Jason Spriggs Indiana Stretch

At 6-foot-7, 305 pounds, Concord High School graduate Jason Spriggs has set the bar high for his senior season in Bloomington.

Bill Beck

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.
NCAA Notre Dame UConn Final Four Basketball

After the first 10-12 minutes, Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team really showed no threat to winning the NCAA title and next year might not be any different with Jewell Loyd heading to the WNBA.

Bill Beck

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:34 p.m.
Christian Miller Northridge Football

Through Global Football, Raider senior and 20 other U.S. athletes helped a group of young Italian players hone skills.

Bill Beck

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
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Bill Beck
Bill Beck
In Side Lines, Bill Beck offers observations, quips and queries about Elkhart County sports, often heavy on high school football and Notre Dame. Now and then, he puts a twisted spin on a variety of hot topics.

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Sports editor Bill Beck covers high school and Notre Dame sports for the Elkhart Truth.

Other Stories by Bill Beck
Sports editor Bill Beck covers high school and Notre Dame sports for the Elkhart Truth.