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All-WIC teams recently announced

Monday, November 7, 2005

The Fall sports season is nearly complete for the IHSAA as football reaches the regional level. The Western Indiana Conference recently released their All-Conference awards with Northview hauling in their share of awards.

In football, Northview won their second consecutive conference championship, going unbeaten and placed seven players on the team.

Jamie Bays lead the team in rushing with 1,261 yards on just 131 attempts, good for 10.73 yards per carry and he also caught 20 passes for 303 yards. The senior back finished with 16 rushing touchdowns, one receiving and also returned a kick for a touchdown and picked off two passes.

Quarterback Broc Miller threw for just under 2,000 yards (1,946) and 19 touchdowns and also rushed for 463 yards and eight touchdowns. The junior was one of the leading passers in the state with 194 passing yards per game.

Senior receiver Devin Chamberlain was the team's leading receiver with 28 catches for 695 yards and had six scores for the Knights. Chamberlain averaged just under 25 yards per catch as a big deep threat for the Knights.

Northview's line play was one of their strengths all year and that had a lot to do with Neil Vanatti, Joe Evinger and John Hendrix who all provided significant pressure on members of opposing backfields and were flexible enough to switch positions when needed or work on offense. Linebacker Dean Netzler was a leader on defense for the Knights and played a significant role in run stopping and the pass rush.

Coach George Gettle won his second WIC title with the Knights and improved to 25-16 in his fourth year at the 4A school.

In volleyball, the Knights continued their improvement throughout the regular season, going 27-5 over the course of a great year.

Head coach Laura Rahn helped lead the Knights to a share of their second straight WIC Championship, tying with Sullivan and the Knights put four players on the all-conference team.

Senior Christy Fulk joined sophomores Kaley Huffman, Lottie King and Lindsay Thomas in providing a powerful offense for the Knights.

Thomas was the setter for a strong frontline that featured Fulk, Huffman and King who powered their way past opponents before a disappointing loss to Plainfield in the first round of sectionals.

In soccer, both the girls and boys of Northview enjoyed very solid seasons with the boys setting a school record for victories on their way to a 9-7-1 mark overall and a share of the WIC title with Sullivan.

All of the Knights all-conference players will return next year paced by sophomore scorer John Latta who provided 11 goals on the season and added three assists with 43 steals on the year.

Junior defender Shaun Hardey had 84 steals for the Knights at his central defender spot for Northview. Jordan Pond was also a big key for the team's surge this year, compiling 78 steals while scoring a goal and adding an assist.

In the back, junior keeper Taylor Montague made big strides this year in allowing just 17 goals in 17 games this season and faced over 240 shots over the course of the year but rarely broke as the Knights last line of defense. He had seven shutouts in net for the Knights.

On the girls squad, Northview put together an 8-11 season and were playing some of their best soccer at the late stages of the year. The Knights won their first sectional game but lost a tough game to West Vigo in penalty kicks in the semifinals.

Abby Birkey was a driving force for the Knights in the defensive and midfield areas and did a great job moving the ball forward to her frontline. Ahnya Alstott also had a great season for the Knights providing tough play up front for Northview and in goal, Christina Arvin had a superb season.

In cross country, the Northview boys were paced by senior James Grounds who advanced to the state finals and was joined on the All-WIC squad by fellow senior Logan Wegner and freshman Chris Smith and sophomore Landry Moore.

The conference champion girls squad was lead by Hannah Hunter and Jennifer Jeffers on the conference squad with coach Geoff Wayton leading the girls team.

In boys tennis, Northview was represented by Alex Smith and Garrett Turpin.

The Tri-River Conference Volleyball teams were recently announced with Clay City's Ashley McCullough making the First Team list and Courtney Dayhuff and Sarah Kennedy making the 2nd Team for the Eels.

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