BRV MS Tennis

Blue River Valley won the Henry County Jr. High / Middle School Tennis Tournament Saturday, Sept. 25 at Knightstown High School. In the front row, left to right, are Rylen Cass, Jackson Jester, Caleb Inman, Bekah Grim, Ziranda Grounds, Lindsey Jester, Ella Urlage, Liberty Rangel, and Molly Wissel. In the back row, left to right, are Parker Urlage, Garrett McClurg, Parker Perdue, Brody Jarvis, Grant Beavers, Coach Rusty Willis, Coach Scott Jarvis, Coach Sherry Willis, Sidney Crisp, Makenna Parmley, Kendra Williams, Kenna Sheets, and Kylee Burton. Not pictured is Stella Brown.

Football

Indiana Tailgate Tour at Shenandoah

In conjunction with the 2022 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship coming to Indy on Jan. 10, 2022, the 2022 Indianapolis Host Committee is bringing its inaugural Indiana Tailgate Tour to select high school football games across the state this fall, including this Friday’s Eastern Hancock at Shenandoah game.

This tour began Aug. 20 and will last through next Friday, Oct. 15.

For the Eastern Hancock at Shenandoah varsity football game Friday, the Indiana Tailgate Tour will set up at the stadium for fans to participate in prize giveaways, games and exciting football-skill activities with USA Football prior to kickoff.

During halftime, the Indianapolis Host Committee will award a $1,000 grant to the participating schools to aid in teacher and classroom development. An additional $500 will be donated to each school’s athletic department.

In total, the Indianapolis Host Committee is committing $54,000 to participating Indiana Tailgate Tour high schools to improve student outcomes and leave a long-lasting impact on the people of Indiana.

Trojans at Dragons game

New Castle fans attending Friday night’s game at New Palestine are to enter the campus at the New Palestine Elementary School entrance off Gem Road/CR500W, not from the U.S. 52 entrance.

Volleyball

Hagerstown 3, Union County 0

The Tigers hosted the Patriots Tuesday night and handed them their first Tri-Eastern Conference loss of the season.

Hagerstown swept the match in three sets 25-13, 25-13, 30-28 to its their overall record to 16-6 and 6-1 in the TEC.

For the Tigers, Carli Cox turned in 12 kills, 15 assists and 14 digs; Jada Briar had eight kills; Tori Kelley turned in 34 digs; and Allison Ayotte had 19 assists and 13 digs.

Hagerstown hosts Centerville tonight for its final regular season match.

The Tigers will play in the sectional semifinals at Union County Saturday, Oct. 16, tentatively at 12:30 p.m., against the winner of Tuesday’s Knightstown vs. Northeastern match.

Eastern Hancock 3, Knightstown 0

The Panthers hosted the nearby-rival Royals Tuesday night and fell to them in three sets 21-25, 20-25, 16-25.

Leaders for the Knightstown were Paige Personett with 17 kills, 10 digs, and two aces; Gwen Dyer with 26 assists and two digs; and Breanna Ramsey with 10 digs.

Also for the Panthers, Brookelynn Snyder had six kills; Emily Scott had four kills, a dig, and an ace; and Jalyn Kopp added six digs and an ace.

Delta 3, New Castle 2

The Trojans traveled to Royerton Tuesday night and lost in five sets to the host Eagles in a HHC match 19-25, 25-22, 25-17, 17-25, 10-15 to slip to an overall record of 6-17 for the season.

No individual parameters for the Trojans players were made available before press deadline.

Lapel 3, Knightstown 0

The Panthers went on the road to play the host Bulldogs Monday night and fell in straight sets 14-25, 11-25, 14-25.

Leaders for Knightstown were were Paige Personett with eight kills, seven digs, and an assist; Gwen Dyer with 11 assists, three kills, and two digs; Jalyn Kopp with four digs and an ace; and Breanna Ramsey added a dig and two aces.

Jr. High/Middle School Tennis

Vikings win county titles

The Henry County Jr. High/Middle School Tennis Tournament was held Saturday, Sept. 25 at Knightstown High School, and Blue River Valley swept both the boys and girls team championships.

In the boys’ tournament, BRV’s Caleb Inman was the champion at No. 1 singles; BRV’s Brody Jarvis was the champion at the No. 2 singles; BRV’s Rylen Cass was the champion at the No. 3 singles.

Also, BRV’s No. 1 doubles team of Parker Perdue and Parker Urlage finished third, and BRV’s No. 2 doubles pair of Jackson Jester and Garrett McClurg finished second.

The Viking boys were repeat winners, as they won the 2020 County Tourney, too.

In the girls’ tournament, BRV’s Sidney Crisp was the champion at the No. 1 singles; BRV’s Bekah Grim was the champion at No. 2 singles; BRV’s Ziranda Grounds was the champion at No. 3 singles; BRV’s No. 1 doubles team of Kylee Burton and Kenna Sheets finished second; and BRV’s No. 2 doubles duo of Makenna Parmley and Kendra Williams placed second.

The Blue River team is coached by Scott Jarvis, Sherry Willis, and Rusty Willis.

Jr. High/Middle School Football

Knightstown 50, Tri 6 (8th)

The Titan 8th-graders fell to the Panthers Tuesday evening to even their season record at 3-3.

Braxton Miller scored the lone Tri touchdown on a four-yard run. Cooper Engle picked up a fumble recovery and Eli Murphy knocked down a pass.

The Titan 7th-graders played Knightstown in two full quarters and defeated the Panthers 8-6. Eli Murphy scored the Tri touchdown on an 11-yard run and Landen Morrow added the two-point conversion pass from Cooper Engle.

Tri 40, Union County 0 (8th)

The Titan 8th-graders defeated the Patriots Monday evening.

For the Tri offense, Masyn Chalfant had touchdown runs of 20 and 21 yards; Jonah Cox had a pair of two-point conversions and a 12-yard touchdown run; Zavier Hanson had a pair of two-point conversions on a pass from Cole Melton and a run, plus a 35-yard touchdown run; and Cooper Engle had a three-yard touchdown run and a run for a two-point conversion.

For the Titan defense, Eli Murphy had an on-side kick recovery; Cole Melton knocked down a pass and had two tackles-for-loss (TFL); Masyn Chalfant had a TFL and knocked down a pass; Isaiah DeWitt had an interception and a TFL; and Kegan Bussberg had an interception.

Jr. High/Middle School Volleyball

New Castle 2, Tri 0 (7th)

The Trojan 7th-graders defeated the host Titans 25-12, 25-6 Monday evening to end the season with a record of 21-3.

For New Castle, Bethany Ring finished the match with 10 assists and nine service aces. Cadence Armacost finished the match with seven kills and eight service aces.

Also for the Trojans, Marley Fraszier contributed four service aces and a kill; Emma Harris had three kills and a service ace; Alana Orr had two aces; and Peyton Blessinger had an ace and a dig.

This New Castle team racked up lots of experience at all levels of play while bringing home a Center Grove Tournament first-place trophy, first place in the Hoosier Heritage Conference with a record of 5-0, third place in the conference tourney, and third place in the Munciana Middle School State Tournament.

The team also would like to mention it added another win to its season when the 7th-graders beat their parents in a fun Player vs. Parent game last Friday.

The Trojan players consisted of all ranges of experience and pulled together to form a fun and amazingly talented team that has a bright future.

Folks who watched them play this season know there is a lot to look forward to in their 2022 campaign as 8th-graders.