Nov. 5, 2011
Wes-Del Sweeps to School's First State Championship
Third-ranked Wes-Del raced off to early leads in the first two sets and went on the sweep the Class A state championship match with a 25-18, 25-17, 25-22 victory over No. 6 Trinity Lutheran at Worthen Arena in Muncie.
With Logan Millspaugh serving, Wes-Del (32-7) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first set and a 8-1 start in the second to spring the Warriors to a quick 2-0 lead in the match. In the third set, Trinity Lutheran grabbed its first lead at 5-4 and held the advantage six different times during the final frame but with the set tied at 20-20, Alexa Antrim’s kill gave Wes-Del the lead and they wouldn’t trail again.
It was the Delaware County school’s first state championship of any kind following a 32-7 season under coach Biff Wilson. The Warriors were state runner-up in 2009 and had also made an appearance in the 1976 state finals.
Antrim led all players with 17 kills and helped the Warriors defensive cause with 13 digs, tied with teammate Lindsay Niccum. Marisa Mathews added 15 kills and Millspaugh landed four service aces.
Sara Stuckwisch led Trinity Lutheran with 13 kills and Kyra Klosterman dug 12 balls on defense. It was the Cougars (32-6) first state finals appearance in any sport. Chelsey Hackman is the coach.
Alexa Antrim Named Mental Attitude Award Winner
Alexa Antrim of Wes Del High School was named winner of the 2011 Mental Attitude Award for Girls A Volleyball by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.
The award is presented annually to a senior in each classification who demonstrates excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.
Antrim is the top-ranked student in her class with a grade point average of 3.93. She is president of the Wes-Del chapter of the National Honor Society, and is vice-president of both the student council and the senior class.
She was named First Team All-Delaware County, All-Mid Eastern Conference and All-State as a junior and senior. A four-year member of the Warriors’ volleyball team, Antrim has also played basketball for three years and softball for one.
She is the daughter of Mark and Michelle Antrim of Gaston.
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, presented a scholarship check for $1,000.00 to Wes-Del High School in the name of Antrim. Since 1989, more than $745,000 in college scholarships has been presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance to deserving high school students in Indiana.