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  • Concord Rolls Past Warsaw Tennis
    It didn’t take long to see that, collectively, Warsaw probably was not going to derail Concord’s pursuit of perfection, although individually, senior Quinn Martin looked for a while like he might mess up Nathan Schraw’s.
  • Local sports recaps for Sept. 21
    Manchester Gets TRC?Girls Soccer Win Over Rochester; Unified Football sectional bracket, and more!
  • Warsaw, Valley, Wawasee’s Cripe Advance To Golf Regional
    NorthWood dominated Saturday’s high school girls golf sectional at Stonehenge in a big way.

    In the survive and advance world of the postseason, however, the Warsaw Lady Tigers, Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings and Wawasee’s Taylor Cripe had reason to smile.
  • Tigers Roll Past No. 11 Raiders
    Facing an opponent that hadn’t allowed a point all season, Warsaw reversed that with a bang, scoring on nearly every meaningful possession.

    With the Tigers churning for 268 ground yards and 349 overall, they knocked off Class 4A No. 11-ranked Northridge 27-14 in high school football Friday night at the Raiders’ spiffy, new Interra Field.
  • Previews of all six high school football games in the Times-Union readership area.
  • Recaps for Sept. 15
    Lakeland Christian Boys, Culver Community Play To Draw; Triton VB Postponed and more!
  • Vikings Win Unified Football Battle Over Warsaw
    Unified flag football launched its third season as a sanctioned IHSAA varsity sport Monday night at Fisher Field. Two of the state’s 25 charter teams from 2018 engaged in a high-scoring contest resulting in a 44-34 win for the Tippecanoe Valley Vikings over the host Warsaw Tigers.

    Unified flag football partners students with and without special needs for a blend of competition, fellowship, and fun. Tiger head coach Fred Parrett, a Warsaw fireman, talked about what he hopes the kids will gain from the experience.

    Parrett said, “We want the athletes to just come out and have fun, and let these childr
  • Warsaw Golfers Solidify 3rd Place Finish; Warriors 6th
    There was no change among the top two girls golf teams in the Northern Lakes Conference.

    The Warsaw Lady Tigers, on the other hand, were able to break a three-way tie in the regular season standings and solidify a third-place overall finish with their effort in Saturday’s eight-team conference tournament at South Shore Golf Club.
  • Tigers Win NLC Shootout Over Mishawaka
    Mishawaka Cavemen head coach Keith Kinder had a clock management challenge.

    The Warsaw Tiger offense, leading 33-32 with 4:12 left in the final quarter, had already scored touchdowns on five previous possessions. They were pushing for their sixth score at the guest’s 10-yard line when Kinder used all three available timeouts on consecutive Warsaw rushing plays to assure the visitors had enough time to tie the game if Warsaw did indeed score again.
  • Grimm, Tigers
Shut Out Minutemen
    Warsaw’s Audrey Grimm continued to be grim news for the rest of the Northern Lakes Conference on Thursday, and her Tiger teammates were none too shabby, either.
  • Recaps for Sept. 10
    Lakeland Christian Boys Soccer Falls In Clash Of Ranked Squads; Warriors Trim Lakers; Eastbrook Doubles Up Manchester; Valley Splits In TRC Golf; Wawasee Edges Fremont; Raiders Sweep Warriors
  • Warsaw Kickers Get To Work In First Half
    As people everywhere celebrated Labor Day weekend away from their jobs, Warsaw varsity soccer teams went to work Saturday - particularly in the first half.

    Hosting a doubleheader - the girls against Argos and the boys against Fort Wayne Snider - the Lady Tigers and Tigers built sizeable leads in the first 40 minutes and rode it to victory in their respective matches.
  • Tigers Get NLC Win Over Rockies
    The Warsaw Tiger gridders traveled to The Rock Pile in Plymouth where the hosts held Senior Night in their season home opener. A quartet of Tiger seniors, Mason Martz, Colton Wampler (33 carries, 125 yards, 2 touchdowns and 4 extra-point kicks), Aaron Greene (2 TD runs, 51 yards rushing, 26 yards passing), and Caden Silveus (interception and a tackle for loss) had designs of their own Senior Night festivities resulting in a 28-14 win in one of the states oldest football rivalry matches.
  • Local sports recaps for Sept. 3
    Valley Soccer Falls To Maconaquah In Overtime; Warrior VB Falls To Plymouth and more!
  • HS Football Scouting Reports for Week 3
    Warsaw at Plymouth; Northridge at Wawasee; Manchester at Wabash; Peru at Tippecanoe Valley; Whitko at Rochester and Triton at Caston
  • Area Sports Recaps for Sept. 2
    Warriors Earn Split In Conference Girls Golf Match, plus middle school volleyball and a bunch of state stuff from Tuesday.
  • Tigers Fall To Michigan City In Home Opener
    Warsaw Tiger senior quarterback Aaron Green tossed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Zollinger erasing visiting Michigan City’s 14-0 lead with 4:25 left in the first half. The fans at Fisher Field were energized by the comeback.

    However, the visiting Silver Wolves silenced the crowd sixteen seconds later with a 64-yard touchdown run by Kaydarious Jones; a jet sweep to regain a lead it would never relinquish. Warsaw experienced its first loss of the season 41-21 Friday night.
  • High School Football Previews For Friday
    Michigan City (1-0) at Warsaw (1-0); West Noble (0-1) at Wawasee (1-0); Bluffton (1-0 overall) at Manchester (1-0); Peru (1-0 overall, 0-0 TRC) at Whitko (1-0, 0-0); Tippecanoe Valley (0-1 overall, 0-0 TRC) at Northfield (0-1, 0-0)
  • Tiger Boys 1st, Girls 3rd In Paul Sibray Invitational Cross Country Meet
    The beginning of high school cross country season came Tuesday for Warsaw Community High School and other teams.

    While Jacob Kissling and Wini Barnett were again the top WCHS runners, the 2020 Warsaw Tiger Paul Sibray Invitational looked different than the 2019 version in other ways.
  • High School Sports Recaps for Aug. 24
    Wildcats Down Eagles; Whitko Beats Wabash; Squires Compete With N. Miami; Warsaw JV Wins
  • Tigers Win Opener Over Vikings
    The Warsaw Tigers don’t circle certain games beyond the first week. They strive to go 1-0 each Friday night. Huntington North put forth an effort that exploited a special teams miscue, exploited some early tackling weaknesses, and took advantage of opportunities despite a huge disparity in time of possession.

    However, the Tigers offense continued its brutal efficiency from last year, powered by Aaron Greene’s three rushing touchdowns of 22, 70 and 54 yards to defeat their hosts 42-35.
  • Sports Recaps For Aug. 21
    Triton Opens Its Football Season With A 3-Point Win At S. Central; Triton HNAC FB Game At LaVille Cancelled; Whitko Snaps Skid With OT Win Over Prairie Heights; Squires Roll To Opening Win; Late Thursday results.
  • Tigers Look To Follow Up On Historically Successful Run
    The Warsaw Tiger football team established many milestones on offense (rushing in particular) and special teams during the 2019 season. The team made history with its first sectional title further sweetened by beating perennial power Penn 35-18, another first for the program. Motorcades, painted business windows, signs and motivational notes and treats were in order in their post-season journey, until ending the season 9-3 in a 42-28 regional loss to Merrillville.

    However, this year the Tigers collectively are humble, and thankful to be playing high school football amid a global pandemic.
  • Wins In Doubles Play Leads Wawasee To Tennis Win Over Valley; Warrior Girls Golf Defeats West Noble; Viking Girls Golf Beats Bremen, Falls To Pilgrims; Warriors, Lakers Play To A Scoreless Draw; Eagles Blank Squires; Trojans Drop Heartbreaker; Saturday results
  • 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.
  • Indiana Wesleyan’s And Former Warsaw Tiger Mangas Repeats As Crossroads League Male Athlete Of Year
    For the second-straight year, the Crossroads League named Indiana Wesleyan’s, Kyle Mangas, as its Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Mangas is the first repeat winner of the award since it was started in 2011-2012.
  • Tiger Assistant Baumgartner Honored
    Longtime Warsaw Tiger assistant football coach Dave Baumgartner (L) was recently presented with the Tom Kelly Memorial Award by the Indiana Football

    Coaches Association for “his diligent efforts for our association and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.” Baumgartner put together a video history of the hall of fame in Richmond and is currently working on compiling a podcast from every IFCA North vs. South All-Star Game with help from former Tiger football coach Ted Huber.

  • 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.
  • All-NLC Academic Team Announced
    The Class of 2020 Academic All-Northern Lakes Conference team was announced this week. Winners were:
  • 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.
  • Grace Alum Matt Moore To Be New Tiger Boys Hoops Coach
    After an extensive search, Athletic Director Matt Binkerd hired just the third boys basketball head coach at Warsaw Community High School.

    The choice??Forty-year-old Grace College alum Matt Moore.

    The announcement came Saturday and is subject to school board approval, which is expected to come at its next scheduled meeting a week from today, April 27.
  • Tigers Burgh, Hutcherson Make College Choice
    Despite the lack of a senior season, Warsaw baseball players Noah Burgh and Jacob Hutcherson announced Friday they will continue their baseball and academic careers are Purdue North-west and Trinity Christian College, respectively.
  • Tiger Best Teams Of All Time (Part 3)
    This is the last of my series on the great Warsaw teams of all time.

    There are a few more teams that need to be mentioned. Again, these are teams that set themselves apart over the course of time and they are in no particular order.
  • Kilburn Wins Don Dicken Award
    Warsaw senior Grayson Kilburn was named the female recipient of the The Don Dicken Golf Award for the 2019 season on Tuesday. The award recipients are chosen by Warsaw golf coaches and presented to the senior golfers who excel in leadership, academics, citizenship, and team effort.
  • Mangas Is A Natural Hero
    In the later stages of the 2015-16 Warsaw boys basketball season, Warsaw’s quest for perfection was still very much intact as they traveled to Fort Wayne Northrop on a January Saturday night. Jan. 23, to be exact.

    They were trailing in the dying moments of the game, and they passed the ball to Kyle Mangas.
  • Former Tiger Remembers His Roots, In Life And Hoops
    After learning Monday he had won the Bevo Francis Award as the nation’s top small college men’s basketball player, Warsaw native and Indiana Wesleyan junior guard Kyle Mangas took some time to reflect on how he began his journey to the top of the small college basketball world.

    “I started my Warsaw basketball career in second grade, playing on a third-grade level travel team in town with guys like Paul Marandet, guys like Riley Rhoades and Evan Schmidt who I’d go on to play high school ball.
  • Warsaw Native Mangas Wins Bevo Francis Award
    Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball junior Kyle Mangas added to his season accolades, being named the 2020 Clarence “Bevo” Francis Award winner, announced by the Small College Basketball and the National Awards Committee. This award is given to just one player within Small College Basketball per season. This marks the first time in program history a Wildcat has earned the honor.
  • IWU’s Mangas Named Francis Award Finalist
    MARION – Indiana Wesleyan junior and Warsaw Community High School alumni Kyle Mangas was named Saturday as one of 14 finalists for the Bevo Francis Award, given to the best small college basketball player in the nation.
  • 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.
  • Which Tiger Team Is The Best Ever?
    In these days of darkened sports arenas and gyms and empty diamonds and tracks complexes, sports people are scrambling for sports to talk about.

    I feel like I have plenty of subjects for columns, but this one was suggested to me and so I thought I would tackle it.

    Its intent is to answer the age-old question “which team is the greatest team in Warsaw Tiger history?”
  • NLC Develops Plan For Revised Spring Sports Schedules
    The Northern Lakes Conference announced Friday different scheduling and seeding formats for what would be an abbreviated spring sports season.
  • Mangas Is Named NAIA Player Of The Year
    Indiana Wesleyan junior and Warsaw community High School graduate Kyle Mangas made IWU history Thursday, being named the 2020 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.
  • Monday was supposed to be the first official day of IHSAA baseball practice.

    Instead, high schools were closed and practices postponed for weeks because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

    On local college diamonds, NAIA member Grace College had its season canceled and NCAA Division III Manchester University because of COVID-19 concerns is awaiting its next move.
  • Crossroads League Has 9 Men, 8 Women NAIA All-Americans
    The Crossroads League had nine men and eight women named to their respective NAIA basketball All-American teams Thursday, as announced by the NAIA office.

    Indiana Wesleyan’s Kyle Mangas, a Warsaw Comm-unity High School alum, headlined that group, being named the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, as well as a First-Team All-American selection.

    Spring Arbor’s Paul Marandet, another former Warsaw Tiger, joined Mangas in receiving NAIA First-Team All-American recognition.
  • IHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament Cancelled
    IHSAA Hopes To Have Abbreviated Spring Seasons
  • Cavemen Will Add A New Hue, New Rivalries To NLC
    Mishawaka High School will bring a new hue — literally, it’ll be maroon; figuratively, it’ll be much more — when it joins the tradition-rich tapestry that is Northern Lakes Conference sports.

    There will be iconic old venues the Cavemen can share and intriguing new rivalries to explore. There will be a dash more travel, too, but that seems a minor drawback.
  • Locals Earn IBCA Academic Honorable Mention
    Tiger DB, Coach Selected for IFCA?All-Star Game
  • Indiana Wesleyan’s Mangas Named to Francis Final 25 List
    Small College Basketball has updated the Bevo Francis Top 50 Watch List list, narrowing the squad to just 25 of the best small college players. Junior Kyle Mangas, a Warsaw Community High School alumni,  made the cut for the second straight year, becoming the first Wildcat to dawn his name on the list twice.
  • 2 Tigers And A Warrior Tabbed All-NLC
    Trojans Land 2 On All-HNAC Squad
  • 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.
  • Warsaw Falls To Northridge In Title Game
    Warsaw’s Class 4A Sectional 4 final at North Side Gym started out as a tightly matched defensive battle. Wyatt Amiss capped off an 11-3 Tiger run when he nailed a 3 to put the squad ahead of Northridge 12-11 with 6:31 left in the first half.

    The 2019 defending sectional champs matched that burst with an 11-3 streak of their own, holding the lead for good thereafter, and clinching their second straight sectional title with a 60-38 win over the Tigers.
  • The End Of The Road For Warsaw’s Doug Ogle
    Warsaw boys basketball coach Doug Ogle sent me a text message a week ago today.

    This is nothing new. He sends me messages all of the time.

    But this one came before 8 a.m., asking me to meet with him later that afternoon.

    It seemed odd, but I met with him.
  • Local Sports Recaps for March 6
    NorthWood Pulls Away Late To Dash Wawasee’s Title Hopes; Knights Overwhelm LCA; High school track and NELMSC girls basketball results.
  • Tigers Down Penn For Another Overtime Sectional Win
    Luke Adamiec stepped to the free throw line with 1:50 left in overtime during the Class 4A Section 4 semifinal versus facing a 51-50 deficit. The 6-4 junior, who plays above the rim and draws plenty of fouls each game as coming off a 0-for-5 night at the free throw line against Goshen in Wednesday’s first round win.
  • Tiger Alum Hatch Has National Mat Title In His Sights
    Kyle Hatch knows dedication.

    He committed himself to wrestling excellence at Warsaw Community High School and went 168-16, including 134-6 over his last three prep seasons while placing three times at the IHSAA State Finals (eighth at 106 pounds in 2014, seventh at 120 in 2015, third at 152 in 2017).

    Hatch has stepped it up each year at Wabash College, placing eighth at 157 in the NCAA Division III Championships as a freshman in 2018 and sixth at 165 as a sophomore in 2019.
  • Tigers Need Overtime To Eliminate NLC?Foe Goshen In Sectional
    Goshen sophomore guard Drew Hogan put on a three-point and free-throw shooting clinic almost the entire game of the Class 4A Sectional 4 contest in Elkhart’s North Side Gym. The worm turned with 10.5 seconds in regulation play with the score knotted at 53.

    Eighteenth-year Tiger head coach Doug Ogle, who announced his retirement from basketball Monday afternoon, called a time out. Hogan missed the second free throw, leaving the score 53-all, and headed for overtime.

    His reversal of fortune continued with two of Goshen’s four missed free throws in overtime opening the door for the Tigers (12-9) to win 57-56 and advance to the semifinal round.
  • Tiger Boys Hoops Coach Doug Ogle Stepping Down
    Citing the grind of 35 years in the profession, and the desire to spend more time with family, Warsaw head boys basketball coach Doug Ogle told his team before Monday’s practice that he will be stepping away from the program at season’s end.

    The Tigers open postseason play in the Class 4A Elkhart Central Sectional against Goshen at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Chargers Rally Late,
Beat Tigers
    Warsaw traveled to Carroll High School for their final regular season game facing an energetic Senior Night Crowd in their host’s field house. The boys in orange and black played gritty, competitive basketball for the first three quarters trailing one of the Fort Wayne area’s top teams 36-33.