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Tough opener for defending 4A girls basketball state champs

Defending Class 4A state champion Homestead drew a first-round matchup against South Side as the IHSAA announced the postseason draw Sunday. The sectionals begin Jan. 30. ...

January 21, 2018 5:20 pm


Status uncertain for North Side's Brooks

North Side boys basketball standout Keion Brooks Jr. did not travel with the team to Elkhart Central on Saturday, sparking reports the highly recruited junior's future with the Leg ...

January 21, 2018 6:30 pm


Dwenger wins Carter Classic

The Bishop Dwenger gymnastics team posted a score of 109.985 to win the Carter Classic at Concordia on Saturday. Carroll (109.275), Valparaiso (108.825), Portage (107.925) and Ho ...

January 20, 2018 11:20 pm


Heritage boys top Woodlan in 2 OTs

The Heritage boys basketball team did just enough to win 47-45 in double-overtime at Woodlan on Friday. The Warriors (4-7, 2-1 ACAC) led 22-20 at the half but the Patriots (11-1, ...

January 19, 2018 11:10 pm


South Side girls fight off Carroll

The fight has returned to the South Side girls basketball team. The Archers came into Friday night's game against Carroll having lost four of their last five, three against oppon ...

January 19, 2018 9:40 pm


Homestead boys strike early to down North Side

The Homestead boys used an early surge to overwhelm North Side 71-62 on Friday at By Hey Arena that left the Spartans as the lone remaining unbeaten squad in the SAC. Homestead ( ...

January 19, 2018 11:20 pm


Snider boys, girls sweep swim meet

The Snider boys and girls swim teams swept Bishop Luers and South Side at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium on Tuesday. The Panther boys won 151-97 over Bishop Luers. South Side scor ...

January 16, 2018 11:10 pm


Heritage boys claim 1st ACAC championship since '07

BERNE – Relentless persistence helped Heritage to its first ACAC tournament championship since 2007 with a 45-36 win over Jay County at South Adams on Saturday ...

January 13, 2018 10:40 pm


South Adams takes 1st ACAC tourney title

BERNE – Cool, calm and collected. South Adams remained just that in a 55-45 win over Jay County to win the program's first ACAC tournament championship at the Stardome ...

January 13, 2018 10:20 pm


Wayne boys beat Dwenger on OT

The Wayne boys basketball team overcame an early deficit to win 71-67 against Bishop Dwenger in overtime on Friday. The Saints (5-6, 1-3 SAC) led 18-8 after the first quarter and ...

January 12, 2018 11:00 pm


Carroll girls topple Bishop Luers

The Carroll girls knew Bishop Luers would be motivated Friday to avenge a loss in the SAC Tournament last month and the Chargers responded to the challenge with a big second h ...

January 12, 2018 9:50 pm


South Adams girls to play Patriots in ACAC tourney final

Last season, the South Adams girls basketball team handed Jay County its first-ever Allen County Athletic Conference regular season defeat. On Saturday, the Starfires will look to ...

January 11, 2018 10:50 pm


Angola girls thwart Central Noble's 3-peat NECC title hopes

There won’t be a three-peat in the Northeast Corner Conference girls basketball tournament this year, as Class 3A No. 8 Angola held off Class 2A No. 8 Central Noble 49-40 on ...

January 10, 2018 10:10 pm


Heritage tops Woodlan in ACAC Tournament

The Heritage boys basketball team avenged last year's ACAC Tournament championship game loss with a 53-44 win over Woodlan in the opening round on Tuesday. The teams were tied at ...

January 9, 2018 11:00 pm


Homestead boys tip South Side in OT

Onye Ezeakudo hit a fast-break lay-up and hit the and-one with .7 seconds left to lift Homestead to a 70-69 win over South Side in overtime on Friday. The Spartans' Luke Goode hi ...

January 5, 2018 11:10 pm