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Rochester shoots 377, finishes 13th at Don Dicken Classic

Haughs triples, but Rochester falls to Eastern in 5


Sports Editor, RTC

Boys golf

Rochester shoots 377, finishes 13th at Don Dicken Classic: The Rochester boys golf team shot a 377 and finished 13th out of 15 teans at the Don Dicken Classic at Stonehenge Golf Club in Winona Lake Saturday.

Reece Renie led the Zebras with a 79, which tied him for 11th place among all individuals. Wade Shafer added a 91, Drew Strasser carded a 98, Dryden Vance had a 109, and J,R. McGlochlin had a 118.

Westfield won the tournament with a 301. Runner-up Penn finished 15 shots behind.

Kokomo’s Brandon Hansen was the medalist with a 72.

At Stonehenge Golf Club, Winona Lake, Saturday

Westfield (Green) 301, Penn 316, Valparaiso 320, Kokomo 324, Warsaw (Black) 328, Westfield (Gold) 330, South Bend St. Joe 331, Avon 343, Warsaw (Orange) 356, Fort Wayne Canterbury 362, Triton 363, Lewis Cass 364, Rochester 377, Trinity Greenlawn 427, Mishawaka 431

ROCHESTER (377): Reece Renie 79, Wade Shafer 91, Drew Strasser 98, Dryden Vance 109, (J.R. McGlochlin 118)

Rochester 181, Culver Academy 187, Tippecanoe Valley 207 (Thursday): Reece Renie shot a 41 to lead the host Zebras past Culver Academy and Valley in a three-way match at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek Thursday.

Dryden Vance carded a 42, Wade Shafer and J.R. McGlochlin each had a 49, and Drew Strasser had a 50.

At Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek Thursday (par 36)

ROCHESTER (181): Reece Renie 41, Dryden Vance 42, Wade Shafer 49, J.R. McGlochlin 49, (Drew Strasser 50)

Zebras take 10th at Rochester JV Invite (Saturday): The Rochester JV boys golf team shot a 450 and placed 10th out of 13 teams at the Rochester JV Golf Invitational at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek Saturday.

Noah Riffle shot a 94 to lead RHS. Robert Bozzo had a 112, Wesley Meadows had a 120, Enrique Navarro had a 135, and Karsyn McKee had a 136.

Culver Academy won the tournament with a 363. Northridge was second with a 366.

At Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek Saturday (par 72)

Culver Academy 363, Northridge 366, Concord 395, NorthWood 397, Huntington North 418, Logansport 418, Plymouth 419, Lewis Cass 425, Warsaw 449, Rochester 450, John Glenn 484, Goshen 495, Kokomo 498

ROCHESTER (450): Noah Riffle 94, Robert Bozzo 112, Wesley Meadows 120, Enrique Navarro 135, (Karsyn McKee 136)

Middle school golf

Rochester 228, Plymouth 253 (girls, Monday)

Plymouth 206, Rochester 266 (boys, Monday)

Olivia Bailey shot a 39, and Ava Thomas added a 43 to lead the RMS girls past Plymouth at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek Monday. Rilyn Strasser and Emma Bays each added a 73, and Abbi Darling had a 76.

Alexis Haughs and Kaylea McCarty also played with each shooting a 76.

In the boys match, RMS lost to Plymouth. Mason Conrad and Ashton Musselman each had a 63, Ben Gentry had a 66, Parker Brown had a 74, and Chas Warpenburg had a 76.

Adam Reinhold also played and shot a 75.

Girls tennis

Rochester goes 0-2 at John Glenn Invite: The Rochester girls tennis team went 0-2 at the John Glenn Invitational Saturday to drop to 0-4 on the season.

The Lady Zs lost to John Glenn 5-0 and LaVille 3-2. Knox was unable to attend after the tournament was initially rained out on April 10.

Hannah Houston won at No. 1 singles against LaVille, and Molly Conley and Kylie Houston teamed up to win at No. 1 doubles.

Matches were eight-game pro sets.



Hannah Houston (RHS) lost 8-2.

Kim Banic (RHS) lost 8-1.

Ryli Rouch (RHS) lost 8-0.


Molly Conley-Lilli Eaton (RHS) lost 8-6.

Makenna Beall-Carli Richard (RHS) lost 8-0.



Hannah Houston (RHS) won 8-1.

Kim Banic (RHS) lost 8-6.

Kylie Houston (RHS) lost 8-5.


Molly Conley-Kylie Houston (RHS) won 8-7 (3).

Makenna Beall-Carli Richard (RHS) lost 8-6.

Rochester at Peru, ppd.: The Rochester-Peru girls tennis match scheduled for Tuesday was postponed to Friday. Start time is 5 p.m. at Peru.

Triton at Rochester, ppd.: The Triton-Rochester girls tennis match scheduled for Monday was canceled due to inclement weather.


Eastern (Greentown) 12, Rochester 2 (5 innings, Monday): Sydney Haughs tripled, and Mya Musselman had an RBI, but the visiting Lady Zs lost to Class 2A, No. 8 Eastern Monday.

Emma Howdeshell started in the circle and pitched the first three innings for Rochester. Mya Musselman pitched an inning in relief.

Macy Coan and Hope Smith had two hits each for Eastern. Emily Benson had three RBIs.

Coan pitched a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

Rochester fell to 2-4 with the loss. They open Three Rivers Conference play at home against Peru at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Eastern 12, Rochester 2 (5 innings)

Rochester 011 00 -- 2 1 0

Eastern 504 03 -- 12 7 1

WP -- Coan (5 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K)

LP -- Emma Howdeshell

2B -- Coan (EAST), Smith (EAST), Delgado (EAST)

3B -- Sydney Haughs (RHS)

Logansport 9, Rochester 8 (April 14): Sydney Haughs singled three times and homered and drove in three runs, but Logansport rallied from a 4-0 deficit after two innings to beat the visiting Lady Zs April 14.

Haughs had four of Rochester’s 12 hits. Kallie Watson and Kylie Coleman had two hits each, and Emma Howdeshell, Maddie Heinzmann, Mya Musselman and Emma Goodman had one hit each.

Howdeshell had two RBIs, and Watson and Carlee Blackburn had one RBI each.

Musselman started in the circle and allowed nine hits and seven earned runs in 4 ⅓ innings. Haughs allowed three hits and two runs (one earned) in relief and took the loss.

Rochester scored two runs in the top of the sixth to take an 8-7 lead before Logansport followed with two runs in the bottom half.

Logansport 9, Rochester 8

Rochester 040 112 0 -- 8 12 0

Logansport 002 052 X -- 9 12 2

WP -- Kitchel (2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K)

LP -- Sydney Haughs (1 ⅔ IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K)

2B -- Henderson 2 (LOG), Hall (LOG), Huff (LOG)

HR -- Sydney Haughs (RHS), Hall (LOG)


Culver Academy 22, Rochester 10 (5 innings, Friday): Grant McCarter tripled and drove in three runs, and Jake Seuferer doubled and drove in two runs, but the visiting Zebras could not overcome 16 walks allowed in a loss to Culver Academy Friday.

Kane Lutz and Brock Beehler each had a hit and an RBI, and Tarick McGlothin also had a single.

Sophomores Connor Schmiedlin and Evan Gerber had five RBIs each for Culver Academy.

Brayden Zink pitched 1 ⅓ innings and allowed five hits and 10 earned runs. He walked seven and struck out three. Colton Ferverda, Blake Hughes and McCarter followed him to the mound.

Culver Academy 22, Rochester 10 (5 innings)

Rochester 404 20 -- 10

Culver Academy 567 4X -- 22

WP -- Schmiedlin (2 ⅔ IP, 5 H, 8 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K)

LP -- Brayden Zink (1 ⅓ IP, 5 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 7 BB, 3 K)

2B -- Jake Seuferer (RHS), Schmiedlin 2 (CMA), Gerber (CMA)

3B -- Grant McCarter (RHS)

Rochester 19, Pioneer 17 (Thursday): Kyle Reinartz hit the first three home runs of his high school career and added eight RBIs, and Evan Elliott also homered for the Zebras hung on to beat host Pioneer Thursday.

The game featured eight home runs, including four grand slams and two three-run homers. Rochester built a 19-10 lead and hung on to win despite Pioneer scoring seven runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

Reinartz received walks in his other two plate trips, including an intentional walk with no one on base in the plate trip after his third homer.

Tyler Gaumer hit a grand slam in the first, Wyatt Zeider hit a two-0out grand slam in the third, and Daniel Reyes hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh for the Panthers (2-3). Gaumer, who went 3 for 5 with seven RBIs, followed with a three-run shot later in the inning.

Ethan Medina allowed three hits and three earned runs in 3 ⅔ innings for the win. Elliott pitched the first three innings. Brock Beehler got the final out.

Medina had two hits and four RBIs, and Elliott had three hits and three RBIs.

Oscar Solano and Caden Couch had one RBI each for Pioneer.

Hunter Klepinger, who pitched 3 ⅓ innings in relief of starter Caleb Sweet, allowed five hits and seven earned runs while walking three, hitting a batter and striking out four. Reyes allowed four earned runs over the sixth and seventh innings.

Reinartz’s grand slam in the fifth off Klepinger put Rochester ahead for good at 13-9.

Rochester 19, Pioneer 17

Rochester 062 146 0 -- 19 16 4

Pioneer 405 010 7 -- 17 12 3

WP -- Ethan Medina (3 ⅔ IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K)

LP -- Hunter Klepinger (3 ⅓ IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 4 K)

HR -- Evan Elliott (RHS), Kyle Reinartz 3 (RHS), Tyler Gaumer 2 (PIO), Wyatt Zeider (PIO), Daniel Reyes (PIO)


Peru at Rochester, canceled: The Peru-Rochester track meet scheduled for Tuesday was canceled due to inclement weather.

Rochester places 5th at Oak Hill Relays: The Rochester track team finished fifth out of 10 teams at the Oak Hill Relays Saturday.

Rochester received a medal (top two in an event) in three events: the pole vault relay, the mid distance medley relay and the 3,200 relay.

The pole vault relay, which finished second, consisted of Zak Daake, Dustin Seibert, Mackie Leslie and Makenna Jackson.

The mid distance medley relay consisted of Macie Nelson in the 200 meters, Peyton Hiatt in the 600 meters, Zach Pickens in the 400 meters and Madilyn Calloway in the 800 meters.

The 3,200 relay consisted of Zoe Seward, Elena Bode, Dylan Steininger and Chris Rohr. Seward, Steininger and Rohr all set personal bests in the event, and Rohr finished third overall.

RHS also finished third in the Upperclassmen 4 x 400 relay, the Upperclassmen 4 x 100 relay and the Upperclassmen 4 x 800 relay.

The Upperclassmen 4 x 400 team consisted of Calloway, Hiatt, Pickens and Kami Butkett. Both Pickens and Burkett set personal bests.

The Upperclassmen 4 x 100 team consisted of Braxton Mencias, Daake, Kenzie Bradley and Burkett.

The Upperclassmen 4 x 800 relay consisted of Calloway, Hiatt, Bode and Steininger.

Rochester coach Ryan Helt also noted that Mencias set a personal best for the third straight meet in the long jump, that Kaiden Towell set personal bests in both the high jump and 300 hurdles, that Makenna Jackson cleared a height in the pole vault for the first time and also set a personal best in the long jump and that Burkett took second in her first long jump competition of the season.

Helt also praised the team’s distance runners.

“Though it is not expressed in the results, Kendyll Bradley and R.J, Keranko both had excellent days,” Helt said.

Helt also complimented freshman Parker Wallace for playing “an invaluable role, stepping into two events in which he had little experience just to ensure that his teammates could field a team and receive a score.”

Helt also noted Daake and Pickens.

“Zach Pickens and Zak Daake were excellent all day,” he said. “Daake’s leg in the 800 Sprint Medley was very impressive, as he took a lead of about five to 10 meters and expanded it to close to 20 over a 200-meter span. Pickens ran two sub-52.5 400 splits on the day and finished sixth overall in the first 100 he has run at an invite.”

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