Fall Sports Review

Elliott Kelly, staff writer


Under the leadership of new head coach Jacob Mroczkiewicz, the Delphi football program was facing a lot of uncertainty heading into the 2020 season. Despite this they amassed a respectable 7-3 record.  The team is graduating ten seniors this year.  Even though the team lost in the first round of sectionals to a talented Pioneer program, Coach Mroczkiewicz has his eyes set on a sectional title for the team in the coming years.  The team did manage to finish second in the Hoosier Heartland Conference (5-1) and has much success on which to build for next season.



Delphi soccer had a difficult time this year, tallying only a single win all season.  The team also missed the last two weeks of the season due to COVID restrictions.  Graduating four seniors, the team will be looking to returning underclassmen to step-up and fill leadership roles.  The addition of a middle school team will help the foundational skills needed, and coach Kate Evans hopes that this will make the team much more competitive.  Despite a bad beginning to the season, and no ending, Coach Evans is looking forward to a strong season next year. 



Delphi’s volleyball program had a successful year, earning the most wins the team has had in the last ten years.  With a 9-19 record, the team is losing only one senior in Haley Nelson.  Coach Amie Gleason worked to coordinate practices and drills between the middle and high school teams.  She hopes that in coming years the team can build upon the progress that was made this year.


Cross Country

The Delphi cross country team had great success this year under coach David Schultheiss.  The team had two all-conference runners, and advanced two girls to regionals, Emma Mendoza and Alyssa Erickson. Sophomore Cooper Cross was close to advancing as well. The girls team had a full team for the first time in several years.  The team is graduating one senior for the girls, Megan Kelly, and two seniors for the boys, David Yoder and Dawson Jordan.


Girls’ Golf

The Delphi girls’ golf program, coached by Dave Gilbert, is graduating two seniors this year, Allyssa Bruner and Bella Smith.  The team consists of five golfers, which gave them a full team.  Junior Elyse Perry had the best overall score in their matches against Clinton Prairie and Pioneer, and almost made it to regionals.  Coach Gilbert was satisfied by the team’s success and enjoyed being around the players. 


Boys’ tennis

Coach Scott Gear led the Delphi tennis team to a Hoosier Heartland Conference championship.  The team finished with an impressive 14-2 record and a conference title.  Senior Kooper Myer was the number two singles conference champion. The team will likely need to rebuild some next year, due to graduating five seniors.  Coach Gear was impressed by how well the talented team did, beating several larger schools. Coach Gear commented, “It was a joy coaching all of them.”