Local High School Sports Recaps For Labor Day Weekend

September 4, 2023 at 3:20 p.m.

By Connor McCann

Football
Wawasee at Goshen

Wawasee football picked up its first win of the season in its Northern Lakes Conference opener Friday night, defeating Goshen 34-21 on the road. The Warriors are now 1-2 this season, 1-0 in the NLC.
Mason Shoemaker was incredibly efficient throwing the ball for Wawasee, going 13-16 for 209 yards and two touchdowns. 103 of those yards and both scores went to receiver Derek Bontrager. The Warriors ran the ball incredibly well, with Hunter Tinkey rushing for 100 yards and a touchdown and Brandon Kelly adding 138 and a score.
Wawasee will try to make it two wins in a row next week at home against Plymouth.
Twin Lakes at Tippecanoe Valley
Tippecanoe Valley remains undefeated after another lopsided win on Friday night, this time a 35-7 thrashing of Twin Lakes. It was the first ever meeting between the schools, as Valley improves to 3-0.
After a four-touchdown performance last week, quarterback Cody Eastgate was a tad quieter in this one, but still finished 4-5 for 97 yards and two scores. Nate Parker ran rampant once again, finishing with 123 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Trent Marshall had 41 yards on six carries. Landon Durkes made an interception on defense.
Valley will remain at home for next week’s game against Tipton.
Wabash at Manchester
Manchester emerged victorious in its first home game of the year after a dramatic finish against Wabash, winning 27-21 in double overtime. The Squires are now 2-1 this season, 2-0 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Quarterback Logan Eastgate had over 200 total yards, throwing for 89 and a score and rushing for 118. Reiss Gaerte added 85 yards on the ground and 44 receiving, reaching the end zone twice, while Preston Duffy ran for 70 and two touchdowns. Dre Bledsoe and Jose Cortez got it done on defense, combining for four sacks.
Manchester will continue conference play next week on the road against Rochester.
Rochester at Whitko
Whitko dropped its second straight game on Friday night, falling 42-0 at home to Rochester. The Wildcats are now 1-2 this season, 1-2 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Offensively, Whitko was led by 15 rushing yards by Landon Smith and 14 by Trevor Freel. Jack Hill went 4-7 passing for 29 yards. Grady Branning made four tackles on defense, including one for a loss.
The Wildcats will look to get back into the win column next Friday at Maconaquah.
Caston at Triton
After falling in week two, Triton got back on track with a 30-14 home win over Caston on Friday. The Trojans are now 2-1 this season, 1-1 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.
Cole Shively threw for 186 yards and ran for 52 more and a touchdown. Vinnie Prater had 66 yards on the ground and two scores. Dante Workman was incredibly efficient receiving, catching five balls for 118 yards. Colton Reynolds played a part in eleven tackles.
Triton is back at home next week for a game against Bremen.
Boys Soccer
Tippecanoe Valley at John Glenn

Tippecanoe Valley picked up a big win on Saturday, defeating John Glenn 3-1 on the road. The Vikings are now 3-1-1 this fall. Tippy Valley will try to make it two wins in a row on Tuesday against former conference opponent North Miami.
Lakeland Christian at Central Noble
Lakeland Christian picked up its second win in as many games on Saturday, defeating Central Noble 2-1 on the road. The Cougars are now 3-4 this season.
Noah Higham opened up the scoring in the 25th minute on a goal assisted by Jashaen Zielasko. After the home side tied the game up just before halftime, Lakeland Christian found a winner with just three minutes left, as Zaiden Miller scored on another goal assisted by Zielasko.
LCA plays its next game at Westville on Thursday.
Girls Soccer
Warsaw at NorthWood

Warsaw girls soccer won its second game in as many tries Saturday morning, defeating a talented NorthWood side 3-0 on the road. The Lady Tigers are now 3-2-2 this season, 2-0-1 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Two of the three Warsaw goals came off of the boot of Natalie Brown. The third was scored by Lola Pepper. The Lady Tigers will shoot for three wins in a row Thursday evening against Concord.
Goshen at Wawasee
It was a tough home contest for Wawasee girls soccer on Saturday, as the Lady Warriors fell 9-0 to Goshen. Wawasee is now 1-6 this season, 0-2 in the Northern Lakes Conference. The team will try to end its losing streak Wednesday at home against Central Noble.
Volleyball
Manchester at Garrett Invite

Manchester went through the highs and lows of tournament play on Saturday, going 1-2 at the Garrett Invite. The Lady Squires are now 5-7 this season.
Manchester defeated Eastside 2-0 but fell to New Haven and Garrett. In the win, Olivia Davis had four kills. Peyton Ream had 13 assists and five digs.
The Lady Squires play their next game at home on Tuesday against Columbia City.
Oregon-Davis at Lakeland Christian
Lakeland Christian earned a straight-set victory over Oregon-Davis on Friday evening, winning 3-0 (29-27, 25-22, 25-16). The Lady Cougars are now 5-5 this season.
Jocelyn Fudge led the team in kills with eight and blocks with one. Leah Forshtay had 19 assists to pace LCA. Addisyn Daley had 40 digs.
Lakeland Christian takes on the Fort Wayne Falcons on Thursday.
Girls Golf
Warsaw at Carroll Invite

The Warsaw girls golf team earned a fifth place finish at the Carroll Invitational Saturday, finishing with a team score of 340.
Abbey Peterson led the Lady Tigers with an 18-hole score of 77. Peterson was closely followed by Olivia Robinson-Gay once again, who finished with a 78. Both were good enough scores for top 10 individual finishes. Abigail Davis finished third on the Warsaw team with an 88.
The Lady Tigers are scheduled to compete against Manchester on Thursday.

Football
Wawasee at Goshen

Wawasee football picked up its first win of the season in its Northern Lakes Conference opener Friday night, defeating Goshen 34-21 on the road. The Warriors are now 1-2 this season, 1-0 in the NLC.
Mason Shoemaker was incredibly efficient throwing the ball for Wawasee, going 13-16 for 209 yards and two touchdowns. 103 of those yards and both scores went to receiver Derek Bontrager. The Warriors ran the ball incredibly well, with Hunter Tinkey rushing for 100 yards and a touchdown and Brandon Kelly adding 138 and a score.
Wawasee will try to make it two wins in a row next week at home against Plymouth.
Twin Lakes at Tippecanoe Valley
Tippecanoe Valley remains undefeated after another lopsided win on Friday night, this time a 35-7 thrashing of Twin Lakes. It was the first ever meeting between the schools, as Valley improves to 3-0.
After a four-touchdown performance last week, quarterback Cody Eastgate was a tad quieter in this one, but still finished 4-5 for 97 yards and two scores. Nate Parker ran rampant once again, finishing with 123 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Trent Marshall had 41 yards on six carries. Landon Durkes made an interception on defense.
Valley will remain at home for next week’s game against Tipton.
Wabash at Manchester
Manchester emerged victorious in its first home game of the year after a dramatic finish against Wabash, winning 27-21 in double overtime. The Squires are now 2-1 this season, 2-0 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Quarterback Logan Eastgate had over 200 total yards, throwing for 89 and a score and rushing for 118. Reiss Gaerte added 85 yards on the ground and 44 receiving, reaching the end zone twice, while Preston Duffy ran for 70 and two touchdowns. Dre Bledsoe and Jose Cortez got it done on defense, combining for four sacks.
Manchester will continue conference play next week on the road against Rochester.
Rochester at Whitko
Whitko dropped its second straight game on Friday night, falling 42-0 at home to Rochester. The Wildcats are now 1-2 this season, 1-2 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Offensively, Whitko was led by 15 rushing yards by Landon Smith and 14 by Trevor Freel. Jack Hill went 4-7 passing for 29 yards. Grady Branning made four tackles on defense, including one for a loss.
The Wildcats will look to get back into the win column next Friday at Maconaquah.
Caston at Triton
After falling in week two, Triton got back on track with a 30-14 home win over Caston on Friday. The Trojans are now 2-1 this season, 1-1 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.
Cole Shively threw for 186 yards and ran for 52 more and a touchdown. Vinnie Prater had 66 yards on the ground and two scores. Dante Workman was incredibly efficient receiving, catching five balls for 118 yards. Colton Reynolds played a part in eleven tackles.
Triton is back at home next week for a game against Bremen.
Boys Soccer
Tippecanoe Valley at John Glenn

Tippecanoe Valley picked up a big win on Saturday, defeating John Glenn 3-1 on the road. The Vikings are now 3-1-1 this fall. Tippy Valley will try to make it two wins in a row on Tuesday against former conference opponent North Miami.
Lakeland Christian at Central Noble
Lakeland Christian picked up its second win in as many games on Saturday, defeating Central Noble 2-1 on the road. The Cougars are now 3-4 this season.
Noah Higham opened up the scoring in the 25th minute on a goal assisted by Jashaen Zielasko. After the home side tied the game up just before halftime, Lakeland Christian found a winner with just three minutes left, as Zaiden Miller scored on another goal assisted by Zielasko.
LCA plays its next game at Westville on Thursday.
Girls Soccer
Warsaw at NorthWood

Warsaw girls soccer won its second game in as many tries Saturday morning, defeating a talented NorthWood side 3-0 on the road. The Lady Tigers are now 3-2-2 this season, 2-0-1 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Two of the three Warsaw goals came off of the boot of Natalie Brown. The third was scored by Lola Pepper. The Lady Tigers will shoot for three wins in a row Thursday evening against Concord.
Goshen at Wawasee
It was a tough home contest for Wawasee girls soccer on Saturday, as the Lady Warriors fell 9-0 to Goshen. Wawasee is now 1-6 this season, 0-2 in the Northern Lakes Conference. The team will try to end its losing streak Wednesday at home against Central Noble.
Volleyball
Manchester at Garrett Invite

Manchester went through the highs and lows of tournament play on Saturday, going 1-2 at the Garrett Invite. The Lady Squires are now 5-7 this season.
Manchester defeated Eastside 2-0 but fell to New Haven and Garrett. In the win, Olivia Davis had four kills. Peyton Ream had 13 assists and five digs.
The Lady Squires play their next game at home on Tuesday against Columbia City.
Oregon-Davis at Lakeland Christian
Lakeland Christian earned a straight-set victory over Oregon-Davis on Friday evening, winning 3-0 (29-27, 25-22, 25-16). The Lady Cougars are now 5-5 this season.
Jocelyn Fudge led the team in kills with eight and blocks with one. Leah Forshtay had 19 assists to pace LCA. Addisyn Daley had 40 digs.
Lakeland Christian takes on the Fort Wayne Falcons on Thursday.
Girls Golf
Warsaw at Carroll Invite

The Warsaw girls golf team earned a fifth place finish at the Carroll Invitational Saturday, finishing with a team score of 340.
Abbey Peterson led the Lady Tigers with an 18-hole score of 77. Peterson was closely followed by Olivia Robinson-Gay once again, who finished with a 78. Both were good enough scores for top 10 individual finishes. Abigail Davis finished third on the Warsaw team with an 88.
The Lady Tigers are scheduled to compete against Manchester on Thursday.

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