A pair of third-place showings at the Culver Academy Cross Country Invitational were well-timed for the Wawasee programs.
The Warrior boys were third at 157 points, behind only Brebeuf’s 122 points and LaPorte’s 127 points in the 23-team field. Zach Cockrill was eighth at 16:49 and Adam Doll was right behind at 16:51.
The Warrior girls were also third place overall in their pool of 21 teams with 133 points, trailing just Warsaw’s 69 points and Pike’s 122 points. Bre Robinson led Wawasee with a sixth-place time of 20:19 and Courtney Linnemeier was 12th at 20:31. Warsaw’s Allison Miller won the race with a sparkling time of 19:22.
“Today was a nice day for us,” started Wawasee head coach Doug Slabaugh. “We beat a couple very quality programs. We are getting over a couple sicknesses. Our focus is still on the postseason so we have to keep working hard.”
Wawasee will host its only home meet of the season Tuesday evening when it welcomes in Goshen and NorthWood.
Spikers Stumble At Crown Point
Wawasee ran into a familiar foe and a pair of newbies, but all the results were the same at the Crown Point Volleyball Invite Saturday.
Wawasee went 0-3 in pool play, losing to Lowell 25-22, 25-12, South Bend St. Joseph’s 25-12, 25-10, and Whiting 25-13, 25-10. Wawasee and St. Joe squared off a week ago at the Wawasee Invite in the championship match, with St. Joe winning that matchup.
The losses Saturday move Wawasee to 14-11 overall and are just 6-7 in September.
Libero Aly Anderson was named to the All-Tournament team, registering 30 digs and three aces in the three matches. Lydia Katsaropoulos added 22 digs, seven kills and six assists and Hunter Gaerte had 19 digs and eight kills.
“Not a good result from a win-loss standpoint, but we continued to fight through some adversity,” said Wawasee head coach Jeff Phillips.
Wawasee will look to Tuesday night when it hosts Whitko for senior night.
Rockies Smash Warriors
Not much went right for Wawasee in Saturday morning’s JV football game at Plymouth, as the hosts cruised to a 43-0 win. Nick LeCount had a fumble recovery and Cameron Adams blocked a field goal attempt to offer highlights for the Warriors, now 1-5 on the 2013 campaign.
“It was a learning experience and Cameron Krizman stepped up to play quarterback after just one week of practice at the position,” said Wawasee coach Brent Berkeypile.
Wawasee will look to right the ship when it hosts Warsaw next Saturday morning.