Saturday, November 22, 2014



 Concord senior Filip Serwatka poses for a photo on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Concord.

Three starters return in Filip Serwatka, Danny McMahon and Brett Austin, while Steve Austin becomes the dean of Elkhart County coaches.

Anthony Anderson

Posted at 2:27 p.m.
 Elkhart Memorial senior wrestler Tony Vaughn grapples with junior Ronnie Longbrake during practice on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Memorial in Elkhart. Indiana Mat magazine ranked Vaughn No. 8 in its preseason rankings the 138 weight class. Last year he finished his season with a 26-7 record and lost in the first round of the 2014 IHSAA State Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Tony Vaughn was an IHSAA state finalist at 126 pounds in 2013-14. 

Steve Krah

Posted at 2:09 p.m.
 Northridge's Dalton Slabaugh becomes emotional after the Raiders lost the Class 4A semistate championship game against New Prairie Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Final score was 28-10.

Northridge High School lost to New Prairie High School in the Class 4A semistate Friday, Nov. 21. The loss followed an outstanding football season for the Raiders.

Bill Beck

Posted at 9:47 a.m.
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 Edwardsburg senior Dustin Vires warms up prior to the MHSAA Division 4 football semifinals at Dungy Field in Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Vires ran for four touchdowns in a 50-48 loss to Grand Rapids South Christian.
Posted 1 hour ago

Grand Rapids South Christian tops the Eddies 50-48 for a berth in the MHSAA Division 4 high school football championship game.

 Memorial head coach Bill Roggeman looks to his team, celebrating a Crimson Chargers touchdown in the first quarter against Clay on Sept. 26, 2014, at Charger Field.  Roggeman stepped down as EMHS head coach Friday, Nov. 21.
Posted 2 hours ago

After three seasons, Bill Roggeman resigned his Elkhart Memorial football head coaching position after a 5-25 record.

 Penn's Chase Osborn (right) controls Yorktown's Dillon Jackson during their 170-pound wrestling semifinal match Saturday, Feb. 22, at the IHSAA State Finals in Indianapolis.
Posted at 3:20 p.m.

Seven area grapplers are returning state qualifiers — Elkhart Central’s Eliseo Guerra, Elkhart Memorial’s Tony Vaughn and Penn’s Chase Osborn, Drew Hildebrandt, Kobe Woods, Joey Mammolenti and Austin Slates.

 Goshen College hosted a marathon hymn sing Friday Nov. 14, 2014 through Sunday Nov. 16, 2014.
Posted at 9:25 a.m.

The Goshen College Hymn Club, as well as others, sang through 658 hymns for over 24 hours in an attempt to spread peace and raise money for Christian Peacemaker Teams.

 Michael Fickert talks to the team after Northridge's loss to New Prairie 28-10.
Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:03 a.m.

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.

 Northridge Raider Kurtis Hochstetler gets a hug from teammate Christian Miller Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, after losing the Class 4A semistate championship game against New Prairie. Northridge lost 28-10.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:46 p.m.

Raiders give up second-half points after eight straight games of allowing none in the third and fourth quarters. Northridge finishes 11-3.

 Wawasee's Alex Clark (40) takes a shot over Tippecanoe Valley's Jarred Littlejohn in the 2014 Class 3A Wawasee Sectional at Syracuse. Valley edged the Warriors 46-44. Clark, who averaged 13.5 points, is among a bevy of returnees in 2014-15 for Wawasee.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 9:05 p.m.

The Warriors went just 4-17 last winter, but 91 percent of the scoring returns, including Alex Clark and Gage Reinhard.

 Northridge's Carter Koontz breathes out into the cold night air Friday, Nov. 14, during the Class 4A regional championship game against Norwell.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 7:05 p.m.

The two played under Friday Night Lights at Northridge. 

 Women's lacrosse has been added at Bethel College. The Pilots are to begin play in the spring of 2016.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Bethel College Pilots to play lacrosse in the spring 2016.

 Edwardsburg will now play in the MHSAA Division 4 football semifinals against Grand Rapids South Christian at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Jackson. The game was originally slated at  Vicksburg.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Jackson High School, Jackson, Mich., instead of Vicksburg

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