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Angola boater Heath Wagner wins FLW Bass Fishing League tournament in Michigan

Angola boater Heath Wagner cashed in big with his bass fishing skills at a tournament in Harrison Township, Mich., last weekend. Wagner caught a five-bass limit weighing 28 pounds, 15 ounces to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament on Lake St. Clair. He earned ...

Alumnus Kyle Penrod is new Southern Wells boys basketball coach

The Allen County Athletic Conference gained their third new boys basketball coach late last week. Southern Wells announced that junior varsity coach Kyle Penrod would be taking over the program following the exit of Ben Burman. Penrod had been the junior varsity coach for four seasons at ...

Who is Fort Wayne’s Favorite… female basketball player

Jody Beerman, G After helping lead Heritage to the 1982 state title, Beerman was named Miss Basketball after her senior season in 1983. At the time, she was the state's all-time leading scorer with 1,616 points and was the recipient of the Mental Attitude Award after helping the Patriots reach ...

Notre Dame has one linebacker position still in flux as training camp nears

First-year Notre Dame defensive coordinator Clark Lea can enjoy the comfort of having worked with the Fighting Irish linebacker corps last season, before his promotion to a coordinator, so figuring out the right pieces to have on the field when Michigan visits Sept. 1 to open the 2018 season ...

Surprise winner named Fort Wayne’s Favorite local pro hockey player

In a shocking upset, Fort Wayne's Favorite locally produced pro hockey player isn't Komets greats Colin Chin or Kaleigh Schrock or even former NHL players Dale Purinton and Fred Knipscheer. It's Ryan Potts who participated in a couple of training camps and played five games with the Komets ...

Fort Wayne Komets sign former Kelly Cup-winning goaltender

The Fort Wayne Komets decided some of their goaltending situation with the signing of Kelly Cup champion Lukas Hafner on Monday. He was part of the last two Colorado Eagles championship teams and was in net for the 2017 title. "He's played in some big games," Komets General Manager David ...

USA Football and Indianapolis Colts award grants to Fort Wayne youth programs

Four local football programs have been awarded grants from USA Football and the Indianapolis Colts to purchase new resources. The Fort Wayne programs are Football in Training, Metro Youth Sports, Police Athletic League and Shawnee Middle School. The grants are valued up to $1,500 apiece and ...

New Komets goaltender Lukas Hafner anxious to get started in Fort Wayne

Lukas Hafner has had a remarkable first two years in professional hockey, and now he'd like something a little more normal which is one reason why the goaltender signed Monday with the Fort Wayne Komets. "Fort Wayne was at the top of my list as soon as the season ended," Hafner said. "When I ...

Notre Dame has some worries but its kicking game isn’t among them

Notre Dame special teams coach Brian Polian has been in this business long enough to know what he doesn’t want to experience, which is to have to figure out his team’s kicking game on the fly during a season. The Fighting Irish are in the enviable position of going on their fourth ...

Cody Sol hoping to leave Fort Wayne Komets’ playoff loss behind

After the Fort Wayne Komets lost Game 7 of the ECHL's Western Conference Finals in Colorado, it took Cody Sol a bit to wind down. "That whole ride home, 22 hours on the bus was kind of stodgy," the veteran defenseman said. "You hang out with friends and talk about the season and stuff, all the ...