scottnovak, Author at Leader Publications

High school basketball

ROUNDUP: Bobcats win fourth straight while Bucks, Eddies also pick up wins

The youth and inexperience that makes up the Brandywine girls basketball team can be frustrating at times for veteran Bobcats’ Coach Josh Hood. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:22 pm

High school basketball

Niles puts it all together to snap 21-game losing streak

The waiting is over. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:27 pm

High school basketball

Buchanan holds on to top Niles in battle of BCS undefeated teams

The battle for first place in the BCS Athletic Conference Red Division turned into a war at Niles High School Friday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:25 pm

High school basketball

PHOTO GALLERY: Niles, Buchanan collide in BCS showdown

The host Niles Vikings and Buchanan Bucks squared off in a BCS Athletic Conference Red Division basketball doubleheader Friday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, February 26, 2021 11:49 pm

High school sports

COLUMN: Just when you think it is safe

I am going to kick myself for beginning to believe that we were going to get through the winter sports season unscathed. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:30 pm

High school basketball

ROUNDUP: Eddies remain atop Wolverine Conference standings, Bucks rout Beavers

The Dowagiac boys basketball team's shooting woes continued against Wolverine Conference leader Edwardsburg Wednesday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:20 pm

High school basketball

ROUNDUP: Edwardsburg, Brandywine girls pick up wins

The Edwardsburg girls basketball team had little trouble with visiting Dowagiac in Wolverine Conference action Wednesday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:05 pm

High school wrestling

Dowagiac wrestlers win 3-0 at Wolverine quad

Visiting Dowagiac rolled to a trio of wins at the Wolverine Conference wrestling quad hosted by Three Rivers on Tuesday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:13 pm

Middle school wrestling

Dowagiac Middle School wrestling opens season

The Dowagiac Middle School wrestling team kicked off its season against host Three Rivers, Edwardsburg and Sturgis on Tuesday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:57 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Wednesday, Feb. 24

GIRLS BASKETBALL NILES 47, STURGIS 18 At Sturgis NILES 47 Kamryn Patterson 8; Bailey Bickel 0; Zyon Brazo 0; Natalie Lucero 9; Sydney Skarbek 2; ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:52 pm

High school basketball

Brandywine playing well against some of area’s top teams

The realities of how condensed the winter sports season will be are beginning to set in on area coaches. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:02 pm

High school basketball

PHOTO GALLERY: Benton Harbor edges Brandywine

NILES — The Brandywine boys basketball team had its chances against visiting state powerhouse Benton Harbor Monday night. The Bobcats trailed by two points with ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, February 22, 2021 11:29 pm

High school basketball

Vikings remain undefeated with wins over Berrien Springs, Lakeshore

Finding ways to win when you are missing a key player often makes the difference between a good season and a great one. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, February 22, 2021 12:00 pm

High school basketball

PHOTO GALLERY: Rivals square off on the court

Arch rivals in both boys and girls basketball squared off on Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:24 am

Scoreboard

UPDATED: Daily Data: Sunday, Feb. 21

WRESTLING At St. Joseph Quad CONSTANTINE 42, BRANDYWINE 39 103: Allison Lauri (BW) wins by forfeit; 112: Kaiden Rieth (BW) wins by forfeit; 119: Mattieu ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:25 pm

High school basketball

Buchanan holds off Brandywine rally to pick up 42-37 victory

The host Buchanan girls basketball team got a monkey off its back Thursday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, February 19, 2021 9:24 pm

High school wrestling

Heath earns 150th career victory

At times this fall and earlier this winter, Brandywine senior Hunter Heath thought he might not get a chance to reach one of his goals ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, February 19, 2021 9:21 pm

Cass County

Bonine descendants continue to learn more about family history

CASSOPOLIS — It is one thing to be a part of a long family history. It is another to be a part of a living ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, February 19, 2021 2:23 pm

High school basketball

PHOTO GALLERY: Buchanan holds off rival Brandywine

In a key BCS Athletic Conference Red Division showdown, host Buchanan held off a second-half charge from arch rival Brandywine to pull out a 42-37 ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:14 pm

High school wrestling

PHOTO GALLERY: Bobcats 2-1 at Berrien Springs Quad

The Brandywine wrestling team went 2-1 against South Haven, River Valley and host Berrien Springs in a BCS quad Wednesday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:25 pm

High school wrestling

Dowagiac 1-1, Niles 0-2 at quad

Host Dowagiac went 1-1 at what was supposed to be a Wolverine Conference Quad on Tuesday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:30 pm

High school basketball

Hood picks up 250th win at Brandywine

In its tune-up game for Thursday night’s BCS Athletic Conference Red Division showdown with Buchanan, the visiting Brandywine girls basketball team defeated Springs 66-31. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:00 pm

High school wrestling

PHOTO GALLERY: Dowagiac 1-1, Niles 0-2 at quad

The Dowagiac wrestling team opened up the home portion of its schedule with a quad on Tuesday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:24 pm

High school basketball

Niles rallies to get past Paw Paw 47-36

Despite losing one of its top players early in the second half, host Niles was able to hold on to beat visiting Paw Paw 47-36 ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:47 am

College cross country

SMC signs first two runners to cross country team

First-year Southwestern Michigan College Coach Juris Silenieks has signed the first two runners to the Roadrunners’ cross country team, the college announced on Monday afternoon. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, February 15, 2021 5:12 pm

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