Jason Spriggs, an IU senior and Concord High School graduate, has his head on straight as he gets ready for the Hoosiers’ season opener Friday.

Bill Beck

Posted on Sept. 2, 2015 at 6:01 p.m.
FB Ross Kirkton Central practice

A look at Week 2 of the Indiana high school football season in the Elkhart County area.

Bill Beck

Posted on Aug. 27, 2015 at 7:35 p.m.
FB Davon Long Memorial Central

Zach Hawkins threw four touchdown passes to Davon Long as each made their first varsity starts for Elkhart Memorial football.

Bill Beck

Posted on Aug. 26, 2015 at 7:43 p.m.
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The IHSAA will meet Tuesday with officials from South Bend Washington and Michigan City high schools to discuss a football game brawl last Friday night.

Posted on Aug. 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

After more than two football seasons, Goshen’s seniors finally got a chance to celebrate on a Friday night.

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Goshen looks to end a long losing streak, Elkhart Memorial and Concord have new coaches, Jimtown boasts a new scheme and Elkhart Central and Northridge can’t get caught up in last year’s success.

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After winning the program’s first sectional title last fall, Elkhart Central will strive for a more complete offense and a tougher defense up the middle in 2015.

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With nine weeks of regular season games set, Sports Editor Bill Beck looks at 12 “appointment” games for fans as the 2015 season unfolds.


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With a 6-5 finish in Nate Andrews’ first year as NorthWood head coach, the Panthers look to take advantage of knowledge learned a year ago as they head into 2015 season.

Posted on Aug. 17, 2015 at 4:57 p.m.

After a second straight winless season on the field, the Redskins are going to put the best athletes on the field and develop better leadership.

Posted on Aug. 15, 2015 at 12:45 p.m.

Fairfield will be tested right away by Northern Lakes Conference teams Goshen and NorthWood in the opening two weeks of 2015.

Posted on Aug. 14, 2015 at 6:51 p.m.

With Scot Shaw in his first season at EMHS, the Chargers will go through some learning pains early in 2015.

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With young Nick Hooley running the offense, Northridge hopes to take a handful of seniors and last year’s run to the 4A semistate and kickstart the 2015 season.

Bill Beck
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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.