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Two Center Grove graduates who now represent Toledo University had outstanding weeks.

Swimmer Kristen Nunnelly had the Rockets’ only win in a dual meet against Michigan, taking first place in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:59.28. She also had two seconds against the Wolverines, one in the 200 IM (2:08.16) and one in the 200 butterfly (2:04.54). In Toledo’s dual meet defeat of Ball State, the sophomore won both the 200 butterfly (2:05.07) and the 500 freestyle (5:02.49).

The Toledo volleyball team, aided by Adria Pryor’s double-doubles, raised its record to 16-10, 9-3 in the MAC, with wins against Eastern Michigan (3-1) and Central Michigan (3-2). The senior had 58 assists and 15 digs against EMU and 45 assists and 10 digs against CMU. In addition, she had a .429 hitting percentage (three kills) against the Eagles and a .667 percentage (4 kills) against the Chippewas.

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The Indiana swimmers defeated Kentucky and Tennessee in a three-way meet. Hoosier Allie Day was third of 12 in the 100 backstroke (56.36) and fourth of 11 in the 200 backstroke (2:02.02).

Indianapolis’ Regina Perez finished fourth of five swimmers in the 50 freestyle (25.84) in the Greyhounds’ defeat of Ashland.

Haley Townsend finished second of 10 in the 200 freestyle (1:57.83) and fourth of 13 in the 100 freestyle (53.82) in Kenyon’s swimming loss to Denison.

In a three-way swimming meet, Urbana lost to Lake Erie and won against Davis and Elkins. Siara Chupp was third of five in the 500 freestyle (6:23.98), fourth of five in the 1,000 freestyle (13:09.81) and fifth of six in the 50 freestyle (31.19).

Xavier’s Mikaela Saugstad was fifth of six in the 100 breaststroke, fifth of seven in the 200 breaststroke (2:35.91) and seventh of seven in the 200 IM (2:20.01) in Xavier’s swimming loss to Bowling Green.

Sarah Dooms had 21 kills, 37 digs, four assists and one ace in 22-5, 8-2 Valparaiso’s 3-1 defeat of Milwaukee and 3-2 loss to Green Bay.

The Southern Indiana volleyball team (20-6, 11-2) defeated Cedarville and Quincy by 3-0 scores and won 3-1 against Truman State. Kayla Heldman had 53 digs, eight assists and one ace in the three matches.

The Indianapolis volleyball team (16-9, 10-3) defeated Maryville 3-1 and Missouri-St. Louis 3-2. Arielle Knafel had 18 digs, five assists, four aces, five kills and one block in the two wins.

Wrestling at 149 pounds at the Baldwin Wallace Open, Ashland freshman Nathan Carmichael won his first collegiate match, defeating Wheeling 9-4; but he was pinned in his next two matches against Mount St. Joseph and Baldwin Wallace.

Sean Mappes won 11-4 at 179 pounds in Tennessee-Chattanooga’s Blue-Gold intrasquad wrestling match.

Mario Swann assisted on one tackle for the Eastern Michigan football team (1-8) in a 55-16 loss to Toledo.

Jordan Luallen rushed nine times for 41 yards, including a 13-yard dash for the Bearcats’ first touchdown, and completed both of his passes for eight yards in 6-2 Cincinnati’s 34-21 football defeat of Memphis.

Starting nose guard Sean Brooks had one solo tackle and two assists and starting defensive end Drew Ponder had one solo tackle in 0-8 Anderson’s 28-0 football loss to Bluffton.

Starting defensive tackle Bryce Krebs assisted on three tackles and had one quarterback hurry in 6-3 Eastern Kentucky’s 44-0 football win against Tennessee State.

Ben Wheeler kicked off once for 60 yards in 4-4 Hanover’s 28-14 football win against Earlham.

Tanner Riley caught six passes for 42 yards and returned a punt one yard for the Indiana State football team (1-8) in a 49-7 loss to Missouri State.

Nathan Krohne had a six-yard sack and assisted on one tackle in 7-1 Wittenberg’s 55-17 football win against Ohio Wesleyan.

Starting cornerback Tyler Mills had three solo tackles and three assists for Taylor’s football team (4-4) in a 26-19 two overtime loss to Marian.

Starting defensive end Blake Miller had two solo tackles and assisted on three more, including a sack, in 5-4, 3-2 Southern Illinois’ 34-28 football win against Western Illinois.

Joel Hale started at nose guard for undefeated Ohio State in a 56-0 football defeat of Purdue.

Mike Wood averaged 59.2 yards on six kickoffs and converted five of six extra-point tries in 6-2, 6-0 Franklin’s 41-7 football win against Defiance.

Helena Bomber assisted on one goal for the Rose-Hulman soccer team (10-4-4) in a 2-1 defeat of Franklin.

Brent Kamer scored a goal for the Rose-Hulman soccer team (9-5-4) in a 6-0 win against Manchester.

Alieu Musa scored a goal for the DePauw soccer team (14-2-1) in a 4-2 defeat of Wabash.

The Evansville women finished eighth of 10 teams at the 5K Missouri Valley Conference Cross-Country Championships. Nicole Kreuzman was third for the Aces and 47th of 79 overall in 19:10.6.

Azusa Pacific won the 13 team 5K PAC West Conference Cross-Country Championships. Sarah Higgens was second for Azusa and third of 84 overall in 17:51.4.

Jordan Timmons was third for Ball State’s women and 84th of 102 overall in 24:01.11 at the 6K Mid-American conference Cross-Country Championships.

Megan Ryan was eighth for Benedictine and 63rd of 109 overall in 28:41.97 at the 6K Northern Collegiate Athletic Conference Cross-Country Championships.

Ryan Meyer was second for Rose-Hulman and 11th of 122 runners in 26:48.2 at the 8K Heartland Conference Cross-Country Championships.

The Indianapolis women’s basketball team lost exhibition games to Dayton (84-58), Indiana State (61-36) and Xavier 75-60. Kirsten Gliesmann played as a substitute in the first two games and started against Xavier. She had 13 points (6 for 12, 1 for 2), 12 rebounds, seven blocked shots and one steal in 63 minutes in the three games.

Nikky Moan had five points (0 for 1, 5 for 6) and four rebounds in 10 minutes for the Elmhurst women’s basketball team in a 94-61 exhibition basketball loss to Illinois-Chicago.

Kelcey Daugherty started for the Manchester basketball team in an 86-28 exhibition loss to IUPUI and had two rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes.

Jonny Marlin had one steal and one rebound in three minutes for the Indiana men’s basketball team in an 83-68 defeat of Southern Indiana.


Ashley Myers was fourth for Franklin and 29th of 109 overall in 25:11.4 at the 6K Heartland Conference Cross-Country Championships.

The Charleston volleyball team (17-8, 8-4) defeated both West Virginia Wesleyan and Glenville State by 3-0 scores. Abbi Bryant had four kills, 10 blocks, three digs and two assists in the two wins.

The Indiana–South Bend volleyball team defeated Purdue-North Central and Goshen 3-0 and lost 3-0 to Trinity Christian. Samantha Stinson played in four games in the three matches and had seven assists and three digs.


The Judson basketball team lost 95-67 to Huntington and defeated IU-Northwest 85-75. Keenan Wood played 39 minutes in the two games and had 17 points (7 for 13, 3 for 3, 0 for 1), four rebounds, five assists, one steal and only one turnover.

Shelly Parmer had 10 points and nine assists for the Vincennes basketball team (2-0) in a 109-60 defeat of Sinclair in its season opener and had seven assists in a 90-64 win against Cincinnati State.

Vanessa Benham, who led the Heartland Conference in goals (14) and points (36), had one goal in 9-9 Franklin’s 4-0 soccer win against Anderson and one assist in a 6-1 loss to Hanover.

Ball State swimmer Michael Oaks won the 200 freestyle (1:47.60) and was second in the 100 freestyle (48.22) in a dual meet loss to Evansville.

The DePauw swimmers defeated Washington of St. Louis for their 25th consecutive dual meet win. Alex Grissom won the 200 freestyle (1:44.64), was third in the 500 freestyle (4:51.41) and was a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay team.

In a four-way swimming meet with St. Olaf, Morehead State and St. Catherine, Carleton’s Claire Wilson was 10th of 18 in the 50 breaststroke (36.37) and 10th of 12 in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.13). In a meet with Wisconsin-Lacrosse, St. Cloud State, Morehead State and St. Olaf, she was 26th of 35 in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.59), 26th of 27 in the 200 breaststroke (2:57.02) and 59th of 62 in the 50 freestyle (31.23).

Evansville’s Abby Smith swam on the winning 400 relay team and was fourth of nine in the 50 freestyle (25.08) and fifth of seven in the 100 freestyle (55.98) in a dual-meet loss to Missouri State.

The Trine volleyball team (16-14, 8-8) defeated Albion 3-1 and Alma 3-0. Lauren Verkemp had 12 kills, 22 digs, two aces, one assist and two blocks in the two wins; and Megan Verkemp had 14 kills, 15 digs, four blocks and two assists.

Kacie Kelly had seven kills, 65 assists, four aces, 11 digs and three blocks for the Marian volleyball team (18-10) in 3-0 wins against IU-Kokomo and IU-East.


St. Francis freshman football player Aaron Harris scored three touchdowns, the first of his college career, in a 54-0 win against Concordia, Michigan. He carried the ball 16 times for 77 yards after having only seven carries for 29 yards in 6-2 St. Francis’ previous games.

Jess Harris had one solo tackle for Indiana State’s football team (1-8) in a 49-7 loss to Missouri State.

Starting nose guard Jordan Tharp had two solo tackles and two assists for the Indianapolis football team (8-1) in a 27-24 win against St. Joseph’s.

Starting defensive tackle Kollin Wheat had five solo tackles for the Earlham football team (2-6) in a 28-14 loss to Hanover.

Mitch Meador had one solo tackle for a loss for the Cincinnati football team (6-2, 3-1) in a 34-21 defeat of Memphis.

Natalie Scott had a goal on her only shot for the Franklin soccer team (9-9, 3-6) in a 6-1 loss to Hanover.

Morgan Johnson started for the Lindenwood women’s basketball team in a 70-55 exhibition win against Division I Southern Illinois and had a team-high seven rebounds, four points (1 for 5, 1 for 3, 1 for 2) and one assist in 22 minutes.

Kaitlyn Parker made her only two free throws and had one assist for the Coker basketball team in a 102-50 loss to third-ranked Duke.

Drea Mize scored one point (0 for 1, 1 for 2) for the Indiana basketball team in two minutes of action in a 79-55 exhibition win against Georgetown College.

The Franklin swimming team defeated Defiance and Wilmington in dual meets. Seth Morin won the 200 freestyle (1:54.43) and the 500 freestyle (5:11.57) and was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay team against Defiance. In the Wilmington meet, he was third of six in the 500 freestyle (5:00.30) and won the 1,000 freestyle (10:26.37).

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Franklin’s Anna Murdock was second for the Grizzlies and seventh of 109 runners in 23:27.7 at the 6K Heartland Conference Cross-Country Championships.

Starting linebacker Vince Peiffer led Hanover (4-4, 3-2) with eight solo tackles and two assists in a 28-14 football win against Earlham. Ethan Waltz had two solo tackles for the Panthers.

The Cincinnati Christian volleyball team (8-23) defeated Crowley’s Ridge 3-0 and Ohio Christian 3-1 and lost 3-2 to Ohio Christian and 3-1 to Oakland City. Ellie Abel had 125 assists, 16 aces, 26 digs, 13 kills and four blocks in the four matches.


Evansville diver Stephanie Tran won both the one- and three-meter events in a dual meet with Missouri State.

Gabrielle La Monaca had 33 digs and one ace for the Trinity International volleyball team (7-23) in a 3-0 loss to St. Xavier and a 3-2 win against Illinois Tech.

Amy Hicks was eighth for Indiana State and 73rd of 79 runners in 20:24.3 at the 5K Missouri Valley Conference Cross-Country Championships.

Kole Stogner returned a kickoff 14 yards and rushed once for a three yard loss for Franklin’s football team (6-2, 6-0) in a 41-7 defeat of Defiance.

Starting defensive tackle Lee Campbell had one solo tackle and three assists for the Indianapolis football team (8-1) in a 27-24 defeat of St. Joseph’s.

Danielle Gilles had one save and gave up no goals in 19 minutes as the goalkeeper for the Anderson soccer team (3-14-2) in a 4-0 loss to Franklin.

The Marian women’s basketball team defeated Bryan 59-53 and lost 57-39 to Tennessee Wesleyan. Deauna Evans played 12 minutes in the two games and had one rebound.

Walt Vanderbush is a former principal of Franklin Community High School. Send ideas for the College Update column to rmorwick@dailyjournal.net.

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