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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 ...

Girls prep basketball teams prepare for season ahead at annual area media day

Area girls high school basketball teams opened their season Tuesday with the annual media day at Northrop High School. The afternoon gives players and coaches a chance to look ahead with local media. "We are going to take our hits, but we are going to get there," said Greg Friend, head coach ...

Butler coach is using the Big East as a great marketing tool

INDIANAPOLIS - For three years of his career as a college basketball coach, LaVall Jordan had to sell basketball recruits on living in Iowa City, so you can forgive him if he seems a bit giddy about now getting to deliver that same pitch on behalf of not just his alma mater, not just a major ...

Organized Youth Sports in Fort Wayne Brings $25M Impact

Youth sports is big business. How big? Visit Fort Wayne estimates that recreational sports tournaments will bring upwards of $25 million of direct spending to Fort Wayne in 2018. The money is good, the games are fun to watch. But the heightened market brings its own burdens to bear. The ...

The Tranquill family: Huntertown residents achieve greatness on, off the field

This is the first installment in a three-part series on the family of Tony and Shannon Tranquill, a Huntertown couple that has managed to raise five children through a sometimes chaotic, but always successful in the end, existence in their endeavors on the athletic fields, in the classroom ...

Saint Francis’ Dunten, Gardner earn NAIA honors

Linebacker Eric Dunten and kicker Gavin Gardner have landed national honors after top-ranked University of Saint Francis football’s latest win. Those two, plus running back Justin Green, also earned league honors. Dunten, a Carroll High School alum, has been named NAIA Defensive Player of ...

Indiana emphasizing ‘confidence’ as No. 17 Michigan looms

BLOOMINGTON — History is not Indiana's friend. Not against Michigan. The Hoosiers haven't beaten the No. 17 Wolverines in 30 years. With Michigan coming to Memorial Stadium on Saturday, coach Tom Allen said he doesn't care. He continues to push the break-through theme, in this series and for ...

Purdue’s improved defense faces big test at No. 7 Wisconsin

WEST LAFAYETTE — For the Purdue defense, what a difference a year makes. During a frustrating 3-9 season in 2016, the Boilermakers ranked 117th in scoring defense among 128 FBS teams, 114th in rushing defense, 89th in total defense and 31st in pass defense. After limiting Minnesota to three ...