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INDIANAPOLIS — Adam Yoder and Jerry Hickey both experienced something Saturday that they hadn’t experienced in their girls basketball coaching careers: winning a semistate championship. Yoder’s NorthWood Panthers and Hickey’s Salem Lions knocked off Benton Central and Brownstown Central, res…

ELKHART — One event lifted Concord out of second place, and put the Minutemen on the path to capturing their fourth IHSAA boys swimming and diving sectional championship in program history Saturday at Concord High School.

NAPPANEE — For the first time in 15 years, NorthWood will have a chance to advance to the state championship game in girls basketball. The No. 7 (3A) Panthers (26-3) will play in the northern 3A semistate game against No. 2 Benton Central (26-3) Saturday at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT at LaPorte Hi…

NAPPANEE — After 10 lead changes, three ties and zero timeouts called in the first three quarters, it seemed like the crowd in the Panther Pit Friday night were destined to see a close, competitive finish to the game between visiting Elkhart Memorial and host NorthWood.

GOSHEN — Austin Miller was the man for most of the game, but it was Jaydon Boyer who made the game-winning play for the Wawasee Warriors in a 49-47 Northern Lakes Conference high school boys basketball thriller over the visiting Goshen RedHawks Friday night.

GOSHEN — Bethany Christian had no answers for Lakewood Park Christian sophomore Caedmon Bontrager in the second half Thursday, as Bontrager scored 19 of his game-high 29 points in the final six minutes to propel the Panthers to a 69-45 victory over the Bruins in Goshen.

GOSHEN — The 45th annual IHSAA girls state basketball tournament gets underway tonight with first round sectional contests, the girls state swimming sectionals and wrestling regionals are also scheduled for this week.

National Sports

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas is back on top of the college basketball world after knocking off Baylor in a matchup of Big 12 heavyweights, while the Bears dropped to No. 2 in The Associated Press men’s poll Monday after their nip-and-tuck loss in Waco.

INDIANAPOLIS – With his franchise’s most important offseason in more than a decade nearing its first major checkpoint, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay met with the local media for 30 minutes Sunday.

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BRISTOL [mdash] JD passed away unexpectedly at his home in Bristol on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. He is survived by his mother, Diana Robles, Bristol; father, James H. Little, Elkhart; grandparents, Judy and Fred Bechtold, Elkhart; grandmother, Eunice Gautsche, Goshen; and many other family and …