Local High School Sports Recaps For Saturday, May 4

May 5, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
The Whitko girls track and field team celebrates with their newest trophy after winning the Three Rivers Conference Championship Friday.
The Whitko girls track and field team celebrates with their newest trophy after winning the Three Rivers Conference Championship Friday.


Baseball
Warsaw at Rochester

Warsaw extended its winning streak to eight on Saturday with an offensive burst, defeating Rochester 18-8 in six innings. The Tigers are now 14-5 this spring.
A day after giving his team a walk-off win, Cohen Heady continued to see it well at the plate, going 3-4 with two doubles and four runs driven in. Grady Nelson had three RBIs and a double of his own. Hunter Dippon and Kellan Bailey each drove in two runs, with Bailey going 3-4. Oliver Nisen struck out four and gave up no runs over three innings of work.
Warsaw is at home Monday evening against Plymouth.
Tippecanoe Valley at Marion
Tippecanoe Valley was able to put together some great offensive output, but it wasn’t enough as the team lost 16-13 to Marion on Saturday. The Vikings are now 3-11 this season.
Cameron Manuel and Parker Adamson were each able to drive in two runs for Valley. Braxton Alderfer had three hits and an RBI. Hunter Paxton scored three runs, while Jameson Phillips scored twice and had two hits.
The Vikings are at home Tuesday night against Pioneer.
Wawasee at Mishawaka Marian
Wawasee was on the losing end of a high-scoring affair on Saturday, losing 11-7 to Mishawaka Marian on the road. The Warriors are now 7-9 this season.
Hunter Fiedeke went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Addison Coy went 1-2 with a run scored while Dane Cripe was 1-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Finley Miller struck out two over five innings of work on the mound.
Wawasee is at NorthWood Monday night.
DeKalb at Manchester
Manchester picked up two wins on Saturday, defeating DeKalb 3-2 and 11-4 in both games of a doubleheader. The Squires are now 15-4-1 this spring.
Dallas Martin and Payton Jones each drove in a run in the first game, with Jones and Ethan Hendrix each having two hits. Gavin Martin was fantastic on the mound, striking out five and giving up just one earned run in a complete-game victory. In game two, Martin got it done at the plate, driving in four runs on three hits and scoring two more. Reiss Gaerte also had an RBI, as did Martin and Jones. Evan Martynowicz struck out four in 2.2 innings of work.
Manchester hosts Whitko Monday for a game with massive Three River Conference implications.
Triton at Pioneer
Triton was on the losing end of both games of a doubleheader Saturday morning, losing 6-3 and 9-6 to Pioneer. The Trojans are now 6-10 this season, 2-7 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.
Maddox Dennie went 2-3 with a run scored and an RBI in the first game, while Lucas Kaufman added a hit as well. Braxton Kaufman struck out seven in six innings of work. In the second game, Drew Bingamon drove in two runs on two hits and scored two more, while Jacob Pitney added two hits and an RBI of his own.
Triton is on the road Tuesday evening at Bremen.
Bellmont at Whitko
Whitko picked up a nonconference victory on Friday evening, defeating Bellmont 3-0 at home. The Wildcats are now 9-6-2 this spring.
Breyden Kirkdorffer drove in two of the three Whitko runs in the game, going 1-2 on the night. Kaden Ciaccia-Long went 2-3 with a run scored, while Easton Grable added an RBI as well. Daton Day gave up just two hits over seven innings of work on the mound, striking out four in a winning effort.
Whitko is on the road at Manchester Monday.
Softball
Carroll at Wawasee

The Wawasee offense wasn’t able to get much going on Saturday, as the team lost 10-1 to Carroll at home. The Lady Warriors are now 10-8 this spring.
Ava Couture had three hits for the home team, while Haylee Allen had two. The lone run of the game for Wawasee was scored by Heatherlynn Holder. Evelyn Duncan struck out four on the mound.
The Lady Warriors are at home against NorthWood on Monday.
Manchester at Garrett Invite
Manchester split its games at the Garrett Invite on Saturday, losing 7-0 to South Adams before defeating New Haven 17-12. The Lady Squires are now 10-8 this season.
In the game against New Haven, Izzy Renz had a big day at the plate, going 3-3 with a double, scoring three runs and driving in three more. Ava Sautter also drove in three runs and scored four. Hadley West and Raegen Shah each had two RBIs in the win. Paxton Baker had a three-hit day while Karsyn Kamphues had two.
Manchester is at home against Whitko Monday evening.
Warsaw at Goshen
Warsaw was able to win both its second win of the season and its second win over Goshen on Friday night, defeating the RedHawks 6-5. The Lady Tigers are now 2-14 this season, 2-7 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Emma Keyes had two hits and drove in two runs for Warsaw in the game. Addison Eastwood also added two hits and scored two runs of her own. Kali Ousley went 1-3 with two runs scored, while Kaitlyn O’Dell added an RBI. O”Dell earned the win on the mound, giving up two hits over seven innings and striking out four.
The Lady Tigers are on the road at Plymouth Monday night.
Rochester at Tippecanoe Valley
Valley started off strong but was unable to finish their job against their rivals Friday, losing 6-4 to Rochester. The Lady Vikings are now 6-8 this season.
KC Shriver and Olivia Powell each had an RBI for Valley while Dalynne Bussard had two hits. Bussard also put together her usual day on the mound, giving up two earned runs over seven innings and striking out 14 batters.
The Lady Vikings are on the road at Western Tuesday.
Whitko at Oak Hill
Whitko was on the losing end of a nonconference game on Friday, falling 7-3 to Oak Hill. The Lady ‘Cats are now 5-10 this spring.
Isabelle Harman went 1-3 with a run scored and two runs driven in. Reagan Klepinger went 1-3 with an RBI. Cassidy Skinner struck out six in six innings pitched, giving up two earned runs.
Whitko is on the road against Manchester Monday evening.
Girls Track and Field
Whitko/Manchester at Three Rivers Conference Championship

Friday night’s Three Rivers Conference Championship was one to remember for Whitko, as the Lady ‘Cats tied Maconaquah for first place to win the conference meet.
Gwen Howard was a standout once again, breaking two meet records. Her shot put throw of 48’2.5” broke a record that had stood since 1978, while her discus throw of 135’3” broke a record from 1992. Emerson Harper won all four of her events, taking first in the long jump, 100M and 200M dashes, as well as the 400M relay.
Manchester finished the meet in third place, scoring 92 points. Ayla Cashdollar won both the 800M, 1600M races and 3200M races.
Boys Golf
Warsaw at Heritage Hills Invitational

Warsaw took fifth place at the Heritage Hills Invitational on Saturday, posting a 318 on the day. The invite was won by Gibson Southern, who posted a score of 304.
Breckin Christner led the way for the Tigers with a 76 on the day. Just behind him was Austin Craig with a 77. Finn Bailey shot an 82 while Robbie Finlinson added an 83.
Girls Tennis
Penn at Warsaw

Warsaw picked up a huge nonconference victory over Penn Friday night, defeating the Lay Kingsmen 3-2 at home. The Lady Tigers are now 7-3 this season.
No. 1 singles Addie Lind remains undefeated this season after winning her match in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. No. 3 Emma VanPuffelen is also unbeaten this spring after a 6-3, 6-1 win. The No. 1 doubles pairing of Claire Reichenbach and Clara Porter won the match for Warsaw with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory.
Warsaw is at Goshen on Monday night.

Baseball
Warsaw at Rochester

Warsaw extended its winning streak to eight on Saturday with an offensive burst, defeating Rochester 18-8 in six innings. The Tigers are now 14-5 this spring.
A day after giving his team a walk-off win, Cohen Heady continued to see it well at the plate, going 3-4 with two doubles and four runs driven in. Grady Nelson had three RBIs and a double of his own. Hunter Dippon and Kellan Bailey each drove in two runs, with Bailey going 3-4. Oliver Nisen struck out four and gave up no runs over three innings of work.
Warsaw is at home Monday evening against Plymouth.
Tippecanoe Valley at Marion
Tippecanoe Valley was able to put together some great offensive output, but it wasn’t enough as the team lost 16-13 to Marion on Saturday. The Vikings are now 3-11 this season.
Cameron Manuel and Parker Adamson were each able to drive in two runs for Valley. Braxton Alderfer had three hits and an RBI. Hunter Paxton scored three runs, while Jameson Phillips scored twice and had two hits.
The Vikings are at home Tuesday night against Pioneer.
Wawasee at Mishawaka Marian
Wawasee was on the losing end of a high-scoring affair on Saturday, losing 11-7 to Mishawaka Marian on the road. The Warriors are now 7-9 this season.
Hunter Fiedeke went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Addison Coy went 1-2 with a run scored while Dane Cripe was 1-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Finley Miller struck out two over five innings of work on the mound.
Wawasee is at NorthWood Monday night.
DeKalb at Manchester
Manchester picked up two wins on Saturday, defeating DeKalb 3-2 and 11-4 in both games of a doubleheader. The Squires are now 15-4-1 this spring.
Dallas Martin and Payton Jones each drove in a run in the first game, with Jones and Ethan Hendrix each having two hits. Gavin Martin was fantastic on the mound, striking out five and giving up just one earned run in a complete-game victory. In game two, Martin got it done at the plate, driving in four runs on three hits and scoring two more. Reiss Gaerte also had an RBI, as did Martin and Jones. Evan Martynowicz struck out four in 2.2 innings of work.
Manchester hosts Whitko Monday for a game with massive Three River Conference implications.
Triton at Pioneer
Triton was on the losing end of both games of a doubleheader Saturday morning, losing 6-3 and 9-6 to Pioneer. The Trojans are now 6-10 this season, 2-7 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.
Maddox Dennie went 2-3 with a run scored and an RBI in the first game, while Lucas Kaufman added a hit as well. Braxton Kaufman struck out seven in six innings of work. In the second game, Drew Bingamon drove in two runs on two hits and scored two more, while Jacob Pitney added two hits and an RBI of his own.
Triton is on the road Tuesday evening at Bremen.
Bellmont at Whitko
Whitko picked up a nonconference victory on Friday evening, defeating Bellmont 3-0 at home. The Wildcats are now 9-6-2 this spring.
Breyden Kirkdorffer drove in two of the three Whitko runs in the game, going 1-2 on the night. Kaden Ciaccia-Long went 2-3 with a run scored, while Easton Grable added an RBI as well. Daton Day gave up just two hits over seven innings of work on the mound, striking out four in a winning effort.
Whitko is on the road at Manchester Monday.
Softball
Carroll at Wawasee

The Wawasee offense wasn’t able to get much going on Saturday, as the team lost 10-1 to Carroll at home. The Lady Warriors are now 10-8 this spring.
Ava Couture had three hits for the home team, while Haylee Allen had two. The lone run of the game for Wawasee was scored by Heatherlynn Holder. Evelyn Duncan struck out four on the mound.
The Lady Warriors are at home against NorthWood on Monday.
Manchester at Garrett Invite
Manchester split its games at the Garrett Invite on Saturday, losing 7-0 to South Adams before defeating New Haven 17-12. The Lady Squires are now 10-8 this season.
In the game against New Haven, Izzy Renz had a big day at the plate, going 3-3 with a double, scoring three runs and driving in three more. Ava Sautter also drove in three runs and scored four. Hadley West and Raegen Shah each had two RBIs in the win. Paxton Baker had a three-hit day while Karsyn Kamphues had two.
Manchester is at home against Whitko Monday evening.
Warsaw at Goshen
Warsaw was able to win both its second win of the season and its second win over Goshen on Friday night, defeating the RedHawks 6-5. The Lady Tigers are now 2-14 this season, 2-7 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Emma Keyes had two hits and drove in two runs for Warsaw in the game. Addison Eastwood also added two hits and scored two runs of her own. Kali Ousley went 1-3 with two runs scored, while Kaitlyn O’Dell added an RBI. O”Dell earned the win on the mound, giving up two hits over seven innings and striking out four.
The Lady Tigers are on the road at Plymouth Monday night.
Rochester at Tippecanoe Valley
Valley started off strong but was unable to finish their job against their rivals Friday, losing 6-4 to Rochester. The Lady Vikings are now 6-8 this season.
KC Shriver and Olivia Powell each had an RBI for Valley while Dalynne Bussard had two hits. Bussard also put together her usual day on the mound, giving up two earned runs over seven innings and striking out 14 batters.
The Lady Vikings are on the road at Western Tuesday.
Whitko at Oak Hill
Whitko was on the losing end of a nonconference game on Friday, falling 7-3 to Oak Hill. The Lady ‘Cats are now 5-10 this spring.
Isabelle Harman went 1-3 with a run scored and two runs driven in. Reagan Klepinger went 1-3 with an RBI. Cassidy Skinner struck out six in six innings pitched, giving up two earned runs.
Whitko is on the road against Manchester Monday evening.
Girls Track and Field
Whitko/Manchester at Three Rivers Conference Championship

Friday night’s Three Rivers Conference Championship was one to remember for Whitko, as the Lady ‘Cats tied Maconaquah for first place to win the conference meet.
Gwen Howard was a standout once again, breaking two meet records. Her shot put throw of 48’2.5” broke a record that had stood since 1978, while her discus throw of 135’3” broke a record from 1992. Emerson Harper won all four of her events, taking first in the long jump, 100M and 200M dashes, as well as the 400M relay.
Manchester finished the meet in third place, scoring 92 points. Ayla Cashdollar won both the 800M, 1600M races and 3200M races.
Boys Golf
Warsaw at Heritage Hills Invitational

Warsaw took fifth place at the Heritage Hills Invitational on Saturday, posting a 318 on the day. The invite was won by Gibson Southern, who posted a score of 304.
Breckin Christner led the way for the Tigers with a 76 on the day. Just behind him was Austin Craig with a 77. Finn Bailey shot an 82 while Robbie Finlinson added an 83.
Girls Tennis
Penn at Warsaw

Warsaw picked up a huge nonconference victory over Penn Friday night, defeating the Lay Kingsmen 3-2 at home. The Lady Tigers are now 7-3 this season.
No. 1 singles Addie Lind remains undefeated this season after winning her match in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. No. 3 Emma VanPuffelen is also unbeaten this spring after a 6-3, 6-1 win. The No. 1 doubles pairing of Claire Reichenbach and Clara Porter won the match for Warsaw with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory.
Warsaw is at Goshen on Monday night.

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