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A season of firsts: Freshman Caleb Furst leads Blackhawk

Blackhawk (26-2) basketball is set to reach new heights thanks in part to one tall guy.  Freshman Caleb Furst, fresh off winning the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week award, hopes to put together one more star performance to help lead his Braves to Bankers Life. Rewind back …

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Indiana Wesleyan defeats Saint Francis to win 3rd NAIA National Title in 5 years

Despite a second half comeback from the Cougars, Indiana Wesleyan held off Saint Francis to win the 2018 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. Led by 23 points from freshman Kyle Mangas, the Wildcats clawed out a 84-71 win over USF to capture their 3rd title in 5 seasons. “It means …

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Saint Francis heads to National Title

Winning a national title in both football and basketball in the same year is a near impossible feat, but don’t tell that to Saint Francis. The No. 7 Cougars pulled away late Monday night in their NAIA Final Four matchup to beat the College of Idaho, 70-59, and advance to …

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Fort Wayne’s NBC’s own Kent Hormann inducted into Komets HOF

The Komets three-game winning streak may have fallen Sunday, but the night, as a whole, will be remembered a success. Before face-off, Local legend Kent Hormann was inducted into the Komets Hall of Fame, among his contemporaries. Hormann spent years filling in as play-by-play man for the Komets, along with …

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Regional scores and highlights

Saturday’s ScoresBy The Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLRegionalsClass 4A Logansport   Ft. Wayne North 55, Zionsville 51   Carmel 46, Homestead 41   Carmel 54, Ft. Wayne North 42 Marion   Marion 66, NorthWood 51   New Castle 49, Angola 35   New Castle 77, Marion 70 Class 2A N. Judson   Andrean 79, Michigan City Marquette 72, OT  …

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Carroll grad Tranquill named captain of Notre Dame football team

Prior to the Fighting Irish taking the field for their first practice of the spring football season, head coach Brian Kelly named three team captains, one of whom just happens to be from Fort Wayne. Drue Tranquill took one of those leadership roles and becomes just the 23rd player in …

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Mastodons knocked out of Summit League Tournament in opener

Fort Wayne may have learned a lesson from Purdue earlier in the day. It is tough to beat a team three times in one season. After taking the first two matchups, the Dons could not beat the Bison a third time. Coming back from an 18-point deficit at halftime, they …

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Sectional final scores and highlights

Saturday’s ScoresBy The Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLSectionalsFinals Class 4A 5. E. Noble   Ft. Wayne North 57, Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 446. Huntington North   Homestead 40, Huntington North 3922. New Haven   Angola 51, Ft. Wayne Concordia 44, OT  Class 2A 35. Westview   Westview 67, Central Noble 2836. S. Adams   Ft. Wayne Canterbury 53, …

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Sectional semi-final scores and highlights

Friday’s ScoresBy The Associated PressBOYS BASKETBALLSectionalsSemifinal Class 4A5. E. Noble   Ft. Wayne North 61, DeKalb 30   Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 60, E. Noble 596. Huntington North   Huntington North 56, Ft. Wayne Wayne 55   Homestead 65, Ft. Wayne South 63 Class 3A21. NorthWood   Lakeland 54, W. Noble 46   NorthWood 55, Tippecanoe Valley …

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