The gymnastics season officially opened for Wawasee Saturday at the LaPorte Pairs. Wawasee did not score in the team standings in the meet, but got to see what its group could do against some of the better teams in the Region.
Wawasee’s top score of the day came from the duo of Taylor Busse and Reagan Atwood, with Atwood placing sixth on the vault with a score of 8.75 and Busse ninth on bars at 7.4. The two figures would be the only top-10s for Wawasee on the day in the talented field of teams and competitors.
Portage scored 21 points to win the team competition, beating out Logansport at 14 and Chesterton at 11. Crown Point finished fourth with nine points while LaPorte and Lowell did not score.
Logansport’s Emily Pomsal and Kelley Platt swept all five scoring columns, winning vault (9.3), bars (9.35), beam (8.95) and floor (9.45) to build a 37.05 for honors in the all-around scoring.
“We are very proud of all of the girls, and glad to get the first meet over with,” said Wawasee head coach Nika Prather. “We have lots of work ahead of us before the Elkhart Blazer Invite.”
The Blazer will begin at noon Jan. 3 at the Warehouse in Elkhart.
Wrestlers Claim One At December Duals
Wawasee was able to piece together a win to come away with a little holiday cheer at the Wawasee December Duals Saturday at WHS.
Wawasee knocked off Angola in dual competition, but dropping its fifth Northern Lakes Conference contest of the season to Plymouth along with setbacks to Northridge and Heritage.
Highlighting the action for Wawasee were undefeated days from Tristin Ponsler and Stephen Possell, both working a perfect four matches.
Wawasee (3-23, 0-5 NLC) will return to mat action Jan. 8 at NorthWood.
Freshman Back On Track
Wawasee ended a two-game losing streak on the freshman boys basketball court Saturday morning after a 36-18 win at Lakeland.
Trevon Coleman recorded 12 points and six rebounds to lead the Warriors (7-2) while John Kennedy poured in eight points and Jairus Boyer added five points.
Wawasee will return to action Jan. 8 versus East Noble.