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Jacob Back, a 2017 Harrison High School graduate, plays basketball and runs track at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. Back accompanied the basketball team on a trip to Italy May 27 through June 5. He answered some questions about the trip for The Harrison Press.

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Harrison graduate visits Italy with Rose-Hulman basketball team

 

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Preston Sutton, freshman, Soccer, ASHLAND UNIVERSITY, Sutton was a defender on the 2018 Eagles squad.

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Rebecca Schmidt, senior, Soccer, BEREA COLLEGE, Schmidt played 15 games, starting three, for Berea. She scored a goal in a 7-1 victory Sept. 9 at Blackburn.

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Milus Sutton, sophomore, Men’s soccer, DEFIANCE COLLEGE, Sutton, a midfielder, played in 18 games (five starts) for the Yellowjackets, with a goal and an assist. In two seasons, he scored five goals and two assists. The school said Sutton is no longer enrolled.

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Alonzo Garcia Alvarez, junior, Soccer, MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY, Garcia Alvarez has played in 43 games, 35 as a starter, in three seasons, scoring two goals and two assists.

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A.J. Glines, senior, Football, MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY, Glines caught 76 passes for 1,074 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior. The 76 receptions set an MSJ single-season record and ranked ninth in Division III, and his 14 receptions and 168 yards against Rose Hulman Sept. 15 were both school single-game records. He was named first-team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2018 and was selected to the NCAA Division III Google Cloud/CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) All-District team. For his career, Glines played in 40 games, with 161 receptions for 2,278 yards and 28 touchdowns.

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Kaylan Gruber, senior, Soccer, MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY, Gruber scored 17 goals as a senior, including four against Ohio Wesleyan Sept. 19. She was named first-team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

In four years, she started 64 games and played in 74, with 45 goals and 19 assists. 

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Briana Looney, senior, Volleyball, MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY, Looney, an outside hitter, concluded her career with 279 kills and 52 digs in 2018-2019 and a career total of 663 kills and 94 digs. She earned honorable mention All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

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Madeline Rechel, junior, Soccer, MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY, Rechel, a defender, started 21 games for the Lions in 2018, with five goals and eight assists for 18 points. She scored a goal and had four assists vs. Earlham Sept. 29 and two goals at Defiance Oct. 20. In three years at MSJ, Rechel has played in 62 games, starting 57, with nine goals and nine assists.

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Emily Salmons, freshman, Cross country, MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY, Salmons competed in a number of events for the Lions, including the Franklin College Grizzly Invite, the Louisville Cross Country Classic, the Jenna Strong Fall Classic (Wilmington College), the Asbury University Invitational (17th, 23 minutes, 28.04 seconds, and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships in Shelbyville, Indiana, where she finished 55th (27:21.2).

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Hanna Schorsch, freshman, Golf, MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY, Schorsch was a two-year varsity letter winner and honorable mention All_Southwest Ohio Conference at Harrison.

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Kara Vennemeier, senior, Soccer, MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY, Vennemeier has scored seven goals and five assists over 48 games, including 28 starts, in four years. She had three goals and one assist as a senior, including two goals Sept. 2 vs. Mount Union, before missing seven of the last eight games with a knee injury. Vennemeier was voted honorable mention All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

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Ethan Hartman, freshman, Golf, OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY, Hartman played three rounds for the Polar Bears, with a 97 average for 18 holes. He competed in the season-opening Polar Bear Classic at Colonial Golfers Club. He finished in a tie for 29th overall, shooting a 96-96-192.

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Mitchell Hogue, junior, Football, THOMAS MORE UNIVERSITY, Hogue caught 24 passes for 207 yards, with eight catches for 72 yards Sept. 8 at Hanover

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Gage Bley, Baseball, Wilmington College, Gage Bley, a 2015 graduate of Harrison High School, played baseball for the Harrison Wildcats throughout Junior High and High School. He has played baseball all four years for Wilmington College and for the first time since 2006, the Wilmington College baseball team has three All-Ohio Athletic Conference honorees as the league released its All-OAC baseball teams. Bley garnered First Team All-OAC honors, the first Fightin’ Quaker to earn First Team All-OAC honors since 2003. He led Wilmington in batting average (.395), hits (62), runs (32), doubles (19), triples (2) and RBI 33. The Harrison native finished fourth in the OAC in batting average and currently sits 10th in NCAA Division III in doubles with 19. In conference play, he hit .500 and struck out just a single time in 74 at bats. Additionally, Bley was named Most Valuable Player by the Wilmington coaching staff. Bley also earned Second Team All-Mideast Region honors as the American Baseball Coaches Association released its ABCA/Rawlings Division III All-Region teams on Tuesday.

Harrison High grads showcase athletic talent across the nation

If you know of a former Harrison athlete competing in college, send the information to Dick Maloney via Twitter - @rmaloneyeditor.

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Smith did not play in 2018. Lettered three years at Harrison, where he was team captain, team MVP and third-team All-Ohio as a senior. He scored 37 touchdowns, with more than 80 catches and 5,000 all-purpose yards in his high school career, and holds school season records for most kick returns for touchdowns (four), return yardage (650) and longest kick return (95 yards).

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Brunner, a linebacker, was a 2018 Butler team captain and second-team All-Pioneer Football League selection at linebacker and long snapper. He played 11 games in 2018, making 83 unassisted tackles and 55 assists, including two sacks. Brunner twice had 12 tackles in a game – Sept. 29 vs. Morehead State and Nov. 17 vs. Davidson.

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Vanluit played on one game for the Tigers as a freshman.

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Weber played six games for the Tigers, carrying 24 times for 76 yards and catching two passes for 22 yards.

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Banks, a linebacker, played in four games for the Panthers, with a tackle and three assists.

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Young played in eight games for the Knights, completing eight of nine passes for 16 yards and a touchdown.

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Nowlin, a forward, scored three goals in 19 games for the Panthers in 2018. In three years she has scored four goals in 42 games.

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Kreimer, a midfield/back, has played in 45 games in three seasons, and has two assists as a sophomore.

Harrison grads showcase athletic talent at several colleges, universities

An update on how former Harrison High School student-athletes are performing in college. 

This showcase is the first in a series.

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