Several Locals Survive At Open Qualifier


KENDALLVILLE – A host of local golfers made the cut at Thursday’s Indiana Open Qualifier at Cobblestone Golf Course. Leading the charge in the 26-player field was McCormick Clouser shooting a three-under 69. Clouser’s brother, McCallister, also made the cut by shooting a 75 to finish in a … Read More

All-NLC Baseball Announced


GOSHEN – The formal lists for the All-Northern Lakes Conference baseball were released this afternoon from NLC secretary Larry Kissinger. The lists are heavy with Panthers and Chargers as NorthWood and Elkhart Memorial both finished 10-4 atop the league. Leading the way were All-NLC selections of Daniel Asbury, … Read More

Local Golfers Miss Jump To State [VIDEO]

Ryan Cultice shows that a good vertical jump could come in handy for golfers.

WINONA LAKE – In the end, nothing went right. Nearly a week of anticipation finally came to an end for eight local prep golfers. Members of the Warsaw golf team as well as three individuals from other area schools received their chance to prove themselves on a very … Read More

Nick’s Picks: The “I’m An Idiot” Edition

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Apparently I embarrassed myself last week with my picks. I picked against the Warsaw baseball team in its sectional semifinal game. The Tigers proved me wrong by beating Northridge before ultimately falling short of Concord in the sectional championship. Earlier in the week I incorrectly picked Fairfield to … Read More

Northridge, Concord Headline Softball All-NLC


GOSHEN – It was another banner year for the Northridge Raider softball program, while Concord stepped forward as a team to beat heading into next season. The Raiders and Minutemen headline the Northern Lakes Conference All-Conference softball list for the 2014 season. Northridge, which finished 13-1, had eight … Read More

NorthWood Continues Winning Ways [VIDEO]

Dominic Miranda (12) is met at home plate after his grand slam.

SOUTH WHITLEY – The NorthWood baseball team is good. For the second time in as many games the Panthers have rallied from behind to take the lead and the win from their opponent. On Thursday night NorthWood used a 10-run fourth inning to deflate Tippecanoe Valley. The Panthers … Read More

Panthers Power Past Vikings

William Kirkwood returns to the dugout a happy man after scoring one of NorthWood's 10 fourth inning runs on Thursday night. (Photos by Nick Goralczyk)

SOUTH WHITLEY – Sometimes you just have to make a statement. The NorthWood baseball team won 16 games and a share of the Northern Lakes Conference title in the regular season, both feats say a lot of what they team is capable of, but a new challenge awaits … Read More

Wawasee Has ‘Big Plans’ For Finals [VIDEO]

Wawasee catcher Paige Hlutke puts the tag on Fairfield's DJ Martz at home plate for an out during Wawasee's 5-2 win over Fairfield in the Fairfield Softball Sectional semi-finals Wednesday night. (Photos by Mike Deak)

BENTON – Bob Shea may have become the architect to Wawasee softball’s tournament success. Shea, the author of the children’s book ‘Big Plans’, diagrams what it could be like to make it big through the eyes of a child. As Wawasee head coach Jared Knipper, a kindergarten teacher … Read More

Hollar, Wawasee Duo Among All-NLC


GOSHEN – Warsaw’s Jonny Hollar and a pair of Wawasee golfers made the list of the All-Northern Lakes Conference boys golfers following the conference tournament. Hollar finished third at the NLC with a 77 and has been a consistent number one for the Tigers, which finished second in … Read More

Nick’s Picks: Daring Diamond Postseason Picks

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We are currently in the thick of sectional week for both baseball and softball and it is madness, games started on Monday for local softball teams and the fields are thinning daily. I debated what to do for my picks this week and have decided to go ahead … Read More

Christiana Creek Awaits Hopeful Tigers, Warriors

Warsaw will need a boost from the back end of its lineup from player like Michael Jensen if it wants to knock of Northridge.

The 2014 prep golf season is winding down, leaving just a few matches for teams to straighten out any hooks or slices before the IHSAA State Tournament. Though some teams will still have a few regular season contests before sectionals, the postseason will begin for members of the … Read More

Wawasee Sports Wrap – May 20

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Golf Sputters At McCormick After a hot start to the dual season, Wawasee has fallen back of late in Northern Lakes Conference play. A 157 shot Tuesday at McCormick Creek left Wawasee 11 shots back of NorthWood (146) and four short of Plymouth (153) in the triangular. “We … Read More

NLC Tennis Dances Into The Night [VIDEO]

Warsaw's Rachel Alexander calls a point out during her title matchup against Jessica Stillson of Plymouth during the three singles final at the Northern Lakes Conference Girls Tennis Championships.

WARSAW – Given the spring sports season has been a nightmare in terms of weather and adjustments, it was more than fitting that the Northern Lakes Conference Girls Tennis Championships would last well into the one o’clock hour. That’s right, 1 a.m. Saturday morning. Dealing with the third … Read More

Rain Again Affecting Prep Sports

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It’s raining. So, of course, prep sports are being moved around again. First up is Wawasee, which postponed its baseball and softball games with Northridge. The JV and varsity softball games at Northridge as well as the JV and varsity baseball games at Wawasee both have not been … Read More