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  • Squires Blank Braves On Senior Night
    NORTH MANCHESTER – The five seniors on Manchester High School’s varsity boys soccer team were recognized after Monday’s Three Rivers Conference game with Maconaquah.
  • Lady Lancers Win Golf Invitational
    HOWELL, Mich. – The Grace College women’s golf team won its second tournament of the fall at the Cleary Invitational on Monday.

    The Lady Lancers fired a 327 as a team and had the top-three individual finishers at Chemung Hills Golf Club.
  • High School Roundup – Sept. 25
    Lady Vikings Get Non-Conference VB Win At Oak Hill; Hat Trick Gives Lady ‘Cats Conference Soccer Win; Eagles Down Wildcats; Wawasee Volleyball Falls At Northridge; Zebras Best Squires
  • Tennis Tourney Pairings Released
    The IHSAA announced pairings for the 51st annual boys tennis state tournament, which begins with sectional play Wednesday.

    In the Warsaw Sectional, the host Tigers will play Wawasee in the first round. with the winner taking on Tippecanoe Valley in the semifinals Thursday. The other semifinal will have Whitko taking on Columbia City. The championship match is scheduled for Friday
  • Soccer Sectional Draw Announced
    The IHSAA announced sectional pairings for boys and girls soccer Sunday evening. Championship games in all sectionals are scheduled for Oct. 7, with regionals played Oct. 14.
  • Mast Honored As NCCAA, League Player Of The Week
    Grace College's women's tennis phenom Emily Mast earned her fourth and fifth Player of the Week awards on Monday.

    Mast was named both the Crossroads League and the NCCAA National Player of the Week for the Lady Lancers.

    Mst improved to 11-0 on the season in singles' play, winning three more matches at No. 1 singles for the Lady Lancers.
  • High School Roundup – Sept. 23
    Warsaw Boys 8th, Lady Tigers 10th At Culver Academies; Valley 4th, Lady Tigers 3-1 In Warsaw Varsity Tourney; Lady Warriors 1-3 In VB Tournament; Lady Cougars Beat Maconaquah
  • Buhrt, Britton Finish 2nd In NLC Meet
    Warsaw’s Bailey Buhrt and Spencer Britton finished second at No. 1 doubles in the Northern Lake Conference boys tennis tournament finals Saturday in Plymouth.

    The Tiger duo fell 6-3, 6-3 to NorthWood’s Brant Mast and Jared Hoffman in the title match.

    Colton Lind was third at No. 1 singles, winning 6-0, 6-3 over Wes Troyer of NorthWood. Kyler Bartol was sixth at No. 2 singles after dropping a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 decision to NorthWood’s Ben Vincent. Caleb Williams was sixth at No. 3 singles after falling 6-3, 6-0 to Plymouth’s Andy Rolston.
  • Grace's Miranda Nets Game Winner In Overtime
    Ulisses Miranda scored in the 108th minute to lift Grace’s men’s soccer team to a win over Ohio Christian.

    Miranda’s goal was the only tally of the match, helping the Lancers (3-2-3) end the nonleague schedule on a high note.

    Kurt Hamlin was stellar in goal for Grace, making six saves. He made one of the most important plays of the game in the second half, saving a penalty kick in the 71st minute to preserve the 0-0 scoreline.

    The Trailblazers (1-6) looked strong to start Saturday’s match. OCU had an 8-2 shot advantage in the first half, including four shots on goal.
  • Grace Shocks Marian On Senior Day
    Senior Day inspired Grace College’s men’s team on Saturday at Miller Athletic Complex.

    The Lancers stunned second-place Marian 5-4, sending ripples through the Crossroads League standings.

    Before Saturday’s match, Grace honored its graduating class of Danila Kurkulin, Uros Pajic and Adam Yoder. The seniors went on to play a pivotal role in Grace’s win.
  • Area Results
    Junior varsity football, middle school volleyball, cross country
  • KENDALLVILLE – The high temperatures weren't the only thing to scorch the field in Saturday's girls golf regional at Noble Hawk Golf Links.
  • Lakeview Eighth Graders Win Tournament
    The Lakeview eighth grade volleyball team won the Dunes Middle School Tournament Saturday. Lakerview defeated North Judson 25-12, 25-14; Grissom 25-9, 25-5; and Krueger 25-10, 25-14 in pool play. In bracket play with one game they beat New Prairie 25-21 and Kesling 26-24 for the title. Wrigley Crabtree had four aces and four kills in the tournament, and Abbie Porter had five aces, 54 assists and 6 kills. Sara Peugh had 25 aces, seven kills,and an assist; Kylie Smith had 15 aces,16 kills and an assist; and Cora West had 16 aces, 24 kills and an assist.
  • SYRACUSE – For Warsaw soccer fans, Saturday was a day to enjoy their hot teams. For Wawasee and its fans, it was just hot.
  • GOSHEN – The Warsaw Tigers extended their win streak over the Goshen RedHawks to 10 years, and in doing so picked up a much-needed victory as the regular season winds down.
  • Vikings Hold Off TRC Rival Squires
    AKRON – Tippecanoe Valley’s first half was just a smidge better than Manchester’s second half, and it was enough for the Vikings to take a 20-14 Three Rivers Conference win over the Squires Friday night at Valley’s homecoming.
  • Southwood Drubs Whitko
    Southwood scored its first touchdown 75 seconds into the game, then scored three more times in 1:17 later in the first period en route to a 56-6 rout of visiting Whitko in Three Rivers Conference football Friday night.

    The game was an inter-divisional TRC matchup, and didn’t count in the standings.

    Zach Gardner rushed 18 times for 68 yards and a late touchdown for the Wildcats. Hunter Reed had 67 yards on 16 carries.
  • Plymouth Pulls Away Late For Win At Wawasee
    After Wawasee drew first blood, 4A No. 13 Plymouth pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 34-6 Northern Lakes Conference football win over the Warriors Friday night.

    Jacob Hand returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown to stake the Warriors to a 6-0 lead in the second quarter. The game was tied at six at halftime, and the Rockies led just 14-6 entering the fourth period.
  • Lady Tiger Volleyball Hosts Food Drive
    The Warsaw volleyball team held a food drive in conjunction with its match Tuesday at the Tiger Den. The team collected canned food, other non-perishable food items and cash. The Lady Tigers donated over 500 food items to Our Father's House and 15 food items to the Animal Welfare League. The cash was divided between the two charities.
  • Triton Trojans Fall In Emotion-Filled Game
    ROYAL CENTER – The box score in a newspaper doesn’t always tell the whole story.
  • Warsaw’s used its power game to put together longer and more frequent scoring runs to take a 25-15, 25-15, 25-18 Northern Lakes Conference volleyball victory at the Tiger Den Thursday.
  • High School Soccer Roundup – Sept. 21
    Lakeland Christian Boys Soccer Wins At Tippecanoe Valley; Lady Cougars Victorious; Tigers Fall To Goshen; Warriors Win Road Match; Lady Warriors Blanked
  • High School Tennis Roundup – Set. 21p
    Warsaw’s Buhrt, Britton Advance To NLC Doubles Title Match; Bules, Heckaman Win Title For Triton; Squires Sweep Valley
  • High School Volleyball Roundup – Sept. 21
    Lady Trojan Volleyball Gets Conference Sweep Over LaVille; Peterson Reaches Milestone For Valley; Whitko VB Sweeps; Lady Cougars Fall In 5; Lady Squires Swept
  • Area Results
    Freshman football, middle school soccer, volleyball
  • Grace College Roundup: Lady Lancers Play To Draw
    WINONA LAKE – Playing at less than full strength, Grace College’s women’s soccer team still produced a 1-1 tie with Georgetown on Wednesday.

    The Lady Lancers thought they had beaten Georgetown, a team that is also receiving votes in the NAIA. But an overtime goal from Jenni Phillips was controversially disallowed for being offsides.
  • High School Tennis Roundup – Sept. 20
    Tigers Win Three Matches In 1st Round Of NLC Tourney; Trojans Advance In Conference Tourney; Braves Edge Vikings; Whitko Swept By Wabash
  • High School Soccer Roundup – Sept. 20
    Lady Tiger Soccer Plays To A Draw At Culver Academies; Lady Squires Win; Lady Squires Win

    Kickoff:    7 p.m. Friday in Goshen
  • High School Roundup – Sept. 19
    Tippecanoe Valley Beats Whitko In TRC Boys Tennis; Squires Down Trojans; Lady Tigers Swept; Lady Cougars Sweep; Winamac Bests Triton; Lady ‘Cats VB Falls; LCA Comes Back, Falls; RedHawks Blast Wawasee; Lady Warriors Blanked
  • Triton Football Game Moved To Thursday Evening
    The Triton at Pioneer football game scheduled for Friday night has been moved to Thursday to accommodate the visitation for Cameron Scarberry.

    Kickoff time for the game in Royal Center is 6:30 p.m.
  • Warsaw Runners Beat Wawasee, Plymouth
    PLYMOUTH – Neither team was at full strength, but both the Warsaw boys and girls cross country squads concluded the Northern Lakes Conference dual season with wins over Plymouth and Wawasee Tuesday evening on a 5K course at Pretty Lake Golf Club.
  • Area Results
    Middle school football, volleyball, cross country
  • Manchester Kickers Top LCA Cougars
    WINONA LAKE – Manchester’s boys soccer team needed to revamp itself after losing a star player. Tuesday’s 6-3 win at Lakeland Christian went a long way toward that makeover.
  •   The irony of the sports world is that we use it as a diversion from our everyday lives and activities, but it’s played by humans so we cannot completely escape from reality in it.
  • Lady Warriors Pull Away For Win Over Whitko
    SYRACUSE  – Both Wawasee and Whitko came in to Monday’s volleyball match hungry for a win, which helped set up a dramatic comeback and an anticlimactic end to the contest.
  • With a 4-1 win Monday evening, Concord High School’s varsity tennis team finished the Northern Lakes Conference season undefeated, and in the meantime spoiled the Warsaw Tigers’ senior night.
  • WINONA LAKE – Grace College has been recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution.
  • High School Roundup – Sept. 19
    Lady Tigers Enjoy Big Second Half In Win Over Snider; Lady Squires Win TRC Match; Manchester VB Kills; Squires Defeat Eagles; Panthers Sweep Warriors; Chargers Blank Wildcats
  • Lady Squires Advance To Golf Regional
    Manchester’s girls golf team advanced to regional play with a second-place finish in the Huntington North Sectional at Norwood Golf Club Saturday.

    The Lady Squires had a team score of 363, well behind host Huntington North’s 346 and 10 shots better than third place  and regional qualifier Madison-Grant.

    Kelsey Eichenauer paced Manchester with an 87, with Lydia Little at 88 and Madyson Ulrey at 89. Samantha Kissell finished with a 99 and Cora Barnett shot 105.
  • Lady Squires 3rd, Squires 7th, Tigers 9th At New Prairie
    Manchester’s girls cross country team finished third in Class A, with the Squire boys taking seventh and the Warsaw boys ninth in Class AAA at Saturday’s New Prairie Invitational.

    Jaelyn Webb was sixth overall for the Lady Squires, with Torina Runkel taking 16th and Katie Barker 24th. Lance Bennett was 17th for the Manchester boys, with Benjamin Reichenbach taking 37th and Ethan Davis finishing 41st.
  • High School Volleyball Roundup – Sept. 16
    Lady Tigers Fourth At Michigan City Volleyball Tournament; Wawasee Beats Whitko In VB Tourney; Manchester Winless In Tournament; Junior Varsity Volleyball
  • High School Soccer Roundup – Sept. 16
    Lakeland Christian Girls Soccer Rolls To Rout Over Peru; Cougars Roll To Win; Tigers Edged By Blazers; Warriors Play To Draw With Knights; Whitko Blanked In Conference Play; Junior Varsity Soccer
  • Grace Men’s Soccer Plays To 2 OT Non-Conference Draw
    Grace College’s men’s soccer team was on the verge of upsetting Northwestern (Iowa) on Saturday in a neutral-field contest.

    The Lancers (2-2-3) held a 2-1 lead entering the final minute, but Northwestern kept the match alive with a goal in the 90th minute. The game ended in a 2-2 double overtime draw.

    “We had the win right there in front of us, and we just didn’t make it happen. It’s as simple as that,” said Grace head coach Matt Hotchkin. “Two games through double overtime is difficult. But we need to learn how to suffer and how to muscle our way through to win these games. We will see another game that requires us to gut one out, and we will be ready.”
  • Area Results
    Middle School Volleyball, Cross Country
  • Ridge's Big Plays Spoil Warsaw's Homecoming
    A team that likes to grind it out and dominate the time of possession, the Northridge Raiders showed off some big-play, quick-strike ability Friday night against the Warsaw Tigers.
  • Panthers Whip Warriors
    From the first play to the last, 4A No. 4 NorthWood was dominant in its 32-0 Northern Lakes Conference football win over visiting Wawasee Friday night.

    On the first play from scrimmage, Brayton Yoder scored from 53 yards out. Yoder finished with 167 yards on 15 carries with three touchdowns.

    But the NorthWood offense had moments of self-destruction, with four turnovers. Three Landon Gessinger passes were picked off. Still, the Panthers racked up 480 yards of total offense.
  • Valley Tops Whitko For Win No. 1 In Moriarty Era
    SOUTH WHITLEY – Even in a matchup of winless football teams, the game can turn out one-sided. Tippecanoe Valley made sure that was the case Friday night, scoring touchdowns the first six times it had the ball and rolling to a 43-7 Three Rivers Conference victory at Whitko’s Ryan Huff Memorial Field.
  • Trojans Come Back From 15 Down To Get Win In OT
    Trailing by 15 points after three quarters, it would have been easy for Triton to slip back in to the funk of the last several football seasons.

    Instead, the Trojans mounted a comeback, forced overtime, held Culver Community scoreless on its possession, then won 27-21 on Ethan Berry’s 10-yard run.
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – Moving on from last week’s nail-biter of a loss to Peru, the Manchester High School football team hosted Three Rivers Conference and Wabash County rival Northfield for homecoming Friday night.
  • Sports Briefs
    Tony Elliott Foundation Hosting Golf Outing; Warsaw Volleyball Hosting Food Drive Tuesday; Lady Vikings Hoops Fundraiser Scheduled For Sept. 26; Homes For Haiti Run Oct. 28; Hot Rods In The Badlands Sept. 30
  • Freshman football; Middle school cross country, volleyball, soccer
  • Sports Briefs
    Outboard Motor Show Saturday; 3-On-3 Tourney Benefits Whitko Boys Hoops; Don Dicken Tournament Saturday
  • NORTH MANCHESTER – Led by juniors Emily Peterson and Sophie Bussard, the Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings beat rival Manchester in three sets Thursday evening.
  • High School Roundup – Sept. 14
    Wawasee Beats Memorial, Earns First Conference Win; Squires Sweep Whitko In Non-Conference Match; Triton Blanks Bluejays In HNAC Competition; Lakeland Christian Claims Victory Over Lakewood Christian; Lady Warriors Win; Tigers Beat Valley; Lady Pilgrims Defeat Warsaw VB In 4 Sets; Whitko VB Falls In 4; Lady Bruins Beat Triton Volleyball; Lady Warriors Fall; Lady ‘Cats Golf Wraps Regular Season
  • NorthWood got just what it needed to score a 3-2 Northern Lakes Conference boys tennis win over host Warsaw Thursday.
  • MISHAWAKA – Over 100 minutes of soccer Thursday couldn’t separate the men’s teams from Grace College and Lawrence Tech University.

    The Lancers and Blue Devils settled for a 0-0 draw at a neutral-site tournament game, hosted by Bethel College.

    The teams combined for 31 shots, including 15 on frame.
  • Manchester Blanks TRC Rival Whitko
    SOUTH WHITLEY – The Manchester Lady Squires wasted no time scoring Wednesday evening. They then made sure the Whitko Lady Wildcats didn’t score.
  • Teel Reaches Milestone In Grace Victory
    WINONA LAKE – On a night she eclipsed 1,000 career digs, Caylie Teel sparked Grace College’s volleyball team past Mt. Vernon Nazarene University.
  • High School Roundup – Sept. 13
    Wawasee Boys Soccer Gets Non-Conference Win; Zebras Down Viking Soccer; Lady Trojan Golf Edges Plymouth By 4 Shots; Trojan Tennis Blanked; Tennis Matches Rained Out
  • Area Results
    Middle School Football, Volleyball
  • High School  Cross Country Roundup – Sept. 12
    Warsaw Runners Pick Up Wins Over NorthWood, Concord; Wawasee Wins Twice
  • High School Volleyball Roundup – Sept. 12
    Lady Tigers Get Road Volleyball Sweep Over Columbia City; Lady Squires Win, Valley Sweeps LaVille; Triton Drops Non-Conference Match; Whitko Falls In 4 Sets
  • Warsaw Netters Beat Rival Wawasee
    SYRACUSE – Though it took nearly to 2-1/2 hours to complete, the outcome of Tuesday evening’s Northern Lakes Conference boys tennis match between county rivals Warsaw and Wawasee was decided in little more than an hour.
  • High School Soccer Roundup – Sept. 12
    Tigers Blank NorthWood; LCA Falls To Cavaliers; Wawasee Falls To Columbia City
  • Warsaw’s girls golf team wrapped up its regular season with a pair of wins over Triton and Whitko Tuesday at Stonehenge Golf Club.

    The Lady Tigers carded a score of 192, while Triton picked up one win with a 209. Whitko came in at 243.
  • Triton Tennis Coach Gets 100th Victory
    Squires Drop Conference Match
  • I got an email two weeks ago inviting me to play golf.
  • Sports Briefs
    Price Gets Ace At Raccoon Run; Warsaw Volleyball Hosting Food Drive Tuesday
  • Area Results
    Middle school volleyball, football
  • Lady Tigers Blank Northrop Bruins
    In their first eight games of the season, the Fort Wayne Northrop Bruins allowed just three goals.
  • SYRACUSE – For almost all of the first half, and the first 10 minutes of the second, Elkhart Memorial looked like the dominant boys soccer team in its 3-2 win over Wawasee Monday night.
  • Grace College Netters Beat Holy Cross
    WINONA LAKE – A sizzling start to the year continued for Grace College’s women’s tennis team on Monday with a 9-0 win over Holy Cross.