Times Sports Editor
The second half of the fall sports seasons have begun for most collegiate sports and local high school graduates.
College of the Canyons' sophomore Joe Evinger, improved to 5-0 on the season by defeating the Hancock Bulldogs on Saturday, 42-21.
Evinger, a 6'7, 330 lb. offensive lineman helped his squad run up over 500 yards of total offense just one week after they ran for more than 300 yards in a win.
The conference victory sets the California-based Bulldogs up for a battle with Moorpark this weekend at 7 p.m.
Just one week after receiving the program's first top-25 ranking in only its second year on the field, Marian College had a three-game win streak snapped against Malone.
Former Northview Knight, Dylan Kruse, had a solo tackle in the defeat. Jered Timm, Matt Crooks and Dayne Upperman did not appear in the game's boxscore.
Marian continues conference play this weekend when it hosts St. Francis (Ind.) at Pike High School at 2 p.m.
At Indiana State, the Sycamores dropped their game over the weekend to Illinois State, 57-6.
No stats were available for redshirt freshman Broc Miller.
Lake Land College scored a 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 25-8 win over Kaskaskia last week with plenty of help from former Northview standout Ashley Hull.
The freshman Laker contributed a season high 11 kills in the match for Lake Land, which improved to 12-12 overall and 5-0 in the Great Rivers Conference.
Former Rockville Rox setter, Ashli Wicker had 19 assists in the match.
At IUPUI, the Jaguars have begun conference play in the Summit League with Kaylee Huffman seeing some action on the court.
The freshman, a teammate of Hull's at Northview, played in one game of a loss to preseason conference favorite Oral Roberts on Friday night.
For the season, Huffman has three digs in six games and has received eight attempts without an error for the 9-8 Jaguars.
At Stephens College in Missouri, Brianne Arvin is a sophomore for the Stars, who are 8-9 through the end of September. No other statistics were available at presstime.
The Indiana State cross country teams competed against some of the top teams in the country over the weekend, taking part in the Notre Dame Invitational.
The women ran to a ninth-place finish with 250 points, tied with IPFW. Michigan State was the winner, edging out Grand Valley State (76 to 93).
Junior Emily Pugh placed 102nd overall in 19:28 for the Sycamores.
Franklin College scored its first HCAC victory with a 5-1 win over Defiance College on Saturday. The win improves the Grizzlies to 3-9 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
Sophomore Taylor Montague did not play in the contest.
Freshman Abby Birkey has played in three matches for the Grace College Lancers this season and has been credited with one shot this year. The team is 4-1 at home and 6-5 overall this year.
The fall softball has concluded for a handful of former Clay County prep players.
At Indiana State, Brittaney Searing and Stephanie Jonson got plenty of playing time for the Sycamores at the Indiana Invite and Sycamore Challenge the last two weeks.
ISU downed Ball State and Parkland College on Sept. 20 as Searing singled in a shortened game against Parkland. Jonson got the win after going two innings in the circle, allowing one hit to the seven batters she faced.
Defensively, Jonson was one of nine Sycamores not to commit an error during the fall.
At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Chelsee Gerber helped lead the Pomeroys in the ISU Tourney and in a pair of wins against Robert Morris.
Gerber, a sophomore from Clay City High School, went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and scored twice against Robert Morris. At ISU, Gerber went 2-for-4 in the second game win over Olney with an RBI and scored twice.
Kayla Raderstorf is at Rend Lake College in Illinois and wrapped up a 5-3-3 fall season for the softball season.
Angie Camp and Traci Sanders are members of the Olney Central softball teams, but no fall statistics were available.