Parker Warren 4-H Swine

When sports editor Bill Beck toured the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Tuesday, July 28, he found Grizzly, a 289-pound barrow, and Danny, a 2,000-pound prized Clydesdale with unique presence.

Bill Beck

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.
FB Pointdexter Dinan North South

After being tormented by Concord’s Jerrell Pointdexter for two years, Northridge head coach Tom Wogomon was happy to have the former Minutemen standout on his team.

Bill Beck

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 4:44 p.m.
Goshen College Write on Sports Camp

It’s been a long time since Elkhart Truth sports editor Bill Beck entered his first newsroom. He learned plenty about the next generation of writers during a visit to a Goshen College student program.

Bill Beck

Posted on July 17, 2015 at 12:48 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.