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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fall sports seasons are quickly winding down as national championship discussions begin in many sports.

For collegiate baseball teams, most completed their fall practices last week that included intrasquad scrimmages in many cases.

Northview graduate T.J. King competed for Arkansas Little-Rock on the diamond two weeks ago and made a grand debut.

King, who played two seasons at Olney Central for the Blue Knights, got his chance to start on Oct. 12 when the Trojans took on a team from Louisiana.

King went 4-for-5 in the game with two doubles in his opening contest before returning to play on Saturday.

In his second game, King filled the boxscore with two hits in four at-bats with a double, two walks and two stolen bases. He also sacrifice bunted twice to move runners over. In the two games, King was six-for-nine with three doubles, two walks, two stolen bases and four RBI.

King is a centerfielder for the Trojans and batted both leadoff and sixth in the two games.

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Volleyball

The University of Indianapolis volleyball team, the No. 1 team in the Great Lakes Region in the Division II regional rankings, improved to 26-1 overall following a win over No. 25 Northern Kentucky.

The 30-27, 30-16, 32-34, 30-15 win pushed the Hounds record to 15-0 in the GLVC.

During a three-win week, 2006 Northview graduate, Christy Fulk, saw action in a Friday match against Bellarmine.

Fulk had a kill in the match, a 30-20, 27-30, 30-24, 31-29 victory. On Wednesday, Fulk had two kills and a block assist against Tiffin.

For the season, Fulk, a sophomore, has played in 35 games and has started three matches. She has 34 kills on the season with two assists for the Greyhounds who have now won 23 straight matches.

Indianapolis plays tonight at Taylor and will host both Wisconsin-Parkside and Lewis over the weekend.

Clay City graduate Ashley McCullough, saw action in one game over the weekend for Indiana State’s volleyball but the Sycamores fell in back-to-back contests to drop to 3-16 overall.

Brianne Arvin is a freshman at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. and is also a member of the volleyball team that is currently 17-14.

No statistics were available for the 2007 season.

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Cross country

Former Northview standout runner, Emily Pugh, will compete with the Indiana State Sycamores at the Missouri Valley Conference championship meet on Saturday.

The Vincennes Blazers and 2006 Northview graduate James Grounds will compete at the Region 12 Championship on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich.

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Football

The Marian Knights, in their first season of competition, lost a 33-3 decision to St. Xavier on Saturday to fall to 0-7 overall.

Statistics were not available from Saturday’s game.

Former Northview standout, Jaime Bays, is a linebacker and kick returner for the Knights.

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 53-7 over East L.A. College on Saturday to improve to 6-1 overal.

The 6’6, 300 pound lineman is a 2007 Northview graduate.

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Soccer

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 128 minutes this season in three matches with a 1.41 goals against average for the Grizzlies who are 4-8-2 overall, 2-2-1 in the conference. He also has made 10 saves.



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