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It was a great trip to Plymouth to meet Dave and Janet Burke!  Special thanks to Mr. Stan Seiss and his efforts to ensure all Warsaw state champions are recognized with their photo placed in the trophy case!  After getting in touch with Dave Burke - the 1951 state champion in the high jump - Blossers used an old photo and negative to create an 11x14 to place in the case, and one was made to share with Mr Burke!  The Warsaw graduate was one of Warsaw's first state champions and he continued his track & Field career at Purdue University.  Burke went on to teach and coach in Warsaw for several years, and he served 33 years teaching mathematics and coaching track at Culver Military Academy.  Burke is also an inductee to the Kosciusko County Basketball Hall of Fame.   (Pictured: Scott Erba, Dave Burke, Stan Seiss)

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Warsaw Tiger junior Kyle Mangas has helped lead the Tigers to an 8–0 start to the 2015–2016 season, and in the process he is attracting attention from opponents and Tiger supporters who are labeling him as one of the best all-around players to wear orange and black.

Check out The KMango early season highlights here - https://vimeo.com/149841378

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WARSAW - Tiger Cross Country and Track & Field standout Emma Hayward signed a Letter of Intent to run next seasons for the Sycamores at Indiana State.
 
The senior standout was a four-year-letter winner for Tiger coach Scott Erba's cross country and track and field squads, reaching the state finals four times with the cross country squad.  An All-State Academic Honorable Mention selection this past season, Hayward twice earned all Northern Lakes Conference honorable mention and each season concluded her years with her top times at the state meet.
 
While Hayward was able to find success on the courses and tracks for the Tigers, she was also able to master the twists and turns in the classroom, earning an 11.82 grade-point-average on a 12-point scale and is ranked in the top 7% of a class of 477 seniors.
 
A member of the National Honor Society, Hayward also served Tiger Athletics through her efforts with the Tiger Student Athletic Board.  In the community, she served with the youth group at Winona Grace Brethren and as a volunteer with the Warsaw Community Church.
 
Hayward will run for coach Kyle Walsh  while majoring in Elementary Education.  The Sycamores belong to the Missouri Valley Conference.
 
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Front Row (L-R): Brian Hayward, Emma Hayward, Michelle Hayward; Back Row: Dave Anson (WCHS Athletics), Scott Erba (WCHS Track and Cross Country), Kyle Hayward.
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The Warsaw Tigers girls soccer squad celebrated its first Northern Lakes Conference Crown since 2003 after a 1-1 tie with Northridge Thurrsday night at the Tiger Soccer Complex.

The Tigers close the regular season with an impressive 13-1-1 mark and a 6-0-1 record in conference play. Northridge dropped to 10-3-4 overall and 5-0-2 in the NLC.

The two teams battled scoreless throughout much of the match, with both teams having opportunities, including a Tiger shot from Alyssa Adkins that caromed off the crossbar late in the first half. The Tigers broke the deadlock when Liz VanWormer caught up to a long pass from Anna Grill, outracing one of three Northridge defenders to get the ball near the box, and after dribbling a few contested touches toward the keeper, the senior forward fired in the go-ahead in the 69th minute.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, the lead lasted about 7 seconds. On the ensuring possession, Northridge sent a pass downt he sideline and the Raiders converted on a shot from about 35 yards to tie things up!

The Lady Tigers will face Wawasee next week in the second round of the Plymouth sectional.

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NLC TRACK FIELD TO CONVERGE ON TAC

WARSAW - Sixteen teams from eight schools will converge on the Tiger Athletic Complex tonight for the Northern Lakes Conference Track & Field Championships.

Warsaw leads the race in both the boys and girls standings after finishing in first place through the dual and triangular part of the season, and both squads hope to earn conference championships with strong performances tonight.

The Northern Lakes Conference and the Warsaw Tiger Track & Field teams will also pay tribute to Morrey Hester and Roger Haeck, both avid and long-time supporters of athletics who passed away this past year.

Mr. Morry Hester was an avid track and field enthusiast and track official for several years. He volunteered for many years here at Warsaw heading up the timers and also a part of the chain crew for several years in the fall with the football team. He loved this community and the young men and women who wear the orange and black, and he was well known for encouraging all athletes from all schools.

Additionally, the Tigers and the high school athletic community lost Roger Haeck who was a science teacher at Lakeview Middle School as well as a track, basketball and volleyball official. Roger clerked and served as meet director for several meets here at Warsaw, including the Northern Lakes Conference meet as well as post-season meets, and he officiated across the state for many years. Both men embodied a servant’s heart to the Warsaw Community and will be sorely missed.

At 4:45, awards the Morrey Hester Spirit Award and the Roger Haeck Memorial Award will be given to a senior male and a senior female from the WCHS Track & Field teams. The winner of the Morrey Hester Spirit Award will be one that embodies the “spirit” that Morrey brought with him every day in life. The athlete must have participated in track and field for all four years in order to be considered. Morry was a tremendous community member who displayed a smile and a never quit attitude every day. He worked several years volunteering at track meets for both the Men’s and Women’s teams and provided encouragement or shared a life lesson as often as he could. This award is to symbolize his memory to continue to display his “spirit” in our athletes for many years.

The Roger Haeck Memorial Award will be awarded to one senior member of the Men’s or Women’s team selected by the two coaching staffs. The recipient must have displayed four years of service to the track team and also demonstrated a servant leadership role outside of track and field. Roger Haeck was involved in several ways in the lives of the student-athletes of the Warsaw Community as a teacher, coach and official in several sports. The student-athlete must also be among the top 10% of his or her class.

Additionally, the entire Northern Lakes Conference will pause prior to the National Anthem and just before the finals, taking a moment to recognize the contributions of both of these gentlemen.

Boys and Girls Track & Field Meet Schedule

May 12, 2015

Tiger Athletic Complex -Warsaw Community High School

4:45 Presentation of WCHS Award Winners

- Maurey Hester Spirit Award

- Roger Haeck Memorial Award

5:00 Field Events

· LJ, HJ, and PV will run simultaneously for boys and girls

· Boys discus and Girls SP will run simultaneously with Girls discus and Boys SP to follow

5:50 Moment of Silence and presentation to representatives of Morrey Hester and Roger Haeck families

5:55 National Anthem

6:00 4 x 800 Meter Relay Finals

6:30 100 prelims

HH prelims

200 prelims

7:15 HH Finals

7:25 100 Finals

7:30 1600 m Run

7:50 4 x 100 m Relay

8:00 400 m Dash

8:15 300 m IH/LH

8:35 800 m Run

8:50 200 m Dash

9:00 3200 m run

9:30 4 x 400 m Relay

**Girls races will run before boys races**

**Times are estimates. We will run ahead of schedule if possible**

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