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Lady Indians knock down Lady Panthers in a CIC showdown

The rival game Indians had been waiting for.  It was calm in Gas City until 7:35 when the Lady Indians entered Fredenberger Court for warmups..When the Indians started to put pressure on Eastbrook is when the Indians took over. The Lady Indians took the win 62-38. Junior Caily Bolser leads the Indians with 28 points followed by Junior Riley Mckee with 13. Senior Tyler Bartel had 4 assists. Freshmen Mia Catey had 4 steals. Caily Bolser had 4 blocks.



Story By

Ryan Scott

Tribe Sports Network/The Voice Of The Indians


*Featured picture provided by TribeTV Student Media Productions, Seth Kochanek

MHS Tribute To Veteran’s Program

MHS hosts its annual Veteran’s Day program on November 9th. The high school convocation begins at 7:30 A.M., R.J. Baskett and Elementary programs will follow. Be sure to be there to support and pay respect to the veterans who took time to serve their country.

Line Up:

Star Spangled Banner: Played by our very own MHS Band.

We Will Stand With You: Sang by the Crimson Choir

American Anthem: Sang by the Crimson Choir

Three Patriotic Treasures: Sang by the Ole Miss Singers

God Bess America: Sang by the Ole Miss Singers

For Our Heroes: Played by the MHS Band

Mansions of the Lord: Played by the MHS Band

Armed Forces Salute: Played by the MHS Band

Taps: Played by the MHS Band

Special performances will be featured in each program.

Football in the Championship, Butche ran great at state.


For the second year in a row, the Mississinewa Indians football team will play in the sectional championship. The Indians beat Yorktown in the second round of sectional 21 this past Friday 24-14. Now the team will prep for the championship for this Friday at Fisher Field. Mississinewa will play big county rival the Marion Giants. 

You can watch the Sectional 21 championship game live on MCSC Athletics Youtube Provided by TribeTV  Ryan Scott and Dalton Bishop on the mics for the big game 


In the third straight year, Brennan Butche earned his ticket for the IHSAA state finals. Butche placed extremely well. The 3rd place finisher came home with more hardware in the trophy case 




Story By: Ryan Scott

Tribe Sports Network/The Voice Of Indian Athletics 



Cross Country picture provided by MHS Indian Athletics Twitter

Football picture provided by TribeTV Photography Dqem0TUX0AA79UI


Mr.Fritchman feels that his slight time with MHS as been even better then great. The love that Fritchman has to pass knowledge that he has down to others is uncanny. With Fritchman’s love of teaching he decided to go to the army he served two tours of duty mostly in Egypt and Germany. Now Fritchman still loves teaching but he also loves to Kayaking in calm waters and go Recumbent trike riding. This school has great students and staff says Fritchman. He also said he is blessed to be among them, learning much from both colleague and student alike. He believes his positive creative enthusiasm is a great value. He enjoys seeing students’ faces light up because they feel accomplished or they find his approach humorous yet helpful.


Well Mr. Ryan Armes decided to take some time off last year and I didn’t take very long for him to come back teaching kids that he used to teach Intro to business and businesses classes but he came back to teach something that was a void in the Mississinewa Curcimulm and that was Intro to computer science and AP Computer Science. It looks like he still loves teaching even from way back in the days of teaching business. I enjoyed his love for computing and informatics since the days back in Indiana Wesleyan University, he knew he wanted to spread his own knowledge that he learned to the students of Mississinewa High School in a fun but Informational way of teaching.

-Tyler Gleason


Smith loves it here so far, he says that this school is perfect for him and has a deep tradition has been a great experience for him. He liked the idea of working with students but he was also a huge history nerd, so he combined the two into a profession. Smith gained his knowledge and degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. Smith is deaf in one ear and also has a metallic heart valve, but that doesn’t stop him for doing the things he enjoys like playing tennis, cooking, watching movies and Reading a good book once an a while. Mr.Smith sees this school as a great opportunity, for students to learn and grow into creative learners, while teachers can place out their passion for their content into practice with their passion for seeing student growth. Smith says that he has already benefited from the diverse experiences he has had in his classroom as he works to create a positive learning environment.

Tennis goes 2-0 in CIC, Football heads to Elwood and big weekend for Indians

Ole Miss Tennis went to Blackford High School last night to take on the bruins, Indians did not give up a single game, winning 5-0 and 2-0 in CIC

Mississinewa Indians football will head to Elwood High School to take on the Panthers in week 3 of IHSAA football, the team will open up CIC play. Indians are 1-1 for the season as Elwood stands at 0-2 on the year, game time at 7pm. 

Saturdays events:

Volleyball heads to Wes-Del for the Kay Saunders Invite 

Girls Soccer heads to Whitko 

Boys Tennis heads to Ft. Wayne Carroll Invite 

Cross County will run at IWU


Story By: 

Ryan Scott

Tribe Sports Network  

Sneak Peek at The 2018 Fall Season


The 2018 Fall season for Mississinewa High School is just around the corner. Our Fall athletes have been working hard over the summer to gear up for the new season. Tribe sports will be meeting with the Fall coaches in the upcoming weeks about the new Season. Below are a few pictures of the fall athletes in action. If you have any specific questions for the coaches email us at

Story and Pictures By: Ryan Scott and Seth Kochanek

Tribe Sports Network



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A Sweep Of The Weekend!

Story By: Dalton Bishop, TribeSportsNetwork Director

Racing- After picking up a win two weeks ago at Brownstown Speedway, Kevin Thomas Jr. has been the hottest driver on the Non-Wing Sprint Car map. Friday evening at Gas City I69 Speedway, there was 20 Non-Wing Sprint Cars signed into the pit area for the first ever Midwest Sprint Car Series event at the track. Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, Indiana, was quickest overall in qualifying with a time of 12.888 seconds. There would be three MSCS heat races with 8 laps in the distance. Greenwood, MO driver Clinton Boyles would wheel the legendary Paul Hazen owned #57 to victory in heat race number one behind him would be Shane Cottle in the Phillips Motorsports #71P and Thomas Meseruall would be third in the Don Whitney Racing #00. Heat race number two would be Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon driving his own FatHeadz Eyewear, Telstar Technologies #99 machine to victory. Following in second was Terre Haute, Indiana’s Brandon Mattox in car #28 and Malvern, PA #50 Tony DiMattia in third. The Third and final MSCS Heat race would be Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. picking up the win in the Dooling-Hayward #63. Willow Branch, Indiana’s Isaac Chapple and Rocklin, California native Robert Ballou would round out the top three. That brought us to the 30 Lap Amain event. Brady Bacon would jump out the early lead of 4.76 seconds before a lap 25 caution. That lap 25 caution would bunch all the cars back up with Brady Bacon as the leader, Kevin Thomas Jr. was second and Shane Cottle was third. On the lap 25 restart Bacon would dive back down to the bottom as Kevin Thomas Jr. would head to the top to try to build his momentum to pass Bacon but that wouldn’t be enough, until lap 27 Thomas would pull alongside Bacon off of turn two. Heading into turn three Bacon would fall behind Thomas, heading into turn one Bacon would slide Thomas, KTJ would counter back and take the lead to go onto to win the 30 Lap MSCS Amain. KTJ was piloting the Joe Dooling, Brody Hayward, B&H Contractors, Jonathan Byrd’s racing #63. Brady Bacon would end up second, Shane Cottle from Kokomo, Indiana would be third, with Clinton Boyles and Thomas Meseruall rounding out the top five.

Night 2- The Second race of the weekend would be the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana. The ProSource quick qualifier was Kevin Thomas Jr. with a time of 13.089. That would take the Sprint Cars into a set of three ten lap heat races. Simpson Race Products Heat One would be won by Kevin Thomas Jr., Tyler Courtney would finish second in the Clauson-Marshall-Newman #7BC machine. Third place would go to Princeton, Indiana’s Kyle Cummins. Competition Suspension Heat Two was taken by Kokomo, Indiana native Shane Cottle driving the Phillips Motorsports, Frank and Jill Daigh, Half Moon Resturant and Brewery, Foxco powered DRC. Second place finisher was Robert Ballou, with third place finisher being Isaac Chapple. Chalk Stix heat three would be the final Heat of the evening. Defending USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car champion Chris Windom would win with Justin Grant and Tony DiMattia rounding out the top three. The 30 Lap Amain was quite interesting, Dave Darland emerged as the initial leader on lap one by mere inches while one-lap track record holder Chase Stockon wheel-stood his way past Darland to the lead by the time the field reached turn one. Third starting Tyler Courtney had flipped the switch and motored around the outside of Stockon in turn four on the fourth circuit to take the lead.  Courtney had much less ground to make up compared to a year ago at Plymouth when he charged to second from his 18th starting position. In just a short amount of time Courtney’s lead began to diminish, as Kevin Thomas Jr. began to shorten the leash. But on lap 20, Daylan Chambers made contact on the back straightaway wall scattering debris across the track as he slanted toward the infield to bring out the final caution of the night. Thomas was now in a position to go to school on Courtney as he did CJ Leary at Tri-State Speedway a week ago. On the 23rd lap, Courtney continued to run the middle/low line while Thomas put his Dynamics, Inc. #69 up top.  At the exit of four Courtney swung wide toward the outside wall to keep Thomas behind him.  Thomas replied by countering to the bottom entering turn one as Courtney remained high.  Thomas slipped by and Ballou tagged along for the ride as well, executing a sweeping pass around the outside of Courtney for second between turns one and two a half lap later. On the final lap Ballou would make contact with Thomas but not enough to take him out of the lead. Thomas would win back to back nights with Tyler Courtney finishing second and Ballou third.

Kokomo Speedway-  On Sunday Night Kevin Thomas Jr. was feeling pretty good heading into the racing action in the Dooling Machine #63. Heat race One had some heavy hitters in it including the all time wins leader in Kokomo Speedway history (Dave Darland) the USAC P1 Insurance Midget points leader (Logan Seavey) and last year’s Amsoil National Sprint Car champion (Chris Windom). Shane Cottle, Darland, Windom, and Seavey would all battle for the lead early before Darland took advantage and would win the first heat of the night. Heat two would be no surprise as Kevin Thomas Jr. would win over CJ Leary and Kyle Cummins. The Third and final heat of the night Ione, California’s Justin Grant take the checkers with Carson Short and Thomas Meseruall to follow him. The 30 Lap Amain would be all KTJ but Dave Darland gave him all he had but could not overcome him. Thomas would win over Darland, Grant, Windom, and Cummins. “Indiana kicked my butt for the longest time and to just now begin to be competitive makes me thankful to just keep sticking with it” said Thomas Jr. “This is definitely a weekend i’ll never forget, this just shows how hard the guys behind me work day in and day out to prepare these race cars”. Screen Shot 2018-05-08 at 10.52.03 AM.png

Indiana Pacers Season Overview

Well this is the end of a Great Pacer season this year, the season has been over for a week now and there is much to take away from this season. This pacer team has show all season that they are very resilient and won’t back down to any challenge, something that last year they kinda didn’t really show that much last year. Last season they would be up double digits and they would end up blowing the lead and losing the games. No knock to Paul George but he does have teammates he could pass to, he seemed that last season the offense would get stagnated and wouldn’t be really efficient as Paul George would just try and play Isolation basketball and looking at what the Toronto Raptors have done with DeRozan and Lowry Isoball isn’t very good.

Many people had the Pacers coming into this season as in the lottery and maybe even getting a top 5 pick after they traded “Superstar” with extra quotations, Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Everyone inside the Pacers Organization knew that they wouldn’t be that bad as people were saying people like Kevin Pritchard worked endlessly to find pieces to fit the team, so he signed ex Pacer Darren Collison to provide a central playmaker for this Pacers team. Pritchard also traded CJ Miles for great backup Point guard Cory Joseph to provide much needed depth on the bench also including bringing back Lance Stephenson for the bench. Also Domas was a great piece for this Indiana bench, taking a big leap after only averaging 6 points and 3 rebounds to 11 points and 7 rebounds per game many speculate if he should start at Power Forward with Myles Turner at Center next season. Prichard also signed lethal shooter Bojan Bogdanovic although he struggled in the First round of the playoffs against the cavs he showed that he isn’t afraid of Lebron and Coach McMillan Kept Bojan on LeBron for most of the series.

Finally the play of Victor Oladipo wasn’t the only thing that helped this team win games notching his first all-star appearance also and possibly being the Most Improved Player in this NBA season with last season averaging about 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. To this season averaging 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, his play was great this season but his stats were similar to the player they traded away, Paul George. I think last season Paul George wasn’t much of leader he didn’t really encourage his teammates as much as Oladipo has this season. George didn’t genuinely like his teammates which Oladipo does. This team this season actually plays like a team unlike last seasons team which was rely on Paul George for the entire game and then lose and have him criticize his teammates for not giving the last shot. Oladipo took strides to helping out his teammate when they had an off day, his on court leadership was huge but his off court leadership was even greater. Oladipo just wants to win like all of his teammates wants they were close to beating the LeBron led cavs and it looks like if the Pacers did beat the cavs they would have beat the raptors easily making it to the Eastern Conference finals meeting either Philly or Boston and if you have been watching the pacers this year they have been able to beat both of these teams, so if they did beat the cavs they have a huge chance to make the Finals. Indiana Pacers fans should be really excited for next season as other players might want to join this Indiana Team not a one person show.

-Tyler Gleason