MIDDLEBURY — Lindsy Kline's experience and moxie will be a key component to the success of this year's Penn basketball team.
ELKHART — Al Rhodes admits he has to remind himself at times that Noah Applegate is just a 10th-grader. Of course, the Penn coach loves it once he remembers. It means his smooth, 6-foot-6 lefty has another two-plus seasons of high school basketball remaining.
INDIANAPOLIS — Concord's Cedric Mitchell and Penn's Paul Moala have been chosen among the state's Top 50 high school players for 2016 by the Indiana Football Coaches Association.
The Elkhart area is well represented on the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association's Girls All-State team, led by three first-team selections, including Goshen senior Aylissa Trosper.
MISHAWAKA — Al Rhodes, a man who prefers evening sessions, called a 6 a.m. practice this week for the first time in his 36-year boys high school basketball head coaching career.
MISHAWAKA – When Penn senior Matt Kominkiewicz saw his best friend, John Ohlson, go down in the Kingsmen's second football game of the season, he assumed it was a bone bruise and that Ohlson would be back in quickly.
High School students throughout the country began to sign national letters of intent Wednesday, as NCAA recruits and other athletes made their college choices official during the NCAA's week-long early period.
MISHAWAKA — In the heat of August, the football teams from Penn and Crown Point got together for a scrimmage to work out the kinks and get ready for the 2016 season.
LAPORTE — Penn football is tough enough to encounter when you're at full strength, but the No. 8-ranked LaPorte Slicers will be without standout fullback Chris Juskiewicz when they host the No. 2-ranked Kingsmen in Friday's Class 6A sectional championship at Kiwanis Field.
Dave Sharpe seems to be emulating his legendary father in many ways, and doesn't mind admitting it, from the career path he's following, to embracing the inherent value of a career in education, to the dedication he's pouring into his efforts, right on down to the X's and O's of his football teams.
SOUTH BEND — Penn won league titles in seven of eight fall sports to lead both the boys and girls Northern Indiana Conference all-sports trophy competitions heading into winter.
SOUTH BEND — Elkhart Central's Tylar Roberson and Elli Gaskill, and the trio of Jennifer Heritz, Naomi Willis and Madelyn Wiseman from league champion Penn have been named to the All-Northern Indiana Conference volleyball first team.
FORT WAYNE — The Northridge girls cross country team qualified for the State Finals next week in Terre Haute thanks to a fourth-place finish Saturday in the New Haven Semistate on the campus of IPFW.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Penn High School boys tennis doubles team of Cole Pollyea and Mason Lee lost in the state semifinals on Saturday, one match away from playing for a state title.
Onward to the unforgiving, no-reprieve portion of the high school football season, also known as the one-and-done segment if that one happens to be a loss.
LAPORTE — Penn's Mason Lee and Cole Pollyea downed NorthWood's Brant Mast and Cam Stillson 6-0, 7-5 in the LaPorte Regional individual doubles boys tennis championship Saturday.
SOUTH BEND — Nate Conder's header and Andrew Fulmer's head, as well as certainly Fulmer's play, turned heads at Thursday's Class 2A South Bend Regional boys soccer semifinals.
SOUTH BEND — Nate Conder's header goal midway through the first half stood up as Concord blanked South Bend St. Joseph 1-0 in Thursday's second South Bend Regional boys soccer semifinal, earning the Minutemen a spot opposite undefeated Penn in Saturday's championship at Tallman-Beyrer Field.
GOSHEN — As the wind blew and the rain came down in sheets, Goshen girls soccer coach Dan Graber took time to look out on the soccer field Wednesday night and gather his thoughts after his RedHawks fell to South Bend St. Joseph 1-0 in the opening semifinal of the Goshen Regional.
SOUTH BEND — After winning a sectional that felt more like a regional in terms of quality among the gathered teams, Concord tries to trek to a title all over again beginning Thursday.
SOUTH BEND — Junior Kristina Lynch of league champion Penn has been voted 2016 MVP in Northern Indiana Conference girls soccer and the Kingsmen's Jeff Hart has been chosen as co-Coach of the Year by his league peers.
LAPORTE — NorthWood's Brant Mast and Cam Stillson face Peru's Sean Smith and Ben VanBaalen in a LaPorte Regional individual doubles boys tennis match Saturday on the LeRoy Courts at Kesling Park.
SOUTH BEND — Four players from league champion Penn and three from tri-runner-up Elkhart Central are among individuals named to the All-Northern Indiana Conference boys soccer first team for 2016.
ELKHART — Six touchdowns were scored over a 3:30 span from the second quarter into the third during Friday's football game between Penn and Elkhart Central at Rice Field. The Kingsmen were responsible for five of those as they rolled past the Blue Blazers 48-17.
Betsy Nunemaker had a goal and an assist, and Avery Bontrager and Savannah Feenstra each netted first-half goals as NorthWood beat Wawasee 4-0 in a Class 2A Warsaw Sectional girls soccer semifinal Thursday.
ELKHART — Penn will be among the teams competing when 26 clubs from around the state gather Sunday in Elkhart for the Indiana high school state rugby championships.
Juniors Holden Price of Jimtown and AJ Antonelli of Penn are among selections on the All-Northern Indiana Conference boys tennis first team, as is the Kingsmen’s senior doubles pair of Mason Lee and Cole Pollyea.
CARMEL — Columbus North senior Holly Anderson claimed the individual title at 75-71-146 and Evansville North captured the team crown at 312-306-618 as the IHSAA girls golf State Finals wrapped up Saturday at Prairie View Golf Club.
Seniors Logan Troyer and Bobby Sessa battled to a 6-4, 7-5 victory at No. 1 doubles that helped Goshen edge Bethany Christian 3-2 in a Goshen Sectional boys tennis semifinal moved indoors Friday to Eastlake Athletic Club because of inclement weather.
NOBLESVILLE — Northridge freshman Braedyn O'Dell shot a 74 at Cobblestone Golf Course on Saturday to advance from the East Noble Regional to the IHSAA girls State Finals next weekend.
ELKHART — The Northern Indiana Conference plans to determine its overall boys tennis champion this year with a series of crossover dual matches rather than a league tournament.
If the concussion protocol that is obligatory and welcomed these days wasn’t enough to tell you that NorthWood’s Trey Bilinski was ready to go in the second half of Friday’s 52-30 high school football victory over Concord, then his performance screamed volumes.