Numerous junior high games, meets and matches were held Saturday.
The 7th grade Lady Norse volleyball team continued their winning ways going 4-0 on the day Saturday at the Southwood Invitational. In the first match of the day, the ladies defeated North Miami in two sets. Emma Warnock led the team with 16 service points with 9 aces. Allie Weaver added 4 aces and 5 assists. In the second match, the ladies beat Tippecanoe Valley in two sets. Allie Weaver led the team with 9 service points, 6 aces, 4 assists and 2 digs. Elli Baker added 10 service points, 3 aces and 2 kills. Josie Weaver had 5 kills. In the final match of pool play, the ladies beat Rochester in two sets as well. Elli Baker led with 13 service points, 5 aces and 1 kill. Camryn Kuhn had 7 service points, 2 aces, 3 kills and 1 dig. Kirsten Rife added 7 assists. Northfield went on to defeat Southwood for the Championship in two sets. Camryn Kuhn led with 8 service points, 4 aces and 3 digs. Josie Weaver had 7 service points, 4 aces, 2 digs and 3 kills. Allie Weaver had 5 service points, 3 aces, 2 digs and 2 assists. Emma Warnock played great defense with 6 digs. Kirsten Rife added 5 points, 5 digs, 2 assists and 1 ace. The ladies are now 12-0 on the season and will face Maconaquah on the road Monday at 6 pm.
Northfield’s 8th grade volleyball team took 2nd place on Saturday at the Southwood Invitational. Gabby Haupert led the team with 21 points, 13 aces and 14 kills; Eden Hoover added 18 points, 6 aces, 7 kills and 1 assist; Ava Copeland had 16 points, 7 aces, 1 kill, 1 block, and 14 assists; Brihanna Boocher 9 points, 3 aces, 1 kill, and 1 assist; Josie Lynn 7 points, 6 aces, 4 kills, and 2 blocks; Kaitlyn Holley 7 points with 1 ace; and Hannah Holmes added 3 blocks. The team faces Maconaquah at Maconaquah on Monday with a 7th grade start time of 6pm.
The MS Lady Apaches raced on their home course at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday September 28th. The girls raced against 10 other complete teams, taking 8th overall.
First for the team was Ivy Beamer, placing 42nd, with a personal best time of 14:26. Ashleigh Hadley came next while matching her season PR time of 15:08 and placing 50th. Audri Shidler came close behind with a time of 15:10 and placing 51st. Chloe Cooper followed in for 52nd place with her personal best time of 15:11. Ava Bishir placing was next for the team, taking 60th place with a time of 16:21. Mia Fairchild followed in with a time of 16:34 while placing 63rd. Olivia Shelton came next in 75th place and running 18:32. Karina Hernandez finished her race in 22:11 and taking 81st place completing the team.
The Wabash Middle School boys cross country team won their own invite at the Wabash City Park Saturday Morning. The Apaches scored 39 points outdistancing the 2nd place team (McCulloch Middle School by 46 points. Frankton Junior High School was third with a score of 125.
Troy Guenin-Hodson was the first Apaches to cross the line in 3rd. Kaden Vogel was 6th, Bobby Shull 9th, Trevor Daughtry 10th, Chase Howard 11th, Drew Guenin-Hodson 13th, and Colton Schuler 23rd.
In the reserve boys race the Apaches finished 2nd with 49 points, 7 points behind Crestview Middle School. Nick Perkins and Coleson Kugler finished 1-2 for Wabash in the race.
Despite the difficult course Kaden Rosen, Isaiah Cordes, Javier Hernandez, Drew Guenin-Hodson, Coleson Kugler, Maverick Sommers, and Bobby Shull all ran PR’s.
The Southwood junior high boys ran at the City Park for the Wabash Invite. It was a sloppy and challenging course that many of our runners were seeing for the first time. There were a few individual successes on the day, but it is disappointing to see rival schools that we had beaten earlier in the year run better times than us. We have one final time to display improvement next Saturday in the Running Rivers Conference at Manchester.
Casey Boardman – 11:32
Will Winer – 12:35
Landon Mitchell – 12:39
Luke Andrews – 13:10
Cooper Drake – 13:18
Carter Winget – 14:49
Luc Neal – 17:42
The girls also ran at Wabash. Lola Winer led the Knights finishing 26th overall.
Lola Winer – 13:42
Shelby Thomas – 14:31
Laci Fletcher – 18:12
Jaiya Corn – 19:05