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  • Sports Briefs
    Manchester Girls Golf Opens At  Homestead Invitational; Rochester Schools, Athletics Closed Until at least Aug. 24
  • Along With The IHSAA, Refs Ready For Fall
    If the Indiana High School Athletic Association can remain full speed ahead amid the COVID-19 pandemic in offering a full menu of high school sports this fall — an intention that it declared on Wednesday — then it appears game officials won’t be getting in the way, at least not around the Warsaw area.

    Jimmy Arnett, first-year president of the St. Joseph Valley Officials Association, and Lou Brown, who presides over the Northern Indiana Officials Association, each say there has been minimal opting out for the coming season among their respective memberships.
  • NFHS Releases Guidance For State Associations To Consider In Re-Opening HS Athletics, Activities
    The National Federation of State High School Associations has released guidance for its 51 member state high school associations to consider in re-opening high school athletics and other activity programs across the nation.

    The guidance document was developed by the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, a 15-member advisory committee composed of medical doctors, certified athletic trainers, high school coaches and officials, research specialists and state high school association executives that regularly develops position statements related to medical aspects of conducting high school athletics.
  • Valley Exploring E-Sports Club For This Fall
    Tippecanoe Valley School High School announced at its Thursday board work session that an E-sports club is in the works for the 2020-21 school year.

    Valley would join the Indiana High School E-Sports League (IHSEN).
  • TVMS Winter Sports Awards Announced
    Tippecanoe Valley Middle School recently presented its winter sports awards via a conference call.

    Winners were as listed below:
  • HS Wrestling Rules Changes Address Weigh-in Procedures, Hair Length
    As the result of a concerted effort to accommodate the growing number of female wrestlers, the 2020-21 high school wrestling rules changes are headlined by significant adjustments to weigh-in protocol and appropriate hair length requirements.

    The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee met April 5-6 and recommended 11 rules changes to take effect next school year. In accordance with current health safety guidelines, the rules meeting was held in an online format. All rules revisions recommended by the Wrestling Rules Committee were approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
  • IHSAA Cancels Spring Sports Season
    After Gov. Eric Holcomb’s order Thursday afternoon for all school building in Indiana remain closed for the remander of the academic year, the IHSAA followed by cancelling the spring sports season for 2020.
  • IHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament Cancelled
    IHSAA Hopes To Have Abbreviated Spring Seasons
  • After Schools Close, IHSAA Opts To Postpone
Boys Hoops Regionals
    After many school corporations in Indiana, including most in the Times-Union coverage area, the IHSAA and its commissioner, Bobby Cox, announced the boys basketball regionals scheduled for today have been postponed.
  • Droughts Early And Late Put An End To Valley’s Season
    In a game that was tight through three quarters, the Tippecanoe Valley boys basketball team lost their Class 3A Sectional 21 matchup against Lakeland 54-33 Tuesday night at NorthWood High School.

    The teams were tied at the half and the Vikings were down only six after the third, but a scoreless fourth quarter ended Valley’s chances of repeating as sectional champions.
  • Wawasee Rolls To Pre-Sectional Win Over Valley
    In a possible sectional preview, Wawasee got off to an early 12-point lead at the end of the first quarter Friday night and never looked back, defeating Tippecanoe Valley 56-36 in the boys basketball regular-season finale for both teams at the Hardwood Teepee.

    The host Warriors would go on to outscore their guests in each quarter, with both benches clearing as time ran down.

    Keaton Dukes paced Wawasee with 17 points and eight rebounds. Ethan Hardy pitched in with 14 points and seven boards, with Austin Miller adding 13 points to the winning effort.
  • Valley Comes From Behind For OT Win Over Trojans
    Despite trailing for the first three quarter of the game, the Tippecanoe Valley boys basketball team defeated Triton 51-48 in overtime in non-conference action Friday night.

    The comeback victory was spearheaded by freshman Paul Leasure, who scored 28 points on 10-13 shooting, including 4-5 from three-point range.

    The first quarter was a tight defensive battle, with Triton up 9-6 at the end of the quarter.
  • Locals Make All-TRC?Girls Basketball Team
    Two Tippecanoe Valley Vikings and one Manchester Squire were named to the All-Three Rivers Conference girls basketball team earlier this week.

    Valley senior Jillian Walls and junior Sidney Wagner were named to the team, along with Manchester junior Emma Garriott. Honorable mention went to Valley’s Emma Craig, Manchester’s Mackenzie Day and Whitko’s Elizabeth Miller.
  • Local Sports Recaps For Feb. 21
    Slow Start Dooms Wawasee In Loss At East Noble; LCA Concludes Regular Season With Home Loss To O-D; Braves Trim Squires plus recaps from Thursday in gymnastics and middle school sports
  • Panthers Roll Over Tippecanoe Valley In Non-Conference Tilt
    After being tied at 16 at the intermission, visiting NorthWood outscored Tippecanoe Valley 27-7 in the third quarter en route to a 61-40 win in a non-conference boys basketball game Tuesday night.
  • Stuckman, Stroud Lead Wrestling State Qualifiers
    Four area wrestlers earned a place in the 2020 IHSAA State Finals with their semistate performances Saturday.

    At East Chicago, Wawasee senior Garrett Stuckman (16-0) went 4-0 with a pin in the finals.
  • Tippecanoe Valley Takes TRC Win Over North Miami
    With Three Rivers Conference play winding down for the Tippecanoe Valley boys basketball team, they looked to end that slate on a high note. While it may have been a disappointing season in the TRC for the Vikings, things were also lackluster for the visiting North Miami Warriors — who have dealt with a coaching change recently.
  • Beginning next season, changes to the conditions and procedure for restarting play with a dropped ball will take effect in high school soccer.
  • Area High School Results for Feb. 8
    Wildcats Win Overtime Non-Conference Thriller Over Lakewood Park; Cougars Get 4th Win; Trojans Fall In OT; Braves Hold Off Vikings; local girls swimming sectional results
  • Five Area Grapplers Earn Regional Championships
    Wawasee tied for third place, Warsaw came in sixth, Tippecanoe Valley. eighth and Triton tied for 12th Saturday at the Penn Regional wrestling tournament.
  • Valley Comes Up Just Short Against NorthWood
    In a tough matchup in 3A sectional number 20, the Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball team fell to No. 7  NorthWood Tuesday night 48-39 despite a 17-point effort by standout junior Sidney Wagner.
  • Wawasee, Warsaw, Valley, Manchester Produce Sectional Champs
    Senior Garrett Stuckman (152 pounds), freshman Gavin Malone (138), junior Jace Alexander (126), sophomore Dylan Tom (120) and freshman Logan Stuckman (106) all took individual titles and Wawasee wrestlers won the Plymouth Sectional team championship Saturday.
  • Area Sports Recaps For Feb. 1
    Tippecanoe Valley Gets Non-Conference Road Victory Over Winamac; Wildcats Roll At Home; Warriors Sink Lakers; Squires Fall To Concordia; Trojans Fall in Overtime; Lady Cougars Win Big; NLC Boys Swim Meet - Local Results
  • Manchester Needs 2 OTs To Beat Tippecanoe Valley
    Going into Friday night’s game on Rita Price-Simpson Court at Tippecanoe Valley, the hosts have won four of their last five games. However, their opponent has had their number for some time.
  • Lady Vikings Win At Manchester’s Senior Night
    Tippecanoe Valley played the ‘spoiler’ role Thursday evening, as Sydney Wagner dropped 21 points to defeat the Manchester Squires 62-32 in the Three Rivers Conference girls basketball finale for both teams.
  • Local Sports Recaps For Jan. 28
    Yates, Heckaman Lead Trojans To Win Over Elk. Christian; Wawasee Blows By Bruins; Wagner, Lady Vikings Roll Past Wawasee; Lady Squires Get Road Win; LCA Falls To Dragons

  • Lady Vikings Win TRC Matchup Over Southwood
    After a crushing loss on Thursday to Rochester, the Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings basketball team looked to rebound and return to their winning ways. Facing a Southwood team that is coming in with a three-game win streak, it did not look like it was going to be easy.

    At first, it was not.
  • 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.

  • 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!
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 17
    Trio Of Vikings Find Double Figures In TRC Win Over Rochester
  • Local sports Recaps for Jan. 16
    Wawasee Wrestlers Easily Handle St. Joseph Indians; Tigers Trim RedHawks; Squires Sweep Trojans; Wildcats Fall To LPC
  • 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.
  • Local Recaps for Jan 15
    Lady Squires Drop Tight Three Rivers Conference Game At Peru; Recaps from Tuesday
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Mevis, 6 Vikings Among AP Football Honorees
    Warsaw Community High School graduate and University of Missouri kicker Harrison Mevis was named to the Associated Press Indiana Class 6A All-State football team Friday.

    Tippecanoe Valley's Wes Melanson, Jace Potter, Johnny Gonsalez, Jaden Conley and Jaden Potter were Honorable Mention on the Class 3A team.

    The complete list of honorees appears on page 3B
  • Local Sports Recaps from Jan. 4
    Wawasee Splits Pair Of Games In Brebeuf Classic; Vikings Split At Concord Tourney; Cougars Fall In Title Game; LCA Boys Take 5th In Classic;

    Warriors 4-0, Squires 3-1 In IHSWCA Tournamant
  • In the first of three games on the road, the Tippecanoe Valley boys basketball team started off the New Year with a test against Columbia City.

    For the Vikings’ last ever meeting with the Eagles at Donald S. Weeks Gymnasium, it was one to be forgotten about.
  • Whitko Hangs On To Beat Tippecanoe Valley In TRC Hoops
    With both the Tippecanoe Valley and Whitko boys basketball teams enduring a losing streak, Friday night’s game at was going to be pivotal for both going into the new year.

    Being down by as much as 20, Tippecanoe Valley got to within four points with one minute left in the game, but it would not be enough as Whitko emerged victorious 53-48 in Three Rivers Conference action.
  • Lady Vikings Extend Streak, Roll Past Wildcats
    The Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings basketball team entered Friday night’s contest with a five-game win streak, and looked to extend it against Whitko.

    Valley did just that.

  • Area School Sports Recaps For Dec. 20
    Triton Never Seriously Challenged In Victory At Winamac
  • Lights On In Memory Of Jeff Shriver
    In memory of longtime Tippecanoe Valley teacher and football coach Jeff Shriver, the lights at Smith-Bibler Field will be on from 5 p.m. Sunday until after the funeral Monday
  • Dry Spell Costly In Valley’s TRC Loss To Peru
    It wasn’t so much the start, nor the finish that hurt Tippecanoe Valley in its Three Rivers Conference boys basketball game with visiting Peru Tuesday night.

    Viking coach Chad Patrick cited a stretch at the end of the second quarter into the early stages of the third period as the turning point in Valley’s 58-48 loss to the Tigers.
  • Triton Lady Trojans Come From Behind, Hold Off Caston, plus girls and boys basketball, swimming, wrestling.
  • High School Sports Recaps For Dec. 13
    Lady Vikings Roll To Three Rivers Conference Win At N. Miami; RedHawks Double Up Wawasee In NLC Contest; Big 4th Quarter Propels Pioneer Past Triton; Cougars Drop Home Game
  • Manchester Wrestling Edges Valley In TRC Match
    In Thursday’s Three Rivers Conference wrestling match, it was the thrill of victory for visiting Manchester and the agony of an extremely narrow defeat for Tippecanoe Valley.
  • High School Sports Recaps For Dec. 7
    Warrior Boys Basketball Earns Victory At West Noble; Cougars Down Marines; Wildcats Fall At Bellmont; LCA Girls Hoops Roll; Lady Vikings Cruise; Lady Squires Fall; Valley 3rd At  Maconaquah Invite; Squires Go 3-2 In Wabash County Meet, Warsaw Swimming invitational results
  • High School Sports Recaps For Dec. 6
    Squires Rally Late For Win At Wawasee’s Hardwood TeePee; LCA Wins In Double OT; Lady Cougars Fall; Vikings Fall On The Road; Panthers Roll Past Trojans, Thursday night results
  • High School Sports Recaps For Nov. 30
    Tippecanoe Valley Splits In Thanksgiving Classic
  • After Court Dedication, Warsaw Rolls Past Vikes In Season Opener
    For two quarters of Wednesday night’s high school boys basketball season opener, the Warsaw Tigers and Tippecanoe Valley Vikings were even on the scoreboard.

    The other two quarters … not so much, as the Tigers dominated the middle quarters en route to a 61-37 win on a night Valley officially dedicated its court in honor of longtime broadcaster and popular community figure Rita Price Simpson.