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Fort Wayne Komets continue to narrow affiliation hopes

Komets General Manager David Franke said Monday afternoon he expects to hear within two weeks if Fort Wayne will have an affiliation with the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights and the AHL's Chicago Wolves. "It's more in their hands now and I'm just waiting for them to get some paperwork back to me," ...

Saint Francis football starts NAIA season where it ended with No. 1 ranking

The University of Saint Francis football team starts the 2018 season where it ended the 2017 season: As the No. 1 ranked team in the NAIA. After winning back-to-back national titles, the Cougars were the unanimous choice for No. 1 in the NAIA preseason poll released Monday. Saint Francis, ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #8 EAST NOBLE KNIGHTS

OUTLOOK Everyone knows East Noble lost one of the area’s best quarterbacks in Andrew McCormick, who’s now at Indiana State University. And that’s a big loss. But coach Luke Amstutz smiles when he thinks of some big returnees, as in large, strong offensive lineman. “We’re pretty big ...

Surprise winner named Fort Wayne’s Favorite athlete

Karissa McLaughlin and Ryan Potts may not be the most acclaimed local athletes, but they sure have a lot of good friends who stick up for them. With 48 percent of the vote, McLaughlin pulled away from Potts with 32 percent to win a News-Sentinel.com poll of Fort Wayne's Favorite Athletes. The ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #9 WAYNE GENERALS

OUTLOOK Wayne bookended last season with games against Bishop Dwenger, both in losing efforts. Starting with the Saints again this year draws a lot of hype. This is the year that Wayne has to make a big move in the minds of many, building from zero wins when this senior class were freshmen ...

FAN VOTE: Region Finals for Prep football Preseason Player of the Year

It is time for some one-on-one battles as the fan vote for the Prep football Preseason Player of the Year is down to the top eight players, fighting to win their regions. Voting for this round will remain open through midnight on Tuesday, August 7. Who will be your Regional champs? Vote ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #10 CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CADETS

OUTLOOK Tim Mannigel is entering his ninth season in charge of the Concordia Lutheran High School football program and the Cadets have developed an identity during his tenure. Concordia almost always has a potent offense and of late, that offense has led to winning seasons. “It really ...

2018 Notre Dame football: What to watch for from the Fighting Irish defense

The losses of significance are found all over the Notre Dame offense from a season ago. From the two behemoth offensive linemen (Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey) that were taken near the absolute top of the 2018 NFL Draft to the perimeter (wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown) to the ...

Indianapolis Colts: Most intriguing chatter from 2018 training camp so far

As the Indianapolis Colts close more than a week of training camp, much of the reporting reflects a team embracing a clean slate. Natural attention has been on new coach Frank Reich, a reinvigorated and seemingly healthy Andrew Luck and a number of no-names seeking to become known ...

It’s official: Keion Brooks Jr. will transfer to La Lumiere School

The rumors are no more and Keion Brooks Jr. will officially leave North Side to play his senior season at La Lumiere School near LaPorte. Brooks leaving North Side was first reported by News-Sentinel.com last Saturday, July 28 with heavy rumors pointing to La Lumiere being his destination. I ...

Prep football preseason countdown: #11 ADAMS CENTRAL FLYING JETS

OUTLOOK After putting together 12-2, 11-2 and 9-3 marks the last three seasons, Adams Central has a chance to put together the best four-year run in Adams Central history with 12 wins or more to match the mark of 44 wins from 1997-2000. The defending Allen County Athletic Conference ...

Photo Gallery: Notre Dame football opens training camp with high spirits

CULVER - The annual tradition of opening training camp at Culver Academies continued for the Notre Dame football program Friday. The Fighting Irish will conduct five practices in Culver before returning to campus in South Bend on Wednesday. Coach Brian Kelly begins his ninth season ...