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Who will replace Chris Svarczkopf at the helm of the Bishop Dwenger football program? We should learn that at some point next month. (News-Sentinel file photo)

Bishop Dwenger, New Haven continue search for new head coaches

Bishop Dwenger and New Haven both continue to work the process as they search for their next head football coaches. According to Bishop Dwenger Athletic Director John Bennett, last Friday was the final day in which those interested could send in applications. As of late last week, close to ...

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FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 9: Jan. 15-20)

Another week of boys high school basketball is in the books with several impressive individual performances. Voting will be open through 11:59 on Tuesday, January 23, with the winner being announced on Wednesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 9: ...

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FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 12: Jan. 15-20)

Another week of girls high school basketball is in the books with several impressive individual performances. Voting will be open through 11:59 on Tuesday, January 23, with the winner being announced on Wednesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week ...

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Prep hoops: Saturday, January 20 top moments and performances

• FRANKIE DAVIDSON, BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN BOYS He scored 20 points on Saturday night at the Braves avenged their loss in last year’s Sectional by beating Lakewood Park 65-22. • BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN BOYS The Braves are not on a school record 13 game winning streak, with 11 ...

Homestead sophomore Sydney Graber goes up for a layup at North Side on Friday night. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

Prep hoops: Friday, January 19 top moments and performances

• SYDNEY GRABER, HOMESTEAD GIRLS The sophomore had a game high 23 points in a 78-40 win over North Side to keep the Spartans unbeaten in regular season SAC play. • SYLARE STARKS, HOMESTEAD GIRLS She scored 20 points in the win over North Side. • GRACE HUNTER, BELLMONT GIRLS She ...

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NS IN-DEPTH: Concordia Lutheran’s Carissa Garcia

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 News-Sentinel.com)

Gymnastics’ Becky Carter Classic finding new purpose

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 news-sentinel.com)

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

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 news-sentinel.com)

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

This is a new feature breaking down news-sentinel.com’s prep basketball power polls, as decided by the news-sentinel.com high school basketball team. The news-sentinel.com 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 news-sentinel.com)

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

This is a new feature breaking down news-sentinel.com’s prep basketball power polls, as decided by the news-sentinel.com high school basketball team. The news-sentinel.com 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 news-sentinel.com)

VIDEO: Prep basketball weekly preview for January 18, 2018

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 ...

Woodlan junior wrestler Mitch Hoot continually fights to overcome his disadvantages. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

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

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 ...

Homestead boys basketball coach Chris Johnson reacts to a call on December 17, 2017 during the SAC Holiday Tournament. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

SHOOTER: Hey guys, Homestead boys basketball is still a contender

This column is dedicated to 2017 Homestead graduate Brandon Durnell. It is dedicated to him because there is nobody who has ever tried to make Shooter as pro-Homestead Spartans as he has. Because, let me let you all in on a little secret: the Homestead freaking Spartans are unbeaten in the ...