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FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 8: Jan. 8-13)

Another week of girls high school basketball is in the books with several impressive individual performances. Voting will be open through 11:59 on Monday, January 15 with the winner being announced on Tuesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 8: ...

East Noble's Hayden Jones drives on DeKalb's Logan Kruse on Friday night. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of news-sentinel.com)

Prep hoops: Friday, January 12 top moments and performances

• ALI ALI, EAST NOBLE He scored 22 points and finished the game off with a big dunk at the Knights improved to 12-1 with a 59-42 win over DeKalb. He added seven assists. • HAYDEN JONES, EAST NOBLE He had 10 points and six assists in the win over DeKalb. • LUCAS KROFT, NORTH ...

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NS IN-DEPTH: Bishop Dwenger’s Hayden Smithey

As Bishop Dwenger reaches the midway point of their season, a variety of players have stepped into new roles for the Saints. Few may have taken over a bigger role than junior Hayden Smithey. A calming presence on the court, Smithey is looking to fill a void left by graduation, including that of ...

Woodlan coach Dave Randall is hoping his team can find consistency and compete for a second-consecutive ACAC regular-season title. (News-Sentinel file photo)

PREP HOOPS: Can Woodlan find its groove in second half of season?

After an ACAC Tournament title and a shared regular-season league championship with Heritage a year ago, many believed Woodlan was a favorite to repeat those feats in 2018. Turns out, the Warriors have a long way to go to equal the competitiveness of last year's team. Following a loss to ...

Canterbury tennis star Kyra Foster is spending the year studying and training in Florida. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Local tennis phenom Kyra Foster thriving with major opportunity

During her first two years as a high school tennis player, Canterbury's Kyra Foster put together a 55-4 record and advanced to the state semifinals each season. Arguably, she was one of the top high school athletes in the area, but she knew she needed new challenges if she was going to improve ...

South Adams senior Lexi Dellinger during a November 11, 2017 game at Norwell. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

ACAC Tournaments: 5 stars to shine and 5 players to watch

The annual Allen County Athletic Conference tournaments will kick off tonight with three double-headers on the agenda with the girls games kicking off at 6 p.m. and the boys games at 7:30. The tournament continues with semi-final action on Friday and then on Saturday, final games will be played ...

Then-Fort Wayne women's basketball coach Chris Paul motions to his players as the Mastodons play the Louisville Cardinals earlier in his career at the Gates Sports Center. (News-Sentinel file photo)

Young Churubusco boys basketball team taking flight at right time

Churubusco boy’s basketball coach Chris Paul has been in this profession long enough to have known exactly how this season was going to unfold. He had some really good, but young players on his Eagle roster and not a lot of seniors, so growing pains were to be expected. “Depending on ...

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Prep hoops: Saturday, January 6 top moments and performances

• JALAN MULL, BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN BOYS Mull scored 17 points, had nine assists and four steals in a 72-42 win over Concordia Lutheran. • FRANKIE DAVIDSON, BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN BOYS He scored a game high 18 points and added seven rebounds and three steals in the win over Concordia. • ...

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FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 10: Jan. 2-6)

Another week of girls high school basketball is in the books with several impressive individual performances. Voting will be open through 11:59 on Monday, January 8 with the winner being announced on Tuesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 10: ...

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FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 7: Jan. 2-6)

Another week of boys high school basketball is in the books with several impressive individual performances. Voting will be open through 11:59 on Monday, January 8 with the winner being announced on Tuesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 7: Jan. 2-6)

Homestead junior Sylare Starks pulls up for a shot over South Side sophomore Jaci Jones on Friday night. (Photo by Justin Kenny of news-sentinel.com)

Prep hoops: Friday, January 5 top moments and performances

• SYDNEY GRABER AND SYLARE STARKS, HOMESTEAD GIRLS They again combined for big numbers as Graber scored 16 and Starks had 14 in the 58-55 win over South Side in a battle of conference unbeatens. • LAUREN SELKING, HOMESTEAD GIRLS The senior made a big play in the closing seconds, breaking ...

Bishop Luers' Libby Bierbaum looks for a pass during the Knights' win over Homestead on December 28 at the SAC Holiday Tournament. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

SHOOTER: The breakout players from this year’s SAC Holiday Tournament

They tell me that the holidays are officially over, but they can’t make me take any of my three Christmas trees down just yet. Furthermore, they can’t take away my personal reflections on yet another SAC Holiday Tournament away yet either. I get a week, right? Shooter has to get a week ...

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NS In-Depth: Snider’s Hannah Barnes

Hannah Barnes has consistently risen up the ranks of feared area shooters. Now a senior at Snider, Barnes was a true spot up star for a Panthers team that contended for the Summit Athletic Conference a year ago, giving Homestead two of their toughest games of the season. Her status was forced ...

Bishop Luers' Kathryn Knapke hits a shot over the Homestead defense during last week's SAC Holiday Tournament. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

Kathryn Knapke had best SAC Holiday Tournament performance says fan vote

For the first time ever, fans were asked by news-sentinel.com to vote for the top individual performance of the SAC Holiday Tournament and 44.23 percent agreed on the winner. Bishop Luers senior Kathryn Knapke scored 24 points last Thursday as the eighth seeded Knights upset top seeded ...

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FAN VOTE: Who had the best SAC Holiday Tournament single game performance?

With so many great individual performances highlighting this year's SAC Holiday Tournament, we ask you the fans what was the best single game performance of the 2017 tournament. FAN VOTE: Who had the best SAC Holiday Tournament single game performance? LOOK BACK AT THE 2017 SAC HOLIDAY ...

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FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 9: Dec. 26-Dec. 30)

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 2 because of the holiday with the winner being announced on Wednesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball ...