Sports News

Monday HS scoreboard


Peru defeated Caston 16-25, 25-19, 25-19, 18-25, 15-12

Maddison Smith 20 kills.  Isabel Scales 15 kills


Rochester defeated Triton, 25-17, 25-14, 25-12


Tippecanoe Valley def Goshen 25-19, 25-14, 25-19
Kills: Mallory Durkes 9, 4.5 blocks.  Colette Blackburn 5 kills, 12 digs.  Brayden Blaney 6 aces, 14 digs



Rochester dominated Monday's matchup with Manchester, North Miami and Southwood played at Sycamore Golf Club.


Rochester won the event with a 191 led by Ava Thomas who scored a 39.  Teammates Payton Moore and Kat Rensberger were both in the 40's, 46 and 48, respectively.


Manchester's team score of 246 edged out North Miami's 248 for second place.

Southwood only fielded two golfers and compiled an incomplete teacm score.



Girls soccer

Rochester's scheduled Tuesday home game with North Miami has been postponed


Saturday's matchup with Oregon - Davis has been cancelled.
















Zebras get opening night challenge on the road at #6 (1A) Southwood

Rochester opens the 2021 football season with a tough conference challenge at #6 (1A) Southwood.


The Zebras are trying to bounce back from a winless 2020.  New head coach Ron Shaffer says he's been pleased with the fundamentals as his team learns a new system including the Wing-T offense.



Shaffer says the defense will need to pay attention to specific details.



GIANT fm Sports coverage is at 6:30 pm tonight.


Other Week 1 matchups include:


West Central at Caston

Caston's three wins in 2020 under head coach Will Porter equaled the total of the Comets previous four seasons.


Tippecanoe Valley at Wawasee

Vikings have gone 7-4 each of the last two seasons.  First back-to-back above - .500 campaigns since 2-12-13.


Thursday HS sports scoreboard

Girls golf

Rochester 194, Winamac 196

Rochester's Ava Thomas was the medalist with a 40


Peru 219, North Miami 254

Warsaw 186, Tippy Valley 187, Wabash 205


Boys soccer

Rochester 4, Caston 1

NorthWood over Tippecanoe Valley 5-3


Girls soccer

Rochester 14, Tippecanoe Valley 1

7 girls scored first varsity goal for Rochester


Plymouth and Argos played to a 3-3 tie



Caston def Culver 25-20, 25-23, 25-17

Tippecanoe Valley def West Noble 25-14, 25-19, 25-23



Rochester 4, Triton 1

1 singles:  Rochester's Brayden Zink lost a hard-fought match 3-6, 7-5, 7-3 tiebreaker in lieu of 3rd set. 

2 singles:  Brock Bowers won 6-2, 6-1. 

3 singles:  Drew Strasser won 7-5, 6-3. 

1 doubles:  Tanner Reinartz / Cody Smith won by default. 

2 doubles:  Robert Bozzo / Jake Freeman won by default. 



North Judson 3, Tippecanoe Valley 2





Wednesday HS sports scoreboard; Caston vball falls in 5 games


Plymouth def Tippecanoe Valley 25-10' 25-11, 25-21

Carroll def Caston, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, 20-25, 15-5


Girls golf

Wabash 207, Rochester 208

Wabash's Annie Cole and Rochester's Ava Thomas were co-medalists with a 45





Rochester volleyball falls to 1A state champ Pioneer

Defending 1A state champion Pioneer posted a win over Rochester in varsity volleyball action Tuesday,  25-15, 21-25, 25-8, 25-15.


Also in area volleyball, Wawasee defeated Tippecanoe Valley, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20


Boys soccer

Warsaw 4, Argos 0


Co-ed varsity soccer

Caston 4, Tippecanoe Valley 2                       Rowan Jellison 3 goals for the Comets



Western 184, Rochester 214

Elizabeth Mercer led Western with a medalist winning 38.

Payton Moore topped the Rochester board with a 46



Rochester golf at Chippendale Invit; Zebras, Tippecanoe Valley wknd vball

Rochester’s golf team finished 10th in a 15-team field at the Chippendale Invitational Saturday.


The event was hosted by Western High School at the Chippendale Golf Club in Kokomo.


Rochester finished with a team score of 404.  Payton Moore led the way with a 90 with teammate Ava Thomas recording a 91.


Westfield won the invitational with a 301.Penn was second, 42 strokes behind.  Western finished third.




Plymouth def. Rochester, 20-25, 25-7, 25-12, 25-18


Tippecanoe Valley swept Argos, 25-15, 25-7, 25-7

For the Vikings, Mallory Durkes 9 kills, 2 blocks

Sign up for additional reserved hunt opportunities

Hunters can apply for additional reserved hunt opportunities at The online method is the only way to apply for the hunts listed below. No late entries will be accepted. Applicants must possess a hunting license that is valid for the hunt for which they apply.

Many of these additional hunting opportunities are available through Fish & Wildlife managed Game Bird Habitat Areas (GBA) and through the Indiana Private Lands Access program (IPLA). Learn more about IPLA at

For the below opportunities, hunters will be selected through a random computerized drawing. Applicants can view draw results online within two weeks after the application period has closed. An email will be sent to all applicants when draws have been completed.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on the listed closing date.

New this year, GBA pheasant hunts have been broken into two separate online draws. The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife did this to allow people to apply closer to the actual hunt dates. The purpose of the change is to reduce the number of people who apply for a hunt and get drawn but do not show up for their GBA pheasant hunt.  

— IPLA Deer Hunts, Scott County, open Aug. 16 - Aug. 30
— November GBA Pheasant, open Aug. 16 - Sept. 30
— IPLA Game Bird, open Aug. 16 - Sept. 30
— December GBA Pheasant, open Sept. 27 - Oct. 31

Put-and-take pheasant hunt spots will be available for purchase starting Sept. 3 at 7 a.m. ET and remain open until filled. Participating Fish & Wildlife areas (FWAs) include Atterbury, Glendale, J.E. Roush Lake, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Willow Slough, and Winamac. A per-person fee of $30 for each slot is required.

Please note that only one application per hunt is allowed. No changes can be made once an application is submitted.

The application process is consolidated into the license system website along with CheckIN Game and HIP registration. An online account is not required to apply, but a Customer ID number is needed.

In this system, hunts without a registration fee follow the same process as those with a fee. To register for hunts with no fee required, applicants will still be asked to “Add to Cart,” “Proceed to Checkout,” and “Place Order.” If the transaction total is $0, the applicant will not be asked to enter credit card information. Applicants must place an order to submit their application.

To view draw results, applicants can log into their license system account or click “View Hunt Draw Results” at From there, applicants should select “Click Here” under Reserved Hunts to see the status of registered hunts. The link will only show upcoming hunts that an individual has registered for. Logging into an account online is required to see the full history of past hunt registrations.

For more information on the hunts, including how many partners you can bring per hunt as well as hunt dates, see

Tippecanoe Valley establishes new school golf record; Rochester golf vs Pioneer

Tippecanoe Valley golf set a new school record on the way to victories over Peru and Northwestern


The Vikings shot a 171 to beat the previous record of 175 set in 2004.


Madelyn Weaver led the Vikings with a 39, followed by Kaydence Mellott - 42, Lily Ault - 44, Molly Moriarty - 46.  Cheney Canada shot a new personal record of 49.


Northwestern finished second with a 179.  Peru compiled a team score of 207.



At Pond View, Rochester shot a team score of 192 against an incomplete Pioneer squad.


Payton Moore led the Zebras with a 45 followed by Ava Thomas, 47.



Valpo announces new nickname

Valparaiso University announced today that it has adopted Beacons as its new nickname.


“Our new nickname directly connects to the University’s motto, ‘In Thy Light We See Light,’ and represents the Valparaiso University community in many ways,” said José D. Padilla, J.D., University president. “We are beacons of light and hope in our communities. We are beacons of change on campus, in our region and in our country. We are beacons of knowledge for our students’ academic, social and spiritual growth. Above all, we are beacons of God’s light around the world. We light the way for our students, so that once they graduate, they shine their light for others. We are all Beacons at Valparaiso University.”


Valparaiso University will drop the name Crusaders since the term has been co-opted by hate groups, including the Ku Klux Klan.


Beacons was chosen after a months-long process that included nearly 1,000 suggestions and input from dozens of students, student-athletes, faculty, staff and alumni of the University. During this process, two themes emerged that were most important to Valpo constituents: Honoring the University’s history and character and emphasizing the light Valpo graduates shine wherever they land after graduation.


“Beacon” has a strong historical tie to Valpo. It has been the title of the University’s yearbook for the last 80 years, and it is also the name of its newest residence hall. Beacons is a nickname that honors our past, present and future.


Valpo’s prior nickname, Crusaders, was permanently retired in February 2021, following input from a variety of Valpo students, faculty and alumni. The new nickname, Beacons, reinforces the University’s commitment to ensuring that all feel welcome and represented at Valparaiso University.


Many of Valpo’s marks and logos, including its colors and the “Shield of Character,” will remain part of the University’s brand. The new nickname, new mascot and related imagery will be phased in during the 2021–2022 academic year. Valpo intercollegiate athletic teams will immediately be known as the Beacons.


Rochester golf in middle of the pack at Twin Lakes

Rochester golf finished eighth in the 18-team field at the Twin Lakes Invitational.


Lebanon won the event with a team score of 347.  Plymouth was second with a 369.


Rochester shot a 402 led by Payton Moore's 92.  Teammate Ava Moore shot a 94 followed by Kat Rensberger with a 95.

Provide input on fish and wildlife regulations

The Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife wants to hear your ideas on fishing, hunting, trapping, and other fish and wildlife-related regulations in Indiana, including special permits regarding those topics.

Through Sept. 15, you can use a convenient online form to contribute ideas and provide input on issues the DNR has identified for consideration.

The form is at:

The form – ‘Got INput?” – not only allows you to comment on ideas from the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, but also allows you to propose your own ideas on any fish and wildlife regulation topic.

Got INput users must register with a username and a password.

Input and ideas can also be mailed to:

Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife
Attn: Got INput
402 W. Washington St., Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

After Sept. 16, DNR staff will evaluate all comments and determine which ideas to forward for consideration by the Natural Resources Commission.