Last Week in NJSP Athletics
By Bayley Goodman | Aug. 29, 2022 12:49 PM
NORTH JUDSON, Ind. – Last week, North Judson-San Pierre Athletics competed in several events finishing 10-4 with wins from all fall sports including volleyball, cross country, golf, tennis and football. 𝙁𝙊𝙇𝙇𝙊𝙒 𝙐𝙎: @𝙉𝙅𝙎𝙋_𝘼𝙏𝙃𝙇𝙀𝙏𝙄𝘾𝙎 GIRL’S GOLF The girl’s golf team competed on Monday, August 22 against Knox, Caston and LaVille and Wednesday , August 24 against John Glenn and Oregon-Davis. On Monday, senior Morgan Hensley led the way, shooting a team-low of 55. Finishing a few strokes behind Hensley was senior Emily Gundlach with a score of 58. Also scoring was junior Rose Hileman shooting a 68 and freshman Sophia Chaffins marking a 61 for the Jays. As a team the jays shot a 242 to secure a win over Laville(254) and Caston(277). The Jays were unable to beat Knox who collectively shot a 232. Wednesday night, Morgan Hensley shot a team-low of 58. Emily Gundlach followed behind Hensley with a score of 62 with Rose Hileman and Sophia Chaffins bringing up the tail end shooting a 65 and 66 for the Jays. Blue and gold as a team shot a 251 to secure a win over Oregon-Davis who shot a 278 for the night. The Lady Jays advance on the season and are back in action on Monday, August 29 where they travel to Hamlet for a 4:30 PM (CST) tee off. BOY’S TENNIS The boy’s tennis team had a busy week competing in two away matches against LaPorte and Triton and one home match against Portage. On Monday August 22 Laporte High School hosted the Bluejay tennis team. Adding a mark in the win column for the Jays was two singles, Wyatt Stowe, and three singles, Caleb Ginder. As a team, the Jays fell short on the road to the Bulldogs 2-3. Blue and Gold finished the week strong with wins on Tuesday August 23rd against Triton and Thursday, August 25 against Portage. The North Judson San Pierre Bluejays’ Tennis Team played extremely well against Triton winning at all positions. AJ Bau dominated at one singles winning 6-2, 6-2. Two singles, Wyatt Stowe went 6-1 in both sets capturing the win along with Caleb Ginder who finished both his sets 6–0 at three singles. Competing at one doubles was Nathan Faldzinski and Damien Frasure winning 6-1, and 6-1 for the night. Thursday’s match was a battle with the Bluejays coming out on top with a 3-2 win against Portage. Winning for the Jays was one singles, AJ Bau (6-2, 6-2) two singles was Caleb Ginder (6-2, 7-5) and two doubles was Ebert White and Brennan Trent (7-5, 1-6, 6-1). Falling short for the Bluejays was the three singles, Lucas Burkett (1-6, 6-7) and one doubles, Damien Frasure and Nathan Faldzinski (2-6, 6-7). Coach Shepherd says “We have got a lot of experience returning from a conference championship team. Our three seniors AJ, Wyatt, and Nathan are doing a great job leading our newcomers and younger guys. It looks like it will continue to be a fun and competitive season!” Tennis plays on Tuesday and Thursday this week welcoming Rochester and Rensselaer. VOLLEYBALL Girl’s volleyball went 2-0 on the week with wins over La Crosse and Oregon-Davis. Monday August 22, 2022 the Lady Jays volleyball team hosted the LaCrosse Lady Tigers. The Lady Jays came out with the victory of 3-0. Leading the team in kills was junior Lindley Martin, notching 18 kills and 7 digs against the Lady Tigers. Seniors, Sophia Frasure and Hailey Yuhasz, both had 7 kills each for the Jays. Setter, Kennedy Baxter, tallied with 28 assists on the night while Anna Garbison had 21 serves and 3 aces for the Lady Jays. Continuing their hot streak, the Jay competed on Thursday, August 25 where both JV and Varsity captured wins over Oregon-Davis. Senior setter, Kennedy Baxter, had a total of 14 assists. Senior, Sophia Frasure, and junior, Lindley Martin, attacked the net well combining for a total of 16 kills. Senior, Hailey Yuhasz, had a total of 2 blocks. Varsity totaled 19 service aces as a team on the night. The Lady Jays prepare for a full week of volleyball as they host Twin Lakes on Monday, August 29 and Kouts on Wednesday, August 31 before heading to North White on the 1st of September. CROSS COUNTRY Cross Country had a great week with multiple athletes finishing in the top 10 and cutting time off their mile. On Tuesday, August 23rd the NJSP Cross Country team raced against the South Central Satellites. The Girls’ team had all six girls place in the top 10. Jocilynn Radtke placed first for the girls, running a time of 22:20 followed by Kylie Lehiy in 2nd, Maddy Carter in 3rd, and Kaia Burkett in 4th. Bringing up the back for the Jays was freshmen, Anneliese Ludwig in 6th, and Lauren Thompson placed 7th. The Lady Jays defeated the Lady Satellites 15 - 0. For the boys, David Rossa placed 2nd, Gabe Brazaukas placed 6th, Ethan Fogus placed 9th and Raiden Lidgard placed 10th. Elijah Minix finished the race in 11th place. The Bluejays welcomed Knox and Triton on Thursday, August 25, for a midweek race. The girls team had 5 top 10 finishers. Jocilynn Radtke led the way for the Jays coming in 2nd followed by Kyleigh Lehiy in 3rd, Kaia Burkett in 8th, Maddy Carter in 9th and Anneliese Ludwig in 10th. The boys team had 3 top 10 finishers. David Rossa came in 1st over with a time of 18:28, Ethan Fogus placed 8th, and Gabe Brazauskas in 9th. NJSP captured the win with a combined score of 43, Triton with 41, and Knox with 26. Finishing off the week, Blue and Gold competed in the Tim Adams Invitational at Kankakee Valley High School where both boys and girls placed third out of ten teams. Finishing in the top ten out of 64 total girl runners was Jocilynn Radtke and sophomore, Kyleigh Lehiy finished in the top 30. For the boys, David Rosaa finished in the top 30 out of 81 total boy runners. Coach Gardner says she is pleased with her runners and their efforts to continuously bring down their mile split times. The boys and girls cross country team gets a short break this week before competing in the Caston Invitational on Saturday, September 3rd. FOOTBALL Last Friday, August 26, the North Judson Bluejays took on the Caston Comets. Big Blue boarded the bus back to North Judson with a 52-8 win. NJSP’s offense had a total of 375 yards with senior quarterback Aldric Harper throwing a total of 135 passing yards for three touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. Senior Cheyenne Allen led the Bluejays in touchdowns earning him a spot next to Joe Griffo for most points scored with 320 points. Brock Benson, a sophomore running back, scored twice on the ground while sophomore, Jesiah Mcdaniel, had his first receiving touchdown of the year. Sam Holem had a scoop and score on defense. North Judsons defense held Caston to 143 total offensive yards and only allowed eight points. The Bluejays remain undefeated and return home on Friday, September 2 where they welcome North Newton for a 7 PM (CST) start time.