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MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Northside doles out eighth-grade awards

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The 2012 eighth grade Central Chargers finished their 2011 & 2012 middle school football seasons with a combined 16-0 record.
The 2012 eighth grade Central Chargers finished their 2011 & 2012 middle school football seasons with a combined 16-0 record.

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Northside Middle School handed out its eighth-grade football awards.

For the A team, which had a 6-2 record, honorees were Jeremiah Gonzalez, Best Offensive Lineman; Cody Rothrock, Best Offensive Back; Payton Russell, Best Defensive Lineman; Harley Huser, Best Defensive Back; Brandon Wolter, Most Improved; and William Law, Mental Attitude Award.

The Team MVP was Huser.

For the B team, which finished with a 1-7 record, those honored were Keith Roberts, Best Offensive Lineman; Cameron Hofelich, Best Offensive Back; Ben Clancy, Best Defensive Lineman; Dewayne Barnett, Best Defensive Back; Tristen Browning, Most Improved; and Rob Saeger, Mental Attitude Award.

In action, the Northside eighth-grade B team beat Center Grove 6-0. Brandon Turner scored on a quarterback sneak for the game’s only touchdown.

Major has big day for Central

Central downed Seymour 30-20 as quarterback Josh Major threw two touchdown passes and ran 17 yards for another score.

Major threw 32 yards to J.D. Harris and 55 yards to Ethan Summa for touchdowns.

Wyatt Koopman ran two yards for a touchdown for Central. Caleb Bower had three sacks, and Lane Goode had one sack. The Crunch Award went to Garrett Ferguson.

Central is 7-1.

Jennings shut out by Scribner

The Jennings County eighth-grade football team dropped a 22-0 decision to Scribner to fall to 2-6 on the season.


Hauser continues hot streak

The Hauser Jets seventh-grade volleyball team scored wins against St. Peter’s, South Decatur, Northside, Jennings County, Brown County and Edinburgh to increase its record to 10-0.

In those games, Sydney Schoen has made 73 aces and 36 kills. Tessa Sims has been another hitting star with 28 kills. Alana Owen, Kacey Bay and Haley Embry have led the team in assists.

The Hauser eighth-grade team had three tough losses to Edinburgh, North Decatur and Brown County and notched a win against St. Peter’s.

Northside presents awards

The Northside Middle School seventh-grade volleyball team handed out awards.

Recipients were Kendal Williams, Ace Award and Assist Award; Esta Morrison, Serve Receive Award, Kill Award and Most Versatile Award; Elizabeth Wessel, Block Award; Gretchen Bliss, Team Spirit Award; Skye McGillivray, Sportsmanship Award; and Madelyn Rhodes, Coaches’ Award.

Receiving plaques were Kendal Williams for Most Consistent Server and Most Valuable, Jenny Bastian for Most Improved, and Elizabeth Wessel for Mental Attitude.

In action, Northside dropped a 26-16, 25-15 match to Hauser.

Rhodes had four aces, Williams had three assists and two aces, and Wessel had two blocks.

Northside finished its season with a loss to Central, 24-25, 25-18, 15-13.

Morrison had six kills, Kerrigan Anthony had two aces, Williams had 11 assists, and Wessel had two aces and two kills.

Jennings rallies past Seymour

Denza Simpson had six points, Tesla Kopiteke scored five points, and Sidney Brown had four points in a 16-25, 25-24, 15-12 victory for the Jennings County eighth-grade girls White team over Seymour.

Jennings County is 11-7.

In seventh-grade action, the Jennings County White team beat Seymour 25-19, 25-10 to raise its record to 16-2.


Central sweeps Seymour

Neeraj Pandita, Ammar Khaled and Paul Bean swept singles victories to lead the Central boys past Seymour 5-0.

Matthew Furnish and Arjun Menon won the No. 1 doubles match, and Walker Thomas and Daniel Kuhlman won the No. 2 doubles match for Central.

The teams of Jonathan Ward and Akshaya Sabapathy, Atharva Bhalerao and Drew Martin, and Cam Thomason and Matt Furnish won JV matches.

In other results, Central won the overall team trophy for the second year in a row at the Franklin Township Middle School Doubles Tournament.

Neeraj Pandita and Ammar Khaled went 3-0 to win the No. 1 doubles class. Arjun Menon and Matthew Furnish put together a 3-0 record to win the No. 2 doubles class. Paul Bean and Daniel Kuhlman went 2-1 at No. 3 doubles. Walker Thomas and Akshaya Sabapathy went 3-0 to win the No. 4 doubles division. Jonathan Ward and Drew Martin went 3-0 to win the No. 5 doubles division.

Brown County tops St. Vincent

Eli Patterson, Cole Smith and the team of Austin Roush and Jesse Williams scored victories to lead Brown County past St. Vincent Middle School.

Brown County finished 8-1.


Central boys, girls in top five

Led by a third-place finish by Josh Wettschurack (10:43), the Central boys finished third at the Indian Creek Invitational. The Central girls were fourth overall as Erin Bailey placed eighth (12:41.

Also for the Central boys, Michael Zieleniuk was eighth (11:04), Nathan VanDeventer was 11th (11:13), Charlie Allen was 13th (11:16), and Ricky Johnson was 15th (11:21).

For the Central girls, Kaitlyn Niebrugge was 16th (13:03) and Jocelyn Maynard was 19th (13:20).

At the Tri County Meet, the Central boys were second and the Central girls were third. Wettschurack was third in 14:27, Zieleniuk was fifth in 14:31, Johnson was eighth in 14:48, and VanDeventer was ninth in 14:49.

In girls action for Central, Bailey was 14th in 17:44, Maynard was 16th in 17:53, and Kaitlyn Niebrugge was 18th in 18:01.

Immanuel shines at Classic

The Immanuel Lutheran boys and girls teams ran well at the Hope Heritage Day Classic.

The Immanuel girls were third out of seven teams. Jodi Goecker led the way with a 10:52 that was good for third place. Tess Allman was fourth in 11:01. Grace Hartman was 20th in 12:10.

For the Immanuel boys, who were second out of eight teams, A.J. Goecker placed ninth, and Daniel Hartman was 11th. Cooper Morrow was 14th, and Josiah Foster was 19th.

Hauser’s Rush claims boys title

In a three-way meet against North Decatur and South Decatur, the Hauser boys and girls teams both finished second.

For the Hauser boys, Owen Rush won the meet with an 11:48, while Mason Sherman was second in 12:00, Jon Hatton was eighth in 13:20, Austin Everroad was 13th in 13:55, Sam Meek was 14th in 13:59, and Kedin Pattingill was 15th in 14:03.

For the Hauser girls, MaLeah Bates was fourth in 15:28, Lindsay Morgan was fifth in 15:30, Veronica McKinney was sixth in 15:21, Bailey Bates was 12th in 17:19, and Cheyanne Lazzell was 16th in 17:39.

Brougher, Brooks win again

The Northside girls and boys squads had excellent showings at the State Middle School Championships in Carmel.

Elijah Brooks was fourth overall in the boys competition in 10:08, while Justin Spoon was 13th in 10:27 out of 248 runners.

In girls action, Rachel Brougher was 16th out of 227 runners in 11:30.

Also for Northside, Brougher and Brooks both won their competitions at a tri-county meet at Seymour.

Northside won the boys competition and placed second in girls action. In boys action, Spoon was second, Robert Pflueger was sixth, Warren Kiel was seventh, Eli Fischer was 11th, and Evan Porter was 12th. In girls action, Reagan Ward was fifth, Bekah Albers was seventh, Kristen Lyons was eighth, and Arig Tong was ninth.

In the Brown County Invitational at Indian Creek, the Northside boys and girls won both meets. Brougher won the girls event in 11:14, while Ward was fifth, Tong was sixth, and Rebekah Albers was ninth. In boys action, Brooks won in 9:57, while Spoon was second, Pflueger was fourth, Warren Kiel was sixth, Eli Fischer was seventh, and Evan Porter was ninth.

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