Topeka Fire Chief Stewart Bender was retained for a further two years Monday.
Brant Betts fired in 21 points and Marco Olivares canned 17 as Lakeland handled Fremont, 73-49 in the NECC boys basketball opener for both teams last Friday night in LaGrange.
The Prairie Heights varsity boys basketball team completed a very successful weekend Saturday night in Brushy Prairie by taking apart Bethany Christian, 70-41.
Angola, Central Noble and Churubusco all posted 4-1 records to head up the team results in Saturday’s NECC Super Dual wrestling meet held at Lakeland.
Jordyn Bontrager sank 21 points and Chandler Aspy swished 20 as Westview rolled to a 62-48 triumph over visiting Churubusco in its NECC boys basketball opener last Friday night in Emma.
A strong showing in the middle two quarters was enough to propel Westview past Churubusco, 53-38 in NECC girls basketball Saturday night in Turtle Town.
Westview picked up a 54-44 non-conference girls basketball win at Bremen last Thursday night.
Fremont edged Lakeland, 34-33 in NECC girls basketball action Saturday night in Fremont.
Jacob Heller fired in 33 points and blocked a last-second shot by Fairfield to lift Prairie Heights past the visiting Falcons, 68-66 last Friday night in NECC boys basketball play.
East Noble ran over Lakeland, 59-25 in a non-conference varsity girls basketball tussle held Tuesday evening in Kendallville.
Brandi Dawson fired in 29 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as host Garrett spanked Prairie Heights, 57-33 in varsity girls basketball action Tuesday evening.
Ashtin Kaminer poured in 19 points in sparking Lakeland to a 53-49 overtime triumph at Central Noble Tuesday night.
Often times a player’s value to a basketball team can be measured on what it does when he is off the court rather than what it accomplishes when he is on the court.
Grace Hales knocked down 19 points and Brooke Yoder canned five, three-point shots for 15 markers as Westview rallied to beat Elkhart Memorial, 55-52 last Friday night in Elkhart.
An unlikely heroine lifted Lakeland past Prairie Heights in NECC girls basketball action last Friday night in LaGrange.
Brooke Gerbers poured in 22 points and Haley Hostetler pitched in 16 as Woodlan surged past Prairie Heights, 62-45 in varsity girls basketball Tuesday night in Woodburn.
Lakeland rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat host Wawasee in overtime, 37-33 in a varsity girls basketball thriller played Tuesday night.
Lakeland crushed visiting Bethany Christian, 52-23 in varsity girls basketball action last Friday night.
Westview and West Noble each landed four spots on the 2013 All-NECC boys soccer team in a vote of the conference’s coaches held Tuesday night.
LaGrange County snagged up nearly half of the 20 spots on the 2013 All-NECC volleyball team in a vote of the league’s coaches held earlier this week.
Prairie Heights junior Aspen Dirr finished 37th overall in her first-ever appearance in the IHSAA girls cross country state finals meet this past Saturday in Terre Haute.
Woodlan brought to a close the best Prairie Heights football campaign in six years last Friday night in Woodburn.
Nine players from LaGrange County, including eight from co-champion Lakeland, were named to the 2013 All-NECC football team in a vote taken last week by the league’s coaches.