Delta athletes turned in many successful performances over the weekend in multiple boys’ and girls’ sports.
Among the highlights:
The varsity football team came up with 22 fourth-quarter points to push past pesky Shenandoah 30-20 in the home opener for new coach Chris Overholt. The game was delayed more than 90 minutes Friday night by lightning. Freshman Charlie Spegal ran for 165 yards and scored two touchdowns, and senior quarterback Tanner Lambert ran for a TD, passed to Blake Green for a TD, and passed for two 2-point conversions.
The varsity volleyball team finished 4-0 in Saturday’s Yorktown Invitational. The Eagles, ranked 3rd in Class 3A, defeated 4th-ranked Bellmont (25-22, 14-25, 17-15) and 7th-ranked Bishop Chatard (25-15, 25-14) as well as Westfield and Roncalli in two games apiece. Freshman Molly Hunt collected 37 kills and 12 aces on the day. Senior Chloe Stitt added 23 kills and 27 digs, and senior Kelsee Roe contributed 22 digs and 80 assists.
The varsity boys’ tennis team won two matches Saturday in different parts of the state, including a 5-0 shutout victory at 29th-ranked Culver Military Academy on Saturday evening. Earlier in the day, the 12th-ranked Eagles blanked Shelbyville 5-0 at the Mt. Vernon courts. Junior Jason Wegener won both of his matches 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles to extend his record to 5-0 for the season. Seniors Parker Robillard and Michael Morris also remain unbeaten at No. 2 doubles.
The varsity boys’ soccer team made it two wins in a row with a 6-1 victory over Mississinewa on Saturday. Alec Lynn scored three goals while Jared Hunt, Charlie May and Zac Stanley each had one goal. David Brewer contributed two assists.
The girls’ soccer team battled closely with New Castle in a Hoosier Heritage Conference match Saturday morning but suffered a 2-1 loss. It was the first loss of the year for the Eagles. Kyndall Pursley scored the lone goal for Delta.
The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed Saturday at the Rushville Invitational. Cade Orchard finished second out of 120 runners in the middle division with a time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds. Overall, only seven runners out of more than 300 in all divisions posted a better time. The Eagles finished in eighth place in the boys’ division and seventh place in the girls’ division. Brandy and Brittany Tuttle finished 21st and 22nd individually to lead the Eagles, and Melissa Crouch was 41st. Trenton Miller placed 37th for the boys.