Sturtsman Strikes Out 18, Squires Defeat Wildcats

FORT WAYNE – Manchester’s Hayes Sturtsman threw a two-hitter and struck out 18 Whitko batters in the team’s 9-0 win on Wednesday at Parkview Field.

Sturtsman tossed 82 pitches, with 65 being strikes. At the plate, he had two hits, including a triple, and three RBIs.

Grant Strobel added three hits for the Squires. Noah Beck had two hits and scored two runs. Jeremiah Airgood tallied two hits, an RBI and scored a run to help the cause.

River West and Mason Lehman both tallied a hit for the Wildcats.

Manchester hosts Oak Hill on Friday and Whitko visits Adams Central.

Plymouth Gains Early Lead, Wins At Wawasee

SYRACUSE – The Plymouth baseball team won 14-4 at Wawasee on Wednesday in Northern Lakes Conference play.

Plymouth (7-4, 5-1 NLC) garnered an 8-2 lead after two innings and added six runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined to secure the win.

The Warriors (6-5, 2-2 NLC) were led on offense by Tony Garcia, who had two RBIs. Jacob Garcia had two hits in the game.

Wawasee hosts Goshen on Friday for an NLC contest at 5 p.m.


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Plymouth – Jesus Luva (W, 6IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 8BB, 4SO)

Wawasee – Blake Norris (2IP, 4H, 8R, 3ER, 3BB, 3SO), Levi Brown (2.2IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 1BB, 1SO), Josh Slabaugh (1IP, 0H, 2R, 0ER, 1BB, 1SO)

2B – Cam Dennie 2 (P), Jesus Luva (P)

Records: Wawasee 6-5 (2-2 NLC), Plymouth 7-4 (5-1 NLC)

JV: Wawasee 3, Plymouth 1

Valley’s Late Rally Comes Up Short At Northfield

AKRON – The Tippecanoe Valley baseball team lost 10-8 at Northfield on Wednesday.

The Vikings (2-8, 0-3 TRC) scored seven runs in the last three innings, but fell short.

Valley’s Layne Prater and Ethan Yates both had two hits and one RBI.

Payton Mills had a triple and Drew Hartman had a double for the Vikings.

Valley hosts Rochester on May 7.


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Valley – Adam Myers (L, 4.1IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 5SO), Tanner Trippiedi (1.2IP, 7H, 6R, 4ER, 1BB, 0SO)

Northfield – Drancik (W, 2IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 4SO), Ripplinger (2IP, H, 5R, 5ER, 1BB, 4SO), Truman (3IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 4BB, 3SO)

2B – Drew Hartman (TV), Tomlinson (N)

3B – Payton Mills (TV), Coe (P)

Records: Valley 2-8 (0-3 TRC), Northfield 5-5 (2-1 TRC)

Wawasee Claims NLC Victory

PLYMOUTH – The Wawasee softball team won 15-2 over Plymouth on Wednesday in a Northern Lakes Conference showdown.

The scoring started early for the Lady Warriors (2-8, 0-4 NLC). They tallied four runs in the first, seven in the second and three in the third.

Wawasee’s Bethany Flannery had three doubles and two RBIs. Danielle Jenkins had three hits in the leadoff spot.

Olivia Stuck hit in three runners for the Lady Warriors.

Kiaundra Olson threw a four-hitter and struck out seven in five innings of work to claim the win.

Wawasee travels to Goshen on Friday for an NLC game at 7 p.m.


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Wawasee – Kiaundra Olson (W, 5IP, 4H, 2R, 0ER, 1BB, 7SO)

Plymouth – Koontz (L, 2.2IP, 14H, 14R, 7ER, 2BB, 1SO), Allmon (2.1IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 1SO)

2B – Delaney Hare (W), Bethany Flannery 3 (W), Graceanne Kerlin (W), Ava Rush (W), Kiaundra Olson (W), Swihart 2 (W), Smith (P)

Records: Wawasee 4-6 (1-2 NLC), Plymouth 2-8 (0-4 NLC)

JV: Wawasee 30, Plymouth 17

Northridge Cruises Past Warsaw In Softball Action

MIDDLEBURY – The Warsaw Lady Tiger softball team lost 6-1 at Northridge Wednesday evening in a Northern Lakes Conference game.

Northridge’s Allison Hostetler threw seven innings and struck out seven to claim the win.

Warsaw’s Courtney Chookie pitched six innings and struck out one in the losing effort.

Emali Grose had two hits for the Lady Tigers.

Warsaw hosts Concord on Friday at 5 p.m.


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Records: Warsaw 5-5 (3-2 NLC), Northridge 4-3 (3-1 NLC)

Northfield Blanks Valley Softball

WABASH – The Tippecanoe Valley softball team lost 10-0 at Northfield on Wednesday.

Sydney Howard took the loss for Valley (2-8, 0-3 TRC). She allowed nine and three earned runs.

Taylor Czichilski, Alex Gomez and Howard each had a hit for the Lady Vikings.

Valley will play Fort Wayne Concordia in its invitational on Saturday.


Valley – Sydney Howard (5.2IP, L, 9H, 10R, 3ER, 1BB, 4SO)

Northfield – Abby Hunter (W, 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 3SO)

2B – Ally Keaffaber (N), Kiana Kendall (N), Abby Hunter (N)

Records: Valley 2-8 (0-3 TRC), Northfield 4-4 (1-2 TRC)

No. 17 Homestead Defeats Manchester

NORTH MANCHESTER – The Manchester girls tennis team lost 4-1 to No. 17 Homestead on Wednesday.

The Lady Squires won three of the five opening sets. 

Manchester’s Halle Briner won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles to win the only match for the Lady Squires.

Lydia Little won the opening set 6-4 at No. 3 singles before falling 6-4, 7-5 in the last two sets.

The duo of Lauren Metzger and Rebekah Pyle won the opening set in a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-2). They lost the last two sets by the same score, 6-3.

Manchester visits No. 4 Carroll tonight.


Singles: No. 1 – Jenna Lewis (H) def. Kelsey Eichenauer (M) 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 – Halle Briner (M) def. Olivia Creech (H) 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 – Morgan Render (H) def. Lydia Little (M) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles: No. 1 – Payton Krahn & Natalie Steingass (H) def. Eva Bazzoni & Kendra Auler (M) 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 – Delany Lewis & Pravi Jain def. Lauren Metzger & Rebekah Pyle (M) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-3.

John Glenn Beats Lady Viking Netters 

AKRON – The Tippecanoe Valley Lady Viking tennis team lost 4-1 to John Glenn on Wednesday.

Valley’s Tiphanie Hodge and Makenna Bradley won 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in No. 1 doubles action for the team’s only win.

Hannah Dickinson lost a close match at No. 1 singles. She fell 7-5, 6-2.

The Lady Vikings visit Maconaquah tonight at 5 p.m. for a Three Rivers Conference match.


Singles: No. 1 – Hannah Dickinson (JG) def. Lea Stouder (TV) 7-5, 6-2; No. 2 – Abby Machaic (JG) def. Makayla Sandbakkan (TV) 6-3, 6-1; No. 3 – Emma Delinski (JG) def. Courtney Randall (TV) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: No. 1 – Tiphanie Hodge & Makenna Bradley (TV) def. Vanessa Machmond & Ragen Romer (JG) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); No. 2 – Lily Drzewiecki & Ashleigh Bolze (JG) def. Kaleigh Shumaker & Morgan Gilbertson (TV) 6-3, 6-4.

Wawasee Drops NLC Match At Concord

DUNLAP – The Lady Warrior tennis team lost 5-0 in a Northern Lakes Conference match at Concord.

Wawasee’s Kendra Doerr (No. 1) and Elizabeth Kleopfer (No. 2) both dropped the opening set 6-0 in singles play. Doerr fell 6-0 in the second set and Kleopfer lost 6-1 in the second set. Kennedy Church lost 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. 

Kabrea Rostochak and Courtney Larson were defeated 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles play. Brianna Haessig and Molly Jones lost 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

The Lady Warriors play at Warsaw tonight for an NLC match.


Singles: No. 1 – Maya Klopfenstein (C) def. Kendra Doerr (W) 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 – Regan Landis (C) def. Elizabeth Kleopfer (W) 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 – Camille Lozier (C) def. Kennedy Church (W) 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles: No. 1 – Keegan Thursby & Meaghan Godzisz (C) def. Kabrea Rostochak & Courtney Larson (W) 6-2, 6-4; No. 2 – Lauren Pollock & Kelsee O’Dell (C) def. Brianna Haessig & Molly Jones (W) 6-4, 6-0.

JV: Concord 6, Wawasee 1

Singles: No. 1 – Ashley Arroyo (C) def. Kaitlin Graber (W) 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 – Nicolett Vahala (C) def. Valerie Haessig (W) 8-3; No. 3 – Sailor Davis York (W) def. Lauren Boesster (W) 8-4; No. 4 – Sydney Swallow (C) def. Anah Sommers (W) 8-3.

Doubles: No. 1 – Hannah Schraw & Samone Iavognalio (C) def. Brittney Jackson & Abby Morehead (W) 6-2, 6-3; No. 2 – Jessica Gutierrez & ailin Gonzalez (C) def. Tate Cowan & Ava Harker (W) 8-2; No. 3 – Olivia Hogsett & Kyler Wallace (C) def. Stephanie Ruiz & Casey Yankosky (W) 8-0

Tipping Wins Two Events; Wawasee Boys T&F Loses

SYRACUSE – The Wawasee boys track and field team competed against NorthWood on Wednesday. The Panters won 88-44.

Wawasee’s Elisha Tipping finished first in the shot put and discus events.

Luke Griner was first in the 800-meter race for the Warriors. Spencer Hare and Karslon Hand finished first and second, respectively, in the 3200-meter race.

The 4x800-meter relay of Michael Hammer, Clay Kelsheimer, Mark Miller and Griner earned first.

Xavier Ortiz had a height of 10 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault for first. Eric Yankosky finished second with a height of 10 feet.

Wawasee hosts Warsaw on Wednesday for a Northern Lakes Conference meet.

Team Scores – NorthWood 88 Wawasee 44

Results: 4x800 – 1. Wawasee (Michael Hammer, Clay Kelsheimer, Mark Miller, Luke Griner) 9:16.19, 2. NorthWood 9:25.10, 3. NorthWood 9:50.90; 110 Hurdles – 1. Adler Chamberlin (N) 17.74, 2. Luke Lingle (N) 18.09, 3. Edgar Arviso (N) 18.55, 4. Ashton Stookey (W) 20.50; 100 – 1. Terrell Pratcher (N) 11.15, 2. Brayton Yoder (N) 11.20, 3. Landon Parker (N) 11.31, 4. Chris Pena (W) 11.40; 1 Mile – 1. Tyler Evans (N) 4:55.27, 2. Thomas Conley (W) 4:59.22, 3. Austin Escamilla (N) 5:08.28; 4x100 – 1. NorthWood (Landon Parker, Terrell Pratcher, Bronson Yoder, Brayton Yoder) 43.46, 2. Wawasee 46.30; 400 – 1. Brock Lehman (N) 54.99, 2. Jacob Mischelen (N) 55.18, 3. Hayden Snider (N) 56.20, 4. Mark Miler (W) 56.40; 300 Hurdles – 1. Adler Chamberlin (N) 46.16, 2. Luke Lingle (N) 46.76, 3. Brayden Johnson (W) 47.18; 800 – 1. Luke Griner (W) 1:56.34, 2. Tyler Evers (N) 2:11.90, 3. Michael Hammer (W) 2:13.84; 200 – 1. Terrell Pratcher (N) 23.12, 2. Brayton Yoder (N) 23.65, 3. Ben Mestach (N) 24.79, 4. Duke Gilmore (W) 25.29; 3200 – 1. Spencer Hare (W) 11:01.18, 2. Karlson Hand (W) 11:04.16, 3. Garrett Myers (N) 11:13.34; 4x400 – 1. NorthWood (Brayton Yoder, Brock Lehman, Jacob Mischelen, Bronson Yoder) 3:41.33, 2. Wawasee 3:45.96; High Jump – 1. Jason Borkholder (N) 6-0, 2. Bronson Yoder (N) 5-6, 3. Jon Konieczny (W) 5-3; Long Jump – 1. Bronson Yoder (N) 21-5, 2. Jason Borkholder (N) 19-5.50, 3. Xavier Ortiz (W) 18-0; Discus – 1. Elisha Tipping (W) 130-7, 2. Garrett Anglemeyer (N) 126-2, 3. Hayden Behl (N) 116-7.5; Shot Put – 1. Elisha Tipping (W) 47-10, 2. Garrett Anglemeyer (N) 46-1, 3. Isaiah Tipping (W) 45-6; Pole Vault – Xavier Ortiz (W) 10-6, 2. Eric Yankosky (W) 10-0, 3. Xavier Rocha (N) 9-0.

Warsaw Boys T&F Competes At Concord

DUNLAP – The Warsaw boys track and field team lost 80-52 to Concord and 71-61 to Goshen on Wednesday.

The Tigers’ Justin Fleming won the 800 and 1600-meter races. Lucas Howett won the two-mile race.

Nolan Groninger, Tanner Stiver, Taylor Mills and Xavi Ramierez won the 4x800-meter race for Warsaw.

John Svinarich had a discus throw of 146 feet, 9 inches for first place. Nick Miller tallied second in the event.

Eli Owen earned second in the 300-meter hurdles. John Svinarich received second in the shot put. In the pole vault, Hunter Metzger and Nick Bazzoni finished second and third, respectively.

Warsaw hosts the Max Truex Invitational Friday night at 5 p.m.

Triton Drops Golf Match At Stonehenge

The Triton boys golf team lost on Wednesday at Stonehenge Golf Club. The Trojans fired a four-man score of 177 and Fort Wayne Canterbury won with a 157.

Chase Butler had the best score for Triton with a 42. Beau Hepler shot a 43 and Isaac Wall tallied a 44.

Keegan Westafer shot a 48 and Brock Watkins carded a 51.

The Trojans hit the links again on Saturday at the Marshall County Match.

Wildcats Second In Three Rivers Match

ROCHESTER – The Whitko boys golf team finished second in a Three Rivers Conference match on Wednesday.

Rochester won with a 190, Wildcats had a 199 and North Miami finished third with a 231.

Whitko’s Kaleb Busz shot a 46 to lead the team. Cade Bechtold and Kylar Bryant both had a 47.

Dale Reiff shot a 59 and Jonathan Strayer had a 68 for the Wildcats.

Whitko visits South Shore Golf Course tonight for a match with Manchester, South Bend Riley and Wawasee.

Warsaw Golf Claims Win Against Carroll

FORT WAYNE – The Warsaw golf team won 163-179 against Carroll on Wednesday at Autumn Ridge Golf Course.

Warsaw’s Sam Yeager led the group with a 39. Tommy Meier and Jacob LaLonde both followed with a 41. Luke Delp rounded out the scoring with a 42.

Chase Byron (49) and Zach LaLonde (52) both competed for the Tigers.

Warsaw competes again on Saturday at the Hall of Fame Invitational at Rock Hollow in Peru.