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Blood + Sweat + Tears = A Warsaw Tigers Sectional Title

Blood, Sweat, and Tears – a band whose music was at its greatest popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s – would have been a fitting form of halftime entertainment at Elkhart’s Hoosier basketball temple, North Side Gymnasium. The Warsaw Tigers boys’ basketball team captured its 41st sectional title …

Offensive Woes Doom Valley In Title Game Loss To Glenn

Playing IHSAA 3A Sectional 18 on their home court, the Tippecanoe Valley boys basketball team looked to avenge last season’s postseason loss to John Glenn in the title game on Saturday night. The Vikings started slow, mounted a furious comeback in the fourth quarter, but were unable to come away …

Lancers Rout Marian, Will Host Championship On Tuesday

Grace’s men’s basketball team beat Marian in the Crossroads League Tournament for the third straight season on Saturday.

Chip Shots: Two Tournaments

Thoughts of two tournaments were on my mind during my Friday afternoon lunch hour: the College Football Playoff (CFP), and the IHSAA boys’ basketball sectionals.

Warsaw Downs Concord For Spot In Sectional Title Game

Fans of Warsaw boys basketball have been waiting quite some time to see their team win a sectional basketball game, with the team’s last postseason victory coming in 2020. Using a fast start and never looking back, this year’s Tigers put that wait to bed in the semifinal game of …

No. 1 Lancers March Past Trojans To Open CL Tourney

The postseason began in ideal fashion for Grace’s men’s basketball team on Wednesday. The NAIA No. 1-ranked Lancers (28-1) powered past Taylor by the score of 75-58 in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament.

Whitko Dominates Manchester To Advance To Sectional Semis

A week ago, the Whitko boys basketball team defeated Manchester in both team’s final Three Rivers Conference game of the season. The win took away the Squires’ opportunity to win the TRC outright. On Wednesday night, just eight days after their last meeting, the Wildcats spoiled Manchester’s season once more, …

Lady Lancers Fall In Crossroads League Quarterfinals

Grace College’s women’s basketball team had its stay in the Crossroads League Tournament ended in the quarterfinals on Tuesday night.

The Penalty Box: Time For All-Star Games To Stop

All-star games stink.

Wawasee Falls To Lakeland 55-53 In Sectional Opener

The only area team to begin sectional play on Tuesday night, the Wawasee boys basketball team began its playoff journey against host school Lakeland in the opening round of IHSAA 3A Sectional 20. Warrior fans have become accustomed to seeing their team compete in close games and this one was …

Tigers Hoping Road, Close Game Success Translates To Sectional Gold

Heading into the extremely competitive tournament that is IHSAA 4A Sectional 4, the Warsaw Tigers (17-5, 4-3 NLC) have plenty of reasons to be confident about their chances. They’re 4-1 against the sectional field. The team is one of four teams in the tournament to boast at least 15 wins.

Tippecanoe Valley Begins Sectional Against Knox On Home Court

With no conference to call home during its transition season away from the Three Rivers Conference and into the new conference it will be a founding member of, the Tippecanoe Valley boys basketball team was able to put together quite the schedule for the 2023-24 season. The Vikings took on …

Wawasee Very Familiar With Close Contests As They Enter Sectional Week

Followers of Wawasee basketball know this about the 2023-24 Warriors: Their games are usually close.

TRC Champion Squires One Of Three Top-Ten Teams In Sectional

The 2023-24 regular season for the Manchester Squires boys basketball team has been one to remember.

Whitko Heads Into “Meat Grinder” Sectional The Most Improved Team In The State

Whitko’s already a 2024 boys basketball state champ in at least one context. The Wildcats made the No. 1 regular-season won-loss improvement in all of Indiana this winter, and actually, it wasn’t close.