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Bruins adjust to changes

Northrop boys soccer coach Billy Foreman said there are times when he doesn't feel like stopping his players and giving them...

August 23, 2019 1:00 am


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Youngest Stuckey grows into leader for DeKalb golf

Ally Stuckey spent her early golfing career learning under her older sisters, Bayley and Lexy. When the twins graduated from DeKalb in...

August 23, 2019 1:00 am


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Former W. Noble coach taken off of life support

Former West Noble cross country and track coach Chuck Schlemmer was taken off life support and died late Wednesday, according to...

August 23, 2019 1:00 am


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Dwenger still tops after winning title

A new season begins tonight, and with it come anticipation, excitement, curiosity, star players, new coaches, newcomers and new digs at...

August 23, 2019 1:00 am


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New fields ready for new year

At Norwell, the artificial turf carpet is still rolled up by the side of the track, waiting to be laid before the Knights' first home...

August 23, 2019 1:00 am


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5 Games to Watch

Bishop Dwenger at Wayne: The Class 4A state champion Saints open the season with a rematch of their sectional title...

August 23, 2019 1:00 am


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High school football picks

The Journal Gazette sports staff is back again in 2019 for another season of picking high school football games. Picking again are High...

August 23, 2019 1:00 am


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South Side's Woodson commits to Youngstown State

South Side junior Lamyia Woodson has reportedly committed to play basketball at Youngstown State, according to a post on social media.

August 22, 2019 11:50 pm


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Former West Noble coach Chuck Schlemmer dies

Former West Noble cross country and track coach Chuck Schlemmer was taken off life support and died late Wednesday, according to statements...

August 22, 2019 2:20 pm


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Tigers to make run at conference title

Bart Curtis runs things a little differently, bucking the trend toward pass-happy offenses in modern football. Now in his second season...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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New head coach to bring 'Warrior Grit'

After over a quarter century, Jon Reutebuch finally gets his shot.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Carroll boys blank another in tennis

The Carroll boys' tennis team rolled to its second win in as many days Wednesday, defeating host Leo 5-0.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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5A move doesn't change Saints

Bishop Dwenger coach Jason Garrett guided his Saints to a Class 4A state title in his first season. The heart-pounding, four-overtime...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Defense again top priority for Saints

Bishop Dwenger football is built on defense. The Saints don't want to get in a shootout with teams. They won't throw the ball 30 times a...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Chargers 'have a lot of room to improve'

Last season was an uncharacteristic one for Carroll football. A 3-7 record was the Chargers' worst since they went 2-8 in 2009. And the...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Turnover margin key to Cadets' success

Concordia had one major problem last season – turnovers.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Revenge on minds of Spartans

Homestead could almost taste the sectional championship in 2018. The Spartans had a two-touchdown lead against Snider at...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Semistate loss fueling Knights

Bishop Luers has won 11 Class 2A state titles – third most in the state. After playing the previous six seasons in 3A, it appeared...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Bruins hope 'very close' becomes wins

After five consecutive years of going 2-8, the Northrop Bruins finally broke the mold. A 3-8 season isn't where they want to be, but...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Despite scoring surge, defense still key

Kurt Tippmann is a self-described defensive coach who loves a good stop the way kids love ice cream. But he knows how the land lays...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Legends looking to be latest to break out

Remember Wayne's breakout season in 2018?

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Panthers aim to bring back Bell

After consecutive years of the SAC Victory Bell residing with the Snider Panthers, Bishop Dwenger stole it out from under them last...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Archers out to change culture, build winner

It's no secret the SAC is a tough football conference. It's apparent when even the best NECC and ACAC schools come to town and have...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Rugby helps Leo's Wall refine skills

Peyton Wall loves the physicality of football.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Deep Generals expect success to continue

Wayne had a breakout season in 2018. The 9-3 record was its best since 2014 and fifth-year head coach Derrick Moore's best finish. Now,...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Coach not only new face for Braves

It hasn't been long since Bellmont was on top. The Braves won a sectional title and double-digit games as recently as 2015, when they...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Buoyed by success, Barons confident

The mood around DeKalb football has been different this season.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Eagles feel great sense of camaraderie

Two seasons in a row, Columbia City has watched a hot start fizzle into a tough finish. The Eagles started 4-1 in 2017 and 3-1 in 2018...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Knights face daunting task to stay alone on top

When the 2018 Northeast Eight season ended, East Noble stood alone, finally. 

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Bulldogs expect return to winning ways

New Haven finished the 2018 season with a losing record for the first time in nine years. It was a transition year for the Bulldogs as...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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All-Northeast Indiana: Defense

LinemenGianini Belizaire, SniderGrade: SeniorOf note: Named to Class 6A Junior All-State team

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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'Tough year' can't derail Knights' process

The 2018 season did not end the way Norwell wanted.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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All-Northeast Indiana: Offense

QuarterbackLuke Goode, HomesteadGrade: Junior

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Expectations high after Tigers' success

Bluffton enjoyed its most successful football season in a generation in 2018, winning seven games and reaching the sectional...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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New coach aims to return Raiders to glory

Mike Roeder believes that Southern Wells can win.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Warriors look for bounce-back season

The Warriors are vowing to not have a repeat of last season.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Starfires' Miller 'a really special player'

BERNE – Nick Miller is just one sack away from the South Adams program record. And he still has two more seasons to break...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Experienced Starfires to take next step

Grant Moser, who is entering his fifth season as South Adams' football coach, wants his players to do a significant portion of the...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Jets won't use inexperience as excuse

Adams Central lost 17 players to graduation. That's a large number for a Class A school. However, the lessons learned by a team that won...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Lions setting sights on a return to form

Leo came within one touchdown of sharing the NE8 conference title in 2018. The Lions fell 35-28 to conference champion East Noble at...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Loss of starters may set back Vikings' progress

One year removed from an 0-10 season, Huntington North took a significant step forward in 2018.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Coach excited to see what Patriots can do

One might think excitement would be hard to find on the football field of a team that has six victories over the last three...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Chargers poised to continue building on success

Monte Mawhorter has talked up this class of West Noble seniors for several years.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Pruitt ready to set sail on final season

Brandon Pruitt still remembers the score from Sept. 8, 2017, when Angola won at West Noble in jaw-dropping fashion.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Hornets ready for challengers to crown

After claiming back-to-back sectional championships for the second time in school history, Andy Thomas knows that his Angola squad has a...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Railroaders returning to roots after 'experiment'

It's probably safe to call Chris DePew a throwback guy when it comes to football.

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Veteran linemen key to Blazers' success

If success truly begins up front in football, Eastside's five returning starters on the offensive line should aid the Blazers in their...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Coach hoping fun continues for Eagles

Trevor Tipton would never have stepped back onto the sidelines at Central Noble if fun didn't accompany the job of head coach. Now in...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Senior-laden Eagles still waiting on leadership

Considering the fact that Paul Sade brings back 15 seniors from Churubusco's second straight small school-division championship, the...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Eagles scale back opponents in effort to succeed

Fremont coach Jim Hummer's young and growing squad is hoping to rely on the lessons learned from past down seasons in the hopes of...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Ex-Warsaw coach seeks Wildcats' turnaround

Phil Jensen didn't think his return to football would arrive so soon. After stepping down from his role as head coach at Warsaw...

August 22, 2019 1:00 am


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Carroll girls first, Concordia boys second in XC poll

Carroll, the defending girls state cross country champion, begins the 2019 season ranked first in the state by the Indiana Association...

August 21, 2019 8:50 pm


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Waiting the hardest part for Chargers

An afternoon marred by a long lightning delay and then an hourlong effort to dry off the courts gave way to a lovely evening for the...

August 21, 2019 1:00 am


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Saints ranked 2nd in AP football poll

Numerous area schools are represented in the first Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school football poll, which was released...

August 21, 2019 1:00 am


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Ex-West Noble coach remains on life support

Former West Noble cross country and track coach Chuck Schlemmer remained on life support Monday, according to updates posted by his...

August 20, 2019 1:00 am


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Young Saints start strong

This season's Bishop Dwenger girls soccer team is young: eight freshmen, eight sophomores. Just two seniors. 

August 18, 2019 1:00 am


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Ex-West Noble coach hurt in crash

Longtime West Noble cross country and track coach Chuck Schlemmer was hit by a van and seriously injured while riding his bicycle on...

August 18, 2019 1:00 am


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Saints swinging back to title form

After consecutive appearances in the IHSAA state finals in 2016 and 2017, Bishop Dwenger's girls golf team missed out last season. But...

August 18, 2019 1:00 am


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Carroll wins opener in shutout

Carroll boys soccer won its season opener, beating the Tigers 1-0 at Warsaw.

August 18, 2019 1:00 am


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45th youth football season underway

As Andrew Luck, Ezekiel Elliott and Khalil Mack were preparing for Week 1 of the NFL season, Metro Youth Sports' football league kicked...

August 18, 2019 1:00 am


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USA Football launches program to grow sport

USA Football is piloting the game's first long-term development program in the hopes of growing the game and catching up to other sports...

August 18, 2019 1:00 am


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'Fixable things' top coaches' to-do lists

LEO-CEDARVILLE – Warsaw coach Bart Curtis was feeling pretty good after the Tigers' scrimmage at Leo on Friday...

August 17, 2019 1:00 am


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Brothers get year started

Ronald Collins III is finally an upperclassman. He's started at quarterback since he entered high school, but now as a junior he can...

August 17, 2019 1:00 am


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Video: Saints scrimmage Chargers

The Bishop Dwenger football team, a defending state champion, traveled to Carroll for a scrimmage Friday night in preparation for the...

August 16, 2019 10:40 pm


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Four local girls win ICGSA scholarships

Fort Wayne-area graduates claimed four of the 10 Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association scholarships awarded to the class of...

August 16, 2019 10:10 pm


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Friday Gallery: Leo vs. Warsaw scrimmage

Leo played host to Warsaw for their scrimmage game on Friday night. 

August 16, 2019 9:30 pm


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5 To Watch Season Preview: Boys Soccer

Last season, Canterbury won its seventh state soccer title. The Cavaliers have more boys soccer titles than any other program, but a...

August 16, 2019 1:00 am


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5 To Watch Season Preview: Girls Soccer

An overtime loss to Carmel ended Homestead's quest for its first girls soccer title last season, but a new season offers renewed hope...

August 16, 2019 1:00 am


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5 To Watch Season Preview: Volleyball

Area teams were absent from Worthen Arena and the IHSAA volleyball state finals in 2018 – but not for a lack of talent. Multiple...

August 16, 2019 1:00 am


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Bishop Dwenger, South Adams ranked third in football preseason polls

Last season's Class 4A champion Bishop Dwenger, which will be competing in Class 5A this postseason, is ranked third in its new...

August 12, 2019 5:40 pm