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Girls prep hoops: Friday’s top moments and performances

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• NORTH SIDE GIRLS Opening Friday night of high school basketball season has come and gone, with the big winner being the North Side girls. The Legends held late control of a back and forth encounter with Whitko, pulling out the 46-42 win. It was North Side's first season opening win in 11 ...

College basketball preview: Fort Wayne Mastodons

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When a basketball program has won 101 games over the past five seasons, as well as advanced to the postseason each of the past four springs, it officially has evolved into one that annually “reloads,” rather than ever “rebuilds.” In the case of Fort Wayne, it has eight players on ...

Tailing the Komets: Observations from Friday’s game

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Even with a few injured players sitting in the stands, no one ever expected this Fort Wayne Komets team to struggle offensively. They've scored six goals over three consecutive losses, all at home. Friday's 4-2 loss to Adirondack was particularly upsetting to 7,071 Memorial Coliseum fans. As ...

Bishop Luers ‘learns from failures’ in order to succeed later

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It was early September and the Bishop Luers football team had not just suffered its second consecutive loss, but the Knights were blown out for the second straight game, as they fell 28-7 to Concordia Lutheran. Luers coach Kyle Lindsay and the rest of his coaching staff spent that weekend ...

POLL: MidWest America FCU Fan Choice Player of the Week, Week 12

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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 ...

THE PIGSKIN PROPHET: An open letter to the Snider Panthers

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Dear Snider Panthers football team, Ah, what a dominant (and expected) victory over the Carroll Chargers on Friday. The 52-14 final score was not indicative of how authoritative you were in taking what was yours — an 11th consecutive sectional championship. Your quarterback continues to ...

Komets Kare Package is tonight and Saturday

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Komets Kare Package is returning for its 10th year at tonight and Saturday's home games. Sponsored by The News-Sentinel, the Komets, WANE and Federal Express, the program asks fans to donate supplies for the Northern Indiana Veterans Administration Health System, which serves more than 45,000 ...

College basketball preview: Saint Francis Cougars

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University of Saint Francis men’s basketball coach Chad LaCross is going to find out very quickly just how well-prepared his team got during the preseason. The third-ranked Cougars (1-0) have already gotten an impressive road win at Olivet Nazarene in front of a sold-out arena, and this ...

Girls prep hoops: The 2017 Fabulous Five

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For the 25th straight year, The News-Sentinel has selected it’s Fabulous Five of girls high school basketball. The Fabulous Five, whose first girls team was selected in 1993, names what The News-Sentinel deems as the top five area players in the preseason. About her inclusion on the ...

REGGIE HAYES: Uncertainty rises as Colts shut down Andrew Luck

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There are few certainties in the ongoing saga of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s struggle to get back on the field. Here’s the only one I see: A 2-6 record halfway through the season makes the decision to shut Luck down relatively easy. The Colts announced Thursday that Luck ...

College basketball preview: Butler Bulldogs

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INDIANAPOLIS – The loss of a head coach can often make a seismic impact on a college basketball program. However, that should be tempered a tad within the Butler University program, which has been managed by four coaches in the past six basketball seasons. LaVall Jordan is the latest ...

Young Purdue big man is a ‘rare’ talent

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WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue basketball and talented big men go together like ... black-and-gold. The Boilermakers have had enough talented post players to fill a row around Mackey Arena. Joe Barry Carroll, Brad Miller, Russell Cross, Stephen Scheffler, Jim Rowinski, Terry Dischinger, Melvin ...

THE PIGSKIN PROPHET: The Pig’s Picks, Week 12

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Much like The Pig entering an eatery, November has arrived with plenty of momentum. With all due respect to August, September and October, the month of Thanksgiving and meaningful football is The Pigskin Prophet's favorite time of the year. When else during the year can you combine gorging ...

Angola’s rise in high school football an old-fashioned tale

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The story of Angola High School’s unbeaten football team doesn’t hinge on a catchy slogan, a rags-to-riches narrative or some once-in-a-lifetime player carrying the team on his back. Rather, it’s the tale of a no-nonsense coach demanding commitment to work, commitment to each other and ...