Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 Kayla Casaletto finishes the girls race in the NorthWood Invitational at Stauffer Park in Nappanee on Aug. 25, 2012. Casaletto, an Elkhart Christian 10th grader, was the winner in the race.

Penn’s Maddie Woods leads a team that could be among the state’s best girls cross country teams, but don’t count out Elkhart Memorial’s Brooke Moore or Elkhart Christian’s Kayla Casaletto.

Posted at 3:37 p.m.
 Returning letter winners for the 2014 Elkhart Central Blue Blazers are: (front row, from left) Damon Bell, Langston Johnson, Antwaan Allen, Ian Jenks, Vincent Snipes, Brian Vance, Lincoln Bowers, Nick Quarandillo, Micah Johnson; (middle row) Ryan Rudicil, George Clark, Brett Gallagher, Charles Boswell, Elden Granados, Jack Fann, Joe Phillips, Kevin Moreno, Tre'vuon Tyler; (back row) Kyle Moreno, Zamir Hernandez, Issac Barrios, Kody Martin, Joe Holmes, Vinny Schnell, Matt Moreno, Austin Medford and head coach Levon Johnson

Antwaan Allen has polished his quarterback skills as he takes off on first full varsity season.

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 12:46 p.m.
 Elkhart Memorial High School cheerleaders fly through the air, while students pack the stands at Elkhart Central High School to cheer on their team for the annual meeting between the two schools to open the football season on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Elkhart Central vs. Elkhart Memorial will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22.

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 8:50 p.m.
 Monday's boys soccer reslts.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 1:28 a.m.

Rosales, Hines score to key Blue Blazers. 

 Northridge High School junior Elliot Laughlin (15) celebrates with teammate Hunter Hardin  after scoring a goal on Penn High keeper William Dorsch (1) during a varsity soccer game at Northridge in Middlebury on Aug. 20, 2013. Both players return for the Raiders.
Posted on Aug. 15, 2014 at 9:51 p.m.

Raiders, Goshen, Elkhart Central, Concord coming off stellar seasons, plus a capsule look at all area teams, including a coaching change at Penn.

 Elkhart Memorial goes through a line drill during a recent practice. The Chargers and other Elkhart County teams will be a part of controlled scrimmages Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 6:28 p.m.

Controlled scrimmage schedule set for Elkhart County area Friday, Aug. 15, but why was Penn left in the cold?

 Then-assistant Ric Wiskotoni (left) watches a 2010 Elkhart Central tennis match with then-head coach Dave Whittaker. After heading up the boys and girls programs for a combined 48 seasons, Whittaker has retired and Wiskotoni has been tabbed to take over both positions.
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 6:12 p.m.

Ex-coach says he’s ’feeling great.’ Plus, a capsule look at all area boys tennis teams as the 2014 season nears.

 Madison Miller shows the turtle she found during the lake outing of seniors and juniors from the Concord High School girls soccer team. Head coach Todd Hesselbart started the tradition of a preseason lake trip for bonding and discussing team and individual goals.
Posted on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.

Minutemen coach Todd Hesselbart is a strong believer in fostering off-field relationships on the way to building a strong team on the field.

 This undated photo shows Jesse Zepeda (center, first row), who signed to continue his academic and baseball careers at Bethel College. He is flanked by parents Leo and Alma Zepeda and backed by Bethel head baseball coach Seth Zartman.
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 2:07 p.m.

Jesse Zepeda hit .344 in his diamond career with coach Steve Stusman’s Blue Blazers.

 Preseason rankings released by
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 8:31 a.m.

Elkhart Central and Fairfield also got some attention in the poll.

 Jill Brown (10) of Elkhart Memorial High School attempts to block a spiked ball during a game at Concord High School on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Elkhart Memorial won the set, 3-0.
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014 at 8:17 a.m.

New head coaches will be on the sidelines at Concord, Fairfield and Jimtown

 The sign above the entry way on to Concord's high school football practice asks the Minutemen a daily question.
Posted on Aug. 8, 2014 at 6:46 p.m.

Helmets in hand, athletes should be jumping into workouts, not waiting for an invite.

 The rundown on Thursday's girls golf matches.
Posted on Aug. 8, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.

Elkhart Central and Northridge played to a draw.