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Tailing the Komets: More roster moves

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After getting through a four-game road trip, the AHL's Tucson Roadrunners have gotten caught up on their commitment to the Komets by sending defenseman Jalen Smereck to Fort Wayne. The rookie stands 6-1, 195 pounds and played one game for Tucson this season with no points. He played with the ...

Komets drop overtime decision to Cincinnati

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Despite lots of input from three new players, the Fort Wayne Komets lost their second game in a row Friday night, falling to the Cincinnati Cyclones 3-2 in overtime. The Komets trailed 2-0 late in the second period on goals by Cyclones Winston Day Chief and Andrew Radjenovic. Fort Wayne cut ...

DAN VANCE: So, you want to be a fight fan?

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So here is the deal: mixed martial arts isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Is it the violence? Is it the potential of blood splatter? Don’t know the rules? Don’t want to listen to Joe Rogan drone on for hours? We’ve all been there. But if you like sport, especially in its purest original ...

REGGIE HAYES: Expect even better from Snider-Homestead II

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I thought the retractable roof was going to blow off Lucas Oil Stadium the first time Snider played Homestead in high school football this season. The energy from the players, the passion from the fans and the added bells and whistles of the big screens and booming audio system shot ...

THE PIGSKIN PROPHET: Pig’s picks, Week 11

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So, the important question must be asked. Who is going as The Pigskin Prophet for Halloween? Anyone? Hello? Anyway, it is becoming crunch time in prep football, when one or two miscues or mental errors can be the difference between advancing another week in the postseason and spending ...

Notre Dame senior adjusting to national spotlight

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SOUTH BEND – It took awhile for Bonzi Colson to earn much acknowledgement for being a good – make that, really, really good – basketball player. And that was from his coach, who watched him practice every day. That isn’t a problem any longer, as the Notre Dame senior forward was ...

Notre Dame vs. N.C. State: 5 problems for the Irish

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Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly hasn’t gotten giddy with his team’s 6-1 start this season. That is due to a number of reasons, one of which is that he knows the back-half of his team’s schedule is loaded with much tougher challenges than the first half. That difficult road began ...

Tailing the Komets: Tucson sends another forward

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Now that the AHL Roadrunners are finished with their four-game road trip, they have send the Komets another forward, Artur Tyanulin, a 5-9, 174-pound right wing who had no statistics in one game so far with Tucson. The rookie from Kazan, Russia had 24 goals and 85 points last year in 67 games ...

Girls prep hoops preseason countdown: #7 SOUTH ADAMS STARFIRES

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OUTLOOK Coming into his first season as the South Adams girls basketball coach in 2012, Brett Freeman was inheriting a 3-18 team. Last year, in his fifth season, the Starfires won their first-ever Allen County Athletic Conference championship and first sectional title since 1995. "We're ...

All-SAC football teams announced

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The Summit Athletic Conference released its all-SAC football teams this week. Below are the teams in their entirety: FIRST TEAM OFFENSE QUARTERBACK Jiya Wright, Homestead Jack Miguel, Carroll RUNNING BACK Keishon Edwards, Northrop Christian Covington, Snider WIDE RECEIVER Justin ...

Girls Prep Hoops Preseason Countdown: #8 CENTRAL NOBLE COUGARS

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Central Noble’s improbable run to the Class 2A semi-state last season has made them something perhaps even more improbable: the team to beat. When Josh Treesh agreed to return to the Cougars for the 2014-2015 season, he reinherited a team that went successfully bankrupt during his absence. ...

REGGIE HAYES: Need for more officials tied to fans’ bad behavior

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There are two major problems facing Indiana High School Athletic Association officiating, and there’s no doubt they’re linked. Problem No. 1: There aren’t enough officials. Problem No. 2: Some fans are out of control in their abuse of officials. “One of the biggest factors why we ...

Area tennis players receive all-state honors

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Several Fort Wayne boys high school tennis players received mention recently when the all-state teams were announced. Leo junior Eli Herran, Carroll Senor Ethan Radke and Homestead junior David Heiney were named to the all-state singles first team with Leo junior Isaac Steiner making the ...

Fort Wayne athletes gaining life ‘confidence’ through exposure

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Fourth-year Fort Wayne men’s basketball coach Jon Coffman has scheduled, at minimum, 31 games for his team to compete in this season and for sure, he wants his guys to win every single one of them. However, whatever success the Mastodon student-athletes achieve this season can’t be at the ...

NS VIDEO: Prep Football Week 11 Preview

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The News-Sentinel's Justin Kenny and Reggie Hayes are back previewing the week in area high school football. This week, familiar foes collide as Homestead and Snider clash for the second time this year for a berth in the sectional championship. Also, Class 4A sees several big-time showdowns, ...