Wawasee was middle of the pack at Saturday’s Concord Invitational at Bent Oak.
The Warriors posted a 375, which topped three conference teams, but was just eighth in the 14-team field. Culver Academy was the top of the group, firing a 315 team score to win the Invite, bettering South Bend St. Joe by 10 strokes.
Zach Leedy led the Warriors with a round of 87, with had him tied with Angola’s Jimmy Thatcher for 20th in the tournament.
Culver Academy’s Lake Genenbacher shot a three-over 74 to win the tourney medalist, one better than Lakeland’s Presten Mortola.
Northern Lakes Conference teams Concord (345, 4th), Northridge (379, 9th), Elkhart Memorial (409, 13th) and Goshen (413, 14th) were among the field.
Wawasee’s JV team headed to Rozella Ford Golf Course in Warsaw for the Warsaw JV Invite, and placed eighth with a 405. Zionsville won the tourney with a fantastic 308 with Penn second at 320 and Warsaw third at 357.
Victor Tayagua and Tyler Bosstick both shot 97s to pace the Warriors.
Wawasee will take on Bethany Christian Monday at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club.
Wawasee landed fifth at Saturday’s Goshen Relays, scoring 45 team points.
It’s best showing came in a pair of second-place finishes. Hannah-Marie Lamle was runner-up in the long jump at 15-8.5, short of Goshen’s Jill Kissinger. Teammate Jada Parzygnot, in her first week of long jump, took third at 15-5.
The Lady Warrior sprint medley team of Faith Tipping, Katie Haines, Kenzie Smith and Bailey Mayhew also came in second with a time of 4:22.45, just short of Penn’s relay team.
Penn edged Angola, 92-90, and NorthWood cruised with 116 points to claim the Class A and B team titles.
Wawasee will enter the second season, the NLC Championships on deck Tuesday back at Goshen.
Fort Wayne Concordia doubled up Wawasee, 12-6, Saturday morning at Warrior Field.
The Cadets were able to score three in the first inning, two on a Jason Schneider double, and counted by holding Wawasee off the board in the first after the Warriors left two men on. Wawasee got within 3-2 after Carter Woody stole home and Kameron Salazar drove in a run on a single, but that was the closest Wawasee would get to getting a lead.
Concordia scored two in the third, then struck it big late with three in the sixth and four in the seventh. Only one of those runs came via an RBI hit, rather a sacrifice fly, walk, hit-by-pitch a wild pitch and an error were contributors to the purge.
For the Warriors, Jairus Boyer had an RBI single and Parker Young continued to swing a hot bat with a two-run triple. Salazar could finish the game with three hits. Wawasee, however, left 11 men on base in the contest.
Cayden Wegener was tagged with the loss, giving up eight runs in five innings on 11 hits. Joel Miller got the run support for the Cadets, giving up six runs in 5.1 innings but got the win.
The Wawasee JV held off the Cadets for an 8-7 win.
Wawasee (8-9) will visit NorthWood on Monday.
A walk-off run in the bottom of the eighth lifted Eastside to a 4-3 win over Wawasee in Butler.
A Lexi Gearhart single and Kensie Rieke double to open the bottom of the eighth had the Blazers in business, and an error off the bat of Siera Helmick brought home the game winner.
Faith Swihart and Amanda Jenkins drove in two-out runs in the sixth to get Wawasee back to trailing just 3-2, and an error allowed Danielle Jenkins to score in the seventh to tie the score.
Kiaundra Olson got the loss for Wawasee, working all 7.1 innings with seven strikeouts.
The JV side played three games Saturday at the NLC JV Invite.
In game one, four RBIs from Casey Drake and three more from Katie Flannery weren’t enough in a 13-10 loss to Elkhart Memorial.
Wawasee (8-5) rebounded with a 17-14 win over Goshen in game two, and in its final game, defeated Warsaw 15-7 to finish fifth in the tourney.
Wawasee (6-11) will host NorthWood Monday.
Wawasee had a strong showing from Sailor Davis-York at the NLC JV Invite at Plymouth.
Davis-York reached the finals of the No. 2 singles bracket, picking up wins over Northridge and Elkhart Memorial before falling to Plymouth in the final.
Wawasee did not have another player advance through the winner’s bracket in the tournament, and as a team, finished sixth overall. Kaitlin Graber at No. 1 singles and Valerie Haessig and Brittney Jackson at No. 1 doubles both finished sixth place in their competition.
“Our JV continues to improve and learn,” stated Wawasee JV coach Lynette Jackson. “This year is a significant improvement over last year, and as a program, continues to improve. I expect this team to keep rising in the conference.”
The varsity went to Jamestown only to fall 4-1 to Jimtown.
The lone court win for the Lady Warriors came at No. 3 singles, where Kennedy Church rallied from a 6-3 first-set loss to take the next two 6-3, 6-1.
Wawasee entertains Plymouth Monday ahead of the NLC Championships that begin Wednesday, all at Plymouth.