SYRACUSE — Grace Clark was one of the seniors on the NorthWood High School girls volleyball team that had never experienced the thrill of winning a sectional championship.
MISHAWAKA — Northridge avenged its 2018 regional championship loss to Chesterton Saturday by beating the Trojans, 2-0. It was the first loss for No. 3 (3A) Chesterton since 2017.
LAKEVILLE — After two rounds of penalty kicks Saturday, Bethany Christian was ahead 2-1. If the Bruins successfully made their final three kicks, they would advance to the regional championship game later that night.
DUNLAP — Concord built a big lead and held on to beat Warsaw in Northern Lakes Conference football Friday at Jake Field.
NAPPANEE — NorthWood played spoiler for Plymouth in the Northern Lakes Conference championship race, knocking off the Rockies, 40-20, in the regular season finale Friday night. With the Plymouth loss and Concord victory over Warsaw, the Rockies and Minutemen finish as co-NLC champions.
SYRACUSE — NorthWood and Lakeland each won in straight sets Thursday in the opening round of the Class 3A, Sectional 21 volleyball sectional at Wawasee High School. NorthWood knocked off the host Warriors, 25-14, 25-5, 25-9. Meanwhile, the Chargers defeated Lakeland 25-23, 25-15, 25-19.
GOSHEN — Warsaw did its best to keep Concord from getting into a sustained offensive rhythm and the Tigers topped the Minutemen in the IHSAA Class 4A Goshen Sectional volleyball tournament.
MIDDLEBURY — The path to Saturday night’s Class 3A high school boys soccer regional championship at Penn High School has a rather ominous roadblock in the way of the Northridge Raiders.
GOSHEN — There are few certainties in life, but one thing is going to be certain Friday night when the Goshen RedHawks host the Wawasee Warriors in a Northern Lakes Conference contest at Foreman Field.
GOSHEN — For the last three seasons, the Bethany Christian girls soccer program has had its season end against one program in the sectionals: Westview. So, when the Bruins drew the Warriors in the first round of the sectional this year, Bethany Christian was motivated more than ever to knock…
GOSHEN — On one half of the Class 1A boys soccer regional bracket at Argos sits No. 6 Bethany Christian. On the other half is No. 4 Argos. With two high-profile teams playing separate semifinal contests Saturday, it’d be easy for both teams to look over their semifinal opponents and focus on…
GOSHEN — The chance to claim the Northern Lakes Conference championship outright is on the line Friday night when the Plymouth Rockies square off with the NorthWood Panthers at Andrews Field in Nappanee.
TOPEKA — If there’s one moment that the Westview boys tennis team can point to for why their season is still alive today, it’s the break point Kurtis Davis fought off in his semistate match against Marion.
GOSHEN — With Elkhart Memorial trailing 23-13 in the second game, Margaret Wiegand stepped up to serve for her team. By the time she was done serving, the two teams were switching sides.
GOSHEN — Sectional pairings for the 47th annual IHSAA state football tournament were released Sunday night.
MISHAWAKA — Northridge saw its 2019 girls soccer season end Saturday with a 2-1 loss to No. 7-ranked Penn in the IHSAA Class 3A Penn Sectional championship under the lights at LionsHead Field.
MIDDLEBURY — Freshman Micah Wieland scored the decisive goal in the shootout as Northridge beat Elkhart Central 2-1 Saturday in the IHSAA Class 3A Northridge Sectional boys soccer tournament championship.
GOSHEN — It was total domination from both the Goshen boys and Northridge girls cross country teams Saturday at the IHSAA Cross Country Sectional 10 meet at Ox Bow Park. The RedHawks scored 37 points and the Raiders 32 as both brought home team championships.
WARSAW — At halftime, Warsaw football coach Bart Curtis changed outfits. The consistent first half rain had soaked his all-black wardrobe, forcing a clothing change. For the second half, Curtis came out in a gray Warsaw football sweater — and shorts, even with temperatures falling into the 40s.
DUNLAP — Driving rain and a muddy Jake Field meant it was not going to be a thing of beauty.
MISHAWAKA — Northridge girls soccer coach Chris Malott preaches “next five” to his team. After they score a goal, he tells his team to play the next five minutes with the same energy they played with to score that goal.
GOSHEN — Did the Goshen RedHawks last Friday try to take advantage of what the Northridge defense was giving them or did fans witness the birth of the “Air Park” offense?
MIDDLEBURY — As Ashley Brewster walked off the ninth green at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, all she could think about was going to get Chipotle.
GOSHEN — The race for the Northern Lakes Conference football title didn’t get any clearer after last Friday’s games. In fact, the waters might have gotten a little muddier.
DUNLAP — For 12 years, just one boys tennis regional trophy sat in the trophy case at Westview High School.
MIDDLEBURY — Friday night was Homecoming at Northridge High School and senior Caid Lacey was not about to let the Raiders lose.
PLYMOUTH — It was billed as a showdown between the top two teams in the Northern Lakes Conference between No. 3 (5A) Concord and No. 8 (4A) Plymouth.
ELKHART — NorthWood’s offense was clicking Friday at Elkhart Memorial’s Charger Field.
DUNLAP — For the last three years, Concord played Northridge in a boys tennis sectional finals. In each year, the Minutemen left with a trophy in their hands.
NAPPANEE — At 5:47 p.m., the Bethany Christian boys tennis team had won both doubles matches against Goshen and had won the first sets in both the No. 1 and No. 3 singles positions in convincing fashion. It seemed as if the Bruins were poised to avenge an early-season loss to the RedHawks by…
GOSHEN — Bronson Yoder has done it again.
KENDALLVILLE — It was a moment that happened two days late.
GOSHEN — Thunderstorms that rolled through the Goshen area Friday night made for “Breakfast at Foreman Field” Saturday morning.
Numerous area high school football games were postponed to Saturday (today). Here’s the updated game times for them:
SOUTH BEND — A lot of the questions asked about the Notre Dame football team this week surrounded one premise: bouncing back. Well, the No. 10 Fighting Irish have a chance to prove they can do that when they take on No. 18 Virginia at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday (3:30 p.m., NBC).
NAPPANEE — NorthWood will have a chance to win four individual Northern Lakes Conference boys tennis championships following a successful semifinal round Thursday on their home courts in Nappanee.
SOUTH BEND — Last week against Georgia, Notre Dame faced one of the best pocket-passing quarterbacks in the country in Jake Fromm. This week against Virginia, the No. 10 Fighting Irish will have a completely different challenge in senior Bryce Perkins.
Senior quarterback Elijah Sindelar remains in concussion protocol and is questionable for Purdue’s Big Ten opener against Minnesota on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium (3:30 p.m.).
GOSHEN — Goshen College sophomore forward Lucas Bontreger has been named the Maple Leaf Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending September 15.
KENDALLVILLE — Northridge made it three-straight sectional championships in girls golf, shooting a 340 at Cobblestone Golf Course Saturday night to bring home the trophy. Concord (345) and Columbia City (355) also advanced to next week’s regional at Noble Hawk Golf Course in Kendallville. Ad…
BENTON — West Noble maintained its status as the lone Northeast Corner Conference football team without a loss in 2019 thanks to a 38-6 victory at Fairfield.
NAPPANEE — NorthWood used both of its air and running attacks to knock off Wawasee, 40-10, in a Northern Lakes Conference football game Friday in Nappanee.
NAPPANEE — Sometimes, all it takes is a lucky bounce for a team to be victorious in a soccer match. That happened Thursday, as NorthWood junior Andre De Freitas’ free kick bounced through the defense and into the back of the net, giving the No. 14 (2A) Panthers a 1-0 victory over No. 16 (3A)…
The 1999 Goshen High School football season looked like a promising one with 21 letterwinners, including 11 starters, returning from a team that had worked its way up to the No. 1 ranking in the Class 4A poll during the previous season’s campaign.
NAPPANEE — Fourteen years ago, NorthWood High School didn’t have enough players to field a girls golf team. On Saturday, they enter the Warsaw sectional as the eighth-ranked team in the state and the favorites to repeat as sectional champions — leaving coach Adam Yoder doubting his own golf skills.
GOSHEN — The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team is off a 6-0 start on the 2019 season, and freshman Aniya Hartzler is playing a key role in the Spartans’ success.
LIGONIER — Josh Gross lived up to his preseason talk, and now the target is officially on the back of the West Noble football team.
SYRACUSE — Concord came up empty the first time the Minutemen had the football.
NAPPANEE — The Nate Newcomer show came to Andrews Field in Nappanee Friday night.
NAPPANEE — The NorthWood boys tennis team kept its undefeated season rolling Thursday with a 5-0 victory over Northern Lakes Conference opponent, Goshen.
SOUTH BEND — Nine of the Associated Press’s top 10 teams play this weekend. The only team off? No. 8 Notre Dame.
INDIANAPOLIS — Myles Turner looks around the Indiana Pacers locker room and sees a whole new team.
SOUTH BEND — One of the biggest question marks coming into the 2019 season for Notre Dame football was the kicker situation. The Fighting Irish were tasked with replacing Justin Yoon, who graduated the program’s all-time scorer with 364 points.
SOUTH BEND — Ian Book could feel it as the offense took over with 10:27 left in the fourth quarter, leading 23-20. Cole Kmet could feel it, too. Tony Jones as well.
SOUTH BEND — No. 9 Notre Dame had it easy last week against Bowling Green. This week’s opponent, USC, should provide a much tougher challenge.
With the top teams out of the mix, it’s on to a most unlikely matchup in the NL Championship Series.
SOUTH BEND — At the end of the first half against Virginia, Notre Dame trailed the Cavaliers, 17-14. Virginia had just driven 76 yards in five plays, capping it off with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Perkins to Hasise Dubois to give the Cavaliers the halftime advantage. It was the firs…
SOUTH BEND — Sometimes it’s Jet’s Pizza. Other times its Domino’s or Little Caesars. No matter what, though, it’s one food item that the Notre Dame offensive line eats on Thursday nights: pizza.
SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame beating Bowling Green, 52-0, Saturday afternoon in South Bend didn’t surprise anyone. Some of the updates to the Fighting Irish record book, though, were.
SOUTH BEND — It went about as everyone expected it to.
This Week's Circulars
NEW PARIS [mdash] Jerry Wayne Needler, 73, died Thursday at his home. He was born in Bluffton to Ernest E. and Edna (Blanchard) Needler. On May 30, 1986, he married Vivian Scarbeary and she survives. Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home is handling arrangements. www.rrefh.com.
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