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Ole Miss rises, Giants slip in 4A football poll

- From staff reports

On the heels of its dominating 77-0 win over Elwood on Friday, Mississinewa rose one spot to No. 4 in the Associated Press Class 4A high school football poll released Tuesday. 

The Indians garnered 180 points and one first place vote to share the No. 4 spot with Evansville Central, last season's 4A state runner-up.

Despite its impressive 45-6 win over 5A Kokomo, Marion fell one position to No. 7. The Giants earned 142 total points but no first place votes. 

The biggest mover in Class 4A was Delta, who decimated Shelbyville 85-0d in week 3. The Eagles jumped from No. 10 to No. 6 in the latest poll. Mooresville took over 4A's top spot from  East Central, who is still No. 2, while New Prairie is ranked third.

Eastbrook rose two spots in the Class 2A poll, but remain outside the top 10 at 13th. The Panthers picked up 20 votes, 14 more than last week.

Top-ranked Evansville Mater Dei swapped spots with No. 2 Indianapolis Scecina in 2A while Lewis Cass maintained its No. 3 ranking. Western Boone and Rensselaer round out the 2A top-5.

Avon stayed on top of the Class 6A poll followed by Warren Central, Carmel, Lafayette Jeff and Fort Wayne Snider in the top five.

Class 5A's top five consists of New Palestine, Fort Wayne Dwenger, Valparaiso, Indianapolis Cathedral and Concord.

In Class 3A, Indianapolis Chatard, Gibson Southern, West Lafayette, Heritage Hills and Guernin Catholic make up the top five.

Indianapolis Lutheran is Class A's No. 1 and followed by Adams Central, North Vermillion, South Adams and Churubusco. Soutwood rose one spot to No. 7 in this week's Class A rankings.

Prep volleyball

Oak Hill 3, Mississinewa 0

Taylor Westgate recorded 17 kills, 16 digs, four blocks and four aces Monday to lead the Golden Eagles in a 25-18, 25-23, 25-14 decision over the Indians in a Central Indiana Conference match.

Julianne Gosnell finished with 10 kills and three blocks, Alyssa Carmichael had eight kills and 18 digs and Abby Shaw added six kills and 16 digs. Ella Ridgeway dished out 36 assists and had 12 digs while Mia Edwards picked up 16 digs and two assists.

No statistics were reported for Mississinewa. 

The Indians won the JV contest 25-21, 25-23. Lexi Ozmun had seven digs and Vera Miller had five assists for the Indians.

Mississinewa (6-8, 1-1 in CIC) hosts Madison-Grant at 6 p.m. today.

Oak Hill (6-4, 1-0 in CIC) hosts Eastbrook at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Boys soccer

Mississinewa 2, Eastern 1

Colin Yoder and Hayden Ulerick each had a goal while Holden Brown and Noah Drake had assists for Ole Miss on Monday. Cody Nantz made 18 saves in goal for the Indians.

Mississinewa (4-2-1) hosts Muncie Central at 6 p.m. today.

Boys tennis

Maconaquah 4, Madison-Grant 1

Nick Evans and Jackson Manwell scored a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles for the Argylls lone point at Maconaquah on Monday.

Bryce Metzger and Mason Richards won the first set 7-5, before dropping the final two sets 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Jace Gilman (No. 1), Lance Wilson (No.2)  and Eli Lutterman (No. 3) were all defeated in straight sets in singles competition.

The Argylls JV team was beaten 3-2. Myer Miller and Grant DeDecker along with Alex Cretsinger and Davin Barton earned doubles victories.

Madison-Grant (6-6) travels Wednesday to Frankton for a CIC match.


Girls golf

Frankton 182, Mississinewa 203

Maggie LaBarr shot 43 Monday to lead the Indians at Meadowbrook Golf Course, Anderson.

Anabella Pannell added a 50, Jayce White shot 52, Jadelynn Berry finished with 58 and Alivia Rice had 63 for Ole Miss.

Ellie Anderson shot 39 to earn medalist for the Eagles.

Mississinewa travels to South Adams today for a 4:30 p.m. match and will compete in the Grant Four at Arbor Trace at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Giants compete at Lebanon

Maddie Endsley shot 109, Bayley Grieve added 117, Savanah Grieve had 130 for Marion in the Lebanon Invitational at Ulen Golf Course on Saturday.

Westfield's JV team won the 10-team event with 353, followed by University (375) and Lebanon (377).

Prep football

C: Oak Hill 18, Blackford 7

Caleb Sellers scored on a 5-yard run and Jake Rose had 4-yard and 55-yard TD runs for the Eagles on Monday.

College Athletics

Crossroads League weekly awards

Volleyball Attacker - Marci Miller, Indiana Wesleyan

Miller averaged 4.2 kills per set at a .349 percentage to lead Indiana Wesleyan to five more victories. Miller reached double figures in kills in four matches, including a 24-kill, three-error showing in IWU’s win over No. 16 Aquinas.

Volleyball Setter - Alex Falcone, Indiana Wesleyan

Falcone kept the IWU attack rolling with 196 assists in five Wildcat victories. The senior setter tossed up 55 helpers in a five-set win over No. 16 Aquinas and averaged 10.9 assists per set on the week.

Women’s Tennis - Maddie Bemisderfer, Indiana Wesleyan

Bemisderfer went 3-0 at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for No. 9 Indiana Wesleyan, helping IWU hold off No. 25 Marian with two wins in a 5-2 decision.

Men’s Tennis - Martin Carrizo, Indiana Wesleyan

Carrizo went 3-0 at No. 2 singles and won all three doubles matches for Indiana Wesleyan. Carrizo did not drop a set and highlighted the week with two wins in IWU’s 7-0 win over No. 21 Marian.