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Valley sports briefs: Girls soccer to play Wabash Wednesday

Miller breaks own school XC record; boys tennis loses at home to Columbia City; Moriarty, Weaver share medalist honors in 4-way TRC win; volleyball routs Whitko in TRC opener


Sports Editor, RTC

Girls soccer

The Tippecanoe Valley girls soccer team has added a game against Wabash to its schedule. Game time is 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wabash.

Valley’s scheduled game against NorthWood Monday was postponed. No makeup date has been set.

Valley’s scheduled game against South Bend Clay on Sept. 23 has been canceled.

Valley’s scheduled game against North Miami that was postponed Thursday has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Valley.

Valley’s scheduled game against the Wawasee JV that was postponed Wednesday has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Valley.


Miller sets record at Northfield Invite: Valley sophomore Chesnee Miller ran a 20:40 at the Northfield Invitational Saturday to break her own school record. Miller ran a 20:59 last year.

“The boys had a great day also,” Valley coach Mike Inglehearn said in a statement. “Several had career PRs (personal records). Freshman Isaac Whetstone with a solid three-minute improvement over the last four meets. Senior Evan Myers also took a minute off his career PR … to an 18:54. The rest of the team had very strong races. Looking to capitalize on Saturday’s race.”

Tippecanoe Valley results at Jacob Graf Invite: The following Valley runners participated at the Jacob Graf Invitational at Logansport on Aug. 21.

Northwestern’s Hannah Moore won the girls race in 20:44. Tipton’s Evan Long won the boys race in 17:06. Western won the girls team title, and Lafayette Jeff won the boys team title.

Valley did not have enough runners for a complete girls or boys team.


5. Chesnee Miller – 21:36, 19. Bailey Bussard – 23:46, 50. Maria Henderson – 27:11. 65. Talia Holder – 28:05


30. Evan Myers – 19:44, 60. Isaac Whetstone – 22:08, 67. Eli Sterk – 22:49, 87. Aaron Backus – 26:51

Boys tennis

Columbia City 4, Tippecanoe Valley 1 (Thursday): Annakin Pettit and Cooper Walls won a 10-point tiebreak in lieu of a third set at No. 1 doubles to give Valley their only point in a home loss to Columbia City.

Pettit and Walls beat Ben Kuhmichael and Peyton Pope 10-5 in the tiebreak after splitting the first two sets. Pettit and Walls also won the first set in a tiebreak 7-4.

Valley lost the other four matches in straight sets. They won nine games total in those four matches.

Dylan Neese, Cam Manuel and Wyatt Reiter lost in singles. Brady Minix and Tristyn Ragon lost at No. 2 doubles.

Columbia City also won the JV match 3-0.



Alexander Rongos (CC) def. Dylan Neese (TV), 6-4, 6-0

Tony Krider (CC) def. Cam Manuel (TV), 6-2, 6-2

Noah Finefrock (CC) def. Wyatt Reiter (TV), 6-1, 6-0


Annakin Pettit-Cooper Walls (TV) def. Ben Kuhmichael-Peyton Pope (CC), 7-6 (4), 4-6, (10-5)

Jaxon Crawford-Rhett Wilson (CC) def. Brady Minix-Tristyn Ragon (TV), 6-0, 6-0



DeOndre Hamilton (TV) lost 8-0.

Levi Sampsell (TV) lost 8-0.


DeOndre Hamilton-Levi Sampsell (TV) lost 6-0.

Girls golf

Tippecanoe Valley 181, Whitko 210, North Miami 234, Manchester 237 (Thursday): Madelyn Weaver and Molly Moriarty shared medalist honors with a 42 as the Lady Vikings won a four-way Three Rivers Conference match against Whitko, North Miami and Manchester at Sycamore Golf Club in North Manchester Thursday.

Lily Ault added a 47 to give the Lady Vikings the three lowest scores. Kaydence Mellott had a 50, and Cheney Canada had a 52 for Valley.

at Sycamore Golf Club, North Manchester, Thursday (back nine)

VALLEY (181): Madelyn Weaver 42, Molly Moriarty 42, Lily Ault 47, Kaydence Mellott 50, (Cheney Canada 52)

WHITKO (210): Garr 49, Hathaway 51, Ross 52, Krieg 58, (Starkweather 61)

NORTH MIAMI (234): Trigg 47, Miller 55, Ambergie 64, Finnigan 71, (Malott 72)

MANCHESTER (237): Hippensteel 52, Henderson 53, Gearhart 60, Tennet 69, (Harris 71)


Tippecanoe Valley def. Whitko, 25-15, 25-13, 25-17 (Thursday): Mallory Durkes had eight kills, and Bree Sheetz had seven kills and nine digs for the Lady Vikings in a TRC home win over Whitko Thursday.

Colette Blackburn had four kills and two blocks.

Macy Kirchenstien had 18 assists and three aces.

Brayden Baney and Abby Koch had seven digs each.

Valley also won the JV match 25-3, 25-10.


Mallory Durkes – 8 kills, 1 block; Bree Sheetz – 7 kills, 9 digs; Colette Blackburn – 4 kills, 2 blocks; Macy Kirchenstien – 3 aces, 18 assists; Brayden Baney – 7 digs; Abby Koch – 7 digs


Avery Wagoner – 4 kills, 4 aces, 1 block; Mackaylie Costello – 3 kills, 3 aces; Karegan Callahan – 3 aces, 3 digs; Maddie Thompson – 1 block

Boys soccer

Tippecanoe Valley 2, Caston 2 (Thursday): Jon Ruiz scored for the fourth straight game before leaving with a knee injury, and Gio Arriaga also scored for Valley in a tie with host Caston Thursday.

Ruiz’s goal came on a penalty kick in the first half. Arriaga scored the game’s only goal in the second half.

“Arriaga continues to play at a high level and has quickly established himself as a key defender as well as offensive threat for Valley,” Valley coach Andrew Luce said in a statement.

Luce also credited Aiden Kohler, Denver Wilson and Kolton Seaney for playing “significant roles” and praised the defense of juniors Gerardo Fernandez and Gerardo Hernandez as well as David Murrieta and goalkeeper Dawson Perkins for holding Caston scoreless in the second half.

In addition to Ruiz, Carson Craft also left with an injury to his lower back, according to Luce.

Valley lost at home to Caston 4-2 in their previous meeting on Aug. 17.


Tippecanoe Valley drops out of poll: The Valley football team did not receive any poll recognition in this week’s Associated Press Class 3A poll. Valley was ranked No. 17 last week and dropped out despite a 44-13 win over Northfield.

Mishawaka Marian and John Glenn, both of whom are sectional rivals of Valley’s, are ranked Nos. 15 and 18, respectively, in this week’s poll.

Valley has outscored their opponents by a combined score of 86-20 through Week 2. They are 2-0 for the first time since 2007.

Valley travels to Peru at 7 p.m. Friday.

Middle school football

Tippecanoe Valley 50, Whitko 0 (Thursday): Brady Moriarty ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns, and Wes Parker ran for 90 yards and three touchdowns for the Vikings in a win over Whitko Thursday.

Jamison Phillips ran for 25 yards and a touchdown and also had three tackles on defense. Owen Omondi also scored a touchdown on offense and forced a fumble and recovered a fumble on defense.

Gage Overbey and Carlos Gonzalez each had two tackles for loss and recovered a fumble.

Isaiah Ault also recovered a fumble.

Valley’s team consists of both seventh and eighth-graders.

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