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High school sports

Winter contact sports face another obstacle

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the governor’s office, dealt another blow to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s attempt ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:15 pm

College football

Notre Dame football violates NCAA contact rules

The National Collegiate Athletic Association and the University of Notre Dame announced Thursday morning that the football team had violated recruiting contact rules. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:42 pm

Professional football

COLUMN: Typical Lions make bad coaching hire

When the Detroit Lions interviewed candidates for its head coaching vacancy, there was one thing fans could count on like death and taxes. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:00 pm

High school football

Edwardsburg rally comes up two points short in Division 4 semifinals

Unranked Cadillac staved off a late rally to upset No. 1-ranked Edwardsburg in the Division 4 state semifinals at Leo Hoffman Field on Saturday. Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, January 18, 2021 12:36 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Saturday, Jan. 16

FOOTBALL CADILLAC 28, EDWARDSBURG 20 At Edwardsburg Cadillac           6          6          8          8 – 28 Edwardsburg   0          14        0          12 – 20 C – Aden Gurden ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:38 pm

High school sports

MHSAA announces winter tournament schedule

The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Representative Council approved an updated winter sports postseason schedule, officials announced Thursday afternoon. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:28 pm

High school sports

COLUMN: Waiting and wondering what is next

There was good news on Wednesday in the world of high school sports. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:36 pm

High school sports

Coaches express mixed emotions about restart

There was a range of emotions from local winter sports coaches following the Michigan High School Athletic Association's announcement on when winter sports would restart ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:29 pm

High school athletics

Three winter sports allowed to restart in full

Following Wednesday’s announcement from the governor’s office and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, gymnastics, girls and boys bowling, and boys swimming and ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:24 pm

Cassopolis

Deubner named new Cassopolis school board president

CASSOPOLIS — For the first time since 2013, the Cassopolis Board of Education will have a new president. At its regular Monday night meeting, the ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:19 pm

high school volleyball

Tough test for Eddies in state quarterfinals

As if the challenge of facing the two-time defending Division 2 state volleyball champion Grand Rapids Christian was not big enough, Edwardsburg will have to ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, January 11, 2021 6:26 pm

High school football

GALLERY: Edwardsburg rolls to regional championship

Drew Bidwell rushed for three touchdowns as host Edwardsburg blew out visiting Grand Rapids South Christian 47-7 for the Division 4 Regional championship at Leo ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:50 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Sunday, Dec. 10

FOOTBALL EDWARDSBURG 47, SOUTH CHRISTIAN 7 At Edwardsburg South Christian           0          7          0          0 – 7 Edwardsburg               8          16        20        3 – 47 ED – ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:32 pm

Column

COLUMN: Remember our history

As I have sat and watched the events of the past few days unfold, I have found myself searching my memory for the lessons I ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, January 8, 2021 5:01 pm

outdoors

Stone Lake Fishing Bowl set for Jan. 30

If at first you do not succeed, try, try again. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:05 pm

High school football

Eddies set to continue state title march

There has been more than Xs and Os to deal with as the Edwardsburg football team prepares for its Division 4 Regional championship game against ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:05 pm

Column

COLUMN: Johnson was a true professional

For nearly as long as I have been sports editor for Leader Publications, I have had the pleasure of working with John Johnson of the ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:45 am

Year in review

2020 Year in Review: SMC bringing back cross country tops the list

After a 25-year absence, Southwestern Michigan College unanimously approved to bring back cross country at a special meeting on July 22. Read more

by Scott Novak, Friday, January 1, 2021 1:00 am

High school sports

2020 in review: More action off the field than on this past year

Some of the biggest news about high school sports came off the field in 2020. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:52 am

Year in review

2020 in review: Eddies, Chieftains excel in volleyball, soccer

While high school teams, and their fans, were on pins and needles all year when it came to when, or even if, sports would be ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:00 pm

high school volleyball

Eddies’ Broadway named second-team All-State

Division 2 state quarterfinalist Edwardsburg was rewarded with four players earning Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association All-State honors. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:48 am

high school volleyball

MHSAA announces dates to resume volleyball

The Edwardsburg volleyball team can return to the court to begin practice for its Division 2 state quarterfinal match against No. 1-ranked Grand Rapids Christian ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:52 am

Column

COLUMN: New name, same old column

For more than two decades, I wrote an annual end of the year column known as the “Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust Awards.” ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:20 pm

Year in review

2020 in review: Let the countdown begin

The past 12 months will be remembered more for what did not happen rather than what was accomplished in high school sports. Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:46 pm

High school athletics

MHSAA releases dates for completion of fall tournaments

The on-again, off-again Michigan High School Athletic Association conclusion of the 2020 fall sports season is back on. Read more

by Scott Novak, Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:32 pm

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