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Collegiate Update: Kermode gets 8 tackles in Concordia's loss at Stetson

Hayden Kermode kicked off his sophomore season at Concordia University (Michigan) with eight tackles in a 24-14 loss at Stetson University Saturday in DeLand, Florida.

The Triton Central graduate had seven solo tackles and one assist in the Cardinals’ season-opening loss.

Kermode, a linebacker, played three games as a freshman and had seven tackles, one forced fumble and two blocked punts.

Here is a look at other Shelby County graduates competing at the collegiate level.



Kenneth Gipson

The Triton Central graduate started on the offensive line for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saturday in a 17-14 loss at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

Gipson, a junior, was the starting center on the 2021 offensive line that set school records for single season all-purpose yards (6,505), passing touchdowns (33) and total points scored (452).



Dylan Wasson

The Triton Central graduate took the field for Olivet Nazarene’s football program Saturday in a 28-24 loss at Siena Heights in Adrian, Michigan.
Wasson, a sophomore defensive lineman, did not record a defensive statistic.



Michael Fox

The Shelbyville graduate competed for Manchester University Thursday in the Manchester Hokum Karem.

Running with fellow freshman Gavin Byerly (Huntington North graduate), the duo completed the race in 46 minutes, nine seconds. Each pair alternated running the approximate one-mile cross country course four times on Manchester’s campus.

Fox clocked laps of 5:44, 5:48, 5:55 and 6:02.



Emma Nolley

The Shelbyville graduate recorded one dig Friday for Texas Woman’s University in a 25-18, 9-25, 27-25, 25-21 win over Missouri Southern in the opening match of the Denton Volleyfest at Kitty Magee Arena in Denton, Texas.

Nolley did not play in the Pioneers’ 25-19, 25-23, 21-25, 26-24 win over Fort Hays State nor in a 25-13, 25-15, 25-23 loss to Northwestern Oklahoma State.

Nolley did play in one set Saturday of a 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-7 win over Ouachita Baptist.

With a 3-1 weekend in its home opener, Texas Woman’s University improved to 5-3 this season.



Julia Sanders

The Triton Central graduate had four assists, two service aces and five digs Saturday in IU Kokomo’s 24-26, 25-22, 25-17, 25-16 loss to Cumberland University (Tenn.) in the final match of the Liz Hossler Labor Day Classic hosted by Bethel University in Mishawaka, Indiana.

IU Kokomo opened the invitational with a 27-25, 25-16, 26-24 win Friday over Campbellsville University (Ky.). Sanders finished with two assists and three digs.

Sanders had four assists and five digs in IU Kokomo’s 25-23, 23-25, 25-13, 16-25, 15-10 win over Bethel University.

On Saturday, IU Kokomo opened day two with a 25-13, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22 win over Grace College, Sanders had eight assists and nine digs.

IU Kokomo is 6-2 this season.



Maggie Schweitzer

Hanover College’s volleyball program opened the 2022 season with a 1-3 mark at the Great Lakes Cross Over held at the Cedar Point Sports Complex in Sandusky, Ohio.

Hanover opened the invitational Friday with a 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 15-12 win over Bethany College. Schweitzer had 17 assists, 14 digs, one kill and one ace.

Case Western Reserve University defeated the Panthers, 22-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-22 in match two Friday. Schweitzer had 14 assists, one kill, one ace and five digs.

Hanover opened its Saturday schedule with a 25-10, 25-20, 25-18 loss to Muskingum University. Schweitzer had nine assists, one kill and four digs.

The Panthers closed out the event with a 25-14, 24-26, 23-25, 25-18, 17-15 loss to Baldwin Wallace University. Schweitzer finished with three kills, three aces, 13 digs and 20 assists.



Brooklyn Schiffli

Jacksonville State’s volleyball program secured its first 6-0 start to non-conference play since moving to Division I in 1995.

The Gamecocks went 3-0 at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, South Carolina.

On Friday, Jacksonville State defeated The Citadel, 25-22, 25-17, 23-25, 9-25, 16-14 to improve to 4-0 this season. Schiffli, a Triton Central graduate, had 11 digs and one assist in the win.

With a 25-11, 21-25, 25-20, 20-25, 15-11 win over Clemson Friday, Jacksonville State notched a second victory over a “Power 5” school this season – a first for the program since 2009. Schiffli had 17 digs, four assists and one ace.

On Saturday, Jacksonville State completed the invitational with a 25-18, 25-14, 25-14 win over Gardner Webb. Schiffli had four digs and one ace.