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Former Trojans swimmer Schoettmer a winner in first meet for Arizona

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By Walt Vanderbush

Daily Journal correspondent

Center Grove graduate Emma Schoettmer, a freshman swimmer at Arizona, began her collegiate career with wins in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.88) and the 200 breaststroke (2:13.58) in the Wildcats’ dual meet win against Hawaii.

The two-time IHSAA state champion in the 100 breaststroke was fifth in the 200 IM (2:09.88).

Center Grove

  • The Indiana women’s swimmers defeated Kentucky and lost to Tennessee. Allie Day was fifth of 13 in the 100 backstroke (56.76), third of 13 in the 200 backstroke (2:02.52) and 10th of 14 in the 100 butterfly (59.01).
  • The Eastern Michigan men’s swimmers defeated Northwestern. Grant Schwartz was fourth of nine in the 100 breaststroke (59.15) and seventh of nine in the 200 (2:15.07). Teammate Dakoda Johnson was fifth of six in the one- and three-meter diving events.
  • Competing at the Purdue Invitational, Indianapolis swimmer Regina Perez was 20th of 27 in the 50 freestyle (26.68) and 13th of 15 in the 100 free (59.42). Purdue’s Noah Pashley was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team and finished third of 35 in the 50 freestyle (21.25) and 29th of 35 in the 100 freestyle (1:04.63).
  • The Valparaiso volleyball team (14-10, 6-3) lost 3-2 to Loyola and defeated Illinois-Chicago 3-1. Sarah Dooms had a double-double in the loss (10 kills and 18 digs). Her totals for the two matches were 37 digs, 15 kills, six blocks, two assists and one service ace.
  • The Southern Indiana volleyball team (12-12, 8-3) had wins against Kentucky State 3-0 and Maryville 3-1 and a 3-2 loss to Missouri-St. Louis. Kayla Heldman had 41 digs, eight assists, one kill and one service ace in the three matches.
  • The Toledo volleyball team (8-15, 2-8) lost 3-1 to IPFW and Bowling Green and 3-0 to Miami. Adria Pryor had 106 assists, 24 digs, six blocks, three kills and four service aces in the three matches, including a double-double (39 assists and 14 digs) against IPFW.
  • Hannah Bedan had 19 kills, seven blocks, four digs and three service aces for the St. Joseph’s volleyball team (7-18, 1-10) in a 3-1 loss to Missouri Science and Technology and a 3-1 win against Drury.
  • The Indianapolis volleyball team (22-3, 11-0) defeated Cedarville and Drury 3-0 and Missouri Science and Technology 3-2. Arielle Knafel had 30 kills, 22 digs and two blocks in the three wins, including a double-double (13 kills and 13 digs) against Missouri S&T.
  • Nick Stoner caught two passes for 19 yards for the Indiana football team (2-5) in a 31-30 loss to Navy.
  • Mike Wood averaged 61.4 yards on nine kickoffs in 5-2 Franklin’s 56-0 football win against Rose-Hulman. Brooks Bemis again started at right tackle for the Grizzlies.
  • Bryce Krebs assisted in one tackle for the Eastern Kentucky football team (6-2) in a 42-28 win against Tennessee Tech.
  • Joel Cox blocked a Central Michigan extra-point try in Ball State’s 41-30 football win. The Cardinals are 5-3, 3-2.
  • Sean Brooks had one solo tackle and a sack for the Anderson football team (0-7, 0-5) in a 21-19 loss to Earlham.
  • Joel Hale assisted on two tackles for the Ohio State football team (8-0, 4-0) in a 29-22 overtime win against Purdue.
  • In Southern Illinois’ 38-21 football win against Youngstown, Blake Miller had one solo tackle and one assist. The Salukis are 5-3, 4-1 in the conference.
  • Indiana State’s football team (6-2, 4-1) defeated Western Illinois 23–7. Tanner Riley caught one pass for 16 yards and returned three punts for minus-7 yards.
  • Sean Egenolf continues to start at right tackle for the undefeated and NAIA top-ranked Marian football team (7-0, 4-0). The Knights defeated Concordia 59-7.
  • Competing at the NAIA Midwest Regional Championships, Marian’s Zach Muench was 40th of 100 golfers, fifth for the Knights, with scores of 80-78—158 on the par 71 course. Marian was third of 17 teams.
  • Kelli Lippold finished 77th of 129 runners, sixth for St. Joseph’s, in 24:35.90 at the 6K Great Lakes Valley Conference Cross Country Championships.
  • Alan Huffman finished 284th of 352 runners, 10th for Huntington, in 30:19.06 at the 8K NAIA Great Lakes Challenge Cross Country Invitational.


  • Sam Stinson had three digs for the IU-South Bend volleyball team (10-11, 7-5) in a 3-0 loss to Trinity Christian.


  • Kollin Wheat had three solo tackles and assisted on one for the Earlham football team (1-6, 1-4) in a 21-19 win against Anderson.
  • The Cincinnati football team (5-1) lost 29–23 to Toledo. Mitch Meador sacked the quarterback, forcing a fumble, and assisted on one tackle for the Bearcats. Teammate Jordan Luallen rushed once for one yard.
  • Zach Van Deman continued to be the starting right guard for the undefeated and NAIA top-ranked Marian football team in a 59-7 win against Concordia.
  • Chase Tichenor saw action for the Wabash football team (6-1) in a 30-0 defeat of Wooster.
  • Indianapolis’ Tyler Barker finished 123rd of 135 runners in 30:19.70 at the 8K Great Lakes Valley Cross Country Championships.
  • The Calumet College of St. Joseph volleyball team (9-28) lost 3-1 to William Penn, 3-2 to Michigan-Dearborn, and 3-0 to Northwest Ohio. Abby Hunsucker had 15 kills and two blocks in the three matches.


  • Kate Walsh won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and 8-2 at No. 1 doubles in IU-Southeast’s 9-0 tennis win against IU-East.
  • Ryan Gallagher had two solo tackles and one forced fumble for the Rose-Hulman football team (2-5, 2-3) in a 56-0 loss to Franklin.
  • The Anderson women’s soccer team (0-16) lost 5-0 to Defiance and Mount St. Joseph. Danielle Gilles was in the goal for the Ravens and had 11 saves against Defiance and nine against Mount St. Joseph.
  • The Hanover volleyball team (16-13, 4-4) defeated Anderson and Webster by 3-2 scores and Spalding 3-0. Ashley Burakiewicz had 29 kills, 54 digs, three assists, six service aces and four blocks in the three wins, including double-doubles against Anderson (12 kills and 25 digs) and Webster (12 kills and 20 digs).

Indian Creek

  • Indiana diver Casey Johnson was sixth of 14 at one meter and seventh of 11 at three meters in a swimming and diving win against Kentucky and Tennessee.
  • Indianapolis’ Richard Gregg was 30th of 34 in the 200 freestyle (1:55.83) and 23rd of 29 in the 100 freestyle (52.44) at the Purdue Swimming and Diving Invitational.
  • The Hanover football team (5-2, 4-0) defeated Defiance 47-14. Vince Peiffer had six solo tackles, one for a five-yard loss, and three assists for the winners. Ethan Waltz had one solo tackle and two assists.
  • Shelby Hullett lost 6-1, 6-3 in singles to Southeast Missouri in the first round of the ITA Tennis Regionals


  • The Marian volleyball team (13-13, 10-7) had wins against St. Francis (3-0) and Huntington (3-1) and lost 3-0 to Indiana Wesleyan. Kacie Kelly had 18 kills, 95 assists, 27 digs, four blocks and five service aces in the three matches, including a double-double (40 assists and 11 digs) against Huntington.
  • The Trine volleyball team (18-9, 9-5) defeated Kalamazoo 3-0 and Olivet 3-2 and lost 3-0 to Alma. Lauren Verkamp had 18 kills, 19 digs, four blocks, five service aces, and one assist in the three matches. Megan Verkamp had five kills, two blocks, and one dig in six games.
  • Competing at the Purdue Invitational, DePauw freshman swimmer Alex Grissom was ninth of 34 in the 200 freestyle (1:45.82) and eighth of 23 in the 500 freestyle (4:53.62). IUPUI’s Mason Hamilton was 16th of 35 in the 50 freestyle (22.60) and 19th of 29 in the 100 freestyle (51.39). The Jaguars’ Jenny Olesiak was 13th of 25 in the 200 IM (2:15.93) and 12th of 15 in the 100 freestyle (56.04).

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

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