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Hisner Named North All-Star Head Coach

SOUTH WHITLEY – The rosters for the annual Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association North-South All-Star Series were announced and Whitko head coach Erik Hisner was named as the head coach for the North squad. “It has a great history,” Hisner said of the game. “Many MLB players and … Read More


IFN Top 10 Teams: 6-10

Here is the first half of our top 10 teams for the 2014-15 athletic season in the area. 10. REACHING NEW HEIGHTS – Triton’s wrestling program experienced one of its finest seasons as a whole. The team posted 15 dual wins, which tied the school record for wins … Read More


IFN Top 10 Individuals: 6-10

The Ink Free News sports staff collaborated on our annual year-end Top 10 lists for both individuals and teams in our coverage area. The accomplishments span all three calendar seasons – fall, winter and spring – and our lists will be split into four stories worth of recognition … Read More

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Hickerson Rises As New Champion, Peterson Repeats At TOC

NORTH WEBSTER – Repeat and redemption were the themes for the 2015 Shoop Sports and Youth Foundation-sponsored Tournament of Champions. Kelsie Peterson and Joey Hickerson took the top spot in their respective boys and girls tournaments at the annual event held Saturday morning at North Webster Elementary School. … Read More

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Wildcats Earn All-TRC Honors

SOUTH WHITLEY – A total of eight outstanding athletes from the Whitko baseball and softball teams have earned all-conference honors. The Whitko baseball team had six players earn All-Three Rivers Conference accolades for their performances this spring. The quartet of Tanner Gaff, Zach Snep, Landen Gaff and Drew … Read More

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Local Teams Aiming For Sectional Success

WARSAW – The 79th Annual IHSAA Boys Golf State Tournament begins this weekend as sectionals will be played around the state this Friday and Saturday. Local teams will participate in the Warsaw Sectional held at Rozella Ford Golf Club Friday morning. Among those teams will, of course, be … Read More

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Fairfield Rolls To Sectional Title

LAGRANGE – In the end it was the cream that rose to the top in the Lakeland Softball Sectional. Four straight days of softball action came to an end as the Fairfield Falcons claimed their second-ever softball sectional title by downing Whitko 11-1. The Falcons started their journey … Read More

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Going Voirol: Senior Leads Warriors To Win

NAPPANEE – Wawasee senior pitcher Aaron Voirol has been on the short end of some tough decisions this season. Thursday, Voirol made the decision an easy one to make. Voirol pitched a complete game, holding Whitko to six hits and showed a lot of moxie in Wawasee’s 7-3 … Read More

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‘Cats Advance To Sectional Title

LAGRANGE – The wins keep on coming for the Whitko softball team. The Wildcats picked up their second win of the postseason by downing West Noble 6-3 and punched a ticket to the Sectional 21 title game. “I’m so excited right now,” began a jubilant Aly Nicodemus, a … Read More

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Warsaw A Champion With No Champions [VIDEO]

WARSAW – How often do you hear of a track team winning a championship without a championship? Warsaw managed to pull off the feat Tuesday night, taking the Warsaw Girls Track Regional championship with nary an individual title holder. Warsaw’s 79 team points, seven better than runner-up Penn, … Read More


Area Softball Teams Can’t Escape Rain

At least they tried. The softball sectional games scheduled for Tuesday night at Lakeland High School have been suspended and postponed until Wednesday night. Wawasee and Fairfield managed to play two innings before having play suspended. That game will resume Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m. in the top … Read More

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Whitko Slides Into Sectional Semis

LAGRANGE – It was sweet, sweet victory for the Whitko softball team Monday afternoon. The Wildcats tallied double digits in a 13-2 thumping of Lakeland on its home field to advance to the semi-finals of the 2015 IHSAA Class 3A Softball Sectional. Everything was clicking for Whitko from … Read More

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Whitko Track Team Makes History

PLYMOUTH – It turns out that all the Whitko boys track program needed was a little change of scenery. The Wildcats made history Thursday night in claiming the first-ever sectional championship in school history. Whitko, which competed last year in the Fort Wayne Wayne Sectional, stole the show … Read More

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Whitko Rises, Warsaw Rolls To Finals

WARSAW – Day two of the Warsaw Girls Tennis Sectional started pretty much as expected. The round ended with a little bit of a bang as Whitko rallied past Tippecanoe Valley to claim a spot in the finals. Warsaw did what most everyone expected, sweeping Wawasee 5-0 without … Read More