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  • Defense Muscles Tigers To 36-3 Homecoming Win
    The Warsaw Tigers played stout defense to avoid cannibalizing itself with penalties in a 36-3 Homecoming win over visiting Northridge to hand the Raiders its first loss if the season in a Northern Lakes Conference football game Friday night.
  • Squires Offense Struggles In 35-12 Loss To Northfield
    It was a case of too little, too late for the Manchester Squires offense after a 35-12 loss at the hands of Northfield Friday night in Three Rivers Conference football.
  • Shepherd, Valley Too Much For Bluejays
    Tippecanoe Valley’s Braden Shepherd did to Class 1A No. 7 North Judson Friday night what no team had done through the first four games of the season.
  • ‘King Of The Bores’ And Other Things To Ponder
    I’ve heard, in different ways from friends and family, a bore is someone who when asked how they’re doing, they (actually) tell you.

    I’m Chip Davenport, king of the bores.

    I never understood that. If a person doesn’t want to know how I’m doing, they should simply say, “hello” to me. How difficult of a rule is this for all of us to follow?
  • Triton Downs Cavaliers; Wildcats Earn 1st Win Of 2021; Warriors Falls At NorthWood
  • Thursday: Tippecanoe Valley Boys Soccer Defeats Peru; Warsaw Volleyball Takes Down Plymouth; Valley VB Defeats Manchester; Triton VB Extends Win Streak; Whitko VB Falls To Southwood; Warsaw Girls Soccer Drops Game To Penn; Wawasee Girls Soccer Loses to Elkhart Christian; Warsaw Boys Tennis Defeats NorthWood; Wawasee Boys Tennis Defeats Mishawaka; Valley Girls Golf Ties Season-Wins Record

  • Warrior VB Falls To Minutemen Thursday
    Winning in general has not been a problem for Wawasee this high school volleyball season.

    Winning in the rugged Northern Lakes Conference, that’s been a taller task, one the Warriors are still trying to master on a consistent basis.

    Visiting Wawasee lost 3-1 to Concord in an NLC matchup Thursday night at McCuen Gym, dropping to 1-2 in league play to go with what’s still a glistening 12-2 record overall.
  • Grace Edged Out By No. 8 Knights
    Grace’s volleyball team could not deal No. 8 Marian its first defeat of the season.

    The Lady Lancers lost 3-1 to the Knights as Marian improved to 14-0 on the season.
  • Warsaw Boys Soccer Falls To Homestead, Tippecanoe Valley Soccer Defeated By Rochester, Wawasee Boys Soccer Ties Columbia City, Tippecanoe Valley Boys Tennis Loses To Maconaquah, Wawasee Boys Tennis Defeats Warsaw, Whitko Boys Tennis Takes Down Central Noble

  • The Manchester University women’s soccer team fell in non-conference action at Calvin University on Wednesday night. The host Knights took Wednesday’s contest by a final score of 8-0

    The Manchester University volleyball team fell in straight sets to the visiting Trine Thunder in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena on Wednesday night.

  • Gina Novotny etched her name in history on Wednesday night for Grace’s volleyball team.

    Novotny became the program’s all-time leader in digs during Grace’s 3-1 defeat to Huntington at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.

  • Grace College’s women’s soccer team rolled by Rochester 7-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Lady Lancers (5-2) scored two goals in the first half and exploded for five markers in the second half to cruise to the dominant victory.

  • Mishawaka caved under the “Krusch” of the “Big O’s” unrelenting passing skills as Manchester rolled to a 7-0 boys high school soccer victory over the Cavemen Wednesday night at Baker Park.
  • Northridge (4-0, 2-0 Northern Lakes Conference) at Warsaw (3-1, 2-0 NLC), Tippecanoe Valley (4-0 overall, 3-0 TRC) at North Judson (4-0, 3-0), Northfield (2-2, 2-1 TRC) at Manchester (1-2, 1-1), Triton (2-2, 1-1 Hoosier North Athletic Conference) at Culver (1-1, 0-1 HNAC), Wawasee (0-4, 0-2 Northern Lakes Conference) at NorthWood (2-2, 1-1 NLC), North Miami (0-4 overall, 0-3 TRC) at Whitko (0-4, 0-3)
  • Tippecanoe Valley Volleyball Falls to Columbia City; Wawasee Volleyball Defeats Westview; Manchester Volleyball Loses To Bluffton; Tippecanoe Valley Boys Soccer Takes Down Culver Community; Wawasee Boys Soccer Routed By Bremen; Manchester Boys Soccer Falls To Oak Hill; Tippecanoe Valley Boys Tennis Drops Match To Rochester; Wawasee Girls Golf  Defeats Whitko
  • Arguis named NCCAA, CL Defender of the Week
    Conci earns league Defender of the Week
  • 'The Rev' Was One Of A Kind

    I remember, in my early days of broadcasting Lady Tiger Basketball, turning to my colleague Brad Ellis during a commercial break and asking him a very serious question.

    “Hey Brad, who is that guy wiping up the floor?”

  • Burns Hat Trick Nets Tigers Senior Night 3-0 Win

    Teammates, parents, and fans honored eight seniors on the Warsaw Tigers girls’ soccer team in pregame festivities on the  Monday night. Junior Rylee Burns continued the tribute in the evening’s action with a hat trick for Warsaw in their 3-0 non-conference win over the Fort Wayne Northrup Bruins.

  • Valley Shuts Out TRC Rival Manchester
    Tippecanoe Valley High School football coach Steve Moriarty started his post-game comments Friday night by thanking the school’s students and fans of the team for their support.

    Through four games, the Class 3A No. 11 Vikings have certainly given their fans something to cheer about, and last night’s 36-0 win over visiting Three Rivers Conference rival Manchester was no different.
  • Warsaw Thwarts Mishawaka In Defensive Battle
    It was a back and forth contest as Warsaw travelled to take on undefeated Mishawaka Friday night. The close game was decided late, with Warsaw freshman Mason Smithe kicking a late fourth quarter field goal to knock off the 5A No. 4 Cavemen 17-15 in Northern Lakes Conference football Friday night.
  • Triton Turnovers Spell Defeat, 35-7, To Bremen
    As soon as the football slipped out of control for the Triton Trojans, the fate of the 2021 chapter of the Triton Trojans-Bremen Lions Marshall County rivalry game also slipped away in a turnover-plagued 35-7 loss to the Lions Friday night.
  • Chip Shots: The NFL Reminds Us: ‘That’s… Entertainment’
    A New Wave (now kids call it Old Wave of First Wave) band, The Jam, penned and recorded a song in 1980, “That’s Entertainment,” in a laconic and ironic tone. Those of us growing up in those times of recession, and the bleak outlook of large cities and life in general then viewed the hit as a sign of the times.
  • Lancer Men Set Team Time Record in Season Opener
    Lady Lancers Open Season Against Stellar Competition; Grace VB?Completes Comeback Over The Cougars
  • Triton VB Defeats Tippecanoe Valley; Whitko Volleyball Takes Down Manchester; Wawasee Volleyball Wins Against Goshen; Warsaw Boys Soccer Falls To Penn; Valley Boys Soccer Loses To Marion; Wawasee Boys Soccer Defeats Lakeland; Warsaw Boys Tennis Defeats Canterbury; Tippecanoe Valley Tennis Falls To Cass; Wawasee Boys Tennis Drops Match To Northridge; Manchester Boys Tennis Defeats Whitko; Valley Girls Golf Finishes 2nd In 3-Way Match
  • Boys soccer and tennis, girls golf
  • Manchester University Wednesday Recap
     Spartans Drop Heartbreaker to Cougars in Overtime, Manchester Drops Road Match at Albion
  • Grace College Wednesday Recap
    Lady Lancers collect road win, Grace unable to halt MVNU’s win streak
  • Boys soccer, volleyball and tennis
  • Warsaw (2-1, 1-0 Northern Lakes Conference) at Mishawaka (3-0, 1-0 NLC), Manchester (1-1 overall, 1-0 TRC) at Tippecanoe Valley (3-0, 2-0), Bremen (1-2) at Triton (2-1), Whitko (0-3, 0-2 TRC) at Maconaquah (0-1, 0-1), Concord (2-1, 1-0 Northern Lakes Conference) at Wawasee (0-3, 0-1 NLC)

  • Shock's Golden Goal Propels MU to 1-0 Overtime Victory over Huntington
    First-year Lainey Shock scored the golden goal in the 92nd minute to propel the Manchester University women's soccer team to a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory visiting Huntington University on Tuesday evening.

    The Spartans were able to keep the Foresters off of the scoreboard during regulation to force extra time.
  • Grace gives NAIA No. 1 Vikings a scare
    Grace College’s men’s soccer team came up just short of knocking off the No. 1 ranked and defending NAIA national champion Missouri Valley College (MVC) on Monday.

    The Lancers led MVC at halftime, but two second half markers for the Vikings halted the upset bid as Grace lost 2-1.

  • Mother Nature Cries “Enough!”, Tigers Notch 6-0 NLC Win

    The Warsaw girls’ soccer team raced to a 6-0 lead at the completion of the first half of Tuesday’s home soccer match when lightning immediately struck after the match’s 40th minute. Officials and coaches from both teams met briefly, and subsequently decided to call the match with the final score standing 6-0 over the Mishawaka Cavemen.

  • I feel like I need to do a follow up column to last week’s emotional outpouring in the wake of the death of Cameron Fairchild.

    It comes from something that I normally say to parents at graduation parties, knowing that it’s the last time I will see some of them and their children ever again.

  • No. 6 Fire escape upset bid by No. 14 Grace
    Grace’s women’s soccer team nearly completed the upset of No. 6 Southeastern on Saturday.

    In the highly anticipated Top-25 showdown, No. 14 Grace led by two goals in the second half. But the Fire showcased their offensive prowess, coming from behind to win 3-2 at 1st Source Bank Field.

  • Lancers tripped up by No. 17 Pioneers
    OLATHE, Kan. – Grace College’s men’s soccer team went toe to toe with No. 17 MidAmerica Nazarene (MNU) but fell by a final score of 2-0.

    Matteo Conci got his fifth start of the season and made four saves for the Lancers (2-3).

  • Triton Takes Down Caston In Emotional Game

    It was an emotional week for Triton high school. One week after the death of senior lineman Cameron Fairchild, the school tried to return to a bit of normalcy on Saturday, taking on Caston at home. The Trojans put on a dominating performance, winning 35-16.

  • Late Goal By Burns Sparks Lady Tigers
    Warsaw girls soccer coach Jon Hoover couldn’t have described the situation any better.

    “We found a way.”

    That’s how Hoover described junior Rylee Burns’ goal in the 70th minute Saturday at Eugene Snyder Field, a score that lifted the Lady Tigers to a 4-3 win over the host Argos Lady Dragons and allowed them to snap a three-match losing streak.
  • First-Quarter Surge Leads Tigers Past Rockies
    A quick start by the Warsaw Tigers spelled the end Friday night for the Plymouth Rockies.

    In the Northern Lakes Conference opener for both teams, the host Tigers scored on the second play of the game, a 46-yard run by senior speedster Julius Jones, as they raced to a 29-0 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 43-14 victory in the 102nd meeting of the longtime rivals.
  • Whitko Starts Strong, Falters Late Against Rochester
    Not much went right for the Whitko Wildcats in a 35-6 loss to Rochester Friday night. The Wildcats showed fight in the first quarter, but a rough second quarter and half dropped the team’s record to 0-3 in the early season.
  • Shorthanded Warriors Blanked At Northridge
    Wawasee knew it would face a strong Northridge team Friday in the Northern Lakes Conference football opener for both teams on Interra Field at Jane Allen Athletic Complex.
  • A Night In The Press Box; A Plea From Me
    I stumbled into a day off today (Friday) because I forgot my parent company extended the Labor Day weekend to include the Friday preceding it. I read an e-mail from the night shift supervisor discussing his team’s results, and his closing salvo was a wish to enjoy the extended weekend.

    It was like finding my day’s earnings in a pants pocket while sorting the laundry. I thought of a recurring line in Monty Python’s Holy Grail to sum up my feelings, “…and there was much rejoicing.”
  • Following a 7-0 loss to Winamac Tuesday, coach Dan Miller challenged his Lakeland Christian Academy boys soccer team.

    Playing without two starters Thursday evening, the Cougars - in Miller’s words - competed with the Argos Dragons before falling 3-0.
  • The Manchester University cross country teams opened their season with their annual Hokum Karem races on campus.


    The Spartans welcomed competing athletes from Trine, Huntington, St. Francis (Ind.), and St. Mary’s (Ind.)

  • The Manchester University men's soccer team dropped its season opener to Trine on Wednesday afternoon in Spartan Stadium by a final score of 3-1.

    All four goals were netted in the second half.
  • The Manchester University volleyball team opened the 2021 season in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night inside a raucous Stauffer-Wolfe Arena. The Spartans overcame a two-sets-to-one deficit and rallied to defeat visiting Olivet College in five sets.
  • A hard-fought match went Taylor’s way on Wednesday, spoiling the home opener for Grace’s volleyball team.

    All three sets of the 3-0 sweep were tightly contested, including two sets which went to extra points.
  • Family, Friends Remember The Life Of Cameron Fairchild
    The beginning of the school year is usually an exciting time. Kids get to see their friends after summer break, friendships are renewed and the lights shine bright on Friday night football games. It’s a time of year most look forward to, and the memories can last a lifetime.

    But for a large chunk of this community, that excitement has been overshadowed by heartbreak.
  • Mangas Lands First Job in Overseas League
    he business world will have to wait its turn for Kyle Mangas to bring his leadership skills, his intellectual horsepower (evident through his top-flite grade point average), and his impeccable character to the corridors of a fortunate gaining company.

    Mangas will, instead, ply another skill he’s been honing, playing professional basketball in Prague, Czech Republic for USK Praha (the local name and pronunciation for the ancient Central European city).
  • Local High School Previews For Week 3
    Plymouth (0-2, 0-0 Northern Lakes Conf.) at Warsaw 1-1, 0-0 NLC); Wawasee (0-2, 0-0 Northern Lakes) at Northridge (2-0, 0-0 NLC); Tippecanoe Valley (2-0 overall, 1-0 TRC) at Peru (1-1, 1-0); Caston (1-1, 0-1 Hoosier North Athletic) at Triton (1-1, 0-1 HNAC); Rochester (1-1, 0-1 TRC) at Whitko (0-2, 0-1); Winamac (2-0) at Manchester (1-0)
  • Offensive Outburst Lifts Manchester Kickers Over Valley
    As the old saying goes, when it rains it pours.

    Such was the case in Tuesday evening’s Three Rivers Conference boys soccer match between the Manchester Squires and the host Tippecanoe Valley Vikings.
  • Squires Switch FB Opponents Friday
    Manchester High School football was back on the practice field Tuesday for the first time in five days — about an hour or so after learning of an opponent change, too.

    The Squires, after being forced to cancel their game last week against Bluffton under COVID protocols, will now host Class 1A No. 10-ranked Winamac on Friday instead of Wabash.
  • On The Passing Of Former Tiger, Trojan Senior Cam Fairchild
    I had already written my column for this week when my phone started dinging Saturday, and it wouldn’t stop.

    I picked up my phone, I read what it was telling me, and then I put it back down and stared out into the withering heat of Saturday.

    It said: “Triton football player killed in crash Saturday."
  • Friday’s Hoosier North Athletic Conference football game between Caston and host Triton has been moved to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Trojans will still be the home team.
  • Wawasee Falls Twice; Warsaw Splits NLC?Matches; Warrior Boys Soccer Falls; Viking Tennis Edges Cavemen
  • Experience is defined as: practical knowledge, skill or practice derived from direct participation in events or in a particular activity.


    For the 2021-22 Grace men’s golf team, experience will be the key to moving up the ranks in tournament play and producing even more success against the quality competition in the Crossroads League. Seven golfers return for the Lancers, giving Coach Denny Hepler one of his most seasoned squads.
  • LAKELAND, Fla. – For the second straight match, Grace’s men’s soccer team went to overtime with its opponent.

    Unfortunately for Grace, the Lancers (2-2) came up short in extra time again, suffering a 3-2 defeat at Southeastern on Saturday.

  • PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Grace’s women’s soccer team won its second straight match in the early days of the season, routing Point Park 3-0 on Saturday.

    Grace has now won its past two outings by a combined score of 9-0, including a 6-0 win over Saint Mary one week ago.

  • Marian Snaps Warsaw Kickers’ Win Streak
    Riding the high of a four-match win streak, the latest triumph being a 4-1 victory over conference rival Plymouth, the last thing Warsaw boys soccer coach Ryan Burgher wanted to see was a letdown.

    Hosting the undefeated Mishawaka Marian Knights Saturday, the Tigers trailed 2-0 at halftime, evened the score after the intermission, but wound up falling 4-2.
  • Wolves Roll Past Tigers
    Michigan City’s senior quarterback Gio Laurent managed to score three rushing touchdowns Friday night despite being called for six false start penalties. When he wasn’t getting in his own way, he was successfully getting out of the Warsaw Tigers’ way en route to a 35-16 victory at Ames Field.
  • Valley Offense Explodes In Win Over Norse
    The temperature was hot. Tippecanoe Valley’s offense was explosive.

    That was the story Friday night as the Vikings blasted Three Rivers Conference guest Northfield 44-13 in high school football action.
  • Triton Comes Up Short In Overtime Thriller With LaVille
    Regulation wasn’t enough to settle a defensive battle between visiting Triton and LaVille Friday night in a Hoosier North Athletic Conference football matchup.