TMS Athletics

September 18th, 2020

Hello Blue Devils!

My apologies for the delayed newsletter! We have a lot more happening each week, and as you can guess it takes some time to get recaps, photos, and information together. In this case, I hope its a "better late than never" situation!

As I attend more events, I would like to thank everyone for doing their part to follow COVID-19 guidelines while also enjoying our home events. Remember we are in this together, and while the masks aren't comfortable and it is difficult to stay socially distanced; these are the things that may be the difference between seeing an entire fall sports season or being forced to shut it down due to transmission rates. We appreciate your help, patience, and diligence in following the CDC guidelines!

If you have any questions about anything 'TMS athletics', please email Mr. Leach ( or Mrs. Whitesell (

We ask that you remain patient with us as things can change quickly. Our goal is to provide as many athletic opportunities as possible while also keeping athletes, coaches, and fans safe!

Thank you,

Mr. Leach


Eligibility - Repeat

As we get closer to the halfway point of the first grading period, it is vital that students are checking their current grades. Starting next week, we will begin looking for students that have multiple failing grades. If students are failing more than one class, they will have a meeting with Mr. Leach to discuss a plan and set an appointment for 2 weeks later to review.

I always explain to student they are students first, and as athletes they are held to a higher standard. Parents: Please check with your athlete, and review their grades in Harmony. (Despite what they may tell you, they do know how to access those.)

Below are the Eligibility Requirements as outlined in the TMS Athletic Handbook:

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Spectator Guidelines - Repeat

As our home events start, we are following guidance from the CDC and state board of health in regards to spectators. The purpose of these requirements is to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19; which will help ensure that we can keep our athletes in our gyms and on our fields without interruption.

Please do your part:

- Wear a mask when not eating;

- Observe Social distancing of at least 6ft when waiting for concessions or seated in the bleachers

- Wash hands frequently



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September 10th, 2020 @ Lewis Cass

7th Grade Recap:

A slow start doomed the 7th grade Blue Devils as they played hard to catch up in the second half, but were unable to overcome the host Kings, losing by a score of 14-6. Izayah Mahaney scored the Devils' only TD on a QB sneak behind Nathan Hawkins, Will Wolford, and Jack Roach. Stellar defensive efforts were also turned in by Chace Hussey, Mahaney, and Wolford. The 7th Grade Blue Devils will have to get off to a quicker start next Wednesday vs. the Sheridan Blackhawks.

8th Grade Recap:

Another solid effort was turned in by the 8th grade Blue Devils, who soundly defeated the Cass Kings by a score of 28-0. Touchdowns were scored by Cole Hussey, Caleb Hare, Landon Spidel, and a beautiful pitch reverse was taken to the house for six points by Griffin Johnson. Two point conversions were scored on a QB sneak by Spidel, and a short pass from Spidel to Johnson. Calvin Condict, Isaac Vehikite, and Hussey were leading tacklers for the 8th grade, and outstanding efforts were also received on the offensive line by Logan Hufhand, Derrick Hill, Riley Coleman, and Branson Adkins. The 8th Grade Blue Devils look to avenge one of last year's close losses on Wednesday when they face off with the Kokomo Wildkats.

September 16th, 2020

In another strange COVID-19 situation, TMS welcomed two separate schools to face-off with our Blue Devils. The evening started with the 7th grade team facing off with the Sheridan Blackhawks; followed by the 8th grade squaring off with the Kokomo Kats.

7th Grade Recap:

The 7th grade started the evening against the Sheridan Blackhawks. It was a primarily defensive affair for the first quarter and a half. The first score of the game took place on a 38 pitch on the right side from QB Izayah Mahaney to Chace Hussey. The 2-point try was successful, as Mahaney ran up the middle untouched. The second half ended with a brilliant interception made by Karson Garst to stop the charging Blackhawks.

The second half was all Blue Devils. It started with a 42-yard run by Izayah Mahaney down the left sideline for a score. That was followed by a forced fumble, recovery, and run by William Wolford to the Blackhawk 10-yard line. Chace Hussey would power through the middle for another TD. the rest of the game was controlled by defensive line juggernauts William Wolford and Daniel Hawkins.

Final Score 20-0, All Devils

8th Grade Recap:

The second game of the evening brought with it history from last season. As 7th graders, these two teams squared off in a physical game that ended with a 6-0 score in the Kats favor. That outcome came down to one play.

Fast forward to this year, and it looked like the game was going to be a repeat. Both teams brought it on the defensive end, and just when you thought an offense had found some momentum a big defensive play would change possession. Cole Hussey and William Wolford led the Blue Devil defense with big play after big play.

The first half ended with a 0-0 score, and set up an interesting second half. The third quarter started with the Kats trying to sneak an onside kick; however, Derrick Hill was locked-in and got on the ball to keep possession. After trading possessions, the Blue Devils put together a masterful 40+ yard drive that ended with the first score of the game as Cole Hussey powered through middle for a 2 yard score.

On the Kats final possession, it appeared they had something going. The Kats were moving the ball with a combination of bubble screens and pitch plays. However, it didn't take Devils long to adjust. After forcing the Kats to a 4th and long, Dallas Capshaw made the hit of the night leaving the Kokomo runner short of the first down, and giving the Blue Devils final possession. Because Kokomo used all their time outs in the 1st half, they could not stop the clock. Run after run, and good clock management sealed the win!

Final Score: 6-0, Blue Devils

Pre-Practice Self Health Screen - Football

Athletes must complete before any practice or event.


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Week of September 7, 2020 Recap

September 9th @Hamilton Heights Middle School

On Wednesday, September 9th the TMS cross country team traveled to Hamilton Heights for a 3 way meet with Lapel and Heights. Even with it being one of the hottest meets of the season, the runners continued to show improvement with times and endurance. Noah Walker is still number one with the Tipton boys’ team and crossed the finish line at 12:59 for an 11th place finish. Drew Leeson was 22nd with a time of 15:08, Peyton Auler was 23rd at 15:39 and Kyden Halton came in 30th with a time of 17:38. In the girls’ race, Lilly Boyer was the first Tipton girl to cross the finish line at 16:57 for 14th place. Lucy Lightfoot finished 16th with a time of 17:11, Kaydence Smith was 26th at 20:59, Darci Dunn was 27th at 21:37, Aaron Smith was 28th at 21:58 and Ava Higginbotham finished 30th with a time of 24:20. Great job, Tipton!

September 12th @Maconaquah Invitational

The TMS runners left bright and early in the morning on Saturday, September 12th to participate in the Maconaquah Invitational. There were over 16 teams at the competition. Coach Parton was impressed with every runner’s performance at the Invitational. The girls were first to run at 11:15 am. Lucy was the first Tipton girl to cross the finish line. She finished 60th with a time of 16:06. Lilly was not far behind at 65th with a time of 16:18. Other finishers were: Aaron, 92nd (18:47), Kaydence, 95th (19:34), Darci, 97th (19:47) and Ava, 109th (23:02). The boys’ race started right before noon. Noah was the top finisher for Tipton at 26th with a time of 13:09. Drew finished 78th at 15:37, Peyton finished 80th at 15:46 and Kyden finished 91st at 17:00.

Week of Septmber 14th, 2020 Recap

September 17th vs. Sheridan Middle School

On Thursday, September 17th the TMS Blue Devils hosted Sheridan for their second home meet. The weather was excellent and the cross country team ran a fantastic race. Tipton had complete teams for both the boys and girls. Noah Walker finished 1st at our home course with a time of 13:29. He was followed by Peyton Auler in 2nd with a time of 14:40. Drew Leeson was 3rd at 15:05 and Kyden Halton was 7th at 15:58. Max Tragesser was back with the team for his first race after injury and heel pain and finished with an impressive time of 17:35 for a 9th place finish. Lucy Lightfoot was the top Tipton girl to finish and placed 2nd with a time of 15:18. Lilly Boyer crossed the finish line at 16:08 for a 4th place finish. Kaydence Smith finished 5th with a time of 18:29, Aaron Smith was 6th at 18:49, Darci Dunn was 7th with a time of 21:42 and Ava Higginbotham was 8th at 22:19. Way to go, Blue Devils!

Pre-Practice Self Health Screen - Cross Country

Athletes should complete the pre-screen before any practice or event.


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September 3rd, 2020 @Tri-Central

Blue Team:

The Blue team successfully defeated the Tri-Central Trojans in two sets. They played hard, and continue to improve.

White Team:

The white team won the first set, but couldn't keep it going. They lose to the Trojans in three sets.

September 15th, 2020 vs. Noblesville East

White Team:

The 7th grade team played hard, but the Millers were simply too much as they were defeated in two sets.

Blue Team:

The Blue Team put up a strong fight against Noblesville East. The two teams went back-and-forth in a battle that featured a lot of great volleys throughout. However, it was the Millers that go home with the "W" in two sets.

September 17th 2020 @ Central Middle School

White Team:

The girls on the White team worked really hard and played together to come out on top for our FIRST WIN!

Blue Team:

The blue team struggled to communicate, but fought back hard to come out on top with a victory.

Pre-Practice Self Health Screen - Volleyball

All athletes should complete before any practice or event.


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Sideline Cheer

Cheerleading is open to Tipton Middle School students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

Questions? Please contact Coach Clifford (


Tipton Youth Soccer

Tipton Youth Soccer has nearly 20 TMS students, as well as 5 Tri-Central athletes. This is a great group of student-athletes that work hard to represent TCSC well on and off the field. The students
are representing the Tipton Youth Soccer Program in the Indy Premier League.

Please read below to see their most recent results, and team photos. Special thank to Kiley McQuinn for sharing!


Tipton Youth Soccer Team 1 played NUSC Fighting Irish on Saturday, September 12 at Noblesville Youth Soccer Fields. Final score was 6-0: Juan Pablo Paredes-Lopez 3, Hagen Wyman 2, Evan Coe 1

Team 2

Tipton Youth
Soccer Team 2 played BU13/14 Armada also on Saturday at Noblesville Youth Soccer Fields. Final score was 3-4: Emersyn Adkins 1, Aiden Salsbery (TC) 1, Augie Mueller (TC) 1. There were great offensive and defensive plays by both teams.

Next Match

Saturday, September 19 in Fishers at 10:15 am and 12 pm.
Pre-Practice Self Health Screen - Cheerleading

All athletes should complete before any practice or event.

Tipton Middle School Athletic Department

Athletic Director

Craig Leach

Athletic Secretary

Linda Whitesell