scottnovak, Author at Leader Publications

High school sports

GALLERY: Chieftains edge Eddies, Bobcats beat rival Bucks

A late score by the Dowagiac soccer team gave the host Chieftains a 1-0 victory over Edwardsburg Monday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 21, 2020 9:49 pm

high school soccer

Thornton, Vota lead Vikings past Bees

NILES — Dominic Thornton and Cade Vota have been a scoring juggernaut for the Niles soccer team this season. The two combined for all seven ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 21, 2020 4:00 pm

high school volleyball

ROUNDUP: Niles goes 2-1 at Lakeview quad, Bucks win Vicksburg quad

Visiting Niles had a good day at the Battle Creek Lakeview Quad on Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 21, 2020 3:45 pm

High school sports

Leader Publications composite sports schedule

Here is the composite sports schedule for Sept. 22-26. The schedule is subject to change without notice.   Tuesday, Sept. 22 Edwardsburg CC @ Three ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 21, 2020 3:27 pm

high school cross country

Parker sets new school record

Senior Cole Parker set a new standard for the Dowagiac cross country team in winning the Orange and Gown Town Crier Invitational hosted by Allendale ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 21, 2020 2:22 pm

High school football

Niles falls to Berrien Springs in BCS opener

There were a pair of debuts at New Buffalo High School Friday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:26 pm

High school football

Big third quarter lifts Buchanan to victory

As expected, South Haven and host Buchanan struggled to get things going in its season opener at Memorial Field Friday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:42 pm

High school football

GALLERY: High school football kicks off its 2020 season

A new coach did not seem to bother the Cassopolis Rangers as they blew out visiting Hartford 41-14 in a Southwest 10 Conference contest Friday ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:42 pm

High school football

KICKOFF! Football season arrives tonight

After almost a month delay and a roller coaster ride for coaches, players and fans, high school football arrives tonight. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, September 18, 2020 3:04 pm

High school sports

GALLERY: Edwardsburg rallies for key Wolverine Conference win

Host Edwardsburg dropped the opening set of its early Wolverine Conference season showdown with Vicksburg Thursday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:55 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Friday, Sept. 18

VOLLEYBALL EDWARDSBURG 3, VICKSBURG 2 At Edwardsburg Match results Edwardsburg d. Vicksburg 23-25, 25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 15-12   Individual statistics Kills Sophie Overmyer 15, Paige ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:32 pm

high school volleyball

Roundup: Brandywine, Niles pick up BCS wins

After a slow start, the Brandywine volleyball team rallied to beat arch rival Buchanan 3-1, in an early key BCS Athletic Conference clash in the ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:00 pm

High school golf

Chieftains finish third in Wolverine Jamboree

A better effort by the Dowagiac golf team did not turn out to improve the Chieftains’ finish in the Wolverine Conference Jamboree it hosted at ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:51 pm

high school soccer

Allegan hands Dowagiac first loss

Visiting Dowagiac tasted defeat for the first time in 2020 as Allegan blanked the Chieftains 2-0 in a Wolverine Conference boys soccer match Wednesday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:49 pm

High school sports

GALLERY: Busy day for sports at Brandywine High School

A trio of sporting events were contested at Brandywine High School Wednesday afternoon. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:38 pm

high school cross country

Chieftains’ Parker wins cross country race, but Sturgis wins meet

Cole Parker may have won the battle for Dowagiac, but visiting Sturgis won the war during the Wolverine Conference dual meet at Dowagiac Middle School ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:31 pm

high school volleyball

Dowagiac opens home schedule with sweep

After spending some time in the gym practicing since its season opener, the Dowagiac varsity volleyball team put forth a better effort in its home ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:54 pm

high school soccer

Rangers getting better each time; Dowagiac improves to 3-0

The early schedule has not been kind to a Cassopolis soccer team that lost six starters from last season. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:32 am

College golf

Bethel University takes first round lead in Battle at Blackthorn

The Bethel University women’s golf team opened up its fall season with a strong first round in the Battle of Blackthorn on Monday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:18 am

Column

NOVAK: Something else new for 2020

It has been a year of firsts for me in 2020. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:58 am

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Tuesday, Sept. 15

SOCCER DOWAGIAC 3, THREE RIVERS 2 At Three Rivers Halftime score Dowagiac 2, Three Rivers 0   First half D – Cole Weller (penalty kick) ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:41 am

high school volleyball

Despite going 0-3, Nate pleased with team’s progress

Veteran Niles volleyball coach Jenny Nate saw a lot of good things from her squad despite the fact that it went 0-3 at the Hamilton ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 14, 2020 8:00 pm

high school soccer

GALLERY: Late Cassopolis rally comes up short

Down 3-0 with just over four minutes remaining, the host Cassopolis boys soccer team got back-to-back goals to cut the Bloomingdale lead to 3-2. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 14, 2020 7:49 pm

high school soccer

Niles soccer goes 1-1 at Caveman Classic

The Niles soccer team split a pair of matches at the Caveman Classic hosted by Mishawaka High School on Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 14, 2020 7:00 pm

high school soccer

Chieftain JV win South Haven Shootout

The Dowagiac JV soccer team went 1-1 to win the South Haven Shootout based on a tiebreaker last Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, September 14, 2020 4:00 pm

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