By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
Though fall seems to be more of a time for collegiate football than baseball, many teams hit the diamond for scrimmages amongst themselves in a final wrapup to practice before the winter chill sets in.
Former Northview standout's Brady Shoemaker and T.J. King are taking on the challenge of major college baseball following two years in junior college at Olney Central.
At Indiana State, the Sycamores competed against each other in the annual Blue/White World Series.
Shoemaker had two hits in the opening of the three-game series, which was won by the Blue team, 3-2. In the second game, Shoemaker continued the hit parade with three hits as the White team pounded out an 8-2 win. In the nightcap, he added an RBI fielder's choice in a 5-4 victory.
Statistics from King's fall season were not available with the Trojans.
The University of Indianapolis volleyball team recently became the No. team in the Great Lakes Region in the opening Division II regional rankings this week after winning their 20th consecutive match of the year.
The team improved to 23-1 on the season after defeating Drury, 30-27, 30-24, 30-10.
2006 Northview graduate, Christy Fulk, saw action in two of the games for the victorious Greyhounds who are now 13-0 in the conference.
The win came on the heels of Indy's first five-game match of the season, a victory over Rockhurst in which the Greyhounds took a two-game lead before Rockhurst rebounded to tie the game.
Fulk did not play in that match.
Clay City graduate Ashley McCullough, watched as her Indiana State Sycamores dropped their 10th straight decision on Saturday night. ISU lost a 3-0 match to visiting Illinois State.
Brianne Arvin is a freshman at Stephens College in Columbia, MO. and is also a member of the volleyball team.
No statistics were available for the 2007 season.
Former Northview standout runner, Emily Pugh, competed with her Indiana State teammates at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. on Friday evening.
The Sycamores placed seventh overall in a meet that included a total of seven Wabash Valley teams.
Pugh placed 59th for the Sycamores in a time of 22:57 in a meet that was won by the Missouri Tigers in the six-kilometer race. The Tigers beat out Valley member Wichita State by nine points with Northwestern in third.
The Sycamores were led by sophomore Kayla Alexander who was 20th overall.
The Vincennes Blazers competed in the University of Evansville's U of E Invitational on Sunday.
James Grounds, a 2006 Northview graduate, did not compete..
The Marian Knights, in their first season of competition, lost a 62-17 decision to No. 3-ranked Ohio Dominican on Saturday.
Former Northview standout, Jaime Bays, regularly a linebacker and kick returner for the Knights did not play in the loss.
From his linebacker spot, Bays has 11 tackles in five games and has accumulated 83 rushing yards and 31 receiving yards as well as 363 kick return yards. Bays has averaged 95.4 all purpose yards per game to lead the team this season.
Matt Crooks is a kicker for the Knights but has not seen action to this point while Devon Chamberlain is listed as a wide receiver for Marian and Dayne Upperman is an offensive lineman who has been redshirted.
Joe Evinger is a member of the College of the Canyons football program and has registered a solo tackle for the California Junior College power. The team won 19-10 over Glendale on Saturday to improve to 5-1 overall.
The 6'6, 300 pound lineman is a 2007 Northview graduate.
2007 Northview graduate, Taylor Montague, is a freshman at Franklin College and a member of the Grizzlies soccer program.
The Grizzlies played through two overtimes in a 2-2 deadlock with Defiance.
Montague has played 85 minutes this in two matches with a 2.12 goals against average for the Grizzlies who are 4-7-2 overall, 2-2-1 in the conference.