WARRIORS STRUGGLE AT ORCHARD RIDGE
While Warsaw mastered the Orchard Ridge layout at the Homestead Golf Invitational, firing a 306 to claim the title, Wawasee fell way off the pace and placed 16th out of 18 teams with a 349 Saturday afternoon. Northridge were runners-up at 324 with Marion three shots back of the Raiders.
Derek Zurcher led the Warriors with an 83, followed by Luke Jackson at 85, Mason Germonprez at 87 and Tristan Atwood and Dylan Cousins both at 94.
Orchard Ridge is host of the Homestead Regional in June.
At the NLC JV tournament at Rozella Ford, Warsaw again were king, shooting a 316 to easily outdistance the field. Memorial were second at 350, with Northridge four back and Wawasee coming in with a 362 in the eight-team format. Individual scores for Wawasee included an 88 from Zach Reiff, 89s from Chase Jacobs and Maclain Herr, and 96s from Kaleb Perry and Dominick Sanderson.
FAIRFIELD WINS GOSHEN RELAYS, WAWASEE 9TH
The Falcons put together a 2012 track season to remember, adding a girls title Saturday to the boys title won in April at the running of the Goshen Relays.
Fairfield rolled up 131 points to best runners-up Bremen’s 84. Wawasee were plenty back at 39 points, but had a trio of third-place scores to build upon for the NLC tournament this coming Tuesday at Warsaw.
Hannah Winters was third overall in the discus, sending the metal 93’4″, while Jordan Edington was third in shot put with a toss of 37’9″. Teammate Breann Johnson was fifth in shot at 33’1″.
Sarah Rozow was fifth on pole vault at 9’0″ and Wawasee’s best finish on the track was a third-place run in the distance relay at 13:37.
TWO DOUBLES RUNNERS-UP AT ANGOLA
Samantha Prins and Laura Romar were oh, so close to claiming a title at the Angola Tennis Invitational Saturday afternoon.
The Wawasee two doubles team won the first set, 6-4, against Fort Wayne Carroll’s Marian Chambers and Anna Reinhold, but fell 6-3 in the second set, forcing a third set. Extending 16 points into a tiebreaker, the Carroll duo held on 10-6 in the final tiebreak to own the 7-6 win and the title.
Carroll won the team title with 37 points in the eight-team format, with Angola finishing second with 29 points and Wawasee taking fifth at 12 points. Morgan Geer and Katy Ashpole both were fifth in singles play with Emily Seidner seventh and the duo of Mia Hauser and Karla Allen also seventh.
At the NLC JV Tennis tournament at Warsaw, Wawasee finished in eighth place with three points. Northridge rolled to the team title with 27 points, a dozen ahead of Concord’s 15 points. Host Warsaw were sixth with nine points.
CADETS OUTLAST DIRTBAGS
It took 10 innings to decide matters Saturday on the varsity baseball diamond at Wawasee, but the Cadets of Fort Wayne Concordia plated a pair to end a 5-3 marathon.
In the longest game of the season thus far for the Warriors (5-13), Gage Reinhard had two hits and two RBIs to lead the offense while Andrew Milligan added the other Wawasee RBI.
Brian Gremaux picked up the win for Concordia, pitching the ninth and tenth innings while Jordan Currie was shouldered with the loss, working four innings of relief before Concordia broke through in the tenth.
The two teams combined for 17 hits, but only Cadet Zak McLaughlin’s double added extra bases to the contest.
A seven-run fourth wasn’t enough for the Wawasee JV, having already trailed 8-0 in an eventual 8-7 loss to Concordia on the JV diamond. Brett Carson and Jordan Elliott each had two hits for Wawasee (4-10) while EJ Solina had a two-run double in the home effort.