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Nick’s Picks: The State Finals Edition

It’s going to be a great weekend for Kosciusko hoops fans. The Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings will be playing for a state title and three boys teams are still in the running for sectional titles. This past week was not great for all area hoops fans as we … Read More

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Trojans Pull Aways From Tigers

BOURBON – There was an uneasy feeling in the Trojan Trench Wednesday night. While a couple could cite the walking tacos, most Triton hoops fans had indigestion for a different reason. It took Triton into the fourth quarter to pull away from LaCrosse to avoid a colossal upset … Read More

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Triton Basketball Sectional Postponed

BOURBON – Tonight’s two basketball games in the Triton Boys Basketball Sectional have been postponed to tomorrow. Weather conditions in the surrounding area have made travel too treacherous for teams and fans to descend upon The Trojan Trench tonight. The 6:30 p.m. game between Triton and LaCrosse and … Read More

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Ink Free News Team Features Great Guards

Basketball teams at any level of play win a lot of games due to great guard play. The first IFN All-Area boys basketball team would win a lot of games for that reason. The honor squad, chosen by the members of the IFN Sports Staff, features a plethora … Read More

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Triton Wins Finale At Knox

KNOX – A big first half carried the Triton boys basketball team to a convincing win at Knox Friday night. The Trojans built a 15-point halftime lead en route to defeating the host Redskins 67-46 in the Northern State Conference and regular-season finale. Triton led 16-7 after the … Read More

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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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Trojans Peaking At The Right Time

BOURBON – Thankfully for the Triton boys basketball team, the sectional is played in March and not December. The Trojans, 4-5 after Christmas break officially ended Jan. 3, have been on a roll ever since. Triton won six of its next seven games, navigating through the Northern State … Read More


Triton Wrestlers Acknowledged By IHSWA

BOURBON – A quartet of Triton High School wrestlers were honored by the Indiana High School Wrestling Association for their academic work in conjunction with their work on the mats this season. Grant Stichter, Justin Hefner and Nate Spangle were all honored as Senior Academic All-State Honorable Mention … Read More


Bourbon Bash: Kaufman Leads Trojans Past Vikings

BOURBON – It might not be Duke-North Carolina or Indiana-Purdue, but to hoops fans residing near the Marshall-Kosciusko county line, it’s just as important. Tippecanoe Valley and Triton restored their backdoor rivalry Friday night in the Trojan Trench. Just as fans have grown to expect in recent years, … Read More

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Nick’s Picks: The Pink Pen And The Oscars

Why the pink pen? Who the heck is Oscar? Well, you know the Oscars are this weekend. So, that answers one question. But, why the pink pen? Every week I write out my picks before typing them up. I typically do this with my perfect Sharpie pen (product … Read More


Stellar Seasons End For Prep Wrestlers

MERRILLVILLE – It was heartbreak time for a quality quartet of area wrestlers Saturday. The foursome of Tristin Ponsler of Wawasee, Rory Nolin of Warsaw and the Tippecanoe Valley duo of Devin Childers and Garrett Bell each came up just short in their bids to qualify for the … Read More


South Central Bounces Triton

BOURBON – Friday night’s semi-finals at the Class 1-A Oregon-Davis sectional was the end of the line for the Triton girls basketball team after a 40-34 loss to South Central. The game saw unique spurts by both clubs, where an even 13-13 first quarter had South Central come … Read More

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Nick’s Picks: The Girls Sectional Edition

The first wave of the girls postseason in nearly over. Can you believe that we are already this far along in the sports season? It seems like just yesterday I was standing in the frigid rain at the girls golf state finals. But tomorrow I’ll be standing on … Read More