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High school golf

Dowagiac’s Ruff places 57th at Division 3 golf finals

Junior Calley Ruff, of Dowagiac, shot a 94 at the Division 3 Michigan High School Athletic Association LP Girls Golf Finals in East Lansing on ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, October 19, 2020 5:06 pm

high school volleyball

ROUNDUP: Dowagiac wins Coloma Quad, Eddies clinch share of title

The Dowagiac volleyball team went 3-0 to capture the Coloma Quad on Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, October 19, 2020 3:32 pm

High school football

Buchanan blanks Niles 19-0 in renewal of rivalry

Thirty-nine years seems like a long time to wait to play a team just seven miles away from you. When you add in the fact ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:57 pm

High school football

GALLERY: Friday night highlights

For the first time since 1981, Niles and Buchanan met on the gridiron Friday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:02 pm

high school soccer

Vota scores two goals as Vikings advance to district semifinals

Cade Vota scored a pair of goals as visiting Niles defeated Vicksburg in the opening round of the Division 2 District soccer tournament Friday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, October 16, 2020 11:16 pm

High school football

Niles issues guidance for football fans

NILES — Niles Athletic Director Jeff Upton has announced guidance for fans who are planning to attend the Buchanan at Niles football game Friday night. ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:31 pm

high school soccer

Defending champs open with big win

The three-time defending Division 3 District champion Dowagiac Chieftains blew out visiting Berrien Springs in the opening round of the state tournament Wednesday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:50 am

high school volleyball

Niles sweeps Buchanan to win BCS Red Division championship

The record will show that the Niles volleyball team played one season in the BCS Athletic Conference. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:43 pm

high school soccer

GALLERY: MHSAA District soccer begins

Three-time defending Division 3 District champion Dowagiac opened up with a huge win in the first round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:36 pm

high school cross country

ROUNDUP: Niles duo earn All-BCS in cross country, Dowagiac’s Parker wins again

A pair of Niles runners earned All-BCS Athletic Conference honors at the league meet hosted by Bridgman on Tuesday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:46 pm

Column

NOVAK: Apparently, the new leader has no interest in improving Lions

I was hopeful that there was a chance atop the Detroit Lions power structure that it would be someone interested in making the team better. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:21 pm

High school football

Bucks, Vikings square of on gridiron Friday night

For the first time in more than three decades, Niles and Buchanan will meet on the football field. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, October 12, 2020 11:31 am

high school volleyball

Energy, enthusiasm lead Vikings to quad win

The keys to success for the Niles volleyball this season has been energy, enthusiasm and hard work. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, October 12, 2020 11:23 am

High school sports

GALLERY: Friday night football, Niles volleyball quad

Brandywine and Edwardsburg both picked up wins on Friday night, while host Niles captured its own quad volleyball tournament on Saturday morning. Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:00 pm

high school soccer

ROUNDUP: Dowagiac holds on to beat Paw Paw, Cassopolis ties Howardsville Christian

Trailing 2-0 at halftime, visiting Dowagiac regrouped, scored three goals in the final 40 minutes to pull off a 3-2 Wolverine Conference victory over Paw ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:34 pm

Brandywine HS

Brandywine wins Division 4 district title

Host Brandywine took advantage of the new Michigan High School Athletic Association state tennis tournament format to win the Division 4 District championship on Wednesday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:10 pm

High school sports

GALLERY: Soccer, cross country highlights

The Dowagiac soccer team blanked Cassopolis 8-0 in a non-conference match on Monday, while visiting Niles defeated Buchanan 10-2 in a BCS Athletic Conference match. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:52 pm

Scoreboard

UPDATED: Daily Data: Wednesday, Oct. 9

CROSS COUNTRY Boys results EDWARDSBURG 15, DOWAGIAC DNF Edwardsburg results Will Lehman 20:08, 3, Danny Guarino 21:23, 4. Kane McCrory 21:56, 6. Finn Divane 22:18, ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:26 pm

high school volleyball

Niles JV wins South Haven Quad

The Niles JV volleyball team swept the South Haven Quad Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, October 5, 2020 8:46 pm

high school volleyball

ROUNDUP: Big weekend for area volleyball teams

As volleyball heads into its final month of the regular season, teams are starting to tune-up for their runs at conference and division championships, as ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, October 5, 2020 3:50 pm

Sports

Daily Data: Monday, Sept. 5

Bronson Quad At Bronson Niles match results Niles d. West Michigan Christian 25-20, 25-23, 25-21; Niles d. Bronson 25-18, 25-17, 25-22; Onsted d. Niles 19-25, ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, October 5, 2020 2:40 pm

high school soccer

Chieftains knock off Vikings 4-1

A pair of goals in each half helped host Dowagiac defeat Niles in a non-conference soccer match on Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, October 5, 2020 1:46 pm

High school football

Dowagiac gets defensive in 17-7 win over Otsego

The “D” in Dowagiac has long stood for defense. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:31 pm

High school football

GALLERY: High school football Week 3

The high school football season reached the midway point of the regular season with one team earning its first win, another team coming from behind ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, October 2, 2020 11:26 pm

Column

NOVAK: Buchanan’s Fazi teaches us an important lesson

Anyone who has followed my columns for more than three decades knows my passion for high school sports. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, October 2, 2020 2:33 pm

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