Local High School Sports Recaps For Tuesday, September 12

September 13, 2023 at 6:15 p.m.
It was all smiles for the Warsaw volleyball team celebrating a point against Columbia City on Tuesday.
It was all smiles for the Warsaw volleyball team celebrating a point against Columbia City on Tuesday. (Zach Stiers)

By Connor McCann

Volleyball
Warsaw at Columbia City

Warsaw volleyball earned its second straight win on Tuesday night, defeating Columbia City 3-0 (25-8, 25-18, 25-13) on the road. The Lady Tigers are now 14-6 this season.
It was a program sweep for Warsaw on Tuesday, as the freshman and junior varsity teams picked up straight set wins as well. Melaina Hawblitzel (10) and Maggie Hollon (9) led the team in kills once again. Ellie Hepler had seven aces and nine digs, both team highs. Kenzie Chivington had 23 assists.
The Lady Tigers are back at home on Thursday against conference rival Plymouth.
Tippecanoe Valley at LaVille
Tippecanoe Valley earned another win on Tuesday night, defeating LaVille 3-1 (15-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18) on the road. The Lady Vikings are now 12-6 this season. The team plays its next games Saturday at home at the Tippecanoe Valley tournament.
Rochester at Manchester
Manchester picked up another Three Rivers Conference win on Tuesday, defeating Rochester 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-8, 25-7) at home. The Lady Squires are now 6-9 this season, 3-1 in the TRC.
Myla Crozier led her team in kills with 13, followed by Olivia Davis who had eleven. Paxton Baker had five aces as well as 18 digs. Peyton Ream was dialed in all night long, racking up 42 assists.
Manchester remains at home for its next game, a Thursday clash against Lewis Cass.
Elkhart Christian at Triton
Make it 13 wins in a row for Triton, as the Lady Trojans defeated Elkhart Christian 3-2 (25-15, 25-16, 21-25, 22-25, 15-7) in a back and forth match at home. Triton is now 14-1 this season.
Addyson Viers was lethal in attack, totalling 32 kills across five games. Viers was also great defensively, leading the team with 26 digs. Hannah Snyder had 30 assists and five aces. Macie Hensley and Mya Davis each had four blocks.
Triton will go for another win on Thursday against Bethany Christian.
Boys Soccer
Manchester at Huntington North

Manchester boys soccer kept it rolling Tuesday, defeating Huntington North 6-3 on the road for its fourth straight win. The Squires are now 7-2-1 this fall.
Tyler McLain led the team in scoring once again with two goals and an assist. Nathaniel Miller, Dylan Hernandez, Diego Munoz and Wyatt Young all scored as well. Isaiah Acosta had three assists.
Manchester is back in action Saturday at Wabash.
Lakeland Christian at Culver Community
Lakeland Christian made it four wins in a row on Tuesday, defeating Culver Community 7-0 on the road. The Cougars are now 6-4 this season.
Jashawn Zielasko continued his fantastic season, scoring yet another hat trick. Aiden Yoder, Noah Higham, Zaiden Miller and Adrian Bowdler rounded out the scoring for Lakeland Christian.
The Cougars will look to make it five wins in a row Thursday at LaVille.
Girls Soccer
Warsaw at Culver Academies

Warsaw girls soccer earned yet another impressive win on Tuesday, defeating Culver Academies 8-0 on the road. The Lady Tigers are now 6-2-3 this season.
Lola Pepper added another hat trick for Warsaw, continuing an outstanding season. Also scoring goals in the game were Yessi Benitez, Hayden Elliott, Sophia Johnston and Lizette Martinez.
The Lady Tigers have a huge game at home on Thursday, when the team hosts No. 4 Penn.
Cross Country
Warsaw/Wawasee at NLC Invite

It was another great day on the course for the Warsaw cross country teams, as both the boys and girls took first place, going 7-0 for the second straight conference meet to take home at least a share of the Northern Lakes Conference title.
On the boys side, the Tigers finished with three runners in the top five, led by Jackson Gackenheimer in second place. Tyler Mimnaugh took fourth place while Tyler Swartz finished in fifth. Rick Orr and Noah McPhail also earned top 20 finishes. Wawasee’s top finisher was Hunter Allen, who finished 25th.
The girls race was once again dominated by Josefina Rastrelli, who won the race with a time of 18:18.6, nearly 40 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Warsaw’s Eden Metz and Wawasee’s Mia Hodgson each also finished in the top five. Sammi Rastrelli and Marisa Howett also earned top-10 finishes for the Lady Tigers.
Both Warsaw and Wawasee are scheduled to run again on Saturday, with the Lady Tigers at the Riverview Health Invite and the Lady Warriors competing at the New Prairie Invitational.
Boys Tennis
Warsaw at Wawasee

Warsaw was able to just get past Wawasee on Tuesday, defeating the Warriors 3-2.
No. 3 singles player Henry Norton won 6-1, 6-2 for Warsaw. The Tigers swept the doubles competition, with the No. 1 team of Khareus Miller and Drew Ryser winning 6-0, 6-1 while the No. 2 duo of Patrick Stump and Caleb Smith won 6-1, 6-3. For Wawasee, No. 1 singles competitor Joey Harper won 6-3, 6-3. No. 2 singles Kane Dukes picked up a 6-1, 6-4 win for the Warriors.
Warsaw hosts NorthWood on Thursday while Wawasee travels to Mishawaka.

Volleyball
Warsaw at Columbia City

Warsaw volleyball earned its second straight win on Tuesday night, defeating Columbia City 3-0 (25-8, 25-18, 25-13) on the road. The Lady Tigers are now 14-6 this season.
It was a program sweep for Warsaw on Tuesday, as the freshman and junior varsity teams picked up straight set wins as well. Melaina Hawblitzel (10) and Maggie Hollon (9) led the team in kills once again. Ellie Hepler had seven aces and nine digs, both team highs. Kenzie Chivington had 23 assists.
The Lady Tigers are back at home on Thursday against conference rival Plymouth.
Tippecanoe Valley at LaVille
Tippecanoe Valley earned another win on Tuesday night, defeating LaVille 3-1 (15-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18) on the road. The Lady Vikings are now 12-6 this season. The team plays its next games Saturday at home at the Tippecanoe Valley tournament.
Rochester at Manchester
Manchester picked up another Three Rivers Conference win on Tuesday, defeating Rochester 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-8, 25-7) at home. The Lady Squires are now 6-9 this season, 3-1 in the TRC.
Myla Crozier led her team in kills with 13, followed by Olivia Davis who had eleven. Paxton Baker had five aces as well as 18 digs. Peyton Ream was dialed in all night long, racking up 42 assists.
Manchester remains at home for its next game, a Thursday clash against Lewis Cass.
Elkhart Christian at Triton
Make it 13 wins in a row for Triton, as the Lady Trojans defeated Elkhart Christian 3-2 (25-15, 25-16, 21-25, 22-25, 15-7) in a back and forth match at home. Triton is now 14-1 this season.
Addyson Viers was lethal in attack, totalling 32 kills across five games. Viers was also great defensively, leading the team with 26 digs. Hannah Snyder had 30 assists and five aces. Macie Hensley and Mya Davis each had four blocks.
Triton will go for another win on Thursday against Bethany Christian.
Boys Soccer
Manchester at Huntington North

Manchester boys soccer kept it rolling Tuesday, defeating Huntington North 6-3 on the road for its fourth straight win. The Squires are now 7-2-1 this fall.
Tyler McLain led the team in scoring once again with two goals and an assist. Nathaniel Miller, Dylan Hernandez, Diego Munoz and Wyatt Young all scored as well. Isaiah Acosta had three assists.
Manchester is back in action Saturday at Wabash.
Lakeland Christian at Culver Community
Lakeland Christian made it four wins in a row on Tuesday, defeating Culver Community 7-0 on the road. The Cougars are now 6-4 this season.
Jashawn Zielasko continued his fantastic season, scoring yet another hat trick. Aiden Yoder, Noah Higham, Zaiden Miller and Adrian Bowdler rounded out the scoring for Lakeland Christian.
The Cougars will look to make it five wins in a row Thursday at LaVille.
Girls Soccer
Warsaw at Culver Academies

Warsaw girls soccer earned yet another impressive win on Tuesday, defeating Culver Academies 8-0 on the road. The Lady Tigers are now 6-2-3 this season.
Lola Pepper added another hat trick for Warsaw, continuing an outstanding season. Also scoring goals in the game were Yessi Benitez, Hayden Elliott, Sophia Johnston and Lizette Martinez.
The Lady Tigers have a huge game at home on Thursday, when the team hosts No. 4 Penn.
Cross Country
Warsaw/Wawasee at NLC Invite

It was another great day on the course for the Warsaw cross country teams, as both the boys and girls took first place, going 7-0 for the second straight conference meet to take home at least a share of the Northern Lakes Conference title.
On the boys side, the Tigers finished with three runners in the top five, led by Jackson Gackenheimer in second place. Tyler Mimnaugh took fourth place while Tyler Swartz finished in fifth. Rick Orr and Noah McPhail also earned top 20 finishes. Wawasee’s top finisher was Hunter Allen, who finished 25th.
The girls race was once again dominated by Josefina Rastrelli, who won the race with a time of 18:18.6, nearly 40 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Warsaw’s Eden Metz and Wawasee’s Mia Hodgson each also finished in the top five. Sammi Rastrelli and Marisa Howett also earned top-10 finishes for the Lady Tigers.
Both Warsaw and Wawasee are scheduled to run again on Saturday, with the Lady Tigers at the Riverview Health Invite and the Lady Warriors competing at the New Prairie Invitational.
Boys Tennis
Warsaw at Wawasee

Warsaw was able to just get past Wawasee on Tuesday, defeating the Warriors 3-2.
No. 3 singles player Henry Norton won 6-1, 6-2 for Warsaw. The Tigers swept the doubles competition, with the No. 1 team of Khareus Miller and Drew Ryser winning 6-0, 6-1 while the No. 2 duo of Patrick Stump and Caleb Smith won 6-1, 6-3. For Wawasee, No. 1 singles competitor Joey Harper won 6-3, 6-3. No. 2 singles Kane Dukes picked up a 6-1, 6-4 win for the Warriors.
Warsaw hosts NorthWood on Thursday while Wawasee travels to Mishawaka.

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