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NS IN-DEPTH: Concordia Lutheran’s Carissa Garcia

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Carissa Garcia has emerged as one of the most unstoppable guards in the area, increasing her role each year she has been in a Concordia Lutheran uniform. This year, as a junior, Garcia is averaging 20.3 points per game and is second on the team in rebounds (4.7) and leads the team in scoring, ...

Concordia Lutheran High School senior Lily Friedlich is returning to competition this season after missing last year because of shoulder surgery. (By Blake Sebring of

Gymnastics’ Becky Carter Classic finding new purpose

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When the Concordia Invitational for gymnastics started in 1986, it as a way for then-Cadets coach Vicki Wright to showcase a young team that included Becky Carter who won the state balance beam title and the mental attitude award later that year. A few years later, Carter became ill with ...

East Noble junior Ali Ali rises for a lay-in after driving to the basket against DeKalb last Friday at East Noble. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of

East Noble’s Ali Ali growing into an impact prep basketball player

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KENDALLVILLE – The comparison is a leap, a stretch, and somewhat unfair considering one player is a high school kid just tapping into his potential and the other is an NBA superstar. But if you ask East Noble junior Ali Ali to name a basketball player he admires and emulates, you'll likely ...

North Side junior Lucas Kroft hits a three in a SAC Holiday Tournament win over Concordia in December. (Photo by Dan Vance of

BOYS PREP HOOPS: Expanded Power Poll for January 18, 2018

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This is a new feature breaking down’s prep basketball power polls, as decided by the high school basketball team. The boys and girls power polls run in print each Thursday on our page inside the sports section of The Journal Gazette. #1: ...

Homestead sophomore Sydney Graber ducks under the Bishop Luers defense for a basket during December's SAC Holiday Tournament. (Photo by Dan Vance of

GIRLS PREP HOOPS: Expanded Power Poll for January 18, 2018

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This is a new feature breaking down’s prep basketball power polls, as decided by the high school basketball team. The boys and girls power polls run in print each Thursday on our page inside the sports section of The Journal Gazette. #1: ...

Homestead's Onye Ezeakudo shoots over North Side's Keion Brooks Jr. during December's SAC Holiday Tournament. The two teams meet again on Friday. (Photo by Dan Vance of

VIDEO: Prep basketball weekly preview for January 18, 2018

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Justin Kenny and Dan Vance are back with their first show of 2018 as they discuss big SAC meetings Friday between Homestead/North Side and South Side/Carroll and the NE8 race heats up Saturday with two games: Norwell/New Haven and East Noble/Leo BOYS PREP HOOPS: Expanded Power Poll for January ...

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Mad Ants make a trade

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From a Mad Ants press release: The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, announced today they have acquired the returning player rights to forward Jamil Wilson and a 2018 NBA G League Draft 2nd round pick from the Agua ...

Alton White was the first black player to play for the Komets. (Courtesy photo)

Alton White broke color barrier with Komets, pro hockey

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As a kid growing up in Winnipeg, Alton White never experienced racism, though his was the only black family in the neighborhood. It was a cosmopolitan area full of immigrants. “We read about it in the paper, but you’d say, ‘Does that really happen?’” White said. “I always hung ...

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Local youth hockey team wins Silver Stick title

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By Lori McComb On Sunday, the Parkview Sports Medicine 14U Select Blue hockey team returned to Indiana victorious after winning the Tier 2 Bantam championship in the International Silver Stick Finals in Pelham Ontario. The youth hockey tournament took place January 11-14. Over 100 teams ...

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Komets could be getting another player back

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Marc-Oliver Roy has been released from his tryout contract with the Utica Comets. He scored two goals in six games with the Comets, after scoring five goals and 17 points in 14 games earlier this season with the Komets. He also had a seven-game stint with the San Jose Barracuda where he scored ...

Woodlan junior wrestler Mitch Hoot continually fights to overcome his disadvantages. (By Blake Sebring of

Woodlan wrestler Mitch Hoot’s heart is bigger than his challenges

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Seventeen years ago when Mitch Hoot was born in Hong Kong, he arrived 12 weeks early weighing 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Because he was born with 19 birth defects, his parents simply didn't think they were capable of raising a child with his needs and walked away. They didn't know he also had one ...

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2018 Notre Dame Football Recruit Profile: Ovie Oghoufo

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The Notre Dame football program got signed commitments from 21 players from 13 different states last month during the inaugural “early signing period.” sports reporter Tom Davis has been writing on the Fighting Irish for nearly two decades and is taking a daily look at ...

Former Komets player and coach Bruce Boudreau, left, is in his second season as coach of the Minnesota Wild. Former Komets player John Anderson, right, is his top assistant. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota Wild)

Bruce Boudreau visits Fort Wayne Komets practice

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Sitting midway up the second deck at Wednesday's practice, he was easy to overlook. He wasn't hiding, but he was sitting by himself in the middle of the rink, concentrating on the Fort Wayne Komets' practice down on the ice in front of him. "It is really weird right now. I feel so guilty that ...

Colin Chin, Kelly Hurd, John Purves and Danny Lambert at the 1994 IHL All-Star Game in Fort Wayne. (News-Sentinel file photo)

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