An early lead could not stand up as the Warsaw softball team lost 12-2 at East Noble Tuesday evening.
The Tigers scored a pair of runs in the first inning to take the lead early. The host Knights answered with four runs in the home half of the first frame to take control right back.
Katie Anderson had three hits to lead the offense for the Tigers.
Courtney Chookie drove in both runs for Warsaw with a single in the first inning. Chookie took the pitching loss as she struck out six and walked zero.
The Tigers, who fall to 0-2, committed six errors in the game.
Taylor Peters notched the pitching win for the Knights. She allowed five hits while striking out 11 and walking just one in the five-inning contest.
Rylee Cripe led the offense for East Noble with three hits. The Knights did not commit an error in the game.
Warsaw plays at Carroll Wednesday and hosts Manchester Friday.
The Warsaw girls tennis team saw its season begin with a close 3-2 loss at Fort Wayne Canterbury.
Liza Lewis led the way for the Tigers with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles. The senior topped Samantha Becker on the No. 1 court.
Warsaw, which lost in the semistate in 2017 for the second straight year, got a comeback win at No. 1 doubles. The team of Ella Knight and Alyssa Zellers rallied to beat Jiya Kashyap and Lauren Kim 1-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Canterbury won at No. 2 singles as Katie Davidson topped Colette Smith 7-6 (8-6), 6-2. The hosts also took the No. 3 singles match as Carmen Gnagy defeated Taylor Shoaf 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Canterbury also claimed the No. 2 doubles court as the team of Priya Meesa and Jenna Filus stopped Rachel Boyle and Rachel Yeager 6-4, 6-3.
Warsaw won the junior varsity action by a 9-4 final. Winners for the JV Tigers in singles play were Libby Jenkins, Maddie Ray and Anna Grill. Also winning were the doubles teams of Amy Herendeen and Reagan Merchant, Addison Marshall and Izzy Ray, Kat Josellis and Katrielle Rodgers, Jaya Panicker and Annie Burnett, Abby Rucoi and Gracie Lewis and Charlotte Grandon and Heather Rickert.
Warsaw (0-1) hosts Columbia City Thursday.
It was a case of the same old same old for the powerful Warsaw girls track team.
The Tigers opened another outdoor season with a pair of dominating wins over league foes Northridge and Goshen.
Warsaw topped host Northridge 96-36 and bested Goshen 110-22 in the Northern Lakes Conference triangular in Middlebury.
Warsaw, which is ranked No. 15, got contributions from a plethora of standouts as new coach Megan Davis saw her talented team continue its run of dominance in the NLC.
The Tigers had a dominate showing on the track with wins in all three relay races. The team of Emma Bohnenkamper, Carmen Yoder, Mia Beckham and Angie Sanchez-Vijil won the 4 X 800 in a top time of 10:09.69. The foursome of Shunterra Davis, Maygan Bellamy, Abbi Curtis and Makayla Clampitt won the 4 X 100 in 51.06. The quartet of Lexi Desenberg, Bellamy, Remi Beckham and Sanchez-Vijil won the 4 X 400 in 4:14.99.
Clampitt also took top honors in the 100-meter dash in a winning effort of 13.04. Adree Beckham won the 1,600 in 5:45.35. Bellamy claimed first in the 400 in 1:02.85 and Bohnenkamper was the winner of the 800 in 2:26.89.
Warsaw also had several outstanding effort in the field events as the Tigers won all five events.
Alexie Day cleared 5-2 to take first in the high jump. Caitlin Kehler went 9-6 to claim a win in the pole vault and Davis went 15-8 to win the long jump.
Lynae Davis was first in the discus with a throw of 94.5.5 and Passion Gardner won the shot put with a toss of 35-8.
Several members of the team will compete in a pair of showcase events Friday night at Franklin Central and at West Lafayette.
The entire team returns to action next Tuesday with an NLC meet at Elkhart Memorial versus the hosts along with Concord.