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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

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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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Blackmon Jr. Named B1G Freshman POTW

BLOOMINGTON – Get used to hearing this. Indiana freshman guard James Blackmon Jr. was named Freshman of the Week by the conference for his performance in Indiana’s wins over Texas Southern, No. 22 SMU and Lamar last week. Blackmon Jr. averaged 22 points and six rebounds in the … Read More

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Buss Garners POTW Honors Again

BLOOMINGTON – Indiana freshman guard Tyra Buss has been named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday. Buss earns the honor for a second-straight week and shares the award with Chatrice White of Illinois. Buss helped the Hoosiers remain perfect as … 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

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Morgan Ready To Take Next Step

WARSAW – The Northern Lakes Conference has had some outstanding young swimmers come through the ranks in recent years. Warsaw’s Brenna Morgan was one of the latest, taking the conference by storm as a freshman and only going up from there. All eyes in last year’s NLC championship … Read More

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WHS Gymnastics Hosting Clinic

SYRACUSE – The Wawasee High School gymnastics program will host a clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6. The clinic will teach basic skills on bars, beam, vault, tumbling and trampoline, and will be led by the athletes from the high school program as well as … Read More

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Grace Claims Tourney Championship

WINONA LAKE – Logan Irwin’s Tournament MVP effort led Grace’s men’s basketball to a 72-60 victory over IU-East on Saturday in the title game of the Bennigan’s Terry Polston Hoops for Hope. The Lancers (8-1) used staunch defense to knock off the athletic Red Wolves (8-2), who are … Read More

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Sloppy Start Dooms Boilermakers

WEST LAFAYETTE – It started cold and dreary. It only got worse for the Purdue football team. Northwestern, riding off the momentum of a huge win last weekend at Notre Dame, continued to stay hot with a 38-14 over Purdue Saturday afternoon at Ross-Ade Stadium. Five Purdue turnovers … Read More

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Secrest Out: Vikings Steal The Stage

WARSAW – It hasn’t been that much of a shocker lately, but it’s still a head turner. Anne Secrest’s jumper with 4.7 seconds left in the game lifted Tippecanoe Valley to a 38-36 girls basketball win at Warsaw Friday night. Valley had plenty of reason to cheer after … Read More

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Wawasee Ready To Turn Heads

SYRACUSE – Experience, talent and depth. Three attributes that can be found on most successful teams in any sport and three attributes that the Wawasee basketball team boasts entering the 2014-15 season. The Warriors will be loaded will upperclassmen as seven seniors make up the majority of the … Read More

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Hoosiers Spoil Moore’s Homecoming [VIDEO]

BLOOMINGTON – When Nic Moore’s name was announced during starting lineups Thursday night at Assembly Hall, it was a moment that many had been waiting to come for quite a while. Moore, a 2011 graduate of Warsaw, was back on the court in his home state and that … Read More