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Nick’s Picks: The ‘Swimming, Hoops and Portage Christian’ Edition

Diary entry 2/27/15: Day eight without Twitter. I am beginning to wonder why I gave up the app for Lent. I often find myself confused and lost throughout the day without knowing what Norm Macdonald or Pat McAfee are doing at every waking moment. I find it most … Read More

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Warsaw Duo, Rostochak Among All-NLC Hoops

GOSHEN – NorthWood’s undefeated run in the Northern Lakes Conference during the girls basketball season afforded the Lady Panthers three of the All-NLC selections as well as head coach Adam Yoder earning Coach of the Year honors. Yoder led NorthWood to a 7-0 mark in the NLC and … Read More

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Secrest, Valley Slay The Dragon

SYRACUSE – Since the current alignment of the Class 3-A Sectional 21 was formed in 2008, one thing was for certain: either Wawasee or NorthWood was going to win the sectional championship. Tippecanoe Valley said ‘not so fast’ and knocked out half of that equation Friday night in … Read More

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NorthWood Pulls Off Freshman Win

NAPPANEE – NorthWood handed Wawasee its sixth freshman boys basketball loss of the season Monday night in a 50-40 result at The Pit. Wawasee had a trio of players all record nine points, but could not keep pace with the Panthers’ offensive prowess. Jairus Boyer, Jacob Hand and … Read More


Frantz Hands Panthers NLC Championship

NAPPANEE – It was only fitting that the Northern Lakes Conference championship trophy was in the hands of NorthWood’s Jordyn Frantz as the Panthers posed for a victorious postgame team photo Saturday night. The Panthers were in good hands all night long thanks to their star. Frantz made … Read More


Tigers Take Over Top Spot In NLC

WARSAW – The majority of the Warsaw student section showed up at the Tiger Den Friday night dressed in banana outfits. The Tigers made sure to give their loud and proud faithful fans something to really go ape over in the end. Warsaw used a tremendous defensive effort … Read More

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Tigers To Welcome Panthers For Key Clash

WARSAW – The Warsaw boys basketball team has been good on the defensive end all season long. The NorthWood boys basketball team has been good on the offensive end all season long. What will give on Friday night when the pair clash in the Tiger Den for a … Read More

NorthWood Sports

NorthWood Girls Game Offers Free Admission

NAPPANEE – The NorthWood girls basketball team hopes to have a big crowd Saturday night for its final home game of the season. All Wa-Nee students will be admitted for free to the key Northern Lakes Conference contest versus Warsaw. The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. … Read More

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NorthWood Rallies To Edge Valley

AKRON – Neither Tippecanoe Valley head coach Chris Kindig nor NorthWood skipper Adam Yoder wanted to show all their cards Tuesday night. As the two Class 3-A Sectional 21 heavyweights battled Tuesday night, NorthWood found its wild card and tossed the ace of spades in a 61-55 win … Read More

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Frantz, Panthers Warm Up At The Teepee

SYRACUSE – Just like a lot of cars parked outside this week, it took the NorthWood Panthers girls basketball team a little while to get warmed up. Once going, NorthWood had no trouble speeding past Wawasee, 63-34, Saturday at the Hardwood Teepee. What was just a 6-0 NorthWood … Read More


Second Half Performance Dooms Wawasee

NAPPANEE – It seemed too good to be true for the Wawasee basketball team at the Panther Pit. A terrific first half performance put the Warriors in a good position to end a losing skid that started in December and a conference losing skid that started three seasons … Read More


Panthers Pummel Warriors On Mat

NAPPANEE – It was a battle between the winter Warriors and the polar Panthers Thursday night. While nearly every other high school athletic event was cancelled, Northern Lakes Conference foes Wawasee and NorthWood could just not wait to grapple at the Panther Pit. Weathering the, well, weather turned … Read More


Weather Delays For Thursday

Weather has forced the hand of several schools in the area to cancel or postpone area athletics. The Elkhart Christian at Triton boys basketball JV and varsity games have been postponed. A new date has not yet been announced. The Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball JV and varsity games … Read More


Valley Tipped In Tourney Title

AKRON – Twice is nice. For the second year in a row the NorthWood boys basketball team took home top prize in the Winning Edge Holiday Tournament. The Panthers downed Fairfield Friday night and came back to Tippecanoe Valley High School Saturday night to hand a decisive loss … Read More