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  • Wawasee’s Leedy To Play Golf At Rose-Hulman
    Wawasee graduate Zach Leedy (front row, center) signed a letter-of-intent Wednesday to continue his academic and golf careers at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, where he will major in mechanical engineering. Leedy is flanked by his parents, Candy (L) and Mike Leedy. On the back row is Wawasee Athletic Director Cory Schutz and Warrior head golf coach Steve Coverstone.
  • 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:
  • Wawasee Winter Sports Award Winners Announced
    Wawasee recently issued its winter sports awards, highlighting its six varsity sports as well as cheerleading.

    Wawasee’s winter season had girls swimming qualify for four events at the IHSAA State Finals and two of its wrestlers make the IHSAA State Finals along with the team achieving its third consecutive sectional championship. Additionally, one gymnast was used as a baseline scorer at the IHSAA Gymnastics State Finals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Warriors Advance To Title Game; Down Lakers
    Wawasee boys basketball, led by hot-shooting senior Austin Miller, took an early lead and never looked back, as they defeated Lakeland 56-45 in the Class 3A NorthWood boys basketball sectional Friday night.

    After a timeout early in the third quarter where the Warriors led by just four points, Miller stepped up to hit two deep threes on consecutive possessions.
  • 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.
  • Trojans Pull Away In Middle Quarters To Win
    Plus gymnastics and middle school basketball results
  • Knight Wins Twice; Tigers Take 13th Straight Swimming Sectional Title
    Warsaw won its 13th consecutive boys sectional title Saturday, scoring 459 points to easily outdistance runner-up Columbia City’s 326.

    Tippecanoe Valley was fifth, and Manchester finished 11th.
  • Manchester’s Stroud Rallies To Remain Alive At State Wrestling Tournament
    Dylan Stroud had never trailed and had only been taken down a handful of times during the 2019-20 high school wrestling season.

    The Manchester sophomore 126-pounder found himself trailing 4-2 at the end of the first period Friday in the first round of the 82nd annual IHSAA State Finals wrestling tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    “I’m so used to it because I wrestle Coach (Byron Sweet) all the time,” says Stroud, referring to Squires practice. “He usually kicks my butt.”

    So even though Stroud found himself behind Friday, he did not panic and moved to 40-0.
  • 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
  • Manchester Football?Coach Miller Steps Down
    Wildcats break century mark in win, LCA drops final conference game of the season, middle school girls hoops recaps
  • Zebras Nip Trojans At The Buzzer
    Plus middle school basketball results
  • 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.
  • Buzzer-Beater Gives Wawasee Win Over Goshen
    Wawasee, supported by a strong performance from senior Austin Miller, fended off a late surge from Goshen to defeat the RedHawks 49-47 in a Northern Lake Conference boys basketball clash Friday night.
  • 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.
  • Short-Handed Warriors See Raiders Clinch NLC
    It’s not that Wawasee played so poorly. It was that Northridge played so well.

    The Raiders beat the Warriors 73-36 Thursday at the Middlebury Madhouse and clinched the 2019-20 Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball championship outright.
  • Recaps for Feb. 6
    Trojans Win Trench-Burner Over Dragons In Non-Conference Play; Area Postponements
  • Central Noble Ends Wawasee’s Season In Sectional Play
    In a rematch against an opponent from earlier in the season, the Wawasee girls basketball team fell to Central Noble 54-31 in their 3A sectional  game on Tuesday night at Lakeland High School.
  • Area Sports Recaps for Feb. 4
    Lady Squires Roll To Sectional-Opening Victory; Trojans Fall To Dragons; and results from Monday.
  • 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
  • Local Sports Recaps For Jan. 31
    Lakeland Christian Falls At Fort Wayne Blackhawk, plus other area results from Wednesday and Thursday.
  • All-NLC Wrestling Team Announced
    Four Wawasee wrestlers and two Warsaw Tigers were named to the All-Northern Lakes Conference team Thursday.

    Warriors Logan Stuckman (106 pounds), Jace Alexander (126) and Garrett Stuckman (152) made the team, along with Warsaw’s Jacob Linky (160).

    Wawasee’s Dylan Tom (120) and Warsaw’s Brock Hueber (195) were “at-large” selections.
  • 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

  • Jacob Linky found himself behind 3-1 in the second period then 5-4 at the beginning of the third in the finals of Northern Lakes Conference wrestling meet Saturday.
  • 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.

  • Lady Warriors In Control Throughout Victory Over Whitko
    Wawasee defeated Whitko 58-12 Tuesday night, resulting in the largest margin of victory for the Warrior girls basketball team this season.

    Led by sophomore Emily Haines, Wawasee found their shooting touch early. Haines, responsible for a career-high 19 points on the night, helped her teammates end a five-game slide by holding Whitko to just six points per half.
  • 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
  • Late Misplays Hurt Warriors In NLC?Loss
    In a fast-paced game that remained close until the end, the Wawasee Warriors boys basketball team fell to Elkhart Memorial 59-51 in Northern Lakes Conference action Friday night.

    The Warriors got off to a hot start, hitting their first three shots from the field en route to a 6-2 lead. After an Elkhart Memorial flurry from midrange, though, they ended up facing a 16-6 deficit. Wawasee hit the final two baskets of the period, and the score stood at 16-10 heading into the second quarter.
  • Local sports Recaps for Jan. 16
    Wawasee Wrestlers Easily Handle St. Joseph Indians; Tigers Trim RedHawks; Squires Sweep Trojans; Wildcats Fall To LPC
  • Local Recaps for Jan 15
    Lady Squires Drop Tight Three Rivers Conference Game At Peru; Recaps from Tuesday
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 14
    Warsaw Gets Conference Wrestling Win Over Minutemen; Warriors fall to Eagles and more
  • 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 ...
  • NorthWood Snaps Wawasee’s 4-Game Win Streak
    Playing its fourth game in seven days, Wawasee had pep in its steps early in a Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball game against NorthWood Friday at the Hardwood Teepee.
  • Local Sports Recaps for Jan. 9
    Warrior Wrestlers Defeat NorthWood In Conference Match; Carroll Gymnasts Edge Wawasee In Home Opener, plus results from Tuesday
  • Railroaders Ride Hot Start To Win At Hardwood TeePee
    Pitted against a tremendous shooting team, the Wawasee Lady Warriors basketball team fell to the Garrett Lady Railroaders 60-44 on Wednesday night at the Hardwood TeePee.

    Garrett got off to a blistering start offensively – 5-of-5 from the field and 2-of-2 from three-point range – en route to a 23-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Freshman Bailey Kelham, who recently set an Indiana freshmen girls’ record when she scored 45 in a single game, led the visitors with eight points in the period.
  • Wawasee Downs Eagles
    Austin Miler Scored 20 points, Ethan Hardy had 13 points and Keaton Dukes 11 points and nine rebounds for Wawasee in its 58-52 win over visiting Columbia City Tuesday night.
  • 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
  • High School Sports Recaps for Jan. 3
    Wawasee Downs Garrett, Lighthouse CPA To Win Tourney; LCA Boys Drop Pair; Lady Cougars Sweep, Will Play For Tourney Title; Tiger Swimmers Clip Eagles
  • Three Warriors and a Tiger were on the podium at the 42nd Al Smith Classic wrestling tournament.

    The 32-team event which draws top teams and individuals from across Indiana concluded its two-day run Saturday at Mishawaka High School.

    Wawasee’s Jace Alexander (third at 126 pounds), Logan Stuckman (fifth at 106) and Dylan Tom (sixth at 120) led the way for the Frank Bumgardner-coached Warriors.
  • Warsaw Opens NLC Play With Win Over Warriors
    In each team’s first Northern Lakes Confer-ence matchup of the season, the Warsaw Tigers boys basketball team defeated the Wawasee Warriors 54-36 at home Friday night.

    Despite a spirited defensive game from the Warriors, a high-percentage shooting night from inside the arc – 16 of 21 – kept the Tigers on top for all but a few moments in the first quarter.
  • Area School Sports Recaps For Dec. 20
    Triton Never Seriously Challenged In Victory At Winamac
  • Entering Saturday night’s non-conference matchup, both the Whitko Wildcats and Wawasee Warriors boys basketball teams sought to improve their .500 records.
  • 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
  • Wawasee Wrestlers Win On ‘Whiteout Night’
    Wrestling fans were treated to more than just a Wawasee victory Thursday.

    The Warriors (11-1, 2-1) brought excitement while also besting visiting Goshen 49-27 in a Northern Lakes Conference dual meet.
  • 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
  • Wawasee Wrestler Alexander Named Athlete Of The Week
    Wawasee wrestler Jace Alexander was named the Outstanding Wre-stler at the Wawasee Super Duals Saturday, and extended his record this season to 10-0 in the process.

    For his early-season success, the 126-pound junior has been named the Times-Union Athlete of the Week for Nov. 25-30.