The Warsaw boys tennis team took fourth place Saturday in its own invitational.
Park Tudor, ranked No. 2 in the state, scored 21 points to win the eight-team tournament. No. 22 Munster and No. 5 Fort Wayne Canterbury each tallied 20 with the host Tigers scoring nine.
Sam Rice led the Tigers with a third-place finish at No. 2 singles.
Will Petro and Evan Miller each placed fourth at No. 1 and No. 3 singles respectively for Warsaw.
The No. 2 doubles team of Kyle Wettschurack and Nic Jansen was fifth for the Tigers. The No. 1 doubles duo of Nikos Schlitt and Christopher Herendeen placed eighth.
South Bend Adams was fifth in the final team standings with eight points. Merrillville and Fort Wayne Luers each had seven points and Huntington North three.
Warsaw, which is 7-3 overall and 4-0 in the NLC, hosts No. 17 Penn in a makeup match on Monday.
JV Football Team Rolls
A plethora of players turned in strong performances Saturday as Warsaw blanked Elkhart Memorial 21-0 in junior varsity football action at WCHS.
Ben Linky hit on 8-9 passes for 129 yards, including a 61-yard scoring strike to Matt Anthony for the Tigers.
Jacob Wood rushed for 69 yards and a touchdown and Ross Armey added 56 yards on the ground and a score. Jake Mangas was 5-7 passing for 76 yards.
Zach Webb had 88 yards receiving and Kyle Mangas added 49 for Warsaw.
Mike Miotto had nine tackles and Marselo Rodriguez and Dylan Childers each had seven.
Warsaw, now 3-1, plays at Northridge next Saturday at 10 a.m.
Frosh Volleyball Team Takes Second
The freshman volleyball team continued an impressive season with a second place finish Saturday in its own tournament
Fort Wayne Concordia topped the Tigers 22-25, 25-21, 15-5 in the championship match.
Warsaw earned a spot in the title tilt by beating West Noble 25-17, 25-11, Homestead 25-21, 25-24 and South Bend St. Joseph 25-19, 25-22.
Elkhart Memorial beat St. Joseph to captured third place in the eight-team tourney.
Chelsey Farling led Warsaw with 27 kills on the day. Lucy Fayler had 24, Katie Newland 16, MegAnn Pearl 11 and Kelly Cusick eight.
Pearl led the team with 13 aces, while Cusick had 11, Farling 10, Newland eight, Brooklyn Crouse seven and Abigail Smith five. Fayler had six blocks and Farling four.
Cusick led the defense with 61 digs and Newland had 58, while Smith had 52, Crouse 43 and Anna Craig 29. Pearl had 76 assists.
Warsaw, now 11-4, plays at Columbia City Tuesday and hosts Plymouth Thursday.
JV Volleyball Team Earns Championship
The Warsaw junior varsity volleyball team showed its mettle Saturday to win the Michigan City Invitational.
Coach Chandra Hepler’s team went 4-0 on the day to take the title. Warsaw beat Penn 20-25, 25-14, 15-13, Valparaiso 22-25, 25-24, 15-11, Munster 25-17, 25-15 and Mishawaka 24-25, 25-23, 15-9 to earn the championship.
Courtney Steffensmeier was named MVP of the tournament for the Tigers. She had 28 kills, five digs, four aces and two blocks on the day.
Kenzie Welk also had a big day for the champions with a team-high 34 kills to go with 32 digs. Haley Peterson had 14 kills and Dayton Groninger nine.
Caroline Mayer had 32 digs for the defense, while Blake McGarvey had 28 and Brynn Durecki 24. Cassie Hoag had 97 assists and 15 aces. Mayer had 11 aces for the champions.
Tigers Play To Draw With Carroll
A pair of top tier boys soccer teams squared off at Fort Wayne Carroll Saturday.
In the end, Class 2-A No. 7 Warsaw played the No. 16 hosts to a 1-1 draw.
Tito Cuellar gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead on a header goal off a cross from Matt Williams in the opening half. Warsaw had a chance to extend its lead, but could not covert on a penalty kick opportunity later in the first half.
Carroll, which beat the Tigers 1-0 last season, tied the game in the 70th minute on a goal by Jacob Till.
Warsaw, now 6-0-5 on the season overall and 2-0-1 in the NLC, had five shots with two on goal and Carroll registered 11 with seven on goal. Each team had three corner kicks in the contest.
Carroll is now 10-0-3 on the season.
Warsaw won the JV contest 2-1. Zach Lewis and Pedro Monsivais each had a goal for the winners, while Brady Yeiter had two assists. Warsaw improves to 4-2-1 on the season.
The Tigers host conference foe NorthWood Tuesday night and then entertain Fort Wayne South on Thursday evening.
Ladies Show Strong At Northrop
The Warsaw girls’ cross country team turned in an excellent performance Saturday to take third place in the Fort Wayne Northrop Invitational.
No. 16 Homestead won the 11-team event with a team score of 44. No. 19 Fort Wayne Concordia was second with 74 with coach Scott Erba’s team third with 113.
Freshman Allison Miller continued her outstanding first prep season by placing sixth overall to lead the Tigers. Miller had a personal best time of 19:20.
Warsaw had 10 personal best times and five season best performances in the invitational.
Brooke Rhodes was 14th overall in a time of 20:39 for Warsaw, followed by teammates Madeline Hooks in 20th place (20:46), Hannah Thompson in 39th (21:46), Claire Kehler in 57th (22:12), Kendra Paton in 58th (22:13) and Lauren Orr in 59th (22:13).
Charlene Orr was 62nd overall for the Tigers in 22:23, with Mallory Hooks 63rd (22:26), Michaela Roark 71st (22:47), Emma Lemon 82nd (23:33), Alexis Himes 86th (23:37) and Courtney Sainer 94th (24:03). Also for Warsaw, Jessica Madden placed 96th (24:29), Courtney Etchison 115th (25:49), Lauren Brown 128th (26:29), Daisie Poe 131st (26:33), Shyanne McFadden 138th (28:05) and Emma Lehman 139th (28:05).
Personal best times were posted by Miller, Rhodes, Lauren Orr, Charlene Orr, Hooks, Roark, Sainer, Madden, Brown and McFadden. Season best efforts came from Thompson, Kehler, Paton, Etchison and Lehman.
Warsaw returns to Northern Lakes Conference action Tuesday versus Northridge and NorthWood at the Callander Sportsplex in Nappanee.