-25 Wednesday night.

For Knightstown, Jalyn Kopp had an ace and four digs; Destiny McGlothin had four aces and two kills; Stella Leakey had three aces and an assist; Emily Scott had a trio of aces and digs apiece; Maycie Jenkins had a kill; Alisa Bussberg had two digs and a kill; and Allie Smith had three digs and three assists.

Shenandoah 2, Knightstown 0 (7th)

The 7th-grade Panthers also lost Wednesday evening as the host Raiders won 25-17, 25-19.

For Knightstown, Breanna Ramsey had a dig; Emma Robinson had two aces, a dig, and a kill; Kinzie King displayed errorless serving and had two digs and a kill; Teagan Yoder had a trio of digs and aces apiece plus an assist; and Ava Hall had an ace and a dig.

Today’s Sports Events

Football: Hagerstown at Union County 7 p.m.

Football: Union City at Knightstown 7 p.m.

Football: Shelbyville at New Castle 7:30 p.m.

Football: Shenandoah at Lapel 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Sports Events

Boys Tennis: Knightstown at Blue River Valley noon

Boys Tennis: New Castle at Shelbyville Invitational 9 a.m.

Cross Country: Blue River Valley, New Castle, and Shenandoah at Randolph Southern Invitational 9 a.m.

Football: Wes-Del at Tri 2 p.m.

Girls Golf: New Castle in HHC Meet at Pendleton Heights 1 p.m.

Girls Golf: TEC Meet at Union County (Liberty Country Club) 9 a.m.

Girls Soccer: New Castle at Oldenburg Academy 2 p.m.

Volleyball: Blue River Valley at Shenandoah 6 p.m.

Volleyball: Hagerstown at Monroe Central Invitational 9 a.m.

Volleyball: New Castle Invitational 10 a.m.