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  • Manchester Kickers Blank Lakeland Christian Academy
    The Manchester Squires, said head coach Dave McKee, have been playing well as of late.

    Tuesday night the veteran coach said his team best its best game of the season.

    Hosting the Lakeland Christian Academy Cougars at Good Field, the Squires scored on a penalty kick in the seventh minute of the 80-minute contest and scored two goals in each half of a 4-0 win.
  • When Things Don’t Go According To Plans

    This is a sports column, and I never forget that.

    But often, in this space, I try to show you how important sports and competition are to the teaching and reaffirming of the life lessons that young people need as they transition to adulthood.

    Today is one of those days.

     

  • Grace Women’s Tennis Starts Postseason With Win
    Grace takes on Michigan tournament; Grace wins first tourney of year; Grace handles Bethel in league tourney; Harrington lauded as NAIA Setter of Week; Lady Lancers trounce Cardinals; Lancers blitz Trine
  • Concord Rolls Past Warsaw Tennis
    It didn’t take long to see that, collectively, Warsaw probably was not going to derail Concord’s pursuit of perfection, although individually, senior Quinn Martin looked for a while like he might mess up Nathan Schraw’s.
  • Local sports recaps for Sept. 21
    Manchester Gets TRC?Girls Soccer Win Over Rochester; Unified Football sectional bracket, and more!
  • Warsaw, Valley, Wawasee’s Cripe Advance To Golf Regional
    NorthWood dominated Saturday’s high school girls golf sectional at Stonehenge in a big way.

    In the survive and advance world of the postseason, however, the Warsaw Lady Tigers, Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings and Wawasee’s Taylor Cripe had reason to smile.
  • Balanced Effort Leads
Lancer VB
    Grace rallies late to top Cornerstone; Grace baseball alum wins championship with Florence Y’alls
  • Triton Rolls Early In Big Win Over Culver Community
    Triton only needed 16 plays, 238 yards and less than eight minutes of the game’s 24-minute first half to take a commanding 34-8 lead at halftime over the Culver Community Cavaliers. The boys from Bourbon scored on each of their five first half possessions and defeated their Hoosier North Athletic Conference (HNAC) foes in the Trojans’ home opener 48-8.
  • Tigers Roll Past No. 11 Raiders
    Facing an opponent that hadn’t allowed a point all season, Warsaw reversed that with a bang, scoring on nearly every meaningful possession.

    With the Tigers churning for 268 ground yards and 349 overall, they knocked off Class 4A No. 11-ranked Northridge 27-14 in high school football Friday night at the Raiders’ spiffy, new Interra Field.
  • Lancers Run Well At Ray Bullock Invitational
    Grace Handles Judson; Men’s Soccer home opener postponed
  • Football Recaps for Sept. 18
    Vikings Explode In Second Quarter, Rout Rochester plus other TRC games; Panthers Blank Warriors
  • Grace Shocks No. 7 IWU With Emphatic Sweep
    Women's Soccer: Wildcats hold on for draw with No. 14 Grace
  • HCAC Announces Men’s, Women’s Soccer Schedules
    The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced the league schedules for men’s and women’s soccer for each member institution on Thursday.
  • Previews of all six high school football games in the Times-Union readership area.
  • Shock Leads Squires Past Culver Community
    Coach Jen Birch describes Lainey Shock as someone who is all over the soccer field and does things that don’t always show up on the stat sheet.

    The Manchester High School senior found her way onto the stat sheet in a big way Wednesday night as she led the Lady Squires to a 5-0 win over the visiting Culver Lady Cavaliers.
  • Recaps for Sept. 15
    Lakeland Christian Boys, Culver Community Play To Draw; Triton VB Postponed and more!
  • Krebs Journey From Fearing To Hearing
    Lenny Krebs in the girls’ basketball coach at Warsaw.

    But I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that thousands of fans from all over Northern Indiana are cheering for him this week.

    Why?

    Because this week is a week unlike any other for him.
  • Manchester University Announces 2020-21 Football Schedule
    Manchester University Football announced a nine game schedule for the 2020-21 academic year on Tuesday.

     The Spartans have a pair of non-conference games scheduled for the month of October. Manchester will open the 2020-21 campaign on Oct. 10 at nearby Trine University. The Spartans will then host Adrian College Oct. 17 in Spartan Stadium.
  • Grace men's golf places second at Bethel
    Grace Men's Tennis Remains Perfect On Season
  • Vikings Win Unified Football Battle Over Warsaw
    Unified flag football launched its third season as a sanctioned IHSAA varsity sport Monday night at Fisher Field. Two of the state’s 25 charter teams from 2018 engaged in a high-scoring contest resulting in a 44-34 win for the Tippecanoe Valley Vikings over the host Warsaw Tigers.

    Unified flag football partners students with and without special needs for a blend of competition, fellowship, and fun. Tiger head coach Fred Parrett, a Warsaw fireman, talked about what he hopes the kids will gain from the experience.

    Parrett said, “We want the athletes to just come out and have fun, and let these childr
  • Manchester Men and Women Turn in Strong Performances in Fall Opener
    For the first time in over six months, student-athletes donning the Manchester University black and gold colors were able to compete against someone other than themselves. What a refreshing site.
  • Warsaw Golfers Solidify 3rd Place Finish; Warriors 6th
    There was no change among the top two girls golf teams in the Northern Lakes Conference.

    The Warsaw Lady Tigers, on the other hand, were able to break a three-way tie in the regular season standings and solidify a third-place overall finish with their effort in Saturday’s eight-team conference tournament at South Shore Golf Club.
  • Grace Volleyball Downs St. Francis
    Women’s soccer explodes with 6 goals; Lancers improve to 5-0 on the year; Women’s Tennis wins pair at Goshen
  • Tigers Win NLC Shootout Over Mishawaka
    Mishawaka Cavemen head coach Keith Kinder had a clock management challenge.

    The Warsaw Tiger offense, leading 33-32 with 4:12 left in the final quarter, had already scored touchdowns on five previous possessions. They were pushing for their sixth score at the guest’s 10-yard line when Kinder used all three available timeouts on consecutive Warsaw rushing plays to assure the visitors had enough time to tie the game if Warsaw did indeed score again.
  • Squires Roll Past Zebras In TRC Matchup
    Coming in this week on a two-game skid, the Manchester football team looked to get back in the win column and climb up in the conference standings.

    Against the Rochester Zebras, a team about to play only their second game of the season, the Squires made the absolute most of it.

    Behind junior halfback Braxton Ream’s four-touchdown and more than 300 rushing yards performance, the Squires took care of business and rolled over the Zebras 41-14 Friday night in North Manchester.
  • Lady Lancers Tennis Blows Past Adrian In Non-Conference Play
    Grace College’s women’s tennis team had little trouble handling Adrian on Friday. The Lady Lancers won 6-1, securing their third straight win on the young season.

    Grace was dominant in doubles’ play, setting the tone for the afternoon. Jayna Armstrong and Dayana Ortega did not drop a game (6-0) at No. 1 doubles.
  • Local sports Recaps for Sept. 11
    Tippecanoe Valley Rolls To Big TRC Victory Over N. Miami; Braves Score Last In Win Over Whitko; Lions Roar Past Triton; Wawasee-Concord Suspended; Lakeland Christian Girls Soccer Falls To South Bend Trinity
  • Manchester Alum Eichenauer To Lead Spartan Tennis Programs
    Manchester University alum Joel Eichenauer ('91) returns to his alma mater as the head coach of the men's and women's tennis programs.
  • Grimm, Tigers
Shut Out Minutemen
    Warsaw’s Audrey Grimm continued to be grim news for the rest of the Northern Lakes Conference on Thursday, and her Tiger teammates were none too shabby, either.
  • Grace Cross Country Armed With Young Talent
    Grace College’s cross country team is filled with youth. But the 2020 Lancers also have high hopes in what could be a very promising fall season.

    The program is coming off one of its best NCCAA showings ever. The men’s team placed third at the 2019 NCCAA National Championships, tying the best finish in team history. The women were sixth, one spot away from a program record.
  • Recaps for Sept. 10
    Lakeland Christian Boys Soccer Falls In Clash Of Ranked Squads; Warriors Trim Lakers; Eastbrook Doubles Up Manchester; Valley Splits In TRC Golf; Wawasee Edges Fremont; Raiders Sweep Warriors
  • Grace College Volleyball Secures Second Straight Sweep
    Grace’s volleyball team had two straight road matches in the Crossroads League to open up the 2020 season.

    The result was the same both times. Grace picked up its second consecutive sweep, blanking Mt. Vernon Nazarene 3-0 on Wednesday.

    The match was a battle despite the 3-0 scoreline with two of the sets reaching extra points.
  • Sports Recaps for Sept. 9
    3-Set Win At No. 1 Singles Gives Wawasee Tennis A Win Over West Noble; Wawasee Golf Falls To Eagles; Vikings Best Squires
  • Grace’s grit leads to second-place showing
    The Battle at Brookwood proved to be quite the battle for Grace’s women’s golf team on Monday and Tuesday.



    But the Lady Lancers demonstrated resilience, placing second at Brookwood Golf Club.

  • Frey earns league Attacker of the Week
    The first Crossroads League Attacker of the Week honor this season went to Grace’s Anna Frey.



    Frey earned the honor on Tuesday after leading Grace’s volleyball team to a 3-0 road win at Taylor on Saturday.
  • Winning, COVID And College Kids
    It’s one of those weeks that I have several thoughts running around in my head, and rather than focus only on one and ignore the others we’ll skip around to touch on as many as we have room for.

    When Phil Jensen stepped down from coaching at Warsaw, he was just glad to be alive to make that choice.

    He had fallen from of the attic of his home and suffered a serious head injury. God’s grace is why he is still with us.
  • Sports Recaps for Sept. 8
    Tippecanoe Valley Gets First Soccer Win In A Rout; Blackhawk, LCA Draw; No. 11 Panthers Down Wawasee; Wildcats Sweep Tigers; plus boys tennis,m girls golf and middle school results.
  • Crossroads League Announces Athletes of The Week
    The Crossroads League Athletes of the Week were announced on Tuesday, recognizing the top athletes from the week of Aug. 31 - Sept. 6. Sports Information Directors from the league nominate student-athletes for the award and vote on each week’s winners.
  • Grace grabs second at IWU Invite
    Grace’s women’s golf team earned a second-place finish at the season-opening IWU Invitational on Saturday.



    Lucy Young highlighted Grace’s day, earning third place and an All-Tournament Team spot.
  • Women’s Tennis starts year with win
    Grace’s women’s tennis team played a doubleheader on Saturday to officially open up the 2020-21 campaign.



    The Lady Lancers began the day with an impressive 6-1 win over Bethel. Later in the day, Marian handed Grace a defeat by the score of 5-2 at Miller Athletic Complex.

  • Grace men's tennis blanks Bethel
    The 2020 season could not have started better for Grace’s men’s tennis team.



    The Lancers swept the opener against Bethel 7-0 on Saturday.
  • Grace volleyball opens season with dominant win
    Grace’s volleyball team flexed its offensive muscle to kick off the 2020 season.



    The Lady Lancers made quick work of Taylor, beating the Trojans 3-0 on TU’s home court.
  • Warsaw Kickers Get To Work In First Half
    As people everywhere celebrated Labor Day weekend away from their jobs, Warsaw varsity soccer teams went to work Saturday - particularly in the first half.

    Hosting a doubleheader - the girls against Argos and the boys against Fort Wayne Snider - the Lady Tigers and Tigers built sizeable leads in the first 40 minutes and rode it to victory in their respective matches.
  • Tigers Get NLC Win Over Rockies
    The Warsaw Tiger gridders traveled to The Rock Pile in Plymouth where the hosts held Senior Night in their season home opener. A quartet of Tiger seniors, Mason Martz, Colton Wampler (33 carries, 125 yards, 2 touchdowns and 4 extra-point kicks), Aaron Greene (2 TD runs, 51 yards rushing, 26 yards passing), and Caden Silveus (interception and a tackle for loss) had designs of their own Senior Night festivities resulting in a 28-14 win in one of the states oldest football rivalry matches.
  • Raider Defense Domnates In Win Over Wawasee
    Coming off two straight shutout wins, the Wawasee football team was unable to overcome Northridge Friday night as they fell 20-0 to the visiting team. Although the Warrior defense showed the same unyielding resolve it had the first two weeks of the season, the offense was unable to put together any scoring drives against the stout Raider defense, which has given up no points on the year thus far.
  • Apaches Win Relocated Game Over Manchester
    The Manchester Squires football team were set to face off against their county rival, Wabash, on Friday night at Alumni Field. The school unveiled through social media the new artificial turf being installed and video board a few days ago. However, it was not quite ready for a christening, so the venue was switched to Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School.

    The Apaches made themselves feel right at home.
  • Lancers Women’s Soccer Building For A Long Season
    Hopes are high for Grace College’s women’s soccer team this fall after an impressive season in 2019.

    The Lady Lancers ended last season as the No. 14-ranked team in the NAIA. Grace posted a 16-5-2 record and won two matches in the NAIA National Championships.

    While Grace has aspirations of hoisting a national championship banner, the Lady Lancers are also preparing for what could be the longest season in team history.