Janet Riley, who has taught at Elkhart Central High School for 35 years, was chosen from 129 entries at the Mishawaka Barnes & Noble for the “My Favorite Teacher” contest. Now she has a shot at $10,000 in the national Teacher of the Year contest.

Michelle Sokol

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.
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The Kingsmen have been a powerhouse in both boys and girls basketball in recent years. In baseball and softball, though, county schools were spared the addition of Penn.

Anthony Anderson

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
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In three Elkhart County schools, enrollment in Advanced Placement courses has increased by 144 percent and the number of qualifying scores has increased by 59 percent.

Michelle Sokol

Posted on May 3, 2015 at 5:45 a.m.
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Seven of Elkhart Central High School’s 2013 state championship team members are now playing baseball at the collegiate level. 

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 5:30 a.m.

Jeramiah Bowman most recently directed bands in Muncie Community Schools, where he led the Spirit of Muncie to win the state band competition at the Indiana State Fair.

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 3:39 p.m.

Munet, who is ranked No. 1 in his class of 362, is likely to walk on in track and possibly cross-country for the Engineers.

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 6:27 p.m.

Treyton Harris heads into the 73rd Goshen Relays on Saturday, April 25, with a state-best high jump of 6 feet, 9 inches. He’s also among Indiana’s best in 2015 in the long jump and is also a sprinter for the Blue Blazers.

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 12:18 p.m.

O’Neill is coming off a senior season in 2014-15 in which he helped the Ryan Bounds-coached Blue Wave qualify for the IHSAA State Finals in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays.

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 4:46 p.m.

Proceeds from the event go to support the Blue Blazers baseball program and facilities. Tickets, available from Central players or coaches or at the door, are $10 each; or fill a table for $100.

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:06 p.m.

Downs was an All-American cheerleader in 2014-15 and Central team MVP the past two years.

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:40 a.m.

The Blue Wave backstroke standout joins the NCAA Division I program with plans to double major in theater technology and communications and pursue a career in screenwriting.