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Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #3 HOMESTEAD SPARTANS

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For most coaches, graduating three athletes that went on to play at the college level, as well as combine for nearly 50 points per game, would be enough to possibly have them contemplating retirement. However, for veteran Homestead High School boy’s basketball coach Chris Johnson, it is ...

Norwell's Will Geiger, center, drives to the basket against Huntington North last season. ( file photo)

Boys prep hoops: NE8 PREVIEW

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There’s no clear-cut favorite in the Northeast 8 Conference boys basketball race, and no team likely to go through the league undefeated as Huntington North did a year ago. “Huntington graduated quite a bit, but they’re well-coached so they’ll be good again,” Leo coach Cary Cogdell ...


Fan Vote Boys Prep Hoops Preseason Player of the Year – Finals

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It is time for the finals of the fan vote for the preseason boys prep hoops player of the year. Jalan Mull of Blackhawk Christian and Trejean Didier have gotten through the other 14 best players in the area and now await your vote in the finals. Voting is open through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, ...

Navy quarterback Garret Lewis (7) is tackled by Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery (99) during the first half of a game in South Bend Saturday. (By The Associated Press)

TOM DAVIS: Notre Dame emphatically casts aside its past

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You can look at the record of the past two Notre Dame football seasons and deduce that the 2017 team has been significantly better than the 2016 one. A 9-2 record heading into the final week of the regular season is certainly better than last year’s 4-7 mark. However, that growth within ...

Fort Wayne men's basketball assistant coach Ben Botts looks through scouting information at his office in the Gates Sports Center Sunday evening in preparation for his team's game with Kentucky Wednesday in Lexington. (By Tom Davis of

Fort Wayne vs. Kentucky: Mastodons prepare for success

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This is the first in a series of stories as takes you behind the scenes of Fort Wayne’s preparation for its men’s basketball game at 4th-ranked Kentucky Wednesday. If you have ever rolled your eyes upon hearing athletes or coaches utter the cliché “We’re taking ...

Komets goaltender Michael Houser stops a penalty shot by Tulsa's Kale Kessy late in the second period. (By Blake Sebring of

BLAKE SEBRING: Michael Houser carries Komets to end losing streak

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The Fort Wayne Komets' offense broke out Sunday to beat a tired Tulsa team 6-1 before 7,009 Memorial Coliseum fans, but the game's real star was at the other end of the ice. Goaltender Michael Houser made the rest of his teammates look better than they played. Technically, the Komets played ...

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Boys prep hoops: ACAC PREVIEW

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Last year was a bit of a rebuilding season for the Allen County Athletic teams. Woodlan and Heritage tied for the league title with 5-1 records, but Woodlan, Heritage, Jay County, South Adams and Southern Wells all finished with records around .500 overall as younger players tried to step up ...


Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #4 WAYNE GENERALS

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This is the year that Wayne coach Aaron Rehrer has been anticipating for quite some time. Armed with the right mix of talent and experience, the Generals enter the 2017-18 season poised to make a big jump in the SAC standings. It's a roster that Rehrer has been cultivating for the better ...

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Komets legend Reno Zanier has passed

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The man who started the Fort Wayne Komets' amazing goaltending tradition has died. Reno Zanier passed away in in his hometown of Trail, British Columbia on Saturday night at age 84. From 1959 to 1962, Zanier was a stalwart in nets for the Komets, playing in 197 regular-season game and 13 ...

Saint Francis running back Justin Green, right, runs around the left end during the Cougars' win over Benedictine on Saturday at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of

No. 1 Saint Francis survives scare in NAIA football first round

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University of Saint Francis running back Justin Green makes it sound easy. He makes it look easy, too, especially when the Cougars need it the most. Things didn’t look, or feel, so good at halftime of the No. 1 Cougars’ 26-21 win over Benedictine in the first round of the NAIA playoffs ...


POLL: MidWest America FCU Fan Choice Player of the Week, Week 14

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The finalists have been chosen and it is the responsibility of you, the faithful News-Sentinel readers, to determine who will be crowned this week’s MidWest America FCU Fan Choice Player of the Week winner. Voting will go through the weekend and end at 11 p.m. on Monday. The nominee will the ...

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Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #5 SOUTH SIDE ARCHERS

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J.J. Foster coached against many of his new South Side High School players when he ran the Bishop Luers program the last few years. He’s known many from over the years in summer-league basketball, too. But the key for this year’s Archers, one loaded with potential, is for Foster and ...

Churubusco's Brayton Bonar posts up during a Sectional game last season. (Photo by Justin Kenny of

Boys prep hoops: NECC PREVIEW

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When Chris Paul took over as the varsity boy’s basketball coach at Churubusco last season following a decade as the head women’s coach at Fort Wayne, he wasn’t sure as to what to expect exactly. He found out quickly that the Northeast Corner Conference is very competitive league ...

Homestead's Sylare Starks, Sydney Graber, Haley Swing and Kara Gealy. (Photo by Dan Vance of

Girls prep hoops: Friday, November 17 top moments and performances

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• HOMESTEAD GIRLS Sydney Graber led the Spartans to a SAC win, 60-31 over Concordia, with 18 points. Sylare Starks added 14 points, Haley Swing scored 11 and Kara Gealy added seven points. • KELLI DAMMAN, CARROLL The senior scored a game high 21 points in a 68-58 loss to Northrop in a ...