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2018 Notre Dame football defensive back signee Noah Boykin

2018 Notre Dame Football Recruit Profile: Noah Boykin

The Notre Dame football program got signed commitments from 27 players from 13 different states during the two “signing periods” this winter. News-Sentinel.com sports reporter Tom Davis has been writing on the Fighting Irish for nearly two decades and is taking a daily look at each ...

Butler guard Paul Jorgensen (5) drives on Providence forward Rodney Bullock (5) in the first half of a recent game in Indianapolis. (By The Associated Press)

Paul Jorgensen ‘responds’ well for Butler at both ends of play

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler men’s basketball program was pushed to respond on a couple of instances over this past weekend. The Bulldogs had lost three consecutive games and had a difficult-to-deal-with Providence team coming into town, and then to add to that, the Friars banged in six ...

The Central Noble girls celebrate their semi state win over Frankton. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

GALLERY: Girls prep hoops Semi State at Logansport

On Saturday, February 17, two teams from the Northeast Corner Conference made the trip to Logansport High School to play for Semi State titles. In Class 2A, Central Noble was victorious over Frankton 52-44 to advance to the school's first ever state title game. In Class 3A, Fairfield came up ...

Komets forward Garrett Thompson watches as his slap shot hits the left corner of the Quad City net for his second goal of the first period Saturday night. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Komets’ Garrett Thompson is rolling through career-best season

The Fort Wayne Komets are playing so well right now, an interesting debate could be which one is playing the best? It may not be the one you'd think of first. Shawn Szydlowski leads the ECHL in scoring, Mason Baptista is among the league's most-improved players, Ryan Lowney is a Rookie of the ...

Carroll and North Side — seen here in this year's regular-season game — enter the Class 4A sectional at East Noble as two of the favorites. (By Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

PREP HOOPS: Boys area sectional draw

The sectional draw for the 108th annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament was held on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis. Below is the schedule for all area sectionals. RELATED: SECTIONAL DRAW NOTEBOOK, North Side to be waiting awhile; First things first for Blackhawk The postseason ...

Purdue guard Carsen Edwards (3) drives on Penn State guard Jamari Wheeler (5) in the first half of a game in West Lafayette Sunday. (By The Associated Press)

Tom’s Takeaways: Purdue rallies, survives against surging Penn State

Purdue rallied in the second half with some more effective offensive play than it exhibited in the first to beat Penn State 76-73 at Mackey Arena Sunday in Big Ten action. After falling behind by as many as nine points in the first half and opening the game by missing 7 of 8 3-pointers, the ...

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FAN VOTE: Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 15: Semi state)

This is the final girls prep hoops fan vote of the 2017-2018 season. Another week of girls high school basketball is in the books with several impressive individual performances. Voting will be open through 11:59 on Monday, February 19, with the winner being announced on Tuesday on ...

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FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 13: Feb. 12-17)

Another week of boys high school basketball is in the books with several impressive individual performances. Voting will be open through 11:59 on Monday, February 19, with the winner being announced on Tuesday on news-sentinel.com FAN VOTE: Boys prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 13: ...

Notre Dame's Matt Farrell (5) shoots against Boston College's Nik Popovic (21) during the second half of a game in Boston Saturday. (By The Associated Press)

Farrell scores 37 as Notre Dame beats Boston College, 84-67

BOSTON (AP) — Matt Farrell once dreamed of playing basketball for the Eagles. The 6-foot-1 guard had committed to Boston College as a senior at Point Pleasant Beach High in New Jersey, but his plans changed when the school fired Steve Donahue as its basketball coach in 2014. Farrell instead ...

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Mad Ants’ DeQuan Jones wins G League dunk contest

From a Mad Ants press release: Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard, DeQuan Jones, won the 2018 NBA G League Dunk Contest on Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Jones earned 94 points after his first two dunks in the preliminary round, including a 50-point dunk. He advanced to the finals and ...

Defenseman Ryan Culkin had two assists Saturday night as the Komets beat Quad City 4-1 before 9,033 fans at Memorial Coliseum. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Komets score early to gain revenge on Quad City, Motte

The last time the Fort Wayne Komets faced Quad City goaltender C.J. Motte, he made 60 saves and beat them 4-3 in a shootout last Sunday. They never let him breathe in the rematch, beating the Mallards 4-1 before 9,033 Memorial Coliseum fans on Saturday night. The win keeps the Komets one point ...

Indiana's Robert Johnson takes a shot during a game against Iowa Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa. (By The Associated Press)

Indiana rallies, holds off Iowa 84-82

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Indiana survived one of its strangest games of the season and kept its winning streak alive with the Big Ten tournament less than two weeks away. Still, the Hoosiers needed a record-setting performance from Robert Johnson to hold off the reeling Hawkeyes. Johnson ...

Butler forward Kelan Martin (30) shoots over Providence guard Jalen Lindsey (21) in the first half of a game in Indianapolis Saturday. (By The Associated Press)

Martin scores 19; Butler beats Providence 69-54

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin made three 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Butler ended a three-game losing streak with a 69-54 victory over Providence on Saturday. Paul Jorgensen added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting off the bench for the Bulldogs (18-10, 8-7). Alpha Diallo had 11 points ...