Franklin graduate Addie Payne has been making an immediate impact as a freshman on the University of Evansville volleyball team. Submitted

By Walt Vanderbush | Daily Journal correspondent

Junior defensive back Brenden Smith, an Indian Creek graduate, was named Mid-State Football Association Defensive Player of the Week after collecting 13 tackles, eight of them solo stops, and intercepting two passes that he returned 36 and 22 yards to lead the Marian defense in a 40-21 football win against Olivet Nazarene. The Knights now are 2-1 for the season.


  • The IU-East women’s golf team won the six-team Pure Michigan Invitational hosted by Grace College. Hannah Johnson was third for IU-East and sixth of 38 overall with scores of 88-82-170.
  • Running for the Evansville women’s cross-country team at the eight-team 5K Austin Peay Invitational, Izzy Dawson set a personal record, finishing fourth for the third-place aces Aces and 20th of 52 overall in 20:12.6.


  • Elliott Parmer saw action for the Franklin College football team (2-2, 2-0) in a 59-30 defeat of Bluffton.
  • Dakota Sneed started at center for Butler (2-2, 0-1) in a 38-17 football loss to San Diego.
  • Brianna Howard had 13 digs and two assists for the Cincinnati Christian volleyball team (4-7) in a 3-0 loss to Lindenwood-Belleville.


  • The Evansville volleyball team (6-8, 0-2) lost 3-2 to Indiana State and 3-0 to Illinois State. Addie Payne had nine kills in 22 attempts, four digs and one solo block for the Aces in the two matches.
  • The Franklin College volleyball team (10-5) defeated St. Mary-of-the-Woods 3-0 and Wisconsin-Platteville 3-1, and lost 3-2 to Manchester. Abbie Sewell had 17 kills in 49 attempts, four digs, an assist and six blocks in the three matches.
  • The Georgia State volleyball team (7-8, 1-1) won 3-0 against Louisiana-Monroe and lost 3-0 to Louisiana University-Lafayette. Morgan Hash had 21 kills in 77 attempts along with nine digs, seven blocks, one assist and two service aces in the two matches.
  • The Franklin College women’s golf team placed 11th of 14 teams at the Heartland College Athletic Conference Preview at Nicholasville, Kentucky. Hannah White was third for the Grizzlies and 62nd of 84 overall with scores of 102-90–192.
  • The Franklin College men’s golf team placed third of 16 teams at the Dan Quayle Collegiate Classic. Jacob Hash was fourth for Franklin and 18th of 106 overall with scores of 78-72–150. Kade Edwards was fifth for the Grizzlies and 98th overall with scores of 94-84–178. Donald Morefield played as an individual and was 102nd with scores of 97-91–188.
  • The Marian men’s tennis team (6-2, 5-2) defeated Mount Vernon Nazarene 5-0 and DePauw 5-4, and lost 5-4 to Grace. Noah Roberts won 8-0 at No. 2 doubles against Nazarene; 6-4, 0-1 retired at No. 3 singles and 8-4 in doubles against DePauw; and 6-4, 6-2 in singles against Grace. His only loss was 8-5 in doubles to Grace.
  • The Marian men’s soccer team (3-4) won 1-0 against Oakland City and 3-0 against Salem International. Patrick Palmer started for the Knights in both matches and took one shot in the Salem match.


  • Dylan Rosado carried the ball twice for 12 yards and returned a kickoff 14 yards for the Quincy football team (2-2) in a 55-6 loss to Southwest Baptist.
  • Griffin Oakes was successful on seven of seven extra point attempts, kicked a 27-yard field goal and had seven touchbacks on nine kickoffs for the Indiana football team (2-1) in a 52-17 defeat of Georgia Southern.
  • Starting wide receiver Jackson Daugherty caught seven passes for 95 yards, including touchdown receptions of 38 and 23 yards, for the Hanover football team (1-3) in a 64-21 win against Anderson.
  • Kole Stogner rushed three times for 24 yards and returned a kickoff 21 yards for the Franklin College football team in a 59-30 defeat of Bluffton.


  • Logan Mullinix had three solo tackles and assisted on one for the Franklin College football team in a 59-30 win against Bluffton. Nick Ratti and Garrett Crowthers also saw action for the Grizzlies.
  • Gabe O’Keefe was fourth for the Fort Wayne men’s cross country team and 110th of 156 overall with a time of 28:59.9 at the 8K Ray Griak Invitational in Minneapolis.
  • The Taylor men’s tennis team (4-5, 4-4) defeated Mount Vernon Nazarene 9-0 and Grace 6-3, and lost 5-4 to Goshen. Jacob Scott won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles against Nazarene and lost 8-4 to both Grace and Goshen.


  • Starting linebacker Alex Aukerman had three solo tackles, including a sack, for the Army football team (2-2) in a 21-17 loss to Tulane.
  • Gavin Everett and Drew Conrad played for the Indiana football team (2-1) in a 52-17 win against Georgia Southern.
  • The University of Indianapolis football team (4-0) defeated Hillsdale 45-38. Jordan Bedan and Clay Hadley started on the offensive line for the Greyhounds, and starting defensive lineman Dillon Dallas had one solo tackle and assisted on a sack for the winners.
  • Russ Yeast started at cornerback for the Louisville football team (3-1) in a 42-3 win against Kent State and returned two punts, one for 13 yards and one for a 1-yard loss.
  • Jovan Swann played for the Stanford football team (2-2) in a 58-34 win against UCLA.
  • The St. Francis football team (4-0) defeated previously unbeaten St. Xavier 48-23. Right guard Austin Smogor and left tackle Alex Woods started on the offensive line for the winners.
  • Max Norris started at running back for the Western Illinois football team (3-0) in a 52-10 defeat of Coastal Carolina and carried the ball 13 times for 80 yards and a touchdown. He also caught one pass for a 1-yard gain.
  • Seth Ferrando played for the Taylor football team (2-1) in a 33-19 win against Trinity International.
  • Cameron Tidd played for the Vanderbilt football team (3-1) in a 59-0 loss to Alabama.
  • The Taylor women’s tennis team (8-2) defeated Mount Vernon Nazarene 9-0, Grace 7-2, IU-Kokomo 8-0, and Goshen 9-0. Katelyn Gray won three matches at No. 4 singles in straight sets, losing only one game. In the Grace match, she played No. 5 singles and won 6-1, 7-5.
  • Ball State’s Jordan Timmons placed 26th of 51 runners, sixth for Ball State, with a time of 24:26.3 at the 6K Red Hawk Rumble at Miami (Ohio).
  • Keaton Radecki took one shot on goal for the Cincinnati Christian men’s soccer team (4-1) in a 3-1 defeat of Kentucky Christian, and one shot in a 5-2 loss to St. Francis.
  • Gabe Edel played as a substitute for the Drake men’s soccer team (3-6) in a 2-1 win over Western Illinois and took one shot. He started the next game for the Bulldogs, a 2-1 win against Missouri-Kansas City.
  • Andrew Vidal scored on his only shot on goal to put the Franklin College men’s soccer team ahead 2-0, but they eventually lost 5-3 to Spalding. The Grizzlies (1-7) defeated MacMurray 8-0, and the sophomore took one shot.
  • Macy Carrabine played in three sets and had four digs for the Denver volleyball team (10-3) in a 3-2 win against Fort Wayne.
  • The Illinois State volleyball team (9-7) defeated Evansville and Southern Illinois by 3-0 scores and lost 3-2 to Missouri State. Ali Line had 24 kills in 59 attempts, a dig and a block in the three matches.
  • The Ohio State volleyball team (9-4, 2-0) defeated Purdue 3-1 and Maryland 3-0. Madison Smeathers had 24 kills in 42 attempts, one assist, three digs and six blocks in the two wins.
  • The Middle Tennessee volleyball team (4-12) lost 3-1 to Alabama-Birmingham and 3-0 to Marshall. Taylor Hammill had 73 assists, five kills in nine attempts, 11 digs, four service aces and three blocks in the two matches.
  • The Franklin College men’s golf team placed third of 16 teams at the Dan Quayle Classic. Jackson Williams was first for the Grizzlies and 12th of 106 overall with scores of 75-73–148.
  • Playing as an individual, UIndy golfer Chris Heck was 51st of 96 at the Findlay Fall Invitational with scores of 80-73–153.
  • Austin Crowder was third for IUPUI and 67th of 75 golfers with scores of 76-79-81–236 at the Memphis Intercollegiate Invitational. The Jaguars placed 12th of 13 teams.
  • The Grace women’s golf team won the six-team Cleary Invitational and placed second at the six-team Pure Michigan Invitational. Sydney Abbott was first for Grace and fourth of 38 at the Michigan Invitational with scores of 82-84–166, and was third for Grace and third overall at the Cleary with a score of 83.

Walt Vanderbush compiles a weekly notebook tracking local athletes competing at the college level. Feel free to send any tips his way at