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INDIANAPOLIS 500 QUALIFYING WEEKEND: Five things to watch

Before you can race in the Indianapolis 500, you must qualify for the Indianapolis 500. While that hasn't been a problem in recent years with just 33 entries, an expanded field for 2018 means that some dreams will be dashed this weekend over two days of qualifying. Here are five storylines ...

Komets capitalize on two-man power play to take 2-1 series lead

Fort Wayne Komets coach Gary Graham has a belief that if a team scores a power-play goal on a 5-on-3 situation or kills off an opponents' 5-on-3 advantage, the successful team ends up winning 90 percent of the time. Over Graham's five years as the team's boss, the theory has proven so accurate ...

Komets notes: Fort Wayne expecting Colorado’s best effort in Game 4

Though the Komets gained a major advantage by winning and the way they played in Game 3, everyone in the Fort Wayne locker room is expecting Colorado's best game of the series on Friday for Game 4. The Eagles are the defending ECHL champions and they got there by having a lot of heart. That ...

USOC designates Turnstone as official Paralympic Training Center

From a Turnstone press release: This morning the United States Olympic Committee and Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities announced an agreement designating the agency as its seventh U.S. Paralympic Training Site. Turnstone’s facilities, staff, and resources will ...

Baer Field Motorsports Park inducting four into Hall of Fame

As part of a full schedule of racing, Baer Field Motorsports Park is going to induct four men into his Hall of Fame on Saturday night. The Hall of Fame inductions will include Chuck Mynett, Curtis Setser, Kenny Spillers and Dale Zent. The hall of fame was established in 1993. Mynett started ...

Summit Gymnastics to host “Cartwheeling in the Castle”

In 1994, the owners of Summit Academy of Gymnastics figured they'd try something new to help commemorate Fort Wayne's Bicentennial celebration. They had so much fun, the event lasted, and Friday and Saturday will celebrate its 24th year. And the now-annual event has got a new name almost ...

JUSTIN KENNY: Why did Shabaz Khaliq leave North Side for Richmond?

It was barely five minutes after my appearance on a local radio show last week regarding the departure of North Side basketball coach Shabaz Khaliq that I received a text. "Thanks for speaking up for us, my guy," the text read. The message, from a person with past experience both coaching ...

BLAKE SEBRING: Komets’ depth keeps stepping up during playoffs

As the Memorial Coliseum's homemade fan sign says, a lot of little things add up to the big thing. Every player must contribute because, as Komets coach Gary Graham likes to say, there can't be any passengers if the team wants to win a championship. As they prepare for tonight's Game 3 of the ...

Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle set for Saturday; registration still available

Online registration ends today for the 7th Annual Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle, which takes place downtown Saturday. Late registration is available from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday. To register online, visit Fort4Fitness.org. The event, which includes the Metric Century 100K (63 ...

DaMarcus Beasley pitches in on new futsal courts

DaMarcus Beasley is already famous in Fort Wayne, and now he officially has his name on something. The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department today approved the naming of some futsal courts at Packard Park after the international soccer star from South Side High School. The new courts ...

Komets are sitting Shawn Szydlowski tonight

The Komets will play Game 3 of the ECHL's Kelly Cup Western Conference Finals tonight without their best player. League Most Valuable Player Shawn Szydlowski will sit out due to an undisclosed lower-body injury. The team placed Szydlowski on reserve today, according to the ECHL transactions. ...

Do you remember this key save of the game?

There were two key points to Wednesday's Komets 4-2 win over Colorado in Game 3 of the ECHL's Western Conference Finals. The first one was this save by Fort Wayne goaltender Michael Houser on Colorado captain Matt Garbowski The score was 1-1 with about 3:30 left in the period when Garbowski ...