Posted On: 06/6/20 11:00 AM

Wrapping up our 1A regional breakdowns of the state of Indiana, we hit the northernmost communities in sections 49-52.

Section 52: Pioneer

Aside from the occasional anomaly, Pioneer owns this sectional. Most of the kids on this roster are multi-sport athletes, and our featured kid is no exception. Madison Blickenstaff (’21, 5-10, MB/OH) leads the Panthers in kills, averaging almost four per set, and is one of three primary attackers returning for Pioneer. 

Section 51: Lakewood Park Christian

This is normally a section dominated by Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, but not in ’19. LPC eked out a five-set thriller (15-13 in the fifth), with sophomore Haley Kruse (Empowered 16 Black, ’22, 5-7, OH/DS) it’s top returner. With only two seniors graduating for the Panthers, Kruse’s team lead of kills (357), digs (259) and aces (104) will be much needed for this young up-and-coming squad.

Section 50: Triton

The weakest of the four sections mentioned here, Triton was the only team to finish above .500 on the season. We like returner Abbey Viers (’21, 5-11, MB) for ’20, who led the Trojans in kills (over 3 per set) in ’19. With only one graduating from this squad, we like Triton’s chances for next fall.

Section 49: Morgan

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