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Komets legend Reno Zanier has passed

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The man who started the Fort Wayne Komets' amazing goaltending tradition has died. Reno Zanier passed away in in his hometown of Trail, British Columbia on Saturday night at age 84. From 1959 to 1962, Zanier was a stalwart in nets for the Komets, playing in 197 regular-season game and 13 ...

No. 1 Saint Francis survives scare in NAIA football first round

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University of Saint Francis running back Justin Green makes it sound easy. He makes it look easy, too, especially when the Cougars need it the most. Things didn’t look, or feel, so good at halftime of the No. 1 Cougars’ 26-21 win over Benedictine in the first round of the NAIA playoffs ...

POLL: MidWest America FCU Fan Choice Player of the Week, Week 14

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The finalists have been chosen and it is the responsibility of you, the faithful News-Sentinel readers, to determine who will be crowned this week’s MidWest America FCU Fan Choice Player of the Week winner. Voting will go through the weekend and end at 11 p.m. on Monday. The nominee will the ...

Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #5 SOUTH SIDE ARCHERS

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J.J. Foster coached against many of his new South Side High School players when he ran the Bishop Luers program the last few years. He’s known many from over the years in summer-league basketball, too. But the key for this year’s Archers, one loaded with potential, is for Foster and ...

Boys prep hoops: NECC PREVIEW

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When Chris Paul took over as the varsity boy’s basketball coach at Churubusco last season following a decade as the head women’s coach at Fort Wayne, he wasn’t sure as to what to expect exactly. He found out quickly that the Northeast Corner Conference is very competitive league ...

Girls prep hoops: Friday, November 17 top moments and performances

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• HOMESTEAD GIRLS Sydney Graber led the Spartans to a SAC win, 60-31 over Concordia, with 18 points. Sylare Starks added 14 points, Haley Swing scored 11 and Kara Gealy added seven points. • KELLI DAMMAN, CARROLL The senior scored a game high 21 points in a 68-58 loss to Northrop in a ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets continue struggling to find balance

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Right now, the Fort Wayne Komets are stuck on their tip-toes at the edge of a cliff, windmilling their arms to try maintaining any sort of balance so they don't tip over. A few of their fans are also poking them in back to nudge them forward a little. After rallying with two third-period goals ...

Tailing the Komets: Update on Rob Murray

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This information is based on Tweets from the Oilers and broadcaster John Peterson. Tulsa Oilers coach and former Komets player Rob Murray suffered a medical problem during the second period of Friday night's game in Quad City. As Murray was taken to the hospital, the game was suspended with ...

THE PIGSKIN PROPHET: The Woodlan Warriors, redemption personified

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MARION — Redemption. We've all been there, right? A mistake. A miscue. A costly error. We hope we get a chance to make it right. Sometimes, we never get that chance But for Woodlan on Friday night, there were plenty of opportunities, and it made them count. For Luke Crilly, his ...

Dwenger’s Grady Eifert has worked himself into a role with Purdue

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Purdue men’s basketball coach Matt Painter doesn’t want to go into games worried about one of his best players missing a lot of time. However, the Boilermaker coach does have the luxury of now knowing that he has a viable option when senior forward Vince Edwards finds himself in foul ...

Boys prep hoops: AREA PREVIEW

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BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN BRAVES Things look up for the Braves if they can stay healthy and based on last year, that could be a big "if". Senior point guard Jalan Mull, a recent St. Francis signee, is primed for a big year and has plenty of targets for his court vision. The big intangible for the ...

Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #6 CARROLL CHARGERS

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During the 2014-15 and 2015-16 boys basketball seasons, Carroll did a couple of things with great abundance: The Chargers defended well and in turn, they won a lot. In those two seasons, Carroll won a total of 45 games and a pair of IHSAA Class 4A sectional championships. And then there ...