Bremen falls to New Prairie in NSC championship match
The Lady Lions got off to a slow start in a three-game loss, and New Prairie clinched the Northern State Conference championship at Bremen Monday, 25-9, 26-24, 25-17.
Brooke Baker finished with a team-high eight kills with six digs, while Cassie Sears recorded three kills with three blocks, and Chelsea Huppert served an ace with three blocks. Sabrina Gilley finished with 13 assists and six digs, and Brooke Fitch passed out eight digs on defense.
• NEW PRAIRIE 3, BREMEN 0 (25-9, 26-24, 25-17)
Kills: Brooke Baker 8, Cassie Sears 3, Andrea Strehler 3
Aces: Chelsea Huppert 1
Assists: Sabrina Gilley 13
Digs: Brooke Fitch 8, Baker 6, Gilley 6
Blocks: Huppert 3, Sears 3
JV score: New Prairie 2, Bremen 1 (25-22, 19-25, 15-11)
Men’s college football
Wabash survives Wittenberg
Wabash survived a rough game as the Little Giants held off Wittenberg for a 27-24 North Coast Athletic Conference game Saturday.
The Tigers stole the second half momentum several times and seemingly were poised to do it again when Jimmy Dehnke scored from 6 yards out with just over nine minutes to play, but Wabash ran out the clock with one of the more memorable drives in recent years.
The Little Giants took over with 9:32 remaining. The line provided holes just big enough for 17 plays covering 48 yards. The final play of the drive was to kneel down.
Plymouth alum Houston Hodges finished with 89 all-purpose yards on offense and a tackle on defense. Brother Austin Hodges also recorded a tackle, and fellow Plymouth Rockies product Brock Smith tallied two tackles on the day.
The win put Wabash right back in the middle of the NCAC conference race. Allegheny and Ohio Wesleyan are unbeaten in league play while both Wabash and Wittenberg have one loss. The win was significant for coach Erik Raeburn, not just the second straight over Witt but the 100th of his career.
Wabash travels to Washington University-St. Louis next weekend.
Lady Chargers defeat Goshen JV
Ancilla’s volleyball team won a non-conference match over Goshen JV with scores of 25-14, 25-22, 26-24.
Kristen Trudell set 21 assists, Kaylia Richardson and Hayley Mavrick finished with nine and eight kills respectively. Mavrick, Keri Friend and Richardson all had 11 digs apiece.
Mieka Wagner stepped up to the challenge on defense after Walkerton’s Jessica Moore left the match with a turned ankle.
Ancilla now has a record of 13-11. The Chargers host conference opponent Lake Michigan College at 6:30 p.m. tonight.