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Collegiate winter sports on the way for county athletes

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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Former Northview athlete, James Grounds, will compete for the Vincennes Trailblazers on Saturday at the NJCAA cross country meet in Illinois.
By CAREY FOX

Times Sports Editor

The college sports seasons are slowly transitioning from fall to winter over the next couple of weeks.

Basketball has started for winter athletes while volleyball, cross country and football are heading into the postseason.

Emily Pugh and the Indiana State Sycamores had last week off from competition before traveling to the NCAA Great Lakes Regional at Bloomington, Ind. on Nov. 10.

The Vincennes Blazers and sophomore James Grounds will also be back in action on Nov. 10 with a trip to Ina, Ill. to the National Junior College Athletic Association meet.

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Volleyball

The University of Indianapolis volleyball capped a 30-2 regular season with a sweep on Senior Night over Kentucky Wesleyan on Friday evening.

With the 30-19, 30-18, 30-17 win over the Panthers, the 20th-ranked Greyhounds set a program record with their 30th win.

Indianapolis completed an 18-1 record in the conference.

Northview's Christy Fulk saw action in two games and had a kill.

The Greyhounds already own a win over West Division-champ SIU Edwardsville so Indianapolis gets to host the GLVC conference tourney this weekend with the top eight teams competing at the Ruth Lilly Center beginning Friday evening.

For the season, Fulk, a sophomore, has played in 40 games and has started three matches. She has 35 kills on the season with two assists for the Greyhounds.

The Indiana State Sycamores haven't had quite the same success as their northern Indiana counterparts.

ISU dropped to 3-20 overall and 0-15 in the Missouri Valley Conference with a pair of road losses over the weekend.

Clay City graduate Ashley McCullough, has seen action in eight matches this season and have played in 12 games.

The Sycamore freshman has four kills on the season and two digs for ISU who has struggled to a 3-18 mark 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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Football

The Marian Knights dropped a 54-28 decision against Walsh University on Saturday.

Former Northview standout, Jaime Bays, is a linebacker and kick returner for the Knights, but did not play in the game.

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 remained unbeaten in conference play with a 53-15 win over L.A. Harbor.

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.

Montague played 218 minutes this season in four matches allowing 12 goals while compiling a 4.5 GAA for the Grizzlies who finished the season at 4-11-2 overall, 2-5-1 in the conference. He also has made 20 saves.

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Basketball

The Lincoln Land Loggers got off to a successful start this year with an 81-56 victory over Hannibal-LaGrange on Monday.

Freshman Matt Stuckey, a 2007 Northview graduate, had a rocky start to the season with a 0-for-6 night from the field, but pulled down three offensive rebounds in 24 minutes.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College got off to a tough start to the season with a pair of losses at the Cornerstone Classic over the weekend.

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Jennifer Gregg scored 14 points for St. Mary-of-the-Woods, including four 3-pointers, in a game against Robert Morris on Saturday.
The host squad dropped a 93-38 loss on the Pomeroys before Robert Morris defeated St. Mary-of-the-Woods by an 81-65 margin.

Former Northview guard, Jennifer Gregg, scored six points and added two assists in the season opener before tallying 14, including four 3-pointers, against Robert Morris.

Former Northview teammate, Lexee Hayes begins her first year with the Pomeroys, but sat out the tournament while recovering from a foot injury. However, she is scheduled to see her first action this weekend against Taylor-Ft. Wayne.

Hayes' classmate, Josiah Brock, is a member of the Lincoln Christian College basketball team, which gets their season underway on Friday at Dunbar, Wis. with a game against Kuyper College.

Julia Whitted is a sophomore at IUPUI and her Jaguars will take on Michigan State in the regular season opener in the WNIT at East Lansing on Friday.

Clay City 2006 graduate, Whitney McWilliams, will take on her second year with Olney Central, who dropped their season opener against Illinois Central College, 65-51.



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