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Rondeau Earns Academic All-America Award

WINONA LAKE – Mallory Rondeau was named to the prestigious Capital One Academic All-America Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Rondeau was one of 11 female soccer student-athletes to earn a place on the College Division At-Large Team. The junior forward currently boasts a … Read More


Weekend Entertainment Listing

Here is the entertainment listing for this weekend. To have an event(s) added to the list, please email with the what, when, where and cost. Warsaw Aloha Lakeside Lounge Open Mic Night With Dustin Castle – 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 DJ Batman – 9 p.m. Saturday, … Read More

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Wawasee Gymnastics Suddenly A Numbers Game

SYRACUSE – Holy numbers, Batman! It took longtime Wawasee gymnastics head coach Nika Prather a few extra seconds to marvel at the sight of her team assembling for the preseason team photo. Equipment was still spread all over the south side of the annex gym, practice suits still … Read More


Happy Thanksgiving From InkFreeNews

The staff at would like to wish our many readers a warm and happy Thanksgiving holiday. As we count our many holiday blessings, we would like to extend a warm thank you for your continued support and readership, without which we could not continue doing what we … Read More


Standing In The Ruthless Corner

WARSAW – He’s been all around the world, cracking backs and getting minds right. In a couple weeks he’ll be in Sin City, standing in the corner of the octagon hoping his friend can inflict enough pain to be crowned the UFC Welterweight champion of the world. Dr. … Read More

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Second Half Surge Suits Tigers [VIDEO]

WARSAW – For 16 minutes of boys basketball Wednesday night, it looked like an upset alert might be signaling from the Tiger Den. But for what Tippecanoe Valley was able to do right in the first half against Warsaw, it lost all balance in the second half of … Read More


Eagles Soar Past Wildcats

COLUMBIA CITY – It will only go up from here. The Whitko boys basketball team tipped its 2014-15 season Wednesday night and things did not necessarily go as planned. The Wildcats struggled with the press and overall size that Columbia City brought to the table. The Eagles would … Read More


New Faces Hope To Lead Vikings

AKRON – The Tippecanoe Valley boys basketball team is treading some unknown waters this season. After three straight seasons with 16 or more wins, the Vikings are facing a starting lineup this season that does not have much varsity experience. Players like Tanner Andrews and Nick Kindig have … Read More


Wawasee Starts Hot, Finishes Strong

SYRACUSE – When Wawasee walked out of Fairfield’s gym last November, the Warriors were on the wrong end of a 78-57 decision. What a difference a year makes. Nearly a year to the day, the Warriors redeemed themselves on their home court against a tough Falcon squad that … Read More

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Change, Optimism Heading Through Whitko

SOUTH WHITLEY – It is a curious time to be a fan of Whitko boys basketball. After one of the more dismal seasons the program had ever faced last year, a rejuvenation of sorts, perhaps even a revival of a proud program has begun. The catalyst? Meet coach … Read More

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Nick’s Picks: The ‘Better Late Than Never’ Edition

And we’re back! (Later than I planned!) Okay, so my break went a little longer than I had originally said. I originally put the wrong date in my last article about when I was going to return and then some things happened last week that made me put … Read More


Youthful Cougars Ready For Fresh Start

WINONA LAKE – Young. That’s the word that perhaps best describes the Lakeland Christian Academy boys basketball team this season. Everything about the program comes back to it being young. The Cougars upcoming 2014-15 season is just its third as an IHSAA sanctioned program. LCA will have one … Read More

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Irwin Named Crossroads League POW

WINONA LAKE – After being named the Tournament MVP over the weekend, Logan Irwin was further honored as the Crossroads League Player of the Week on Monday. Irwin, who won the award along with Goshen’s Brandon Demmings, was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player of the Bennigan’s Terry … Read More

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NCCAA Nationals Field Released

WINONA LAKE – The seeding and tournament fields have been announced for next week’s NCCAA Nationals Championships in Kissimmee, Fla. Grace’s women’s soccer team earned the No. 1 overall seed in the nine-team field, and the volleyball squad was No. 2 in the eight-team tournament. Women’s soccer, playing … Read More

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Tigers Excited About Getting Started

WARSAW – The ushering in of the boys basketball season is always an exciting time at Warsaw Community High School. This season is no different for the Tigers, which bring back a strong core of a team that was on the brink of big things last season. There … Read More

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NLC Releases All-Conference Football Honors

GOSHEN – The loss by Northridge in the IHSAA Class 4-A semi-state to New Prairie Friday night ushered the Northern Lakes Conference officials Monday to release the All-NLC nods in football. Plymouth, the league champion with a 7-0 round robin record, had 11 named to the list along … Read More