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Fan Vote Boys Prep Hoops Preseason Player of the Year – Finals

It is time for the finals of the fan vote for the preseason boys prep hoops player of the year. Jalan Mull of Blackhawk Christian and Trejean Didier have gotten through the other 14 best players in the area and now await your vote in the finals. Voting is open through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, ...

Navy quarterback Garret Lewis (7) is tackled by Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery (99) during the first half of a game in South Bend Saturday. (By The Associated Press)

TOM DAVIS: Notre Dame emphatically casts aside its past

You can look at the record of the past two Notre Dame football seasons and deduce that the 2017 team has been significantly better than the 2016 one. A 9-2 record heading into the final week of the regular season is certainly better than last year’s 4-7 mark. However, that growth within ...

Fort Wayne men's basketball assistant coach Ben Botts looks through scouting information at his office in the Gates Sports Center Sunday evening in preparation for his team's game with Kentucky Wednesday in Lexington. (By Tom Davis of News-Sentinel.com)

Fort Wayne vs. Kentucky: Mastodons prepare for success

This is the first in a series of stories as News-Sentinel.com takes you behind the scenes of Fort Wayne’s preparation for its men’s basketball game at 4th-ranked Kentucky Wednesday. If you have ever rolled your eyes upon hearing athletes or coaches utter the cliché “We’re taking ...

Komets goaltender Michael Houser stops a penalty shot by Tulsa's Kale Kessy late in the second period. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

BLAKE SEBRING: Michael Houser carries Komets to end losing streak

The Fort Wayne Komets' offense broke out Sunday to beat a tired Tulsa team 6-1 before 7,009 Memorial Coliseum fans, but the game's real star was at the other end of the ice. Goaltender Michael Houser made the rest of his teammates look better than they played. Technically, the Komets played ...

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Boys prep hoops: ACAC PREVIEW

Last year was a bit of a rebuilding season for the Allen County Athletic teams. Woodlan and Heritage tied for the league title with 5-1 records, but Woodlan, Heritage, Jay County, South Adams and Southern Wells all finished with records around .500 overall as younger players tried to step up ...

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Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #4 WAYNE GENERALS

This is the year that Wayne coach Aaron Rehrer has been anticipating for quite some time. Armed with the right mix of talent and experience, the Generals enter the 2017-18 season poised to make a big jump in the SAC standings. It's a roster that Rehrer has been cultivating for the better ...

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Girls prep hoops: Saturday, November 18 top moments and performances

• LAMYIA WOODSON, SOUTH SIDE The freshman had her breakout game, scoring 20 points with 10 rebounds in a 59-31 win over South Bend Washington. • MIKEBA JONES, SOUTH SIDE The senior came close to a triple double, scoring 16 points with nine rebounds and seven steals. • BRIELLE WILSON ...

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Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 3: Nov. 12 – Nov. 18)

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, November 20 with the winner being announced on Tuesday on news-sentinel.com Girls prep basketball Player of the Week (Week 3: Nov. 12 ...

Saint Francis running back Justin Green, right, runs around the left end during the Cougars' win over Benedictine on Saturday at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium. (Photo by Reggie Hayes of News-Sentinel.com)

No. 1 Saint Francis survives scare in NAIA football first round

University of Saint Francis running back Justin Green makes it sound easy. He makes it look easy, too, especially when the Cougars need it the most. Things didn’t look, or feel, so good at halftime of the No. 1 Cougars’ 26-21 win over Benedictine in the first round of the NAIA playoffs ...

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POLL: MidWest America FCU Fan Choice Player of the Week, Week 14

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 ...

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Boys prep hoops preseason countdown: #5 SOUTH SIDE ARCHERS

J.J. Foster coached against many of his new South Side High School players when he ran the Bishop Luers program the last few years. He’s known many from over the years in summer-league basketball, too. But the key for this year’s Archers, one loaded with potential, is for Foster and ...

Churubusco's Brayton Bonar posts up during a Sectional game last season. (Photo by Justin Kenny of news-sentinel.com)

Boys prep hoops: NECC PREVIEW

When Chris Paul took over as the varsity boy’s basketball coach at Churubusco last season following a decade as the head women’s coach at Fort Wayne, he wasn’t sure as to what to expect exactly. He found out quickly that the Northeast Corner Conference is very competitive league ...

Homestead's Sylare Starks, Sydney Graber, Haley Swing and Kara Gealy. (Photo by Dan Vance of news-sentinel.com)

Girls prep hoops: Friday, November 17 top moments and performances

• HOMESTEAD GIRLS Sydney Graber led the Spartans to a SAC win, 60-31 over Concordia, with 18 points. Sylare Starks added 14 points, Haley Swing scored 11 and Kara Gealy added seven points. • KELLI DAMMAN, CARROLL The senior scored a game high 21 points in a 68-58 loss to Northrop in a ...

Kansas City's Mike McMurtry lifts a backhand into the top of the net in overtime to give the Mavericks a 4-3 win over the Komets on Friday night. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets continue struggling to find balance

Right now, the Fort Wayne Komets are stuck on their tip-toes at the edge of a cliff, windmilling their arms to try maintaining any sort of balance so they don't tip over. A few of their fans are also poking them in back to nudge them forward a little. After rallying with two third-period goals ...

Lowell running back Jordan Jusevitch eludes Bishop Dwenger defenders for a touchdown in Lowell's 21-7 win on Friday in the Class 4A semistate football game at Homestead. (Photo by Margo Kelly for News-Sentinel.com)

REGGIE HAYES: Dwenger learns it’s never easy to take season-ending loss

Rain pelted Bishop Dwenger High School’s football players as they trudged to the bus, the downpour camouflaging the tears of the seniors. There’s no good way to end a non-state championship season, but the drenching seemed to fit the mood. Every season that doesn’t bring a state ...

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Fan Vote Boys Prep Hoops Preseason Player of the Year – Semifinals

The final four are set in the fan voting for preseason boys prep hoops player of the year. Voting will remain open through 11:59 on Sunday with voting for the final round starting Monday. Fan Vote Boys Prep Hoops Preseason Player of the Year – Semi finals Fan Vote Boys Prep Hoops ...

Woodlan receiver Aaron Hahn attempts to escape from Eastbrook's Edward Keasling during Friday's semistate game in Marion. (By Justin Kenny of news-sentinel.com)

THE PIGSKIN PROPHET: The Woodlan Warriors, redemption personified

MARION — Redemption. We've all been there, right? A mistake. A miscue. A costly error. We hope we get a chance to make it right. Sometimes, we never get that chance But for Woodlan on Friday night, there were plenty of opportunities, and it made them count. For Luke Crilly, his ...

Purdue's Grady Eifert is fouled while shooting by Marquette's Markus Howard during the second half of a recent game in Milwaukee. (By The Associated Press)

Dwenger’s Grady Eifert has worked himself into a role with Purdue

Purdue men’s basketball coach Matt Painter doesn’t want to go into games worried about one of his best players missing a lot of time. However, the Boilermaker coach does have the luxury of now knowing that he has a viable option when senior forward Vince Edwards finds himself in foul ...

Blackhawk Christian's Jalan Mull 
drives to the basket through the 
defense of Lakewood Park's Carter 
Gonzales during a January 20, 2017 
game at Blackhawk Christian. (Photo 
by Dan Vance of the News-Sentinel)

Boys prep hoops: AREA PREVIEW

BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN BRAVES Things look up for the Braves if they can stay healthy and based on last year, that could be a big "if". Senior point guard Jalan Mull, a recent St. Francis signee, is primed for a big year and has plenty of targets for his court vision. The big intangible for the ...