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 Cameron Fender Nails Four Goals for Panthers

October 1, 2008 - Week three for the Knightstown Home Optimist Club youth soccer league fielded some of the best action so far this season.

The pre-school and kindergarten league is shaping up to be one of the best entertainment options in town. Watching pint-sized soccer players doing cartwheels, darting off for the playground and chasing the ball around is a laugh a minute.

The Yellow Jackets were stinging, with Matthew McDaniel scoring a goal. Coltin Leisure, Sara Loveall, Joyce Townsend and Owen “Hotdog” Newkirk were tops in hustle. Ellett Shackelford, Jerry Hinds and Rachel Neal were a buzz on defense. Summer “Sunshine” Parker showed great sportsmanship.

Kylee Fox battled through several injuries in the game to score a goal for the Polar Bears. Makayla Kissick had the strong foot, keeping the ball away from the goal on defense. Nathan Hochstedler, Conner Pyle and John McDaniel were tops in hustle.

The Mighty Mustangs scored a goal off the head of Zoe “Buzzy” Beabout. Blake Donoghue and Shaylunn Allison also scored. Jacob Richardson was tough in his first stint in goal. Jon Harper, Emma Waggoner, Logan “Muscle” Moss, and Donoghue all stopped shots on goal. Josiah King was injured a few times but toughened up to return to the game. Aiden Back and Hayden Waggoner gave great effort for the horses.

The Cyclones were strong with Brodin Smith scoring two goals. “Mad” Max Groce had two good stops in goal. Shayna Lane had a great throw-in, while Jordan Plank was a hustler. Audrey Tice was aggressive on offense.

Brachelle Wisner, Zachary Arnold and Benjamin Newby all found the net for the Leaping Lizards. Madalyn Harris, Carson Smith, Madison Brockman, Levi Jones, Dillon True and William Groce all contributed to the team effort.

In the first and second grade league, Devin “Mr. Hustle” Scott was solid on defense for the Inferno. Emma Moore and Jessica Butler each stopped a pair of shots on goal. Josiah Moore scored a goal and Jose “Pele” Olivo took care of the rest with three goals on the day.

The Colts had a pair of goals from Heather Jackson. Hannah “Tango” Swango moved the ball well. Cooper Davis and Emerson Hollenbaugh had strong shots on goal while Alexa Donoghue, Caitlyn Cooley, Jackson and Swango all had stops in goal.

Jacob Donoghue and Lucas “The Lion” Lewis scored goals for the Huskies. The pair joined with Cameron Dean to show great hustle. Autumn Snyder sacrificed her entire body to blocking shots. Grace Silcox battled not feeling well and came back strong after taking a break.

The Flames left a trail of smoke, with Ben Klassen and A.J. Dalton both scoring a pair of goals. Cora Gordon added another. Derek Overman was strong on defense while Makayla Campbell showed her hustle.

Chase “The Dream” Burton kicked in a goal for the Tigers. Alexis Howard had good throw-ins. Ethan Yoder was solid in goal. Wendall Roberts, Gavin Back, Alexis Howard, and Skyler Wilson were great on defense. Kira Smith and Heather Townsend added to the team effort on offense.

Team Green had a goal by Caleb Pyle on an assist from Connor Judd for coach Michael Sherman. Ben Furlani and Zachary Peacock scored goals for Jeremy Harlow’s team.

The Cheetahs had a goal from Dylan Chandler. Brady Ellis and Jack Fort were tough on offense while Drew Cupp and Tori Oldham growled on defense.

In the third, fourth and fifth grade division, the Mighty Penguins played it smart by beefing up on defense. Spencer “Smooth” Mattix stopped five shots in goal to go with the goal he scored in the second period. Zach Taulbee stopped five shots and Jakob “Snake” Bearhope stopped two more. JD Willis and Cailin Smith had great footwork. Marissa and Olivia Gross also did well on defense. Skylar Townsend and Peyton Willoughby added excitement to the team.

The Allstars had a goal each from Billy Thomas, Darian McConnell and Ryan Johnson. Kiley Breece made some awesome stops in goal, while Mason Tinkle hustled.

Annie Moore scored a big goal for the Tigers. Kobe Beavers was solid as usual on defense.

The Bulldogs had a goal from Haley Fowler and a tremendous throw-in goal from Dane Corbett. Brooklyn “Bridge” Harding, Ciera Stephens and Kiley Morris were solid on defense. Isaac McRoberts and Allyson Hauk each stopped several shots on goal.

The Panthers were on the prowl with Alex “The Bean” Fields scoring two goals. Cameron Fender zipped in four, including one in the first ten seconds of play. Anna Grimes was great on defense, keeping the ball away from the goal.

In the junior high league, the Fusion scored one goal, but it turned out to be for the other team as a ball slipped into the net. Billy “the Terminator” Smith was tough in the net. Defensive standouts were Nolan Hagy, Erika Messer, Spencer Roberts and Dakota Coates. Aaron Jackson, Eric Richardson, Trent McDonald, Lea Suesz, Julie Vaughan and Shelby “the General” Patton were all busy on offense as the team played with only 11 members.

Chris Saunders scored the lone goal for the Hornets. Morganne McRoberts and Mason Campbell combined to shut down their opponent in the second half. Sarah Johnson and Ryan Braunschweig played their most balanced game so far this season.


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