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Valley Hangs On For Huge TRC Win

SOUTH WHITLEY – In a girls basketball game of ebbs and flows, Tippecanoe Valley weathered a Whitko storm well enough to escape with a 42-38 road win Saturday night. After looking like it was poised to pull away from Whitko in the first half, Valley needed to make … Read More


Defensive-Minded Tigers Stifle Wawasee

WARSAW – Kem Zolman has seen a lot of things from the sidelines in his long and very successful basketball coaching career. The Wawasee girls basketball coach experienced a first though Saturday night. The Warriors were held without a basket in the second half in dropping a 53-14 … Read More


Tigers Well-Rounded In Victory Over Wawasee [VIDEO]

Friday’s game centered around raising funds for Kosciusko County Special Olympics. For more on that follow this link. SYRACUSE – It was “Tiger Time” most of the time Friday night at the Hardwood Teepee. The Warsaw boys basketball team entered a hostile environment at Wawasee High School for … Read More

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Valley Runs Through Whitko [VIDEO]

AKRON – Whitko’s boys basketball team will eventually come together. It just wasn’t going to be Friday night. Tippecanoe Valley exposed Whitko’s glaring weaknesses full bore in the first half, leading to a 70-49 victory Friday night at Valley. Without a presence inside, Whitko had two options. One, … Read More


Special Olympics Team Steals The Show [VIDEO]

SYRACUSE – When Warsaw and Wawasee come together on any playing surface, the bad blood comes out between the two rivals. Friday night the two long-time rivals met at the Hardwood Teepee but the rivalry took a backseat to something else happening on the court. Once the Warriors … Read More

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Nick’s Picks: The Matinee Edition

I could blame the late time of this post on several things. It could be that I’ve spent too much time at Christmas parties. I could easily use that excuse. I could blame the delicious pizza I had a few hours ago at our office party. Or the … Read More

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Grace Headlines First Pitch Banquet

SOUTH BEND – Baseball legend Mark Grace will headline the inaugural South Bend Cubs First Pitch Banquet presented by ABC-57 and News/Talk 95.3 MNC on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown South Bend. Doors open at 7 p.m. The First Pitch Banquet will … Read More

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Concord Deep Sixes Wawasee [VIDEO]

SYRACUSE – It was pin or be pinned Thursday night on the wrestling mat between Wawasee and Concord. Nine of the 10 bouts were falls, Concord with five of them plus three big forfeits in a 52-30 victory over Wawasee. Concord were spotted an 18-0 lead after a … Read More


Weekend Entertainment Listing

Here is the entertainment listing for this weekend. To have an event added to the list, please email john.faulkner@inkfreenews.com with the what, when, where and cost. Warsaw Lakeview Middle School Auditorium Susie McEntire – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped … Read More

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Flying Xtreme-ly High As Top Program In US [VIDEO]

WARSAW – Even if its just for a month, a handful of girls in Warsaw can say they are the best in the country. Midwest Xtreme’s Small Senior Level 4 Division all-star cheer team, as well as the youth Prep Division small team program, have both been tabbed … Read More


LCA Honors Athletic HOF Inductees

WINONA LAKE – Lakeland Christian Academy recently held its fifth annual induction ceremony for the LCA Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction class of 2014 was recognized during the school’s Homecoming festivities. Kristin Calizo (Doron), a 1992 graduate, played volleyball, basketball and softball for the Lady Cougars. Calizo … Read More

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Mason Hits Milestone For Trojans

BOURBON – It was only fitting that Triton’s Kylie Mason joined a very exclusive club Wednesday night with a 3-pointer. The Trojan senior standout became just the fifth girls player in school history to reach 1,000 career points. Mason entered play versus Rochester Wednesday night with 993 career … Read More


Linnemeier, Warriors Raising Special Olympics Awareness

SYRACUSE – For the second year in a row the local Special Olympics basketball team will be playing a scrimmage during the halftime of one a Wawasee basketball game. This year’s scrimmage will coincide with several fundraising events during Friday’s Warsaw-Wawasee game held at the Hardwood Teepee. “It’s … Read More

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Nieter To Guide WCHS Girls’ Golf Program

WARSAW – Tad Nieter has played a major role, as both a player and a coach, in a whole lot of success on the links by the WCHS boys’ golf program over the past decade. Now, Nieter will turn his attention to the girls’ side of the sport. … Read More

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Courtois To Guide WCHS Soccer Program

WARSAW – The future of the very successful Warsaw boys soccer program has been turned over to a very familiar and very qualified face. Frank Courtois, who has been coaching in the program for more than the past decade, was approved Monday night as the new boys soccer … Read More


Warriors Pull Away From Worn Out Wildcats

SYRACUSE – What started as a tight contest between two sectional foes ended as a blowout victory for the home team. Whitko set up camp in Warrior territory Saturday night but Wawasee made sure the Wildcats never got too comfortable at the Hardwood Teepee. The Warriors used a … Read More