KOKOMO — Despite missing several athletes to prior commitments or taking SATs, the Warsaw girls track and field team nearly won its fourth-straight Kokomo Relays title Saturday.
Seventh-ranked Noblesville won the 90th running of the Kokomo Relays with 143 points, with Warsaw generating 139.5, finishing second in the seven-team tournament.
From Warsaw, Samantha Alexander won at long jump (16-1.25) and also led off the first-place sprint medley relay with Ann Harvuot, Jackie Ferguson and Nicole Eckert (2:59.92).
The Lady Tigers’ 400 shuttle hurdle relay team of Tennie Worrell, Claire Hickerson, Eckert and Ferguson also posted a first-place finish, winning in 1:10.12.
Warsaw will celebrate Senior Night Tuesday, when it also looks to wrap up a perfect NLC regular season at home against Goshen.
KOKOMO RELAYS
Team Scores – 1. Noblesville 143, 2. Warsaw 139.5, 3. Northwestern 82.5, 4. Kokomo 59, 5. Richmond 43, 6. Western 39, 7. Marion 23.
(Winners, Warsaw Results)
Discus – 1. Jessica Kiser (Noble) 130-10, 3. Emily Bailey (War) 93-1, 4. Megan Chauncey (War) 88-6; Pole Vault – 1. Rachel Mather (Noble) 11-6, 2. Claire Hickerson (War) 10-0, 5. Rebecca Lemon (War) 7-6; High Jump – 1. Mather (Noble) 5-5, 5. Tennie Worrell (War) 4-6, 7. Courtney Farling (War) 4-6; Long Jump – 1. Samantha Alexander (War) 16-1.25, 6. Farling (War) 14-6.75; Shot Put – 1. Brooke Barton (Noble) 32-8, 4. Bailey (War) 30-7; Medley Relay – 1. Noblesville 9:37.38, 2. Warsaw (Mariah Harter, Worrell, Alethia Burritt, Brooke Rhodes) 9:49.69; 100 Hurdles – 1. Deia Cox (Noble) 16.16, 2. Jackie Ferguson (War) 16.43, 4. Hickerson (War) 16.94; 100 – 1. Kaitlyn Daanen (North) 12.80, 3. Ann Harvuot (War) 13.06, 4. Harter (War) 13.10.
Sprint Medley Relay – 1. Warsaw (Alexander, Harvuot, Ferguson, Nicole Eckert) 2:59.92; 4x100 Relay – 1. Noblesville 51.81, 3. Warsaw (Harter, Alexander, Ferguson, Harvuot) 52.83; 400 Shuttle Hurdle Relay – 1. Warsaw (Worrell, Hickerson, Eckert, Ferguson) 1:10.12; 1000 – 1. Sarah Schuster (Noble) 2:50.14, 2. Hannah Dawson (War) 2:50.46, 3. Anna Craig (War) 2:53.18; Middle Distance Relay – 1. Noblesville 7:16.84, 2. Warsaw (Haley Peterson, Claire Kehler, Charlene Orr, Lauren Orr) 3:18.08; 3200 – 1. Taryn Thor 11:47.50, 2. Allison Miller (War) 11:58.46, 4. Emma Hayward 12:42.16.

Saturday in Kendallville
At East Noble’s John Reed Relays Saturday, the Wawasee girls track and field team finished sixth out of 11 teams. East Noble won the meet with 119 points, followed by Bellmont and DeKalb, who each netted 77 points, while Wawasee finished with 41. Wawasee’s throwers fared well, as Alexis Manges was third at discus (108-1) and Katlyn Kennedy was fourth at shot put (36-2.5). Wawasee hosts Concord and Elkhart Memorial Tuesday in a three-team, Northern Lakes Conference meet.
JOHN REED RELAYS
Team Scores – 1. East Noble 119, 2. (tie) Bellmont 77, DeKalb 77, 4. Columbia City 65, 5. West Noble 49, 6. Wawasee 41, 7. Norwell 31, 8. Lakeland 30, 9. Goshen 25, 10. Central Noble 17, 11. F.W. Bishop Luers 15.
(Winners, Wawasee Results)
100 Hurdles – 1. Holly Hankenson (Bell) 15.18, 5. Shelby Swartz (Waw) 17.66; 100 – 1. Kendall Kelley (DeKalb) 13.03, 5. Catherine Yankosky (Waw) 13.61; 4x800 Relay – 1. Bellmont (Emily Roman, Grace Fisher, Bailee Hankenson, Cadence Faurote) 10:11.71, 5. Wawasee (Abby Mejia, Delanie Bame, Swartz, Courtney Linnemeier) 10:58.76; 4x400 Relay – 1. Bellmont (B. Hankenson, H. Hankenson, Emily Roman, Alyssa Strickler) 4:12.26, 7. Wawasee (Autumn Yoder, Jade Skelton, Bridgette Yoder, Brooke-Lynn Whetten) 4:52.95; 1600 – 1. Alexia Zawadzke (EN) 5:36.72; High Jump – 1. Hayley Gibson (DeKalb) 5-0; Shot Put – 1. Paige DeCamp (EN) 38-9.5, 4. Katlyn Kennedy (Waw) 36-2.5, 13. Seaquinn Bright (Waw) 29-10.5.
Discus – 1. Jacey Cauhorn (EN) 122-3, 3. Alexis Manges (Waw) 108-1, 10. Savannah Schwartz (Waw) 95-7; Long Jump – 1. H. Hankenson (Bell) 17-0.25, 11. Ruby Minnick (Waw) 13-6.75, 14. Sam Malik (Waw) 12-0; 4x100 Relay – 1. West Noble (Amairany Cruz, Erin Mawhorter, Kelsie Peterson, Jessica Vazquez) 54.10, 3. Wawasee (Skylar Janda, Sarah Lancaster, Yankosky, Haleigh Smarr) 54.83; Pole Vault – 1. Madison Cook (EN) 9-9; 800 Sprint Medley – 1. DeKalb (Kayla Kissinger, Ryley Gibson, H. Gibson, Kelley) 1:54.51, 10. Wawasee (Shelby Swartz, Minnick, Malik, Kelsey Swartz) 2:15.30; Distance Medley – 1. Bellmont (B. Hankenson, Emily Roman, Fisher, Faurote) 11:54.98, 4. Wawasee (Molly Swartz, Mejia, Bame, Linnemeier) 12:24.51; 4x200 Relay – 1. Columbia City (Hannah Wappes, Regan Decker, Elise Cormany, Anna Atsinger) 1:53.16, 4. Wawasee (Janda, Lancaster, Yankosky, Malik) 1:58.81.

BASEBALL
Saturday in Warsaw
Hosting a doubleheader against Valparaiso Saturday, the Warsaw baseball team fell in both games, 6-2 and 13-9. In the 13-9 loss, Warsaw actually led 6-1 at one point and 9-7 after four innings, but gave up two runs in the seventh to tie things up, then another four in the eighth. Brandon Shipp had three doubles in the game, with James Brandes recording three RBIs. In the 6-2 loss, the Tigers struggled to figure out Valpo’s Michael Jinddra, who went seven innings, allowing five hits and two runs. Against Jinddra, Caleb Heckaman and Sterling Hay each went 2 for 3. The 8-6 Tigers are at Elkhart Memorial today.
VALPARAISO 13, WARSAW 9
(8 innings)
V    016    000    24    –    13    20    4
W    420    300    00    –    9    14    5
Valpo – Elliott Grandos (ND, 3IP, 6R, 5ER, 7H, 3K, 2BB), Matt Mayes (4, 1/3IP, 3R, 3ER, 3H, 1K, 0BB), Austin Ford (4, 4-2/3IP, 0R, 4H, 6K, 0BB).
Warsaw – Caleb Moneyheffer (ND, 2-2/3IP, 7R, 6ER, 9H, 2K, 0BB), Jonathan Murphy (3, 3-1/3IP, 2R, 2ER, 5H, 0K, 3BB), James Brandes (7, 2/3IP, 0R, 1H, 0K, 1BB), Sterling Hay (7, L, 1-1/3IP, 4R, 3ER, 5H, 1K, 0BB).
2B – Tyler Ellrich (V) 4, Jack Andrie (V), Kyle Miller (V), Brandes (W), Peter Shepherd (W) 2, Brandon Shipp (W) 3, Tyler LaFollette (W).
3B – Evan Walls (V), Ryan Marshall (V).
VALPARAISO 6, WARSAW 2
V    001    002    3    –    6    6    1
W    001    100    0    –    2    5    2
Valpo – Michael Jinddra (W, 7IP, 2R, 2ER, 5H, 2K, 0BB).
Warsaw – Brandes (L, 6IP, 3R, 3ER, 5H, 4K, 3BB), Cody Bixler (7, 1IP, 3R, 2ER, 1H, 1K, 0BB).
2B – Elliott Grandos (V), Kyle Miller (V), Caleb Heckaman (W), Sterling Hay (W).
3B – Andrie (V).
HR – Sam Miller (V).
Warsaw Record: 8-6.

Saturday in Akron
The Tippecanoe Valley baseball team won its own tournament Saturday, defeating Knox 16-6, then knocking off Rochester 5-3 in the championship game. Against Knox, Gavin Bussard and Drake Hyden each had three hits and Isaac Shewman hit a home run with four RBIs. In the title game, Shewman hit two doubles and Eric Hammer struck out 13 to get the win. Valley is at Whitko today.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 16, KNOX 6
(6 innings)
(First Round)
K    023    001    –    6    6    2
TV    302    533    –    16    15    4
Valley – Luke Helton (ND, 3IP, 5R, 1ER, 6H, 5K, 3BB), Garrett Paxton (4, W, 1IP, 0R, 0H, 0K, 1BB), Tommy Alexander (5, 2IP, 1R, 0ER, 0H, 1K, 0BB).
Knox – Nick Singleton (ND, 3-1/3IP, 10R, 7ER, 11H, 2K, 2BB), Connor Haines (4, L, 1-2/3IP, 3R, 2ER, 2H, 1K, 2BB), Colton Fox (6, 1/3IP, 3R, 3ER, 2H, 0K, 2BB, 1HR).
2B – Tanner Andrews (TV), Luke Helton (TV), Tommy Alexander (TV), Singleton (K).
HR – Isaac Shewman (TV).
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 5, ROCHESTER 3
(Championship)
R    000    111    0    –    3    5    0
TV    410    000    x    –    5    8    0
Valley – Eric Hammer (W, 5IP, 2R, 1ER, 1H, 13K, 8BB, 1HB), Paxton (6, 1IP, 1R, 1ER, 2H, 1K, 0BB), Alec Craig (7, S, 1IP, 0R, 2H, 0K, 0BB).
Rochester – Hampton (L, 4IP, 5R, 5ER, 7H, 1K, 1BB, 2HB), Feldman (5, 2IP, 0R, 1H, 4K, 1BB).
2B – Shewman (TV) 2, Abbott (R).
Valley Record: 9-6.

Saturday in South Whitley
Hosting a doubleheader against Southern Wells Saturday, the Whitko baseball team picked up a pair of victories. Improving to 11-6 on the year, Whitko won the opening game 5-4 and cruised in the second, winning 12-2 in six innings. Zach Snep was the Game 1 winner, going all seven innings, while also going 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs. In Game 2, Avery Robbins went six innings to get the victory, and went 2 for 3 at the plate. The Wildcats host a Three Rivers Conference game against Tippecanoe Valley today.
WHITKO 5, SOUTHERN WELLS 4
SW    001    000    3    –    4    6    1
W    100    130    x    –    5    8    1
Whitko – Zach Snep (W, 7IP, 4R, 3ER, 6H, 4K, 2BB).
SW – Mooberry (L).
2B – Ethan Nicodemus (W) 2, Snep (W), Landen Goff (W), Austin Sturgess (W).
WHITKO 12, SOUTHERN WELLS 2
(6 innings)
SW    001    010    –    2    9    0
W    253    002    –    12    11    0
Whitko – Avery Robbins (W, 6IP, 2R, 2ER, 9H, 0K, 1BB).
SW – Huffman (SW).
2B – Nicodemus (W).
Whitko Record: 11-6.

Saturday in Bourbon
In Bourbon Saturday, the Manchester and Triton baseball teams split a doubleheader. In Game 1, the host Trojans got an 8-2 victory, but Manchester bounced back in the second game, winning 16-13. Both teams are in action today, as Manchester hosts Southwood and Triton travels to New Prairie.
TRITON 8, MANCHESTER 2
(Game 1)
M    110    000    0    –    2    5    7
T    010    142    x    –    8    6    3
Triton – Skyler Reichert (W, 6IP, 2R, 6H, 5K, 2BB, 1HB), Ben Perkins (7, S, 1IP, 0R, 0H, 1K, 0BB).
Manchester – Denton (L, 4IP, 6R, 3ER, 3H, 2K, 4BB), Milam (5, 1-2/3IP, 2R, 1ER, 3H, 2K, 3BB, 1HB), Rickert (6, 1/3IP, 0R, 0H, 0K, 0BB).
2B – Gabe McPherson (T).
MANCHESTER 16, TRITON 13
(Game 2)
M    (10)11    112    0    –    16    18    1
T    070    311    1    –    13    13    5
Manchester – Rickert (ND, 1-2/3IP, 7R, 0ER, 2H, 1K, 3BB, 1HB), McAtee (2, W, 3-2/3IP, 5R, 3ER, 9H, 0K, 2BB), Hill (6, S, 1-2/3IP, 1R, 1ER, 2H, 0K, 1BB).
Triton – McPherson (L, 1IP), Golden (2, 2IP), Pitney (4, 3IP), Perkins (7, 1IP).
2B – Thad Miller (M) 2, Jake Semler (M), Perkins (T), Jayden Hargrave (T), Seth Flenar (T).
Manchester Record: 1-10.

Saturday in Syracuse
9th – Leo 15, Wawasee 3
(Game 1)
9th – Leo 13, Wawasee 3
(Game 2)
Wawasee 9th Record: 3-1-1

BOYS GOLF
Saturday in Culver
The John Glenn boys golf team claimed the top spot at Saturday’s Marshall County Tournament at Mystic Hills Golf Club in Culver. Shooting a 340 on the par-71 course, the John Glenn Falcons dethroned Triton as the top team in the county, as the Trojans finished with a 351. The Falcons’ Tyler Prentkowski was the top player at the tournament, finishing with a 76, while Triton was led by Greg Music’s 84, good for fifth overall. The Trojans will be at Tuesday’s Joe Harris Shootout at Rozella Ford Golf Club in Warsaw.
MARSHALL COUNTY TOURNAMENT
Team Scores – 1. John Glenn 340, 2. Triton 351, 3. Bremen 359, 4. LaVille 364, 5. Culver Military Academy 369, 6. Culver 399.
(Mystic Hills G.C., Par 71)
Top 10 – 1. Tyler Prentkowski (JG) 76, 2. (tie) Trent Elliott 80, Zach Gurtner (LV) 80, 4. Kevin Woodyard (B) 81, 5. Greg Music (T) 84, 6. Austen Hayes (JG) 85, 7. Tanner Shepherd (T) 86, 8. (tie) Lucas Shafer (T) 87, Cameron Gurtner (LV) 87, 10. Martin Fecarotta (CMA) 89.
Glenn – Prentkowski 76, Michael Schmeltz 89, Hayes 85, Christian Jaske 90, Sam Newhart 102.
Triton – Shepherd 86, Music 84, Shafer 87, Braden Kreft 95, Jordan Anderson 94.

SOFTBALL
Saturday in Elkhart
The Warsaw softball team snapped a five-game skid Saturday at Elkhart Central, getting a 5-3 victory. Kara Dishman was 3 for 5, recording a double and two RBIs. Also for Warsaw, Kaleigh Speicher and Karly Jones each had two hits, as Speicher got the complete-game win, striking out six. The Lady Tigers host Elkhart Memorial today.
WARSAW 5, ELKHART CENTRAL 3
W    020    002    1    –    5    10    2
EC    101    000    1    –    3    8    6
(Warsaw Stats)
Kaleigh Speicher (W, 7IP, 3R, 1ER, 8H, 6K, 4BB).
2B – Kara Dishman.
Warsaw Record: 4-9.

Saturday in Syracuse
Hosting two different teams Saturday, the Wawasee softball squad picked up wins over each. After downing East Noble 9-2, the Lady Warriors then got a 10-0, five-inning win over Westview, improving to 11-5 on the year. Against East Noble, freshman Meghan Fretz had 12 strikeouts and allowed just one hit, while also hitting two doubles. In the second game, freshman Amber Lemberg was the winning pitcher and sophomore Danielle Gunkel went 3 for 3 with a double and a home run. The Lady Warriors are in Northern Lakes Conference play today at home against Concord.
WAWASEE 9, EAST NOBLE 2
EN    000    200    0    –    2    1    1
W    005    022    x    –    9    14    3
Wawasee – Meghan Fretz (W, 7IP, 2R, 0ER, 1H, 12K, 5BB).
EN – Speaker (L, 6IP, 9R, 3ER, 14H, 4K, 0BB).
2B – Alli Ousley (W), Fretz (W) 2, Danielle Gunkel (W).
WAWASEE 10, WESTVIEW 0
(5 innings)
We    000    00    –    0    3    1
Wa    033    4x    –    10    10    1
Wawasee – Amber Lemberg (W, 5IP, 0R, 3H, 2K, 1BB).
Westview – Pfenning (L, 4IP, 10R, 6ER, 10H, 0K, 2BB, 2HR).
2B – Gunkel (Wa).
HR – Fretz (Wa), Gunkel (Wa).
Wawasee Record: 11-5.

Saturday in Akron
At its own invitational Saturday, the Tippecanoe Valley softball team lost to Pioneer (15-0) and Northwestern (19-0), but salvaged the day with an 11-10 win over Whitko. On the day, Darian Dotson had a double and a home run, which came against Whitko. The 7-6 Lady Vikings and Whitko meet again today in South Whitley.
PIONEER 15,
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 0 (5 innings)
P    454    11    –    15    13    1
TV    000    00    –    0    4    8
Pioneer – Katie Bingaman (W, 5IP, 0R, 4H, 8K).
Valley – Katie Gunter (L, 5IP, 15R, 10ER, 14H, 0K, 3BB).
2B – Smith (P), Miller (P), Layman (P), Darian Dotson (TV).
3B – Zarse (P), Nies (P).
NORTHWESTERN 19,
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 0 (5 innings)
N    50(12)    02    –    19    22    1
TV    000    00    –    0    0    0
Northwestern – Jordan (W, 5IP, 0R, 0H).
Valley – Kassidy Shepherd (L, 3IP, 17R, 11ER, 18H, 2K, 0BB), Gunter (4, 2IP, 2R, 2ER, 4H, 0K, 0BB).
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 11,
WHITKO 10
W    211    033    0    –    10    14    5
TV    023    013    2    –    11    11    0
Valley – Shepherd (ND, 6IP, 10R, 10ER, 13H, 1K, 3BB), Gunter (7, W, 1IP, 0R, 1H, 1K, 0BB),
Whitko – Aly Nicodemus (L).
2B – Lauren Early (TV), Tenaya Shull (TV).
HR – Dotson (TV).
Valley Record: 7-6.

Saturday in Nappanee
The Triton softball team won Saturday’s NorthWood Invitational, defeating NorthWood 8-4, then Elkhart Christian 16-3 in five innings. Against NorthWood, Mallorie Jennings pitched all seven innings, striking out seven and her sister Hannah Jennings had two hits and two RBIs. In the championship game, Hannah Jennings had three hits and Lexee Lemler posted three RBIs. The 12-3 Lady Trojans host New Prairie today.
TRITON 8, NORTHWOOD 4
(First Round)
NW    000    003    1    –    4    4    3
T    050    111    x    –    8    10    4
Triton – Mallorie Jennings (W, 7IP, 4R, 4H, 7K, 2BB).
NW – Troxel (L, 4IP, 2K), Peyla (5, 3K).
TRITON 16, ELKHART CHRISTIAN 3 (6 innings)
(Championship)
EC    100    20    –    3    2    5
T    723    4x    –    16    14    2
Triton – Brycelyn Garbison (W, 4IP, 3K), Jennings (5, 1IP, 2K).
EC – McKibben (L, 4IP).
Triton Record: 12-3.

Saturday in Syracuse
JV – Wawasee 11, Angola 10 (8 innings)
(Game 1)
A    003    112    21    –    10
W    002    001    62    –    11
Hannah Haines (W, 4K).
JV – Wawasee 9, Angola 8
(Game 2)
A    310    000    4    –    8
W    300    200    4    –    9
Hannah Haines (W, 2K).
Wawasee JV Record: 12-0.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Saturday in Kendallville
The Wawasee boys track and field team finished fifth at Saturday’s John Reed Relays at East Noble. Lakeland took home the title with 106 points, while Wawasee scored 51, as they competed without their top two point-getters in Clayton Cook and J.J. Gilmer. Zach Cockrill had the Warriors’ top finish, placing second in the 1600 with a time of 4:33.88. Wawasee will be at NorthWood Wednesday for a three-team, Northern Lakes Conference meet along with Elkhart Memorial.
JOHN REED RELAYS
Team Scores – 1. Lakeland 106, 2. Mishawaka 105, 3. Goshen 70, 4. East Noble 63, 5. Wawasee 51, 6. DeKalb 46, 7. Columbia City 45, 8. Norwell 43, 9. F.W. Bishop Luers 17.
(Winners, Wawasee Results)
110 Hurdles – 1. Reid Jutte (Nor) 15.70; 100 – 1. Jack Torrie (EN) 11.62, 4. Tyler Courter (Waw) 11.77; 4x800 Relay – 1. Lakeland (Eric Herber, Mishael Theis, Nick Byler, Joseph Trost) 8:22.51, 7. Wawasee (Stori Bright, Marcos Mejia, Austin Krizman, Sam Griner) 9:24.57; 4x400 Relay – 1. Mishawaka (Cameron Thomas, Aaron Hensley, Robert Lambert, James Alexander) 3:31.14, 7. Wawasee (Adam Baker, Michael Stepp, Erick Meier, Paul Mendoza) 3:59.01; 1600 – 1. Mark Beckmann (DeKalb) 4:28.85, 2. Zach Cockrill (Waw) 4:33.88, 4. Adam Doll (Waw) 4:39.68; Pole Vault – 1. Alexander (Mish) 13-0, 4. Kevin Carpenter (Waw) 11-0; High Jump – 1. Lambert (Mish) 6-5; Shot Put – 1. Evan Garretson (Lake) 50-5.5, 5. Jon Walker (Waw) 42-9.5, 12. Hunter Jones (Waw) 38-9.5.
Discus – 1. Garretson (Lake) 166-10.5, 3. Walker (Waw) 146-11, 5. Ethan Brown (Waw) 137-9; Long Jump – 1. Bret Sible (EN) 20-8, 6. Jake Hutchinson (Waw) 18-7.5; 4x100 Relay – 1. Lakeland (Tyler Raatz, Joel Miller, Eli Wallace, Dustin Cunningham) 45.09; 800 Sprint Medley – 1. Lakeland (Byler, Wallace, Raatz, Cunningham) 1:38.11, 7. Wawasee (Courter, Hutchinson, Cameron Krizman, Baker) 1:47.37; Distance Medley – 1. DeKalb (Dante Graham, Hunter Minch, Brad McBride, Mark Beckmann) 9:58.78, 4. Wawasee (Bright, Jaxon Bame, Jacob Tucco, Austin Yoder) 10:24.80; 4x200 Relay – 1. Lakeland (Cunningham, Wallace, Miller, Raatz) 1:34.93.