Scott Novak, Author at Leader Publications

College volleyball

Roadrunners top Lansing to snap losing streak

The Southwestern Michigan College volleyball team got back on the winning track with one of its best performances of the season Thursday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, October 1, 2022 12:14 pm

Dowagiac

PHOTO GALLERY: Dowagiac celebrates Homecoming 2022

The annual Homecoming parade was held Friday afternoon prior to Dowagiac facing Brandywine on the gridiron in a Lakeland Conference contest. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 9:39 am

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Sue Van Leeuween

Aug. 14, 1943-Sept. 21, 222   Sue Ann Van Leeuween, 79, of Niles, passed away on Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2022, in Wellbrooke at South Bend. ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 26, 2022 2:41 pm

high school soccer

Rangers, Bobcats play to 1-1 draw

Visiting Cassopolis and Brandywine played to a 1-1 draw in non-conference soccer Saturday morning. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 26, 2022 11:04 am

high school volleyball

Roundup: Niles sweeps its competition; Bucks 2-1 at own quad

The Niles volleyball team continues to build momentum as the regular season is approaching its final month. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 26, 2022 9:44 am

College volleyball

Roadrunners play better in rematch with Jayhawks

The Southwestern Michigan College volleyball team got a chance to measure its progress when it hosted Muskegon Community College at the 1st Source Bank Fieldhouse ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, September 25, 2022 9:22 pm

Motor sports

PHOTO STORY: Team USA positions itself to win the Motocross des Nations

The United States team of Eli Tomac, Justin Cooper and Chase Sexton put the world on notice Saturday that it plans on reclaiming the Motocross ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, September 25, 2022 11:13 am

High school football

Decatur keeps Cassopolis winless

Host Cassopolis is still in search of its first win of the 2022 season after Decatur defeated the Rangers 49-6 in a Southwest 10 Conference ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, September 24, 2022 7:36 pm

high school volleyball

Roundup: Edwardsburg moves into first-place tie; Dowagiac sweeps Tigers

The Wolverine Conference volleyball chase is as tight as it can get. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, September 24, 2022 7:11 pm

College volleyball

Roadrunners fall to Kalamazoo Valley 3-1

The Southwestern Michigan College volleyball team continues to learn the ins and outs of play at the collegiate level. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, September 23, 2022 2:44 pm

high school volleyball

Buchanan sweeps Brandywine in Lakeland Conference showdown

The showdown between Lakeland Conference leaders turned out to be a lopsided affair at Brandywine High School Thursday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, September 23, 2022 11:41 am

high school volleyball

Vikings win in home opener

With more than half the 2022 schedule completed, the Niles volleyball team finally played a home match Thursday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, September 23, 2022 10:55 am

high school soccer

Roundup: Chieftains top Bobcats; Eddies remain undefeated

The Dowagiac soccer team picked up a pair of wins — one in the Lakeland Conference and the other non-conference — as it continues to ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, September 22, 2022 3:12 pm

College volleyball

Roadrunners dominate net in sweep of Ancilla College

Hard and desire paid off for the Southwestern Michigan College volleyball team in its sweep of visiting Ancilla College at the 1st Source Bank Fieldhouse ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 2:03 pm

high school volleyball

Centreville defeats Cassopolis 3-1 in Southwest 10 match

Host Cassopolis was able to get off to a quick start against Centreville, but it was the Bulldogs who came away winners in Southwest 10 ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 1:31 pm

High school golf

Niles fifth, Eddies sixth at Wolverine jamaboree

The Wolverine Conference golf championship battle took another turn at Orchard Hills Country Club on Monday afternoon. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:39 pm

high school volleyball

Dowagiac 2-1 at Bridgman; Bobcats sweep Lakers

The Dowagiac volleyball team went 2-1 at the Bridgman Invite Monday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:11 am

high school volleyball

Dowagiac 1-2 at Portage Central Invitational

The Dowagiac volleyball team went 1-2 at the Portage Central Invitational Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 19, 2022 12:04 am

High school golf

Niles golfers fifth at Sauganash, host Wolverine Conference Monday

The Niles golf team finished fifth at the Wolverine Conference Jamboree hosted by Three Rivers at Sauganash Country Club Thursday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, September 18, 2022 4:34 pm

high school cross country

2022 Kickoff: Edwardsburg cross country preview

(Editor’s note: The Edwardsburg cross country preview was inadvertently left out of the 2022 Kickoff fall sports preview section that came out Saturday (Sept. 18). ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:06 am

high school volleyball

Roundup: Vikings, Bucks find success at Portage Northern invite

Both Niles and Buchanan were successful at the Portage Northern Invitational Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, September 18, 2022 10:06 am

high school volleyball

Roundup: Rangers win, but not happy with effort; Eddies, Vikings pick up sweeps

CASSOPOLIS — Veteran Cassopolis Coach Kaisha Martin will take the Rangers’ 3-1 win over Comstock in Southwest 10 Conference play Thursday night, but that does ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, September 16, 2022 3:49 pm

Brandywine HS

Hartz hat trick leads Bobcats to win over Bucks

Rivals Brandywine and visiting Buchanan squared off in a Lakeland Conference soccer match Wednesday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:11 pm

College volleyball

Roadrunners sweep Kellogg Community College

One would never know that the Southwestern Michigan College volleyball team had not played a match in two weeks. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:35 pm

high school volleyball

Chieftains hold off Paw Paw upset bid

It was a roller coaster night for the Dowagiac volleyball team against former Wolverine Conference foe Paw Paw Tuesday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, September 14, 2022 12:11 pm

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