High School Sports

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: ...

Leo's Lane Reed (center in white) and Luke Stoller (right, 35) fight Huntington North's Trey Williams (30) and Zach Dauggherty for a rebound Friday night. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

Confident, capable Leo wins big by beating Huntington North

So Leo may not actually feel disrespected, but they showed on Friday night that they can play like it. The Lions opened up Northeast 8 conference play with a 64-53 win over Huntington North in front of a raucous home crowd. In the preseason, it was New Haven that was the conference champion ...

Leo's Jeremy Davison brings the ball up the court in Friday's win over Huntington North. He scored a game high 26 points in the Lion win. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

Prep hoops: Friday, December 15 top moments and performances

• CARISSA GARCIA – CONCORDIA GIRLS She scored 29 points, connecting on 16 of 18 attempts at the free throw line and added 11 rebounds and three steals in a 52-38 win over Bishop Dwenger. • TANIECE CHAPMAN – SOUTH SIDE GIRLS Scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds (eight offensive, ...

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NS In-Depth: South Adams’ Lexi Dellinger

With some success in her underclass years, Lexi Dellinger of South Adams burst onto the scene last season, leading the Starfires to a long awaited Sectional title and within inches of knocking off Regional champion Central Noble in the morning game of her sophomore season. She culminated her ...

Leo High School freshman Blake Davison, left, and senior Jeremy Davison pose before practice last Thursday at Leo High School. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of news-sentinel.com)

Davison brothers connection continues to boost Leo High School basketball

Blake Davison was a sixth grader when his older brothers Adam, then a senior, and Jeremy, then a freshman, were on the court playing for the Leo High School boys basketball team. “I remember watching in the stands and wishing I could do that someday,” Blake said. Fast forward three ...

Homestead's Haley Swing goes up for a shot against the Carmel defense in the opening game of the season. (Photo by Justin Kenny of news-sentinel.com)

GIRLS PREP HOOPS: Expanded Power Poll for December 14, 2017

This is the first week in a new feature breaking down news-sentinel.com's prep basketball power polls, as decided by the news-sentinel.com high school basketball team. #1: HOMESTEAD SPARTANS Record: 9-1 Against Top 10: 4-0 Best win: Concordia Lutheran Worst loss: Carmel Next Game: ...

North Side junior Keion Brooks Jr. shoots a free throw last Friday at South Side. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

BOYS PREP HOOPS: Expanded Power Poll for December 14, 2017

This is the first week in a new feature breaking down news-sentinel.com's prep basketball power polls, as decided by the news-sentinel.com high school basketball team. #1: NORTH SIDE LEGENDS Record: 4-2 Against Top 10: 2-0 Best win: Blackhawk Christian Worst loss: New Albany Next game: ...

Wayne senior Kylon Jarreau penetrates to the basket during Wednesday's win over New Haven. (By Justin Kenny of news-sentinel.com)

PREP HOOPS: Wayne proves itself worthy in close win over New Haven

On a snowy, windy day in mid-December, the Wayne Generals graduated. OK, not really, but it sure felt that way following a 65-63 defeat of New Haven on Wednesday night. For the last few years, the Wayne boys basketball program has felt like it was on the cusp of something big. The ...