Friday, October 24, 2014

 Thursday's volleyball results.

Elkhart Christian advances to sectional semifinals.

Posted at 10:10 p.m.
 Goshen senior JT Plavchak (6) celebrates a goal against NorthWood during a semifinal regional boy soccer game on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Baker Park in Mishawaka. The Redskins beat the Panthers 6-0. They face top-ranked Chesterton in an Oct. 25 Warsaw Semistate semifinal.

The Redskins and Trojans are each chasing a second State Finals spot — both teams made it in 2007.

Anthony Anderson

Posted at 9:40 p.m.
 Concord's District 2 school board candidate Catherine Tahmassebi speaks at a Meet the Candidates event at Concord High School Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Tahmassebi has served on the board for 16 years and is seeking re-election.

Four of the five candidates running for seats on Concord’s school board gathered for a public event Tuesday, Oct. 21. 

Lydia Sheaks

Posted at 5:22 p.m.
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 NorthWood's Braxton Linville (2) celebrates scoring a touchdown as teammates Bailey Gessinger (23) and Trent Sellers (5) race to join him during first half action at Fairfield Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 3:50 p.m.

NorthWood hits the road for Angola, while Wawasee gets a home rematch with Leo on Friday night, Oct. 24.

 Penn High School's Spell Bowl team celebrates after winning the Logansport Invitational Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.

After a battle with Martinsville, the school that shared Penn’s state title last season, the Kingsmen came out on top, beating the school 89-86 in the Logansport Invitational.

 After Photo: The layout of the weight room at Elkhart Memorial High School is much more organized and includes a larger variety of equipment for all types of users.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 12:12 p.m.

The weight room at Elkhart Memorial High School has needed a makeover for a few years now. Over the summer, old, run-down equipment was replaced to give students more variety in their day-to-day workouts.

 Concord West Side first-grade teacher Kari Waltz holds up the tiny harmonica attached to her staff badge Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. She blows the harmonica to get students' attention as they begin or end an activity, part of the PAX Good Behavior Game that Elkhart County schools have started using to improve students' behavior.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

Horizon Education Alliance helped local teachers implement the PAX Good Behavior Game. Teachers say their students love the game, and teachers themselves are less stressed about behavior issues. 

 Northridge coach Tom Wogomon talks to a referee on the sideline during first half action against Plymouth at Northridge Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 8:04 p.m.

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

 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.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

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

 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.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 at 7:22 p.m.

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 on Oct. 22, 2014 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 on Oct. 22, 2014 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 on Oct. 22, 2014 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. 

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