Monday, May 22, 2017 . Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
On Saturday, the annual Grant Four baseball and softball tournaments were to be played, but weather through a nasty curve ball at the events.
Indians Baseball started the day off with a win over Oak Hill 6-3 before the weather ended the day for all teams. Eastbrook and Madison Grant will play tonight at Madison Grant at 5:00pm. The winner will then travel to Taylor University to face Mississinewa in the Championship at approximately 7:00pm.
JV Baseball defeated Madison Grant 25-0 in the first game. Seth Maddox pitched a five-inning shut-out. Eastbrook and Oak Hill will finish their weather-delayed contest tonight at Mississinewa at 5:00pm with the championship to follow against the Junior Varsity Indians.
Softball lost to Oak Hill 14-9 on Saturday. The softball tournament was completed on Saturday. The Lady Indians will play in the IHSAA Sectional at Norwell on Tuesday.
The Junior Varsity Softball Grant Four was cancelled. The JV Lady Indians finished the season 9-2 (6-0 CIC).
The Trailside Junior High Golf Championship was won by R.J. Baskett on Saturday with some great rounds posted by our Indians. Congratulations!
Tonight’s MCSC Athletic Events
JV Baseball Grant Four . Eastbrook vs. Oak Hill at Mississinewa at 5:00pm (4 innings) Winner playing Mississinewa immediately after.
Baseball Grant Four Championship at Taylor University . 7:00pm (apprx.)
RJB Softball at Taylor . 5:30pm
Weather for Tonight’s Events: Sunny, 68º
Mississinewa Boys Basketball finished the season 16-8 as they lost to Bishop Luers at the IHSAA Bellmont Sectional on Friday night 50-71. Jerod May led the Indians with 20 points while Thabit Gault earned a double-double with 16 rebounds and 11 points. For a full report from Eric Hinderliter on Friday’s game visit the Chronicle Tribune.
On Tuesday night, the Mississinewa Indians battled the Heritage Patriots in a slow, low-scoring contest. The Indians came out on top 26-24 to advance to Friday’s semi-final match-up with Ft. Wayne Luers (game time is 6pm). Tickets at Bellmont are $10 for the complete sectional and $6 for the session.
On Tuesday, February 28 the Mississinewa Boys Basketball team will play Heritage in the opening game of Sectional 23 at Bellmont High School in Decatur, Indiana at 6:00pm. TribeTV will have a live stream of the game on TheCube with Dalton Bishop announcing. WATCH HERE! (featured image by Glen E. Devitt)
The February 20th School Board meeting, which can be replayed on TheCube,gave Mississinewa a look at several new coaches that will be added at the younger levels. Congratulations and welcome are in order to the following individuals:
- Jason Line – 7th Grade Baseball
- Kyle Zabst – 8th Grade Baseball
- Brittany Drake – 7th Grade Softball
- Tori Stanley – 8th Grade Sotball
- Larry Bryant – R.J. Baskett Wrestling
- Shawn Smith & Brad Smith – Assistant RJB Wrestling Coaches
The Missisinewa Boys Basketball team lost the final game of the season last night to the New Castle Trojans 53-63. The fourth quarter was the downfall of the Indians as they were outscored 21-8 after winning two out of the first three quarters. Thabit Gault led the Indians with 18 points. Elijah Bounds and Nolan Young contributed 9 points each. Mississinewa ends the season 15-7 as they head into sectional play at Bellmont where they will face Heritage on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00pm.
The JV lost in a very close game 51-52. The Indians completed a full court pass to earn a shot at the win from within 5 feet, but the shot rattled in and out. Larry Dean and Tyler Sizemore were the top scorers with 9 points each. The JV team ends the season at 15-7.
The Indians have had a great season, and look to finish strong as they host New Castle tonight at 6:00 pm. You can watch live on TheCube brought to you by TribeTV.
Coach Evertts and his team are coming off of a 52-44 win against Bluffton on Saturday. Jerod May led the Indians with 23 points. Nolan Young also had a good night with 14 points. The Indians are 15-6.
The Junior Varsity team also won 41-24. Every player scored while Larry Dean topped the scoring with 7 points. Coach Cunningham and the JV Indians are also 15-6.
IHSAA tournament play starts next week. The Indians drew Heritage in Sectional 23 at Bellmont. The game will be Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00 pm. If they win Bishop-Luers would be their next opponent.
Mississinewa Boys Basketball traveled to Eastbrook High School tonight for a CIC clash. The Indians came out on top 78-41. Jerod May and Thabit Gault each added 21 points to the big win. Nolan Young chipped in 13 points as the only other Indian in double figures.
The Junior Varsity also won 54-33. Case Campbell led the Indians with 14 points. Tyler Sizemore added 12 points and Seth Maddox had 10. The Indian Freshman lost to the Panthers.
Mississinewa High School’s Peighten Allen (Freshman) and Isaiha Firebaugh (Senior) advanced this past weekend to the state championship for bowling as individuals. They will compete this Saturday in Ft. Wayne at Pro Bowl West. Go get ’em Indians!
(photograph and report provided by Angie Ressler Steely)
Mississinewa Community Schools will enjoy a four day weekend due to scheduled snow make-up days. Here are the events over the break.
- Thursday, February 16
- RJB Wrestling travels to Southern Wells for a 5:30pm meet.
- RJB 6th Grade Girls Basketball hosts Wabash, tip at 6:00pm.
- Friday, February 17
- Boys Basketball visits CIC/County rival Eastbrook for a 9th/JV/Varsity event starting at 5:00pm.
- Saturday, February 18
(featured photograph by Glen E. Devitt of Senior Batch Ceesay)