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Winamac pauses sports through Dec. 19

Boys basketball season opener: at Triton Dec. 22


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Winamac announced on Dec. 9 that it was pausing all sporting events through Dec. 19.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • The Winamac-Culver girls basketball game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m./7:30 p.m. (JV/Varsity) Jan. 2 at Culver.

  • The LaVille-Winamac girls basketball game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m./7:30 p.m. (JV/Varsity) Jan. 4 at Winamac.

  • The Triton-Winamac girls basketball game has been moved up from 7:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 12. The JV game will start at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the middle school gym.

  • Games against Goshen (Dec. 11), Tippecanoe Valley (Thursday) and Logansport (Saturday) have not been rescheduled.

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • The Winamac-Triton boys basketball game has been postponed from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22. Start time is 6 p.m./7:30 p.m. (JV/Varsity) at Triton. That game will serve as Winamac’s season opener.

  • The Culver-Winamac boys basketball game will start at 2 p.m./3:30 p.m. (JV/Varsity) Jan. 2 at Winamac.

  • The LaVille-Winamac boys basketball game was postponed from Dec. 11 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. The varsity game will follow the Triton-Winamac girls game in the main gym. The LaVille-Winamac JV boys game will start at 6 p.m. in the middle school gym.

  • The Plymouth-Winamac boys basketball game scheduled for Dec. 4 and the Winamac-Manchester boys basketball game scheduled for Saturday have not been rescheduled.

  • “C” team games against North Judson (Dec. 10), Twin Lakes (Thursday) and Caston (Jan. 12) have not been rescheduled.

WRESTLING

  • Winamac did not participate in a super dual tournament at South Bend Washington Dec. 12.

  • Its three-way home dual against Merrillville and Fountain Central Saturday has been canceled.

  • Its home dual against North Newton was postponed from Thursday to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7.

  • Winamac has also added two road duals to its schedule. They will travel to Carroll (Flora) at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 and will travel to Harrison (West Lafayette) at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

Girls basketball

Winamac 48, Westville 23 (Dec. 5): Maggie Smith scored 13 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, and Kingsley Kroft hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 points for the visiting Lady Warriors in a win over sectional rival Westville Dec. 5.

Kaya Campbell added a pair of 3-pointers and scored seven. She also had six assists.

Kroft had five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Winamac jumped out to a 16-4 lead after one quarter and led 25-15 at halftime.

Westville, who came into the game 3-0 and with an average margin of victory of 22 points per game, had only two field goals in the second half.

WINAMAC (48) (5-2)

Kingsley Kroft 4 0-0 12, Ella Gearhart 1 2-6 4, Kaya Campbell 2 1-2 7, Chloe Rausch 1 1-1 3, Maggie Smith (No. 5) 4 4-5 13, Aubrey Gearhart 2 3-4 7, Olivia Link 1 0-0 2, Hailey Attinger 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 15 11-18 48

WESTVILLE (23) (3-1)

Bowley 1 0-0 3, Weston 2 1-2 6, E. Hannon 0 0-0 0, Stark 1 2-2 4, Binefield 1 1-3 3, A. Hannon 1 1-2 3, Sonata 0 0-0 0, Mallon 1 2-4 4, Fagg 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 7 7-13 23

Three-point field goals:

Winamac 7 (Kroft 4, Campbell 2, Smith),

Westville 2 (Bowley, Weston)

Total fouls: Winamac 10, Westville 12

Score by quarters

Winamac 16 9 10 13 48

Westville 4 11 3 5 23

Winamac 52, Rensselaer 46 (Dec. 3): Kaya Campbell scored 15 points, and Kingsley Kroft and Maggie Smith added 11 each for the host Lady Warriors in a win over sectional rival Rensselaer Dec. 3. Aubrey Gearhart had nine, and Ella Gearhart had six, including Winamac’s only field goal in the fourth quarter.

Winamac made more free throws (21) than Rensselaer attempted (18).

Jessie Ringer and Morgan VanMeter scored 13 points each for the Lady Bombers.

Winamac led 34-26 at halftime.

The 46 points allowed were the most Winamac has allowed in a win since a 64-50 win over Pioneer on Jan. 26, 2019.

The home team has won this matchup in each of the last five years.

RENSSELAER (46) (1-3)

Ringer 4 3-4 13, Cain 1 0-0 2, Van Meter 5 3-4 13, Tiede-Sousa 1 3-4 5, Ahler 2 5-6 9, Moore 1 0-0 2, Chamness 0 0-0 0, Kaufman 1 0-0 2

TEAM: 15 14-18 46

WINAMAC (52) (4-2)

Aubrey Gerarhart 2 5-6 9, Kingsley Kroft 3 5-7 11, Ella Gearhart 1 4-4 6, Kaya Campbell 4 5-6 15, Maggie Smith (No. 5) 4 2-2 11, Chloe Rausch 0 0-0 0, Hailey Attinger 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 14 21-25 52

Three-point field goals:

Rensselaer 2 (Ringer 2),

Winamac 3 (Campbell 2, Smith)

Total fouls: Rensselaer 18, Winamac 11

Score by quarters

Rensselaer 14 12 13 7 46

Winamac 19 15 8 10 52

Wrestling

Winamac goes 3-2 at Winamac Super 8 (Dec. 5): The Winamac wrestling team went 3-2 at its home Super 8 on Dec. 5. Shaun Pratt (120) and Caleb Good (152) won their weight classes.

Wabash won the team title with a 5-0 record.

TEAM RESULTS

Delphi 2-3, West Central 4-1, Clinton Prairie 1-4, Wabash 5-0 (champion), Winamac 3-2, Triton 2-3, Wheeler 3-2, Caston 0-5

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

106 – Eric Reidenbach (Caston), Olivia Harden (Wabash)

113 – Jared Brooks (Wabash)

120 – Shaun Pratt (Winamac)

126 – Ethan Higgins (Wabash)

132 – Anthony Long (Wabash)

138 – Zion Rodriguez (West Central)

145 – Drew Duarte (Clinton Prairie), Braden Nuest (West Central)

152 – Caleb Good (Winamac)

160 – Conner Fritz (West Central)

170 – Hayden Price (Wheeler)

182 – Bryson Zapata (Wabash)

195 – Cooper Kinsler (Delphi)

220 – Anthony Schuh (Triton)

HWT – Jonathan Mollenncupp (Wheeler)


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