Thursday, March 26, 2015

Side Lines


Dave Spencer Possession

Dave Spencer, 49, has led a very busy year on high school basketball courts and football fields.

Bill Beck

Posted 10 minutes ago
4A Elkhart Sectional Title Northridge Elkhart Memorial_11

A season full of close games, wins and losses helped mold Northridge High School’s boys basketball team into Class 4A sectional champions.

Bill Beck

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 11:48 a.m.
NorthWood Wolfe Nets

NorthWood head coach Aaron Wolfe made the Panthers’ 3A sectional championship a special one for fans young and old.

Bill Beck

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.
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Following a loss in the semistate game to New Prairie, Michael Fickert encouraged the Raiders’ underclassmen to continue working hard and top this year’s performance in 2015.

Bill Beck
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In Side Lines, Bill Beck offers observations, quips and queries about Elkhart County sports, often heavy on high school football and Notre Dame. Now and then, he puts a twisted spin on a variety of hot topics.

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Sports editor Bill Beck covers high school and Notre Dame sports for the Elkhart Truth.

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Sports editor Bill Beck covers high school and Notre Dame sports for the Elkhart Truth.