Castner shines for Columbia


Alumni sports update

Week ending October 6


 Justin Brandon started at defensive tackle for Buffalo (5-1) in a 34-24 win against Eastern Michigan.

Starting wide receiver Kyle Castner led Columbia (3-1, 0-1) with eight catches for 112 yards, with a long of 30,  in a 34-24 defeat of Marist.

Demarco Henry carried the ball 15 times for 49 yards and caught two passes for three yards for DePauw (3-2) in a 28-26 defeat of Oberlin.

Azjai Cooper played for Eastern Kentucky (2-3, 1-1) in a 56-7 loss to Jacksonville State.

Grand Valley 6-0 defeated Dixie State of St. George, Utah 35-14. Starting strong safety Jailyn Harden assisted on four tackles and broke up a pass.

Norman Oglesby started at defensive end for Hampton (2-3) in a 41-8 win against Lane.

Hanover (3-2, 3-0) won 83-17 against Earlham. The Panthers’ Tyree Upchurch had one solo tackle and assisted on three others. Teammate  Marcus Dunbar had one solo tackle.

 Reese Taylor carried the ball once for nine yards and caught two passes for 11 yards for Indiana (4-2, 1-2) in a 49-26 loss to Ohio State.

Starting linebacker Harrison Goss had four solo tackles and assisted on four others for Kentucky State (0-6) in a 61-42 loss to West Virginia State.

Although he did not start, Sir’ Zion Dance led Marian (5-0) with four solo tackles and five assists in a 52-0 defeat of St. Ambrose, a team that came into the game with a 4-1 record.

Esezi Otomewo saw action for Minnesota (3-2, 0-2) in a 48-31 loss to Iowa.

Asmar Bilal started at the defensive rover position for Notre Dame (6-0) in a 45-23 win against Virginia Tech and had two solo tackles and seven assists.

Darius Randolph played for Ohio Wesleyan (2-3, 2-2) in a 49-7 defeat of Kenyon.

Noah Thomas started at wide receiver for Rose-Hulman (2-4, 2-2) in a 23-14 defeat of Bluffton and carried the ball twice for 14 yards, caught seven passes for 37 yards, returned three kickoffs for 63 yards and one punt for no yards, and had one solo tackle.

Keilan Laws saw action for Tiffin (6-0) in a 38-21 win against Malone.

Wabash (4-1, 3-1) lost 34-10 to Denison. Dallas Pitts had one solo tackle and assisted on three others for the Little Giants.

Starting cornerback O’Shea Heard had three solo tackles, one for a loss, for Walsh (1-4-1) in a 20-10 loss to Ohio Dominican.

Keilan Guillory played for Western Michigan in a 27-24 defeat of Eastern Michigan.


Marian (13-1) won the Crossroads League Tournament with wins against Taylor (6-0), Goshen (5-1), and Indiana Wesleyan (5-3). Ian Deiters led 6-1, 5-3 at No. 5 singles when the match was clinched by the Knights and won 8-2 at No. 2 doubles against Taylor; led 6-2, 4-3 in singles and lost 9-7 in doubles against Goshen; and won 6-4, 6-2 in singles and 8-3 in doubles in the title match.


Spring Arbor (16-7, 7-6) won 3-0 against Mount Vernon Nazarene. Alyssa Walker played in two of the sets and had one dig, one service error, and no kills with two errors in four tries.


 Franklin (5-6-1, 2-1) lost 4-2 to Hanover and won 7-2 against Bluffton. Taylor McDaniel took two shots in the loss and had two assists and two shots on goal in the win.


Franklin placed six of eight teams in the Stateline Shootout. Robert Turner was fifth for the Grizzlies and 22nd of 59 overall with scores of 82-73-155.