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Soccer & Tennis Meet Tough Opponents

Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
brooks_holloway@olemiss.k12.in.us

Boys Soccer fought for a road-win last night at North Miami. It was the last away match of the season for the Indians that ended in a 10-0 loss. The boys and girls host Eastbrook on Monday for Senior Honor Night with the Lady Indians kicking off the evening at 6:00pm. Senior Honors will be given between games.


Ole Miss Boys Tennis continued their tough schedule at state-ranked #7 Avon last night. Paxton Sample fought into a third set tie-break but could not get the Indians a point, and the team fell 5-0 to the Orioles. Mississinewa is 12-5 with Senior Honor Night on Monday against Burris.


RJB Boys and Girls Tennis swept the Eastern Comets in straight sets 5-0, 5-0. RJB Volleyball 7th Grade defeated Blackford in straight sets 2-0. At this time there was no 8th grade result reported.


Tonight’s Events

Saturday’s Events

  • MHS Cross Country New Haven Invitational . 9:00am
  • MHS Boys Tennis Lebanon Invitational . 9:00am
  • MHS JV Volleyball Invitational at Mississinewa . 9:00am
  • RJB Cross Country at Delta . 9:00am
  • MHS JV Football vs. Madison Grant . 10:00am

Boys Tennis Repeat CIC Champs

Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
brooks_holloway@olemiss.k12.in.us

Boys Tennis traveled to Frankton tonight to battle out a CIC title. The Indians won 4-1 against the Eagles clinching a repeat of the title.


The Lady Indians matched up with Elwood tonight for another CIC volleyball event. Mississinewa won in straight sets in both the JV and Varsity contests (Varsity: 25-19, 25-23, 25-22).

Halle Planck 13 kills, 5 blocks
Erika Foy 10 kills, 3 digs, 1 block
Madison Stanley 9 digs, 1 ace
Kenzie Skeens 36 assists


Tonight’s Events

  • RJB Tennis vs. Eastern . 5:00pm
  • MHS Boys Soccer at North Miami . 5:30pm
  • RJB Volleyball vs. Blackford . 6:00pm

REMINDER: Mississinewa Community Schools will not hold classes on Friday, September 22.

Rain Challenges Soccer Results and Cross Country Battles at Grant Four

Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
brooks_holloway@olemiss.k12.in.us

While Boys Soccer was rain outed at South Adams and tentatively scheduled for Wednesday at 5:30pm, the Lady Indians soccer team hosted the Starfires and finished in a 3-3 draw.


Cross Country ran in a soggy Grant Four with both teams placing 3rd. Brennan Butche won the boys race with Tucker and Ehmer finishing in the top ten. Carli Fones earned top ten honors in the girls race.


RJB Volleyball took the 7th grade match against Kokomo 25-12, 25-4 while the 8th grade fell 15-25, 25-23, 13-15.


RJB Tennis defeated Kokomo tonight. The girls won 5-0, and the boys won 3-1.


RJB Football battled CIC opponent Eastbrook last night. The 8th Grade won 32-28 along with a 7th Grade win 22-8.


Tonight’s Events

  • MHS Boys Tennis vs. Frankton . 4:30pm
  • MHS Boys Soccer at South Adams . 5:30pm (rescheduled from last night)
  • MHS Volleyball at Elwood . 6:00pm

Girls Soccer Wins on the Road

Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
brooks_holloway@olemiss.k12.in.us

Lady Indians Soccer traveled to Lakeland Park Christian to earn a road victory 2-1. Webb continued her scoring with both of the girls goals (assisted by Greer on one of those goals).


RJB Boys Tennis won last night 5-0, and the girls were defeated 2-3. RJB 6th Grade Volleyball won in straight sets while the B-Team won 2-1.


Tonight’s Events

  • RJB Cross Country Grant Four at Taylor University . 4:30pm
  • RJB Tennis vs. Kokomo . 5:00pm
  • MHS Cross Country Grant Four at Taylor University . 5:00pm
  • MHS Girls Soccer vs. South Adams . 5:00pm . Watch Live on TribeTV
  • MHS Boys Soccer at South Adams . 5:30pm
  • RJB Football at Eastbrook . 6:00pm
  • RJB Volleyball at Kokomo . 6:00pm

Weekend Recap! Football, Tennis, Soccer, and More

Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
brooks_holloway@olemiss.k12.in.us

The Mississinewa Indians lost a CIC Football battle against Eastbrook on Friday night 42-21. Cade Campbell rushed for two touchdowns (112 yards on 22 carries) and Heisman Skeens (70 yards rushing and 53 receiving) ran for a touchdown as well. The Indians host Madison Grant next week. Fans can watch that game live on TribeTV.


Boys Tennis competed in the Homestead Invitational on Saturday and placed 6th of eight teams. Paxton Sample finished the day in 2nd place at #3 Singles as he defeated Penn and Concord, but eventually lost to Homestead in the finals. The Indians are 11-4 with Frankton at home this Wednesday in their final CIC match.


Volleyball had a tough contest Saturday at Delta. The Junior Varsity and Varsity (21-25, 16-25, 17-25) lost in straight sets. Erika Foy had 5 kills and 6 digs. Halle Planck recorded 7 kills, 5 blocks, and 2 aces. Kirsten Lockwood had 6 kills and 3 blocks. Kenzie Skeens tallied 22 assists.


The Boys Soccer team kicked off a double header with the Lady Indians on Saturday at Blackford. Williams, Yoder, and Sallade scored for the Indians to give the boys a 3-1 win over the Bruins. The girls won 3-2 off of two goals from Webb and one from Ulerick.


Girls Golf finished their season at the Huntington North Sectional this past weekend placing 8th. Scores: LaBarr (93), Davis (106), Tignor (113), Pannell (118), and Allen (124). Good season Lady Indians!


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At the Jim Leffler Invitational, the Indians Cross Country team finished 8th (boys) and 9th (girls). Brennan Butche was first for the boys with a time of 15:54. Jon Tucker(30), Jacob Ehmer (31), and Tony Parish (68) were the top runners for the boys. The Lady Indians were led by Carli Fones who finished 16th. Jordan Luedtke (50) and Lynnzey Young (51) rounded out the top three for the girls. Raegan Tippey won the JV Girls race, and Bryce Nash finished 21st for the top JV boys runner.

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Images courtesy of Coach Ean Van Winkle

RJB 6th Grade Volleyball competed in the Selma Invitational and finished the day 1-3.


Mississinewa Alum Katie Elson was one of two athletes to receive the Jack and Marge Colescott Athletic Scholarship on Saturday at Arbor Trace. Congratulations Katie!

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Photo courtesy of Indiana Wesleyan University via The Marion Chronicle-Tribune.

Tonight’s Events
RJB Tennis vs. McCulloch . 5:00pm
MHS Girls Soccer at Lakewood Park Christian . 5:30pm
RJB Volleyball at Oak Hill . 6:00pm

Football Battle Tonight . Indians Win Big Last Night

Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
brooks_holloway@olemiss.k12.in.us
Images courtesy of Scott Hunt . shunt@chronicle-tribune.com

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Volleyball swept the competition from Varsity to 7th grade last night. The Lady Indians defeated Marion in three straight sets (25-15, 25-13, 25-15) after the JV squad swept the Giants earlier that evening. Erika Foy had 12 kills, 5 digs, and 1 ace. Taylor Walker, Halle Planck, and Kirsten Lockwood had 5 kills each. Planck added 3 blocks to her stat sheet, and Kenzie Skeens recorded 34 assists and 4 digs.

The RJB Lady Indians hosted CIC opponent Frankton last night. The 8th grade defeated Frankton 2-1 while the 7th grade swept the Eagles 2-0.


Boys Tennis continued Mississinewa’s great evening with a CIC win over Elwood 5-0. Here is the report from Coach Fleming, “The Indians blanked the Panthers in 8 of the 10 sets to extend their record to 4-0 in the conference and 11-4 overall.  Mississinewa will play in the Homestead Invitational, that will include five state-ranked teams, on Saturday.”

#1S: Isaac Torres won 6-0, 6-0
#2S: Conner Murphy won 6-0, 6-4
#3S: Chandler Morrison won 6-1, 6-0
#1D: Seth Graves / Paxton Sample won 6-0, 6-0
#2D: Mason Christensen / Josiah Stark won 6-0, 6-0
Ethan Miller won his JV singles match 8-1.


Elwood also ran into trouble on the golf course facing the Lady Indians at Shady Hills. Mississinewa won 202-219 in this Girls Golf competition. Davis led the way as medalist shooting a 46 followed by LaBarr (47), Tignor (53), Allen (56), and Pannell (65).


Football Teams Set to Aide Hurricane Victims Tonight

The Mississinewa Indians are set to face the Eastbrook Panthers tonight at Eastbrook High School (7:00pm kickoff). While this is a big CIC battle, the teams are coming together in an effort to support the victims of the recent hurricanes.

In cooperation with Earthwise Plastics in Marion both schools will be collecting supplies to send to hurricane victims. A box for donations will be located next to the Ticket Booth at the game tonight. Some of the items needed:

  • Bug Spray
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Batteries
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Soap
  • Lysol Wipes/Spray
  • Bleach
  • Dog & Cat Food
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Flash Lights
  • Water
  • Baby Food
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Tooth-care products
  • Adult Diapers
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Paper Plates/Cups
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Trash Bags

Saturday’s Events
MHS Girls Golf Sectional
MHS Cross Country at Yorktown . 9:00am
MHS Boys Tennis at the Homestead Invitational . 9:00am
RJB Volleyball Grant Four at Oak Hill . 9:00am
MHS Volleyball at Delta . 10:00am
MHS Boys Soccer at Blackford . 10:00am
MHS Girls Soccer at Blackford . 12:00pm (noon)

RJB Tennis Sweeps Eastern, Volleyball CIC Showdown

Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
brooks_holloway@olemiss.k12.in.us
Featured Image by Scott Hunt/shunt@chronicle-tribune.com

The Alexandria Tigers came into Mississinewa looking to battle for a place atop the Volleyball CIC. The Junior Varsity Lady Indians started the evening with a 2-1 win, but the varsity squad struggled falling 3-0 to the visitors giving Alexandria control over the CIC.


Girls Soccer hosted Wapahani while the boys team traveled to the Raider’s home pitch. The boys held control over much of the match, but could only bring home a draw with a final score of 2-2. The Lady Indians won at Fisher Field 6-0 with Webb and South both netting 2 goals each to lead the girls side.


RJB Tennis paired up against the Eastern Comets from Greentown and swept all matches in the boys and girls events with a clean 5-0, 5-0 win.


RJB Volleyball battled the Wes-Del Warriors at all grade levels. The 6th grade came up short losing 2-1, while the 7th grade earned a victory 2-0, and 8th grade won in 3 sets (2-1).


Tonight’s Events
RJB Tennis vs. Madison Grant . 5:00pm
MHS Girls Soccer at Burris . 5:00pm
MHS Boys Tennis at Elwood . 5:00pm
RJB Football vs. Elwood . 6:00pm

Boys Tennis Topples Tigers

Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
brooks_holloway@olemiss.k12.in.us

Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 8.02.27 AMGirls Soccer struggled against the visiting Tipton Blue Devils last night at Fisher Field. The Lady Indians fell 10-0 after 80 minutes of play.

Photo: Scott Hunt/shunt@chronicle-tribune.com

Coach Bruce Fleming describes last night’s CIC battle on the courts in which Mississinewa won 3-2, “On Monday, the Ole Miss Boys Tennis Team traveled to Alexandria to compete against the Tigers in a conference match.  The Indians grabbed an early lead with quick wins at #3Singles, by Paxton Sample, and #1Singles, by Isaac Torres.  After Alexandria captured the #1Doubles match and was winning the #2Doubles position, Conner Murphy was mounting a first set comeback that gave him tremendous momentum heading into the second set.  Murphy secured the team’s important 3rd point to give the Indians the victory.  Mississinewa is now 10-4 overall and 3-0 in the CIC.  Ole Miss will travel to Elwood on Wednesday for another conference matchup.”


Girls Golf competed at Shady Hills against Oak Hill last night. The Lady Indians lost 222-204. Davis shot a 47 (3 strokes off the medalist), followed by LaBarr’s 55, Tignor (57), and Pannell (63).


Tonight’s Events
MHS Girls Golf at Wes-Del . 4:30pm
RJB Cross Country vs. Peru with Wabash . 4:30pm
MHS Boys Soccer at Wapahani . 5:00pm
RJB Tennis at Eastern . 5:00pm
MHS Girls Soccer vs. Wapahani . 6:00pm (Watch Live)
MHS Volleyball vs. Alexandria . 6:00pm (Watch Live)
RJB Volleyball vs. Wes-Del . 6:00pm

Indians Dominate Panthers for Homecoming

Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
brooks_holloway@olemiss.k12.in.us
Featured Image by Glen E. Devitt (For more great images from Mr. Devitt Click Here)

Indians Football rolled past the Elwood Panthers Friday night amidst the Homecoming festivities this past weekend 60-0 for another CIC win. Senior Cade McCoin connected for four touchdowns, three of those to Heisman Skeens and the fourth to Hunter Smalley. Sophomore Cade Campbell had a great ground attack rushing for two touchdowns and one punt return TD. Freshman Tai McClung ran for two touchdowns as well. On defense, Bryce Luedtke had one interception for the Indians.


Mississinewa Cross Country ran at the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday. A huge highlight was Aurora Fisher breaking the school record, set by Amanda Baldwin (2015), with a time of 19:46. Both the Boys and Girls teams finished in 15th place. Brennan Butche placed 4th overall for the Boys.


At the Grant Four Golf outing on Saturday Mississinewa Lady Indians placed 4th. Maggie LaBarr led the girls with a 101.


Ole Miss Boys Tennis continued to get back on track with a big win against the visitors from Northeastern 5-0. The match was played with two singles and three doubles events. The Indians are 9-4 on the season with Alexandria tonight.

Isaac Torres (1S) 6-0, 6-0
Conner Murphey (2S) 6-1, 6-2
Seth Graves & Paxton Sample (1D) 6-0, 6-1
Chandler Morrison & Mason Christensen (2D) 6-1, 6-0
Josiah Stark & Ethan Miller (3D) 6-4, 6-4

Tonight’s Events
MHS Girls Golf vs. Oak Hill . 4:30pm
MHS Boys Tennis at Alexandria . 4:30pm
MHS Girls Soccer vs. Tipton . 5:30pm (Watch Live)

Holiday Weekend Recap

Story by Brooks Holloway, MCSC Media Director
brooks_holloway@olemiss.k12.in.us
Featured Image by Andrew Evertts via Twitter

On Friday, Indians Football traveled to Blackford for another CIC match-up. The Indians won 47-3.


Saturday was a tough day for Boys Tennis. The team competed in the Fort Wayne Carroll Invitational. Paxton Sample was the only Indian to come away with a victory. Sample was 2-1 with his only loss coming from a super tie-break to Homestead. The Indians are 7-4 on the season and compete next at Maconaquah on Wednesday.

Loss to #5 Homestead 5-0
Loss to #28 Delta 4-1
Loss to #25 Concord 4-1

Homestead won the tournament by defeating Mississinewa, #12 Cathedral, and #9 Fort Wayne Carroll.


IMG_1580 (3)123_1Mississinewa Cross Country ran in the Marion Invitational on Saturday. Brennan Butche broke the school record and the Grant County record by running 15:26 and finishing in 4th place in the Elite Division. Mississinewa Boys finished 15th in the Purple Division. The Lady Indians finished 13th with the best finish coming from Aurora Fisher (8th) with a time of 19:53.


Mississinewa Volleyball competed in the Kay Saunders Classic hosted by the Wes-Del Warriors on Saturday. The team finished 2nd to an undefeated Hagerstown after a very good run throughout the day.

Championship: Lost to Hagerstown (25-15, 20-25, 7-15)
Defeated Blackford (25-12, 25-9)
Defeated Tipton (25-14, 25-18)
Defeated Wes-Del (25-11, 25-13)


Girls Soccer hosted Whitko on Saturday in game one of a doubleheader with the guys team and came away with a win 3-1 on three goals by Webb. Boys Soccer lost on the morning to Manchester 9-1.

Tonight’s Events
Cross Country at the Oak Hill Invitational . 4:30pm
Girls Golf at Alexandria . 5:00pm
RJB Football 8th Grade at Blackford . 6:00pm
RJB Volleyball at Riverview . 6:00pm
RJB Cross Country at the Oak Hill Invitational . 4:30pm