Elkhart’s German Mendivil (3) battles Penn’s Dalton Blankenbaker during the finals of the Class 3A Goshen Sectional. Mendivil and the Lions will play South Bend Adams on Thursday in the first round of the regional.

ELKHART — Elkhart High senior boys soccer player German Mendivil is being admired for what took place after his team’s Class 3A sectional final win last Saturday over Penn.

Instead of celebrating a dramatic win by penalty kicks, Mendivil reached out to somber Kingsmen player Tiago DeJesus.


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