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WRITER: Dan Vance

Girls prep hoops preview: 8 players you should know

As we kick off our preview of the girls high school basketball season today, news-sentinel.com will take its annual look at the next wave of players who will step up and fill vital new roles in the area. These are the eight players you may not know now, but soon will: GRACE MILLER, BLUFFTON JUNIOR A contributor to the Tigers since her freshman year, look for Miller to gain back her mojo as one of the top ...

DAN VANCE: Calling UFC's Demetrious Johnson the greatest of all time diminishes his true legacy

Ever since Demetrious Johnson broke the UFC record for consecutive title defenses two weeks ago, the debate over his significance in the sport has raged. Demetrious Johnson, "best pound-for-pound fighter in the world." Demetrious Johnson, "best fighter ever." It was like everyone was rushing to anoint him. The sport needs a new leader after all, don’t they? There is no money fighter. There is no pay per ...

Bishop Dwenger's Sarah Frazier is the 2017 News-Sentinel high school Girls Golfer of the Year

Sometimes in life, all you need is a little pep talk from dad. If you happen to be playing for a state golf title, it may help that dad is also coach and instructor. That pep talk, in the case of Bishop Dwenger senior Sarah Frazier, helped propel her to a day 2 low score (73) in this year’s state finals and solidify her spot as the 2017 News-Sentinel Girls Golfer of the Year. “I said, let’s just draw a ...

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 confusion to some parts of his memory during a fighting career that has spanned 19 years. It was in "Players Voice," an ...