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FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 5: Dec. 18-Dec. 23)

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, December 26 because of the holiday with the winner being announced on Wednesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball ...

North Side's Keion Brooks Jr. is fouled as he goes up for a shot Friday evening against Valparaiso. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

SHOOTER: Observations from Friday’s Marion Classic

Your friendly neighborhood frog took a hop down to Grant County on Friday to check out the six-game Marion Classic. Four local teams — Snider, Bishop Dwenger, North Side and Wayne — took part in the event. What did I see over the course of the day? Plenty. ∙ There were plenty of ...

Bishop Dwenger's Lucas Lehrman works to the basket by Gary Roosevelt's Latrell Williams on Friday. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

Prep hoops: Friday, December 22 top moments and performances

• DILLON DUFF, SNIDER BOYS Scored a team high 15 points in the Panthers' 76-67 loss to Indianapolis Tindley at the Marion Classic. • ISAAC FARNSWORTH AND JONQWELL LEE, SNIDER BOYS Each hit three of Snider's 11 three-pointers in the loss to Tindley. They also combined for 8 of the ...

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NS In-Depth: Leo’s Jeremy Davison

With Leo looking to contend for a Northeast 8 title, senior Jeremy Davison isn't quite ready to pass the baton to his younger brother just yet. Davison has been an offensive staple of the team for years, helping push the Lions to share of the NE8 title two years ago with a late season win at ...

Senior Jiya Wright amassed over 3,000 yards of total offense for Homestead this past season. (News-Sentinel file photo)

Homestead QB Jiya Wright named News-Sentinel Football Player of the Year

Typically, when a prep quarterback signs with a Division I program, his high school coach is quick to point out how it was something seen in the player for a long time. Not so with Jiya Wright. "The honest truth? He didn't stand out that much," said Homestead coach Chad Zolman on Wright ...

The News-Sentinel All-Area Offense.

NEWS-SENTINEL FOOTBALL ALL-AREA TEAM: Offense

ALL-AREA OFFENSE QUARTERBACK: Jiya Wright, senior, Homestead - 2,307 yards passing, 28 TDs, 11 INTs - Rushed for 750 yards, 11 TDs - First Team All-SAC - IFCA Class 6A All-State selection - Committed to Northern Illinois RELATED: Homestead QB Jiya Wright named News-Sentinel ...

The 2017 News-Sentinel Football All-Area Team defense.

NEWS-SENTINEL FOOTBALL ALL-AREA TEAM: Defense

ALL-AREA DEFENSE DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Lawrence Johnson, senior, Snider - Anchored the interior of stout Panthers defense - 50 tackles, three sacks, one INT - First Team All-SAC - IFCA Top 50 selection - Committed to Purdue RELATED: Homestead QB Jiya Wright named News-Sentinel Football ...

Indianapolis Tindley senior and Purdue commit Eric Hunter will be one of several standout players at the Marion Classic on Friday. (Photo courtesy of The Indianapolis Star)

MARION CLASSIC: Five players (from outside the area) to watch

Looking for an appetizer before Christmas and next week's SAC Holiday Tournament? Marion delivers with a one-day shootout on Friday with six games, including plenty of local flavor with Snider, Bishop Dwenger, North Side and Wayne all getting in on the festive fun. We know who leads the area ...

The Barnes family of from left to right, Brie, Jon Jr. and Hannah in the front row and parents Jon and Ruth. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Busy? Try keeping up with the Barnes family

Every parent of young athletes knows they are there mostly to provide rides, but also they are really along for the ride. There's a constant call to pick up or drop off or go to see practices and training sessions or to go see the games. At this time of the year, the schedule feels endless ...

Bryson Scott and the Fort Wayne Mastodons knocked off Indiana for the second consecutive year on Monday night. (By The Associated Press)

Fort Wayne Mastodons knock off IU…again

BLOOMINGTON – For the second straight year, the Fort Wayne men’s basketball squad came into its game with heavily-favored Indiana and played with a lack of fear. In last season’s 71-68 overtime win at the Coliseum, the Mastodons used a lot of toughness to shock the then-No. 3-ranked ...

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Prep hoops: Saturday, December 16 top moments and performances

• LUCAS KROFT, NORTH SIDE BOYS Kroft scored a team high 22 points in an 80-79 win over Villa Angela-St.Joseph (Ohio) at Bosse. • BRANDAN JOHNSON, NORTH SIDE BOYS Johnson scored 16 points and hit the winning free throw after being fouled with 0.7 seconds left in a one point win. • ...

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FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 7: Dec. 11-Dec. 16)

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, December 18 with the winner being announced on Tuesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 7: ...

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FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 4: Dec. 11-Dec. 16)

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, December 18 with the winner being announced on Tuesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 4: ...