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Fulton County Junior Achievement 10th Annual Play4JA

Fulton County Junior Achievement is set to host their 10th Annual Play4JA Bowling event on February 27, at Country Lanes in Rochester.   


Teams of up to five bowlers will compete with one another to get the best score, most money raised and to see who has the best team spirit.


Each team is encouraged to raise at least $350 to reach the goal of pizza and pop.


Team registration is $40 and can be done online at .


You may also register by mail by sending your order form and check to:

Junior Achievement serving Fulton County

PO Box 283

Rochester, IN 46975.


Additional questions can be directed to Beth Miller, JA Area Manager at 574-551-4698 or .


If bowling is not your thing, we have open sponsorships available. $500 Event Sponsor, $100 Lane Sponsor and $40 team sponsor. You may also log on the site above and donate to your favorite team helping them to win the most money collected.


All money raised will stay in Fulton County. Junior Achievement serving Fulton County provides classes in both Rochester and Caston School Corporations teaching students about Financial Literacy, Job Readiness and Entrepreneurship.


Tippecanoe Valley tonight, Caston Saturday in girls sectional bball semifinals

Tippecanoe Valley will resume sectional girls basketball as originally scheduled tonight.  Caston will have to wait another day.


At 3A Northwood, the Vikings (16-7) will play Wawasee (11-11) in the second semifinal.  Tippecanoe Valley reached the semifinal with a 36-33 win over Northwood Tuesday.


The first game at Northwood features West Noble (5-17) vs Lakeland (11-11)


It'll be a day of waiting at 1A North White.  Semifinals have been moved to Saturday night.  Game one will feature #8 North White (16-6) vs South Newton (1-15).  Caston (17-6) will play the late game Saturday.  The 13th ranked Comets will play Tri-County (10-9).


The championship at North White will be Tuesday night.


Rochester, Caston and Tippy Valley open girls sectional play tonight

The sectional brackets for the IHSAA girls state basketball tournament are set by a blind draw.  That's the only way a matchup like this can occur in the Tuesday quarterfinal at Lewis Cass instead of a championship on Saturday.


Pioneer and Rochester will play in tonight's lone game quarterfinal. 


Pioneer (19-4), ranked tenth in the final 2A poll, is in the Lewis Cass sectional thanks to the tradition factor.  The Panthers were bumped up a class after consecutive appearances in the 1A state title game including last year's championship win over Loogootee.


The Zebras (16-7) are the two-time defending sectional champs and have overcome numerous injuries to put together a third consecutive winning season for head coach Brian Jennings.


Rochester's defense gave up less than 40 points per game.  Coach Jennings says they will depend upon that for another postseason run.



More specifically, Rochester anxious to see how senior Kamrynn Burkett can go folowing her leg injury.  Back in the lineup, the Zebras were trying to get Burkett prepared in final regular season outings to help slow down Pioneer's junior Ashlynn Brooke (25.5 ppg) and senior Hailey Cripe (19.7 ppg).



The winner will play Wabash (9-13) in a Friday semifinal.


GIANT fm Sports pregame coverage is at 5:40 pm.  Tip is at 6:00 pm tonight on 92.1, and the GIANT fm app.


At the 1A North White sectional, Caston will open postseason play with a team the Comets beat a couple of weeks ago.


Caston (16-6), #13 in the final 1A poll, will play Frontier (9-12).  


Head coach Josh Douglass says they won't take anything for granted despite a 59-30 win over Frontier on January 14.


The winner will play Tri-County (10-9) on Friday.


At the 3A Northwood site, the home team will look for revenge against Tippecanoe Valley (15-7).


The Vikings got by Northwood (3-21) on January 11, 46-33.  Tippecanoe Valley head coach Chris Kindig says it wasn't easy.



Kindig says he hopes for a better start than the Vikings have had in recent games.