Six Johnson County athletes received exceptional honors last week.
Kyle Stucker, a Whiteland graduate and the starting center on the undefeated Wabash football team, was named to the All-North Central Conference first team. The Little Giants defeated previously undefeated Thomas More in overtime 33-27 in the NCAA Division III National round of 16 and play today at undefeated St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, in the quarterfinals.
Indiana’s Griffin Oakes, a Greenwood graduate, was named the first-team All-Big Ten Conference Football Team placekicker. The Hoosiers defeated Purdue 54-36 and likely are headed for a postseason bowl game.
Another Greenwood graduate, Indianapolis football player Lee Campbell, was named to the Great Lakes Valley Conference first team as a defensive lineman. His teammate, Center Grove graduate Jordan Bedan, was named to the GLVC first team as an offensive lineman.
Illinois State’s Ali Line, a Center Grove graduate, was named the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Freshman Player of the Year. She had the 10th-best hitting percentage in the conference (.306) for the 22-10 Redbirds, who lost 3-1 to Northern Iowa in the MVC Tournament to end their season.
Northern Illinois basketball player Ally Lehman, an Indian Creek graduate, was named to the Southern Methodist University Classic All Tournament team after leading NIU in scoring and rebounding in a 66-58 loss to Kansas and a 72-49 win against California State-Northridge. The junior had 18 points (7 for 13, 2 for 4, 2 for 2) and seven rebounds in 34 minutes against the Jayhawks and 17 points (6 for 9, 5 for 7, 0 for 0) and 11 rebounds in 28 minutes against Fullerton.
Aaron Harris had one solo tackle for the undefeated St. Francis football team (11-0) in a 42-20 NAIA National Tournament quarterfinal win against Montana Tech. The Cougars host Marian today in the semifinals. Early in the year St. Francis defeated Marian 45-42.
The IU-Southeast women’s basketball team (3-4) lost 99-50 to IUPUI. Michaela Harris had three rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 28 minutes for IUSE.
The Hanover men’s basketball team (1-3) defeated Spalding 72-47 and lost 84-64 to Washington of St. Louis. Jaren Hornbeak played a total of nine minutes in the two games and had five points (2 for 7, 1 for 3, 0 for 1), two assists and one rebound.
Indianapolis football player Dillon Dallas received honorable mention on the All Great Lakes Valley Conference Team.
Nate Wozniak started at “Y back” for the Minnesota football team (5-7, 2-6) in a 31-21 loss to Wisconsin.
Joel Hale played for the Ohio State football team (11-1) in a 42-13 defeat of arch rival Michigan.
Mario Swann played for the Indiana football team (6-6, 2-6) in its 54-36 defeat of Purdue.
St. Francis offensive lineman Alex Woods, who was named to the All-Midwest Football Association Mideast Division second team, and Austin Smogor played in the Cougars’ 42-20 NAIA National Tournament quarterfinal 42-20 defeat of Montana Tech. St. Francis hosts Marian today in the tournament semifinal. Marian hopes to avenge an early-season 45-42 defeat at the hands of St. Francis.
The Wabash men’s basketball team (4-1) defeated Boyce 80-31. Joey Lankey played 18 minutes for the Little Giants and had eight points (1 for 3, 1 for 3, 5 for 8), six rebounds, three steals and two assists.
The IPFW men’s basketball team (6-2) defeated Miami University 57-53, Jacksonville 71-63 and North Carolina-Greensboro 64-58 before losing 75-53 to Navy. Joe Reed averaged 28 minutes of playing time in each game and totaled 32 points (11 for 26, 0 for 5, 10 for 19), 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots.
The Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball team (6-1, 0-1) defeated IU-EAST 90-60 and lost 85-72 to Marian. Jonny Marlin led IWU in scoring in each game, with 20 points (6 for 9, 5 for 8, 3 for 4), four rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes in the win and 17 points (7 for 14, 2 for 8, 1 for 2), four rebounds and seven assists in 37 minutes in the loss.
Kelcey Daugherty had a team-high 12 points (4 for 10, 1 for 2, 3 for 3), three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 1-2 Manchester’s 85-48 women’s basketball loss to Calvin.
The Oberlin women’s basketball team (5-2) defeated Gallaudet 74-60 and Hood 59-46. Katie Lucaites played 21 minutes in the two games and had four points (2 for 5), seven rebounds, three assists and one steal.
The Indiana State women’s basketball team (2-5) defeated Missouri-Kansas City 77-47 and lost 62-52 to St. Louis and 71-62 to Stephen F. Austin. Regan Wentland played a total of 33 minutes in the three games and had six points (2 for 7, 2 for 6, 0 for 0), nine rebounds, two assists and one steal.
The Elmhurst men’s basketball team (4-1) lost 94-86 to Benedictine and won 71-69 against Alma. Kyle Wuest led Elmhurst in scoring in each game, with 23 points (9 for 18, 2 for 9, 3 for 3), three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 32 minutes in the loss and 15 points (5 for 12, 3 for 4, 2 for 2), four rebounds and one assist in the win.
The St. Mary-of-the-Woods women’s basketball team (4-3) defeated Earlham 96-88. Tara Parmer had 11 points (3 for 11, 1 for 6, 4 for 6), five steals, four assists and one rebound in 18 minutes for the winners. The Pomeroy’s Shelby Parmer was diagnosed three weeks ago with a stress fracture, with which she had been playing. She was in a boot for three weeks and has missed five games. The senior was released to practice this week and hopes to be back in action Dec. 12 against Brescia.