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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 New Castle at Yorktown 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.

Boys Tennis

Centerville 3, Tri 2

The Titan boys tennis team lost a close Tri-Eastern Conference match to the Bulldogs Wednesday evening to slip to records of 5-6 overall and 4-4 in the TEC.

Wednesday’s match proved to be well contested and exciting, and Tri won the two flights that went to three sets apiece.

Tri’s two points were earned by Kyle Falck, who outlasted Centerville’s Spencer Surles 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, and the No. 2 doubles team of Dylan Mofield and Dillon Stevens, who defeated Mason Cunningham and Carter Owens in three sets 1-6, 6-3, 7-6.

Elsewhere for the Titans, Adam Glaze lost to the Bulldogs’ Evan Witte 3-6, 0-6 at No. 2 singles; Izik Stamper fell to Bryan Crawley 0-6, 0-6 at No. 3 singles; and the No. 1 doubles team of Isaiah Steele and Jarod Stevens lost an exciting match to Centerville’s Nate Reed and Kobe Brown 2-6, 6-7. 

Tri played Randolph Southern Thursday evening.

Girls Golf

Muncie Central 199, Wapahani 215, Shenandoah 216

Shenandoah traveled north to Muncie Wednesday evening and finished a close third in the three-way meet against Wapahani and the host Bearcats. Shenandoah finished the regular season with a 15-12 record.

Muncie Central’s Teddy Bishop was medalist of the meet with a fine score of 37.

Shenandoah’s Katie Craig finished as runner-up medalist with her personal-best score of 41. Other scores for Shenandoah were Elena Fries 58, Danielle Bryant 58, Kathryn Perry 59, and Rachel Soden 60.

The best score for Wapahani was Victoria Hood’s 46.

“I would like to thank the sports writers for taking time to print our scores,” Shenandoah Coach Bobby Childs stated.

Shenandoah will compete in Monday’s IHSAA sectional at Noblesville’s Harbour Trees Golf Club starting at 9 a.m.

Volleyball

Blue River Valley 3, Daleville 0

The Vikings hosted the Broncos Tuesday evening in Shelton Gymnasium and swept past them rather easily in three sets 25-10, 25-8, 25-12 to improve to 4-3 in the Mid-Eastern Conference and 9-4 for the season.

Blue River had 28 kills in the match led by 14 from Mallory Cross, nine from Alexis Whitinger, three by Emma Blackburn, and one apiece from Kearsten Perdue and Ally Madden. The Vikings had a whopping 16 service aces, led by 10 from Perdue, two apiece by Angelina Grasse and Abigail Irvin, and one each from Blackburn and Whitinger. Whitinger had the team’s only block.

Blue River had 41 digs in the match, led by nine apiece by Abby Thornburgh and Perdue, eight from Blackburn, five each from Grasse and Cross, four by Whitinger, and one from Madden. Grasse had 19 of the Vikings’ 27 assists, Blackburn and Perdue had three apiece, and Thornburgh added two.

Blue River traveled to Union City Thursday night for a non-conference match.

Knightstown 3, Daleville 1

The Panthers hosted the Broncos Wednesday night and defeated them in four sets 23-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19.

Knightstown got off to a slow start against visiting Daleville and dropped the first set by two points. The Panthers struggled in serve-receive all evening, but were able to take the next three sets with strong offensive games by Rena’ Witham, Trinidie Newby, and Paige Personett.

The Knightstown backcourt stepped up its defense as well with Rena’ Witham, Katie Clark, Cara Mullen, and Gwen Dyer all reaching double digits in digs.

Rena’ Witham also was honored for reaching 1,000 digs this season. She currently holds the school record for career digs with 1,232 and is only a junior.

Leaders for the Panthers were Gwen Dyer with 42 assists, 10 digs, three kills, and an ace; Rena’ Witham with 17 kills, 20 digs, two aces, and an assist; Paige Personett with 14 kills and a dig; and Trinidie Newby with nine kills, three blocks, an assist, and four digs. 

Also for Knightstown, Katie Clark had 12 digs; Cara Mullen had 12 digs; Alyssa Northern had two aces, three kills, and two digs; and Avery Bever added four kills and five digs.

Knightstown played at Shenandoah Thursday.

Daleville 2, Knightstown 1 (JV)

The Panther junior varsity team fell to the visiting Broncos Wednesday evening in three sets 12-25, 25-23, 11-15.

For Knightstown, Josie Koehler had two aces, three blocks, a dig, and a kill; Taeler Mayehw had an ace, a dig, two kills, and eight assists; Mallory Halcomb had eight digs and three assists; Katelyne Stephens had a dig, an ace, a block, and four kills; Alicia Knapp had three kills, an assist, and five digs; Grace Jones had two kills and three digs; and Emilie Moss had a kill and three digs.

Junior High / Middle School Football

Tri 38, Anderson Prep Academy 16

The Titan football team defeated the Jets by 22 points on Sept. 11 to improve their record to 1-2 on the season.

The Tri offense was led by Tyler Brooks with touchdown runs of 36 yards and six yards plus a two-point conversion. Garrett Moffett, Cameron Boone, and Kyler Engle also  scored a touchdown apiece for the Titans. Two-point conversions also were scored by Boone, Engle and Clayton Reno.

Defensively for the Titans, Hunter Hayworth had two tackles for loss, Brooks pulled down an interception, Gehrig Fredenburg had two tackles for loss, Reno had a tackle for loss, and Vance Dishman also had a tackle for loss.

Junior High / Middle School Volleyball

New Castle 2, Delta 0 (8th)

The Trojan 8th-graders made the trip to Royerton Wednesday night and came home with a win in straight sets against the host Eagles 25-17, 25-21.

After winning the first set 25-17, New Castle found itself trailing in the second set 5-20. The Trojans’ Teagan Brown served for 15 straight New Castle points and the set was tied at 20-20. The Trojans then really came together, won five of the next six points, and took set two 25-21 and the match.

Brown was the Player of the Match for New Castle with five aces and two kills. Also for thre Trojans, Ella Young had 15 kills and three aces.

New Castle hosted Shenandoah Thursday.

Delta 2, New Castle 0 (7th)

The 7th-grade Trojans traveled to Royerton Wednesday evening and fell to the host Eagles in straight sets 16-25, 23-25 to slip to a record of 15-5 for the season.

It was a tough loss for New Castle and a reversal of fortune as the Trojans had defeated Delta a week prior in the conference tournament.

The Player of the Match for New Castle was Camryn Johnson with her focus and intensity, bringing in four service aces, two offensive kills, and three defensive digs for her team. Aaliyah Anderson was aggressive in recording four offensive kills.

Also for the Trojans, Emily Grow had four kills, a dig, and an ace, and Brynn Barber had two digs, a kill and an ace.

New Castle hosted Shenandoah Thursday.

Today’s Sports Events

Football: Cambridge City Lincoln at Hagerstown 7 p.m.

Football: Knightstown at Eastern Hancock 7 p.m.

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

Football: Shenandoah at Wes-Del 7 p.m.

Football: Tri at Centerville 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Sports Events

Boys Tennis: Henry County Tournament at Blue River Valley 9 a.m.

Cross Country: Blue River Valley at New Prairie Invitational 8 a.m.

Cross Country: Hagerstown and Knightstown at Eastern Hancock Invitational 10 a.m.

Cross Country: New Castle and Shenandoah at Yorktown Invitational 10 a.m.

Cross Country: Tri at South Adams Invitational 10 a.m.

Girls Golf: Sectionals TBD

Girls Soccer: Richmond at New Castle 2 p.m.

Volleyball: Tri at (Knightstown) Panther Invitational 9 a.m.

Volleyball: New Castle at Providence Tournament TBD

Volleyball: Shenandoah and Union County at Cowan 9 a.m.