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  • Fast Start Lets Tigers Cruise To Win Over Minutemen
    Concord played visiting Warsaw even on the scoreboard in the second half Friday in a Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball contest.

    The Tigers (10-3, 3-1) built a large lead and wound up putting the Minutemen (1-10, 0-4) away, 56-36.
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 24
    Wawasee Battles For Conference Win Over Pilgrims; Squires rally for road win; Trojans win tourney consolation game; Vikings fall at Southwood; plus results from Thursday.

  • Despite Turnovers, Lady Trojans Advance To Bi-County Tourney Final
    Triton finished with more turnovers than points. It didn’t matter, because the persevering Trojans also finished with more points than Glenn.

    Charging back from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit, Triton advanced to just its second-ever Bi-County Tournament girls basketball title game with a chilling 31-29 victory over the Falcons in Thursday’s second semifinal at LaVille’s Dale Cox Gym.
  • Warsaw’s Murphy Bound For Olympic Marathon Trials
    Robert Murphy was an accomplished runner in high school and college at distances from 800 to 10,000 meters.

    He now races much longer and is also good at that.

    How good? By clocking a chip/net time of 2 hours, 18 minutes, 58 seconds Sunday,  at the Houston Marathon (26.2 miles), Warsaw’s Murphy qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials Feb. 29 in Atlanta.
  • Grace College will celebrate its most recent national champion on Saturday.

    Grace’s women’s golf team, the 2019 NCCAA national champions, will be honored during halftime of the men’s basketball game on Saturday.
  • Fourth-Quarter Lead Slips For Grace
    race College’s women’s basketball team was five minutes away from a pivotal win against Indiana Wesleyan on Wednesday.

    But a late charge from IWU gave the visiting Wildcats a 66-62 victory at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.
  • Spartan Hoops Teams Beat Bluffton
    Fantuzzi named FB assistant coach
  • Warsaw Bowling Teams Season Nearly Complete
    Warsaw Community High School’s bowling team recently completed its season. The boys team won the Wabacanoe Conference champions, and the Lady Tigers were the conference runner-up. Brooklyn Slone was the sectional runner-up in singles, finished sixth at the Crawfordsville Regional and will compete in the South Bend Semistate Saturday. Hunter Jackson also advanced to the regional.
  • MLK Day – A Reminder To Treat Everyone With Respect In High School Sports
    Three days ago, the nation observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the 35th time. This annual remembrance of the civil rights leader and his remarkable efforts in the 1950s and 1960s to combat racism in the United States continues as one of the most significant days on the calendar every year.
  • LCA’s Calizo Named Athlete Of The Week
    After her double-double against Fort Wayne Canterbury, Lakeland Christian Academy senior Tori Calizo is the Times-Union Athlete of the Week for Jan. 13-18.
  • Trojans, Lancers Play Lopsided Bi-County Tourney Games
    It was hard to imagine much topping the lopsided nature of the Triton girls’ 17-4 first-half against LaVille.

    The LaVille boys, though, topped it in the very next game, and in fact stuffed an even more lopsided count into half as much time.
  • Lady Warriors In Control Throughout Victory Over Whitko
    Wawasee defeated Whitko 58-12 Tuesday night, resulting in the largest margin of victory for the Warrior girls basketball team this season.

    Led by sophomore Emily Haines, Wawasee found their shooting touch early. Haines, responsible for a career-high 19 points on the night, helped her teammates end a five-game slide by holding Whitko to just six points per half.
  • Time For Fans To Get Over A Couple Of Things
    We need to have people in our lives who are brutally honest with us. Someone who is not afraid to tell us the truth, knowing full-well that what they tell us will make us mad—at least for a while.

    For some of you, today, that person is me.
  • IHSAA Accepts Baseball Rule Changes; Rejects Others
    Two Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association proposals were approved by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

    Two proposals were rejected.

    One was tabled.

    Several rules and points of emphasis were discussed.
  • Local Sports Recaps For Jan. 21
    Lady Tigers Fall To Class 4A No. 3 Homestead In Tiger Den; Lady Vikings Victorious; LCA Girls Fall In Road Game; Cougars Drop Close Game, and more!
  • IBCA Announces Its Players Of The Week For Jan. 13-18
    The year 2020 is really heating up, and last week provided several statistical outbursts throughout the state, as three of four Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Players of the Week  surpassed 40 points in a game, one winner grabbed more than 20 rebounds in a game, and another winner shot 82% (14-17) from 3-point range. Even some of the other top nominees put up huge numbers, including one player pouring in 51 points in a game.
  • Grace Drops Thriller Vs No. 2 IWU
    Grace men’s basketball team lost a heartbreaker Tuesday night to No. 2 Indiana Wesleyan, falling 87-85.

    This is the second straight NAIA Top-10 team the Lancers lost by two points or less.
  • Manchester’s Clifford Earns 4th Place At State Finals
    Senior Haley Clifford entered Friday night’s competition with one motto on her mind: “Be fast, be tough, and be aggressive.”

    That formula served her well, as she finished in fourth place in the 120 pounds weight class for Manchester in the Indiana High School Girls Wrestling state finals. The victory over her first-round opponent, highlighted by a first period pin, guaranteed her a spot in the winner’s bracket, and subsequently, a top four finish.
  • Whitko AD Mohr Resigns
    At the Whitko Community Schools board meeting Monday night, it was revealed Josh Mohr, Whitko High School athlletic director, has resigned.

    The board approved fo
  • Grace’s Beatty Tabbed As League’s Athlete Of The Week
    Freshman Isaac Beatty was named the Crossroads League Track Athlete of the Week on Monday for Grace’s track and field team.

    Beatty won two events over the weekend at the IWU Invitational. He won the 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:38.35.
  • Pair of records fall at IWU
    Grace’s track and field team continued its indoor season with the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday.

    The Lancers set two school records and had an NAIA “A” qualifier in the indoor meet.
  • Grace’s women’s basketball team notched a crucial road win on Saturday, defeating Mt. Vernon Nazarene 74-72.

    Kyannah Stull paced the offense with 24 points, including four 3-pointers.
  • Cougars escape Top-25 clash with Grace
    Grace’s first game this season as a ranked team was a barnburner.
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 17
    Trio Of Vikings Find Double Figures In TRC Win Over Rochester
  • Late Misplays Hurt Warriors In NLC?Loss
    In a fast-paced game that remained close until the end, the Wawasee Warriors boys basketball team fell to Elkhart Memorial 59-51 in Northern Lakes Conference action Friday night.

    The Warriors got off to a hot start, hitting their first three shots from the field en route to a 6-2 lead. After an Elkhart Memorial flurry from midrange, though, they ended up facing a 16-6 deficit. Wawasee hit the final two baskets of the period, and the score stood at 16-10 heading into the second quarter.
  • Second-Half Surge Lifts Warsaw Over Goshen
    As the temperatures and snow fell outside Friday night, Warsaw’s varsity boys basketball team heated up inside the Tiger Den.

    In a 49-39 Northern Lakes Conference win over the Goshen RedHawks, Warsaw went from shooting 44 percent in the first half to making 59 percent of its attempts in the second half, improving to 9-3 overall and 2-1 in league play.

    To the contrary, the RedHawks shot 44 percent from the field in the first half, but just 31 percent over the final two quarters, as they fell to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in the NLC standings.
  • Wabash Wins Rematch With Manchester In TRC Play
    It was not too long ago, Dec. 28 to be exact, that Manchester and Wabash, two in-county rivals faced off. It was lopsided, with the Apaches rolling past the Squires 80-45 in the Wabash County Tournament.
  • Spring Arbor’s Marandet Named To Bevo Francis Award Watch List
    Warsaw Community High School alum and Spring Arbor University senior Paul Marandet has been named to the Top 100 Watch List for the 2019-20 Bevo Francis Award presented to the top player in Small College Basketball, awarded by The honor is awarded to a deserving player whose university is affiliated within NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA Division I, NAIA Division II, USCAA and NCCAA.
  • IHSAA’s Bobby Cox Announces Retirement
    Bobby Cox, Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. since 2011, announced to the IHSAA Executive Committee his intention to retire effective Aug. 1.. Cox’s announcement came Thursday morning as part of the group’s January meeting.
  • Educational Emphasis Continues In High School Sports
    Sometimes, numbers or statistics in sports can be misleading or perhaps even meaningless. Often, they simply do not tell the whole story.

    Such was not the case, however, with the massive number of 10,000,000 announced last week by the National Federation of High Schools. As in 10 million online education courses that have been taken by high school coaches, administrators, officials, students, parents, performing arts educators and others since the inception of the NFHS Learning Center in 2007.
  • Local sports Recaps for Jan. 16
    Wawasee Wrestlers Easily Handle St. Joseph Indians; Tigers Trim RedHawks; Squires Sweep Trojans; Wildcats Fall To LPC
  • Sanner, Harrison Lead Lady Tigers To Win
    Teams in all sports know to feed the ball to the player with the hot hand, and Warsaw’s Lady Tigers did just that in their 66-30 win over Elkhart Memorial in the final Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball matchup between the two schools.
  • Lady Lancers Lock Up Spring Arbor In Rout
    An impressive defensive performance led Grace College’s women’s basketball team to an 85-47 victory over Spring Arbor on Wednesday.
  • Lancers Break Into NAIA Poll
    Under the direction of first year head coach Scott Moore, Grace’s men’s basketball team has earned a spot in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.
  • Valley Freshman Leasure Honored
    Tippecanoe Valley freshman Paul Leasure continued his solid season with a pair of double-digit scoring performances and hit a pair of free throws to win a game last week. For those efforts, Leasure is the Times-Union Athlete of the Week for Jan. 6-11.
  • Small college basketball has once again released it’s Bevo Francis Top 100 Watch List, and for the third straight season, Warsaw Community High School alum and Indiana Wesleyan junior Kyle Mangas has earned a spot.
  • Balanced Effort Leads Manchester Past Defiance
    The Manchester University women’s basketball team overcame a slow start and battled past visiting Defiance College on Wednesday night in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena. The Spartans trailed 10-1 four minutes into the game before outscoring the Yellow Jackets 53-30 the rest of the way en route to a 54-40 victory.
  • Local Recaps for Jan 15
    Lady Squires Drop Tight Three Rivers Conference Game At Peru; Recaps from Tuesday
  • Lady Cougars Hold Off Fort Wayne Canterbury
    Lakeland Christian Academy held visiting Fort Wayne Canterbury without a made shot from the floor for more for the first nine minutes of their girls basketball game.

    The Cavaliers trailed by as many as 16 points late in the first half before cutting the lead to five late in the third quarter, making the home team sweat out a 41-28 win Tuesday night.
  • The Refs Got It Right At Valley
    I was not there, but I have seen the video of the last-second foul called on the 3-point shooter in Saturday night’s Tippecanoe Valley-Plymouth boys basketball game.

    I watched it about 50 times — at regular speed and in slow motion.
  • Cold Stretch Dooms Lady Vikings
    After Tippecanoe Valley virtually skunked NorthWood in the second quarter, the Panthers bounced right back to completely skunk the Vikings in the third.
  • Grace To Offer Esports In Fall Of 2020
    Grace College is expanding its athletic programs to include esports. The program will be led in its inaugural season by head coach Andrew Palladino.

    The Lancers are the third Crossroads League school to announce an esports team and join a number of schools in the area fielding a competitive esports squad.
  • Sons Earns First Player Of The Week Recognition
    Trio of tracksters win weekly award honors; Lancers fall to No. 15 Spring Arbor
  • Spartans Sweep HCAC Track & Field Weekly Awards
    Manchester University swept the HCAC Track & Field Athlete of the Week awards on Tuesday afternoon as four Spartans were honored by the league on Tuesday afternoon following their performances at the Sean Brady/Keith Turner Alumni Open this past weekend.
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 14
    Warsaw Gets Conference Wrestling Win Over Minutemen; Warriors fall to Eagles and more
  • Lady Tigers Hold Off Northridge For Conference Win
    Warsaw’s latest girls basketball victory came with comebacks.

    The Tigers climbed out of a 9-0 hole in the first quarter and watched a 20-point lead in the fourth period shrink to four before securing a 62-55 Northern Lakes Conference triumph against Northridge.
  • Lancers Outlast No. 17 USF In OT
    For the second straight game, Grace College’s men’s basketball team went on the road and upset a ranked team.

    Charlie Warner sank the game-deciding free throw with just over a minute left in overtime, securing a 77-76 victory for the Lancers against No. 17 St. Francis.
  • Spartans Get Conference Win At Earlham In OT
    Manchester University didn't get rattled when Earlham built up a digit advantage in the first half, nor when the Quakers answered countless Spartan runs in the second half.
  • Area School Sports Recaps For Jan. 12
    Tippecanoe Valley Comes From Behind To Beat Plymouth; Trojans Cruise To Win; LCA Falls To Tri-Central; Panthers Handle Wawasee; Dragons Down Cougars; N. Miami Bests Manchester; Zebras Defeat Wildcats; Manchester’s Clifford Advances To IHSGW?Finals; Squires Narrowly Win East Noble Invitational; Vikings Win Guerin Catholic Invitational and more ...
  • NorthWood Snaps Wawasee’s 4-Game Win Streak
    Playing its fourth game in seven days, Wawasee had pep in its steps early in a Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball game against NorthWood Friday at the Hardwood Teepee.
  • Tiger Comeback Bid Falls Short
    A game of streaks, beginning with a 10-0 Northridge first quarter run had Warsaw Tigers down 17-5 in first quarter at Northridge High School’s intimate but noisy gym.

    Although the Tigers made three impressive runs in the beginning of the second and third quarters, that early hurdle was hard to clear. The Tigers fell to 8-3 overall an 1-1 in the Northern Lakes Conference in a 59-55 loss to the Northridge Raiders.
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 10
    Vikings Roll Past Northfield In Three Rivers Conference Rout; Squires Balanced In Victory; Falcons Roll Past Triton plus recaps from Thursday.

  • Defensive Effort Helps Northfield Top Lady Vikings
    Northfield imposed its defensive will on host Tippecanoe Valley Thursday in a 54-49 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball at Rita Price Simpson Court.
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 9
    Warrior Wrestlers Defeat NorthWood In Conference Match; Carroll Gymnasts Edge Wawasee In Home Opener, plus results from Tuesday
  • Nash’s Career-High Leads Manchester To Road Win Over Rival Ravens
    The Manchester University women’s basketball team earned a 65-58 road victory at Anderson University on Wednesday January 8. MU has now won three straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference games.
  • Sons Scores 1,000th Point As Grace Upsets No. 9 Bethel
    Grace College’s men’s basketball team continued its hot start to the Crossroads League season with a marquee victory on Wednesday.

    The Lancers (12-5, 4-1 CL) upended No. 9 Bethel 100-95 on the road, remaining in a tie atop the league standings.