Tuesday October 6th: Lady Vikings fall to Rochester 3-1.
The volleyball team fought hard against the Zebras but ultimately lost 3-1. Valley won the first set 25-22 but lost the last three sets 17-25, 25-27, 23-25. Delaney Wagoner had 11 kills and 10 digs. Hayley Backus had 9 kills and 2 blocks. Bree Sheetz had 7 kills, 1.5 blocks, and 15 digs. Mallory Durkes had 1.5 blocks. Brayden Baney had 18 digs. Gigi Engstrand had 10 digs and 27 assists. Ashley Butler had 10 digs and 2 aces. JV won 2-1, 21-25, 25-19, 18-16.
Thursday October 8th: Volleyball falls to Southwood 3-0.
The volleyball team lost to Southwood 3-0, 21-25, 21-25, 12-25. Bree Sheetz had 5 kills and 8 digs. Delaney Wagoner had 4 kills, 11 digs, and 1.5 blocks. Hayley Backus had 2 blocks. Brayden Baney had 9 digs. Gigi Engstrand had 12 assists. JV lost 2-0, 23-25, 20-25.
Wednesday October 7th: Vikings Season Ends Against Fort Wayne Concordia 11-2.
Valley knew heading into their sectional game against Fort Wayne Concordia, they would need to be near perfect to play with the Cadets. The young Vikings gave their best effort, but fell to the more seasoned, experienced Cadets 11-2. Concordia built a quick 6-0 lead they took into halftime and never looked back. Valley didn’t quit, as Christian Ramirez scored the Vikings first goal of the night at the 65th minute, and defensive specialist, Arturo Dominguez found the net on a penalty kick to close out the scoring. Overall, it was an up and down season for Valley Soccer. The team showed growth, dealt with a rash of injuries, and held their own against the majority of their opponents. The Vikings return 16 of 19 players, so the future looks bright. The off season will be an important time for the program as it attempts to continue moving forward up the ladder in the tough Three Rivers Conference.
Monday October 5th: JV shuts out Maconaquah.
The JV football team defeated Maconaquah 44-0 on Monday. The Vikings were led by Dalton Alber who rushed for 73 yards and a TD. Gerardo Hernandez added 69 yards, 2 TD’s and a 2 PT. Conversion. Cody Eastgate and Nathan Parker each rushed for a TD and 2 PT. Trent Marshall had a 2pt as well. Landon Durkes caught 2 passes for 54 yards. Karl Parker caught 1 pass for 12 yards. The defense was led by Cameron Mason with 8.5 tackles and 7 assists. Alex Williams and Cody Eastgate each had a pick. Issiac Ramsey recovered a fumble as well. Dalton Alber had a nice blocked punt which he then recovered and took it to the house. JV is now 5-1.
Friday October 9th: Vikings defeat Manchester 48-18, Set Up Conference Title Showdown.
The Vikings get another dominating performance by the offensive line clearing the way for 424 yards of rushing for Valley’s running backs. And another defensive shut out in the second half helped Tippecanoe Valley beat a good Manchester team by a score of 48-18. Valley scored just 1:20 into the game… but Manchester answered with 2 TD’s to take the lead 12-7 at the end of the 1st quarter. The Vikings bounced back in the 2nd quarter and outscored the Squires 22-6 to take a 29-18 lead into the half. After some great adjustments by Valley… the Vikings outscored Manchester 19-0 in the second half to secure the win and set up a showdown with Southwood next Friday for the TRC Title. Leading the way for the Vikings was Jamasyn Virgil with 190 yards of rushing on 14 carries and 3 touchdowns. Hunter Eherenman rushed for 112 yards on 9 carries and a touchdown. Also scoring touchdowns on the night for the Vikings were Joel Cisneros with 2 rushing touchdowns and freshman QB Cody Eastgate scored the first touchdown of his career with a 12 yard run in the 4th quarter.
Saturday October 10th: Valley Send Five to Regionals.
Girls Results: Chesnee Miller finished 17th with a 21:16.0. Ella Myers finished 33rd with a 27:43.8. Maria Henderson finished 40th with a 25:21.9. Talia Holder finished 45th with a 26:56.6. Ava Craig was 46th with a 27:08.8.
Boys Results: Matthew Howes finished 12th with a 17:37.7. Chase Miller finished 33rd with a 19:15.6. Evan Myers finished 42nd with a 20:35.5. Jace Holloway finished 43rd with a 20:55.6. Brady Rogers was 45th with a 21:13.0. Grayson Sriver was 58th with a 25:20.8.
Moving on to Regionals: Chesnee Miller, Ella Myers, Matthew Howes, Chase Miller, Evan Myers.