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Valley sports briefs: Girls golf nipped by Warsaw at Honeywell, by Plymouth at Pretty Lake

Miller takes 6th at Warsaw Invite; boys soccer beats Wabash to break 2-game skid; volleyball sweeps West Noble, Goshen


Sports Editor, RTC

Girls golf

Warsaw 186, Tippecanoe Valley 187, Wabash 205 (Thursday): Madelyn Weaver earned medalist honors with a 41, but Valley settled for second-place in a three-team dual against sectional rival Warsaw and host Wabash at Honeywell Golf Course Thursday.

Cheney Canada added a 47, Kaydence Mellott had a 48, Molly Moriarty had a 51, and Lily Ault had a 54. Canada’s score was a career-low for nine holes.

Delanie Byron led Warsaw with a 42.

Annie Cole led Wabash with a 47.

at Honeywell Golf Course, Wabash, Thursday (front nine, par 36)

WARSAW (186): Byron 42, Robinson-Gay 47, Peterson 47, Davis 50, (Frazzetta 52)

VALLEY (187): Madelyn Weaver 41, Cheney Canada 47, Kaydence Mellott 48, Molly Moriarty 51, (Lily Ault 54)

WABASH (205): Cole 47, Adams 50, McWhirt 53, Kugler 55, (Till 56)

Plymouth 185, Tippecanoe Valley 191, LaVille 269, Bremen 275 (Aug. 16): Madelyn Weaver led Valley with a 46, and Kaydence Mellott and Lily Ault each shot a 47 for Valley as they finished second in a four-way, nine-hole match against host Plymouth, LaVille and Bremen at Pretty Lake Golf Club in Plymouth Aug. 16.

Cheney Canada and Molly Moriarty each added a 51 for the Lady Vikings.

Plymouth’s Hannah LaFree was the medalist with a 43.

at Pretty Lake Golf Club, Plymouth, Aug. 16 (front nine, par 36)

PLYMOUTH (185): LaFree 43, N. Hutchings 46, A. Hutchings 48, E. McDonald 48, (C. McDonald 48)

VALLEY (191): Madelyn Weaver 46, Kaydence Mellott 47, Lily Ault 47, Molly Moriarty 51, (Cheney Canada 51)

LAVILLE (269): Lemberis 56, Singletary 71, Roper 71, Zellers 71

BREMEN (275): Wyly 67, Ton 67, Woodward 70, Reasor 71, (Stine 72)

Boys soccer

Tippecanoe Valley 4, Wabash 3 (Tuesday): Jon Ruiz scored on a penalty kick in the 79th minute to give the Vikings a road win over Wabash in their Three Rivers Conference opener Tuesday.

Gio Arriaga, Tyler Jones and Aiden Kohler also scored for Valley.

Wabash rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead before Valley scored twice in the final eight minutes.

Aiden Kohler scored off a Ruiz assist with eight minutes left to tie the game at 3.

Arriaga and Jones helped Valley gain a 2-0 lead within the first 20 minutes, but Wabash tied the game by halftime and scored the first goal of the second half.

Jones was tripped from behind by a Wabash player, which led to Valley being awarded a penalty kick with 1:30 left. Ruiz then scored the go-ahead goal.

NorthWood 5, Tippecanoe Valley 3 (Thursday): Jon Ruiz scored twice, and Caleb Petgen also scored for Valley in a home loss to NorthWood Thursday.

Kynan Cords assisted on Petgen’s goal. Both of Ruiz’s goals were unassisted.

Ruiz’s first goal came in the first minute and gave Valley a 1-0 lead. NorthWood led 2-1 at halftime.

Petgen scored an equalizer in the second half. NorthWood scored to take a 3-2 lead before Ruiz tied the game again with 12 minutes left.

NorthWood scored twice in the final 12 minutes for the final margin.

“Although the Vikings lost, they played very hard for 80 minutes and left everything out on the field,” coach Andrew Luce said in a statement.

Caston 4, Tippecanoe Valley 2 (Aug. 17): Valley scored the first two goals, but Caston scored three unanswered goals in the second half to hand the host Vikings a season-opening loss Aug. 17.

Jon Ruiz and Carson Craft had the Valley goals within the first 20 minutes.

“The game turned with about 10 minutes left in the half,” Valley coach Andrew Luce said in a statement. “Caston took advantage of an opportunity as they scored on a breakaway and sliced the Valley lead in half as the Vikings nursed a 2-1 lead into intermission. The second half essentially belonged to the Comets.”

Luce said multiple Valley players dealt with leg cramps while Caston “handled the steamy night extremely well.”

Rowan Jellison had a hat trick for Caston.


Tippecanoe Valley def. Goshen, 25-19, 25-14, 25-19 (Monday): Mallory Durkes had nine kills and 4.5 blocks, and Brayden Baney had six aces and 14 digs for the host Lady Vikings in a win over Goshen Monday.

Bree Sheetz contributed seven kills, 2.5 blocks, three aces and 12 digs. Colette Blackburn had five kills, one block and 12 digs.

Valley also won the JV match 25-19, 25-21.

Valley def. Goshen, 25-19, 25-14, 25-19

Valley stats

Mallory Durkes – 9 kills, 4.5 blocks; Bree Sheetz – 7 kills, 2.5 blocks, 3 aces, 12 digs; Colette Blackburn – 5 kills, 1 block, 12 digs; Brayden Baney – 6 aces, 14 digs

JV: Valley def. Goshen, 25-19, 25-21

Valley JV stats

Mackaylie Costello – 3 kills; Emma Patrick – 2 kills; Maddie Thompson – 1 block; Avery Wagoner – 3 aces, 7 digs; Ella Sandbakken – 2 aces; Karegan Callahan – 7 digs

Tippecanoe Valley def. West Noble, 25-14, 25-19, 25-23 (Thursday): Mallory Durkes had eight kills and two blocks, and Ava Smith had six kills for Valley in a home win over West Noble Thursday.

Colette Blackburn and Macy Kirchenstien had two aces each. Brayden Baney had six digs. Emily McGriff had a block.

Valley also won the JV match 25-15, 25-20.

Valley def. West Noble, 25-14, 25-19, 25-23

Valley stats

Bree Sheetz – 1 kill; Mallory Durkes – 8 kills, 2 blocks; Ava Smith – 6 kills; Emily McGriff – 1 block; Colette Blackburn – 2 aces; Macy Kirchenstien – 2 aces; Brayden Baney – 6 digs

JV: Valley def. West Noble, 25-15, 25-20

Valley JV stats

Maddie Thompson – 4 kills, 1 block; Aver Wagoner – 3 kills, 2 aces; Mackaylie Costello – 8 digs

Plymouth def. Tippecanoe Valley, 25-10, 25-11, 25-21 (Aug. 18): Bree Sheetz had three kills and three blocks, but the visiting Lady Vikings fell to Plymouth Aug. 18. Ava Smith also had three kills and a block. Erika Henderson had two aces. Brayden Baney had six digs.

Plymouth also rallied to win the JV match 23-25, 25-11, 15-12.

Plymouth def. Valley, 25-10, 25-11, 25-21

Valley stats

Bree Sheetz – 3 kills, 3 blocks; Ava Smith – 3 kills, 1 block; Erika Henderson – 2 aces; Brayden Baney – 6 digs

JV: Plymouth def. Valley, 23-25, 25-11, 15-12

Avery Wagoner – 2 kills, 3 aces; Mackaylie Costello – 2 kills, 3 aces, 5 digs; Maddie Thompson – 1 block; Karegan Callahan – 6 digs; Emma Patrick – 5 digs

Wawasee def. Tippecanoe Valley, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20 (Aug. 17): Bree Sheetz had eight kills, but Valley lost at home to sectional rival Wawasee Aug. 17.

Mallory Durkes had two blocks. Macy Kirchenstien had two aces. Colette Blackburn had a team-high nine digs, and Brayden Baney added eight digs.

Wawasee also won the JV match 25-15, 25-21.

Wawasee def. Valley, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20

Valley stats

Bree Sheetz – 8 kills; Mallory Durkes – 2 blocks; Macy Kirchenstien – 2 aces; Colette Blackburn – 9 digs; Brayden Baney – 8 digs

JV: Wawasee def. Valley, 25-15, 25-21

Valley JV stats

Emma Patrick – 4 kills; Karegan Callahan – 4 aces, 8 digs

Boys tennis

Tippecanoe Valley goes 2-1 at Lewis Cass tourney (Saturday): The Valley boys tennis team went 2-1 at the Lewis Cass tournament Saturday and now stands at 2-3 on the season.

Valley lost 5-0 to Lewis Cass, beat Eastern (Greentown) 3-2, and beat Taylor 5-0.

Dylan Neese went 2-1 at No. 1 singles, and Annakin Pettit and Cooper Walls went 2-1 at No. 1 doubles. Valley also went 2-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Lewis Cass went 3-0 to win the tournament.

Matches were all eight-game pro sets.

Results: Lewis Cass 5, Valley 0


Jack Salyers (LC) def. Dylan Neese (TV), 8-1

Ethan Johnson (LC) def. Cam Manuel (TV), 8-1

Gannon Davis (LC) def. Wyatt Reiter (TV), 8-1


Jenson Burrous-Byron Hunt (LC) def. Annakin Pettit-Cooper Walls (TV), 8-0

Briceton Ellington-Noah Preston (LC) def. DeOndre Hamilton-Tristyn Ragon (TV), 8-3

Results: Valley 3, Eastern (Greentown) 2


Dylan Neese (TV) def. Levi Lapp (EAST), 8-5

Myer Miller (EAST) def. Cam Manuel (TV), 8-3

Jace Cloum (EAST) def. Wyatt Reiter (TV), 8-2


Annakin Pettit-Cooper Walls (TV) def. Ian Haley-Zhayne Kelly (EAST), 8-4

Brady Minix-DeOndre Hamilton (TV) def. Eli Bowyer-Joe White (EAST), 8-5

Results: Valley 5, Taylor 0


Dylan Neese (TV) def. Evan Fleck (TAY), 8-0

Cam Manuel (TV) def. Josh Parker (TAY), 8-0

Wyatt Reiter (TV) def. Micah Irwin (TAY), 8-5


Annakin Pettit-Cooper Walls (TV) def. Cody Groves-Kien Sullivan (TAY), 8-0

Brady Minix-Tristyn Ragon (TV) def. Jayden Johnson-Hunter Stephens (TAY), 8-4

North Judson 3, Tippecanoe Valley 2 (Thursday): Dylan Neese won at No. 1 singles, and Annakin Pettit and Cooper Walls lost just two games at No. 1 doubles in a straight-sets win, but Valley lost at home to North Judson Thursday.

Cam Manuel lost in straight sets at No. 2 singles, Wyatt Reiter lost in straight sets at No. 3 singles, and DeOndre Hamilton and Tristyn Ragon lost in straight sets at No. 2 doubles.

Neese’s match was decided by a 10-point tiebreak after he and opponent A.J. Bau split the first two sets.

Results: North Judson 3, Valley 2


Dylan Neese (TV) def. A.J. Bau (NJSP), 6-1, 6-7 (6), (10-5)

Wyatt Stowe (NJSP) def. Cam Manuel (TV), 6-4, 6-1

Kayden Ginder (NJSP) def. Wyatt Reiter (TV), 6-1, 6-0


Annakin Pettit-Cooper Walls (TV) def. Burklett-Japkowski (NJSP), 6-2, 6-0

Faldzinski-Ginder (NJSP) def/ DeOndre Hamilton-Tristyn Ragon (TV), 6-3, 6-1

Wawasee 5, Tippecanoe Valley 0 (Aug. 16): The visiting Vikings lost all five matches in straight sets to sectional rival Wawasee in their season opener Aug. 16.

Dylan Neese, Cam Manuel and Wyatt Reiter lost in singles play.

Annakin Pettit and Cooper Walls lost at No. 1 doubles, and DeOndre Hamilton and Tristyn Ragon lost at No. 2 doubles.

Neese won eight games, but Valley won only five games in the other four matches combined.

Results: Wawasee 5, Valley 0


Holden Babb (WAW) def. Dylan Neese (TV), 6-4, 6-4

Joey Harper (WAW) def. Cam Manuel (TV), 6-1, 6-1

Zeke Keim (WAW) def. Wyatt Reiter (TV), 6-0, 6-1


Grant Brooks-Blaine Baut (WAW) def. Annakin Pettit-Cooper Walls (TV), 6-2, 6-0

Ty Brooks-Devon Kuhn (WAW) def. Deondre Hamilton-Tristyn Ragon (TV), 6-0, 6-0


Miller takes 6th at Warsaw Invite (Tuesday): Valley sophomore Chesnee Miller finished sixth at the Warsaw Invitational Tuesday. No time was listed.

“She seems to be on pace to have a fantastic season,” Valley coach Mike Inglehearn said in a statement.

Inglehearn described the weather as “hot and muggy.”

“When it came time to race, all the kids stepped up and did a great job of managing their hydration prior to the race and then competing at a high level,” Inglehearn said.

This was Valley’s third meet in six days.

Complete results were not provided to RTC.

Miller takes 5th at Jacob Graf Invite (Saturday): Chesnee Miller finished fifth, and Bailey Bussard took 19th at the Jacob Graf Invitational at Logansport Saturday.

In the boys race, Evan Myers was 28th and set a personal best.

“The kids had a great day of running on a great course and well-ran event,” coach Mike Inglehearn said in a statement.

Miller, Myers lead Valley at Goshen Invite (Thursday): Chesnee Miller and Evan Myers were the top Valley girls and boys runners, respectively, at the season-opening Goshen Invitational Thursday.

Miller ran a 21:45. Myers ran a 19:50.

Freshman Bailey Bussard, senior Maria Henderson and junior Talia Holder also ran for the Valley girls. Freshmen Eli Sterk, Isaac Whetstone and Aaron Backus also ran for the Valley boys.

“We started out our cross-country season on a good note tonight,” coach Mike Inglehearn said in a statement.

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