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POLL: MidWest America FCU Fan Choice Player of the Week, Week 9

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 ...

High school football conference standings, schedule

SUMMIT ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conf. All W-L W-L Snider 9-0 9-0 Homestead 8-1 8-1 Bishop Dwenger 6-3 6-3 Carroll 6-3 6-3 Bishop Luers 5-4 5-4 Concordia Lutheran 5-4 5-4 Wayne 3-6 3-6 Northrop 2-7 2-7 South Side 1-8 1-8 North Side 0-9 0-9 Last night's scores Bishop Dwenger 38, Northrop ...

REGGIE HAYES: Indiana Wesleyan football coming into view

MARION – Hunter Terrell committed to Indiana Wesleyan University football when nothing was here. No field, no locker room, no teammates. He looks around today, and a big-time NAIA football program is in near full bloom. There’s a deluxe turf field, sweet locker room digs and about 60 ...

Purdue’s positive start to get tested at No. 7 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It's one thing for a new coach to talk about winning with his players. When it actually occurs, those victories do wonders for a team's confidence. In his first season at Purdue, coach Jeff Brohm is getting players who have been demoralized by years of losing to think ...

Indiana trying to turn numbers against No. 17 Michigan

Indiana coach Tom Allen acknowledges he is a numbers cruncher. Last year, he took over the nation's 121st-ranked defense and led it to a No. 45 finish. This season, he expects it to crack the top 25 and while the Hoosiers still have some ground to make up overall, Allen knows they've already ...

Five keys for No. 1 Saint Francis at Siena Heights

University of Saint Francis quarterback Nick Ferrer loves the night life. Better clarify that a bit. He loves the night-game life, which is what the No. 1 Cougars (6-0) face when they travel to play Siena Heights (4-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Adrian, Mich. The game can be heard on Redeemer ...

DAN VANCE: UFC is saving fighters like Mark Hunt from themselves

Concerns of brain injury as a reason to pull a professional fighter from a fight card. Why is this even something to debate? Yet, it is one of the crucial areas of contention this week after the UFC pulled Mark Hunt off of its November 19 card in Sydney, Australia after he himself expressed ...

Tailing the Komets: Players adjusting to new rules emphasis

As usual when the National Hockey League tweaks its rules, it takes every level of hockey some time to adjust. During Monday night's exhibition game, Kalamazoo's Lane Scheidl was hit with a delay of game penalty after he didn't line up to the satisfaction of the linesman. It's a totally new ...

North Miami coach never wavers on values, confidence through trying time

“… you move on and you wish those guys well ’cause they’re your guys. It was a great time and it was great for our family. But now we’re here.” DENVER – The above quote was made by former Indiana University football coach Kevin Wilson three months after he was fired in ...

Snider’s defense must regain bearings for postseason run

When a high school football team succeeds at the yearly rate of the Snider Panthers, it's going to attract some nitpickers. So let’s nitpick. The unbeaten, Class 6A No. 2 Panthers are giving up way too many points lately if they’re planning to make a long postseason run. Consider this ...

THE PIG’S PICKS: Week 9

Coaches frequently talk about wanting their teams to be playing their best football at the onset of the postseason. Well, that goes for cartoon prognosticators as well. The Pigskin Prophet had his best soothsaying week of the season in Week 8, only missing one game (come on Huntington ...

Saint Francis cornerback Willy Cole becomes a name to remember

He's listed as Wilmer Cole on the roster, but he prefers everyone call him Willy. Considering how well Cole has been playing at cornerback for the No. 1 University of Saint Francis Cougars, this is an important distinction. Willy Cole is definitely making a name for himself. Through six ...

Cubs find themselves in familiar spot, facing elimination

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester had the roaring crowd shaking Wrigley Field to its foundation. Turns out, his rare pickoff late in the game was about all the Chicago Cubs gave their fans to celebrate. With a chance to knock the Nationals out of the playoffs, the defending World Series champions ...

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky shakes off loss as a lesson learned

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A fourth-quarter mistake and defeat in his NFL debut did little to deter Mitchell Trubisky's willingness to take a gamble. Trubisky said on Wednesday he is preparing for the Baltimore Ravens in a short workweek with the same mentality as before his fourth-quarter ...

NS VIDEO: HS Football Week 9 Preview

The News-Sentinel's Reggie Hayes and Justin Kenny discuss Week 9 of the high school football season, including big games like Adams Central-Woodlan and Snider-Bishop Luers.

Fort Wayne big man stands out while blending in

When a guy is 6-foot-9 and 255 pounds of muscle, it is hard for him NOT to stand out when he walks into every room. However, in the case of fifth-year Fort Wayne men’s basketball player Xzavier Taylor, because of who he is as a person, he can’t help himself but to blend in to every ...

St. Charles football puts extra fun into winning

The impetus for this story is the St. Charles winning streak, 38 games over four-plus years with all different groups of eighth-grade football players. The reason for the streak comes down to fun. Coach Sam Talarico Jr. won’t stand for any of his players not enjoying the game of football. ...

Notre Dame product DeShone Kizer out as Browns starting QB

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Hogan was fourth on the depth chart in training camp. He's now Cleveland's starting quarterback. The Browns are changing QBs. Again. Still. Hogan will replace struggling rookie DeShone Kizer this week and start at Houston, becoming the 28th different starter for the ...

Justin Hodgman hoping for rebirth season with Komets

About the only person who doesn't think Justin Hodgman's return to the Komets is a big deal, is... well... "It’s not different than any signing," Hodgman said. "They are always equally as important. Mine may be more significant to the fanbase, but it’s not compared to what we are trying to ...