Area gymnasts named all-state
Several Fort Wayne-area gymnasts have been named to the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s all-state team. Those named include Carroll freshman McKinley Carroll, junior Elaine Cornewell, freshman Rachel Landstoffer and senior Amy Weilbaker of Bishop Dwenger, Concordia senior E’Lycia Early and sophomore Catherine Milne of Homestead were named to the first-team. Carroll senior Savannah Shearer was named to the second-team. <br>
<center> Boys roster announced for Nancy Rehm Border Wars game </center><br>
The boys roster for the Nancy Rehm Borders Wars game against Ohio on April 30 was announced on Friday. North Side boys coach Shabaz Khaliq will head the Indiana squad.
Khaliq will bring along three seniors from his Class 4A state runner up program at North Side. Indiana All-Star Jaylen Butz will be joined by Juan Quarles and Devontae Kinnie. The team will also be highlighted by another Indiana All-Star in Mr. Basketball finalist Malik Williams of Snider and fellow Panther Mike Barnfield, who handed North Side their only conference loss this season with an overtime buzzer beater in December.
Bishop Luers will also place three players on the Indiana team for Border Wars in Anton Berry, Ray Walker and J.J. Foster Jr. The Knights fell in semi-state to Twin Lakes, who went on to lose in the Class 3A state title game.
Other players who will represent Indiana in the game are: Richard Robertson (Northrop), Jalen Paul (Churubusco), Jacob Redding (Carroll) and Nate Walpole (Whitko). <br>
<center> Former Horizon Christian star named NJCAA All-American </center><br>
Keonte Jenkins, who was a standout for Horizon Christian in Fort Wayne, graduating in 2015, was named a National Junior College Association of American All-American.
Already named his conference’s Most Valuable Player this offseason, Jenkins averaged 22 points and shot 44.3 percent from the field during his freshman season at Central Lakes College in Minnesota. Central Lakes is part of the NJCAA’s Division III, where Jenkins was named to the All-American Second Team. His free throw percentage of 86.9 percent was fifth in the nation for NJCAA D3 players.