Coon Makes Triumphant Running Return
Warsaw senior running star Ellis Coon made his return one to remember Saturday.
Coon, who missed most of track season in the spring due to a foot injury, blazed to a first-place finish for the Tigers in the Huntington Invitational.
Coon, who helped coach Jim Mills’ team finish fourth at the State Finals in 2012, won the race in a time of 15:49.
Warsaw scored 65 to place second behind No. 3 Fort Wayne Carroll (50) in the event. Homestead took third place in the team standings at 136.
Tyler Houvener placed 11th overall for the Tigers in a time of 16:52. Owen Glogovsky was 15th in 16:59, followed by teammates Nick Bergen in 16th in 17:01 and Daniel Messenger in 22nd in 17:19.
Jonathon Beres was 35th overall in a time of 17:47 and Ryan Goon 55th in 18:13 to complete the Tiger varsity lineup.
Nick Adams paced the Warsaw JV team Saturday with a sixth-place finish in a time of 18:08. Jacob DeBoest was seventh overall in 18:12, followed by Jacob Adley in 12th (18:30), T.J. Day in 22nd (18:45), Avery Torres in 32nd (18:59). Zachary Taylor in 45th (19:30) and Ethan Cook in 52nd (19:39).
Warsaw returns to action Aug. 31 in the DeKalb Classic.
Girls Cross Country Team Takes Third
Allison Miller led the way for Warsaw to tie for third-place Saturday in the girls portion of the Huntington Invitational.
Freshman Miller, making her high school debut, placed 13th overall in a time of 19:55 to lead coach Scott Erba’s team.
The Tigers scored 133 as a team to tie for third place in the team standings.
Brooke Rhodes finished in 22nd place overall in a time of 21:16 for Warsaw. Maddie Hooks was 24th in 21:18, followed by teammates Aletheia Burritt in 36th (21:46), Hannah Thompson in 38th (21:54) and Claire Kehler in 59th (22:56).
The Warsaw girls JV team placed third with a team total of 75.
Lauren Orr was the top finisher for the JV team in a time of 22:32.
Also competing for the JV team were Mallory Hooks (23:25), Kendra Paton (24:07), Liliana Hernandez (24:07), Charlene Orr (24:08), Emma Lemon (24:10), Alexis Himes (24:15), Michaela Roark (24:43), Ellie Bearss (24:50), Alexis Winters (26:44), Daisie Poe (27:09), Courtney Etchison (27:42), Emma Lehman (28:20), Lauren Brown (30:45) and Shyanne McFadden (31:41).
Warsaw returns to action in the DeKalb ClassicAug. 31
Girls Soccer Team Blanked By DeKalb
DeKalb handed the Warsaw girls soccer team a 2-0 loss Saturday in the Snider Invitational.
The Barons tallied a pair of second-half scores in the win.
Warsaw keeper Abby Schue had 10 saves for the Tigers. The duo of Danielle Hutcherson and Liz VanWormer were also cited for their play for Warsaw.
Warsaw, now 1-1, hosts Plymouth Tuesday and plays at NorthWood Thursday in conference action.
Golfers Take Fourth At New Haven
Elizabeth Meadows led the girls golf team to a fourth-place finish at the New Haven Invitational Saturday.
Meadows placed fifth individually with a round of 79 as the Tigers shot 347.
Nikki LaLonde was eighth among individuals with an 82 and Alexis Manwaring 12th with an 83 for Warsaw. Kristen Watson shot 102 and Aarshia Jain 103 for coach Chris LaLonde’s team.
Fort Wayne Carroll won the 16-team tournament. Homestead was second and Fort Wayne Dwenger third.
The Warsaw JV team placed third in their event with a team score of 397.
Page Desenberg led the JV Tigers by shooting 96 to finish in 10th place among individuals.
Miranda Domiano shot a 99, while Lauren Shaffner fired a 100 and Morgen Fuentes and Madi Graham each shot a 101 for Warsaw.
East Noble shot 384 to win the event with Leo second at 394.
Warsaw faces Plymouth and host NorthWood Tuesday in conference action at McCormick Creek in Nappanee. The Tigers then host NLC foe Elkhart Memorial Thursday at Stonehenge.