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Marion tennis sweeps Jay County

From staff reports

The 29th-ranked Marion boys tennis team made quick work of Jay County in Portland on Thursday.

The Giants dropped just five games total in sweeping the Patriots, 5-0.

Vikram Oddiraju (No. 1 singles) won 6-1, 6-0 while Noah Lyons (No. 2) and Jack Fauser (No. 3) each earned 6-0, 6-0 decisions. 

Cole Madden and Caleb Spitzer won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles while Tristan Galeon and Nihal Nagesh won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2.

The Giants won the JV contest 6-1. Alex Spitzer, Clayton Drook (two matches) won at singles. Patrick Spitzer and John Flowers (two matches) along with Jefwan Burnett and Jaelin Lindsey won doubles matches.

Marion (7-1) competes in the Richmond Invitational today starting at 9 a.m.


Mississinewa 5, Blackford 0

Mississinewa lost only one game in five matches Thursday and shut out visiting Blackford 5-0 in a Central Indiana Conference match.

Chandler Morrison at No. 2 singles was the only Indians player to drop a game. No. 1 John Oliver and No. 3 Hayden Rowley were 6-0, 6-0 winners.

In doubles, Conner Murphy and Ryan Scott at No. 1 and Mason Christensen and Riley Fuqua posted 6-0, 6-0 wins.

Josiah Stark and Tyler Gary won 8-0 JV matches.

Ole Miss (9-1) competes Saturday in the Carroll (Fort Wayne) Invitational and plays Carroll in the opening round.

Prep volleyball

Kokomo 3, Marion 2

The Wildkats captured the final two sets in close fashion on Thursday to deny the Giants their first North Central Conference win.

Marion won the opening set 25-19 and third set 25-22 while Kokomo took set two 25-14 and sets three and four 25-22, 15-13.

RaShaya Kyle recorded 14 of the Giants' 31 kills and also had seven total blocks. Miranda Riggs added eight kills and 20 digs. Kaliyah Jones finished with six kills, 14 digs and two aces. Lucia Persinger dished out 32 assists, had four blocks and nine digs. Alyvia Melton led the Giants with 37 digs.

Marion (2-6) faces Fort Wayne Luers at 9 a.m. today in the opening round of the Kay Saunders Invite at Wes-Del.

Madison-Grant 3, Anderson 0

The Argylls' win streak reached nine on Thursday evening as the swiftly took down the Indians 25-11, 25-7, 25-14.

Azmae Tuner and Katie Garringer each recorded six kills to lead M-G while Grace Holmberg finished with four. Emma Brummet had six aces and Gabby Rudy served five as the Argylls recorded 21 aces collectively. Alia Whitton finished with 14 assists.

Madison-Grant (9-2) travels to Mississinewa for a Central Indiana Conference match on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Mississinewa 3, Eastbrook 0

The Indians evened their record at 5-5 and moved to 1-0 in the CIC with a 25-14, 25-9, 25-18 win at Eastbrook on Thursday.

No additional statistics were reported for either team.

Ole Miss faces host Wes-Del today at 11 a.m. in the Kay Saunders Invite.

Eastbrook (3-8, 1-2 in CIC) travels to Elwood for a conference match on Tuesday at 6 p.m.. 


Boys soccer

Fishers 6, Marion 0

The Class 3A 19th-ranked Tigers scored four first half goals en route the a win in Dick Lootens Stadium Thursday night.

The Giants (4-3) travel to Pendleton Heights for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Tuesday.

Girls golf

Eastbrook 223, Elwood 238, Marion Inc.

The Panthers improved to 8-2 in 9-hole matches with wins over Elwood and the Giants on Thursday.

Hayley Jarck led Eastbrook with 51, Allyssa McKinney added 55, Abbey Cansler had 56 and Andrea Spurlock shot 61.

Bayley Grieve topped the Giants with 55, Maddie Endsley shot 60 and Savanah Grieve finished with 67.

Eastbrook meets Eastern and Oak Hill at Chippendale in Kokomo on Tuesday. 

The Giants compete in the Lebanon Invite today starting at 8:30 a.m.

Oak Hill 200, Manchester 207

Morgan Nelson led the Golden Eagles in Thursday's dual meet with a 45.

Also scoring was Holly Gillespie with a 48, Bailey DeWitt with a 53 and Abby Malott with a 54. Savanna Saylor shot a 66 which wasn't counted in the teams scoring.