Dowagiac, MIWNDU

Dowagiac hires Duane Davis as head football coach

DOWAGIAC, Mich. (WNDU) - Big news out of Dowagiac. On Monday, the Chieftains announced their newest head football coach will be Duane Davis... Davis had been an assistant coach for the Chieftains. Davis will take over for Randy Brooks who was the head coach the previous two seasons at Dowagiac,...
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South Bend, INWNDU

South Bend Police Athletic League bring smiles at summer cookout

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The South Bend Police Athletic League brought families together after holding its annual summer cookout. It happened Tuesday afternoon outside Adams High School thanks to Lowes, who helped provide the tents, food, and activities for the event. South Bend Police Captain David Herron Boykins, who...
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Dowagiac, MINiles Daily Star

Dowagiac turns to Davis as new football coach

DOWAGIAC — Turning to its rich tradition, Dowagiac has hired alum Duane Davis as its new varsity football coach. Davis, who played for Bernard Thomas and was an assistant coach under Mike Stanger and Randy Brooks, replaces Brooks, who resigned earlier this year. Davis will begin his 14th coaching football...
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Overlook Notre Dame QB Drew Pyne At Your Own Peril

The current Notre Dame discussion seems to revolve around Jack Coan for the short term and freshman Tyler Buchner for the future. Often overlooked, and by some simply dismissed, is Drew Pyne. Ignore him at your own peril, and the rising sophomore is going to make not playing him very difficult.
Sturgis, MISturgis Journal

Trojan baseball honors

The Sturgis baseball team was well represented by postseason honors from the Wolverine Conference this year. The Trojans had six players selected to the three teams. Sturgis finished the season with a record of 18-10 but fell to Harper Creek in the district semifinals, 2-1. Earning First Team All-Conference accolades...

No. 10 Irish Fall in Super Regional Finale to No. 7 Bulldogs, 11-7

STARKVILLE, Miss. — The No. 10-seed Notre Dame baseball team couldn’t keep up with the Bulldogs bats Monday night at Dudy Noble Field and fell in the decisive game three 11-7. Mississippi State (45-16) erupted for a six-run second inning and the Irish tried to chip away as the game went along. The deficit proved to be too steep to overcome and the season came to a close for the Irish (34-13) in the Super Regional round.

All-IFN Teams No. 8: NorthWood Girls Golf

NAPPANEE – The push toward a third straight team state finals was on the line for Oreo the Panther’s squad. When the Panthers fired a 334 at the IHSAA East Noble Regional at Noblehawk Golf Links in Kendallville in late September, NorthWood cemented a place in this year’s InkFreeNews top ten teams at number eight.

All-IFN Teams No. 7: Wawasee Wrestling

SYRACUSE – In a season where some huge graduation losses may have slowed most programs, the Wawasee wrestling program were still among the state’s elite and sending handfuls of individuals through the state tournament. The Warriors went through a series of growing pains during the regular season, and also had...
Niles, MISouth Bend Tribune

Niles names Myles Busby boys basketball coach

Niles High School has removed the interim tag and named former Vikings standout Myles Busby its boys basketball coach. Athletic director Jeff Upton made the announcement Monday. “Anyone who watched Myles coach will realize what he brings to our program,” Upton said. “Myles is a man of character and builds team-first attitudes by leading and teaching life skills to our players. When he took over our program last season, our players responded with great effort.”
Notre Dame,

Notre Dame Baseball Season Ends With Loss in the Super Regional

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team faced the Mississippi State Bulldogs in game three of the Super Regional, with the winner advancing to the College World Series. Unfortunately Notre Dame fell behind early and they just couldn’t complete the comeback, falling short in a season ending loss. Notre Dame...
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Notre Dame Baseball: Niko Kadavas won’t wait long in 2021 MLB Draft

The Notre Dame Baseball team may have seen their season come to an end on Monday, but Niko Kadavas is just getting started. Going into their Super Regional matchup with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the Notre Dame Baseball team had just put up a 50-spot in the South Bend Regional. The Most Outstanding Player in that regional, Niko Kadavas, put on a home run derby, blasting five home runs while helping the Irish to a 3-0 run.
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Counting Down The Irish – LB-Paul Moala

Paul Moala was a lightly-recruited safety out of local Penn High School in Mishawaka, Ind. in 2017. But when Notre Dame defensive coordinator Mike Elko had an opportunity to watch the 6-foot-0, 200-pounder up close in the annual Irish Invasion summer camp, he was convinced that Moala had a future with his hometown team.
South Bend,

Superstars of service — Yadira Gonzalez

Alifornia, Colorado, Mexico: Yadira Gonzalez lived in many places as a child because of her father’s work. When Gonzalez was 8 years old, her father reached out to family members in South Bend. In South Bend, he found work and a place to bring his family to live. “I was...

NorthWood Hires Kyle Dijkstra To Lead Boys Soccer Program

NAPPANEE — Kyle Dijkstra has been named as the new head boys soccer coach at NorthWood High School, taking over after Brad Duerksen stepped down in May after 24 years. Dijkstra has been the goalkeeper coach and an assistant coach for the NorthWood boys’ soccer program. He began coaching at NorthWood as a volunteer after graduating from NorthWood High School in 2013. The team has won two sectional championships and one regional championship since he joined the staff. He has also been involved with NorthWood Soccer Club as both a youth coach and board member for three years.