Rain Causes Cancellations To Pour In

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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

Andrews, Shepherd, NorthWood Duo Tabbed


INDIANAPOLIS – A total of 14 area senior boys basketball players have been named to the Top 100 list compiled by Hoosier Basketball Magazine. The list of 100 will be trimmed to 60 by further evaluation during the ongoing state tournament series. Those 60 seniors will be invited … Read More

Panthers Earn Fifth Sectional Title

NorthWood boys basketball head coach Aaron Wolfe holds the net after the Panthers beat West Noble 75-61 Saturday night.

SYRACUSE – When the spotlight was turned on, NorthWood rose to the occasion. The No. 5 Panthers, using big nights from its senior superstars, broke down a game West Noble team, 75-61, to win the Wawasee Boys Basketball Class 3-A Sectional. The senior trio of Zach Zurcher, Jonathan … Read More

Panthers Back Up Ranking, Advance To Final [VIDEO]

Both teams gathered together for a prayer circle following Friday's intense sectional contest.

SYRACUSE – Just two days after coming so close to being upset, the Tippecanoe Valley Vikings basketball team tried to play the role of spoiler on Friday night. The Vikings took on the NorthWood Panthers and gave Class 3A’s No. 5-ranked team everything it could handle. But in … Read More

Nick’s Picks: the Two-Part Edition, Part 2

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

Okay, so this two-part thing is not working my favor. So far, I’ve already missed three picks and have slipped into a deep pickpression. (Pickpression: Depression caused by underwhelming pick results.) But, let’s focus on the positives of Wednesday. The Wawasee-Tippecanoe Valley game was absolutely outstanding and if … 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

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

Valley Runs Into Black Swish Buzz Saw

NorthWood head coach Steve Neff advanced to his third consecutive sectional title with his team's win over Tippecanoe Valley. (Photos by Nick Goralczyk)

NAPPANEE – The Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings basketball team knew it would have a challenge on Friday night when it took on NorthWood in the sectional semifinals on the Lady Panthers home court. NorthWood came in ranked No. 11 in Class 3A but played like it was No. … 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

Lady Vikings Keep Season Alive [VIDEO]

Caylie Teel forces a loose ball and makes sure she is the only one that will retrieve it.

NAPPANEE – It’s one down and two to go for the Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball team. The Lady Vikings fought off a determined Fairfield team for the duration of their game in the quarterfinals of the IHSAA Class 3A NorthWood Sectional. The Falcons had to fly the coop … Read More

Wawasee Sports Wrap – Feb. 3

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Warriors Clip Lakers On Hardwood The home losing streak is over for Wawasee after the Warriors held on for a 57-53 boys basketball win Monday night over visiting Lakeland. Four Warriors reached double figures in scoring as Wawasee won its first contest of the year in Syracuse after … Read More

A Time Of Transition


NAPPANEE – For a few minutes, it looked like a repeat of the Friday night boys basketball game between Wawasee and NorthWood might have reincarnated in the girls hoops version. But NorthWood’s size, speed and experience all took over seemingly all at once in a 72-31 final over … Read More

Halftime Performance Steals The Show At Wawasee [VIDEO]

The Warriors wore Special Olympics t-shirts during their warmups on Friday night. (Photos by Nick Goralczyk)

SYRACUSE – It was an extraordinary night at Wawasee High School on Friday night. The Warriors welcomed in their toughest opponent of the year in Northern Lakes Conference foe NorthWood and went toe-to-toe with the No. 9  team in class 3-A for four quarters in front of a … Read More

Pena Shines But Warriors Suffer Defeat [VIDEOS]

Wawasee's Michael Pena made the most of his senior night performance, pinning NorthWood's Garrett Griffin in the third period of the 145-pound tilt.

SYRACUSE – For the Warrior wrestling team, the 2013-14 season has not offered many reasons to celebrate. With a roster full of young, inexperienced wrestlers, wins have been few and far between so far. But on Thursday night the team was able to take a moment and celebrate … Read More