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  • Grace duo claim All-American honors
    Fresh off winning their first national championship in program history, Grace’s women’s soccer team picked up numerous All-American awards.
  • Tippecanoe Valley Uses Big Second Half To Hold On Against Triton
    It was all about second half adjustments, Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball coach Chris Kindig told me after his team's 48-40 win over Triton Tuesday night.
  • Carroll’s Pressure Too Much For Warsaw
    A strong pressure defense by the Carroll Chargers girls’ basketball team throughout the game’s first 3½ quarters of Wednesday night’s game allowed the hosts to hold off Warsaw’s run of seven straight points in a 58-52 non-conference win over the Tigers at the Carroll Fieldhouse.
  • Manchester's Bieghler Named HCAC POW
    Helping Manchester to its best start in 15 years, senior women’s basketball guard Miranda Bieghler has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
  • Davidson Repeats As CL, NCCAA Player Of Week
    Frankie Davidson racked up more awards following another strong week for Grace’s men’s basketball team.

    For the second straight week, Davidson was named the NCCAA and Crossroads League Player of the Week. He’s been the league Player of the Week for three consecutive weeks.
  •  Mevis Named To All-SEC First Team
    Former Warsaw Tiger football placekicker and 2020 Warsaw Community High School graduate Harrison Mevis has been selected to the All-SEC first team as a member of the Missouri Tigers, the conference announced Tuesday.
  • Brian Kelly’s Exit Fitting, Telling
    Brian Kelly left Notre Dame.

    Last Monday night, the rumors of Kelly’s departure began to pop up like spam emails on a personal computer.

    Destination: LSU.
  • Triton’s Offense Explodes In Win Over Lakeland Christian
    It was a “blink and you miss it” type of night at the Trench Tuesday night, as both the Triton and Lakeland Christian boys basketball teams treated fans to a high scoring affair. Neither team wasted much time setting up its offense, but both made the most of its opportunities, scoring points in droves. In the end, it was Triton who would emerge from the non-conference shootout with a 79-60 victory. The Trojans improve to 3-1 this winter, while the Cougars fall to 3-2.
  • Miranda Bieghler Named HCAC Basketball Player Of The Week
    Helping Manchester to its best start in 15 years, senior women’s basketball guard Miranda Bieghler has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday December 6.
  • Grace To Host Champions Of Character Classic On Dec. 18
    The fifth annual boys' basketball Champions of Character Classic is coming to Grace College on Dec. 18.

    Twelve elite high school teams will converge at the six-game classic, held at Grace's Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.
  • Wawasee Finishes Strong To Defeat Manchester
    Wawasee took the momentum away from visiting Manchester and earned a 52-45 non-conference boys basketball victory Friday, Dec. 3 at the Hardwood Teepee.
  • Loyer, No. 5 Spartans Too Much For Tigers
    Indiana’s Mr. Basketball won’t be named until April, but the Warsaw Tigers got an up-close look at a legitimate candidate for the prestigious award Friday night.

    Six-foot-4 senior guard Fletcher Loyer of Homestead was as good as advertised, leading the Class 4A No. 5 Spartans to a 62-40 win over the host Tigers.
  • Triton Not ‘Terrible’ In Lopsided Loss
    Triton lost a basketball game by 26 points Friday night — its most lopsided defeat since February 2019 — “and honestly, I don’t think we played terrible,” coach Jason Groves said afterwards.
  • The Whitko Wildcats boys’ basketball team encountered shooting and ball-movement woes against the visiting Bellmont Braves’ 1-3-1 zone trap defense in a 56-30 home loss to their guests from Adams County. The Braves’ 5’8” senior guard Isaiah Wellman scored 24 points including a 13-point steak in the second quarter to make matters worse for the Wildcats.
  • ‘So It Goes’ In The College Football Universe
    Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, “Slaughterhouse Five,” included aliens from Tralfamodor, a fictional planet, who referred to death with the salvo, “so it goes.”

    College football isn’t dead. However, it’s an evolving business, but still not as nimble as the NFL. Recent events remind me college football is a huge entertainment business, nonetheless.
  • Grace Tops Trolls To Reach NCCAA Finals
    Grace’s Comeback Falls Short In NCCAA Semifinals
  • Tiger Wrestling Beats Goshen For First NLC Win
    The Warsaw Tigers wrestling squad held on to their 34-32 lead over the visiting Goshen RedHawks heading into the final match, the 285-pound weight class, in last night’s Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) meet in the Tiger Den.
  • Lady Tigers’ Aggressive ‘D’ Flusters Panthers in NLC Opener
    The Warsaw Tigers girls’ basketball team hosted their Northern Lakes Conference opener against a NorthWood Panther squad who came in with only win, and an average of 29 turnovers per game.
  • Northridge
Shows Us
All How
It’s Done
    The Northridge football taught us all something over the last month-and-a-half.

    I know, Middlebury is way north of this newspaper’s circulation area. But the lesson they have to offer is too good for geographic boundaries to get in the way.
  • Lancers Win NCCAA Opener
    Grace’s men’s soccer team took care of business in its opening game at the 2021 NCCAA National Championships.
  • Warsaw Heading Into Second Year Of Moore Era
    Matt Moore established his way of doing things in his first season as head coach of boys basketball at Warsaw Community High School.

    In going 15-8 overall and 6-1 in the Northern Lakes Conference (tying Mishawaka for the conference crown) in 2020-21, the Tigers got off to a 7-7 start and put together an eight-game win streak before a narrow loss to Elkhart in the IHSAA Class 4A Elkhart Sectional.
  • Capital Uses Fast Start To Blow Past Spartans
    The Manchester University men’s basketball team suffered a 95-59 setback in non-conference play against the Capital University Comets on Sunday.
  • Davidson Honored As NCCAA, CL Player Of Week
    Following a remarkable performance for Grace’s men’s basketball team, Frankie Davidson was named the NCCAA and Crossroads League Player of the Week on Monday.
  • Simfukwe Surges, Tiger Defense Clip Eagles’ Wings 62-54
    Judah Simfukwe scored 17 points in the final nine minutes of Warsaw’s season-opening 62-54 victory over the Columbia City Eagles Saturday night. Simfukwe’s surge included eight straight points eliminating the Tigers’ 43-40 late third quarter deficit to move atop the Eagles 48-43 with 5:50 left in the contest. The Tigers never trailed again in a game with four lead changes and eight ties.
  • Late Surge Sends Spartans Over Bucs 75-69
    A big 4th quarter by Manchester University helped propel the Spartans past the Beloit College Buccaneers 75-69 on Saturday afternoon.
  • Good Luck Raiders, But…
    It’s easy to experience sports overstimulation during Thanksgiving weekend. There is so much going on luring me to the television or into a gymnasium, yet I still have some office work to, and some cleaning and preparation for decorating the house for Christmas.
  • Trojans Ready To Get Season Started
    The Triton Trojans are chomping to get their boys high school basketball season started. There’s no blaming them on at least a couple counts.
  • Henson, Squires Begin Hoops Campaign With Open Canvas
    The 2021-2022 edition of the Manchester boys’ basketball quad is like an open canvas. Head coach Eli Henson’s squad has a completely different cast of characters who will make their imprint in the second year of Henson’s coaching tenure.
  • Valley Separates In 3rd Quarter, Beats Maconaquah
    For almost three quarters, the Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings and the Maconaquah Lady Braves were locked in to a close, hard fought battle in their Three Rivers conference opener. But a strong third quarter push from junior Kaydence Mellott gave Valley the separation it needed to finish the game with a 61-46 victory. The Lady Vikings are now 2-4 this winter, 1-0 in the TRC.
  • Wawasee Drops Close Season Opener
    A game that came down to the final possession saw Fairfield edge visiting Wawasee 44-42 Tuesday, Nov. 23 in season-opening non-conference boys basketball.
  • Lady Kingsmen ‘Dent’ Warsaw In Tiger Den
    Warsaw Tigers girls’ basketball head coach Lenny Krebs is chock-full of appropriate analogies whether he and his Tigers win or lose. Krebs compared Warsaw’s 37-26 loss to the Penn Kingsmen to a dent, and furthermore noted there’s a takeaway when a team experiences a dent.
  • Grace Soccer Seeded Fourth At NCCAA Nationals
    Grace’s men’s soccer team grabbed the No. 4 seed in next week’s 2021 NCCAA National Championships.
  • Smith’s Game-Winning 3 Sends Spartans Over Oberlin
    The Manchester University men’s basketball team found itself on the winning end of yet another dramatic finish on Saturday afternoon.
  • Lancers Soccer Wins NCCAA Regional Championship
    Grace’s men’s soccer team locked up its spot in the 2021 NCCAA National Championship on Saturday.
  • Lady Trojans Roll Away From Wawasee In 4th Quarter For Win
    Trailing by one entering the fourth quarter, visiting Triton outscored Wawasee 14-5 to earn a 45-37 non-conference girls basketball win at the Hardwood Tepee Saturday night.
  • Lady Tigers Fall To Top-Ranked Crown Point
    Held below 20 points for the first time in program history, Warsaw’s varsity girls basketball teams suffered its first loss of the season Saturday.
  • LCA Pitches A Shutout Through 3 Quarters, Wins 47-3
    The Lakeland Christian Cougars girls basketball team didn’t have to wait the usual 32 minutes it takes to decide a winner in their contest with the Cougars of Community Baptist Friday night. One look at the scoreboard halfway through the first quarter of this one would tell you all you needed to know as Lakeland Christian used a dominating performance to beat the visitors from South Bend 47-3. LCA improves to 2-1 this season.
  • Grace Women’s?Soccer Earns Top Seed At NCCAA Nationals
    Grace’s women’s soccer team has clinched its spot in the 2021 NCCAA National Championships.
  • Wawasee Drops NLC Opener At Concord
    It was a conference opener and the atmosphere was electric.

    "It was a tough environment to play in, but it's Indiana high school basketball, " said Wawasee coach Matt Carpenter after his Warriors lost  47-41 in a back-and-forth Northern Lakes Conference girls basketball contest at McCuen Gym. "Our girls look forward to that challenge."
  • Witnessing Weight Room Transformation
    A safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving to each of you.

    There’s much merit in taking weight training very seriously in and out of season. Luke Anderson and Aiden Binkerd are two individuals who come to mind almost immediately when I think about it.
  • Lady Lancers Earn Plethora Of All-League Awards
    Five members of Grace’s volleyball team were honored in the postseason All-Crossroads League awards.

    Gina Novotny, Anna Frey, Cassadi Colbert, Jenna Mueller and Alisha Leffring all picked up recognition for their outstanding seasons for the Lady Lancers.
  • The Thrill Of The Hunt
    I was driving to my game last Friday, and it was snowing really hard.

    I felt like I was moving in a snowy globe.

    It made me sad (I am not a big fan of snow).
  • Warsaw’s Kacilyn Krebs Signs With UIndy
    Warsaw Lady Tiger Kacilyn Krebs has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Indianapolis and play for the Greyhounds women’s basketball team.
  • Ten Spartans Earn All-Conference Honors
    The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its all-conference awards and major award winners on Thursday November 18.

    10 Spartans were honored on this year’s award listings. Senior Andrew Kibler (Cape Coral, Fla.) highlighted the all-conference honors for Manchester, earning First-Team All-HCAC recognition as a kicker.
  • Warsaw Gets Big Win, Big Games From Sanner & Krebs
    The Warsaw Lady Tigers basketball team did what it does best Wednesday night: play smothering defense. Warsaw allowed just one made field goal in each of the first two quarters en route to a 55-29 non-conference victory over Wabash to improve to 4-0 on the year.
  • Mills Steps Down As Tiger Boys XC 
Coach
    Warsaw’s run to the IHSAA Boys State Cross Country meet in 2021 was the last for head coach Jim Mills.  He has announced that he is retiring from coaching.
  • Tippecanoe Valley Defeats Logansport; Wawasee Picks Up Win Over Lakeland; Manchester Falls To Adams Central; Whitko Falls To Peru
  • Lancers’ Win Streak At Seven After OT Thriller
    Grace College’s men’s basketball team won its seventh straight game to open the season after beating Judson 84-79 Tuesday evening in overtime.
  • Polar Bears Bank in Game-Winner to Slip Past Spartans
    Tuesday’s men’s basketball contest between Manchester University and Ohio Northern inside of Stauffer-Wolfe Arena came down to the wire.
  • Five Lancers earn All-League honors
    Following an impressive regular season, Grace’s men’s soccer team had five players receive All-Crossroads League honors.

  • Grace XC Duo Sweep Weekly Awards
    Following a milestone performance for Grace’s cross country teams, two runners for Grace were named the NCCAA National Runners of the Week.
  • Lakeview Boys Basketball Gets Win Over Tippecanoe Valley
    The Lakeview 8th grade basketball team achieved a victory in their first home game of the season on Monday night versus Tippecanoe Valley. The final score was 33-27.
  • Grace Women's Soccer Headed To NAIA Nationals
    For the fourth straight season, Grace’s women’s soccer team is headed to the NAIA National Championships.
  • Grace College Men, Women Cross Country Take NCCAA Titles
    The historic season for the Grace College’s cross country teams continued at the NCCAA National Championships, with both the men’s and women’s teams bringing home national titles.

    The championships are the first for Grace in cross country, and mark the fifth and sixth NCCAA titles for Lancer athletics in the past three years. Overall, the school has claimed eight national titles.
  • Lancers Remain Perfect With Win Over Golden Bears
    Lancers top Tigers at Hoops for Hope