Because of an ankle injury, Snider graduate Reggie Hearn, right, had to miss playing in Monday's Reno-Fort Wayne game. (By Blake Sebring of

Snider grad Reggie Hearn loving opportunity to play for Team USA

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After playing four seasons in the NBA D League, at age 26 Snider graduate Reggie Hearn might usually be running out of time on his NBA dreams. Instead, he might be getting closer than ever. Hearn could not play for Reno on Monday night against the Mad Ants because of a sprained ankle he ...

Long-time Fort Wayne tennis teaching pro Don Offerle passed away Tuesday afternoon. (By Blake Sebring of

Fort Wayne tennis inspiration Don Offerle has passed

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Fort Wayne's "everyman" tennis pro Don Offerle passed away Monday at age 55. After surviving and recovering from a horrific bicycling accident in 2015 that put him into a coma with a brain injury, this time he could not beat pancreatic or liver cancer. Offerle was a Bishop Dwenger student who ...

Forward Artur Tyanulin cuts in front of Komets goaltender Michael Houser during today's practice. (By Blake Sebring of

So this guy is back with the Komets

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The Fort Wayne Komets got a nice surprise at practice this morning with the return of a popular player. After getting called up to Tucson of the American Hockey League a couple of weeks ago, forward Artur Tyanulin was back in practice. Though he did not play in a game with the Roadrunners ...

Indiana forward Juwan Morgan (13) dunks against Michigan in the first half of a game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Saturday. (By The Associated Press)

Indiana forwards proving to be very reliable

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In the past week, Indiana men’s basketball fans have watched their favorite team play well (for 36 minutes against Duke) and play poorly (for 36 minutes at Michigan). So it is anyone’s guess as to just how the Hoosiers (4-4, 0-1 Big Ten) will play tonight against Iowa (8 p.m., BTN) at ...

Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Trey McKinney-Jones launches a jumper during the second quarter Monday night against Reno. (By Blake Sebring of

Mad Ants bounce back with help from Trey McKinney-Jones

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Two days after an embarrassing home loss to Westchester to end an eight-game winning streak, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants couldn't wait to get onto the Memorial Coliseum court again. They controlled the Reno Bighorns 105-97 as Walt Lemon Jr. scored 28 and Jarrod Uthoff 21. "We played better ...

Fort Wayne Children's Co-Founder Byron Braun, right, poses with former foundation Vice Chairman Blake Poindexter. (Courtesy photo)

Komets hoping wins help Fort Wayne Children’s Foundation

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When Shane Albahrani left his previous position at AdLab to become the Fort Wayne Komets' radio announcer, he brought something special with him. For several years Albahrani had designed programs and flyers and developed some video presentations for the Fort Wayne Children's Foundation. "While ...

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News-Sentinel’s Blake Sebring publishes new Komets book

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Veteran writer Blake Sebring announced Sunday the publication of his latest book, "On To The Show: Fort Wayne's lasting connection to the NHL and the greater hockey world." The book details Fort Wayne being the base for players and off-ice personnel to reach hockey's ...

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Prep hoops: Saturday, December 2 top moments and performances

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• SAM BUCK, HOMESTEAD BOYS Buck scored 27 points, hitting three three-pointers and going 6-of-7 from the foul line in a 65-64 overtime loss to Marion. • KEION BROOKS JR., NORTH SIDE BOYS Scored 23 points, had eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks in a 75-67 overtime loss to ...

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Michael Houser makes 40 saves in Komets win over Wheeling

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Goaltender Michael Houser is heating up, and so are the Fort Wayne Komets. With Houser making 40 saves, the Komets improved to 5-1 over their last six games with a 3-2 win Sunday at Wheeling. The line of Shawn Szydlowski, Garrett Thompson and Mason Baptista accounted for all three Fort Wayne ...


Q&A about “On To The Show”

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As part of publishing my latest book, I saw down for seven questions with former News-Sentinel copy editor Nancy Crowe and her blog "Word and Spirit." You can ready it by please clicking here. The book is available on Amazon and at

Saint Francis running back Justin Green accelerates during a fourth-quarter, 61-yard touchdown run that put the Cougars ahead for good in their 43-36 win over Morningside in the NAIA semifinals Saturday at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of

Saint Francis football runs to national title game again

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University of Saint Francis defensive end Jordan May made the drive to Daytona Beach, Fla., last year for the NAIA national championship game. The trip promises to be even more fun this time around. “I remember going down there, driving with Stan last year,” May said. “I told him we ...