Chargers Surprise Warriors
After a strong showing in the preseason scrimmage against West Noble, the Wawasee boys tennis team found the rematch a lot rougher going.
The Chargers outplayed Wawasee on four of the five courts to claim a 4-1 victory Thursday in Syracuse.
Wawasee’s lone win came from Cal Heinisch at one singles, a four and three winner over Jared Swank. Otherwise, the visitors were all business.
Kolton Peterson took care of Cameron Brill, two and three, at two singles in Brill’s first varsity singles match. Josh Gaff had better luck in the three singles match, taking Nathan Perek one and one.
At two doubles, Trey Waring and Jared Musselman bested the pairing of Brayton Fretz and Nathan Haines, two and three, while Ryan Kendall and Grant Moser had to work, but put away Jake Hutchinson and Todd Hauser 7-5, 6-2 at one singles.
Wawasee claimed all three of the JV courts, with singles victories by Derek Stutzman, Dylan Staley and Tim Conley.
Wawasee (2-3), fresh off three matches in three days, will take the weekend off before hosting Whitko Tuesday.
Volleyballers Blitz Bethany
Wawasee kept its week of good fortune going with another win Thursday night, a three-game victory at Bethany Christian. Wawasee used a 25-16 first game win to pile up wins of 25-21 and 25-17 to close out the Lady Bruins.
Wawasee had several get into the action, with Seaquinn Bright collecting six kills and two blocks, Addison Ayres hammering nine kills and Paige Hlutke dialing up two aces and nine digs.
Aly Anderson added 20 more digs and Alli Ousley set up her teammates 20 times for winners.
Wawasee, which has won three games in four days, runs its mark to 5-4 on the season and will prep for next Tuesday’s road contest at Manchester.
The JV team from Wawasee needed some extra time, but put away Bethany 25-15, 19-25, 15-12. Kabrea Rostochak smashed home seven kills while Christy Carson served up six aces to lead Wawasee, which ups its mark to 6-2.
Freshman Footballers Fluorish
Wawasee’s freshman football campaign opened with a solid 14-6 win at DeKalb Thursday evening.
The Warriors found paydirt twice running the ball. Cayden Wegener ran the ball in from 30 yards out and Will Geer added an 18-yard rush for a score.
Wawasee’s defense also made a dent, with Jacob Hand picking off a Baron pass and Anthony Cannon forcing a fumble and falling on it.
Wawasee (1-0) will host West Noble next Thursday.