Two teammates at Harrison High School are now opponents on the volleyball court in college. Brittany Hall, a 5’ 8” junior defensive specialist and outside hitter for the University of Findlay and Susie Jonas, a 6’ 0” junior middle blocker for Ashland University compete at the NCAA Division II level and their teams are both members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Findlay and Ashland split their two matches this year with each team losing at home. Ashland defeated Findlay 3-1 at Findlay, but the Oilers returned the favor with a 3-2 win at Ashland. Both schools will be competing in the GLIAC postseason tournament beginning this week with the winner of the league tournament earning a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Jonas’ team has the better overall record this season. The Eagles are 22-7 overall. Jonas has played in all 29 games and has 156 kills, 49 blocks, 26 digs, and 10 serving aces.
Hall’s team has a 14-16 record this season and she has played in 28 of the 30 matches, missing the first two. She is third on the team in digs with 252. She has 26 assists, 16 service aces, and four kills.
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Annie Robben, who was the setter for Jonas and Hall on Harrison’s regional qualifying team in 2009, is now a member of the golf team at Thomas More College. The Saints played in just five matches in the fall with the biggest part of the schedule in the spring.
Robben played in the 36-hole Presidents Athletic Conference tournament and shot a total of 245 with rounds of 116 and 129. In a match with IU East, Robben shot a round of 139.
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Tyler Ellis is a freshman football player at Thomas More College. The Saints completed their season on Saturday with a 75-6 trouncing of the College of Mount St. Joseph in what the two schools call the Bridge Bowl.
According to the Thomas More website, Ellis, a defensive end, played in four games this season and was credited with five tackles. The defensive lineman also was credited with a forced fumble.
The game with Mount St. Joe was a bit of a reunion for former Wildcats Ellis and Tyler Elrod for the Lions. Elrod, a junior safety had a tackle for loss in the Bridge Bowl.
When Elrod was a senior quarterback with the Wildcats in 2009, Ellis was a sophomore offensive lineman who brought plays into the huddle for Elrod from then coach Neal Kasner.
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