The Warsaw girls cross country team continued its run of success Saturday.
The No. 15 Tigers dominated the competition to claim the championship of the Fort Wayne Northrop Bruin Invitational.
Warsaw posted a team score of 30 to easily outdistance runner-up and No. 16 Homestead with 66. DeKalb was third with 86, followed by Fort Wayne Concordia with 116 and Fort Wayne North with 152 to round out the top five teams.
Sophomore Allison Miller led the way for the champions, who had their top five runners all place in the top eight of the 11-team field.
Miller captured third place individually in a time of 19:29. Tyler Schwartz of DeKalb won the race in a time of 19:03 with Lindsey Marriott of Leo second in 19:10.
The Tigers displayed their depth throughout the lineup again. Hannah Dawson was fifth overall in a time of 19:42 with Anna Craig sixth in 19:51, Emma Hayward seventh in 19:55 and Brooke Rhodes eighth in 20:09. Completing the varsity lineup were Mia Beckham in 12th in 20:41 and Claire Kehler in 18th in 21:14.
Coach Matt Campbell’s team has now won a pair of invitational titles already this season.
The Warsaw junior varsity was simply sensational as they put scoring runners in the top five spots to post a team score of 15 to claim the title. Homestead was second with a 46, followed by DeKalb with a 97 and Leo with a 99.
Charlene Orr led the JV champs by winning the race in 21:06. Sister Lauren Orr was right behind in second in 21:07. Hannah Thompson took third in 22:12 with Emma Lemon fourth in 22:17 and Kendra Paton fifth in 22:19. Mallory Hooks was eighth in 22:43 and Liza Lewis ninth in 23:00 to round out the top seven for the JV Tigers.
Warsaw will compete at conference foe Wawasee Tuesday. The Tigers are 2-0 in Northern Lakes Conference action.
Tennis Team Fourth In Own Tourney
The Warsaw boys tennis team took fourth place in a strong field Saturday in its own tournament.
No. 18 Munster scored 23 points to claim the title of the eight-team event. Crown Point was second with 18, followed by No. 22 Fort Wayne Canterbury (17), Warsaw (13), Fort Wayne Luers (11), Huntington North (5), Merrillville (4) and South Bend Adams (3).
The Tigers were led by a second-place finish on the day from its No. 2 doubles team of Justin Stout and David Homme. The pair lost a 6-0, 6-3 decision in the title match to Mike Rivich and Patrick Toth of Munster.
Sam Rice captured third place at No. 1 singles for Warsaw. Andrew Gauger was third at No. 3 singles for the Tigers.
Nic Jansen placed fifth at No. 2 singles for the hosts, while the No. 1 doubles team of Christopher Herendeen and Cole Baker was sixth.
Singles champions were Tom Filus of Canterbury at No. 1, Anthony Kendall of Crown Point at No. 2 and Matt Marcus of Munster at No. 3. Doubles winners were Alex Wisniewski and Adam Richter of Munster and Rivich and Toth of Munster at No. 2.
Warsaw, which is 4-5 overall and 2-2 in conference play, hosts league foe Wawasee Tuesday at WCHS. The Tigers then play at South Bend St. Joseph Wednesday in a rescheduled match and at NLC opponent NorthWood on Thursday.
Soccer Squad Rallies For Tie
The Warsaw boys soccer team used some last-second heroics to earn a tie with Fort Wayne Carroll Saturday at WCHS.
Manuel Rodriguez put one in the goal with just four seconds left in the match to forge a 3-3 tie for the Tigers.
Warsaw had pulled within 3-2 on a goal by Caleb Klusman with five minutes left in the contest.
Warsaw is ranked No. 16 in Class 2-A, while the Chargers are No. 12.
Warsaw plays at league foe NorthWood Tuesday.
JV Volleyball Squad Earns Championship
The Warsaw junior varsity volleyball team showed its mettle to win the Michigan City Invitational Saturday.
Coach Chandra Hepler’s talented team went 4-0 to take the title.
The JV Tigers, led by tournament MVP Alexia Day, beat Munster 25-13, 25-21, Penn 25-18, 20-25, 15-14, Valparaiso 16-25, 25-20, 15-10 and Mishawaka 25-12, 25-8.
Day, a freshman middle blocker, had 17 kills, 11 aces and a block on the day.
Kenzie Welk led the offense with 23 kills to go with 20 digs, four aces and a block. Hanna Leach had 17 kills and six blocks, while Nikki Parrett had 10 kills. Raina Armey led the defense with 39 digs. Lucy Fahler had 19 digs and Jamie Grose 18. Grose also had 10 aces and Fahler three.
Abby Serbousek had 60 assists in the four wins and three blocks.
Warsaw, now 9-1 on the season, will host Columbia City Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.