scottnovak, Author at Leader Publications

High school football

Buchanan duo named to Division 4 All-Region

The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association, despite having not yet completed the 2020 season due to a pause with three weeks remaining because of ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:53 pm

Column

NOVAK: Changes had to be made in Detroit, now in Ann Arbor

Christmas came early for Detroit Lions fans as just two days after another disappointing loss, the owners of the team fired both Head Coach Matt ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:23 pm

High school football

Buchanan dominates BCS All-Conference team

Led by the offensive and defensive most valuable players, the Buchanan Bucks dominated the All-BCS Conference football team, which was released recently. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, November 29, 2020 3:25 pm

Cassopolis

Cassopolis set to take a Christmas Cruise

CASSOPOLIS — In many communities throughout the state of Michigan, holiday plans have had to be altered, postponed or canceled all together. The village of ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:06 am

Cassopolis

Village of Cassopolis approves resolution to co-sign EDA Grant for MEC

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Village Council met via ZOOM for a special meeting to approve a resolution to co-sign an Economic Development Administration Grant application ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, November 27, 2020 2:06 pm

High school golf

Dowagiac girls golf academic all-state again

For the fifth consecutive year, the Dowagiac girls golf team has earned Division 3 Academic All-State from the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:51 pm

high school soccer

Awards roll in for Chieftain soccer team

It was a record-setting season for the Dowagiac soccer team, and the Chieftains are reaping the benefits from it. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:00 pm

High school golf

Pierce selects Michigan State

Regardless of what happens this spring, Edwardsburg standout Satchel Pierce has his golf future decided for the next four years. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, November 23, 2020 8:30 pm

College volleyball

Pilots win NCCAA Division 1 volleyball title

It took five sets for Bethel University to knock off top-seed Northwestern to win the NCCAA Division 1 women’s volleyball national championship in Saint Paul, ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, November 23, 2020 2:00 pm

Column

NOVAK: Sunday’s loss sums up Patricia’s career

One game does not make a career. But if there was one game that perfectly summed up a career, the Detroit Lions’ 20-0 loss to ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, November 23, 2020 12:17 pm

High school sports

Numbers game: MHSAA puts plan in place to restart sports

The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Representative Council approved plans to resume and conclude the fall sports season, as well as restart winter sports practice, ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:23 pm

Column

NOVAK: I have already seen this movie

Have you ever watched a movie that you ended up not liking, totally forgot about it, and then for some reason, noticed it was on ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:10 pm

Running

Thanksgiving Day Run goes virtual, Turkey Trot postponed

A pair of Thanksgiving traditions have announced changes for 2020. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:13 pm

High school sports

Edwardsburg coaches react to playoffs being put on hold

The playoff runs of the Edwardsburg volleyball and football teams were going well until Sunday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:08 am

College football

Crawford, Kraemer Tabbed for ACC Player of the Week Honors

University of Notre Dame graduate student safety Shaun Crawford was selected as ACC Defensive Back of the Week, and graduate student offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, November 16, 2020 6:12 pm

High school sports

MHSAA executive director addresses media about suspension of sports

The goal for the Michigan High School Athletic Association for 2020-21 was to have three complete sports seasons. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, November 16, 2020 4:09 pm

High school sports

Déjà vu for high school sports, MHSAA suspends fall season

For the next three weeks, high school sports in the state of Michigan will be put on hold, following the latest executive order by Gov. ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, November 15, 2020 7:16 pm

high school volleyball

Eddies end 28-year drought

There was a time this fall that Edwardsburg senior Brooklyn Broadway thought her volleyball career was over. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, November 13, 2020 5:16 pm

high school volleyball

GALLERY: Eddies win Division 2 Regional championship

The 28-year drought for the Edwardsburg volleyball team is over. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:10 pm

high school volleyball

Eddies get past nemesis to reach the finals

For the past two years, Edwardsburg has had its run for a state volleyball championship ended in the Division 2 regional round by the Hamilton ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:29 am

high school volleyball

GALLERY: Regional volleyball semifinals

The third time was the charm for the Edwardsburg volleyball team as it finally got past Hamilton in the Division 2 Regional semifinals at Harper ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:10 am

College basketball

McGraw joins ACCN as studio analyst

Former Notre Dame Women’s Basketball Coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Muffet McGraw has joined the ACC Network as a studio analyst. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:00 pm

Youth sports

Nitro finish second at Pumpkin Bash

The Niles Nitro 13U softball team recently finished as runner-up at the Pumpkin Bash 14U Softball Tournament at Harris fields in Granger. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, November 9, 2020 2:04 pm

High school football

Eddies score early and often in 55-7 win over Vicksburg

To the untrained eye, it may have looked like the Edwardsburg football team was firing on all cylinders right from the outset of its 55-7 ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, November 8, 2020 5:13 pm

High school football

GALLERY: Edwardsburg, Buchanan advance in MHSAA playoffs

The host teams cut their visitors no slack in the second round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Friday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, November 6, 2020 11:32 pm

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