Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Side Lines


Caught Tanking

During the Tennessee state girls basketball tournament, Smyrna and Riverdale high schools deliberately played not to win a game. 

Bill Beck

Posted on Feb. 25, 2015 at 4:23 p.m.

After an emotion-filled ride on and off the football field, Concord Minutemen coach Tim Dawson is ready for a new challenge with his family.

Bill Beck

Posted on Feb. 18, 2015 at 6:30 a.m.
Hammond Griffith Basketball Brawl

Two Indiana high school basketball programs — Hammond and Griffith — are suspended for the rest of the year and will forfeit chance to play in state tournament after a fight erupted during a recent basketball game. 

Bill Beck

Posted on Feb. 10, 2015 at 3:09 p.m.
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In a very intense week of girls basketball, NorthWood goes on the road to topple Oregon-Davis and returns home to beat Warsaw for a championship.

Posted on Jan. 24, 2015 at 3:15 p.m.

Ernie Banks, 83, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. He was an ambassador to all of baseball and a patriot for the Chicago Cubs.

Posted on Jan. 22, 2015 at 5:33 p.m.

From Marvin Wood and Bill Doba to Tom Conn and John Harrington, Scot Shaw has learned as much about life as he has about football in during his stellar career.

Posted on Dec. 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

From newsroom dreams to hometown wishes, a journalist’s Christmas list proves to be simple.

Posted on Dec. 23, 2014 at 9:51 p.m.

Less than three weeks after their first meeting, Memorial and Central have taken strong steps.

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:03 a.m.

Following a loss in the semistate game to New Prairie, Michael Fickert encouraged the Raiders’ underclassmen to continue working hard and top this year’s performance in 2015.

Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

New Prairie and Northridge have each battled their way into a Class 4A semistate meeting in Middlebury on Friday, Nov. 21. 

Posted on Nov. 19, 2014 at 8:49 p.m.

David Welker couldn’t work his way onto the field as a junior, but a change in attitude changed him into a playmaker for Northridge football. 

Posted on Nov. 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Elkhart Central, Jimtown and Northridge eye regional titles, while Penn looks for a state championship game berth.

Posted on Nov. 8, 2014 at 9:53 a.m.

The Blue Blazers and Raiders added their names to the records by winning their first sectional football championships on the same night. What a night in Elkhart County football.

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.