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Tippecanoe Valley spring sports roundup:

Kirchenstien, Stiles, Smith, Moriarty, Baney named first-team all-TRC


Pettit, Estep named all-TRC in baseball; Miller earns all-TRC golf honors; Luce to be named Dean of Students, pending board approval


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Softball

Five Tippecanoe Valley softball players were selected first-team all-Three Rivers Conference in voting done by the conference’s coaches and released to the media.

Two of the five players – senior Macy Kirchenstien and junior Corinna Stiles – are pitchers. Junior catcher Madi Smith, junior infielder Molly Moriarty and senior outfielder Brayden Baney were also selected to the first team.

Kirchenstien went 5-4 with a 2.41 ERA. Stiles was 7-4 with a 4.18 ERA and also hit .516 with eight homers and 46 RBIs. Smith hit .379 with one homer and 17 RBIs. Moriarty hit .340 with a team-high 10 homers and 34 RBIs. Baney hit .326 with three homers and 25 RBIs.

In addition, Abby Bowers was selected honorable mention. Bowers, a junior, hit .390 with one homer and 30 RBIs.

First-team All-TRC

Pitchers

Blayklee Buman (Maconaquah), Maddie Dafforn (Whitko), Lauren Duncan (North Miami), Amanda Eaglin (Peru), Macy Kirchenstien (Valley), Corinna Stiles (Valley)

Catchers

Guinny Garr (Whitko), Madi Smith (Valley), Addison Miller (North Miami), Madison French (Wabash)

Infielders

Emma Howdeshell (Rochester), Ellie Musselman (North Miami), Molly Moriarty (Valley), Cassidy Skinner (Whitko), Emily Pennington (Northfield), Aubree Mouser (Maconaquah), Reese Hoover (North Miami), Karsynn Beattie (Peru), Paxton Baker (Manchester)

Outfielders

Brayden Baney (Valley), Madison Cripe (Whitko), Addy Rosen (Northfield), Shyloe Hunt (North Miami), Madison Goulette (North Miami), Ava Caldwell (Peru), Abby Martin (Peru)

Extra players

Amaya Rader (Maconaquah), Addie Garr (Whitko)

Honorable mention

Abby Bowers (Valley), Sydney Haughs (Rochester)

Valley expected to hire Green as coach: Marc Green will be hired as the new softball coach at Valley, pending approval at Monday’s board meeting.

Green will replace Brittany Mathias, who resigned and who has since been hired as the school’s new cheer coach. Green was an assistant coach on Mathias’ coaching staff.

Valley 16, Warsaw 9 (May 20): Molly Moriarty had a grand slam, and Brittany Benn had a double, a sacrifice fly and three RBIs for the host Lady Vikings in a win over Warsaw on May 20.

Corinna Stiles had three of Valley’s 15 hits and also drove in a run, and Madi Smith, Macy Kirchenstien and Mackaylie Costello each had two hits and an RBI. Brayden Baney and Sydney Rhamey each had a hit and an RBI. Rhamey also walked twice. Abby Bowers also had a hit.

Kirchenstien got the win in the circle. She allowed 13 hits and nine runs (five earned) while walking one and striking out three. Valley committed four errors that led to four unearned runs for Warsaw.

The game featured nine errors combined between the teams.

Valley trailed 4-0 after one inning and still trailed 8-6 going into the bottom of the fourth before scoring four times and then adding six more in the fifth.

Valley 16, Warsaw 9

Warsaw 400 401 0 – 9 13 5

Valley 042 460 X – 16 15 3

WP – Macy Kirchenstien (7 IP, 13 H, 9 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K)

LP – Gonzalez (4 IP, 12 H, 15 R, 13 ER, 1 BB, 1 K)

2B – Ousley (WAR), Sleeth (WAR), Eastwood (WAR), Brittany Benn (TV), Mackaylie Costello (TV)

HR – Molly Moriarty (TV)

Valley 14, Manchester 0 (5 innings, May 19): Corinna Stiles had a double, two homers and seven RBIs at the plate and also pitched a one-hitter with three walks and nine strikeouts for the visiting Lady Vikings in a rout over conference and sectional rival Manchester on May 19.

Both Stiles and Molly Moriarty each hit grand slams. Madi Smith also had three hits, and Brayden Baney, Brittany Benn, Moriarty, Sydney Rhamey and Abby Bowers had two hits each.

In addition to Stiles’ seven RBIs and Moriarty’s four RBIs, Baney, Rhamey and Bowers each added an RBI.

Valley scored four runs in the second inning and nine runs in the fourth inning to increase the lead to 14-0.

Valley 14, Manchester 0 (5 innings)

Valley 140 90 – 14 15 0

Manchester 000 00 – 0 1 1

WP – Corinna Stiles (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K)

LP – M. Schanepp (4 IP, 16 H, 14 R, 14 ER, 2 BB, 1 K)

2B – Corinna Stiles (TV), Sydney Rhamey (TV)

3B – Abby Bowers (TV)

HR – Corinna Stiles 2 (TV), Molly Moriarty (TV)

Valley 12, Northfield 1 (6 innings, May 16): Sydney Rhamey had a single, a sacrifice fly and four RBIs, and Abby Bowers had three singles and three RBIs for Valley in a TRC road win over reigning Class 1A state champion Northfield on May 16.

Brittany Benn had two hits and an RBI, and Macy Kirchenstien and Mackaylie Costello also had two hits each. Brayden Baney and Corinna Stiles each had a hit and an RBI. Madi Smith and Molly Moriarty each had hits.

Costello pitched a four-hitter with one walk and 10 strikeouts.

Already leading 4-0 after four innings, Valley scored four runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.

Northfield committed four errors which led to six unearned runs for Valley.

Valley 12, Northfield 1 (6 innings)

Valley 202 044 – 12 14 0

Northfield 000 010 – 1 4 4

WP – Mackaylie Costello (5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K)

LP – Warnock (6 IP, 14 H, 12 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 K)

2B – Madi Smith (TV), Corinna Stiles (TV), Molly Moriarty (TV)

Jimtown 10, Valley 2 (May 14): Brayden Baney had a double and an RBI, and Abby Bowers also had an RBI for Valley in a loss to Jimtown on May 14.

Corinna Stiles had a double and a run scored.

Stiles took the loss in the circle after allowing six runs in 2 ⅓ innings. She allowed two hits and five walks while also fanning five. Kirchenstien allowed five hits and four runs (two earned) in 3 ⅔ innings of relief. She walked two and fanned two.

Valley pitchers walked seven, hit a batter and threw two wild pitches, and Valley also committed two errors that led to three unearned runs for Jimtown.

Jimtown scored eight runs in the third inning.

Valley’s game scheduled for later that day against Central Noble was canceled due to rain.

Jimtown 10, Valley 2

Valley 001 100 0 – 2 2 2

Jimtown 008 011 X – 10 7 3

WP – Gletty (7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K)

LP – Corinna Stiles (2 ⅓ IP, 2 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 5 K)

2B – Brayden Baney (TV), Corinna Stiles (TV), Allen (JIM), McPhee (JIM)

Valley 17, Marion 2 (5 innings, May 12): Brayden Baney singled, doubled and drove in four runs, and Molly Moriarty had a single, a homer and two RBIs for the host Lady Vikings in a rout of Marion on May 12.

Sydney Rhamey and Abby Bowers added two hits and two RBIs each, and Corinna Stiles and Madi Smith each had two hits and an RBI. Olivia Wilson had a hit and an RBI, and Macy Kirchenstien and Mackaylie Costello each had a hit.

Abby Bowers pitched a six-hitter with no walks and nine strikeouts.

Valley jumped out to a 13-0 lead after two innings.

Valley 17, Marion 2 (5 innings)

Marion 002 00 – 2

Valley 764 0X – 17

WP – Abby Bowers (5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 9 K)

2B – Brayden Baney (TV), Corinna Stiles (TV), Abby Bowers (TV)

HR – Molly Moriarty (TV)

Valley 10, Southwood 2 (May 11): Brayden Baney had two hits and two RBIs, including a homer as part of Valley’s four-run third inning, for the Lady Vikings in a TRC road win over Southwood May 11.

Corinna Stiles and Abby Bowers also had two hits and two RBIs each, and Madi Smith had a hit and two RBIs. Brittany Benn had two hits and an RBI, and Macy Kirchenstien also had a pair of doubles. Molly Moriarty had a single and an RBI. Mackaylie Costello had a single and a walk. Maddie Thompson walked twice.

Kirchenstien pitched a six-hitter for the win. She walked one and fanned eight. Valley committed four errors, and both runs Kirchenstien allowed were unearned.

Already leading 4-2 after five innings, Valley scored five runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh.

Valley 10, Southwood 2

Valley 004 005 1 – 10 13 3

Southwood 000 200 0 – 2 8 2

WP – Macy Kirchenstien (7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K)

LP – Lambert (6 IP, 13 H, 10 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K)

2B – Macy Kirchenstien 2 (TV), Abby Bowers (TV), Madi Smith (TV)

HR – Brayden Baney (TV)

Maconaquah 5, Valley 2 (May 9): Mackaylie Costello had both Valley hits and also drew a walk, but the Lady Vikings could not overcome a 5-0 deficit after two innings and fell to conference rival Maconaquah on May 9.

Brittany Benn and Sydney Rhamey each had an RBI. Costello and Corinna Stiles each scored a run.

Stiles and Macy Kirchenstien pitched three innings each. Stiles took the loss after allowing five hits and three earned runs. She walked five and struck out five. Valley pitchers combined to walk seven.

Valley committed two errors that led to two unearned runs for Maconaquah.

Maconaquah 5, Valley 2

Valley 000 200 0 – 2 2 2

Maconaquah 320 000 X – 5 7 1

WP – Buman (7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)

LP – Corinna Stiles (3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K)

2B – Williams (MAC)

3B – Rader (MAC)

Valley 12, Whitko 7 (May 4): Molly Moriarty had three hits, including a homer, and two RBIs, and Maddie Thompson laced a pair of doubles and drove in three runs for the host Lady Vikings in a win over conference and sectional rival Whitko May 4.

Abby Bowers also had three hits and an RBI for Valley. Mackaylie Costello had two hits and an RBI, and Brittany Benn had a hit and two RBIs. Brayden Baney had a hit. Sydney Rhamey drove in a run.

Macy Kirchenstien earned a complete-game win in the circle. She allowed 10 hits and seven runs (two earned) while walking three and striking out three.

Valley committed eight errors that led to five unearned runs for Whitko. Whitko committed nine errors that led to six unearned runs for Valley.

Valley trailed 4-3 going into the bottom of the second but scored four runs in both the second and third innings to build an 11-5 lead.

Valley 12, Whitko 7

Whitko 041 002 0 – 7 10 9

Valley 344 100 X – 12 13 8

WP – Macy Kirchenstien (7 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K)

LP – Walter (3 IP, 8 H, 11 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K)

2B – Dafforn (WHI), Maddie Thompson 2 (TV), Brayden Baney (TV)

HR – Molly Moriarty (TV)

North Miami 10, Valley 1 (May 2): Mackaylie Costello had a pair of singles, and Mercedes Snapp and Brayden Baney each had a double for Valley in a home TRC loss to North Miami on May 2.

Brittany Benn singled and scored Valley’s lone run in the bottom of the seventh. Macy Kirchenstien and Corinna Stiles each had a hit.

Corinna Stiles took the loss in the circle after allowing six hits and four runs (three earned) in five innings. She walked four and struck out four.

Costello allowed six hits and six runs in two innings of relief. She walked none and struck out one.

Already leading 4-0, North Miami scored six times in the top of the seventh.

Lauren Duncan fanned 11 in the circle for the Lady Warriors.

North Miami 10, Valley 1

North Miami 210 010 6 – 10

Valley 000 000 1 – 1

WP – Duncan (7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K)

LP – Corinna Stiles (5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K)

2B – Mercedes Snapp (TV), Brayden Baney (TV)

3B – Musselman (NM), Smith (NM)

HR – Musselman (NM)

Valley 3, South Central (Union Mills) 2 (final, April 30)

Valley 19, South Bend Riley 8 (5 innings, semifinal, April 30)

Valley defeated South Bend Riley and South Central (Union Mills) to win their home tournament on April 30.

In the win in the championship game over South Central, Brittany Benn had a pair of singles, and Corinna Stiles, Madi Smith and Mackaylie Costello each had a hit and an RBI.

Macy Kirchenstien pitched a seven-hitter with no walks and three strikeouts. One of the two runs she allowed was unearned.

Valley scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 1-1 tie and held on after South Central scored a run in the seventh.

South Central was the eventual Class 1A state runner-up.

Valley reached the final with a win over South Bend Riley earlier in the day.

Molly Moriarty had a double, a grand slam and three walks and finished with five RBIs and five runs scored. Corinna Stiles had two hits and three RBIs, and Abby Bowers had a hit and three RBIs.

Mercedes Snapp had a hit and two RBIs. Mackaylie Costello had three hits and an RBI, Brittany Benn had two hits and an RBI, and Brayden Baney and Olivia Wilson each had an RBI.

Abby Bowers pitched a nine-hitter with two walks and four strikeouts. She allowed eight runs, seven of which were earned.

Valley led 10-8 going into the bottom of the fifth but scored nine runs to close the game out.

Valley had 11 hits and also received 10 walks. South Bend Riley also committed five errors.

Final: Valley 3, South Central (Union Mills) 2

South Central 000 100 1 – 2 7 0

Valley 000 120 0 – 3 5 2

WP – Macy Kirchenstien (7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 3 K)

LP – Bowmar (4 ⅓ IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 3 K)

2B – Werner (SC), Gale (SC), Corinna Stiles (TV)

Semifinal: Valley 19, South Bend Riley 8 (5 innings)

SB Riley 103 40 – 8

Valley 424 09 – 19

WP – Abby Bowers (5 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 K)

LP – Garcia (2 ⅓ IP, 4 H, 10 R, 7 ER, 7 BB, 1 K)

2B – Ring (SBR), Molly Moriarty (TV)

HR – Molly Moriarty (TV)

Valley 7, Peru 5 (April 27): Mackaylie Costello singled, tripled and drove in a run, and Molly Moriarty also had two hits for Valley in a home TRC win over Peru on April 27.

Corinna Stiles doubled and had two RBIs, and Brayden Baney singled, walked and also had two RBIs. Madi Smith had a hit and an RBI, and Brittany Benn also had a hit. Abby Bowers also had an RBI.

Stiles also got the win in the circle after allowing seven hits and three earned runs in 6 ⅔ innings. She walked three and struck out three. Macy Kirchenstien got the final out.

Valley trailed 4-3 going into the bottom of the fifth but scored once to tie it and three more in the sixth to go ahead for good.

Valley 7, Peru 5

Peru 001 120 1 – 5

Valley 210 013 X – 7

WP – Corinna Stiles (6 ⅔ IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K)

LP – Eaglin (6 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 13 K)

2B – Johnson 2 (PERU), Harlan (PERU), Eaglin (PERU), Caldwell (PERU), Madi Smith (TV), Corinna Stiles (TV)

3B – Mackaylie Costello (TV)

Pioneer 14, Valley 2 (April 26): Abby Bowers had a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth, but the host Lady Vikings lost to Class 2A, No. 1 Pioneer on April 26.

Molly Moriarty and Madi Smith also had doubles for Valley.

Smith and Corinna Stiles each scored a run.

Stiles took the loss in the circle after allowing five hits and four earned runs in two innings. She walked two and struck out five. Costello pitched 4 ⅓ innings in relief and allowed six hits and nine runs (five earned) while walking four and fanning two. Macy Kirchenstien allowed a hit and an unearned run in ⅔ of an inning of relief. She fanned one.

Pioneer’s Hailey Cripe struck out 20 and also hit two home runs.

Already leading 10-2 after six innings, Pioneer scored four more times in the seventh.

Pioneer 14, Valley 2

Pioneer 202 420 4 – 14

Valley 000 200 0 – 2

WP – Cripe (7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 20 K)

LP – Corinna Stiles (2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K)

2B – Abby Bowers (TV), Molly Moriarty (TV), Madi Smith (TV)

3B – Crystanelle Blickenstaff (PIO)

HR – Hailey Cripe 2 (PIO), Mackenzie Robinson (PIO)

Culver at Valley, no contest (April 18): The Culver-Valley softball game from April 18 was declared a no-contest. Valley was leading 13-1 after two innings when the game was stopped due to inclement weather.

Baseball

Pettit, Estep named first-team all-TRC: Tippecanoe Valley junior catcher Annikan Pettit and senior third baseman D.J. Estep were both named first-team all-TRC in voting done by the conference’s coaches and released to the media.

Pettit hit .426 and led the team in homers (3) and RBIs (16). Estep hit .353 with two homers and 10 RBIs. Estep also went 2-2 with a 2.47 ERA in 22 ⅔ innings on the mound.

Also, Braxton Davis earned honorable mention recognition. Davis hit .340 with two homers and 14 RBIs.

First-team All-TRC

Pitchers

Aaron Huffman (Rochester), Chayden Beeks (Wabash), Logan Gatliff (Peru), Kolton Floor (North Miami), Andrew Dillon (Wabash)

Catchers

Annikan Pettit (Valley), Jake Seuferer (Rochester), Mo Lloyd (Southwood)

Outfielders

Trace Armstrong (Maconaquah), Braden Burns (North Miami), Evan Elliott (Rochester), Gavin Eldridge (Peru), Bennett Isenburg (Maconaquah), Bryce Smith (Northfield), Ethan Medina (Rochester), Kaleb Shelton (Maconaquah)

Infielders

D.J. Estep (Valley), Trevor Daughtry (Wabash), Tanner Reinartz (Rochester), Dillon Tomlinson (Northfield), Ian Potts (Peru), Jared Brooks (Wabash), Walker Hays (Maconaquah), Tarick McGlothin (Rochester), Evan Martynowicz (Manchester)

Extra players

Jacob Snyder (Northfield), Keaton Fields (Wabash), Riley Harmon (Whitko)

Honorable mention All-TRC

Joey Bland (Southwood), Mason Fisher (Northfield), Trevor Simons (North Miami), Garrett Sites (Manchester), Matt Roettger (Peru), Tyler Stapleton (Maconaquah), Brayden Zink (Rochester), Braxton Davis (Valley), Justin Booth (Wabash), David Ousley (Whitko)

Valley 8, Manchester 3 (May 23): Cameron Manuel went 4 for 4 with two RBIs, and he also earned the win on the mound, and Noah Prater added three hits as part of Valley’s 15-hit attack in a TRC road win over Manchester on May 23.

Markus Bernicky cracked a homer and drove in two runs, and Hunter Craft also had a hit and two RBIs.

Braxton Davis singled, doubled and drove in a run.

Damion Kohler had a double, and Evan Myers, D.J. Estep and Annikan Pettit each had a single.

Manuel pitched six innings and allowed seven hits and three earned runs. He walked none and struck out two. Bernicky pitched a scoreless seventh, allowing one hit.

Valley trailed 2-0 after three innings but scored three runs in the fourth and never trailed again. Valley scored in each of the final four innings.

Valley finished the regular season 6-9, 4-5 TRC.

Valley 8, Manchester 3

Valley 000 312 2 – 8 16 0

Manchester 200 001 0 – 3 8 1

WP – Cameron Manuel (6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K)

LP – Hall (5 ⅓ IP, 12 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K)

2B – Damion Kohler (TV), Braxton Davis (TV), Sites (MAN)

HR – Markus Bernicky (TV)

Valley 1, Whitko 0 (May 17): D.J. Estep had a single and drove in the game’s only run in the first inning, and he also combined with Damion Kohler on a three-hit shutout for the host Vikings in a win over Whitko May 17.

Markus Bernicky singled for Valley’s only other hit.

Estep allowed two hits and walked six in six innings. He struck out eight. Damion Kohler allowed a hit and a walk in the seventh but earned the save.

Valley 1, Whitko 0

Whitko 000 000 0 – 0 3 1

Valley 100 000 X – 1 2 0

WP – D.J. Estep (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 8 K)

XBH – (none)

Northfield 8, Valley 5 (May 16): Noah Prater had two hits and two RBIs, and Annikan Pettit had two hits and an RBI for Valley in a road loss to Northfield on May 16.

Markus Bernicky also had two hits. Cameron Manuel had a hit and an RBI, and Braxton Davis had a double.

Bernicky took the loss on the mound after allowing five hits and four runs (one earned) in three innings. He walked none and fanned six. Evan Myers pitched a hitless fourth. Davis allowed four runs, all unearned, in two innings of relief. He allowed two hits and walked two while striking out one.

Valley scored four runs in the top of the sixth to cut into a 6-1 deficit, but Northfield countered with two runs in the bottom half.

Valley committed five errors that led to seven unearned runs for Northfield.

Northfield 8, Valley 5

Valley 001 004 0 – 5 8 5

Northfield 301 022 – 8 8 2

WP – Tomlinson (7 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 6 K)

LP – Markus Bernicky (3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K)

2B – Braxton Davis (TV), Jacob Snyder 2 (NF)

Valley 4, Southwood 2 (8 innings, May 11): Braxton Davis hit two homers and drove in three runs, and D.J. Estep singled, doubled and homered for Valley in a TRC road win in extra innings over Southwood on May 11.

Noah Prater contributed a single and a double. Cameron Manuel had a single.

Estep got the win on the mound. In five innings of relief, he allowed seven hits and two runs with no walks and three strikeouts.

Damion Kohler started and worked three hitless innings. He walked three and struck out one.

Southwood opened the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but Valley countered with two runs in the top of the sixth.

Valley 4, Southwood 2 (8 innings)

Valley 000 002 02 – 4

Southwood 000 020 00 – 2

WP – D.J. Estep (5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K)

LP – Craft (3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K)

2B – Noah Prater (TV), D.J. Estep (TV), Lloyd (SW)

HR – D.J. Estep (TV), Braxton Davis 2 (TV)

South Central (Union Mills) 8, Valley 7 (May 10): Annikan Pettit homered twice and drove in six runs, but the visiting Satellites, ranked No. 4 in Class 1A, rallied from a 7-2 deficit after five innings to beat Valley on May 10.

D.J. Estep had a double. Hunter Craft had a single and an RBI, and Markus Bernicky, Noah Prater and Cameron Manuel all had singles.

Evan Myers took the loss in relief. He pitched two innings and allowed four hits and two runs (one earned) while walking two and fanning one.

Braxton Davis went the first five innings and allowed six hits and six runs while walking one and striking out four.

Pettit hit a grand slam as part of Valley’s five-run second inning, and he later hit a two-run homer in the fourth. Valley also drew six walks to go along with their seven hits.

South Central scored five runs in the sixth and the winning run in the seventh.

South Central (Union Mills) 8, Valley 7

South Central 200 005 1 – 8 10 1

Valley 050 200 0 – 7 7 2

WP – Ferrell (2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)

LP – Evan Myers (2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K)

2B – Glisic (SC), D.J. Estep (TV)

HR – Annikan Pettit 2 (TV)

Maconaquah 8, Valley 6 (May 9): Cameron Manuel singled, doubled and drove in a run, and Annikan Pettit also had a single and a double for Valley in a TRC road loss to Maconaquah on May 9.

D.J. Estep also had a double and an RBI, and Damion Kohler and Braxton Davis each had a single and an RBI. Noah Prater singled and walked. Hunter Craft had an RBI.

Markus Bernicky allowed 11 hits and five runs (four earned) in 3 ⅓ innings. He walked one and struck out five. Manuel allowed five hits and three earned runs in 2 ⅔ innings. He walked three and struck out one.

Maconaquah scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to break a 6-6 tie.

Maconaquah 8, Valley 6

Valley 000 312 0 – 6 8 1

Maconaquah 012 212 X – 8 16 2

WP – Ellis (3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K)

LP – Cameron Manuel (2 ⅔ IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K)

2B – Cameron Manuel (TV), D.J. Estep (TV), Annikan Pettit (TV), Hays (MAC), Armstrong (MAC)

Valley 1, North Miami 0 (May 2): Markus Bernicky pitched a five-hitter with one walk and nine strikeouts, and Damion Kohler hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to score Landon Walters in the seventh for the host Vikings in a win over North Miami on May 2.

D.J. Estep had two hits, and Kohler and Cameron Manuel had one hit each. Catcher Annikan Pettit had three assists.

Kolton Floor pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts for North Miami.

Valley 1, North Miami 0

North Miami 000 000 0 – 0 5 0

Valley 000 000 1 – 1 4 3

WP – Markus Bernicky (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K)

LP – Floor (6 ⅔ IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K)

2B – Floor (NM), Johnson (NM)

Peru 5, Valley 3 (April 27): Braxton Davis had a double, two walks and two RBIs, and Hunter Craft and Markus Bernicky each had a single for Valley in a home TRC loss to Peru on April 27.

Craft also walked and stole two bases. Annikan Pettit also walked twice.

D.J. Estep took the loss on the mound after allowing four runs (two earned) in four innings. He allowed three hits and walked four while striking out six. Davis allowed no earned runs in three innings of relief. He allowed four hits and no walks while fanning three.

Peru scored two runs in the top of the third to take the lead for good at 3-1. They added two more runs in the fifth.

Peru 5, Valley 3

Peru 012 020 0 – 5

Valley 100 002 0 – 3

WP – Gatliff (5 ⅔ IP, 1 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 12 K)

LP – D.J. Estep (4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K)

2B – Huppenthal (PERU), Braxton Davis (TV)

Culver Academy 7, Valley 2 (April 26): Braxton Davis had two hits and an RBI, and Annikan Pettit also had two hits as part of Valley’s seven-hit attack in a road loss to Culver Academy on April 26.

Damion Kohler had a hit and an RBI, and Markus Berrnicky and Issiac Ramsey each added a hit.

Valley had a 7-3 advantage in hits, but Valley pitchers walked nine and hit three batters. Culver Academy also stole seven bases.

Kohler took the loss after allowing two hits and five earned runs in 2 ⅓ innings. He walked six and struck out one.

Culver Academy scored a run in the first inning and six more in the third.

Culver Academy 7, Valley 2

Valley 001 001 0 – 2 7 1

Culver Academy 106 000 X – 7 3 1

WP – Beacom (3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K)

LP – Damion Kohler (2 ⅓ IP, 2 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K)

2B – Braxton Davis (TV), Markus Bernicky (TV)

Heritage 24, Valley 1 (final, 5 innings, April 23)

Valley 22, Wawasee 15 (semifinal, April 23)

Braxton Davis had a hit and an RBI, and Markus Bernicky, Evan Myers and Annikan Pettit each had hits for Valley in a loss to Heritage in the Wawasee tournament final on April 23. Heritage scored four runs in the first inning and 10 runs each in the second and third.

Evan Myers started and worked 1 ⅓ innings on the mound and took the loss. He allowed three hits and seven runs (all earned). He walked two, hit five batters and struck out none.

Five Valley pitchers combined to walk nine and hit nine batters.

Pettit had six of Valley’s 21 hits in a come-from-behind 22-15 win over Wawasee earlier in the day. Pettit also had five RBIs. D.J. Estep had three hits, including a homer, and three RBIs. Braxton Davis also had three hits and three RBIs.

Hunter Craft, Bernicky, Noah Prater and Damion Kohler had two hits each, and Cameron Manuel had a hit. Craft and Kohler had two RBIs each, and Bernicky, Prater, Myers and Manuel each had an RBI.

Valley also had seven stolen bases, including two from Prater. Wawasee also committed six errors that led to 13 unearned runs for Valley.

Kohler pitched 1 ⅓ innings in relief and allowed two hits and one earned run while walking one and fanning one.

Valley trailed 15-10 after six innings but scored 12 in the top of the seventh.

Wawasee would later avenge this loss with a 5-2 win over Valley at Jimtown in the sectional on May 25.

Final: Heritage 24, Valley 1 (5 innings)

Heritage 4(10)(10) 00 – 24 17 0

Valley 000 10 – 1 4 0

WP – Lepper (4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K)

LP – Evan Myers (1 ⅓ IP, 3 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 5 HBP, 0 K)

2B – Bearman (HER), Braxton Davis (TV)

Semifinal: Valley 22, Wawasee 15

Valley 202 420 (12) – 22 21 1

Wawasee 305 241 0 – 15 20 0

WP – Damion Kohler (1 ⅓ IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K)

LP – Stump (3 ⅔ IP, 9 H, 13 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 K)

2B – Noah Prater (TV), Damion Kohler (TV), Annikan Pettit 3 (TV), Braxton Davis (TV)

3B – Hunter Craft (TV)

HR – D.J. Estep (TV)

Girls tennis

Emily Ackerman to resign, to be replaced by Hunter Ackerman: Emily Ackerman has resigned after one season as the girls tennis coach at Valley, and Hunter Ackerman will be hired to replace her, pending approval at Monday’s school board meeting.

Valley went 7-10 in 2022 under Emily Ackerman. Grace College hired Emily Ackerman as their new women’s tennis coach last month.

Hunter Ackerman was Emily Ackerman’s assistant coach in 2022. He is a current history teacher at Valley and a former baseball player at Grace College. He is also Emily Ackerman’s husband.

Warsaw 5, Valley 0 (May 19): The Valley girls team lost all five matches to Warsaw in straight sets in a sectional semifinal loss on May 19.

Lydia Miller, Talia Holder and Madelyn Weaver lost singles matches. Valley only won two games in the three singles matches combined.

Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger lost at No. 1 doubles, and Nataly Rodriguez and Ella Sandbakken lost at No. 2 doubles.

Valley finished 7-10.

Results: Warsaw 5, Valley 0

Singles

Addie Lind (WAR) def. Lydia Miller (TV), 6-0, 6-0

Abby Nicholas (WAR) def. Talia Holder (TV), 6-1, 6-1

Regan Brouwer (WAR) def. Madelyn Weaver (TV), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

Marie Frazzetta-Megan Mishler (WAR) def. Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV), 6-3, 6-1

Avery Landwerlen-Kennedy Wiedeman (WAR) def. Nataly Rodriguez-Ella Sandbakken (TV), 6-4, 6-4

Northfield 5, Valley 0 (May 16): Valley lost their regular season finale to host Northfield on May 16.

Lydia Miller lost at No. 1 singles when she had to retire in the third set due to injury. Talia Holder and Madelyn Weaver lost in straight sets at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively.

Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger lost in straight sets at No. 1 doubles. Nataly Rodriguez and Ella Sandbakken lost in three sets at No. 2 doubles.

Northfield also won the JV match 4-1.

Results: Northfield 5, Valley 0

Singles

Ashley Lyons (NF) def. Lydia Miller (TV), 4-6, 6-2, 1-2 (ret.)

Meredith Haupert (NF) def. Talia Holder (TV), 6-2, 6-3

Elli Baker (NF) def. Madelyn Weaver (TV), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

Autumn Custer-Annie Schuler (NF) def. Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV), 6-2, 6-4

Camryn Kuhn-Hannah Wilson (NF) def. Nataly Rodriguez-Ella Sandbakken (TV), 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Valley 3, Wabash 2 (May 13): Talia Holder defeated Elena Pena Olalla 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 at No. 2 singles to win the clinching point for the visiting Lady Vikings in a win over Wabash on May 13.

Valley’s other points came from Madelyn Weaver at No. 3 singles and Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger at No. 1 doubles.

Lydia Miller lost in straight sets at No. 1 singles, and Nataly Rodriguez and Ella Sandbakken lost in straight sets at No. 2 doubles.

Valley also won the JV match 4-0.

Results: Valley 3, Wabash 2

Singles

Annie Cole (WAB) def. Lydia Miller (TV), 6-2, 6-1

Talia Holder (TV) def. Elena Pena Olalla (WAB), 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Madelyn Weaver (TV) def. Talia Carrillo (WAB), 7-6 (5), 6-0

Doubles

Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV) def. Kasey Long-Maddie Von Uhl (WAB), 6-1, 6-1

Abi Hipskind-Mar Perez Salas (WAB) def. Nataly Rodriguez-Ella Sandbakken (TV), 7-5, 7-5

JV results: Valley 4, Wabash 0

Singles

Karegan Callahan (TV) won 8-3.

Sarah Gross (TV) won 8-1.

Sarah Finney (TV) won 8-0.

Doubles

Brianna Feldman-Kylee Trepanier (TV) won 8-2

Valley 5, Southwood 0 (May 12): The Lady Vikings won all five matches in straight sets in a home TRC win over Southwood on May 12.

Lydia Miller, Talia Holder and Madelyn Weaver all won in singles with Holder and Weaver not yielding a game.

Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger won at No. 1 doubles, and Karegan Callahan and Ella Sandbakken won at No. 2 doubles. The doubles teams lost only four games combined.

Results: Valley 5, Southwood 0

Lydia Miller (TV) def. Carrie Collins (SW), 6-1, 6-2

Talia Holder (TV) def. Courtney Finney (SW), 6-0, 6-0

Madelyn Weaver (TV) def. Zoey Gaylourd (SW), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV) def. Alaina Dague-L:ydia Topliff (SW), 6-1, 6-0

Karegan Callahan-Ella Sandbakken (TV) def. Sarah Grace-Makayla Myers (SW), 6-1, 6-2

Bethany Christian 3, Valley 2 (May 10): Valley won both doubles matches in a road loss to Bethany Christian on May 10.

Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, and Brianna Feldman and nataly Rodriguez won 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-6 (3) at No. 2 doubles.

Lydia Miller won the second set in a tiebreak against Reyna King at No. 1 singles but lost in three sets. Talia Holder and Madelyn Weaver lost in straight sets at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively.

In the JV match, Valley blanked Bethany Christian 5-0.

Results: Bethany Christian 3, Valley 2

Singles

Reyna King (BCS) def. Lydia Miller (TV), 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-1

Julia Moser (BCS) def. Talia Holder (TV), 6-1, 6-3

Zoe Willems (BCS) def. Madelyn Weaver (TV), 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV) def. Alina Bergstresser-Morgan Chupp (BCS), 6-2, 6-3

Brianna Feldman-Nataly Rodriguez (TV) def. Ally Barkman-Tonya Yoder (BCS), 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-6 (3)

JV results: Valley 5, Bethany Christian 0

Singles

Kylee Trepanier (TV) won 8-6.

Evelyn Ramirez (TV) won 8-1.

Sarah Finney (TV) won 8-6.

Sienna Holder (TV) won 8-1.

Doubles

Karegan Callahan-Ella Sandbakken (TV) won 8-0.

Manchester 5, Valley 0 (May 9): Talia Holder won the second set of her match at No. 2 singles, but Valley lost a TRC home match to Manchester on May 9.

Holder lost 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 to Alyssa Marvell. Lydia Miller and Madelyn Weaver both lost in straight sets at Nos. 1 and 3 singles, respectively.

Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger lost at No. 1 doubles, and Nataly Rodriguez and Ella Sandbakken lost at No. 2 doubles.

Manchester also won the JV match 6-1.

Results: Manchester 5, Valley 0

Singles

Sarah Kerlin (MAN) def. Lydia Miller (TV), 6-4, 6-0

Alyssa Marvel (MAN) def. Talia Holder (TV), 6-0, 4-6, 6-3

Addison Brubaker (MAN) def. Madelyn Weaver (TV), 6-1, 6-0

Doubles

Carleigh Blevins-Abbie Wampler (MAN) def. Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV), 6-3, 6-3

Delani Henderson-Kim Schroll (MAN) def. Nataly Rodriguez-Ella Sandbakken (TV), 6-2, 7-5

Tippecanoe Valley 5, Rochester 0 (May 2): The visiting Lady Vikings won all five matches in straight sets over Rochester on May 2.

Lydia Miller knocked off Kylie Houston 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, Talia Holder beat Ella McCarter 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, and Madelyn Weaver topped Rylee Clevenger 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

In doubles, Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger beat Rily Holloway and Emily Hughes 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1, and Nataly Rodriguez and Ella Sandbakken handled Makenna Beall and Kaedra Shook 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2.

Valley also won the JV match 4-1.

Results: Valley 5, Rochester 0

Singles

Lydia Miller (TV) def. Kylie Houston (RHS), 6-0, 6-3

Talia Holder (TV) def. Ella McCarter (RHS), 6-2, 6-4

Madelyn Weaver (TV) def. Rylee Clevenger (RHS), 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV) def. Rily Holloway-Emily Hughes (RHS), 6-4, 6-4

Nataly Rodriguez-Ella Sandbakken (TV) def. Makenna Beall-Kaedra Shook (RHS), 6-2, 6-0

JV results: Valley 4, Rochester 1

Singles

Karegan Callahan (TV) def. Taylor Howard (RHS), 8-2

Elizabeth Weaver (RHS) def. Sarah Gross (TV), 8-3

Sienna Holder (TV) def. Lola Brady (RHS), 8-4

Doubles

Brianna Feldman-Kylee Trepanier (TV) def. Danielle Borg-Sophie McCall (RHS), 8-0

Joliann Gonzalez-Taylor Owens (TV) def. Chloe Nichols-Ksenia Shyp (RHS), 8-6

Valley goes 2-1, takes 2nd at Wabash Invite (April 30): The Valley girls tennis team went 2-1 and finished in second place out of four teams at the Wabash Invitational on April 30.

Valley lost to Whitko 5-0, defeated Wabash 3-2 and defeated Taylor 5-0.

Results: Whitko 5, Valley 0

Singles

Anna Arter (WHI) def. Lydia Miller (TV), 6-4, 6-2

Kylie Fugett (WHI) def. Talia Holder (TV), 6-3, 6-1

Abbi Frank (WHI) def. Madelyn Weaver (TV), 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

Morgan Dyck-Jaycie Thomas (WHI) def. Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV), 6-1, 6-0

Zoe Foutz-Danielle Schuman (WHI) def. Nataly Rodriguez-Ella Sandbakken (TV), 6-2, 6-1

Results: Valley 3, Wabash 2

Singles

Annie Cole (WAB) def. Lydia Miller (TV), 6-4, 6-2

Elena Pena Olalla (WAB) def. Talia Holder (TV), 6-1, 5-7, (10-8)

Madelyn Weaver (TV) def. Talia Carrillo (WAB), 6-2, 6-3

Doubles

Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV) def. Kasey Long-Maddie Von Uhl (WAB), 6-0, 6-2

Karegan Callahan-Ella Sandbakken (TV) def. Abi Hipskind-Mar Perez Salas (WAB), 6-0, 6-1

Results: Valley 5, taylor 0

Singles

Lydia Miller (TV) won 6-0, 6-0.

Karegan Callahan (TV) won 6-1, 6-1.

Madelyn Weaver (TV) won 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles

Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV) won 6-0, 6-0.

Nataly Rodriguez-Ella Sandbakken (TV) won 6-0, 6-0.

Maconaquah 3, Valley 2 (April 28): Lydia Miller won in three sets at No. 1 singles, and Talia Holder won in three sets at No. 2 singles, but the host Lady Braves beat Valley on April 28.

Madelyn Weaver lost in straight sets at No. 3 singles, and Nataly Rodriguez and Ella Sandbakken lost in straight sets at No, 2 doubles.

Maconaquah got the clinching point when Annie Isenburg and Rachel Eby beat Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger in three sets at No. 1 doubles.

Valley won the JV match 4-3.

Results: Maconaquah 3, Valley 2

Singles

Lydia Miller (TV) def. Molley Tenny (MAC), 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

Talia Holder (TV) def. Averi Miller (MAC), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Kiera Rosenow (MAC) def. Madelyn Weaver (TV), 6-0, 6-3

Doubles

Rachel Eby-Annie Isenburg (MAC) def. Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Kaydence Jones-Sarah May (MAC) def. Nataly Rodriguez-Ella Sandbakken (TV), 6-4, 6-2

JV results: Valley 4, Maconaquah 3

Singles

Karegan Callahan (TV) won 8-4 (first match).

Karegan Callahan (TV) won 6-0 (second match).

Sarah Gross (TV) won 8-2 (first match).

Sarah Gross (TV) won 8-2 (second match).

Doubles

Brianna Feldman-Kylee Trepanier (TV) lost 8-4.

Joliann Gonzalez-Evelyn Ramirez (TV) lost 8-1.

Sienna Holder-Taylor Owens (TV) lost 8-0.

Peru 5, Valley 0 (April 26): Valley lost all five matches in straight sets in a TRC road match to the Lady Tigers on April 26.

Lydia Miller, Talia Hodler and Madelyn Weaver lost in straight sets in singles.

Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger lost at No. 1 doubles, and Brianna Feldman and Nataly Rodriguez lost in straight sets at No. 2 doubles.

Valley won the JV match 4-1.

Results: Peru 5, Valley 0

Singles

Mackey Hyde (PERU) def. Lydia Miller (TV), 6-0, 6-0

Lauren Boyer (PERU) def. Talia Holder (TV), 6-0, 6-0

Kara Baker (PERU) def. Madelyn Weaver (TV), 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

Emma Eldridge-Cate Wolfe (PERU) def. Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV), 6-2, 6-1

Cassidy Bartel-Libby Rogers (PERU) def. Brianna Feldman-Nataly Rodriguez (TV), 6-0, 6-0

JV results: Valley 4, Peru 1

Singles

Kylee Trepanier (TV) lost 8-4.

Sarah Gross (TV) won 8-2.

Evy Ramirez (TV) won 8-2.

Sarah Finney (TV) won 8-2.

Doubles

Karegan Callahan-Ella Sandbakken (TV) won 8-0.

Valley goes 0-3 at Bremen Invitational (April 23): The Valley girls tennis team went 0-3 and finished in fourth place at the Bremen Invitational on April 23.

Valley lost to NorthWood 5-0, lost to John Glenn 4-1 and lost to Bremen 4-1.

Nataly Rodriguez and Ella Sandbakken won at No. 2 doubles for Valley against Bremen.

Whitko 4, Valley 1 (April 21): Madelyn Weaver won at No. 3 singles, but the visiting Lady Vikings lost to conference and sectional rival Whitko on April 21.

Lydia Miller and Talia Holder both lost in straight sets at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively.

Lily Ault and Andie Schwenger lost in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, and Brianna Feldman and Nataly Rodriguez lost in straight sets at No. 2 doubles.

Whitko won the JV match 3-1.

Results: Whitko 4, Valley 1

Singles

Anna Arter (WHI) def. Lydia Miller (TV), 6-1, 7-5

Abbi Frank (WHI) def. Talia Holder (TV), 6-0, 6-3

Madelyn Weaver (TV) def. Bailey Wolfe (WHI), 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

Morgan Dyck-Jaycie Thomas (WHI) def. Lily Ault-Andie Schwenger (TV), 6-4, 6-1

Zoe Foutz-Danielle Schuman (WHI) def. Brianna Feldman-Nataly Rodriguez (TV), 6-0, 6-4

JV results: Whitko 3, Valley 1

Singles

Kylee Trepanier (TV) lost 8-4.

Sarah Gross (TV) won 8-2.

Evy Ramirez (TV) lost 8-2.

Doubles

Sarah Finney-Joliann Gonzalez (TV) lost 8-4.

Boys golf

Triton 165, Valley 196, Bremen 198 (June 1): Greg Miller shot a 39, helping Valley finish second in a three-way match against Triton and Bremen at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek on June 1.

Ethan Young had a 48, Branson McBrier had a 54, and Eli Love and gavin Grossman each shot 55.

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek June 1

VALLEY (196): Greg Miller 39, Ethan Young 48, Branson McBrier 54, Eli Love 55, (Gavin Grossman 55)

Valley shoots 369, takes 12th at Rock Hollow Invite (May 21): The Valley boys golf team shot a 369 and finished 12th out of 19 complete teams at the Rock Hollow Invitational at Rock Hollow Golf Club in Peru on May 21.

Greg Miller led Valley with a 78. That score was good for ninth among all individuals. Eli Love added an 89, Ethan Young and Branson McBrier each shot 101, and Evan Maish shot a 115.

Rochester also shot a 369 but earned 11th place on the fifth player’s score tiebreaker. Westfield won the tournament with a 316.

Rock Hollow Invitational

at Rock Hollow Golf Club, Peru, May 21

Westfield 316, Tipton 322, Carmel 322, Center Grove 325, Maconaquah 326, Lewis Cass 346, Kokomo 348, Zionsville 351, Northfield 368, Western 368, Rochester 369, Valley 369, Fort Wayne Canterbury 376, Northwestern 397, Southwood 401, Wabash 415, Eastern (Greentown) 423, North Miami 431, Peru 463, Whitko (incomplete team)

VALLEY (369): Greg Miller 78, Eli Love 89, Ethan Young 101, Branson McBrier 101, (Evan Maish 115)

Northfield 174, Valley 179, Wabash 217 (May 17): Greg Miller led Valley with a 40 as they finished second in a three-way home match against TRC champion Northfield and Wabash at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek on May 17.

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek May 17

VALLEY (179): Greg Miller 40, Ethan Young 46, Eli Love 46, Branson McBrier 47, (Nolan Cumberland 59)

VALLEY JV: Evan Maish 55, Asher McGriff 56, Gavin Grossman 57, Evan Bolinger 57

Valley shoots 357, takes 5th at TRC tourney (May 14): The Valley boys golf team shot a 357 and finished in fifth place out of nine complete teams at the TRC tournament at Rozella Ford Golf Club in Warsaw on May 14.

Greg Miller led Valley with a 74 and finished third overall among individuals to earn a spot on the all-conference team. Eli Love added a 91, Ethan Young had a 94, Branson McBrier had a 98, and Gavin Grossman had a 111.

Northfield won the conference title with a 332.

TRC tournament

at Rozella Ford Golf Club, Warsaw, May 14 (par 71)

Northfield 332, Maconaquah 337, Manchester 339, Rochester 343, Valley 357, Southwood 390, North Miami 402, Wabash 403, Peru 491, Whitko (incomplete team)

VALLEY (357): Greg Miller 74, Eli Love 91, Ethan Young 94, Branson McBrier 98, (Gavin Grossman 111)

Wawasee 169, Valley 181 (May 4): Greg Miller led Valley with a 40 in a home loss to sectional rival Wawasee at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek on May 4.

Ethan Young had a 45, Branson McBrier had a 47, Eli Love had a 49, and Nolan Cumberland had a 51.

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek May 4

VALLEY (181): Greg Miller 40, Ethan Young 45, Branson McBrier 47, Eli Love 49, (Nolan Cumberland 51)

VALLEY JV (222): Remington Rickel 52, Evan Maish 53, Evan Bolinger 58, Asher McGriff 59, (Gavin Grossman 61)

Valley 178, Knox 237 (April 27): Greg Miller shot a 38 to lead Valley in a home win over Knox at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek on April 27.

Ethan Young had a 41, Branson McBrier had a 45, Nolan Cumberland had a 54, and Gavin Grossman had a 55.

Valley also won the JV match 237-250.

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek April 27

VALLEY (178): Greg Miller 38, Ethan Young 41, Branson McBeier 45, Nolan Cumberland 54, (Gavin Grossman 55)

VALLEY JV (237): Evan Maish 56, Remington Rickel 58, Evan Bolinger 59, John Hill 61, (Matt Davis 64)

Valley shoots 351, finishes sixth at Whitko Invite (April 23): Led by tournament medalist Greg Miller, the Valley boys golf team shot a season-low 351 and finished sixth at the Whitko Invitational at Sycamore Golf Club in North Manchester on April 23.

Miller shot a 71, Ethan Young had a 91, Eli Love had a 93, Branson McBrier had a 96, and Gavin Grossman had a 117.

Valley 188, Caston 228, North Miami 244 (April 21): Greg Miller led the host Vikings with a 41 as they won a three-way match from Caston and North Miami at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek on April 21.

Ethan Young had a 46, Eli Love had a 49, Branson McBrier had a 52, and Gavin Grossman had a 64.

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek April 21

VALLEY (188): Greg Miller 41, Ethan Young 46, Eli Love 49, Branson McBrier 52, (Gavin Grossman 64)

Track

Valley finishes 4th in Class B at Goshen Relays (April 23): The Valley boys track team scored 67.5 points and finished fourth in Class B at the Goshen Relays on April 23.

Valley champions included Dawson Perkins in the high jump, Wade Jones in the 100 meters, the 4 x 100 relay team and the sprint medley relay team.

The 4 x 100 relay team consisted of Jones, Rex Kirchenstien, Perkins and Caleb Petgen. The sprint medley relay consisted of Kirchenstien, Perkins, Petgen and Nate Parker.

Wade Melanson was second in the shot put with a throw of 50-9. The 4 x 200 relay team, which consisted of Kirchenstien, Petgen, Jones and Oliver Trigg claimed second.

Goshen Relays Class B boys results: NorthWood 97, South Bend St. Joe 91, Lakeland 72, Valley 67.5, Culver Academy 63.5, Bremen 54, West Noble 50, Westview 50, Prairie Heights 46, Central Noble 44, Wabash 39, Fairfield 30, Whitko 19, Mishawaka Marian 18, Wawasee 16, South Bend Clay 12

Winners plus all Valley results

Long jump

1. Imanene (South Bend St. Joe) – 20-2 ¼, 10. Oliver Trigg (TV) – 17-5 ¼

High jump

1. Dawson Perkins (TV) – 6-2, t-4. Eric Burke (TV) – 5-8

Pole vault

1. Priestley (Lakeland) – 11-6

Discus

1. Clay (Central Noble) – 157-7, 7. Wade Melanson (TV) – 121-4

Shot put

1. Miller (NorthWood) – 52-5 ½, 2. Wade Melanson (TV) – 50-9

4 x 100 m relay (heat 1)

1. Valley (Caleb Petgen, Dawson Perkins, Rex Kirchenstien, Wade Jones) – 44.15 seconds,

4 x 800 m relay

1. NorthWood – 8:24.93

Distance medley

1. NorthWood – 11:26.10, 12. Valley (Eli Sterk, Brady Rodgers, Wyatt Reiter, Isaac Whetstone) – 13:41.37

4 x 200 m relay (heat 2)

1. South Bend St. Joe – 1:33.79, 2. Valley (Caleb Petgen, Oliver Trigg, Wade Jones, Rex Kirchenstien) – 1:34.23

110 m hurdles

1. Lawrence (Lakeland) – 15.60 seconds

800 sprint medley (heat 2)

1. Valley (Caleb Petgen, Dawson Perkins, Rex Kirchenstien, Nathan Parker) – 1:41.11

100 meters

1. Wade Jones (TV) – 11.54 seconds

4 x 400 m relay (heat 2)

1. Westview – 3:41.35, 4. Valley (Oliver Trigg, Caleb Petgen, Wade Jones, Rex Kirchenstien) – 3:45.73

Valley girls second, boys second at Warrior Relays: Both the Valley girls and boys track teams finished second at the Warrior Relays at North Miami on April 22.

Maconaquah won both the girls and boys team titles.

The Valley girls finished with 73 points, 17 fewer than Maconaquah. Chesnee Miller and Carlee Snyder won the long jump relay, and the 4 x 400 relay consisting of Ava Smith, Lydia Craig, Carlee Snyder and Emma Patrick also won.

Mallory Durkes and Chloe Shepherd combined to take second in the shot put relay (60-8 ¾) and Shepherd combined with Abby Koch to take second in the discus relay. The 4 x 100 relay, which consisted of Smith, Craig, Patrick and Miller took second in 53.38 seconds.

The Valley boys finished with 88 points, 16 fewer than Maconaquah. The meet was highlighted by the 4 x 100 relay team setting a new school record of 43.69 seconds. The team consisted of Wade Jones, Dawson Perkins, Rex Kirchenstien and Caleb Petgen.

Perkins and Eric Burke combined to win the high jump relay, and Wade Melanson and Dalton Alber combined to win the shot put relay.

The shuttle hurdles relay consisting of Tristyn Ragon, Burke, Colton Crabb and Nate Engstrand placed second. The sprint medley relay consisting of Alber, Cameron Mason, Oliver Trigg and Nate Parker also took second.

Valley sports notes

  • Joe Luce will be hired as the new Dean of Students at Valley, pending approval at Monday’s school board meeting. Luce was already hired as the school’s new boys basketball coach at the May school board meeting.

  • Nick Kindig has resigned both his teaching and coaching positions at Valley. He had been the head boys tennis coach and an assistant boys basketball coach. He is expected to take teaching and JV boys basketball positions at Triton High School.

  • Aaron Butcher has resigned as Valley athletic director after two years. He was officially hired as the new boys basketball coach at Hobart at a board meeting there on Thursday.

Academic All-TRC

Thirty-two Valley student-athletes were named to the academic all-TRC team for the spring sports season. That includes 13 who made the first team and 19 who were named honorable mention.

To make the first team, one had to be in the top 15 percent of their class and have a grade-point average of 3.8 or better. Those in the top 30 percent of their class and who have a GPA of 3.4 or higher made honorable mention.

Those making the first team received a medal, and those earning honorable mention received a certificate.

First-team Academic All-TRC

Abby Bowers (softball), Molly Moriarty (softball), Damion Kohler (baseball), D.J. Estep (baseball), Andie Schwenger (girls tennis), Lily Ault (girls tennis), Madelyn Weaver (girls tennis), Talia Holder (girls tennis), Greg Miller (boys golf), Mallory Durkes (girls track), Mariah Henderson (girls track), Abby Koch (girls track), Marcus Jansma (boys track)

Honorable mention Academic All-TRC

Brayden Baney (softball), Macy Kirchenstien (softball), Sydney Rhamey (softball), Brittany Benn (softball), Corinna Stiles (softball), Madi Smith (softball), Olivia Wilson (softball), Braxton Davis (baseball), Owen Kirchenstien (baseball), Evan Myers (baseball), Brianna Feldman (girls tennis), Nataly Rodriguez (girls tennis), Kylee Trepanier (girls tennis), Lydia Miller (girls tennis), Brandon Hoffman (boys golf), Branson McBrier (boys golf), Chloe Shepherd (girls track), Ella Myers (girls track), Jamasyn Virgil (boys track)



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