The Panthers overcome size of the Chargers to earn a date with Fairfield in the semifinals on Friday, March 6.
Winter NLC crowns went to Warsaw in boys basketball, Northridge in boys and girls swimming, Elkhart Memorial in wrestling, NorthWood in girls basketball.
Warsaw comes to North Side Gym, a place best avoided in recent years by powerful teams, while NorthWood takes its lack of postseason experience to West Nobe and unbeaten Marian encounters a deep field at St. Joe.
First-teamers from Elkhart County schools are NorthWood’s Jordyn Frantz, Haley Roe and Taitlyn Trenshaw; Northridge's Kelly Miller and Taylor Miller; Elkhart Memorial's Adreana Jones and Alexsis Miller; Goshen's Olivia Love; and Wawasee's Kylee Rostochak. NorthWood’s Adam Yoder is the NLC Coach of the Year.