Sunday, December 28, 2014

Side Lines


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From newsroom dreams to hometown wishes, a journalist’s Christmas list proves to be simple.

Bill Beck

Posted on Dec. 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
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Less than three weeks after their first meeting, Memorial and Central have taken strong steps.

Bill Beck

Posted on Dec. 23, 2014 at 9:51 p.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

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:03 a.m.
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New Prairie and Northridge have each battled their way into a Class 4A semistate meeting in Middlebury on Friday, Nov. 21. 

Posted on Nov. 19, 2014 at 8:49 p.m.

David Welker couldn’t work his way onto the field as a junior, but a change in attitude changed him into a playmaker for Northridge football. 

Posted on Nov. 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Elkhart Central, Jimtown and Northridge eye regional titles, while Penn looks for a state championship game berth.

Posted on Nov. 8, 2014 at 9:53 a.m.

The Blue Blazers and Raiders added their names to the records by winning their first sectional football championships on the same night. What a night in Elkhart County football.

Posted on Nov. 6, 2014 at 6:40 p.m.

A 28-year teacher-coach for Northridge schools, Mike Logan has witnessed the few highs and many lows of Raider football.

Posted on Nov. 5, 2014 at 7:49 a.m.

Long-time Jimmie assistant coach has a simple, direct approach to teaching players each week.

Posted on Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.

Northridge goes into the sectional championship game at Leo with a 9-2 record and a six-game winning streak

Posted on Oct. 25, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.

Fairfield absorbed shots early and kept up the fight, but Jimtown was too fast and physical in 3A playoff meeting Friday, Oct. 24.

Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 8:50 a.m.

Opening round of the 2014 IHSAA football postseason begins with Elkhart County schools playing their best games.

Posted on Oct. 17, 2014 at 7:32 p.m.

Names like Don Bunge, Gene Skirvin, Bill Sharpe and Bo Hundt helped shape NSC football history since the 1950s. The league ends tonight, Oct. 17, 2014. 

Bill Beck
Bill Beck
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.