High School Sports

Prep football preseason countdown: #9 WAYNE GENERALS

OUTLOOK Wayne bookended last season with games against Bishop Dwenger, both in losing efforts. Starting with the Saints again this year draws a lot of hype. This is the year that Wayne has to make a big move in the minds of many, building from zero wins when this senior class were freshmen ...

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

It is time for some one-on-one battles as the fan vote for the Prep football Preseason Player of the Year is down to the top eight players, fighting to win their regions. Voting for this round will remain open through midnight on Tuesday, August 7. Who will be your Regional champs? Vote ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #10 CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CADETS

OUTLOOK Tim Mannigel is entering his ninth season in charge of the Concordia Lutheran High School football program and the Cadets have developed an identity during his tenure. Concordia almost always has a potent offense and of late, that offense has led to winning seasons. “It really ...

It’s official: Keion Brooks Jr. will transfer to La Lumiere School

The rumors are no more and Keion Brooks Jr. will officially leave North Side to play his senior season at La Lumiere School near LaPorte. Brooks leaving North Side was first reported by News-Sentinel.com last Saturday, July 28 with heavy rumors pointing to La Lumiere being his destination. I ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #11 ADAMS CENTRAL FLYING JETS

OUTLOOK After putting together 12-2, 11-2 and 9-3 marks the last three seasons, Adams Central has a chance to put together the best four-year run in Adams Central history with 12 wins or more to match the mark of 44 wins from 1997-2000. The defending Allen County Athletic Conference ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #12 ANGOLA HORNETS

OUTLOOK Andy Thomas was still walking to his dorm room at Manchester University the last time Angola High School had an unbeaten season or won an IHSAA football sectional title. However, a quarter-century later, Thomas put himself (along with a number of very talented players) in Hornet lore ...

FAN VOTE: Region semi finals for Prep football Preseason Player of the Year

Half of the field of 32 have been eliminated with the top 4 vote getters in each Region advancing and now it is up to you to knock out eight more. The Fan Vote for the News-Sentinel.com Preseason Prep Football Player of the Year Region Semi Finals is now open. Revisit each of the four Regions, ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #13 SOUTH ADAMS STARFIRES

OUTLOOK Here's one of the most amazing statistics in Fort Wayne area football: Last year the South Adams Starfires put together their first back-to-back winning seasons since 2000 and 2001. That's remarkable considering the Starfires are always a challenging opponent and usually in ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #14 WOODLAN WARRIORS

OUTLOOK After putting together a 35-8 record over the past three seasons, and a school-record three straight seasons of 10 wins or more, the Warriors graduated most of their top players. Six first-team all-conference offensive players and one second-team pick have graduated. The Warriors ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #15 NORTHROP BRUINS

OUTLOOK If there is a time for Northrop to get out of the funk it's been stuck in since Jason Doerffler took over, now is the time. The Bruins showed flashes last year where they could score on a consistent basis, but couldn't stop the other team. Doerffler has an experienced staff and an ...

FAN VOTE: Prep football Preseason Player of the Year

Voting is now open for the 2018 Preseason Player of the Year poll for area prep football. The 32 players are divided between four regions. Each of the regions is named after one of our last four players of the year, awarded after their senior seasons. In the opening round, voting will be open ...

Rumors gaining steam that Keion Brooks Jr. is headed elsewhere

UPDATE: This story has been updated with a comment from Keion Brooks Sr. received by News-Sentinel.com Senior-to-be Keion Brooks Jr. will not return to North Side High School for his final year of high school basketball News-Sentinel.com has learned from multiple sources. Those sources say ...

THE PIGSKIN PROPHET: Which coaches are under the most pressure in 2018?

Yours truly, The Pigskin Prophet is, up from his long winter’s (and spring’s and summer’s) nap, and thinking about the 2018 high school football season. It’s only three weeks away. You can almost smell the popcorn and Icy Hot. To prepare, The Pig is tail-deep in research, combing the ...

SHOOTER: 9 player takeaways from St. Francis’ Grassroots Challenge

Just because it’s the end of the summer, that doesn’t mean you can’t find good basketball. Even on a Wednesday. So Shooter hopped himself out to the University of Saint Francis, taking a break from the summertime poolside adventures and stiff-arming The Pigskin Prophet in the process. ...

Fort Wayne Police Department officers also working as coaches, officials

As he puts it, when Greg Addison attended Hammond High School, his school resources officer saved his life. "He was the one who kept me out of trouble. I was heading down the wrong path one time and he snatched me back," Addison said. "I was hanging out with a bad group of guys in gang life. ...

Gary Andrews officially takes over as North Side boys basketball coach

After a period of waiting for the chance to be approved by Fort Wayne Community Schools, Gary Andrews officially became the new boys basketball coach at North Side on Monday. That news came nearly a month after news-sentinel.com broke the news on June 25 that he would replace Shabaz Khaliq. ...