Local High School Sports Recaps For Saturday, September 16

September 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
The Warsaw boys cross country team celebrates after a third place finish at the Flashrock Invite on Saturday.
The Warsaw boys cross country team celebrates after a third place finish at the Flashrock Invite on Saturday.

By Connor McCann

Cross Country
Warsaw at Flashrock Invite

A fantastic season for the Warsaw cross country teams continued on Saturday, as both the boys and girls teams earned top ten finishes in the ridiculously competitive Flashrock Invite. The boys finished in third place while the girls took ninth.
On the boys side, Jackson Gackenheimer paced his team once again with a seventh place finish with a 15:38.4 time. Tyler Mimnaugh was not far behind, finishing 12th. Tyler Swartz and Clark Meridew each earned top-20 finishes by finishing 15th and 19th respectively. The boys team had 24 athletes set personal records.
For the girls, Josefina Rastrelli continued her remarkable season with a third place finish and a time of 17:42.3. Sammi Rastrelli was the next Lady Tiger to cross the finish line, taking 43rd. Not far behind her was senior Marissa Howett, who finished at 50. Elizabeth Vander Bie had a personal best time of 20:21.3
Warsaw will compete once again next weekend at the Culver Invite.
Football
Wawasee at Concord

Wawasee dropped its second straight game on Friday, falling 52-0 at Concord. The Warriors are now 1-4 this season, 1-2 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Luke Keim threw for 64 yards on six completions in the game.
Wawasee will look to get back in the win column next week at home against Northridge.
Northfield at Manchester
Manchester was unable to pick up a win at home on Friday night, falling 28-7 to Northfield. The Squires are now 2-3 this season, 2-2 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Logan Eastgate threw for 106 yards and a touchdown to Reiss Gaerte. Gaerte finished with 56 receiving yards and 28 rushing yards. Mason Rooney led the team in rushing with 52 yards on 16 carries.
Manchester is back on the road this week against Southwood.
North Miami at Whitko
Whitko battled hard on Friday, but was unable to come away with a win against North Miami, falling 24-19. The Wildcats are now 1-4 this season, 0-4 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Trevor Freel led the team with 96 yards rushing. Quarterback Jack Hill ran for two touchdowns and threw one to Kaden Long. Riley Harman had 45 yards receiving.
Whitko is on the road against Lewis Cass on Friday.
Triton at Culver Community
Triton picked up a massive win over Culver Community on Friday, winning 58-6 on the road. The Trojans are now 3-2 this season, 2-1 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.
Triton took a commanding 41-6 lead at halftime and never looked back. The Trojans will look to make it two wins in a row Friday night at Pioneer.
Boys Soccer
Warsaw at Canterbury Invite

It was another successful day for Warsaw boys soccer on Saturday, as the Tigers went 2-0 at the Canterbury Invite. Warsaw is now 11-1-1 this season with four wins in a row.
In the first game, Warsaw defeated host school Fort Wayne Canterbury 10-0. Noah Van Puffelen and Eduardo Escutia both totalled hat tricks in the game. Mydin Burgher and Luke Barbosa both scored twice.
The second game was a 3-1 victory over Fort Wayne North Side. Van Puffelen, Burgher and Knox Ritter were the three goal scorers in game two.
The Tigers have a massive game on Thursday night against Goshen at home. Both teams are ranked in the top 20 in the state.
Tippecanoe Valley at Husky Invite
Tippecanoe Valley boys soccer had another busy weekend, competing at the Husky Invite on Saturday.
The only game with results posted was a 3-1 Viking loss at the hands of Indianapolis Scecina Memorial. Valley is back in action on Monday at home against Mississinewa.
Manchester at Wabash
Manchester remains undefeated in the Three Rivers Conference after a weekend win over Wabash Saturday. The Squires won 4-1 to improve to 8-2-1, 3-0 in the TRC.
Tyler McLain and Nathaniel Miller each scored two goals for Manchester to lead the way offensively. Diego Munoz had a great game in the midfield.
The Squires travel to Winona Lake for a meeting with Lakeland Christian on Tuesday.
Peru at Lakeland Christian
Lakeland Christian may have had its winning streak snapped on Saturday, but not in a loss. The Cougars earned a 1-1 tie with Peru to move their record to 7-4-1.
Lakeland Christian was just barely able to get onto the scoreboard and squeak out the draw, as Aiden Yoder scored an unassisted goal in the 80th minute.
LCA is at home against Manchester Tuesday.
Girls Soccer
Mishawaka Marian at Warsaw

Warsaw girls soccer once again played extremely well against a tough team on Saturday, earning a 1-1 draw with Mishawaka Marian at home. The Lady Tigers are now 7-2-4 this season.
The lone Warsaw goal came on a penalty kick made by Lola Pepper. Pepper converted the kick after her sister Kaiden was fouled in the box.
The Lady Tigers play their next game Saturday at Wawasee.

Cross Country
Warsaw at Flashrock Invite

A fantastic season for the Warsaw cross country teams continued on Saturday, as both the boys and girls teams earned top ten finishes in the ridiculously competitive Flashrock Invite. The boys finished in third place while the girls took ninth.
On the boys side, Jackson Gackenheimer paced his team once again with a seventh place finish with a 15:38.4 time. Tyler Mimnaugh was not far behind, finishing 12th. Tyler Swartz and Clark Meridew each earned top-20 finishes by finishing 15th and 19th respectively. The boys team had 24 athletes set personal records.
For the girls, Josefina Rastrelli continued her remarkable season with a third place finish and a time of 17:42.3. Sammi Rastrelli was the next Lady Tiger to cross the finish line, taking 43rd. Not far behind her was senior Marissa Howett, who finished at 50. Elizabeth Vander Bie had a personal best time of 20:21.3
Warsaw will compete once again next weekend at the Culver Invite.
Football
Wawasee at Concord

Wawasee dropped its second straight game on Friday, falling 52-0 at Concord. The Warriors are now 1-4 this season, 1-2 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Luke Keim threw for 64 yards on six completions in the game.
Wawasee will look to get back in the win column next week at home against Northridge.
Northfield at Manchester
Manchester was unable to pick up a win at home on Friday night, falling 28-7 to Northfield. The Squires are now 2-3 this season, 2-2 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Logan Eastgate threw for 106 yards and a touchdown to Reiss Gaerte. Gaerte finished with 56 receiving yards and 28 rushing yards. Mason Rooney led the team in rushing with 52 yards on 16 carries.
Manchester is back on the road this week against Southwood.
North Miami at Whitko
Whitko battled hard on Friday, but was unable to come away with a win against North Miami, falling 24-19. The Wildcats are now 1-4 this season, 0-4 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Trevor Freel led the team with 96 yards rushing. Quarterback Jack Hill ran for two touchdowns and threw one to Kaden Long. Riley Harman had 45 yards receiving.
Whitko is on the road against Lewis Cass on Friday.
Triton at Culver Community
Triton picked up a massive win over Culver Community on Friday, winning 58-6 on the road. The Trojans are now 3-2 this season, 2-1 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.
Triton took a commanding 41-6 lead at halftime and never looked back. The Trojans will look to make it two wins in a row Friday night at Pioneer.
Boys Soccer
Warsaw at Canterbury Invite

It was another successful day for Warsaw boys soccer on Saturday, as the Tigers went 2-0 at the Canterbury Invite. Warsaw is now 11-1-1 this season with four wins in a row.
In the first game, Warsaw defeated host school Fort Wayne Canterbury 10-0. Noah Van Puffelen and Eduardo Escutia both totalled hat tricks in the game. Mydin Burgher and Luke Barbosa both scored twice.
The second game was a 3-1 victory over Fort Wayne North Side. Van Puffelen, Burgher and Knox Ritter were the three goal scorers in game two.
The Tigers have a massive game on Thursday night against Goshen at home. Both teams are ranked in the top 20 in the state.
Tippecanoe Valley at Husky Invite
Tippecanoe Valley boys soccer had another busy weekend, competing at the Husky Invite on Saturday.
The only game with results posted was a 3-1 Viking loss at the hands of Indianapolis Scecina Memorial. Valley is back in action on Monday at home against Mississinewa.
Manchester at Wabash
Manchester remains undefeated in the Three Rivers Conference after a weekend win over Wabash Saturday. The Squires won 4-1 to improve to 8-2-1, 3-0 in the TRC.
Tyler McLain and Nathaniel Miller each scored two goals for Manchester to lead the way offensively. Diego Munoz had a great game in the midfield.
The Squires travel to Winona Lake for a meeting with Lakeland Christian on Tuesday.
Peru at Lakeland Christian
Lakeland Christian may have had its winning streak snapped on Saturday, but not in a loss. The Cougars earned a 1-1 tie with Peru to move their record to 7-4-1.
Lakeland Christian was just barely able to get onto the scoreboard and squeak out the draw, as Aiden Yoder scored an unassisted goal in the 80th minute.
LCA is at home against Manchester Tuesday.
Girls Soccer
Mishawaka Marian at Warsaw

Warsaw girls soccer once again played extremely well against a tough team on Saturday, earning a 1-1 draw with Mishawaka Marian at home. The Lady Tigers are now 7-2-4 this season.
The lone Warsaw goal came on a penalty kick made by Lola Pepper. Pepper converted the kick after her sister Kaiden was fouled in the box.
The Lady Tigers play their next game Saturday at Wawasee.

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