Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

September 14, 2013

Middle school sports report

Hendricks County Flyer

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The seventh-grade football team won its first game of the season with a 16-0 victory over Plainfield. Eli Alvarez scored the Orioles first touchdown and Jalen Peterson added the two-point conversion. Sampson James sprinted for the end zone on a run for the Orioles’ second TD, and Skylar Stone had the two-point conversion. Leading the defense were Zach Rineheart with multiple sacks and a fumble recovery, Addison Batton, Alex Griffith, Matt Bromm, Tyler Miner and Cedric McBride.

The team won its second game in a row as they defeated Terre Haute. Rineheart scored the Orioles’ first touchdown and had a sack and fumble recovery. Peterson had two interceptions and led the running attack for the offense. James had two touchdowns, a sack and a fumble recovery. Jacob Hayden added an interception and played well from the quarterback position. Bromm ended the game with a sack, and the big hit of the night came from Batton as he punished a Terre Haute player. Other major contributors for the Orioles were Griffith, Alvarez, Conner Barnes, Jaden Sheets and Tyson Harloff.

The eighth-grade football team defeated Plainfield 8-0. On defense, Nick Gray had a forced fumble, Conner Albert had five tackles for a loss and Luke Shayotovich had an interception. The defense forced a safety with two minutes remaining to the seal the victory. On offense, Caleb Alvarez and Jaban Carter had big plays running behind the blocking of Evan Shipman. The lone touchdown was scored by Shayotovich on a quarterback option.

The team moved its record to 2-0 with a 27-12 victory over Terre Haute. Offensively, the team was led by Shayotovich, who threw two touchdowns to Albert and ran for another TD from 40 yards out. The Orioles’ other TD came when Earl Reynolds returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a score. The offensive line, led by Jack Camp, dominated the line of scrimmage. On defense, Albert and Shipman contained Terre Haute’s outside run game. Nick Gray won defensive player of the game.

The boys’ tennis team was victorious in its first match of the year against visiting Westfield. Winning matches for the Orioles were Evan Zolcak, Kyle Lingle, Sam Jones, Jake Francis, Evan Reeder, Luke Edwards, Parker Niewald, Derek Selge, Austin Baugh, Mykyta Finchinko, Hayden Czerwonky, Logan Wheeler, Rut Patel, Alex Vanhandel and Joshua Susana.

The seventh-grade volleyball team won against Zionsville West, 25-15, 25-12. Erin Carmichael and Holly Eastridge had a solid night serving. The team also beat Cascade, 25-8, 25-9.

The eighth-grade volleyball team lost a tough match to Zionsville West, 25-10, 25-24. Leading the Orioles was Katie Thompson with nine service points and three kills. Jayden Kruse added six kills and Hannah Williams had 10 digs and 12 assists. The team also beat Cascade, 23-25, 25-23, 15-12. Thompson led the Orioles in serving. Kruse had 10 kills. A good serving run in the third game by Abby Burns sealed the win.


The seventh-grade Warrior football team defeated Northridge 28-6. Scoring touchdowns for Daville were Sam Fulton and Alex Skinner with two each, and Triston Carson had a two-point conversion.

The team also defeated Greencaste, 14-0. Scoring touchdowns for Danville were Fulton and Skinner. Carson had one two-point conversion. J.W. Williamson and Dylan Wayne recovered fumbles.

The eighth-grade Warrior football team lost to Northridge 28-22. Scoring touchdowns for Danville were Jace Heitkamp; Zach Luken, who also had a two-point conversion, both on passes from Toby Hiland; and Michael Parson, who scored on a kick return. Chad Gilmour had one interception. Tarron Lawson recovered a fumble.

The team also blanked Greencastle, 22-0. Scoring touchdowns for Danville were Hiland, Heitkamp and Alec Burton, who caught a TD pass from Toby Hiland. Lawson and Luken each had two-point conversions. Brady Buchanan recovered a fumble, and Lawson had an interception.

The girls’ cross country team lost a three-way meet to Tuttle and Greencastle with scores of Tuttle 35, Greencastle 41 and Danville 49. Placing for Danville were Jenna Cowart (1st), Maci Hurt (7th), Joy Trout (12th), Lizzie Smtih (13th), Jules Trout (15th), Ellie Walker (18th), Sarah Mills (20th), Kelly Ross (21st) and Toby Kult (22nd).

The boys’ cross country team defeated Tuttle and Greencastle with scores of Danville 42, Tuttle 43, and Greencastle 50. Placing for Danville were Jackson Swisher (1st), Bobby Smith (4th), Caleb Randall (6th), Oleg Wash (13th), Kyle Cook (18th), Hunter Hensley (19th), Cole Petree (21st), Shane Bradley (22nd), Cameron Hill (23rd), Olen Miller (24th) and Kody Propps (25th).

The eighth-grade volleyball team lost to Western Boone, 15-25, 15-25. Molly Gibbs had five service points, one kill and one dig; Brandi Wasson had five service points, one ace and two kills; Ariel Mason had four service points, one ace, one kill and four blocks; Payton Shores had one kill and four digs; Libby Carlton had one ace, two kills and five digs; Ashley Lattz had two service points and one ace; Lucy Chidester had one ace and two kills; and Shelby Grider had three digs.


The cross country team started its season with a relay race in Decatur. Medalists for the team included Samantha Olinger and Dara Smith; Teagan Kersey and Grace Thompson; and Conner Evans and Sarren Woodford.

The seventh-grade football team Quaker football team opened its conference season with a win over Greenwood, 14-6. The Quakers scored on the Woodmen twice with TD runs by Ben Slaton and Derek Keller. Keller also had a two-point conversion on a pass from Slaton and an interception in the closing minute to seal the win. In B-game action, the Quakers came away victorious, 6-0. Drew Gellert had a TD for the Quakers. Defensively, Austin Stanton had an interception and Brock Bizeau had a fumble recovery.

The eighth-grade football team played two games against Greenwood. In A-game action, the Quakers fell 22-14. Scoring for Plainfield was Dawson Anderson on two TD runs and a two-point conversion pass from Mason Burgess. Luke Middleton had two interceptions. In the B game, the Quakers lost 12-8. Scoring for Plainfield was Jack Flanagan on a 7-yard run and Sam Siegfried on a two-point conversion pass from Luke Smith.

The girls’ golf team won its match at Greenwood, 119-146. Overall match medalist was Kayla Benge with an even-par 22 for six holes. Other top scores for the Quakers were Melinda Goda (30), Madison Linn (32), Shelbie Smith (35), Sophia Whicker (37), and Sydney Heller (39).

The boys’ soccer team beat Lynhurst 7-5. Lynhurst took an early 4-1 lead in the first half, but Plainfield’s Conner Paterniti scored three goals in the second half to tie the game. Jake Leek, assisted by Alfredo Mauris, had a goal to take the lead soon after and Colin Paterniti followed with two additional goals. Goalie Matt Mueller had four saves in the first half and Joey Vanhooser had seven blocks in the second.

The girls’ soccer team blanked Lynhurst, 8-0, as the Quakers had five goals in the first 10 minutes. Goals were scored by more than half the team.

The boys’ tennis team started its season with a 5-0 win over Avon North. Winners for the Quakers were Derek Wright, Camden East, Kyler Thomas, Matt Stone, Paul Planker, Jackson Knowles, Brigham Anderson, Cade East, Truman Purtell, Ed Gilbert-Nease, Alex Kessinger and Brady Sinks.

In volleyball, the seventh-grade team beat Tri-West in two games (25-21, 25-23), and the eighth-grade team lost in two games.