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Local sports briefs: Argos girls, boys soccer beat Elkhart Christian


Sports Editor, RTC

Girls soccer

Argos 10, Elkhart Christian 2 (Tuesday): Madisyn Barcus and Emma Dunlap scored twice each for the Lady Dragons in a home rout of Elkhart Christian Tuesday.

Sydney Shepherd, Aryanna Allen, Lilly Hines, Madi VanDerWeele, Micah Heckaman and Carly Miller also scored for Argos.

Dunlap added two assists. Allen, VanDerWeele and Ariana Petz had one assist each.

Argos (2-2) had a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal.

Argos led 7-0 at halftime.

Argos drops from No. 7 to No. 9 in poll: Argos dropped from No. 7 to No. 9 in this week’s coaches association Class 1A poll. Argos won their opener against Kankakee Valley last week but followed with consecutive losses to Plymouth and Northwestern.

Boys soccer

Argos 6, Elkhart Christian 0 (Tuesday): Teddy Redinger had a hat trick, and Michael Richard added a goal and two assists for the host Dragons in a win over Elkhart Christian Tuesday.

Jake Stults and Nate Manikowski also scored for the Dragons.

Gabe Stone had two assists, and Redinger also had an assist.

Argos had a 16-3 advantage in shots on goal. Colton Markley had three saves for the shutout.

Argos stays at No. 5: The Argos boys soccer team stayed at No. 5 in this week’s Class 1A poll. Argos defeated Warsaw but lost to Oak Hill in their

two games last week.

Wabash 7, Tippecanoe Valley 3 (Tuesday): Christian Ramirez scored twice, including on a penalty kick in the second half, but the host Vikings lost to Wabash in their season opener Tuesday.

Valley coach Andrew Luce praised senior Arturo Dominguez in a statement.

“Dominguez was all over the field, breaking up Wabash scoring threats and assisting in pushing the ball up the pitch,” Luce said. “Midfielder Jon Ruiz played a tremendous game before going down with a cramp in his calf with about 20 minutes to play. The cramp kept Ruiz out the rest of the game. With Ruiz out, Wabash pulled away, taking a 4-3 lead and making it 7-3.”

Luce said his team has made offensive improvements since last season.

“Tyler Jones, Carson Craft and Ruiz, along with Petgen and Ramirez form a dangerous offensive unit,” Luce said.

3 teams in Sectional 22 ranked in top 20: Three sectional rivals of Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley in Class 2A, Sectional 22 are ranked in the top 20 in this week’s Class 2A boys soccer poll.

Fort Wayne Concordia is ranked No. 3, Culver Academy is No. 15, and Manchester is No. 20. Manchester is the defending Three Rivers Conference and sectional champions.

Boys tennis

Tippecanoe Valley 4, Wabash 1 (Tuesday): Dylan Neese and Owen Kirchenstien each won in straight sets at singles, and Valley also swept the doubles matches in a home win over Wabash Tuesday.

Ethan Hartman and Annakin Pettit did not lose a game at No. 1 doubles. Valley won No. 2 doubles by forfeit.

Cooper Walls lost to Nicholas Ewing at No. 3 singles.

Valley also won the JV match 2-0 behind singles wins from Wyatt Reiter and Mason Purvis.



Dylan Neese (TV) def. R.J. Steg (WAB), 6-0, 6-2

Owen Kirchenstien (TV) def. Kaenan Burton (WAB), 6-1, 6-3

Nicholas Ewing (WAB) def. Cooper Walls (TV), 6-0, 6-2


Ethan Hartman-Annakin Pettit (TV) def. T. Baer-A. Thomas (WAB), 6-0, 6-0

NOTE: Valley won No. 2 doubles by forfeit.



Wyatt Reiter (TV) def. T.J. Fritter (WAB), 8-1

Mason Purvis (TV) def. Jack Jacoby (WAB), 8-0


IHSAA votes down seeding: The IHSAA Executive Committee voted down a motion at its Tuesday meeting that would have allowed the top two teams in each volleyball sectional to be seeded.

The motion failed 19-0. Had the motion passed, the top two seeded teams in each sectional would have been placed in opposite halves of the bracket so they wouldn’t meet until the sectional final.

IHSAA volleyball sectionals are Oct. 13-17 statewide.


IFCA proposes 8-man football: The Indiana Football Coaches Association presented a proposal for eight-man football at the IHSAA Executive Committee Meeting Tuesday.

Eight-man football would be for schools with enrollment under 300 that do not play 11-man football or schools that wish to switch from 11-man to eight-man football.

Play would begin in the fall of 2021. In the proposal, the IFCA wishes to have at 16 schools participating. The state finals would be played in week 10 of the 11-man football season, which likely would be in late October.

There are 35 schools statewide with an enrollment under 300 that currently play 11-man football.

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