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  • No. 15 Grace Opens With Dominant Win
    Three players scored in the season opener as Grace’s women’s soccer team handled Rochester College (Mich.) 3-0 on Monday.

    Joana Schimmel, Cassidy Wasson and Hannah Tkacz each found the back of the net for the NAIA No. 15-ranked Lady Lancers (1-0).
  • Manchester Men's Soccer Picked 4th In HCAC Poll
    The Manchester University men's soccer team was picked to finish fourth this season, as announced in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Preseason Poll released on Monday morning.
  • Crossroads League Announces Athletes of the Week
    The Crossroads League Athletes of the Week were announced on Monday, recognizing the top athletes from the week of August 12 through 18. Sports Information Directors from the league nominate student-athletes for the award and vote on each week’s winners.
  • High School Sports Recaps For Aug. 19
    Wawasee Gets Girls Golf Win Over West Noble; Vikings Get Girls Golf Wins Over Pilgrims, Lions; Lady Squire Soccer Drops Opener To Columbia City; Lakers Roll Past Warriors; Trojans Swept In VB Opener
  • Parker, Lakeland Christian Rolls Past Oregon-Davis; Warsaw Win Dual Match With Chesterton; Warriors 2nd, Whitko 6th at Wawasee Invitational; Kissel Medalist At Wabash County Tourney; Wawasee VB Opens Season With Win Over Bremen
  • Warsaw Kickers Open Season With Loss To Carroll
    Warsaw boys soccer coach Frank Courtois doesn't shy away from tough competition.
  • Grace Volleyball Resolved To Build On Team’s Success
    Grace’s volleyball team is a program on the rise.

    Under head coach Katie Van Hofwegen, the Lady Lancers have been consistently strong. In the past two years, Grace has won at least 22 games, finished in the top four of the Crossroads League and qualified for NCCAA Nationals twice in a row.
  • Tippecanoe Valley Graduate Andrews Making Hitters Miss In Midwest League
    Tanner Andrews had delivered plenty of baseballs and plenty of hitters in his first 23 years.

    But he had never put nine pitches past hitters in the same frame.
  • Warsaw Gets Girls Golf Wins Over Triton, Rochester
    Warsaw earned a pair of wins in a non-conference girls golf match Thursday at Sonehenge Golf Club. The Tigers’ score of 184 for the 9-hole match was better than Rochester’s 206 and Triton’s 261.
  • Men’s Soccer: New-Look Lancers Embark On Patrick Era
    Grace College’s men’s soccer team is days away from starting the 2019 season under first-year head coach Arron Patrick.

    Patrick is no stranger to the Crossroads League, however, coaching at Goshen and playing at Bethel. The Grimsby, England, native had high remarks for the Lancers entering the fall season.
  • Manchester’s Champions Together Program Kicks Off
    It began with the IHSAA meetings last year, where athletic director for Manchester Community Schools Eric Screeton learned about the Champions Together Initiative.
  • I was sitting with a group of people a couple of weeks ago, and the subject of our radio station’s summer bus trip to see the Cubs came up.

    I was asked about my strategy of eating on our trips.
  • Whitko Earns 2nd Straight Win On The Links; Squires Fall To Columbia City; Valley Falls To Peru, Northwestern
  • Grace Women’s Soccer Aims To Defend Conference Crown
    A year after making history with their first Crossroads League championship, Grace’s women’s soccer team is gearing up for another title run.
  • Girls Golf Recaps For Aug. 12, Calendar for Aug. 13
    Tigers Win Match At Carroll; Vikings Beat Rain, Pioneer; Whitko Edges North Miami, Triton; Wawasee, Manchester Rained Out
  • Lady Tigers Open Golf Season With Win At Plymouth; Valley 7th
    Sophomore Maria Frazzetta led Warsaw’s girls golf team, shooting an 88, missing a playoff for medalist honors by one shot, and leading the Tigers to the Plymouth Invitational team championship Tuesday at Pretty Lake Golf Club.
  • We’re In The Back-To-School Cookout Line
    There are a lot of things I really look forward to about summer.
  • The Netting And Baseball
    You ever have one of those moments that completely change your mind on something?

    I mean, really makes you do a 180-degree turn on something.

    It happened to me Monday.
  • Valley Needs To Rethink Dedication Date
    Among the first things I was taught when I broke into Kosciusko County news coverage was “if you need to know anything about Mentone, call Rita Price.”
  • Valley Names Gym Floor For Rita Price Simpson
    The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation unveiled a newly refinished gym floor Thursday afternoon honoring local sports broadcaster legend Rita Price Simpson. 

  • NFHS, Butler Announce  Study on Value Of HS Activity Programs
    The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Butler University will work together on a 10-year research study to assess the value of high school sports and other activity programs from the perspective of students’ mothers.
  • NAIA Honors Grace For Academic Success
    For the third year in a row, all of Grace’s teams hit their academic mark.

    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) named every Lancer team as a Scholar-Team.
  • Court Case In Ohio Worth Watching Here
    We don’t talk much about Ohio sports in this column, except to take a fun poke at the Reds and their fans and when the Cubs beat the Indians in the World Series in 2016.

    But something is going on right now with our neighbors to the east that is worth our attention.
  • The Atlantic League: Baseball’s Test Lab
    Even though I’m on the record as being in favor of putting the designated hitter in both the American and National League, I do consider myself a card-carrying baseball traditionalist.

    After writing this column, I may be called on to turn in my card.
  • After Messing Around All Season, Time For The Cubs To Go For It
    We knew at the beginning of the season the National League Central was going to be a hotly-contested race from start to finish. But I don’t think too many experts could have envisioned the way it has played out.
  • Indiana Basketball HOF Elects Officers, Board Members
    The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame has elected new officers and added new members to their Board of Directors effective July 1.
  • Expanded DH Role Coming To HS Baseball
    The role of the designated hitter in high school baseball has been expanded to give coaches an additional option for the 2020 season.
  • Andersen To Join Grace College Women’s Soccer Staff
    Grace’s women’s soccer program is excited to announce David Andersen as its next assistant coach.
  • Equality Not Likely In Women’s Sports
    There are two ways to look at everything in life: how things are, and how they should be.
  • New Warsaw Athletic Director Matt Binkerd
Aims To Turn Warsaw Games Into Events
    Midwestern communities are well known for the passion they have and the support they show for high school athletics.

    The values of teamwork and competition are firmly-grasped concepts, especially in towns like Warsaw. People remember the lessons they were taught and the relationships they forged during their high school years and are eager to continue backing the youth as they continue their own student journeys.
  • Grace's SID Office Wins Top NAIA-SIDA Honor
    Grace’s sports information office was honored at the annual NAIA Sports Information Directors Association Convention with the prestigious Gary Spitler Award for excellence.
  • Anson Reflects On Nearly Two Decades At WCHS, The Future
    As the weeks dwindled down to days, then to hours, before Dave Anson becomes the former athletic director at Warsaw, his thoughts tend to drift to the familiar and unfamiliar.
  • Hepler, Staff Working To Restore Stonehenge To Elite Reputation
    he Kosciusko County  golf community was taken aback in November 2018 when Stonehenge owner Ravi Shah decided to close the club’s doors.
  • Local Golf News
    Grace Golf Outing Set For Aug. 5; Outing For Baker Diabetes Fund; Manning Records Ace
  • Payne Stewart Award Winners Announced
    The 2019 Payne Stewart award was recently awarded to Chase Byron (L) from Warsaw Community High School and Abigail Fishell (L) from Lakeland Christian Academy, both of which will be attending Grace College.
  • Interim No More; Roth To Coach Grace Baseball
    Faria Completes Season Of Pro Soccer In Europe
  • 11U Attack Wins State Title
    The Warsaw 11U Attack baseball team won the United States Specialty Sports Association state championship in Columbus last weekend, finishing with seven wins in as many games to finish on top of a field of 34 teams.
  • Baseball’s Shifting Defenses
    I watch, and listen to, a lot of baseball. I am 51, so the pace of the game doesn’t bother me like it does younger people and I like the strategy of the game.
  • IHSAA Alters FB Sectional Assignments In 6A, 5A
    The IHSAA announced it has reshuffled football sectional assignments for 6A and 5A schools for 2019 and 2020 seasons, with Warsaw the only Times-Union area team affected.
  • Local Athletes Compete At Special Olympics Indiana State Games
    Almost 2,900 athletes participated in the 2019 Indiana Special Olympics Summer Games in Terre Haute. The annual State Games began June 6 and concluded June 8.
  • I admit, I had to do a little research to get some of the details, but as a kid I remember the Kansas City-Omaha Kings. There are a lot of bad reasons why it’s a bad idea for Major League Baseball to permit the Tampa Bay Rays to play a portion of its schedule in Montreal.
  • Mangas Named Crossroads League Male Student-Athlete Of The Year
    The Crossroads League tabbed Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball standout and former Warsaw Tiger Kyle Mangas as its 2018-2019 Male Student-Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, after the sophomore guard played to NAIA First-Team All-American honors for the second time in as many collegiate seasons.
  • Local Sports Briefs for June 18
    Five Lancers Earn Scholar-Athlete Status; Everett Leaves Squire Hoops Post For Valley Asst. Principal Job
  • Tradition Vs. Progress
    If you know me at all, you know that I am a very sentimental guy who appreciates the past and the traditions that are born from it.
  • It’s not like Gary Woodland is the first person to get a taste of the big time from my hometown of Topeka, Kan.

    Well, depending on how one defines “big time.”
  • Squires’ Hamby, Warsaw’s Patton Invited To Participate In Underclass Basketball Showcase
    Manchester junior-to-be Weston Hamby and Warsaw senior Kaylee Patton are among the athletes invited to the IBCA/IHSAA Boys Underclass Basketball Showcase at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. The boys event is Saturday and the girls showcase will be July 15.
  • Whitko Friends Duggins, Snep Get One Last Game As Teammates
    Emalee Duggins and Ellie Snep have been more or less inseperable for a decade now, more than half their lives to this point. They were teammates for Whitko’s girls basketball and softball teams, and saw their softball careers end in a 13-inning loss at Oak Hill in a sectional championship game.
  • On June 22, longtime Kosciusko bowlers Marsha Miller and Donna Dennie will be inducted into the Indiana Bowling Hall of Fame by the Indiana State US Bowling Congress.
  • Tiger Boys Golf Team Finishes 14th In State Finals
    The Warsaw Tigers boys golf team finished 14th at the IHSAA Golf State Tournament after shooting a 343 in the second round Wednesday at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel. The Tigers two-day total was 671.
  • Warsaw 12th After 1st Day Of Golf State Finals
    After one day of action, the Warsaw boys golf team sits in twelfth place in the IHSAA State Finals at Prairie View Golf Course. The five Tigers scored a 328, finishing the day at 40 over par.
  • Binkerd Tabbed As Warsaw’s New AD
    Warsaw Community Schools announced the recommendation of Matt Binkerd to fill the athletic director vacancy at Warsaw Community High School Tuesday. Binkerd’s recommendation into the role follows the recent announcement by current AD Dave Anson that he would be stepping down from his position to pursue relocation to the Florida area with his family.
  • Three Area Girls Named To Hoops All-Star Rosters
    Two Warsaw Lady Tigers and a Lady Warrior from Wawasee will play in the Indiana Class All-Star Classic this weekend in Anderson.
  • Local Team Wins Indiana Challenge Cup
    The Warsaw Wave U14 Inferno girls soccer team won the Indiana Challenge Cup at Grand Park in Westfield June 2.
  • Tigers 3rd At Regional, Advance To First Golf State Finals Since 2013
    Among the annual goals for the Warsaw boys golf team is to win sectional and show up at the regional with a shot at advancing to state.

    While the Tigers finished third at sectional, it was good enough to advance to Thursday’s regional at Swan Lake Golf Club. So the Tigers took their shot and duplicated their third place finish to advance to the state finals next week.
  • Northern Lakes Conference Announces Several Awards
    Tiger Boys Hoops Assistant Coach Arrested

  • Wildcats Softball Players Honored
    Three Whitko softball players were named to the 1A-2A All-State team by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Saturday.
  • Wawasee’s Griner Finishes 4th At IHSAA State Track Meet
    Wawasee senior Luke Griner finished fourth in the 800 at the IHSAA State Track and Field meets held Friday and Saturday at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex, on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington.
  • Tigers Edge Trojans For Last Spot At Boys Golf Sectional
    The postseason heightens drama, and the Warsaw boys golf sectional Friday at Rozella Ford didn’t lack for either the thrill of victory, or at least survival, or the agony of defeat.

    The host Tigers finished third in the sectional, grabbing the last team spot for Thursday’s Plymouth Regional. They edged Triton by two shots for the last spot.
  • Anderson To Continue Softball And Studies At Goshen
    Warsaw softball standout Katie Anderson (front row, center) has selected to continue her athletic career and academic studies at Goshen College in the fall.
  • Spring Sports Season Is Short
    If you have read my columns before, you know I have a soft spot in my heart for coaches of spring sports. I think they have one of the hardest jobs around for a lot of reasons.
  • Trojans Golf Wraps Regular Season With Win At Noble Hawk
    Triton’s Cole McKinney was the medalist, winning a playoff after shooting a 79, leading Triton to the team title in the Leo Invitational Tuesday at Noble Hawk Golf Club. It was the regular-season finale for Triton.
  • Kruschwitz Brothers Honored
    Manchester Squire boys golf team members and brothers Harley and Owen Kruschwitz are this week’s Times-Union Co-Athletes of the Week for the week ending May 26.
  • Boys IHSAA State Meet Qualifiers
  • Girls IHSAA State Meet Qualifiers
  • Baseball Sectional, Boys Golf Recaps From Saturday
    Angola’s Walkoff Ends Wawasee’s Season; Panthers Down Vikings; Whitko Falls to Squires; GOLF: Triton Invitational; Manchester 2nd At Wabash; Tigers 8th At Lafayette Jeff