Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

September 18, 2013

Middle school sports report

Hendricks County Flyer

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The seventh-grade football team stayed undefeated as it defeated conference foe Zionsville West, 12-0. The defense recorded another shutout, led by Zach Rineheart, who had two sacks and two forced fumbles. Jordan Sellmeyer and Addison Batton each had a fumble recovery. Conner Barnes, Jacob Haden, Tyler Miner, Trey Howe and Cedric McBride also led the defense. Jordan Peterson scored two touchdowns, one on an interception and the other on a 45-yard run set up by a block from Sampson James. Skylar Stone connected with Alex Griffith on a key fourth-quarter pass to help secure the victory.

The eighth-grade football team suffered its first loss of the season in a 14-6 defeat to Zionsville West. Connor Albert scored the lone touchdown for the Orioles on a 29-yard completion from Luke Shayotovich.

The boys’ tennis team earned a shutout victory against Avon North. Winning matches for the Orioles were Drew Langford, Evan Zolcak, Braedon Payne, Kyle LIngle, Sam Jones, Luke Edwards, Evan Reeder, Parker Niewald, Jake Francis, Jake Barratt, Derek Selge, Austin Baugh, Rut Patel, Mykyata Finchincko, Hayden Czerwonky, Logan Wheeler, Chris Ley and Ray Gosselin.

The girls’ golf team won a close 6-hole meet against Brownsburg East, 150-155. Leading scorers for Avon were Sydney Steiner (32), Hannah Gildner (37), Sara Nanninga (40) and Portia Baratta (41).

The seventh-grade volleyball team beat Paul Hadley, 25-13, 25-10, with strong performances from Chloe Rickenbach and Ava Torrance.

The eighth-grade volleyball team topped Paul Hadley, 25-23, 25-22. Leading the Orioles were Abby Burns with a good serving run, while Jayden Kruse and Katie Thompson were strong in the middle. Ally Stamper and Hannah Williams contributed with multiple digs and assists

The team also beat Perry Meridian, 25-9, 25-21. Kruse led the team with 13 kills and Stamper had seven digs.

The girls’ cross country teams traveled to Brownsburg to compete against Brownsburg East, Brownsburg West and Avon North, and came away with a second-place team finish. The top seven runners for the Orioles were Thyra Edgerton, Aileen Moreno, Annie Dela Cruz, Kaitlyn Biggs, Elizabeth Myers, Erin McLain and Lauren Myers. Myers finished as the top Avon runner and had the sixth-fastest race time in South history for females in her first race.

The boys’ cross country also made the trip to Brownsburg and placed all five scorers in the top seven places, for a team victory. The top seven runners for South were Hunter Wakefield, Brody Katterheinrich, Uzair Khan, Peter Simmon, John Konecko, Jackson Morris and Adam Sample. Sample finished first overall.


The seventh-grade volleyball team lost to Avon South, 11-25, 20-25. Alicia Lombardo had three service points and two blocks; Meredith Perry had two service points, one ace and one block; Jessica McDugle had one service point and one ace; McKenzie Legan had one service point, one block and one kill; Kate Barton had one service point and one kill; Kaitlyn Allen had one service point and four digs; Mallory Delamarter had three digs; Annie Ashley had four digs; Malorie Kirk had two digs; Maddy Phipps had two digs; and Mickey Horner had two blocks.

The eighth-grade volleyball team lost to Avon South, 13-25, 25-24, 10-15. Libby Carlton had five service points and seven digs; Payton Shores had four service points, one ace, one kill and six digs; Ariel Mason had four service points, six kills and three blocks; Brandi Wasson had three service points, one ace and two kills; Lucy Chidester had three service points, four kills and one dig; Molly Gibbs had three service points, one ace, two kills, one block and three digs; Ashley Lattz had two service points and one kill; Meg Quandt had two service points, two aces and five digs; Claudia Ellis had four kills and four blocks; and Baylee Muse had one block.


The girls’ tennis team won 4-1 against Whiteland. Singles winners were Alyssa Rink and Sondra Vernengo. Doubles winners were Jayden Aurs and Kiersten Martin, and Claire Harper and Isabelle Vernengo. The doubles duo of Juliana Zlatniski and Hannah Snider won in reserves.

The team also lost to Greenwood 2-3, as Jayden Aurs and Kiersten Martin, and Claire Harper and Isabelle Vernengo won in doubles. Doubles tandem Juliana Zlatniski and Hannah Snider won in reserves.

The boys’ tennis team swept Whiteland, 5-0. Winners for the Quakers were Derek Wright, Camden East, Kyler Thomas, Matt Stone, Paul Planker, Jackson Knowles, Cade East, Brady Sinks and Alex Kessinger.

The team also lost a tough match to Greenwood, 3-2. Winners for the Quakers were Camden East, Paul Planker, Matthew Stone, Alex Kessinger and Truman Purtell.

The boys’ soccer team defeated Clark Pleasant, 5-1. Scoring for the Quakers were Connor Paterniti, Kamden Shepard, Stone Felty and Alfredo Mauris. Assists were made by both Paternitis’ and Felty.

The team also beat rival Chapel Hill, 3-2. Connor Paterniti, assisted by brother Colin, scored a header early in the first half. Later down by one, Jacob Kolditz responded as he and Stone Felty took a driving run to tie the game. Connor Paterniti took it up the middle with a strong bridge to score the winning goal.

The girls’ soccer team had a 5-1 victory over Clark Pleasant. Goals were scored by Dakota Dorsett, Madison Chandler, Lauren Taylor and Emily Horsting.

The team followed that with an 8-0 win over Chapel Hill.

The seventh-grade volleyball team beat Chapel Hill, 25-6, 25-9. Mackenzie Dostin served 14 points in a row in the first game.

The team also defeated Martinsville East, 25-21, 25-23. Standouts included Betsy Nichols, Katie Daum, Emma Lane and Valerie Priar.

The eighth-grade girls’ volleyball team won in a close match against Chapel Hill, 25-21, 17-25, 15-12.

The seventh-grade A football team lost to Whiteland, 14-8 in overtime. The Quakers had TD by Ben Slaton, who then connected with Austin Farris for the two-point conversion, tying the game at the end of regulation. In overtime, the Quakers got to the goal line, but were unable to score, and the Warriors scored on the next possession.

In B game action, the Quakers lost, 6-0.

In eighth-grade A-game action, Plainfield lost to Whiteland, 24-20.Scoring for Plainfield were Noah Whitaker on a 15-yard run, Dawson Anderson on a 60-yard run and Tyler Maple on a 68-yard pass from Davis Gellert. Maple also had a two-point conversion run. Ben Mullis recovered a fumble and Nick Mirabelli and an interception.

In the B game, Plainfield lost, 20-0.