You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

High Schools

  • Chargers blank Spartans in soccer
    The Carroll girls soccer team beat Homestead 1-0 on Monday to remain undefeated in the NHC.Carroll (8-2, 5-0) got the lone goal from Matea Knispel.
  • Barons survive test, close in on NHC title
    When DeKalb stepped off the soccer field Monday, the Barons were still undefeated but certainly not unchallenged by visiting Norwell.
  • Carroll captures girls golf crown
    Carroll shot 364 to win the East Noble Golf Sectional at Noble Hawk Golf Links on Saturday.Sarah Banister and Kiersten Murphy shot 12-over 82 – tied for the day’s third-best scores – to lead Carroll.
Advertisement
Swikar Patel | The Journal Gazette
Bishop Luers’ Jaylon Smith lies on the field after Luers beat Indianapolis Ritter in the 2A title game Friday.

Knights’ dynasty

Luers makes history by winning 4th straight Class 2A title

A trying season ended in triumph for the Bishop Luers football team.

The Knights became the first team to win four straight Class 2A state championships with a 40-28 win over Indianapolis Ritter on Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Bishop Luers (11-4) won the program’s 11th state championship in their 15th state finals appearance.

The Knights accomplished the feat in a year in which they had three coaches – Matt Lindsay, Kyle Lindsay and Steve Keefer. Matt Lindsay was the coach for 26 years, but was fired Sept. 16 for having a large number of what the diocese deemed “inappropriate” videos on his computer.

Kyle Lindsay, Matt’s son, coached the Sept. 14 game. Keefer, coach of the Knights from 1979 to ’86, followed.

The Knights entered the playoffs with a 5-4 record (losing once because of a forfeit). But once again, Luers showed it could handle the postseason pressure. Friday’s victory was Luers’ 24th straight win in the postseason, only two away from the state record of 26 straight.

Advertisement