Scott Novak, Author at Leader Publications

College basketball

SMC women share Western Conference title, get top seed for Great Lakes tourney

With its 105-70 victory over rival Lake Michigan College Tuesday night, the Southwestern Michigan College women’s basketball team earned a share of the Michigan Community ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 12:24 pm

High school basketball

Weller’s 28 points leads Dowagiac past Niles 50-40

The Dowagiac girls basketball team wrapped up the regular-season home portion of its schedule against Niles on Senior Night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 10:03 am

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Wednesday, Feb. 28

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL DOWAGIAC 50, NILES 40 At Dowagiac NILES 40 Jessica Thornton 13, Elly Matlock 7, Tanaya Brown 9, Maddie Zache 0, Kloe  ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 9:39 pm

High school basketball

Marcellus tops Athens to advance in Division 4

The Marcellus boys basketball team opened up Division 4 District Tournament play with a 69-39 win over host Athens Monday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 7:50 pm

College basketball

SMC’s Thomas wins another MCCAA Western Conference Player of the Week honor

Sophomore Cameron Thomas, Southwestern Michigan College’s 1,000-plus point scorer, has added another honor to her list of accomplishments. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 5:44 pm

High school basketball

Eddies come up short, Niles rolls into semifinals

Host Edwardsburg and defending district champion Niles both advanced to the Division 2 Boys District Basketball Tournament semifinals Monday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 11:32 am

High school powerlifting

Buchanan’s Bartley, Wegener win regional titles

The Buchanan Powerlifting Team placed seventh at the Mona Shores Meet Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:12 pm

High school bowling

Brandywine qualifies team, individual for state finals

It was a successful weekend for the Brandywine girls bowling team as the Bobcats qualified for the Division 3 state finals and had an individual ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, February 25, 2024 9:36 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Sunday, Feb. 25

HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING Division 3 Team Regional At Park Center Lanes, Wyoming Girls Team Scores (Top 2 Qualify for State Tournament) Three Rivers 2,919, Brandywine ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, February 25, 2024 1:28 pm

High school basketball

Cassopolis girls remain in first place, boys fall to Centreville

With one game remaining on its Southwest 10 Conference schedule, the Cassopolis girls basketball team remains tied with White Pigeon for first place. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, February 25, 2024 9:57 am

High school basketball

Roundup: Bucks top Chieftains; Niles falls to Plainwell

Visiting Dowagiac and Buchanan wrapped up their Lakeland Conference girls basketball season as the Bucks defeated the Chieftains 53-46 Friday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, February 24, 2024 9:59 pm

High school basketball

Conference champs! Vikings win outright Wolverine title

For the first time since 2010, when Niles Boys Basketball Coach Myles Busby was a sophomore, the Vikings are a conference champion. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, February 24, 2024 2:30 pm

College basketball

Roadrunners remain in thick of Western Conference race

The race for the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference women’s basketball title remains tight with three teams vying for the top spot. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:55 pm

High school wrestling

Dowagiac’s Villegas adds regional title to resume

Two wrestlers from Dowagiac and Buchanan qualified for the Division 3 Michigan High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Championships at Ford Field in Detroit after ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 11:10 am

High school basketball

Dowagiac falls to Shamrocks, Bears

Host Berrien Springs held Dowagiac to two points in the opening quarter on its way to a 53-43 Lakeland Conference victory. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:32 am

High school wrestling

Brandywine wins three regional championships

For the first time, Brandywine has a trio of regional champions. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, February 19, 2024 8:22 pm

College wrestling

Roadrunners qualify 10 for NJCAA Division II National Championships

Four individual champion and 10 National Junior College Athletic Association meet qualifiers led Southwestern Michigan College to a runner-up finish at the Great Lakes District ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, February 19, 2024 2:11 pm

High school basketball

Roundup: Bobcats, Rangers, Chieftains pick up league wins

With the regular season quickly coming to a close, area basketball teams have either locked up a league championship, battling to win one or looking ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, February 19, 2024 9:19 am

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Sunday, Feb. 18

COLLEGE WRESTLING Great Lakes District Tournament At Mott Community College Team Scores Triton College 183, Southwestern Michigan 175, Harper College 147.5, Morton College 90.5, Mott ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, February 18, 2024 6:47 am

High school wrestling

Rieth, Schoff, Villegas win regional championships

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament advanced to the regional round Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, February 17, 2024 5:30 pm

College wrestling

Roadrunners finish second at Great Lakes District Tournament

Led by four individual champions, the Southwestern Michigan College wrestling team finished second at the Great Lakes District Tournament at Mott Community College Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, February 17, 2024 5:17 pm

High school basketball

Niles gets defensive against Eddies, earns share of league title

Defense wins championships. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, February 17, 2024 10:13 am

High school basketball

PHOTO STORY: Brandywine rallies from down 20 to beat undefeated Tigers

Trailing by 20 points in the third quarter, Brandywine rallied to beat undefeated Benton Harbor to earn a share of the Lakeland Conference boys. basketball ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, February 17, 2024 9:42 am

High school basketball

Brandywine blows out Colon in battle of ranked squads

The battle between a pair of ranked team was over after one quarter Thursday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, February 16, 2024 12:25 pm

High school basketball

Brandywine boys join girls team at No. 1 in state rankings

It has been quite a winter for the Brandywine boys and girls basketball teams. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, February 16, 2024 11:51 am

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