Today’s Tribe Sports Report is written by Dalton Bishop. You may contact Dalton at his email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fredenberger court played host to last night’s Volleyball match featuring the visiting Western Panthers and the Mississinewa Indians. For Jody Havens and company the first two sets showed control of the game and a team that was playing together. In set 3 the Panthers had the Indians on their heels, nearly giving them the knockout punch before Mississinewa head coach Jody Havens called a timeout with the Indians trailing 23-16. Out of the timeout a rally from the Indians brought it to 23-21 before a Western timeout. Western scored on the opening volley out of the timeout making it 24-21. The Indians then scored on the ensuing volley making it 24-22. Senior Megan Stanley was sent back to serve and the Indians scored 4 straight points to win and sweep the Panthers. The Lady Indians are now 2-0 on the year. “Our effort was enough to get the job done but also exposed some things we need to work on” said Havens. The Lady Indians are back in action tomorrow morning for the Elwood Invitational starting at 9am, the Indians will take on Tipton in game one.
Last night in Kokomo the Indians tennis team took down a tough Kokomo team winning the match 5-0. The winners included Riley Fuqua at #1 singles winning 6-0,6-0. #2 Singles was won by Hayden Rowley 6-2, 6-0 with Ethan Sample winning #3 singles 6-1,6-2. Ryan Scott and John Oliver took care of business at #1 doubles winning 6-2, 6-0. #2 doubles was also won with the team of Kannen Smith and Garrett Spencer winning 6-2, 6-3. The Indians will hit the road tomorrow morning as they will travel to Adams Central to take on a very tough Jets team.
On what was a brutally hot Thursday evening in central Indiana the Mississinewa Boys Soccer team persevered and came home with a victory defeating Wabash 3-2. Senior Zane Scott pulled off the hat trick scoring all 3 goals for the Indians. Outside of Scott being huge for the Indians, Micah Sylte defended the home turf with a few major saves to keep the Apaches from scoring and ultimately helping the Indians win the match. The Indians are now 2-0 on the year. With the Northwestern Invitational being cancelled, The Indians will return to action on Tuesday as they welcome Sheridan to town.
Tonight, Kyle Buresh and the Mississinewa Indians will hit the gridiron and the road to take on Jed Richman’s Pendleton Heights Arabians. Last season the Arabians defeated the Indians 27-0. The Indians faced challenges in 2020. A new coach, a new system, no summer practices, and COVID-19. Yes, it is true everyone had to deal with the same thing but not everyone had a new head coach. Speaking with Coach Buresh he wasn’t able to meet his team in person until July of 2020 this season starts in August. So tonight I look forward to seeing what the Indians are capable of. They had a summer to practice, they’re familiar with Coach Buresh and staff this season should be a fun one for Ole Miss Football. If you can’t make it to tonight’s game you can listen live on 860 ESPN AM Frequency or listen live at https://lightningstream.com/player.aspx?call=WMRI-AM