High School Sports

PREP FOOTBALL: SAC Preview

There are more question marks than usual surrounding the Summit Athletic Conference's perennial top teams. Both Snider and Bishop Dwenger have a lot of players to replace and the still-new kids on the block Homestead and Carroll are knocking on the door. Snider or Bishop Dwenger have at ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Ten impact players’ names to know for 2018

With the high school football season just three days away, it’s time to learn the names of new or less-familiar players who will be making impacts this fall. Here are 10 players to put on your radar, if you don’t have them there already: Jon Barnes and Antoine Taylor QBs, Snider The ...

PREP FOOTBALL: NE8 Preview

You could put the names East Noble, Leo and New Haven in a hat, draw one and have about the same chance of successfully picking the Northeast 8 Conference champion as someone carefully studying the rosters. It looks that close between those three frontrunners. Perhaps a more intriguing ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #1 SNIDER PANTHERS

OUTLOOK Nearly everyone takes for granted Snider High School’s football team will reload every fall. One person who doesn’t is coach Kurt Tippmann. He takes nothing for granted, even with a 97-21 record in nine years as the Panthers’ leader. “As much as you coach them in the ...

PREP FOOTBALL: ACAC Preview

Though the Allen County Athletic Conference may be the state's top small-school conference for football, it might have the area's top all-around player this season. Adams Central's Logan Macklin can dominate a game offensively, defensively and on special teams, and he's good enough he could ...

News-Sentinel.com names 2018 Prep Football Preseason All-Area team

As the season kicks off this Friday, the prep football experts at News-Sentinel.com have put their heads together and come up with a Preseason All-Area team. These players represent the best, as we see them, at each individual position. Listed next to each player are relevant stats from the ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #3 HOMESTEAD SPARTANS

OUTLOOK Coming to the Summit Athletic Conference three years ago was supposed to make things much tougher for the Homestead football team, but the Spartans have responded with continued excellence and seasons of eight, nine and eight wins. Can they take a jump and challenge for a ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #4 LEO LIONS

OUTLOOK Leo’s youth the last few years has been one of the factors that have slowed the Lions down in the postseason. They appear to have come of age now. Leo lost some big names to graduation but returns playmakers on both sides of the ball, experience and a sense that it’s time to turn ...

GALLERY: 2017-18 News-Sentinel.com Prep Athletes of the Year

As a new school season begins and with it, a new season of high school athletics, we take a look back at the 22 athletes that were named as the Player of the Year in their sport during the 2017-2018 school year. Not pictured is our Girls Golfer of the Year, Sarah Frazier of Bishop ...

FAN VOTE: Finals for Prep football Preseason Player of the Year

The 32 players have been narrowed down to two in the fan vote for the Preseason Player of the Year for prep football. Homestead's Trevin Taylor and Bishop Luers' Camari Harris will be the final two competitors vying for your vote. Taylor was the leading vote getter in the opening round and the ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #5 CARROLL CHARGERS

OUTLOOK Doug Dinan has strung together seven consecutive winning seasons in leading the Carroll High School football program, but 2018 may provide one of his biggest coaching tasks since he took over the program in 2010. The Chargers have been decimated by both graduation and injury ...

Full schedule of Friday’s prep football scrimmages

The start of the season is just over a week away with kickoffs on Aug. 17. But this Friday, spectators can get a taste of what their favorite team may have in the coming season with scrimmages around the area Here is where you can catch some gridiron action on Friday, will all scrimmages ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #6 NEW HAVEN BULLDOGS

OUTLOOK A new era opens at New Haven, with new head coach Jimmy Linn and the brand new turf field. Expectations remain the same. New Haven has had seven or more wins in eight straight seasons, including a tremendous 20-3 mark over the last two years under longtime coach Jim Rowland, who ...

FAN VOTE: Semi final round for Prep football Preseason Player of the Year

The final four are set in our fan polling for the Prep Football Preseason Player of the Year. Who gets your vote to advance to the finals? Voting is open through midnight tomorrow, Thursday August 9. FAN VOTE: Prep football Preseason Player of the Year Semi finals FAN VOTE: Prep football ...

Kip Jones no longer Wayne High School girls basketball coach

After two seasons, Kip Jones is no longer the girls basketball coach at Wayne High School, the athletic office at Wayne confirmed to News-Sentinel.com on Wednesday. The position has been posted through Fort Wayne Community Schools, but the school confirms that no interviews have taken ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #7 BISHOP LUERS KNIGHTS

OUTLOOK Consistency is what Bishop Luers coach Kyle Lindsay is looking for most from his team this season. With the exception of a 15-14 loss to Bishop Dwenger and a 20-14 sectional title win over Concordia Lutheran, the Knights were either dominant or dominated in 2017. Their average ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #8 EAST NOBLE KNIGHTS

OUTLOOK Everyone knows East Noble lost one of the area’s best quarterbacks in Andrew McCormick, who’s now at Indiana State University. And that’s a big loss. But coach Luke Amstutz smiles when he thinks of some big returnees, as in large, strong offensive lineman. “We’re pretty big ...