Vikings News · WEEKLY RECAP: Week of August 31st.


Tuesday September 1st: Valley gets the 3-0 sweep against Peru.

The Lady Vikings picked up a conference victory over the Tigers on Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep, 25-19, 25-17, 25-13. The first two sets were pretty evenly matched between the two teams, each having multiple serving runs. Valley was able to dominate in the 3rd set to seal the victory.

Thursday September 3rd: Valley defeats defending TRC champions Maconaquah 3-1.

The Volleyball team played an excited conference match-up against defending champs Maconaquah. Valley started out slow losing the first set, 13-25. Valley turned it around in the second set winning 25-19. The third set was a thriller as well with the Lady Vikings coming out on top, 27-25. Valley was too much for Braves in the 4th set as Valley won 25-12.


Boys Tennis

Tuesday September 1st: Valley falls 5-0 to Peru.

Singles: 1) Payton Mills lost to Ian Potts 2-6, 0-6.     2) Dylan Neese lost to Ben Beckman 1-6, 6-4, 0-6.    3) Mason Purvis lost to Jackson Rogers 0-6, 1-6.    In Doubles: 1) Ethan Hartman and Annakin Pettit lost to Pete Polk and Lucas Slagel 2-6, 3-6.    2) Cooper Walls and Wyatt Reiter lost to Riley Smith and Reese Smith 0-6, 0-6.    On the JV Side: Hunter Craft lost 4-8 and Evan Harsh lost 1-8, 1-8.

Wednesday September 2nd: Vikings sweep Knox 5-0.

Singles: 1)Payton Mills defeated Devon Himes 6-0, 6-2.     2) Dylan Neese defeated Brandon Fifer 6-0, 6-0.     3) Owen Kirchenstein defeated Colin Bottorff 6-0, 6-0.     In doubles: 1) Ethan Hartman and Annakin Pettit defeated Gabe Manning and Carter Fornelli 6-4, 6-3.     2) Cooper Walls and Wyatt Reiter defeated Brayden Branham and Shadow Craft 6-4, 1-6, 10-8.     For JV: Mason Purvis defeated AJ Turner 8-3. Evan Harsh defeated Coy Taulbee 8-4. Mason Purvis and Ethan Harsh defeated Nick Dillner and Wyatt Libey 8-0.



Tuesday September 1st: Valley drops road opener @ Manchester 4-0

Tippecanoe Valley took to the road to play conference powerhouse Manchester. For 60 minutes, the Vikings battled toe to toe with the Squires, trailing only 1-0 for much of the contest. Unfortunately for Valley, the constant pressure the Squires applied throughout the game finally caught up with the Vikings as Manchester added 3 goals in the last 20 minutes to come out on top 4-0. Just like the game against Caston, Valley failed to cash in on three excellent chances to score in the first half. The defense was able to keep it close as Alexis Hernandez played another excellent game as the keeper and defender Arturo Dominguez was all over the field making plays. However, the difference in the game proved to be the depth Manchester displayed. Valley simply ran out of gas and minor injuries also played a role.

Thursday September 3rd: Valley drops overtime thriller to Manchester 4-3.

What started out as a promising beginning, ended in a tough luck loss for Valley tonight as Maconaquah came back from a 2 goal second half deficit to force overtime, and eventually beat the scrappy Vikings 4-3. Valley built a 2-0 first half lead, behind a goal by Jon Ruiz, and an own goal by the Braves. Maconaquah cut into the Valley lead right before the half to trail 2-1 at the intermission. Valley, down two starters, opened a 3-1 lead behind a beautiful goal by Caleb Petgen and it looked like the Green and Gold were headed toward a victory. However, Maconaquah fought back, wearing down the thin Vikings, knotting the game at 3-3 and forcing extra time. With 8 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Valley was called for a penalty, and the Braves converted the penalty kick to move ahead 4-3. Valley tried to muster a goal, but couldn’t square the game in the second seven minute overtime.



Monday August 31st: JV Football wins on the road against North Miami 47-12.

The JV Football team picked up their first victory on Monday after defeated North Miami 47-12. The Vikings were lead in rushing by Gerardo Hernandez with 2 rushes for 62 yards and 2 touchdowns. Nathan Parker and Cody Black also had rushing touchdowns. Top receivers were Eric Burke with 1 reception for 42 yards. Braxton Noll and Nathan Parker each had a receiving touchdown. Cody Eastgate was 5-10 for 107 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. The defense was a total team effort. Dalton Alber and Zach Burke each had several tackles. Alex Williams had a fumble recovery.

Friday September 4th: Valley falls to Peru 21-18 in TRC action.

Valley lost a heart breaker on Friday to a good Peru team by a score of 21-18. Turnovers hurt the Vikings … 5 fumbles with 4 of them lost to Peru was just too much to overcome. Branson McBrier was 10-20 on the night for 138 yards passing and 2 touchdowns and he ran for a touchdown. Jamasyn Virgil ran the ball 17 times for 110 yards. And before getting injured late in the 3rd quarter… Alex Craft ran the ball 16 times for 76 yards. Rex Kirchenstien led the Valley receivers with 4 catches for 106 yards and a touchdown catch.


Cross Country

Saturday September 5th: Howes and Miller lead Valley at Manchester Invite.

Matthew Howes led the Valley boys team finishing 24th with a 17:58. Chase Miller was second for the Vikings finishing 87th with a 19:55. Brady Rogers finished 93rd with a 20:09. Evan Myers ran a 20:54. Jace Holloway finished with a 21:28. And Grayson Shriver finished with a 27:51.

Chesnee Miller led the Lady Vikings finishing 23rd with a 20:59. Ella Myers was 81st with a 24:29. Maria Henderson finished with a 25:13. Talia Holder was just behind with a 25:16. And Ava Craig finished with a 26:13.