Central Football Builders of Hope

Members of the Blue Blazer football squad joined “Builders of Hope,” a community not-for-profit group, to help fix a homeowner’s roof on an Elkhart west side home.

Bill Beck

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.
Softball O'Dell Northridge

After a long delay because of heavy rains, Northridge’s softball squad needed to be creative in order to kill time waiting to finish its sectional game with Elkhart Central.

Bill Beck

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:45 p.m.
Paige Hlutke Wawasee softball

Wawasee wins Northern Lakes Conference softball crown with Paige Hlutke, the team’s lone senior, helping to lead the way.

Bill Beck

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:12 p.m.
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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.