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GOSHEN — Mia Miller made a goal her senior year of high school to compete in every swimming event Goshen offered. She was able to accomplish that when she participated in 1-meter diving at the then-Redskin Relays.

GOSHEN — Concord had a strong start to their boys and girls swimming seasons Tuesday, defeating Goshen 122-58 in the boys competition and 132-54 in the girls. It was the first meet of the season for the Minutemen, while it was the RedHawks’ second.

GOSHEN — When the dust settled at the 2019 NECC-NLC Shootout Saturday at Fairfield High School, it was the NECC’s Angola standing tall. The Hornets defeated the NLC’s Northridge, 50-37, and Concord, 45-37, to go undefeated in the shootout.

TOPEKA — After a come-from-behind victory over Fairfield Saturday and an upset win over No. 4 (3A) Mishawaka Marian Tuesday, the Goshen girls basketball team could’ve easily had a “letdown” game Thursday against Westview.

GOSHEN — Fouls caused Goshen problems early in the game, but in the long run it was trips to the free-throw line late in the contest that allowed the RedHawks to open the high school girls basketball season on a wining note.

BUTLER — There’s no doubt the Fairfield football team on the field Friday night was better than the team that took the field throughout the 2018 season. But the Falcons program still has lots of room to grow after a 34-0 loss to Eastside in the Class 2A, Sectional 35 championship game Friday night.

GOSHEN — Although it’s disputed which schools played the first high school boys soccer game in Indiana, there’s no argument over what the first conference was: the Northern Indiana Soccer Conference.

NAPPANEE — Taking control by pounding the ball on the ground from the opening drive, the NorthWood Panthers rolled to a 49-3 win over the Wawasee Warriors in a Class 3A, Sectional 19 contest Friday night at Andrews Field.

GOSHEN — Ready or not the 47th annual IHSAA state football tournament gets underway this evening with six local teams involved in five sectional games.

GOSHEN — The Fairfield Falcons returned to the winners role in the IHSAA girls volleyball tournament last Saturday evening, defeating Prairie Heights 25-22, 25-22, 25-7 in the finale of the Prairie Heights Class 2A Sectional.

NAPPANEE — Caroline Mullet couldn’t pinpoint one moment. Maddy Payne realized it after a match against Elkhart Memorial. Hilary Laidig knew from an early-season tournament at Penn.

NAPPANEE — It was a different feeling for Jack Wysong and Landon Holland playing tennis the last two weeks. Usually with their teammates, the seniors found themselves being the only NorthWood Panthers playing in the IHSAA boys tennis individual No.1 doubles tournament.

National Sports

SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame and offensive coordinator Chip Long have agreed to part ways after three seasons, according to multiple media reports. FootballScoop.com was the first to report the news, with Irish Illustrated first to confirm the initial report.

Last week represented a pendulum of emotions for the Indiana men’s basketball team. There was the high of knocking off No. 17 Florida State at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, followed by the low of losing by 20 points at Wisconsin in the Big Ten opener.

The closer than expected contest between Ohio State and Wisconsin in the Big Ten football championship game didn’t benefit the Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff.

SOUTH BEND — It wasn’t a matter of where Notre Dame would be playing its bowl game this year, but against who. With four Big 12 teams eligible to face the Fighting Irish, it was uncertain which one would be selected to face Notre Dame in the Camping World Bowl.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

BREMEN [mdash] Leroy D. Hochstetler, 80, Bremen, passed away at the scene of a truck/buggy accident in Marshall County, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. He was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Marshall County to Daniel H. and Lovina (Hochstetler) Hochstetler. On June 18, 1957, he married Malinda Schmucker in El…

GOSHEN [mdash] On Friday, Penny passed away at the age of 61. Surviving are husband, JR, and children, Jason and Melissa; six grandkids; and sister, Linda Stroud. A celebration of life will be held at Greene Road Church, 7 p.m. Dec. 20. www.rrefh.com.

INDIANAPOLIS [mdash] Nancy Rae Meyer, 73, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, Dec. 6. She was born May 11, 1946, in Goshen, to the late Orville C. and Lavon E. (Wideman) Inbody. Nancy was a 1964 graduate of Elkhart High School, where she met the love of her life, Robert E. "Bob" Meyer. They…