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Mad Ants eliminated by Erie, 119-116, in playoff play

The Mad Ants with extra rest looked rusty to start Tuesday night’s playoff meeting with Erie, falling by as many as 27 points, before cutting the deficit down to three, and in the end, it just was not Fort Wayne’s night. The BayHawks hit 17 three-pointers on the night, shooting …

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Notre Dame’s Ogunbowale nails back-to-back game-winners to hand Irish second title in program history

 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale hit a 3-pointer from the corner with a tenth of a second on the clock to lift Notre Dame to its second women’s basketball title, a 61-58 victory over Mississippi State in the NCAA championship game on Sunday night.    It was the second …

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Notre Dame defeats UConn in Final Four with last second shot

 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale’s jumper from the corner with a second left lifted Notre Dame to a 91-89 overtime victory over UConn on Friday night in the national semifinals.   She finished with 27 points and Jackie Young had a career-high 32 to lead the Irish back to the …

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Turnstone Flyers head to National Championships

It’s hard to find a more likable group of athletes than the Turnstone Flyers. The Fort Wayne wheelchair basketball team is advancing to the national championships for the second straight year. “It’s pretty fun and exciting because most people don’t get to do it,” Flyers Megan Hoersten said at the …

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Columbia City grad Murphy impresses NFL scouts at Miami University Pro Day

He may not hear his name called during the draft, but former Columbia City stand-out Jared Murphy still caught the attention of some NFL scouts Tuesday morning. The former Eagles wide receiver showed off his skills at the Miami University Pro Day with his quickness and reliable hands. There are …

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Pacers Clinch Playoff Spot

The Pacers in the race for third place in the Eastern Conference added a little security Sunday night, clinching a playoff spot, with an overtime, 113-107, victory over the Heat. Victor Oladipo led the way with a game-high 23 points. “It’s amazing, and words really can’t describe it,” Oladipo told …

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Southwood falls to Morristown in 1A boys basketball title game

Southwood’s storybook season came to a close with the Knights holding up the IHSAA 1A State Runners-Up trophy. The #3 Knights fell in the title game to 4th ranked Morristown 89-60 after a record breaking performance from the Yellow Jackets. Morristown’s 89 points scored and 37 field goals made are both …

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Mad Ants clinch playoff bid behind Jones’ 42 points

One more win, and Fort Wayne would be back in the playoffs. Mad Ants DeQuan Jones took the reigns with a career-high 42-point performance en route to a, 121-107, victory over the Wisconsin Herd Monday night. “Early on in the season we won eight games in a row,” Jones said after …

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Southwood holds off Blackhawk to win school’s first semi-state title

For the first time in their school’s history, the Southwood boys basketball team will take the trip down to state. The Knights (26-3) won the Huntington North 1A Semi-State Championship over Blackhawk 55-53 to punch their ticket to next Saturday’s IHSAA 1A State Title game. “I feel amazing right now, so …

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