Warriors Take Northrop Title

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FORT WAYNE – Wawasee opened its 2014 boys golf season in grand style, winning the Fort Wayne Northrop Invite at Colonial Oaks. The Warriors posted a 328 team score, four strokes better than runner-up Fort Wayne Canterbury. Cal Heinisch posted the third-best score of the day to lead … Read More

April SNOW Showers Freezes Action


It was 70 degrees Sunday, and snowed Monday night. Oh, Indiana, you never cease to amaze! Well, that being said, high schools are sending in cancellations for Tuesday ball games throughout the area. Up first, Wawasee High School. The girls track meet at Goshen with Plymouth, the Northern … Read More

Errant Play Gives Warriors First Loss [VIDEO]

Bailey Yoder sets up at second base for the Warriors.

KENDALLVILLE – It was just one of those nights. While the scoreboard said that East Noble had defeated Wawasee, the members of the Warrior baseball team knew that they had only beaten themselves on Monday night. Wawasee dug its own grave with errors and mistakes from start to … 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

Triton Primed For Another Run

Triton senior pitcher Mallorie Jennings is ready to start up what could be a big season for Trojan softball. (Photo by Mike Deak)

BOURBON – It doesn’t take long for Triton softball head coach Steve McBride or senior ace Mallorie Jennings to overview last year. It’s in the past, let’s get the job done this year. “We bring back just about everyone, and all of those kids remember how that regional … 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

Wildcat Cagers Overmatched By Chargers In Sectional

Wildcat senior Seth Patrick looks up at the scoreboard as he comes off the floor for the final time in his career.

SYRACUSE – The Whitko boys basketball team’s 2013-14 season came to a close on Tuesday night in the opening game of the IHSAA Boys Basketball Class 3A Sectional 21 Tournament at Wawasee High School. The Wildcats faced a very tough West Noble team and could not match the … Read More

Wildcats Have Nothing To Lose In Postseason

The sharp-shooting Whitko freshman Nate Walpole will need to step up big for the Wildcats in the sectional tournament. Walpole averages 14 points per game for the Wildcats. (File photo by Nick Goralczyk)

SOUTH WHITLEY – Sectional basketball tournaments will officially tip-off all over the great state of Indiana on Tuesday evening. Coaches and players have carefully scouted out their opponents and sectional fields, trying to find every weakness and advantage the other team may have. But what about the teams … Read More

Nick’ Picks: The ‘Thank You, Harold Ramis’ Edition

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

The entertainment world lost a truly great mind this week. Writer/Director/Producer/Actor Harold Ramis passed away at his Chicago home on Monday evening and left behind an amazing legacy. Ramis was the brilliant mind behind some of the most entertaining and quotable movies of the 1980′s and ’90′s. He … Read More

Nick’s Picks: The Potpourri Edition

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

With all the local girls basketball teams out of the mix, I am really at a loss of what to pick outside of boys games. So this week will have a little bit of everything. Before I get to the picks I need to congratulate some people and … Read More

Whitko Advances To Sectional Title [VIDEO]

Aly Nicodemus jars the ball loose from Lakeland's Mackenzie Loy.

NAPPANEE – Could they be a team of destiny? The Whitko girls basketball team continued its stellar season on Friday night when it took on Lakeland in a semifinal game of the IHSAA Class 3A Sectional 21 at NorthWood High School. The Lady Wildcats were favored in the … Read More

Nick’s Picks: The “Sharing The Love” Edition

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

I was originally going to use my intro to rant and rave about how embarrassing the Notre Dame men’s basketball team has been this year and then finish it off by calling for Mike Brey to be fired using not-so-hard facts and a lot of personal grudges. Then … Read More

Whitko Wins Overtime Thriller [VIDEO]

Reghan Craig locks in on West Noble's Kelsie Peterson. (Photos by Nick Goralczyk)

NAPPANEE – When the Whitko girls basketball team last played West Noble, the Lady Wildcats won an exciting game that was decided by just two points, 64-62, in mid-December. The two teams met again Tuesday night with the season on the line this time in the opening game … Read More

Nick’s Picks: The ‘History In The Making’ Edition

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

History is about to be made right before for your very eyes! This week I will be doing two things that I have NEVER done with my picks. Yes, this week it is time to up the ante (but, probably not next week because it takes a lot … Read More