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  • Manchester Hires Whitko Boys Hoops Coach Eli Henson
    Athletic Director Eric Screeton had a wide-ranging search for a new Manchester Squires boys basketball coach, but got his man from a neighboring school and Three Rivers Conference rival.

    Screeton presented Whitko boys basketball coach Eli Henson to the Manchester  Community Schools Board of School Trustees. The trustees approved the hiring of Henson at its meeting late Tuesday night.
  • Mays’ Road Takes Him From Lexington To South Whitley
    After playing big-time college basketball, first at North Carolina State and finishing his master’s degree at Kentucky, Julius Mays finds himself going from playing in front of thousands of fans in Lexington’s Rupp Arena to being the new athletic director at Whitko. The population of the entire school district is somewhere around a fifth of Rupp’s 23,500 capacity.

    The Marion native has had a long and winding road so far in life, but it’s about accomplishing goals rather than reaching destinations.

    “I never had a written plan. Obviously, I have goals and there are stepping stones to achieving those goals,” Mays said. “I was welcomed with open arms at my alma mater (Marion High School) and I was greatly appreciative of that opportunity.
  • 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.
  • Julius Mays Named Whitko AD
    Whitko Community Schools approved the hire of Julius Mays as the new athletic airector Monday evening during the Whitko School Board Meeting.
  • 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.
  • Second-ranked Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian boys basketball cruised to a 75-52 victory Wednesday night over Whitko in the Class 2A North Manchester Sectional opening round game.

    Despite the lopsided final score, Wildcat junior Brett Sickafoose finished with 35 points against the Braves. Twenty-five of those points of those points came in the second half.
  • Wildcats Close Regular Season With Win
    Manchester seventh grade girls basketball
  • Squires Can’t Finish Come Back; Whitko Takes TRC?Game
    Host Manchester entered the fourth quarter trailing Three Rivers Conference rival Whitko 46-30 courtesy of a 32-8 run from 6:30 in the second quarter until the end of the third period.

    Rattled by cold outside shooting and an aggressive 2-3 zone by the visiting Wildcats, the hosts had eight minutes to muster a come-back. A 20-9 fourth quarter run wasn’t enough to overtake Whitko. The Wildcats clinched a 55-50 win to improve their record to 9-12 overall and 6-3 in the TRC. Manchester fell to 9-12 and 4-5 in conference play.
  • Whitko Comeback Bid Falls Short In Loss To ‘Busco
    Despite battling tough Saturday night, Churubusco overpowered Whitko boys basketball 79-61 on senior night. It is the fourth loss in five games for the Wildcats.
  • TRC?Leader Wabash Blows By Wildcats
    Before Friday night’s game at the Whitko High School gymnasium, the Wildcats sat in third place, just two games behind their opponent and Three Rivers Conference boys basketball leader Wabash. With one TRC matchup remaining on the schedule, Whitko had a chance to slingshot their way up the standings and a possible share of the title.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • After averaging better than 30 points and getting double-doubles in back-to-back Three Rivers Conference games, Whitko junior point guard Brett Sickafoose has been named the Times-Union Athlete of the Week for the period ending Feb. 1.
  • Recaps for Feb. 6
    Trojans Win Trench-Burner Over Dragons In Non-Conference Play; Area Postponements
  • 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. 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.

  • Whitko AD Mohr Resigns
    At the Whitko Community Schools board meeting Monday night, it was revealed Josh Mohr, Whitko High School athlletic director, has resigned.

    The board approved fo
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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.

  • 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. 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 Recaps For Dec. 4
    Lady Trojans Win HNAC?Opener; Vikings Come Back For TRC Win; Manchester swimming, Whitko wrestling results from Tuesday.
  • Three-Point Barrage Contributes To Lady Wildcat Loss
    Going in with a three-game skid, the Whitko Lady Wildcats basketball knew they had a tough task a week after facing a 4A team in Columbia City. The Huntington North Lady Vikings entered the night after suffering their first loss of the season against Fort Wayne Carroll on Tuesday.
  • Whitko Goes Into New Season With Guards Galore
    Whitko goes into the 2019-20 boys basketball season with a number of experienced guards from a team that went 13-10 overall and 6-3 in the Three Rivers Conference last winter.
  • Coaches, AD’s Keys to Success In High School Sports
    This fall, one school canceled the remainder of its football season after reports of hazing surfaced. There have been several incidents of high school student-athletes using racial slurs against members of the opposing teams.
  • Lady Eagles Roll Past Whitko
    After earning their first win of the season over Lakeland Christian, the Whitko Lady Wildcats basketball team faced a larger foe Friday night against county rival Columbia City.
  • Area High School Sports Recaps for Nov. 12
    Lady Vikings Roll To Easy Win Over Culver Academies; Lady Squires Roll; Area Games Postponed
  • Sports Recaps For Nov. 9
    Wawasee GBB Opens With Win Over Prairie Heightsl Whitko Beats LCA and middle school scores.
  • The Three Rivers Conference announced its football all-conference selections Monday. Six student-athletes from Tippecanoe Valley were selected, three each on offense and defense, with three players from Manchester and one from Whitko making the team.
    The Three Rivers Conference announced its football all-conference selections Monday. Six student-athletes from Tippecanoe Valley were selected, three each on offense and defense, with three players from Manchester and one from Whitko making the team.
  • Whitko To Play Varsity-Only Slate
    Mike Howard looks for his young Whitko Wildcats to play an energetic brand of basketball in 2019-20.

    It’ll be needed since the school will not put a junior varsity team on the floor and there are 11 players on the varsity roster — seniors Haley Howard and Jadin Parrett, sophomores Reese Bradford, Kylie Fugett and Elizabeth Miller and freshmen Brooklynn Coburn, Zoey Gaff, Morgan Howard, Kirsten Schipper, Nadia Rhoades and Maggie Wolfe.
  • All-TRC Volleyball Team Announced
    Three Rivers Conference announced its all-conference volleyball selections Wednesday.
  • Sectional football Recaps For Oct. 25
    Squires Drop Close Sectional Game To Bremen; Wildcats Fall On The Road
  • High School Football Sectional Previews
    Tippecanoe Valley (6-3) vs. SB Washington (6-3); Wawasee (2-7) at NorthWood (6-3); Wawasee (2-7) at NorthWood (6-3); Whitko (0-9) at Prairie Heights (1-8); Northfield (5-4) at Triton (2-7)
  • Area Sports Recaps for Oct. 18
    Late Field Goal Sends Winamac Past Triton; Wabash Downs Whitko; Area CC Runners Honored; VB Sectional Results
  • Area High School Football Previews
    Warsaw (7-1, 5-1 Northern Lakes Conference) at Concord (7-1, 5-1); Southwood (8-0 overall, 7-0 TRC) at Tippecanoe Valley (6-2, 6-1); Wawasee (1-7, 0-6 NLC) at Goshen (1-7, 0-6); Triton (2-6, 1-5 Hoosier North Athletic) at Winamac (3-5, 1-5); Peru (4-4 overall, 3-4 TRC) at Manchester (2-6, 2-5); Wabash (3-5 overall, 2-5 TRC) at Whitko (0-8, 0-7)
  • High School Sports Recaps From Oct. 12
    Boys & Girls Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball
  • High School Football Recaps For Oct. 11
    Valley Blanks Squires; Stays In Three Rivers Conference Race; Norse Blank Wildcats; Knox Ground Game Too Much For Trojans;  Chargers Thwart Warrior Comeback Effort
  • Lady Tiger VB Beats Concord; Ashmore Records 950th Career Win
    Plus volleyball, sectional girls soccer results, late Wednesday boys soccer results
  • Lady Tigers To Host 4A Basketball Sectional
    Basketball sectional assignments for the 2020 Indiana high school postseason.
  • Area High School Football Previews
    NorthWood at Warsaw, Tippecanoe Valley at Manchester, Elkhart Memorial at Wawasee, Triton at Knox and Whitko at Northfield
  • Manchester Spoils Whitko’s Homecoming With Win
    On Friday night, Manchester spoiled Whitko’s homecoming festivities with a 14-0 win in a Three Rivers Conference football matchup on the strength of an unbending defense.
  • Area High School Football Previews
    Previews of Wawasee at Warsaw, Manchester at Whitko, Tippecanoe Valley at Maconaquah and North Judson at Triton.
  • Whitko’s Boys Tennis Season Ends At Sectional
    Whitko’s boys tennis season ended Wednesday with a very close 3-2 loss to Columbia City in the opening round of the Warsaw Sectional.
  • M; anchester Soccer Teams Both Claim Conference?Titles, and much more!
  • Girls Golf Season Ends In Regional Tourney
    Playing on a sloppy track, Wawasee placed eighth and Warsaw 14th in the IHSAA East Noble Regional girls golf tournament Monday at Noble Hawk Golf Links.
  • Friday And Saturday’s High School Sports Results
    Recaps and statistics from high school football, soccer, cross country and volleyball.
  • IHSAA Soccer Sectional Brackets
    Brackets for every boys and girls soccer team in the Times-Union coverage area.
  • Lightning Causes Issues With Area High School?Football Games
    Of the five high school football games scheduled  for Friday night involving teams from the Times-Union coverage area, three were postponed having never kicked off, another was delayed before finishing and the fifth ended early, all due to lightning from thunderstorms crossing northern Indiana.
  • Area High School Football Previews For Week 6