Vikings News · WEEKLY RECAP: Week of September 14th

Girls Golf

Monday September 14th: Girls Varsity Golf finishes 1st against LaVille and Culver.

On Monday, the Lady Vikings pick up two more wins by sending the JV to Plymouth to play at the Swan Lake Golf Course against LaVille and Culver Community. The Vikings were led by Lydia Miller who shot a 56 followed by Macy Peterson and Makynna Rentschler who both shot 66. Rachel Luce shot a 72 to help the Vikings.

Thursday September 17th: Girls Golf beats Rochester 187-193.

On Thursday the Lady Vikings won the last match of the regular season 187-193 against Rochester. The win moves the Vikings to 14-7 on the season and 34-19 including tournaments. The team was led by Madelyn Weaver and Kaydence Mellott who both shot 45 and Molly Moriarty who shot 47.

Saturday September 19th: Valley advances to Regionals with a 404.

The Lady Vikings advanced to Regionals after scoring a 404 at the Warsaw Sectional at Stonehenge. Madelyn Weaver led the Vikings with a 93. Molly Moriarty scored a 97. Cheney Canada had 106. Kaydence Mellott shot a 108 and Lily Ault shot 109.


Boys Tennis

Monday September 14th: Tennis beats Rochester 3-2.

In Singles Action: 1) Payton Mills defeated Grant McCarter 6-4, 6-0.     2) Dylan Neese defeated Brayden Zink 6-4, 6-3.     3) Owen Kirchenstein defeated Zak Daake 6-4, 6-4.     Doubles Action: 1) Ethan Hartman and Annakin Pettit lost to Kyle Reinartz and Brock Bowers 2-6, 5-7.     2) Cooper Walls and Wyatt Reiter lost to Cody Smith and Drew Strasser 1-6, 1-6.

JV: Mason Purvis lost to Calen Campbell 2-8. Evan Harsh lost to Jake Freeman 0-8. Brady Minix lost to Robert Bozzo 0-8. Mason Purvis and Evan Harsh defeated Caleb Wilson and Cade Johnson 8-2.

Wednesday September 16th: Valley falls to Maconaquah 5-0.

Singles: 1) Payton Mills lost to Mason Yoars 1-6, 1-6.     2) Dylan Neese lost to Hayden Maiben 3-6, 2-6.     3) Owen Kirchenstein lost to Tyler Theyer 1-6, 0-6.     Doubles: 1) Ethan Hartman and Annakin Pettit lost to Wesley Yoars and Walker Hays 3-6, 2-6.     2) Cooper Walls and Wyatt Reiter lost to Brennan Bailey and Hayden Williamson 1-6, 0-6.

JV: Mason Purvis lost to Alex Rasmussen 4-6. Evan Harsh lost to Alex Rasmussen 2-6.



Monday September 14th: Volleyball falls to Columbia City 3-0.

JV lost 2-0 with sets of 20-25 and 22-25.

Varsity lost 3-0 after sets of 21-25, 18-25 and 18-25. Delaney Wagoner had 5 kills followed by Hayley Backus with 4. Backus added 3 blocks. Gigi Engstrand had 12 assists and 12 digs. Brayden Baney had 11 digs. Abby Koch had 2 aces.

Tuesday September 15th: Valley sweeps LaVille 3-0.

JV won in 2 sets, 25-14 and 25-21.

Varsity won 3-0 after sets of 25-16, 25-16, and 25-14. Delaney Wagoner had 15 kills followed by Bree Sheetz with 10. Hayley Backus added 2 blocks. Brayden Baney had 18 digs. Gigi Engstrand had 31 assists.

Thursday September 17th: Valley remains undefeated in TRC.

JV won in 2 sets.

After being down 0-2 early, the Lady Vikings bounced back and defeated the Manchester Squires 3-2 on Senior Night. The deciding set was won by Valley 15-12.

Saturday September 19th: Valley finishes third in Valley Round Robin Tourney.

Game 1: Valley defeats Bremen 2-0. 25-14, 25-8.

Digs: Delaney Wagoner 15. Brayden Baney 12. Blocks: Mallory Durkes 2. Assists: Gigi Engstrand 30. Aces: Engstrand 4. Kills: Wagoner 12. Bree Sheetz 8. Durkes 5.

Game 2: Valley falls to North Judson 2-0. 22-25, 20-25.

Digs: Baney 15, Engstrand 12, Wagoner 8. Blocks: Durkes and Engstrand 2. Assists: Engstrand 21. Aces: Ashley Butler 3. Kills: Wagoner 7. Sheetz 6

Game 3: Valley falls to Carroll 2-1. 25-23, 22-25, 9-15.

Digs: Baney 26. Abby Koch 13. Engstrand 10. Blocks: Durkes 2. Assists: Engstrand 31. Aces: Koch 2. Backus, Kirchenstein, Engstand 1. Kills: Backus 8. Sheetz 7. Nelson 6. Durkes 5.


Unified Flag Football

Monday September 14th: Flag Football opens season with a win.

The Unified Flag Football team opened up their season with a victory over the Warsaw Tigers 44-34. Dominic Kohler, Owen Kleusener, and Michael Wright all had touchdowns for the Vikings. Andrew Thompson had a passing touchdown and several extra points.



Monday September 14th: Valley drops non-conference game to Culver 3-1.

The Vikings and Cavs went back and forth for the first twenty minutes, until Valley broke on top on a goal by Christian Ramirez. During the final few minutes of the half, Valley had opportunities to extend the lead, but were unable to finish at the net and led 1-0 at intermission. The second half was nip and tuck until about the 25 minute mark. Again, Valley missed a couple of shots on goal that could have put them up by 2 or even 3 goals, but couldn’t cash in. It was at this point Culver Community took advantage of Valley’s misfortune and knotted the game at 1-1. A few minutes later, Culver made it 2-1 on a nice cross, that Valley keeper Alexis Hernandez made a play on, but Culver pushed in the rebound to take the lead for good at 2-1. The Cavs closed out the scoring with an insurance goal and Valley lost for the third time this season, despite leading at the half.

Wednesday September 16th: Valley falls to Rochester 4-2.

The Tippecanoe Valley Soccer Team hosted Rochester Wednesday in there annual TRC grudge match. Valley, playing without the services of keeper Alexis Hernandez who is sidelined with an injured thumb, went with freshman Kynan Cords in goal, and Cords played fantastic. He held the high scoring Zebras scoreless for the first 60 minutes, as Valley jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals by Christian Ramirez and Caleb Petgen. However, the Vikings had another difficult time closing a game out and the Zebras came from behind and won 4-2. Rochester got on the board with a penalty kick at the 20 minute mark of the second half and tied the score five minutes later. The exhausted Vikings hung tough, but finally broke as Rochester added two goals in the final 10 minutes to win 4-2.



Monday September 14th: JV Football wins close one against Wabash 16-12.

The Tippecanoe Valley JV Football team won a hard fought game against Wabash on Monday night by a score of 16-12. The Vikings were lead in rushing by Nathan Parker with 74 yards and 2 touchdowns, Nathan also ran for two, 2- pt conversions. Dalton Alber ran for 54 yards and Karl Parker ran for 36 Yards. The Viking Defense was lead by Karl Parker, Dalton Alber, and Noah Prater.
Friday September 18th: Vikings dominate the Zebras 54-0 in the Battle for the Bell.

Tippecanoe Valley’s defense was on display Friday, getting the shut out and holding the Zebras to 64 total yards on the night. The offense was great as well! The offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage opening holes for the running backs and allowing Branson McBrier plenty of time to pass. The offense exploded again for the second week in a row by scoring 54 points on 458 yards of total offense. Leading the way on the night was Branson McBrier with a second straight perfect passing game! He went 6-6 with 195 yards passing… including 2 passing touchdowns and he ran for 2 touchdowns as well. Alex Craft had another great night with 8 rushes for 107 yards and 3 touchdowns. Rex Kirchenstien caught a touchdown pass and Jamasyn Virgil had a touchdown on the ground and through the air.


Cross Country

Saturday September 19th: Miller, Howes lead Valley at large New Prairie Invite.

Boys Results

17:59.70 Matthew Howes 16th
20:00.30 Chase Miller 71st
20:10.30 Brady Rodgers 76th
20:28.40 Evan Myers 84th
21:32.40 Jace Holloway 113th
26:42.90 Grayson Shriver 130th

Girls Results

21:35.40 Chesnee Miller 25th
24:33.90 Ella Myers 77th
25:17.70 Maria Henderson 96th
25:23.10 Talia Holder 98th
26:03.30 Ava Craig 105th