scottnovak, Author at Leader Publications

Cass County Fair

PHOTO GALLERY: Super Kickers Rodeo entertains a large crowd at fair

The grandstands at the Cass County Fair were nearly full as the Super Kickers Rodeo brought bull riding and barrel racing back Monday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:52 pm

Professional golf

Four Winds Invitational Aug. 13-15 at South Bend Country Club

The 15th stop on the 2021 “Road to the LPGA” takes the Symetra Tour to South Bend Country Club in the Hoosier State for the ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, August 2, 2021 5:00 pm

Olympic Games

PHOTO GALLERY: Buchanan turns out to cheer for their hometown hero

Approximately 1,200 family, friends and Buchanan residents turned out to watch hometown hero Hannah Roberts attempt to win a Gold Medal in the first-ever BMX ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, July 31, 2021 11:32 pm

College football

Edwardsburg’s Priebe to enter Wildcats’ camp as a starter

As Northwestern University looks to return to Lucas Oil Stadium to play for the Big Ten championship in December, Wildcats Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald said ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:12 pm

College football

Ackels named new Notre Dame Stadium announcer

When the University of Notre Dame hosts Toledo in its 2021 football home opener Sept. 11, the Fighting Irish will have a new voice coming ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:55 pm

Olympics

Organizers ask spectators to being their own chairs to Olympic watch party in downtown Buchanan

Saturday night, the Buchanan Common is going to be filled with family, friends and well-wishers as city-native Hannah Roberts begins her quest for an Olympic ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:30 pm

Column

COLUMN: Olympics missing the mark

I do not know if it is the lack of spectators or the fact that it took an extra year to have the Olympic Games. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:56 pm

Niles City Golf

Van Dyke wins Niles City Golf championship

Jacob Van Dyke had to hold off multiple players to win the 2021 Niles City Golf Tournament’s Championship Flight at Plym Park Sunday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, July 26, 2021 1:37 pm

Column

COLUMN: Coaches dealing with more than football now

There were a couple of common themes during the two-day Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:22 pm

Big Ten Media Days

Big Ten commissioner talks about the conference a year later

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren did not get a chance to oversee the conference’s media days in 2020, as they were canceled due to COVID-19. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, July 22, 2021 3:53 pm

High school baseball

Baseball field construction to begin this fall

The planning for the new baseball field across the street from Dowagiac Union High School continues, according to Chieftain Athletic Director Brent Nate. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 4:00 pm

College football

COLUMN: Big Ten Media Days are back

It has been a few years since I last attended the Big Ten Media Days. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:09 pm

Diamond Lake Triathlon

Third time a charm for De Jong in triathlon

For the first time in two summers, triathletes hit the waters of Diamond Lake to compete. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, July 19, 2021 4:00 pm

triathlon

PHOTO GALLERY: Diamond Lake Triathlon

After a year’s absence due to COVID-19, the Diamond Lake Triathlon returned Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, July 18, 2021 1:28 am

Little League baseball

Niles blanked by Blissfield in its Senior Little League tournament opener

The first day of the Michigan District 15 Little League Senior State Tournament is in the books after a full day at Thomas Memorial Stadium ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:30 pm

Column

COLUMN: Busy time in southwest Michigan for sports

We are midway through the summer and things are starting to pick up in the sports arena. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, July 15, 2021 4:23 pm

Olympics

Buchanan hosting viewing event for Roberts

The community of Buchanan will gather at the Common July 31 to watch its own Hannah Roberts go for the gold medal at the Tokyo ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:09 am

Little League baseball

Niles hosting Little League state tournament

It took an extra year, but Niles is finally getting a chance to host a Little League State Tournament at Thomas Memorial Stadium beginning Thursday ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:56 am

Powerlifting

Powerlifting championship set for Saturday in Niles

More than 80 of the best powerlifters from the state of Michigan and the Midwest will gather at the Midwest Performance Center for the USA ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 3:00 pm

Golf outing

Chieftain Golf Outing raises $44,000

A year’s absence did not hinder the fundraising efforts of the Dowagiac Union Schools Foundation and the Dowagiac Athletic Boosters. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 2:00 pm

travel softball

Niles Nitro 13U finishes second at War by the Shore

The Niles Nitro 13U travel softball team finished second at the War by the Shore Tournament in Portage, Indiana last weekend. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:58 pm

Collegiate cross country

New SMC cross country coach knows what to expect

When Southwestern Michigan College had to find a new cross country coach just months after hiring its coach to restart the program after a 25-year ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, July 12, 2021 4:47 pm

Professional wrestling

PHOTO GALLERY: HCW Wrestling invades Thomas Stadium

HCW Wrestling invaded Thomas Stadium for its Slamstravaganza 2 event Saturday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, July 10, 2021 10:21 pm

Summer softball

Edwardsburg All-Stars finish third

Edwardsburg Girls 7/8 Machine Pitch All-Stars recently took third place overall out of nine teams from District 2 and 15 in Three Rivers. The Lady ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, July 9, 2021 12:47 pm

Recreational golf

Registration under way for city golf tournament

A pandemic could not stop the Niles City Golf Tournament in 2020. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:35 pm

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