NorthWood took care of business Friday night, beating Wawasee 4-1 to stay in the hunt for the Northern Lakes Conference round robin title.
The Panther singles play was solid, with Alex Jesse leading the way at one singles with a one and two win over Peyton Rookstool. Hannah Walter took care of Taylor Mock at three singles four and love and Reagan Miller beat Elizabeth Kleopfer four and one at two singles.
Betsy Nunemaker and Katie Troyer came through with a one and three win at two doubles against Courtney Larson and Molly Jones to round out NorthWood’s wins.
Wawasee’s Kabrea Rostochak and Kendra Doerr came through with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win at one doubles to continue its stellar play, beating Kennedy Wiens and Jama Rice.
NorthWood’s JV won eight of the ten matchups. Singles winners for NorthWood included Amanda Rhoade, Gretchen Adams, Natalie Gerber, Keri Rohr and Ingrid Anderson. Doubles pairs for NorthWood were Katie Vorhls and Riley Graber, Ashlyn Romersberger and Randa Evans, and Lauren Michael and Chloe Reyes.
Doubles winners for Wawasee were Anah Sommers and Brittney Jackson and Kaitlin Graber and Sailor Davis.
Northridge picked up an easy 10-0 win over NorthWood Friday to keep pace in the NLC softball race.
Allison Hostetler scattered five hits to record the win, walking one and striking out three in the five-inning contest.
Hostetler was one of three Raiders with two hits, helping her cause with a triple and run scored. Jada Crofoot drove in three runs and Sara Troyer added a solo homer for the Raiders (10-6), which are 6-2 in conference and still 2.5 games back of Wawasee, which won big over Memorial.
Hannah Stickley doubled for the Panthers (7-9, 3-5 NLC).
Goshen won the Class A title for the fifth straight year and Fairfield took the Class B title for the seventh straight year to highlight Friday’s Concord Kelly Relays.
Goshen scored 94 points to best the A Class, to which NorthWood was fourth with 60 points. Fairfield had 104 points, well ahead of the competition in the B Class.
NorthWood had two relay winners, the 4×200 team of Landon Parker, Garrett Griffin, Taylor Knight and Brayton Yoder running 1:33.31, and the long jump relay of Bronson Yoder, Jason Borkholder and Austin Shapland combining to go 58-7.