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Chargers' strong finish sparks hope

Another August has come around, and here is the odd thing about that for West Noble football coach Monte Mawhorter: It doesn't sneak up...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Coaches insist conference has balance

Formed just two years ago, the Northeast Eight proudly asserts its arrival as a major factor on the area's high school football...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Generals coach: 'I think we can compete'

Third-year head coach Derrick Moore has big expectations for Wayne this season: Go from a 2-7 conference record to winning the...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Saints' Koehl wins career 300th

Bishop Dwenger tennis coach Tim Koehl won his 300th career match as the Saints defeated Adams Central 3-2 on Tuesday.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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City pair help Hoosiers prepare

Todd Yeagley, who coaches one of the most prestigious soccer teams in the college ranks, will tell you that getting redshirted and...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Eagles not about to end tradition

The last time Churubusco had a losing season, guys such as Garrett Horn and Tom Richards may have been more concerned about what they...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Garrett, Eastside look to stay on top

DeKalb County will look to continue its reign atop the NECC, as Garrett has won the Large School Division the past two seasons, while...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Hornets' next goal: Winning trophies

Angola is coming off its best season in seven years, has 10 starters returning on offense, seven on defense and has a strength and...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Starfires look to top expectations

For football fans in Berne, these things called expectations are still relatively new.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Jets' workhorse: Yards will be tougher

The view from the backfield has changed for Drew Schultz, which could affect his success carrying the football this season for Adams...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Tough battles ahead in 'up' ACAC

Drew Schultz is one of the many star players in the ACAC – a second-team Class A all-state selection, the running back led Adams...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Jets are keeping expectations sky-high

With 23 victories in 27 games over the last two seasons, expectations are high for Adams Central. But success for the Jets will be...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Tigers putting focus on family

There's nothing wrong about mixing some heartfelt emotions into the rough-and-tumble world of football, and they'll tell you that down...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Is football taking a hit?

Concussions in football are becoming more of a concern to those involved in the sport, especially for the players and parents of high...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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All-Northeast Indiana Preseason Teams

OFFENSEQuarterbackAndrew McCormick, East NobleGrade: Senior

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Knights eager to put 2016 behind them

Norwell's players and coaching staff always felt a step slow and a step behind in 2016, which produced an 0-10 season.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Eagles banking on improved defense

If Columbia City's fans are under any illusion their team's five-year rebuilding process is near completion, coach Brett Fox offers a...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Panthers look to outsized leader

At 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, it would be hard for people to not listen to Lawrence Johnson. But that's not the only reason Snider...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Braves have things 'straightened out'

Marty Ballard's first season as Bellmont coach produced three wins and one sweeping, daunting realization.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Offseason competitions tested Saints

Bishop Dwenger has set the precedent with its summer work.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Youth looks to 12 seniors for leadership

As Bishop Luers coach Kyle Lindsay enters his fifth season, the program is in a rebuilding process with a relatively small senior class...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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State champs have holes to fill

Concordia coach Tim Mannigel knows that the task that lies before him and the Cadets will be tough.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Chargers to build on summer success

Carroll's 2016 season ended in the first round of sectionals to Warsaw.The team started 5-1 but ended up 6-4.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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League assists rebuilding process

With three state titles in two years, the SAC has proved itself one of the best conferences in the state.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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'Good core' returning for Spartans

Homestead has become accustomed to winning.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Archers hoping process pays dividends

South Side is hungry.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Culture shift taking place at North Side

Mike Brevard is no stranger to success.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Bruins look for boost on defensive side

The effectiveness of Northrop's defense will be a major key to the Bruins' success, but this season, fourth-year head coach Jason...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Panthers ready to compete in 6A

Snider coach Kurt Tippmann has mentioned the Panthers' move to Class 6A only one time to his team.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Lions likely to lean on experienced defense

If football's X's and O's create a dynamic similar to chess, Leo coach Jared Sauder has influential pieces to deploy all over the board...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Lions counting on versatile leader

Is Leo's leading rusher from last season starting out the season at receiver? Or is the Lions' top pass-catcher fitting in where he...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Knights have sights on sectional crown

Winning is routine in Kendallville, given that East Noble has finished above .500 in 14 straight seasons.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Different pieces, same goal for Bulldogs

New Haven's rampage in 2016 produced final scores that appeared to be straight from a video game.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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2016 regular season statistics

StandingsSACConf. OverallSnider 9-0 9-0Concordia 7-2 7-2Homestead 7-2 7-2

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Brother reflects Garrett's spirit

In his six years at Garrett, coach Chris DePew has never had a season without one of the three Davis brothers suiting up in a...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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'Triple threat' quarterback leads Vikings

A good quarterback, especially a senior, can make a world of difference, and Huntington North believes it has one in Austin...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Barons primed to change losing ways

Perhaps no team in the Northeast Eight is a more popular sleeper pick than DeKalb, with several opposing coaches believing the Barons...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Postseason already on Patriots' minds

Heritage wants to get back to winning postseason games and, so, they're hoping that the competitiveness of the ACAC will help make them...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Sectional loss drives Warriors

What initially felt like shock has turned into the angry motivator for the Woodlan Warriors.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Eagles seeing beefed-up numbers, experience

After seeing numbers so low that Fremont was forced to forfeit one game and had another called early last season, coach Jim Hummer has...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Leadership key for Cougars

Despite just two wins last season, intriguing additions at Central Noble may have the Cougars poised to contend for the NECC...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Raiders eager to start new season

Oftentimes, it's better to look ahead than back. And that's what they've got to do on the football field at Southern Wells.

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Blazers' new coach knows the ropes

BUTLER – These are roomy shoes Eastside coach Todd Mason sports these days, as another practice ends and the kids head off toward...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Young Wildcats get back to basics

Senior running back Hunter Reed sees his future about as clearly as one could expect from any senior. A future of service, of...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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New era underway for Tigers, coach

One would have to forgive Warsaw coach Phil Jensen if he's caught on the sidelines this fall asking for his son...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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New coach leads season of change

There's plenty of new car smell for the Wawasee football program. A new coach (Mike Eshbach), a new offense. Heck, even the field is...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Railroaders look to stay consistent

It might be easy for some players at Garrett to rest on their laurels after last year – 12 wins, a second straight NECC...

August 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Blackhawk shuts out Concordia

Courtney McKown of Blackhawk Christian was the only player to find the back of the net as the Braves earned a 1-0 victory Tuesday over...

August 16, 2017 1:00 am


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Braves beat Cadets in girls soccer

Courtney McKown of Blackhawk Christian was the only player to find the back of the net as the Braves earned a 1-0 victory in girls...

August 15, 2017 11:20 pm


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Wawasee senior helps new coach where he can

As much as Mike Eshbach counted on Elisha Tipping in the offseason, once the regular season gets going, the first-year Wawasee coach...

August 15, 2017 1:00 am


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Cadets have 'lot to work on'

KENDALLVILLE – With Concordia rebuilding in key positions, Friday's scrimmage at East Noble provided the perfect setting to...

August 12, 2017 1:00 am


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NECC: Comfort zone for coaches

When surveying the area football coaching landscape, conferences typically have two to three coaches with at least of decade of...

August 11, 2017 1:00 am


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Boys tennis

The usual suspects look primed to contend for the area's top spot. Leo, Homestead and Carroll finished 1-2-3 in the final 2016 District...

August 11, 2017 1:00 am


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Girls cross country

Last year was successful for area girls cross country teams.

August 11, 2017 1:00 am


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Boys cross country

Carroll proved last season that it didn't need powerhouse front-runners to win a state title. A 10th-place finish from Cole Powers...

August 11, 2017 1:00 am


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Family of golfers has DeKalb dreaming big

Trent Stuckey considers himself a very lucky man.

August 7, 2017 1:00 am


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Girls golf 5 to watch

With matches already underway, girls golf is the first IHSAA fall sport to get started and, with the state finals at the beginning of...

August 4, 2017 1:00 am