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Franklin College soccer player Vanessa Benham, a Franklin Community High School graduate, scored three goals and assisted on another in the Grizzlies’ first win of the season, a 6-3 defeat of St. Mary-of-the-Woods. The Grizzlies are 1-2.


Franklin’s Makaylia

Pickleseimer was 27th of 67 golfers, with scores of 89-86—175, at the Hanover College Fall Invite.

The Trine volleyball team

(3-5) lost by 3-0 scores to Hope and Chicago. Lauren Verkemp had seven kills, 10 digs, two service aces and one assist in the two matches. Megan Verkemp had 10 kills, five digs and one assist.

The Marian volleyball team (5-2) defeated St. Francis and Mount Vernon Nazarene 3-0 and lost 3-1 to Taylor. Kacie Kelly had 90 assists, 27 digs, nine kills, three aces and three blocks in the three matches.


Zach VanDeman started for Marian (1-1) in a 31-24 football loss to St. Xavier.

Starting nose guard Jordan Sharp had one solo tackle for Indianapolis in a season-opening 10-9 win against Ashland.

Hanover freshman quarterback Adam Gutermuth had an eight-yard touchdown run and completed 12 of 22 passes for

172 yards with one interception in the Panther’s 49-13 football loss to Illinois College.

Starting defensive tackle Mitch Meador had one solo tackle and one assist for 1-1 Cincinnati in a 45-17 football loss to Illinois.

Kollin Wheat started at

defensive tackle for the Earlham football team in a 51-28 loss to Denison and had two solo tackles and four assists.

Jess Harris saw action for Indiana State (0-2) in the

Sycamores’ 20-14 football loss to Purdue.

Tyler Barker was 17th for

Indianapolis and 124th of 154 overall in 18:10.93 at the 15-team 5K Queen City Cross-Country Invitational, won by the Greyhounds.

Butler’s Samantha Turley was fifth for the Bulldogs and

16th of 34 overall in 18:00 at the three-mile Bradley Cross-

Country Open.

Sarah Craven had scores of 88-86—174, fourth-best for Franklin and 25th of 67 overall, at the Hanover Fall Golf Invite. Teammate Paige Lundy was fifth for the Grizzlies and 29th overall with scores of 87-89—176.

The Indiana Wesleyan women’s soccer team (3-0) defeated Cleary 5-0 and Marygrove 4-0.

Elisa Teller played as a substitute in both matches and took two shots, one on goal, against Cleary.

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Indiana State starting wide receiver Tanner Riley caught four passes for 63 yards, with a long of 31, in the Sycamores’ 20-14 football loss to Purdue.

Jordan Bedan started at defensive end for Indianapolis in its 10-9 football defeat of Ashland.

Indiana’s Nick Stoner caught two passes for 14 yards in a 41-35 football loss to Navy.

Hanover placekicker Ben Wheeler had one solo tackle, was successful on his only extra-point try and averaged 58.2 yards on four kickoffs in the Panthers’ 49-13 football loss to Illinois College.

Franklin’s Mike Wood averaged 58.8 yards on five kickoffs and converted three of three extra points in the Grizzlies’ 30-27 football loss to defending NCAA Division III national champion Mount Union.

Mario Swann saw action for Eastern Michigan (1-1) in a 45-7 football loss to Penn State.

Bryce Krebs started at defensive tackle and assisted on one tackle in 1-1 Eastern Kentucky’s 44-7 football loss to Louisville.

Jordan Luallen saw his first action of the season for the Cincinnati football team (1-1) in a

45-17 loss to Illinois.

Brad Robley played for Capital in its 20-0 football loss to Thomas More.

Starting nose guard Joel Cox assisted on five tackles for the Ball State football team (2-0) in a 40-14 defeat of Army. Teammate Garrett Mack was the long snapper.

The Taylor football team defeated Anderson 58-7. Tyler Mills started at cornerback for Taylor and assisted on one tackle. Drew Ponder was the starting right guard for Anderson and assisted on a tackle. Teammate Sean Brooks also played.

Wittenberg’s Nathan Krohne had one solo tackle and teammate Josh Piper saw action in a 49-24 football loss to Butler.

Starting defensive end Blake Miller had one solo tackle and two assists for the Southern Illinois football team (0-2) in a 40-37 loss to Eastern Illinois.

Joel Hale was the starting nose guard for the Ohio State football team (2-0) in a 42-7 win against San Diego State.

The Valparaiso volleyball team (8-0) is off to the best start in its history after defeating Army 3-1, Eastern Michigan 3-2, Iowa 3-1 and Rhode Island 3-0 to win the Valparaiso Popcorn Classic. Sarah Dooms had two double-doubles while totaling 81 digs,

35 kills, 10 assists, four blocks and three aces in the four matches.

The Toledo volleyball team (4-3) lost 3-1 to Tulane and defeated Youngstown 3-2 and St. Francis 3-0. Adria Pryor had 97 assists, 25 digs, seven kills, two aces and one block in the three matches, including a double-double (28 assists and 12 digs) against Youngstown.

Morgan Merrill had 15 kills, eight blocks and five digs for the Marian volleyball team (5-2) in 3-0 wins against St. Francis and Mount Vernon Nazarene and a

3-1 loss to Taylor.

The Indianapolis volleyball team (1-3) defeated Hillsdale 3-0 and lost 3-1 to Wayne State, 3-2 to Wingate and 3-0 to Concordia, St. Paul. Arielle Knafel had 32 kills, 39 digs, three blocks, four assists and four aces in the four matches and had a double-double in the Wingate loss.

The Ball State volleyball team (4-3) defeated IPFW 3-2 and Western Illinois 3-0 and lost 3-0 to Duke and Minnesota. Mackenzie Kitchel played in eight games and had 13 kills, three blocks, one dig and one assist.

The Anderson women’s soccer team defeated Kentucky Christian 5-0, tied Muskingum 1-1 and lost 5-0 to Maryville and 3-1 to Concordia. Halley Embree started all four matches and assisted on a goal in the win..

Indianapolis’ women’s soccer team (1-1) lost 1-0 to Ashland and defeated Tiffin 4-0. Stacy Klene started both matches for the Greyhounds and had a goal and an assist against Tiffin. Teammate Jenna Linxwiler played as a sub in the loss and was a starter in the win. She took four shots in the two matches.

The DePauw men’s soccer team (5-0) defeated Franklin, Rose-Hulman and Earlham, all by 2-0 scores. Alieu Musa started each match and had one goal against Franklin.

Marian’s men’s soccer team (4-1-0) defeated Lawrence Tech 1-0. The winner’s Dalton Mudd had seven saves as the goalkeeper, and Mitch Eckerle started for the Knights.

Grace Neathery won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6 singles for Marian’s women’s tennis team (5-0) in a

7-2 win against Georgetown College.

Diane Jones won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles in undefeated Indiana Wesleyan’s 9-0 women’s tennis defeat of Anderson

Emily Jones lost 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and 8-3 at No. 2 doubles in Wheaton’s 9-0 women’s tennis loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Xavier’s Delainey Burnett finished 32nd of 148 runners, eighth for the Musketeers, in 19:26.55 at the 5K Queen City Cross-Country Invitational.

Running in the three-mile Bradley Cross-Country Open, Shelbi Burnett was 14th of 34 competitors, fourth for the Bulldogs, in 17:48.

Ball State’s Jordan Timmons was 10th of 48 runners, second for the Cardinals, in 23:46.39 at the

6K IPFW Cross-Country Invitational.


Franklin College’s Emily Roberts lost 6-1, 7-6 at No. 3 singles in Franklin’s 7-2 women’s tennis loss to North Central.


Lee Campbell started at defensive tackle for the Indianapolis football team in a 10-9 season opening win against Ashland and had one solo tackle, one assist and one quarterback hurry.

Indianapolis women’s tennis player Taylor Eckert won both the No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles championships at the DePauw Invitational. IU-Southeast’s Katie Walsh lost 6-1, 6-0 to DePauw,

6-4, 6-2 to Transylvania and 6-0, 6-1 to Hanover at No. 1 singles.

Carthage’s Isaac Smith finished 113th of 155 runners in 31:31.8 at the 8K Hanover Kiwanis-Madison Cross-Country Invitational.

The Anderson women’s soccer team lost 5-0 to Maryville and 3-1 to Concordia, defeated Kentucky Christian 5-0 and tied

Muskingum 1-1. Danielle Gilles was in goal in the Maryville match and had 14 saves. She played 61:24 against Concordia and had seven saves while yielding two goals. In 45 minutes in the win she had no save opportunities, and she did not play in the tie.

Indian Creek

Taylor Kinney won 8-4 at No. 3 doubles in Marian’s 8-1 men’s tennis win against Georgetown College and 8-5 in a 9-0 defeat of Spring Arbor.

Amy Murdock was third for the Grizzlies and 39th of 110 overall in 21:32.9 at the 5K Madison-Kiwanis Cross-Country Invitational hosted by Hanover.

The Hanover football team opened its season with a 49-13 loss to Illinois College. Vince Peiffer started at linebacker for the Panthers and had two solo tackles and two assists. Ethan Waltz had two solo tackles, and Morgan Morrison had one solo tackle.

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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