High School Sports

Blackhawk Christian's Jalan Mull 
drives to the basket through the 
defense of Lakewood Park's Carter 
Gonzales during a January 20, 2017 
game at Blackhawk Christian. (Photo 
by Dan Vance of the News-Sentinel)

Boys prep hoops: AREA PREVIEW

BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN BRAVES Things look up for the Braves if they can stay healthy and based on last year, that could be a big "if". Senior point guard Jalan Mull, a recent St. Francis signee, is primed for a big year and has plenty of targets for his court vision. The big intangible for the ...

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Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #6 CARROLL CHARGERS

During the 2014-15 and 2015-16 boys basketball seasons, Carroll did a couple of things with great abundance: The Chargers defended well and in turn, they won a lot. In those two seasons, Carroll won a total of 45 games and a pair of IHSAA Class 4A sectional championships. And then there ...


NS In-Depth: Homestead’s Kara Gealy

It didn't take long for Homestead junior Kara Gealy to be forced into the high school basketball fire. Last year as just a sophomore, she found herself starting in the backcourt with two of the state's top guard0s — Madisen Parker and Miss Basketball Karissa McLaughlin — and took the court ...

North Side junior Keion Brooks Jr. goes up for a layup in the Legends' scrimmage with Heritage on Thursday night. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

SHOOTER: Maybe we pump the brakes just a little on North Side

Stop. Hold up. Wait just a minute. It is time for Shooter to admit that he is guilty. Not of a crime, but for being the conductor on a train carrying a whole load of hype. North Side wasn't going to miss a beat I thought. When Austin Boucher was going to come back to the city to rejoin Keion ...

Norwell's Brielle Wilson calls out a play in last week's win over South Adams. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

News-Sentinel.com’s girls prep basketball previews

Today is a traditional prep hoops preview day in Fort Wayne. But news-sentinel.com launched our previews weeks ago before the girls season kicked off. You can read all of our girls prep hoops previews at the links below and make sure to keep clicking on news-sentinel.com everyday through ...

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Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #7 WOODLAN WARRIORS

The Warriors get a high ranking in our preseason poll mostly because of the play of senior Aaron Hahn, who averaged 15.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists last year as a junior. He can play any position on the floor, even point guard and center, offensively or defensively. He's also pretty ...


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

The opening round is in the books and we are on to the top 8 players in the fan's vote for boys basketball preseason player of the year. Voting for the quarterfinals will be open through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 17. Voting for the top four will then open on Saturday. Fan Vote Boys ...


NS VIDEO: Semistate football preview

Does Bishop Dwenger have what it takes to knock off top-ranked Lowell? What about Woodlan when it travels to Grant County to take on undefeated Eastbrook? The News-Sentinel's Reggie Hayes and Justin Kenny examine the two area semistate showdowns scheduled for Friday, and who has the best shot ...

South Side High School boys basketball coach J.J. Foster has found success on the court, but he also has started writing children's books. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

New South Side coach trying to author success

Every time a coach sends their team onto the floor, they wonder how the team will perform. Will the players remember everything they’ve been taught? How will they react to situations that have been covered in practice? Will they be disciplined, efficient and will their play represent how ...


THE PIGSKIN PROPHET: The Pig’s Picks, Week 14

Admiration of The Pigskin Prophet runs deep. Following its 34-0 dismantling of Angola last week, Bishop Dwenger assembled on the field awaiting words from Coach Chris Svarczkopf. As The Pig stood nearby, he began to hear murmurs about himself from the players. "Hey, that's The Pig. He ...


Boys Prep Hoops Preseason Countdown: #8 SNIDER PANTHERS

The big man is gone, but Snider coach Jeremy Rauch is still excited entering his second year. With an expected dropoff due to roster attrition, could the Panthers emerge as the surprise team of the SAC? OUTLOOK With Malik Williams off to Louisville and fellow impact graduated seniors ...

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Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #9 NEW HAVEN BULLDOGS

New Haven boys basketball coach Bruce Stephens won’t be reinventing his style of play. But his roster might ignite some tweaking. Stephens’ style includes attacking with drives and quickness on offense and pressing on defense. He has a number of players with similar skills, which makes ...


Huntington North’s Madalyn Robrock is the Fan Vote Player of the Week

On a deep Huntington North team, Madalyn Robrock emerged last week with two big games and was voted by the readers of news-sentinel.com as the the Fan Vote Player of the Week for week 2 of the season. Robrock scored 15 points and hauled in 11 rebounds last Tuesday in a big win at Snider. ...

Wayne's Anthony Phillips brings the ball up the court during a December 27, 2016, game of the SAC Holiday Tournament. (Photo by Dan Vance of The News-Sentinel).

Boys prep hoops preview: 8 players you should know

JADON DANCE, CONCORDIA LUTHERAN JUNIOR For the Cadets to get back out of the conference cellar, they will need more athletes like Jadon Dance, who could be a breakout area player now that he has some varsity experience under his belt. Dance showed flashes of some real skill, leading the ...

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Boys Prep Hoops Preseason Countdown: #10 CANTERBURY CAVALIERS

There are a couple of clear divides at the top of this year's area teams. One of those divides, like last season, sits right about the 9, 10 and 11 spots where teams like Northrop and Lakewood Park hung around last year. Canterbury is likely to hang out there all year as one of those teams that ...

FAN CHOICE Player of the year

Fan voting opens for Boys Prep Hoops Preseason Player of the Year opening round

Voting is open for the opening round of the Fan Vote for the 2017 Boys Prep Hoops Preseason Player of the Year. Who do you think is the top area boys high school player as we head into the 2017-2018 season? Voting will go through Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. The nominees with the most votes in each ...