Huge Wins for Tennis, Softball, Baseball and Boys Golf Edged by Taylor

Thursday, May 11, 2017 . Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director

Storms rolled through the area eventually, but only the Track & Field CIC Meet was affected. That event will continue tonight at Oak Hill starting at 5:30pm.


The big story of the night was the 33-0 scoreline coming from Junior Varsity Baseball. The Indians defeated Madison Grant (CIC) at home with Seth Maddox pitching the complete game. Tyler Jakob led the Indians going 3 for 3 with a single, double, and a triple.


Coach Fleming and the Girls Tennis team traveled to Frankton. Here is what he had to report, “On Wednesday, the OleMiss Tennis team traveled to Frankton to play its last conference match of the season.  The Indians nearly missed a clean sweep of the varsity courts in its 5-0 victory.  Mississinewa has now won 10 of their last 11 matches.  OleMiss is now 12-3 and will travel to Yorktown on Thursday.”

The Varsity squad gave up only two points in the One Doubles contest, winning every other set 6-0. The Junior Varsity also won 6-0.


Softball defeated Daleville on the road last night 14-1. Kait Leavitt pitched for the win, and she also went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Darcie Patton was 4 of 4 with a home run, double, and 4 RBI’s. Mallory Sands went 2 for 3 with a home run and 2 RBI’s. Erika Foy rounded out the offensive leaders going 2 for 3 with an RBI.


Mississinewa Boys Golf came close, but they fell short to Taylor 190-188 under Josh Dakin’s top mark of 41 (one short of medalist). The other marks were Breyton Berryhill (46), Doak Labarr (49), and A.J. Cragun (54)


Tonight’s MCSC Athletic Events
CIC Track & Field at Oak Hill . 5:30pm (continued from last night)
RJB Golf at Oak Hill (Arbor Trace) . 4:30pm
Baseball at Eastbrook . 5:00pm
JV Baseball vs. Tipton . 5:00pm (Watch Live on TribeTV)
Softball at Eastbrook . 5:00pm
JV Softball at Eastbrook . 6:30pm

Weather at Event Time in the Gas City Area: Mostly Cloudy, 62º

JV Squads Take Wins while Varsity Struggle on the Diamond, Tennis Beat Star Fires

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 . Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director

The Girls Tennis team recorded their eleventh win of the year over South Adams last night 3-2. Here is what Coach Fleming had to report, “On Tuesday, the OleMiss Tennis Team traveled to South Adams for an impromptu match.  Mississinewa was scheduled to play Southwood but instead found themselves on the way to South Adams after their original opponents were forced to cancel to make up a conference match.  After OleMiss won the first two singles positions and the Stars won the two doubles matches, the deciding singles position moved into a third set.  Maggie Herring captured the third set to give the Indians the team win.  Mississinewa is now 11-3 overall.  OleMiss will play at conference foe Frankton Wednesday.”

Varsity 3-2
One Singles: Haleigh Rowley 6-0, 6-0
Two Singles: Heidi Rowley 6-0, 6-0
Three Singles: Maggie Herring 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
One Doubles: Powell/Stanley 3-6, 3-4
Two Doubles: Briz/Stephenson 0-6, 1-6

Junior Varsity 3-2
Heavyn Miller and Abigail Tignor were the Singles winners. Tignor/Gray combo won in the Doubles.


Softball dropped a CIC contest to Elwood 1-8. Kait Leavitt and Erika Foy pitched in the loss giving up 14 hits, walking one, and striking out two. Darcie Patton went 2 for 3 with two doubles. Erika Foy and Mallory Sands each had singles. Junior Varsity Softball defeated Elwood 8-0. Davis (2-3, 3B), Dotterweich and Swafford (2B), Berryhill and Vasquez (Singles). Berryhill pitched a complete game no-hitter with 9 strikeouts.


Baseball lost to Elwood in a close game 0-1. Junior Varsity Baseball defeated Blackford 8-5 on the road. Cade Campbell went 3 for 4 and pitched 5 innings for the win. Malcolm O’Brien was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s.

Baseball with 3 Wins, Softball Splits

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 . Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director

Baseball picks up three wins through it’s ranks last night. The JV defeated Marion 6-0. Owen Felver completed the shutout while Tanner King led the offense going 1 for 2 with a triple. The 8th Grade team defeated Highland 8-1, and the 7th Grade won 7-3.


The Lady Indians were defeated at Frankton in a CIC Softball contest 3-17. Foy gave up 14 hits, with 2 strikeouts, and 5 walks. Offensively the Indians saw hits from Goble, Skeens, Sands, Cruzan, Bennett, and McKee. JV Softball earned the win over Frankton 8-1. Lady Indians had 14 hits. Bartel went 3 of 4, and Vasquez, Berryhill, and Swafford each had two hits. Vasquez pitched the complete game with 0 hits, 11 strikeouts, and 3 walks.


RJB Boys Track competed against McCulloch last night. Event winners are listed below.

7th Grade (49-47)
110m Hurdles: Konner Ricks
1600m: Phoenix Fisher
400m: Zach Luchetti
800m: Braxton Prater
Shot Put: Lucas Asbury
High Jump: Zach Luchetti
Discus: Lucas Asbury

8th Grade (32-68)
110m Hurdles: Elijah Standridge
1600m: Jon Alsup
800m: Cameron Sizemore
Shot Put: Garrett Johnson
Long Jump: Elijah Standridge

Weekend Schedule Washed? Weekly-Athletics Forecast

FullSizeRenderMississinewa Athletics saw several cancellations and postponements over the weekend, including a rare two-hour delay on Friday. Below is this week’s schedule, and take a look at this week’s weather outlook.

*Home Events

Monday, May 8
Baseball at Marion is Postponed
RJB Golf vs. McCulloch at Shady Hills . 5pm
JV/Varsity Softball Doubleheader at Frankton . 5:30pm
JV Baseball vs. Marion . 5:30pm


Tuesday, May 9
Baseball vs. Elwood . 5pm (Watch Live on TribeTV)
Girls Tennis at Southwood . 5pm <<<POSTPONED
JV Baseball at Blackford . 5pm
JV/Varsity Softball Doubleheader vs. Elwood . 5pm (Watch Live on TribeTV)
RJB Golf vs. Blackford at Shady Hills . 5pm


Wednesday, May 10
Boys Golf vs. Taylor . 4:30pm
Girls Tennis at Frankton . 5pm
JV Baseball vs. Madison Grant . 5pm (Watch Live on TribeTV)
Softball at Daleville . 5pm
Track & Field CIC at Oak Hill . 5:30pm


Thursday, May 11
RJB Golf vs. Oak Hill at Arbor Trace . 4:30pm
Baseball at Eastbrook . 5pm
JV Baseball vs. Tipton . 5pm (Watch Live on TribeTV)
JV/Varsity Doubleheader at Eastbrook . 5pm


Friday, May 12
Girls Tennis vs. Western . 5pm
JV Softball at Blackford . 5pm
Softball vs. Northwestern . 5pm (Watch Live on TribeTV) <<<CANCELLED


Saturday, May 13
Girls Tennis at the Concordia Invitational . 9am
Baseball Doubleheader at Homestead . 10am
Boys Golf CIC at Oak Hill . 2pm

Golf, Baseball, and Tennis Win Big

Thursday, May 4, 2017 . Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director

Girls Tennis hosted Blackford last night in a CIC match that proved fairly easy for the Indians. Four out of the five varsity courts were shutouts in the Lady Indians 5-0 win (4 total points on the One-Doubles court for Blackford). The JV also defeated Alexandria 7-0. Coach Fleming and the Lady Indians are now 10-3 (3-1 CIC) on the season.


Baseball had another huge night, bringing home a 14-1 win at Southern Wells. The Indians scored 10 runs in the first inning. Nolan Young had 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Lucas Richards and Cade McCoin had 2 hits each, and McCoin added a homerun and 2 RBIs. Trey Jones got the win on the mound striking out 4 on 1 earned run. The JV game against Tipton was cut short due to weather.


Josh Dakin was the medalist (38) last night for the Boys Golf team as they defeated Madison Grant (CIC) 178-215. Bryce Luedtke shot a 45, followed by Doak Labarr (47), and Braden Henry (48). The closest Madison Grant score to Dakin’s excellent round was a 45. The JV (three-man team) also won 186-192. Wesley Steeley shot a 55, A.J. Cragun shot a 60, and Devon Dill recorded a 71.

  • Tonight’s Events
    • Boys Golf vs. Eastbrook was cancelled last evening.
    • Baseball at Frankton has been moved to Grand Park in Westfield at 5:30pm.
    • JV/Varsity Softball Doubleheader at Frankton starting at 5:30pm.

Baseball Bombs 6, Track & Field at Oak Hill, Lady Indians in CIC Action

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 . Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director

Indians Baseball was on the road last night at Oak Hill High School. The Indians hit six home runs to defeat the Golden Eagles 10-6, and pick up a great CIC win. Two of those home runs were hit by Nolan Young, and one grand slam by Lucas Richards.

Gallion win on the mound
Young (2HR), Nemes (HR), Smith (HR), McCoin (HR), L. Richards (HR)


Softball lost to Oak Hill last night 9-14. Foy had the complete game giving up 13 hits, striking out 3, and walking 1. The Indians defense made seven errors at Oak Hill. Their next game is Thursday at Frankton. JV Softball defeated Oak Hill 11-7.

Skeens (2-4, 2RBIs), Patton (2-4), McKee (2-3)


Girls Tennis traveled to Alexandria (CIC) where they swept the singles spots and won a super tie-break at #2 Doubles to win 4-1. The Lady Indians are 9-3 (2-1 CIC) heading into tonight’s home match with Blackford. The JV also won last night 5-2.

One Singles – Haleigh Rowley 6-2, 6-1
Two Singles – Heidi Rowley 6-2, 6-0
Three Singles – Maggie Herring 6-1, 6-1
One Double – Powell/Stanley 1-6, 2-6
Two Doubles – Briz/Stephenson 6-4, 5-7, 10-5


Oak Hill came out on top of the 3-Way Track & Field event last night with Alexandria and Mississinewa. The Lady Indians placed second as a team (Oak Hill 92, Mississinewa 38, Alexandria 26). Carli Fones won the 100m along with the relay team in the 4×400.

Boys Track & Field placed third (Oak Hill 70, Alexandria 55, Mississinewa 31). Skeens won the Long Jump, McClung grabbed first in the High Jump, and Cowgill took the 100m.


Tonight’s Events
Boys Golf at Madison Grant . 4:30pm
JV Baseball vs. Tipton . 5:00pm . Watch LIVE on TribeTV
Baseball at Southern Wells . 5:00pm
Girls Tennis vs. Blackford . 5:00pm

Rainy Weekend for Indian Athletics

Monday, May 1, 2017 . Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director

Friday evening was the Grant Four Track & Field event. Mississinewa Boys & Girls both placed third with a score of 37. There were a lot of great performances by the Boys, but no event winners. The Girls were lead by a great performance by Carli Fones. Fones won the 100m, 200m, and set a school record in the 400m (1:02.44).

The only event to occur on Saturday without postponement was Girls Tennis. The Lady Indians played Frankfort at the Howard County Indoor Tennis Center winning 5-0. Their next match is Tuesday at Alexandria. The JV Lady Indians tied 1-1 with Abigail Tignor winning her singles match.

Golf & Tennis Drop CIC Match-Ups

April 28, 2017 . Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director

Boys Golf competed against county and CIC opponent Oak Hill last night losing 185-170. Mississinewa was led by Josh Dakin (39) who was two shots off the medalist Adam McDivitt (37), followed by Breyton Berryhill (47), Braden Henry (48), and Doak Labarr (51). The JV also lost with A.J. Cragun and Devon Dill shooting a 64, and Wesley Steely topped the JV shooting 55. Boys Golf compete next at the Taylor Invitational this Saturday at 9:00am.

Madison Grant defeated our Lady Indian Golfers last night 4-1. Here is Coach Bruce Fleming on the action, “Haleigh Rowley gave the Indians a quick and short-lived lead with her victory at #1 singles.  Madison Grant immediately tied the score with a win at #3 singles.  The second sets at the remaining three positions were competitive but all favoring the more experienced Argyles.” JV also lost 5-3. Heavyn Miller was the only Singles winner. Tennis is now 7-3 on the season (1-1 CIC) and will play in the Peru Invitational on Saturday.

Batch Ceesay signed last night his commitment to Bluffton College to play basketball and continue his academic career. Congratulations to Batch and his family!

Indians Sweep Bruins in CIC Action

Baseball and Softball hosted the Blackford Bruins on Wednesday evening in contests that were supposed to be tonight, Thursday, April 27. Each team earned a big CIC win, and the Baseball team captured the CIC plate.

Softball defeated Blackford 8-3. Erika Foy pitched a complete game allowing only three hits and giving up two walks while striking out nine. Offensively: Mallory Sands (3-3, 3 doubles, 4 RBIs), Kenzie Skeens (2-3), Kait Leavitt (2-4, double, RBI), Shelby Goble (2-4, double), and additional hits coming from Riley McKee, Darcie Patton, and Amaya David.

The Baseball team came from behind to win 4-3. Garrison Smith got the win on the mound going seven innings and striking out nine. Leading the offense: Garrison Smith (2 HRs, 3 RBIs), and Cade McCoin (2 hits, 1 RBI).

RJB Boys Track & Field defeated both Blackford and Madison Grant (MHS 62, BHS 37, MGHS 37). Event winners are listed below.

110 Hurdles: Elijah Standridge
100m: Elijah Standridge
4x100m Relay: Elijah Standridge, Garrett Johnson, Josh O’Connell, Randall Turner
400m: Ian Fetterhoff
200m: Josh O’Connell
High Jump: Seth Workman
Long Jump: Elijah Standridge

Indians Win Across the Board

Kayla Webb IWU SigningApril 24, 2017

Kayla Webb signed with Indiana Wesleyan University to continue her soccer and academic career. @MCSCSoccer

Girls Tennis hosted Muncie Burris last night. Here is what Coach Bruce Fleming had to say, “On Monday, the Ole Miss Tennis team hosted the Owls of Muncie Burris.  It was a great match that saw four of the five varsity courts playing three-set matches.  With the Indians capturing the #1 singles position in straight sets.  all other positions split the first two sets.  After Katie Powell and Tyra Stanley won their 3rd set at #1 doubles, Maggie Herring won a traditional third set tie break to give the Indians the team victory.  Mississinewa is now 7-2 and will host Madison Grant on Thursday.  Their match vs. Western, scheduled for Tuesday this week, was postponed until May 12th.”

Varsity 3-2 Win
Haleigh Rowley won 6-3, 6-3
Heidi Rowley lost 3-6, 6-4, 13-11 STB
Maggie Herring won 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
Katie Powell & Tyra Stanley won 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Pia Briz & Gabby Stephenson lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

JV 4-2 Win
Singles Winner: Abigail Tignor
Doubles Winners: Abigail Tignor & Heavyn Miller, Amiah Lewis & Rileigh Zirkle, and Makayla Gray & Alexis Tignor

JV Baseball defeated Southern Wells 15-5 in five innings. Cade Campbell was 4-4 with 4 runs, and Andruw Cruz was 3-4 with a triple and a double.

JV Softball hosted Wapahani and picked up another big win 10-1.

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