Scott Novak, Author at Leader Publications

high school soccer

Chieftains to play for fifth straight title Thursday

Sometimes, the weight of being the favorite can affect a team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:56 pm

high school volleyball

Chieftains split with Panthers, Lancers

Originally scheduled as a quad, Monday night’s volleyball match turned into a round robin, with Dowagiac hosting Watervliet and Lakeshore. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:29 am

High school sports

Column: Still a lot to play for Friday night

The final week of the regular season is here for our six high school football teams. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, October 18, 2021 1:11 pm

high school volleyball

Dowagiac continues its roll, finishes second at Constantine

As the end of the regular season approaches, the Dowagiac volleyball team has started to get on a bit of a roll. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, October 17, 2021 11:46 am

High school football

Vikings begin run to the playoffs with a 36-20 win over Otsego

The playoffs began Friday night for the Niles varsity football team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:32 am

high school volleyball

Chieftains rally for win over Edwardsburg

It has been a season of first for the Dowagiac volleyball team when it comes to Wolverine Conference matches. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, October 15, 2021 1:10 pm

high school volleyball

Niles wins outright Wolverine Conference title with sweep of Otsego

What a debut for the Niles volleyball team in the Wolverine Conference. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:43 pm

high school soccer

Buchanan blanks arch rival Brandywine to advance to district semifinals

A few changes to the lineup helped host Buchanan blank arch rival Brandywine in the opening round of the Division 3 District Soccer Tournament Wednesday ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:52 pm

high school cross country

UPDATED: Niles, Eddies complete Wolverine Conference regular season

he regular season for Wolverine Conference cross country teams came to an end with jamborees Tuesday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:40 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis High School names homecoming court

CASSOPOLIS — Friday, Cassopolis High School named its homecoming court as the Rangers faced off during the homecoming football game. Senior Kailin Vanhphoumy was named ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:36 pm

high school volleyball

Buchanan tops Dowagiac for Coloma championship

After splitting with Dowagiac in pool play at the Coloma Invitational, the Buchanan Bucks got their revenge by defeating the Chieftains for the tournament championship ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, October 11, 2021 2:35 pm

High school football

Tasker leads Benton Harbor to win over Dowagiac

Davionte Tasker ruined the Dowagiac homecoming as he led visiting Benton Harbor to a 34-0 non-conference win over the Chieftains at Chris Taylor-Alumni Field Friday ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:49 am

high school volleyball

Niles moving closer to Wolverine Conference championship

The Niles volleyball team is closing in on clinching at least a share of the Wolverine Conference championship with a sweep of Paw Paw Thursday ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, October 9, 2021 1:49 pm

high school volleyball

Chieftains firing on all cylinders in sweep of Allegan

here are nights when everything comes together and teams enjoy the moment and play up to their potential. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, October 8, 2021 12:00 am

High school tennis

Bobcats headed to Division 4 state finals

The 2021 Brandywine tennis season will not go down as one of the smoothest the Bobcats have ever experienced. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:33 am

high school soccer

Roundup: Edwardsburg, Dowagiac wrap up Wolverine play with wins

The Wolverine Conference wrapped up its regular season Wednesday night as Edwardsburg and Dowagiac both came away with shutout victories. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:51 am

high school soccer

Brandywine honors seniors, beats rival and locks up outright BCS Red title

There was plenty to celebrate for the Brandywine soccer team Wednesday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:09 am

High school golf

Dowagiac season ends at regionals

The Dowagiac girls golf season ended Tuesday as the Chieftains failed to qualify for the Division 4 state tournament. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:02 am

high school soccer

Dowagiac shuts out third consecutive opponent

For the third straight Wolverine Conference match, the Dowagiac soccer team has pitched a shutout. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:04 pm

High school golf

UPDATED: Edwardsburg making first trip to state finals

It has been a season of firsts for the Edwardsburg girls golf team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:10 am

high school volleyball

Vikings complete another good week with tournament title

It was another good week for the No. 8-ranked Niles volleyball team. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:28 pm

High school football

Centreville blanks Cassopolis 28-0 in Southwest 10 showdown

With three weeks left in the regular season, the Cassopolis football team is at a crossroads. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:21 am

Galleries

Photo gallery: Niles Apple Festival Grande Parade

The Niles Apple Festival has returned. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:12 pm

high school soccer

Roundup: Chieftains, Eddies, Rangers all pick up wins

After blanking Sturgis 7-0 on Monday, the Dowagiac soccer team traveled to Otsego and shut out the host Bulldogs 6-0 in a Wolverine Conference match ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:36 am

high school volleyball

Rangers continue to roll in Southwest 10

Despite missing a key player, the Cassopolis volleyball team remained undefeated in Southwest 10 Conference matches Tuesday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 1:25 pm

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