Academy Swings Past Valley Golf
At the Academy course Thursday afternoon, the Eagles of Culver Academy shot a fine 164 to best Rochester’s 187 and Tippecanoe Valley’s 204 in a boys golf grouping.
CMA (2-0) was led by the medalist 38 from Michael Perea and a 40 from Liam Diebel.
Rochester (1-1) used a 42 from Killian Bailey and 46 from Jackson Sawyer.
Valley (0-2) had Jeremy Julian shoot 42, Trevor Neeley finish at 46, Kane Stellar turn in a 57 and Chandler Newsome finish at 59.
Tippecanoe Valley will tee it up next at the Michigan City Marquette Invite this Saturday.
Softball Comes Back To Earth
A day after knocking off a quality Triton program, Tippy’s softball team was on the wrong end of a resounding result. Winamac put six runs on the board in the first inning and collected 15 hits in a 9-1 final.
Amanda Shepherd had the lone RBI for Valley, doubling in Bailey Engholm in the sixth. At that point, Winamac had already built a 9-0 lead.
Lexi Durkes added a double for the Vikings, which fall to 2-2 on the season.
Kayla Scott took the loss for Valley, working three innings, giving up 11 hits and all nine runs, five of which were earned as Valley also committed three errors in the field.
A trip to Plymouth Friday is next up for the Vikings.
Manchester Conquers Valley Track
Manchester collected 12 wins on the track Thursday to best the Valley boys track team, 79-44, and also took care of matters in the girls competition, winning 76-47, in Three Rivers Conference action.
In the boys dual, Caleb Haecker led the Squires with wins in the 110 hurdles (17.9), 300 hurdles (47.30) and high jump (5-8).
Valley had four event wins, with Jameson Baker tops in discus at 122-6, Will Hassenplug the leader in shot put at 43-11 and Dakota Parker winning the 200 dash at 23.90. The Valley 4×400 relay also claimed first with a run of 3:49.20.
Lexi O’Connell paced the Lady Vikings, winning both the 100 hurdles (16.4) and the 200 dash (27.7) and providing a leg of the winning 4×100 relay (53.8). Sarah Tucker added a win in the 100 dash (13.4).
Mikayla Ruiz led the shot putters with a toss of 30-4 and Jalyssa House had an exceptional leap in long jump, landing at 18-8.
Jaelyn Webb gave Manchester a pair of wins in the 800 meters (2:49.3) and the 1,600 meters (5:58.2).
Valley will perform again Tuesday in another TRC matchup with Northfield and Wabash.
Knox Shuts Out Valley Tennis
Tippecanoe Valley was kept off the winning side of the girls tennis sheets for a second consecutive day, losing 5-0 at Knox.
Knox won all three singles matches in straight sets, led by Hannah Lueth winning 6-2, 6-4 over Aerin Shewman at one singles. Sommer Shepherd won 6-4, 6-2 against Maddy Henninger at two singles and Shelby Faverty took care of Lea Stouder three and one and three singles.
At two doubles, Madison Land and Kayla Loughry held off Cassidy Cave and America Bacca 7-5, 6-0 and at one doubles, Cameron McGowan and Maria Hasneri rallied past Morgan Brazo and Kennedy Niedbalski 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
In the JV matches, Knox took four of five from Valley.
Knox moves to 1-2 overall while Tippecanoe Valley falls to 0-2. Valley will play again Tuesday at LaVille.