Monday, September 22, 2014

 Memorial senior Dustin Ellsworth, 17, gives a strong extended handshake to offensive line coach Dan Loth after practice on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Memorial. Dustin, who has autism, started his football career with the Crimson Chargers as a student manager his freshman year and has played on the team for the last three.

Dustin Ellsworth, a Crimson Charger senior, works hard, doesn’t complain and revels his high school football teammates.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 11:37 a.m.
 Individuals who have helped key Elkhart Memorial's 8-1-3 start this boys soccer season include (from left) top goal scorer Daniel Brummet, co-captain Juan Cardoza, injured-but-engaged Cam Brooks and co-captain Felix Mayorga.

With “no messing around,” Elkhart Memorial’s 8-1-3 start is wiping away the disappointment of previous seasons.

Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.
 Memorial football practice Monday, Sept. 8.

The Crimson Chargers fall to 1-2 in the Northern Lakes Conference

Posted on Sept. 12, 2014 at 11:47 p.m.
 Penn running back Tim Pletcher (33) tries to add yardage as Central's Vinny Schnell (11) closes in for a tackle during action at Rice Field on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The teams resumed action from Friday after a storm delay.
Posted on Sept. 12, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial are looking to neighboring states to fill openings on their 2015 schedule. The gaps occurred because of next year’s expansion of the Northern Indiana Conference to include Jimtown and three other schools.

 Concord's Filip Serwatka (54) completes a dunk on a fast break during basketball action at Jimtown Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Serwatka and the Minutemen compete in three different shootouts this coming season.
Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 8:57 p.m.

Concord is part of three gatherings, including the altered NIC/NLC Shootout that also features Elkhart Memorial, Goshen, Marian, Northridge and Penn. 

 Elkhart Central coach Jeremy Hren has a word with senior Joe Phillips before taking on Penn on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Central. Due to a lightning delay, the game will restart at Saturday.
Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 2:55 p.m.

Jacob Whitfield of Mishawaka Marian tops area scorers; Joe Phillips of Elkhart Central stands as leader in rushing yards

 Elkhart Memorial's Darrius Baker (20) and Elkhart Central's Antwaan Allen (1) go for a loose ball in the first half of a boys basketball game Dec. 6, 2013, at North Side Gym. This coming season, instead of one game, the city rivals will play two regular-season games against each other for the first time in 15 years.
Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

That’s part of their answer to 22-game schedules, which has some Elkhart County area schools scrambling to fill the openings.

 Elkhart Memorial quarterback Trevor Trowbridge throws a pass to Christian Donovan Friday night during the game against Concord High School.
Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

Coach Bill Roggeman’s club is hurting itself with turnovers, but holding its own on defense.

 Chris Kale # 6 Elkhart Memorial 2014 returning football letter winners.
Posted on Sept. 6, 2014 at 9:06 p.m.

Chris Kale tosses two-point conversion pass to Josh Cameron for Chargers’ 14th point and Bryce Banghart blocks would-be go-ahead field goal to seal win.

 The view from the Northwood High School press box shows lightning shooting across the sky Friday night after the game was delayed due to inclement weather. The game was later called and rescheduled for today at noon at Northwood.
Posted on Sept. 5, 2014 at 10:09 p.m.

All Elkhart County area football games were wiped out by severe storms Friday night.

 Moment of silence for Zach Talley @CrimsonChargers and @cminutemen game. @eTruthSports
Posted on Aug. 29, 2014 at 11:01 p.m.

Minutemen convert two of their three takeaways into points in moving to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Northern Lakes Conference.

 The Concord High School marching band performs during the 2013 ISSMA State Marching Band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Nov. 2, 2013. Concord placed second in its class.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Here are details about what area high school marching bands are planning for this year, plus how you can see them perform. 

 Elkhart Memorial's Tori Mills participates in volleyball practice with the Charger squad on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Elkhart.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Tori Mills, the Crimson Chargers’ setter, has played volleyball for Jacquie Rost since the sixth grade.