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Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:00 am


Dwenger coordinator leaving for Heritage

Staff, news services

Bishop Dwenger defensive coordinator Casey Kolkman confirmed Wednesday that he will take over as the head football coach at Heritage.

Kolkman is a physical education teacher at Heritage. He previously coached in the ACAC at Bluffton, where he led the Tigers to a 17-25 record 2010-13. Before his stint in Bluffton, he was the coach at North Side in 2004-09. 


TinCaps tickets on sale Feb. 12

Game tickets for the TinCaps season at Parkview Field will go on sale at 8 a.m. Feb. 12. Tickets can be bought at Parkview Field, by calling 482-6400, and at A free breakfast buffet will be offered to those buying tickets at Parkview Field between 8 and 10 a.m. Feb. 12 in the Suite Level Lounge. The home opener is April 13 against Dayton.


Plumlee out with foot injury

The Denver Nuggets will be without backup center Mason Plumlee indefinitely after he suffered a right foot injury. Plumlee will be reevaluated in two to four weeks.


NFL coaching transactions

Packers coach Matt LaFleur has decided to stick with Mike Pettine as his defensive coordinator. ... The Jaguars have hired former Washington coach Jay Gruden as their offensive coordinator.

Fitzgerald buys stake in Suns

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a minority stake in the Phoenix Suns.

CFP committee gets new leader

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta has been chosen as the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, replacing Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens.

High schools

Luers grad going into soccer Hall

Ken Harkenrider, who played soccer at Bishop Luers and Notre Dame and coached at Canterbury, has been elected to the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame with Lori Lindsey, Bill Vieth Jr. and Alexander Wood. The class will be inducted Feb. 22 in Carmel. Harkenrider began his coaching career at St. Benedict's Prep and Kearney Scots Club in New Jersey. From there, he moved back to Fort Wayne and began his 30-plus-year stint at Canterbury as both a coach and administrator.

Baseball Series back at Parkview

The TinCaps will play host to the seventh annual Parkview Sports Medicine Baseball Series at Parkview Field in April and May.This year's schedule includes 11 high school matchups, as well as a collegiate game between Saint Francis and Indiana Tech. To see a complete schedule, go to Page 3B.


Endeavor Games registration open

Registration is open for the fourth annual Turnstone Endeavor Games, an event that offers athletes with physical disabilities to participate in various sporting events on a novice and a competitive level. This year's event will be April 24-26. The Turnstone Endeavor Games is the first stop of the Endeavor Games series, with the series culminating at the UCO Endeavor Games June 4-7. Priority registration allows athletes to sign up at just $15 with clinics included for free. To register, go to

Russian lab ordered closed

The World Anti-Doping Agency ordered Moscow's drug-testing laboratory to be shut down again Wednesday. That followed WADA's finding last month that data stored at the lab was tampered with in an apparent bid to cover up past drug use by Russian athletes and implicate WADA witnesses.

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