Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 The Elkhart Memorial volleyball coaching staff (from left) Sarah Snyder, JV; Lisa Baker, JV; John Himschoot, varsity; and varsity head coach Jacquie Rost discuss their next drill at practice Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Elkhart. Baker and Rost have been coaching together for 20 years and said a large part of their success comes from the program they've built together and their ability to keep coaching staff.

Jacquie Rost and top assistant Lisa Baker have been together for more than 500 varsity victories for the Crimson Chargers.

Ken Fox

Posted 1 hour ago

A former Concord girls soccer coach was charged with child seduction after a student’s parents told police about a sexual relationship between the two.

Emily Pfund

Posted at 11:46 a.m.
 Northridge coach Tom Wogomon talks to a referee on the sideline during first half action against Plymouth at Northridge Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Class 4A sectional opens with arguably the two best teams paired in the first round in Middlebury.

Bill Beck

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 Goshen High School senior Isaac Huerta gets a piggyback ride from sophomore Mason Short after the Redskins' 6-0 Mishawaka Regional semifinal win over NorthWood on Oct. 16, 2014, at Baker Park. Huerta scored his 25th goal of the season in that game, extending his school record.
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Goshen High senior came in 2010 to learn English, visit family and play some basketball, but then stayed on to set soccer records and land a signing with Goshen College.

 Goshen College is partnering with the Dunes Volleyball Club.
Posted at 6:20 p.m.

Semi-travel teams are planned for multi-sport athletes and others unable to commit to a full season; camps upcoming as well.

 Concord South Side third grade teacher Amy Marsh (right) works with a student at the new smart board in her classroom Thursday Oct. 16, 2014. The new board connects with a computer and allows students working at the board to work over a worksheet that other students in the classroom are using.  The technology also allows student work to be posted to a blog and records the teacher's work.
Posted at 5:45 p.m.

Twenty-seven interactive projector systems were purchased over the summer, and teachers are learning how best to use them in the classroom. 

 In this file photo, Anyah Stanifer, 4, eats a pretzel after spinning it on her finger during a preschool workshop at Woodland Elementary School Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The workshop for both children and parents helps prepare the future students with needed skills such as working as a group and tying shoes. After Gov. Mike Pence decided not to seek a federal grant for funding pre-K programs in Indiana, local education advocacy group Horizon Education Alliance says it will continue to push for pre-K expansion locally.
Posted at 5:04 p.m.

Gov. Mike Pence decided not to put Indiana in the running for an $80 million federal grant for pre-K education, disappointing members of a local group fighting for low-income pre-K opportunities in Elkhart County. 

 Jimtown High quarterback Marquis Schieber aims for a throw Friday, Sept. 26 during second half of the game against Concord High School.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 9:06 p.m.

Jimmies and Falcons haven’t meet since a sectional matchup in 2007.

 Monika Felton of Serim talks to a group of students at the Elkhart Area Career Center during an afternoon session for Employability Skills Day at the school Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Students listened to a group of professionals that offered advice on preparing resumes, getting cover letters together and presenting oneself well during a job interview.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 7:55 p.m.

The students, who were with the Elkhart Area Career Center, learned how to behave during interviews, how to dress professionally, how to write resumes and more.

 Concord's Holyn Eldridge (14) and teammate Gabby Staggs (13) attempt to block Memorial's Tailor Schultheis (7) during a five set thriller against Memorial at Memorial Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Memorial defeated the Minutemen.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

Minutemen take 22-9 mark into Class 4A Concord Sectional.

 Goshen celebrate junior Jelitza Palomino's (8) goal with about 11 minutes left in the game during a IHSAA regional soccer game on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Goshen High School. The Redskins beat the Tigers 1-0.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.

Redskins (18-1-1) have outscored opponents 64-8 with 14 shutouts. 

Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 8:53 a.m.

The teacher was escorted from school property by the school resource officer last week. The case was forwarded to police, but no arrests have been made.

 Elkhart Memorial graduates make the walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at the Joyce Center at Notre Dame on Sunday, June 8, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 7:02 a.m.

Elkhart Community Schools noticed they had a problem with their graduation rate in 2008. Five years later, several efforts to improve the rate are paying off.

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