Tigers Terrific In Rally Over Rivals [VIDEO]

Dean Katris gets back to first base late in Wednesday's contest.

WARSAW – New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra would have been proud of the Warsaw baseball team on Wednesday night. The Tigers made it known that Berra had a point when he famously said, “It’s not over till it’s over.” Warsaw stunned its county rivals by scoring 10 … Read More

Schram ‘Better Off’ At Home

Jon Schram left behind a Division 1 golf scholarship, and roommate Quentyn Carpenter (background) behind to come home. Schram transferred from Ball State this past winter to continue his golf career at Grace College. (File photo by Mike Deak)

WINONA LAKE – He grew up mere steps from campus, but it took Jon Schram several months to realize where home really was. On the right path to a dream, his journey took a slight detour. And that bump in the road may have been one of the … Read More

CCAC Hosting Spring Challenge Baseball Tourney

CCAC Spring Challenge 6

“For it’s one … two … three strikes, you’re out, at the old ball game,” as the old song goes. Yes, folks, it’s spring and that means it’s baseball time. To kick off the baseball season, the City-County Athletic Complex in Warsaw is hosting the Spring Challenge Youth … Read More

Rain Causes Cancellations To Pour In

singing in the rain

The weather forecasters got it right. The rains have come today and in Kosciusko its raining buckets this morning. Thus, athletic departments have been forced to make alterations to several pre-spring break plans. The first set of games washed out from the rain are a pair of track … Read More

One Team, One Goal

Ethan Nicodemus returns as the Wildcats top pitcher (2.37 ERA) and batter (.435 batting average) in 2014. (Photo provided)

SOUTH WHITLEY – The Whitko Wildcat baseball team is tired of waiting. Sure, Mother Nature has deprived all local teams and athletes from getting on to the field this spring, so Whitko is not the only team that has had to wait it out. But just getting on … Read More

Area Quartet Honored By IBCA


INDIANAPOLIS  – Fifteen seniors and fifteen underclass boys basketball players have earned IBCA/Subway First Team All-State honors for 2013-14. Also, 120 additional players were selected as Honorable Mention IBCA/Subway Senior All-State and 120 additional juniors, sophomores and freshmen were recognized as Honorable Mention IBCA/Subway Underclass All-State in a … Read More

You’ve Been A Mother, Ms. Nature

He lied.

WARSAW – If a good portion of you have felt betrayed this year, your feelings are historically justified. The weather has blown, spit, blanketed, stuck around too long. All of the above. I could go on all day, but you get it. The onslaught of winter on northern … Read More

Roller Dolls Readying For Rumble

The Lake City Roller Dolls have a bout coming April 19 against the Kokomo City of Fists. (Photo provided by Remembered Photography)

WARSAW – Warsaw’s own Lake City Roller Dolls roller derby team will host Kokomo’s City of Fists at Hansen’s Eastlake Stake Center in Warsaw on April 19th. Doors open at 4 p.m. and action starts at 5 p.m. A portion of proceeds benefit the Lakes Area Autism Network, … Read More

Several Area Players Named Academic All-State


INDIANAPOLIS – A handful of basketball players were named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association First-Team and Honorable Mention All-State lists. The boys Academic All-State First Team list included two from the Northern Lakes Conference in Plymouth’s Mack Mercer and Northridge’s Nate Ritchie. Three area girls made the … Read More

Reinventing The Traveling Call

Grace College freshman Chloe Pridgen has been there, done that. (Photo by Jeff Nycz, courtesy of the Grace College Sports Information Department)

WINONA LAKE – Chloe Pridgen has a whole different view of the word ‘traveling’ when it comes to her life. It would be easy to cite ‘traveling’ as a basketball term surrounding the Grace College freshman, a forward for the Lady Lancer basketball program. But the traveling Pridgen … Read More

Grace Gives Back To Its Neighbors [VIDEO]

Grace College men's basketball player Jared Treadway reads a Dr. Seuss book to children at Kiddie Kollege in Winona Lake during the NCCAA community service project Tuesday morning.

WINONA LAKE – For the men and women of the Grace College basketball programs, most likely spent their high school and even college years being recognized for being top-flight athletes at their schools. For at least one morning, “celebrity” went to a whole new level. The looks on … Read More

DeKalb Claims Wawasee Sectional Title [VIDEO]

Haleigh Smarr of Wawasee performs her floor routine at the Wawasee Gymnastics Sectional.

SYRACUSE – It wasn’t the prettiest day of gymnastics in the history of the Wawasee Gymnastics Sectional, but for a trio of teams and a host of individuals, Saturday was a day of triumph. In a competition that seemed to lack buzz among individual performances, a team race … Read More

Sectional Glory Up For Grabs

Wawasee's Emily Allen will be amongst the contenders at the Wawasee Sectional this Saturday. (Photos by Mike Deak)

SYRACUSE – It’s been a busy week at Wawasee High School. The boys basketball sectional has been roaring Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the spectator gym and will only keep the kettle whistling Friday and Saturday when rivals West Noble and Fairfield along with NorthWood and Tippecanoe Valley … Read More

Nick’s Picks: The Two-Part Edition, Part 1

My goal is to have my bracket beat the president's and then I will seek the candidacy for the nation's highest office.

Tournament time is by far the most anticipated time of the year for me. I wait all fall and winter for the state tournament to get started and as of last night, that time is finally here! This week I have divided my usual one article into two … Read More

Tigers Finish Strong; Saturday Provides Even More Speed [VIDEO]

Warsaw Jayden Parrett finished 10th in 100 back in Saturday's consoles. (Photos by Nick Goralczyk)

INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s best swimmers and divers gathered at the IUPUI Natatorium on Saturday afternoon for the 2014 IHSAA Boys Swimming and Diving Championships. For the second year in a row it was the Chesterton Trojans that took home the top prize, scoring 240 points to beat … Read More

Can History Repeat For Tigers?

Warsaw senior Jordan Stookey will be leaned upon heavily if the Tigers want to repeat as sectional champions. (Photo by Nick Goralczyk)

WARSAW – Warsaw boys basketball coach Doug Ogle knows that history can repeat itself. That’s the scenario he hopes to play out again in the Class 4-A Elkhart Central Sectional. The Tigers staggered into postseason play a year ago at 10-10 and with no one giving them much … Read More