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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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Whitko Starting To Figure Things Out

SOUTH WHITLEY – First-year head coach Roger Fleetwood isn’t expecting the moon from his Whitko Wildcats. But he isn’t expecting his young team to lie down at the West Noble Boys Basketball Sectional, either. Fleetwood, who has coached for over 35 years and is closing in on 500 … Read More

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Churubusco Clips Wildcats

CHURUBUSCO – The Whitko boys basketball team dropped an 84-52 final at Churbuco Saturday night. The hosts led 23-19 after the opening period and 42-28 at halftime in the win. Nate Walpole tossed in 26 points to pace the Wildcats. River West had 17 points for Whitko. Cole … 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

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Team Effort Ensures Valley Rules [VIDEO]

SYRACUSE – It was like the Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball program had done this before. Three times before, to be exact, but the fourth time was the sweetest for the Lady Vikings after beating Whitko, 62-36, Monday night in the championship game of the IHSAA Class 3-A Wawasee … Read More

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Reiff, Whitko Ready For Valley Rematch

SYRACUSE – The other half of the equation at the Wawasee Girls Basketball Sectional would be whether Wawasee would defend its home court or Whitko continue its momentum toward the finals. Aly Reiff put Whitko on her back and sent the Wildcats to the sectional championship after dumping … 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

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Whitko Moves On, But At A Steep Price

SYRACUSE – Watching the Whitko girls basketball team file out of their lockerroom Wednesday evening, you would have thought the team lost by 17 and not won by that margin. Adorned with red faces, several looking at the floor in a scurry, many a Whitko letter jacket were … Read More

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Ink Free News All-Area Team Features Youth

Youth is the buzzword for the inaugural Ink Free News All-Area Girls Basketball Team. The five-member First Team, selected by the members of the IFN sports staff, features four underclassmen. The superb squad is led by the 2014-15 IFN Player of the Year, stellar sophomore Anne Secrest of … Read More