After losing seasons of 8-24 in 2013 and 12-19 in 2014, the Cincinnati Christian volleyball team improved its record to 18-11, 7-5 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Conference, with wins against IU-Southeast (3-1), West Virginia Tech (3-0) and Alice Lloyd (3-0).
Ellie Abel, an Indian Creek graduate, had 85 assists, nine kills, 13 digs and three service aces in the three wins. The junior leads the 13-team Kentucky Conference and the 44-team NCCAA (National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association) in service aces per game and is fifth among players in the 218-school NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).
Abel is fifth in assists per game in the conference and 19th in the NCCAA.
Morgan Morrison had four solo tackles and assisted on five others for the Hanover football team (2-7, 2-5) in a 24-21 loss to Manchester.Matthew Wray completed 24 of 38 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown and was intercepted three times in 3-7 Olivet Nazarene’s 33-17 football loss to St. Ambrose.The Ancilla basketball team (2-1) opened its season with wins against Mid-Michigan Community College and Harry S. Truman and a loss to Elgin Community College. Dylan Phair had four rebounds, six assists and 11 points in the three games.
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team defeated St. Francis of Illinois 86-54 in an exhibition game. Starter Ally Lehman had 15 points (7 for 15, 1 for 1, 0 for 0), two blocked shots, two steals, eight rebounds and a team-high six assists.
The Asbury swimmers defeated Lindsey Wilson in a dual meet. The winner’s Kaitlin Smith was fourth of six in the 100 backstroke (1:12.96) and fifth of five in the 100 butterfly (1:12.18).
The Trine volleyball team (12-16) lost 3-0 to nationally ranked Calvin. Lauren Verkemp had three digs in the match, and Megan Verkemp had 11 assists, eight digs and one block.Caroline Rogers had 29 assists and 13 digs for the John A. Logan volleyball team (20-12) in losses to Iowa Western (3-0) and Lake Land (3-2).The Butler volleyball team (10-17, 6-8) defeated Villanova 3-1 and lost 3-1 to Seton Hall. Jess Admire had two kills and two digs in two games in the Villanova match.
The St. Mary-of-the-Woods basketball team lost 115-97 to Brescia and defeated Cincinnati-Clermont 120-107. Shelby Parmer led the Pomeroys with 22 points (6 for 14, 1 for 2, 9 for 10) and had two rebounds, one assist and two steals in the loss and had 20 points (6 for 14, 2 for 2, 6 for 8), six assists, four steals and one rebound in the win. Tara Parmer had 17 points (5 for 9, 3 for 4, 4 for 7), one assist and three steals against Brescia and 13 points (5 for 11, 3 for 7, 0 for 2), four rebounds, five assists and one steal against Clermont.
In a swimming loss to Auburn, Indiana’s Adam Destrampe was fifth of eight in the 1,000 freestyle (9:23.46) and fourth of eight in the 500 freestyle (4:34.59).
The DePauw swimmers lost to the University of Indianapolis in a dual meet. DePauw’s Alex Grissom was second of nine in the 200 freestyle (1:45.10) and second of eight in the 100 freestyle (48.35). Teammate Dan Rice was seventh of nine in the 200 freestyle (1:49.38), seventh of 11 in the 50 freestyle (23.24) and fifth of eight in the 100 freestyle (50.18).
Starting center Kyle Stucker and his undefeated Wabash football teammates defeated Denison 38-7.Aaron Harris ran the ball twice for nine yards, caught a five-yard pass and had one solo tackle for the St. Francis football team in an exhibition 61-0 win against College of the Faith.Zach Rudolf had one solo tackle and assisted on a tackle for the Manchester football team (4-4, 4-3) in a 24-21 defeat of Hanover.
Michaela Harris started for the IU-Southeast women’s basketball team (1-0) in a 70-46 win against Alice Lloyd and had two points (1 for 5, 0 for 4), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.
John Hubler had five points (2 for 2, 1 for 1, 0 for 0) and one rebound in 14 minutes for the IUPUI men’s basketball team in an 85-55 exhibition win against Earlham.
Franklin diver Bri Gunning was second of three at one meter and third of three at three meters in the Grizzlies’ swimming and diving win against Centre College.
Kole Stogner caught three passes for 80 yards and a touchdown and carried the ball six times for three yards in 7-2, 7-0 Franklin’s 35-7 football win against Defiance.Lee Campbell had four solo tackles, including a sack, for the Indianapolis football team (9-1, 7-0) in a 38-14 win against Missouri Science and Technology.Indiana placekicker Griffin Oakes converted field goal tries from 32 and 28 yards, was successful on each of three extra-point attempts, averaged 55 yards on six kickoffs and had one solo tackle in the 4-5, 0-5 Hoosiers’ 35-27 loss to Iowa.
The Arizona swimmers defeated UCLA and lost to Southern California in dual meets. Emma Schoettmer won the 100 breaststroke (1:01.73) and the 200 breaststroke (2:13. 48) and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team against the Bruins; and she won the 100 breaststroke (1:01.30), was second in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.75) and swam on the winning 200 medley relay team against the Trojans.The Xavier swimmers lost a dual meet to Denison. The Musketeers’ Mikaela Saugstad was third of seven in the 200 breaststroke (2:32.61) and sixth of six in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.35).The DePauw women lost a dual swimming meet to Indianapolis. The Tigers’ Abby Sheehan was 10th of 12 in the 100 freestyle (58.77) and seventh of eight in the 200 freestyle (2:05.91).
Joe Reed had a team-high seven rebounds and two points (0 for 2, 2 for 2) in 17 minutes for the IPFW basketball team in a 99-55 exhibition win against Otterbein.
The Ancilla basketball team (2-1) defeated Mid-Michigan Community College and Harry S. Truman and lost to Elgin Community College. Anderson McCoy had 15 points, five rebounds and six assists in the three games.
Regan Wentland had two rebounds in seven minutes for the Indiana State women’s basketball team in a 74-44 exhibition win against Indianapolis.
Sean Mappes lost 14-4 at 174 pounds in Tennessee-Chattanooga’s 19-16 wrestling loss to Stanford.
Drew Ponder had two solo tackles and one assist for the Anderson football team (2-7) in a 44-0 loss to Bluffton.
Starting outside linebacker Alex Aukerman had two solo tackles and two assists for the Army football team (2-7) in a 20-3 loss to Air Force.
Starting defensive tackle Bryce Krebs had four solo tackles, two assists and one quarterback hurry for the Eastern Kentucky football team (5-4, 4-2) in a 42-35 loss to Tennessee-Martin. The senior has started each game for the Colonels.
Mario Swann had one solo tackle for the Indiana football team (4-5, 0-5) in a 35-27 loss to Iowa.
O’rion Elder had one solo tackle, a sack, for the Indianapolis football team (9-1, 7-0) in a 38-14 win against Missouri Science and Technology. Teammate Dillon Dallas had one solo tackle.
Tyler Mills had two solo tackles and one assist and broke up two passes for the Taylor football team (6-3) in a 41-27 win against Lindenwood.
Starting tight end Nate Wozniak caught one pass for seven yards in 4-5, 1-5 Minnesota’s 28-24 football loss to Ohio State.
The Ball State volleyball team (13-15, 7-7) lost 3-2 to Western Michigan and 3-0 to Northern Illinois. Mackenzie Kitchel had 16 kills, four digs and five blocks in the two matches.
The Illinois State volleyball team (20-8, 10-5) defeated Bradley and Loyola of Chicago by 3-1 scores. Ali Line had 16 kills and eight blocks in the two matches and is 11th in the Missouri Valley Conference in hitting percentage and 13th in blocks per game.
Competing at the 10K NCAA Division II Cross-Country Regionals, Casey Wendorff was sixth for the Greyhounds and 170th of 215 overall in 35:00.99. Indianapolis was 15th in a field of 31 teams.
The Indiana Wesleyan women were second of 10 teams, and the Marian women were third at the 5K Crossroads League Cross-Country Championships. Marian’s Rachel Dever was second for the Knights and sixth of 121 runners in 19:00.4. Indiana Wesleyan’s Morgan Lee was 19th for the Wildcats and 53rd overall in 20:41.80.