Times Sports Editor
There was plenty of reasons for Marian College football fans to cheer on Saturday as the Knights won its second consecutive game for the first time in program history last weekend.
Marian knocked off its first ranked opponent as well, scoring a 28-21 road victory over McKendree to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Though they did not see action, former Knights, Jered Timm, Matt Crooks and Dayne Upperman each are part of a Marian program on the rise.
The Knights travel to Valparaiso on Saturday to face the Crusaders at 2 p.m.
At Indiana State, the Sycamores still came out on the wrong side of the scoreboard in a 38-3 loss to No. 20 ranked Eastern Illinois on Saturday.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Broc Miller remains on the two-deep lineup for the Sycamores, but has not caught a pass this season.
Indiana State gets another crack at a top-20 team when it travels to take on Northern Illinois on Saturday at 3 p.m.
On the left coast, College of the Canyons drilled Santa Barbara City College 56-6 in junior college action.
Former Northview standout Joe Evinger was on the winning side of the ball for the Cougars, playing on the offensive line.
The Indiana State cross country team opened the season with victories at the Bradley Open Invitational over the weekend.
The men's team took the first seven positions in the race on the way to a perfect score of 15 points to best IUPUI's 54 with Bradley and Chicago State rounding out the field.
The women's team was also a winner, racing past Illinois 30 to 48 followed by Bradley in third, IUPUI in fourth and Chicago State in fourth.
Former Northview runner Emily Pugh placed 20th in the event for the Sycamores in 20:21.
ISU returns to action on Friday when it travels to Bloomington to face off against the rest of the state at the Indiana Intercollegiate hosted by Indiana University.
At Franklin College, Taylor Montague is in his second season with the Grizzly's soccer team, but has not seen action to this point for the 2-4 squad. Franklin faces Anderson University at home on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.
On the volleyball court, IUPUI freshman Kaley Huffman has seen action in three games for the 7-5 Jaguars. She has one kill to her credit in limited action.
IUPUI continues play on Friday evening with a home match against Centenary at 7 p.m.
Ashley Hull is a freshman at Lakeland College in Illinois competing for the volleyball team. No current statistics were available for Hull at presstime.
Former Northview teammate, Brianne Arvin, is a sophomore at Stephens College and a member of the volleyball team. No stats were available for 2008.
Softball teams have also gotten a shortened fall schedule underway with several Clay County players competing.
After leading Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a .429 average last season, former Clay City Eel, Chelsee Gerber, went 3-for-7 in a doubleheader against Olney Central last week. The Blue Knights' squad featured former Eels' teammate Angie Camp and Northview graduate Traci Sanders. At Rend Lake College, Kayla Raderstorf is a sophomore following her Northview career. The Warriors recently competed at the Southern Indiana Softball Classic in Evansville.
The Indiana State Sycamores recently split on the road with Evansville, falling 8-6 and winning 7-4.
Brittaney Searing and Stephanie Jonson are sophomores with the Sycamores this season following standout careers at Northview.