Local High School Sports Recaps For Wednesday, May 8

May 9, 2024 at 6:15 p.m.

By CONNOR MCCANN Sports Editor

Girls Track and Field
Warsaw/Wawasee at NLC Championships

It was a night to remember at the Tiger Athletic Complex on Wednesday evening, as the Warsaw girls track and field team won its jaw-dropping 19th straight Northern Lakes Conference title. It wasn’t all that close either, as the Lady Tigers’ final score of 163.5 was almost 70 points higher than second place Concord’s 98.5. Wawasee finished tied for third with 92 points.
The highlight of the match came from Warsaw senior Joey Rastrelli, who broke a 16-year conference record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 56.93 second. The future Indiana Hooiser finished four seconds ahead of Hanna Clyde, NorthWood’s second place finisher. She also took first place in the 800M run, winning that race by five seconds. She took third in the 3200M run as well.
Rastrelli was far from the only first place finisher on the day for Warsaw, as Camryn Burner took first place in the 100M dash, as well as second in the 200M dash, while Annabel Parker took first place in the 300M hurdles. The team of Madison Smalley, Ella Laput, Ali Barkey and Rastrelli won the 4x400M relay. Elliana Transparenti was Warsaw’s lone winner in the field events, taking first place in the pole vault. Abbigal Kohler took second in the discus throw and third in the shot put.
Wawasee had its fair share of winners as well. Emma Yoder Dominated the field events, taking first place in both shot put and discus. Kaydence Shepherd took second place in the long jump. Mia Hodgson took second in the 3200M run. The foursome of Hodgson, Addison Delagrange, Jasmine Hernandez and Reese Beasley won the 4x800 relay.
The Boys championships were suspended due to darkness with only the pole vault remaining. Warsaw trailed Concord by 10 points with one event left as the meet was delayed. It was finished Thursday afternoon, and full details and results from the boys meet will be published in tomorrow’s paper.
Baseball
Warsaw at NorthWood

Warsaw made it 10 straight wins on the diamond Wednesday night, avenging an early-season loss to NorthWood by winning 4-0. The Tigers are now 16-5 this season, 10-1 in the Northern Lakes Conference. Warsaw now has a two-game lead in the NLC race.
Austin Polk had two hits and drove in a run, while Cohen Heady went deep for a solo homerun. Quinton Brock also had two hits while Logan O’Malley drove in a run. Oliver Nisen went seven innings on the mound, striking out three and giving up two hits in a win.
Warsaw is at home against Northridge Friday night.
Northridge at Wawasee
Wawasee was on the losing end of a high-scoring affair on Wednesday night, falling 13-7 to Northridge at home. The Warriors are now 7-11 this spring, 2-9 in the NLC.
Hunter Fiedeke had three hits in the game and scored three runs. Ryan Menzie and Reed Reidenbach each had two knocks, with Reidenbach adding an RBI. Dane Cripe also added an RBI while Kane Dukes scored two runs.
Wawasee is on the road Friday night at Plymouth.
Cass at Manchester
Manchester earned its second shutout win this week Wednesday night, defeating Cass 7-0 at home. The Squires are now 17-4-1 this spring, 6-1 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Garrett Sites and Hunter Sturtsman each had a hit and two RBIs in the game. Gavin Martin also drove in a run and had two hits. Reiss Gaerte also added two knocks, scoring two runs. Strurtsman struck out five in seven innings, giving up three hits.
Manchester is on the road at Heritage Friday night.
Wabash at Whitko
Whitko picked up a conference win at home Wednesday night, defeating Wabash 6-5. The Wildcats are now 10-7-2 this spring, 5-2 in the TRC.
Kaden Ciaccia-Long had two hits and two runs driven in. Breyden Kirkdorffer had a hit, an RBI and a run scored. Max Platt also scored a run in the game. Isaiah Cripe struck out two in 2.1 innings pitched.
Whitko is on the road Friday night at Columbia City.
Softball
NorthWood at Warsaw

Warsaw was on the wrong end of a blowout Wednesday evening, falling 13-3 to NorthWood at home. The Lady Tigers are now 2-16 this season, 2-9 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Two of Warsaw’s three runs were driven in by Kali Ousley, who went 1-3 with two RBIs. Emma Keyes had a hit and drove in a run as well. Mia Rodriguez scored twice. Kaitlyn O’Dell struck out six on the mound.
The Lady Tigers are at home against Northridge on Friday night.
Northridge at Wawasee
Wawasee moved up to second play in conference play with a 6-3 win over Northridge at home. The Lady Warriors are now 12-8 this spring, 7-3 in the NLC.
Ava Couture had two RBIs and a hit in the game. Haylee Allen had three hits, scored two runs and drove in a third. Ashlynn Corn drove in two runs as well, while Evelyn Duncan had two hits. Allen struck out eleven in seven innings, giving up just one earned run and giving up five hits.
Wawasee is at home against Plymouth on Friday night.
Cass at Manchester
Manchester picked up a big conference win against Cass Wednesday night, winning 6-3 at home. The Lady Squires are now 11-9 this season, 5-2 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Izzy Renz and Hadley West each had two hits and drove in two runs. Renz scored two runs herself. Paxton Baker scored two runs and had two hits, while McKelvey Espeset added an RBI. Allie Egolf gave up two hits in seven innings, striking out two and giving up one earned run.
Manchester is at Warsaw Saturday for the Lady Tiger Tournament.
Girls Tennis
Manchester at Wabash

Manchester finished off a perfect conference season to win the Three Rivers Conference on Wednesday night, defeating Wabash 5-0 to stay unbeaten at 12-0 while also finishing an 8-0 sweep of the conference. Manchester has now won the TRC seven times in the last 12 years.
No singles player in the match dropped a game, as No. 1 Sarah Kerlin, No. 2 Myla Crozier and No. 3 Bethany Penrod each won 6-0, 6-0. The No. 1 doubles pairing of Carleigh Blevins and Addison Brubaker won 6-0, 6-1, while the No. 2 duo of Hailey Krom and Kate Schroll won 6-3, 6-3.
Manchester will play at the Peru sectional starting on May 15.

Girls Track and Field
Warsaw/Wawasee at NLC Championships

It was a night to remember at the Tiger Athletic Complex on Wednesday evening, as the Warsaw girls track and field team won its jaw-dropping 19th straight Northern Lakes Conference title. It wasn’t all that close either, as the Lady Tigers’ final score of 163.5 was almost 70 points higher than second place Concord’s 98.5. Wawasee finished tied for third with 92 points.
The highlight of the match came from Warsaw senior Joey Rastrelli, who broke a 16-year conference record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 56.93 second. The future Indiana Hooiser finished four seconds ahead of Hanna Clyde, NorthWood’s second place finisher. She also took first place in the 800M run, winning that race by five seconds. She took third in the 3200M run as well.
Rastrelli was far from the only first place finisher on the day for Warsaw, as Camryn Burner took first place in the 100M dash, as well as second in the 200M dash, while Annabel Parker took first place in the 300M hurdles. The team of Madison Smalley, Ella Laput, Ali Barkey and Rastrelli won the 4x400M relay. Elliana Transparenti was Warsaw’s lone winner in the field events, taking first place in the pole vault. Abbigal Kohler took second in the discus throw and third in the shot put.
Wawasee had its fair share of winners as well. Emma Yoder Dominated the field events, taking first place in both shot put and discus. Kaydence Shepherd took second place in the long jump. Mia Hodgson took second in the 3200M run. The foursome of Hodgson, Addison Delagrange, Jasmine Hernandez and Reese Beasley won the 4x800 relay.
The Boys championships were suspended due to darkness with only the pole vault remaining. Warsaw trailed Concord by 10 points with one event left as the meet was delayed. It was finished Thursday afternoon, and full details and results from the boys meet will be published in tomorrow’s paper.
Baseball
Warsaw at NorthWood

Warsaw made it 10 straight wins on the diamond Wednesday night, avenging an early-season loss to NorthWood by winning 4-0. The Tigers are now 16-5 this season, 10-1 in the Northern Lakes Conference. Warsaw now has a two-game lead in the NLC race.
Austin Polk had two hits and drove in a run, while Cohen Heady went deep for a solo homerun. Quinton Brock also had two hits while Logan O’Malley drove in a run. Oliver Nisen went seven innings on the mound, striking out three and giving up two hits in a win.
Warsaw is at home against Northridge Friday night.
Northridge at Wawasee
Wawasee was on the losing end of a high-scoring affair on Wednesday night, falling 13-7 to Northridge at home. The Warriors are now 7-11 this spring, 2-9 in the NLC.
Hunter Fiedeke had three hits in the game and scored three runs. Ryan Menzie and Reed Reidenbach each had two knocks, with Reidenbach adding an RBI. Dane Cripe also added an RBI while Kane Dukes scored two runs.
Wawasee is on the road Friday night at Plymouth.
Cass at Manchester
Manchester earned its second shutout win this week Wednesday night, defeating Cass 7-0 at home. The Squires are now 17-4-1 this spring, 6-1 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Garrett Sites and Hunter Sturtsman each had a hit and two RBIs in the game. Gavin Martin also drove in a run and had two hits. Reiss Gaerte also added two knocks, scoring two runs. Strurtsman struck out five in seven innings, giving up three hits.
Manchester is on the road at Heritage Friday night.
Wabash at Whitko
Whitko picked up a conference win at home Wednesday night, defeating Wabash 6-5. The Wildcats are now 10-7-2 this spring, 5-2 in the TRC.
Kaden Ciaccia-Long had two hits and two runs driven in. Breyden Kirkdorffer had a hit, an RBI and a run scored. Max Platt also scored a run in the game. Isaiah Cripe struck out two in 2.1 innings pitched.
Whitko is on the road Friday night at Columbia City.
Softball
NorthWood at Warsaw

Warsaw was on the wrong end of a blowout Wednesday evening, falling 13-3 to NorthWood at home. The Lady Tigers are now 2-16 this season, 2-9 in the Northern Lakes Conference.
Two of Warsaw’s three runs were driven in by Kali Ousley, who went 1-3 with two RBIs. Emma Keyes had a hit and drove in a run as well. Mia Rodriguez scored twice. Kaitlyn O’Dell struck out six on the mound.
The Lady Tigers are at home against Northridge on Friday night.
Northridge at Wawasee
Wawasee moved up to second play in conference play with a 6-3 win over Northridge at home. The Lady Warriors are now 12-8 this spring, 7-3 in the NLC.
Ava Couture had two RBIs and a hit in the game. Haylee Allen had three hits, scored two runs and drove in a third. Ashlynn Corn drove in two runs as well, while Evelyn Duncan had two hits. Allen struck out eleven in seven innings, giving up just one earned run and giving up five hits.
Wawasee is at home against Plymouth on Friday night.
Cass at Manchester
Manchester picked up a big conference win against Cass Wednesday night, winning 6-3 at home. The Lady Squires are now 11-9 this season, 5-2 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Izzy Renz and Hadley West each had two hits and drove in two runs. Renz scored two runs herself. Paxton Baker scored two runs and had two hits, while McKelvey Espeset added an RBI. Allie Egolf gave up two hits in seven innings, striking out two and giving up one earned run.
Manchester is at Warsaw Saturday for the Lady Tiger Tournament.
Girls Tennis
Manchester at Wabash

Manchester finished off a perfect conference season to win the Three Rivers Conference on Wednesday night, defeating Wabash 5-0 to stay unbeaten at 12-0 while also finishing an 8-0 sweep of the conference. Manchester has now won the TRC seven times in the last 12 years.
No singles player in the match dropped a game, as No. 1 Sarah Kerlin, No. 2 Myla Crozier and No. 3 Bethany Penrod each won 6-0, 6-0. The No. 1 doubles pairing of Carleigh Blevins and Addison Brubaker won 6-0, 6-1, while the No. 2 duo of Hailey Krom and Kate Schroll won 6-3, 6-3.
Manchester will play at the Peru sectional starting on May 15.

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