Published: April 29th, 2013
Gm1: Frontier-15 West Central-5
Gm2: Frontier-21 West Central-1
New Prairie-7 South Central-3
S.B. Adams-8 John Glenn-3
Marshall County Championship:
John Glenn-3rd place-354 Culver-5th place-430 (Medalists: Glenn-Tyler Prentkowski-74; Culver-Trent Elliott-78)
Winamac-6th place-361 NJSP-12th place-413 (Medalists: Winamac-Adam Gruenig-86; NJ-Peyton Manns-93)
Gm1: West Central-14 NJSP-0
Gm2: West Central-17 NJSP-7
Published: April 25th, 2013
Our Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week for this Week is Brittany Fletcher, a member of the Girls Tennis Team at Knox High School.
Brittany led her team to a 3-2 victory over LaPorte in the first-ever meeting between those two schools. Playing at #3 Singles, the Sophomore standout beat her opponent 6-1, 6-4 for her third win of the season at the Varsity level.
In wins over North Judson, Triton and LaPorte, she has not lost a set and has won a total of 36 games while only giving up 9.
Brittany played several matches at #2 doubles as a Freshman last year, and in her lone start at #1 singles, she beat conference foe LaVille.
Coach Mark Krom credits Brittany’s consistency for her success in the early season. She was also a member of the Girls basketball team last winter.
Brittany is the daughter of Joyce and Jerry Fletcher and will be featured on “Sports Talk with Nathan Welter” Thursday night on WKVI with a featured picture and story on wkvi.com.
Congratulations to Brittany Fletcher of Knox High School, our “Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week”
Published: April 25th, 2013
John Glenn-1 Culver-0 (9 innings)
Knox-4 New Prairie-3 (9 innings)
New Prairie-10 Knox-0
Published: April 23rd, 2013
Elkhart Christian-17 Oregon-Davis-0
Jimtown-16 John Glenn-6
Oregon-Davis-192 Culver-206 West Central-216
Caston-11 West Central-8
Jimtown-18 John Glenn-6
South Central-4 Washington Twp-2
Winamac-8 North White-2
Knox-4 Tippecanoe Valley-1
John Glenn-81 NJSP-49
John Glenn-71 NJSP-52
Published: April 17th, 2013
Our Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week for this Week is Kendall Gardner, a member of the Girls Track Team at North Judson- San Pierre High School.
Kendall led her team to victory in a 4-way meet in the opening meet of the season and a close second place finish in a 3-way meet with Knox and Winamac, by dominating the distance races.
In the opening meet against Knox, Kouts and North White, she had personal bests in the 1600 with a time of 5:44, just 4 seconds off the school record, and with a time of 12:33 in the 3200, eleven seconds away from the school record. She was also a member of the victorious 4X800 and 4X400 relay teams. She also won the 1600, 3200 and 4X400 relay as the Lady Jays lost by 3 to Winamac in the second meet of the season.
The veteran Senior has qualified for the Regional the last two seasons as she has been named the Most Valuable Runner both years. She is also a 3-year member of the Cross Country team, advancing to the Regional and being named Most Valuable Runner all three years.
Kendall is the daughter of Melanie and Joe Gardner and will be featured on “Sports Talk with Nathan Welter” Thursday night on WKVI with a featured picture and story on wkvi.com.
Congratulations to Kendall Gardner of North Judson-San Pierre High School, our “Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week”
Published: April 16th, 2013
John Glenn-14 Bremen-6
Pioneer-175 West Central-238
Rensselear-165 Crown Point-172 NJSP-202 (NJ: Peyton Manns-47)
Tippecanoe Valley-167 Knox-207 (Knox: Hunter Gilbert-41)
Triton-164 John Glenn-180 Mishawaka-198 (Glenn: Tyler Prentkowski and Michael Schmeltz-42)
Bremen-15 John Glenn-3
Kankakee Valley-12 West Central-0
Published: April 12th, 2013
Our Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week for this Week is Logan Lionberger, a member of the Baseball Team at South Central High School.
Logan pitched a 1-hitter in his first varsity pitching start for the Satellites in a 9-0 win over the Knox Redskins Wednesday afternoon.
The Sophomore right hander had a no-hitter going into the 6th inning before giving up a single and being taken out for the final inning. Before leaving, he struck out 7, and gave up only 2 bases on balls.
Logan also contributed a double and scored a run for the Satellites, who won their second game of the young season.
Logan will be featured on “Sports Talk with Nathan Welter” Thursday night on WKVI with a featured picture and story on wkvi.com.
Congratulations to Logan Lionberger of South Central High School, our “Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week”
Published: April 5th, 2013
John Glenn-5 S.B. Riley-4
NJSP-13 West Central-3
LaCrosse-18 West Central-17
Kouts-85 NJSP-70 Knox-53 North White-35
NJSP-99 Knox-53 Kouts-47 North White-42
Published: March 22nd, 2013
An open house will be held Tuesday, April 2 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Palmer Wing of the Knox Elementary School so you can tour the portion of the building that is up for a proposed construction project.
The construction of the Palmer Wing is in the fate of the voters of the Knox Community School District on May 7 where a yes or no majority vote determines the future of that portion of the building.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the open house is sponsored by the “Whatever it Takes Committee” who supports the project. The event will be held in the all-purpose room in the elementary school.
“That’s kind of the heart of the old building,” explained Gappa. “It’s connected to the affected areas including the kitchen and the boiler rooms. Tours will be offered to anybody who hasn’t been through the building.”
The open house is intended to be an informational meeting to address current building concerns, overview of the project and the impact on community members.
Published: March 15th, 2013
Our Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week for this Week is Adam Gruenig, a member of the Boys Basketball Team at Winamac High School.
Adam helped lead his team to a strong Sectional Runner-up finish to the 2012-13 basketball season with the best scoring output of his career, including a perfect shooting night in the Semi-final matchup against Hebron.
The 5-9 Sophomore started his most consistent stretch of the season with 15 points in the regular season finale 53-44 victory over Rensselaer, then took that momentum into the Sectional where he scored 12 points in a surprisingly easy 73-52 win over North Judson. His Capstone performance of the season came in the 74-56 win over defending champion Hebron when he led his team in scoring with 19 points on perfect 5-for-5 shooting from 3-point range and a perfect 4-for-4 at the Free Throw line.
His strong finish on the season gave Adam a 7.8 points per game average in his first varsity season for Coach Kyle Johnson.
Adam is the son of Paige and Brent Gruenig and will be featured on “Sports Talk with Nathan Welter” Thursday night on WKVI with a featured picture and story on wkvi.com.
Congratulations to Adam Gruenig of Winamac High School, our “Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week”
Published: March 15th, 2013
Our Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week for this week is Drew McKay, a member of the Boys Basketball Team at West Central High School.
Drew helped lead his team to a major upset victory over Tri-County in the opening game of the 1-A Sectional. The Trojans delivered a shocking 56-54 loss to the Cavaliers in Overtime that avenged a 45 point loss to Tri-County just 3 weeks before. On of the big differences was McKay returning to the lineup after missing 8 games with an injury.
The 5-11 Junior scored 17 points, hauled down 3 rebounds and dished out 3 assists as the Trojans advanced to the Semi-Final Round. Then he delivered 15 points in a 37-33 win over South Newton that put West Central into the Sectional Championship game.
Drew’s comeback from his injury had started the last game of the regular season when he led his team with 16 points in a 56-37 win over Demotte Covenant Christian that broke an 8-game losing streak.
Drew is the son of Valerie and Mike McKay and will be featured on “Sports Talk with Nathan Welter” Thursday night on WKVI with a featured picture and story on wkvi.com.
Congratulations to Drew McKay of West Central High School, our “Tyler Roth/WKVI Athlete of the Week”.
Published: March 14th, 2013
Kaitlin was joined by her parents Jim and Karen, as well as Knox coach Jake Skelly, Athletic Director Phil Owens, and IUSB coach Jamie Ashmore-Pott.
Knox Senior Kaitlin Zachary signed her letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Indiana University South Bend on Wednesday. Zachary had an outstanding high school career for the Lady Redskins receiving All-Northern State Conference 1st Team honors in both her junior and senior seasons and was also named the team’s MVP as a senior. A three sport athlete at Knox High School, Kaitlin has also excelled on the basketball court and the softball diamond for the Redskins. She will be joining older sister Janyl as well as former Knox graduate Kierstynn Combs on IUSB’s roster next fall. Congratulations to Kaitlin Zachary of Knox on making her college choice!
Kaitlin signs her letter of intent.
IUSB head coach Jamie Ashmore-Pott makes the signing official.
Published: March 8th, 2013
Dalton Bailey-North Judson
Jake Strong-John Glenn
Adam Clindaniel-South Central
Drew McKay-West Central
Published: March 6th, 2013
Boys Basketball Coaching Leaders: FINAL
Dan Warkentien-South Central (16 years): 263-127 .674
Travis Hannah-John Glenn (13 years): 155-158 .495
Bryan Heimlich-West Central (9 years): 117-105 .527
Kyle Elliott-Culver (5 years): 53-55 .491
Kyle Johnson-Winamac (3 years): 36-32 .529
Phil Shabi-NJSP (2 years): 23-19 .547
Matt Crawford-OD (2 years): 8-33 .195
Scot Spoljaric-LaCrosse (2 years): 5-35 .125
Chris McGowen-Knox (1 year): 2-19 .095