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.

Weekend Recap for April 21 & 22

At the Eastbrook Invitational, Mississinewa Boys Golf shot a 372. Dakin (86), Berryhill (91), Luedtke (96), Henry (99), and Cragun (126).

Mississinewa Girls Tennis won the Muncie Central Invitational for the second year in a row by defeating Manchester 4-2 and Muncie 4-1. The Lady Indians are 6-2 hosting Burris tonight at 5:30pm.

Mississinewa 4-2 Manchester
#1 Singles: Haleigh Rowley won 6-3, 6-2
#2 Singles: Heidi Rowley won 6-4 6-2
#3 Singles: Maggie Herring lost 6-1, 6-2
#1 Doubles: Katie Powell/Tyra Stanley won 6-2, 6-3
#2 Doubles: Abigail Tignor/Heavyn Miller lost 6-1, 6-4
#3 Doubles: Pia Briz/Gabby Stephenson won 6-4, 6-3

Mississinewa 4-1 Muncie Central
#1 Singles: Haleigh Rowley won 6-0, 6-0
#2 Singles: Heidi Rowley won 6-0 6-0
#3 Singles: Maggie Herring won 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
#1 Doubles: Katie Powell/Tyra Stanley lost 6-3, 6-1
#2 Doubles: Abigail Tignor/Heavyn Miller won 6-2, 6-3

The Softball team defeated Huntington North 7-6 at home. Erika Foy pitched the complete game with 5 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts. Lexi Cruzan went 2-4 with 2 doubles. Darci Patton was 2-2 with 1 RBI. Madison Stanley had a double. Kait Leavitt, Mallory Sands, Amaya David, Kenzie Skeens all had singles.

Baseball split a doubleheader with Bluffton. The Indians won the first game 12-1 and lost the second 12-4. The game one win went to Garrison Smith on the mound striking out 6. Cade McCoin had a homerun and 3 hits. Young, Burton, Weiss, and Smith had 2 hits. In game two, Weiss, Richards, Harris, and Smith each had 2 hits.

Early Scores from Tuesday (4/18)

Varsity Softball was in the spotlight tonight as they hosted Lapel. This was the first time the team played in a live stream on TheCube, and they served their audience well with a 7-3 win. From the team’s Twitter account, Sands was 4-4 with a homerun and 6 RBI’s. Patton went 3-4, and Leavitt, Stanley, and Cruzan all had doubles.

JV Baseball played at home on Atkinson Field against the Peru Tigers. They lost in a close battle 2-4.

Girls Tennis hosted Wabash to round out the home events for the evening. The Lady Indians won 4-1. TribeTV will have 360-VR video of Court One to share later this week!

Congratulations again to Noah Harris as he signed tonight at Mississinewa High School to continue his baseball and academic career at Goshen.

MCSC Athletics will have more stats from the teams, and the Track & Field report on social media. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @MCSCAthletics.

Packed Week of Athletics!

Baseball kicks off the week as they travel to Maconaquah tonight for a 5:00pm first pitch. Softball will feature two doubleheaders this week including one against CIC opponent Alexandria on Thursday. Track & Field travel to Blackford on Tuesday and then compete at the Twin Lakes Relays later on this week. Boys Golf also has a packed week finishing on Saturday at the Eastbrook Invitational. Girls Tennis has two early matches this week then travels to the Muncie Central Open on Saturday. For a full list of this week’s events check out your team’s home page or follow @MCSCAthletics on Twitter and Facebook for updates and more.

Lady Indians Bring Down Apaches & Tigers

Even though the Boys Baseball game was postponed last night (rescheduled for Wednesday, April 12 at 5:00pm, Watch Live on TheCube), the Lady Indians still battled.

Mississinewa Softball defeated Wabash 13-1 on the road. Foy and Leavitt teamed up for a no-hitter. Bennett and Foy were 3-3 at bat, and McKee, Patton, and Sands were each 2-4. The Lady Indians had 15 hits. The JV Softball team lost to Western 7-9.

The Girls Tennis team defeated Bluffton 4-1 at BHS preparing for the in-county contest on Thursday against #25 Marion. Haleigh Rowley, Heidi Rowley, and Maggie Herring all came away with Singles wins with Katie Powell and Gabby Stephenson at the #2 Doubles position. The JV team also won 5-1.

RJB Soccer also played last night against Western losing 1-3.

Progress on the new turf field and track project continues. Below is aerial footage from the brand new TribeTV DroneOne. Scheduled completion of the project is for late July.

Softball Wins Opener 19-3

On Tuesday, April 4 the Lady Indians opened the season hosting Wapahani. The Lady Indians won 19-3.
Statistics
Lady Indians – 20 hits, 2 KOs, 2 walks
Patton 4-4 . triple and 3 RBIs
Sands 3-4 . 2 doubles and 3 RBIs
Tann 2-4 . triple and 3 RBIs
David 3-4 . 3 RBIs
Goble & Stanley 2 hits each
Skeens, Bennett, Leavitt, Foy 1 hit each
Erika Foy pitched a complete game and gave up 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 3.
The Lady Indians play Lewis Cass next on Saturday, April 8.

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