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 Elkhart's Nathan Palmer signed with the Denver Broncos as a late-season free agent pickup.

Elkhartan shares thoughts on the Richie Incognito melodrama, Peyton Manning and a Super Bowl.


Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.
 Truth Photo By Larry Tebo  The NorthWood Panthers and the Whitko Wildcats met Monday evening for the West Noble sectional title with the Panthers winning the championship 76-35.  NorthWood's head coach Steve Neff didn't agree with a call.|107115

NorthWood girls basketball coach Steve Neff ends a 37-year run with a stunning regional loss.


Posted on Feb. 23, 2014 at 4:11 p.m.
 Elkhart Central works on defense in preparation for a 5A sectional football title against Concord.

Will Friday be the first time the Minutemen play at Rice Field?


Updated on Nov. 8, 2013 at 8:59 a.m.
 The Foreman Field crowd o the Goshen High home bleachers 30 minutes before the Friday, Nov.1 home game with Elkhart Central.
Updated on Nov. 4, 2013 at 4:29 p.m.

This scene is enough to make any loyal high school football fan cry.

 Jerrell Pointdexter (14) of Concord High School returns the ball on the opening kickoff for a touchdown during a game against Elkhart Memorial High School at Concord High School on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
Updated on Nov. 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Five teams didn't advance last week. This week, three are up.

 Joel Miller (23) of Lakeland High School walks on the field in between plays while the Fairfield High School football team huddles together during a game at Fairfield High School in Goshen on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
Updated on Oct. 25, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Will your team make it through tonight?

Updated on Oct. 24, 2013 at 2:06 p.m.

Playing the blame game.

 Fairfield head coach Bob Miller talks to his team during a timeout against Lakeland on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
Updated on Oct. 18, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.

One team will share the NECC championship title, but it's clearly the best team in the league.

 Hannes Krogmann is a German exchange student who is a placekicker for the 2013 Jimtown Jimmies.
Updated on Oct. 11, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

A high school football player traveled 4,000 miles to have a similar rival with a town of the same name.

 Jimtown's Nik Olson eludes the defense of New Prairie for a 17-yard gain in first half action at Jimtown on Friday, September 20, 2013. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard)
Updated on Oct. 10, 2013 at 2:11 p.m.

Who would want to hack our online poll?

 Jerrell Pointdexter (14) of Concord High School congratulates teammate Trevor Wilmore (7) after he ran for a touchdown during a game against Elkhart Memorial High School at Concord High School on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
Updated on Oct. 4, 2013 at 5:11 a.m.

The Concord-Plymouth series has easily become the most dynamic rivalry in the NLC.

 Tanner Cleveland (24) of NorthWood High School stiff arms Derek DeMeyer (11) of Goshen High School during a game at NorthWood High School in Napanee on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
Posted on Sepa. 26, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

A look at win streaks and rivalries for this week's high school football games.

 Northridge's Cam Ridenour gets away from Wawasee's Dusty Akers (56) in the first half Friday, sept. 6. Ridenour scored a touchdown on the play.
Updated on Sepa. 25, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.

Northridge is 1 for 38 against NorthWood.

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.



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 Jimtown's Nik Olson eludes the defense of New Prairie for a 17-yard gain in first half action at Jimtown on Friday, September 20, 2013.

Updated on Sepp. 21, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.
 Junior safety Matthias Farley celebrates an interception during the annual Blue-Gold spring football game Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Notre Dame Stadium.

Updated on Sepp. 14, 2013 at 7:23 p.m.
 Northridge's Sam Ahonen (20) looks for running room as Wawasee's Ryan Crosley (54) and Clayton Cook (23) defend in the first half Friday, Sept. 6.

Updated on Sepa. 13, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.