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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Abby Birkey, a former Northview Knight, is a freshman soccer player for Grace College.

Times Sports Editor

There usually aren't a whole lot of positives to be gleaned from a 49-point football loss. However, the Marian College Knights' loss to perennial NAIA power, St. Francis, did afford a chance to see some of the most extensive playing time for a couple of Northview graduates.

Dylan Kruse and Jered Timm each saw quality minutes on defense during the game and both appeared in the boxscore.

Timm had two solo tackles and an assist against the unbeaten squad and Kruse added two assists in the game.

Matt Crooks is also a member of the team, but did not see action at kicker.

Marian fell to 3-3 overall in the defeat and remain at home to take on Grandview on Saturday at Pike High School beginning at 2 p.m.

At Indiana State, another tough day for the Sycamores culminated in a 60-7 defeat at the hands of 15th-ranked Southern Illinois on Saturday.

Former Northview Knight, Broc Miller, was not listed on the participation list.

The College of the Canyons football team continued to dispose of opponents and improved to 6-0 this season with a 48-3 win over Moorpark on Saturday.

The Cougars' have Northview graduate Joe Evinger up front on an offensive line that helped running back Fred Winborn break the school record with four rushing touchdowns in the game.

Next up is a road trip to Glendale on Saturday at 7 p.m.

On the soccer field at Franklin College, the Grizzlies won their first conference game on Oct. 4, 5-1 over Defiance, before dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to Spalding University over the weekend.

Taylor Montague is a sophomore goalkeeper for the Grizzlies, who are 3-11 overall this year. Montague has not seen action this season. Franklin travels to Hanover this evening for a 4 p.m. contest.

Grace College improved to 7-6 overall and 1-3 in the conference after a 3-0 win over Goshen over the weekend.

Abby Birkey, a freshman, saw time in the most recent victory and has played in four games overall with one shot.

A special thanks goes out to Northview boys' cross country coach Chad Smith, who alerted me to a couple more Northview graduates who are participating at the collegiate level.

James Grounds, who formerly participated for the Vincennes University track and cross country program, is at Indiana State this season.

Grounds will formally join the Sycamores next season, but is participating as an unattached runner during cross country.

Running a the 2008 Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic recently, Grounds joined 2008 Northview grad, John Latta, in running the race.

Grounds placed 24th overall with an eight-kilometer time of 26:28. Latta, running for the University of Southern Indiana, placed 60th in the Gold Division with a time of 27:25.

On the volleyball court, Kaley Huffman is a member of the IUPUI Jaguars, who are struggling recently in conference play.

The Jags dropped their fourth consecutive match on Saturday in a 3-2 decision against South Dakota State. Huffman did not play in the match as IUPUI dropped to 9-10 overall and 2-4 in the Summitt League.

Next up for IUPUI are home matches this weekend against Oakland University and IPFW each at 7 p.m.

Recent results for Lake Land College's volleyball team were not available following the team's win over Rend Lake on Oct. 8. Ashley Hull, a 2008 Northview graduate, is a member of the Lakers' program.

At Stephens College in Missouri, Brianne Arvin is a sophomore member of the volleyball team, but results or statistics were not available.

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That Latta kid is a stud!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by jamesruns on Sat, Oct 18, 2008, at 10:24 PM

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