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Lux throws two TDs in Missouri Baptist loss

Missouri Baptist quarterback John Lux threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-37 loss Saturday to St. Ambrose.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com

John Lux threw two touchdowns but it was not enough to lead Missouri Baptist to a home-opening win Saturday in St. Louis.

The Shelbyville graduate completed 26 of 48 passing attempts for 262 yards and two touchdowns but St. Ambrose rallied for a 45-37 win to drop the Spartans to 0-2 this season.

Lux connected with Isaiah King for a 39-yard scoring strike in the first quarter to push Missouri Baptist’s lead to 16-7.

He delivered a 3-yard scoring strike to Darian Pollion with 2:12 left in the fourth quarter to pull the Spartans back to within eight — but that concluded the scoring in the game. 

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

Makenzie Logan

The Morristown graduate scored a win at No. 6 singles for Huntington University’s women’s tennis team that sealed a 4-3 upset of Northwestern Ohio on Sept. 3 in Huntington, Indiana. Logan defeated Franca Rexeis, 6-4, 6-2.

On Sept. 4, Grace handed Huntington its second league loss of the year, 5-2. Logan teamed with Molly Burton and lost at No. 3 doubles, 6-4.

On Saturday, the Foresters split a pair of matches with St. Francis and Indiana Tech.

Huntington swept St. Francis with Logan and Burton winning at No. 3 doubles and Logan securing a 6-4, 6-4 win over Christina King at No. 6 singles. 

Logan had a pair of wins Tuesday in Huntington’s 7-0 win over Mount Vernon. Logan was victorious at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-0, and at No. 3 doubles with Burton, 7-6 (5).

Nick Brokering

The Shelbyville graduate was the starting defensive nose guard for Mount St. Joseph’s football team in a 41-27 season-opening win Saturday over Geneva in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Brokering finished with six total tackles (three solo, three assists) and a quarterback sack.

Bryan Beauchamp

The Triton Central graduate had five total tackles (three solo, two assists) and 1.5 tackles for loss for North Central College in Saturday’s 43-13 season-opening win over Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

Betsy Balish

The Triton Central graduate put Anderson University’s women’s soccer team out to a quick lead on Sept. 4 with an unassisted goal just 69 seconds into a match against St. Mary’s College. The Ravens did not score again until the 89th minute to finish off a 2-0 victory.

Anderson improved to 2-0 Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio.

Jenna Kuntz

The Southwestern graduate earned a 6-0, 6-0 win over Fontbonne University’s Josephine Bahr Saturday in St. Louis to help Anderson secure a 9-0 women’s tennis victory.

Samantha Dewey, Rachel Dewey

Samantha Dewey, a Triton Central graduate, was credited with an assist on Sydney Schembri’s goal that turned out to be enough for Xavier University’s women’s soccer team to collect a 1-0 win over Kent State Friday in Kent, Ohio.

On Sunday, Xavier improved to 4-1-1 with a 2-0 win over Akron. Dewey had an assist on the Musketeers’ first goal just after halftime. Less than five minutes later, Dewey scored an insurance goal.

Rachel Dewey, also a Triton Central graduate, had a pair of shots in the win.

Andrew Montgomery

The Waldron graduate finished 27th overall for Franklin College in the Hanover Invitational. He crossed the finish line in 23:47.6.

Jill Anspaugh, Makinsi Pike

Franklin College’s women’s cross country team finished third in the Hanover Invitational.

Anspaugh, a Shelbyville graduate running for Franklin College, finished 14th in 22:52. Pike, also a Shelbyville graduate competing for Franklin, finished 38th (25:48.7). 

Daniela Joseph

The Shelbyville graduate carded rounds of 111 and 100 for Earlham College at Liberty Country Club in the 2019 Earlham College Women’s Fall Invitational held Saturday and Sunday in Liberty, Indiana.

Joseph finished 27th overall in the event.

Ally Williams

The Triton Central graduate had a match-high 21 digs for Hanover College in a five-set win over Spalding University on Sept. 3 in the Panthers’ home opener. She also had one kill, four assists and three service aces.

Hanover finished 1-2 over the weekend in the Sommer Spiketacular, hosted by Bluffton University.

The Panthers opened the invitational with a 3-1 win over Geneva. Williams posted 30 digs, four assists and had one service ace.

Ohio Northern defeated the Panthers, 3-1. Williams had 17 digs and five assists.

Heidelberg dropped Hanover to 4-3 this season in a 3-0 victory. Williams finished with 19 digs, three assists and one service ace.

Grace Laker, Taylor Tatlock

The Franklin College volleyball team won its third straight Tuesday with a straight-set win over Berea in Berea, Kentucky. Tatlock, a Southwestern graduate, played in one set for Franklin College.

On Saturday, the Grizzlies defeated Marietta, 3-2, and Greenville, 3-1, to close out day two of the Franklin Volleyball Invitational.

In the win over Greenville, Laker, a Shelbyville graduate, had three digs for Franklin. On day one of the invitational, Oglethorpe swept the Grizzlies, 3-0, as did Baldwin Wallace.

On Sept. 4, Franklin defeated Oakland City, 3-0. Laker finished with three kills, one assist, four digs and 1.5 blocks.

Hayden Veach

The Southwestern graduate placed fourth overall for Hanover’s men’s cross country team Saturday in the five-team Hanover Invitational. 

Hanover won the event with four of the top-10 finishers, including Veach, who completed the course in 20 minutes, 33.2 seconds.