Linton-Stockton's Evan Austin and Whitley Fusco finished the cross country season taking first place at the junior high SWIAC hosted by WRV at Lyons. Fusco finished the 1.8 mile course with a time of 12 minutes, 44 seconds and Austin was clocked at 10:54.
Both runners have had a very successful seasons, placing first in almost all their meets.
In addition, the Linton-Stockton girls team took home the first place trophy thanks to the contribution of Jenny Poe (sixth, 13:38), Casey Collins (10th, 14:00), Hayley Van Winkle (12th, 14:09), Emily Fischer (19th, 14:41), Samantha Hubbell (21st, 14:45), and Ashley Beard (29th, 15:17)
The girls had an outstanding year, finishing undefeated in all their dual/three way meets.
Competing for the Linton-Stockton boys team were Kyle Ellis (38th, 13:48), Levi Elkins (39th, 13:50), John Daluga (40th, 13:57), Clayton Page (43rd, 14:29), Sam Warner (45th, 14:55) and Bryan Brinson (47th, 15:00).
WRV takes West Vigo
White River Valley's junior high football team jumped to a 21-6 lead and went on to defeat host West Vigo 28-6 Saturday night.
WRV scored on three of its first four possessions. They could have been ahead by more than 15 points at halftime as four touchdowns were called back because of penalty.
Chuck Ingram paced WRV with 204 yards rushing on 15 carries, including two TDs.
Jason Helms had two touchdowns as he finished with 101 yards on nine rushes. Matt Parola rushed six times for 35 yards.
The Wolverine defense allowed just one score ---- a flea flicker late in the first half. Helms and Ingram each had eight tackles. Jake Feltner had five tackles while Parola, Stephen Gardner and Ryan Williams all were credited with four tackles. Nathan Hall caused a fumble while Helms and Parola each recovered a fumble.
"We played very well considering the obstacles we faced," said WRV coach Wes Franklin. "We had over 100 yards in penalties, not counting the kick returns and the three touchdowns called back. West Vigo had one penalty. It was very clear that we wouldn't be allowed to win by too much.
"The team did a good job of playing the game and not allowing outside factors to dictate their play. We showed a great deal of mental toughness. Any time a team can go into hostile territory and get a win, it shows a lot of poise."
WRV splits two matches
White River Valley's seventh grade volleyball team lost to Linton-Stockton 6-15, 15-13, 5-15 and defeated Eastern 15-10, 15-2 in a tournament at Bloomfield Saturday.
Against Linton, Jenifer Stanley was 13 of 14 serving with eight points and one dig. Ashley Collins had five points and one dig, Beth Neeley contributed four points and two digs, Megan Steele had four points on 4 of 4 serving, Alyssa Dixon had three points and Kayla Cullison served two points.
Collins had nine points in the victory over Eastern. Dixon also had nine points as she made 11 of 12 serves.
Stanley had two points and one dig, Elizabeth Coker had one dig, Amanda Courtney served four points, Steele was 3 of 3 serving with one point, Cullison had three points and Neeley (2 of 2) added one point.
Bloomfield takes Valley
Bloomfield, ranked No. 7 in Class A, defeated host Springs Valley 15-9, 15-13 in a non-conference volleyball match Monday night.
"I thought we played pretty well," said Bloomfield coach Susie Schulte. "We hit it pretty consistently.
"We only had five errors, and that is pretty good. Our passing was a lot better. We had just one passing error. I can't complain about that either."
The Lady Cardinals (23-7) were led by the 28 assists, 11 points, four aces, three digs and one block of senior setter Vanessa Burger. She was 16 of 17 serving.
Also for the winners, Kara Campbell tallied 14 kills, five points (11 of 11 serving), one ace, and five digs. Emily Beck contributed 13 kills, five points, five digs and one ace and Jessica Trout added six kills, six digs and five points.
Laura Kay Watkins was 5 of 5 serving and finished with four digs, three assists and two blocks.
Heather Harp had four points and two aces, Whitney Warrick and Lyndal Harrah both had one kill and Deanna Chesnut added three digs.
"You can feel it in the air. The girls are starting to get more intense," said Schulte. "The kids are starting to play better.
"We are exactly were we want to be."
Bloomfield will play at Bloomington North Wednesday.
"That will be a good match," said Schulte.
The White River Valley Athletic Booster Club will be having a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in room 110 at the high school.
For more info, call Travis Madison at 659-2274.