scottnovak, Author at Leader Publications

High school wrestling

Bobcats rally to top arch rival Bucks

After sweeping Berrien Springs and Colon in the first two rounds of the Brandywine Quad on Wednesday night, the arch rival Bobcats and Bucks turned ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:37 pm

High school bowling

MHSAA announces changes to state bowling tournament

As bowling teams are wrapping up their regular seasons, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced changes to the format for the regionals and finals, ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:27 pm

High school football

Niles hires French as new varsity football coach

Cody French has been given the task of turning around the Niles football program. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:00 am

High school basketball

Plainwell girls end Edwardsburg’s four-year reign atop Wolverine with 43-41 win

It just was not meant to be. Read more

by Scott Novak, Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:01 am

High school wrestling

PHOTO GALLERY: Brandywine tops rival Buchanan on the mat

Arch rivals Brandywine and visiting Buchanan squared off in a key BCS Red Division match Wednesday night. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:53 pm

High school bowling

PHOTO GALLERY: Busy day at the lanes

Brandywine and Niles both hosted high school bowling matches at Joey Armadillo’s Wednesday afternoon. Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:49 pm

Scoreboard

UPDATED: Daily Data: Thursday, March 4

GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAINWELL 43, EDWARDSBURG 41 At Edwardsburg PLAINWELL 43 Allie Hawkes 14, Maya Johnson 6, Lauren Vanderstelt 12, Vannessa Robinson 6, Lauren Vos 3, ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:59 pm

High school basketball

Rangers roll after first quarter against Hartford

After a slow start, host Cassopolis poured it on in the second and third quarters of their 54-22 Southwest 10 Conference boys basketball victory over ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:43 pm

Scoreboard

UPDATE: Daily Data: Wednesday, March 3

GIRLS BASKETBALL BRANDYWINE 41, HOWARDSVILLE CHRISTIAN 22 At Marcellus BRANDYWINE 41 Ellie Knapp 8, Malikiyyah Abdullah 12, Olivia Laurita 3, Kadence Brumitt 7, Tressa Hullinger ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:00 pm

High school basketball

ROUNDUP: Niles tops Lancers again; Chieftains, Eddies fall

The Niles girls basketball team rebounded from its second loss of the season to beat Lakeshore for the second time in nine days, while Dowagiac ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:51 pm

High school basketball

PHOTO GALLERY: Busy night in the Wolverine Conference

There was plenty of action in the Wolverine Conference Monday night as Dowagiac hosted Sturgis in girls basketball and Edwardsburg hosted Three Rivers in boys ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:13 am

Horizons

Three sets of Dowagiac siblings bond on the volleyball court

Veteran Dowagiac volleyball coach Tony Hooley has seen a lot of things over his career. He has coached an entire family of girls during one ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, March 1, 2021 1:00 pm

Horizons

Coaches use social media to engage players working from home

Since the Michigan High School Athletic Association decided to have fall and winter sports, area coaches and athletic directors have had to find ways to ... Read more

by Scott Novak, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:23 am

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

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