Sports

East African runners excel on track, scooping NYC Marathon’s first prize

East African runners excel on track, scooping NYC Marathon’s first prize

| November 8, 2016

(GIN)—Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and Kenya’s Mary Keitany won the New York City Marathon Sunday, with Keitany becoming the first woman to win three straight titles in more than three decades. The 19-year-old Ghebreslassie—the youngest-ever male winner in the contest—finished his first race in New York with a time of 2:07:51, capping what amounted to a […]

Read More

Youth learn patience, teamwork, discipline through fishing

Youth learn patience, teamwork, discipline through fishing

| October 11, 2016

By Denise M. Jordan FORT WAYNE—“I got a bite!  I got a bite!”  Zuri danced around the hard-packed sand.  Fishing rod bent, line tight, she held on as the fish on the other end fought to get free.  Several of her peers from Explore Fishing with Urban League Youth ran over to watch and offer […]

Read More

Film review: ‘Hands Of Stone’

Film review: ‘Hands Of Stone’

| September 15, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Every boxer is someone’s hero.” It’s a saying that’s been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who left a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, “No Más (no more).” There’s more to him than that […]

Read More

Par-Tee Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for Fort Wayne

Par-Tee Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for Fort Wayne

| August 22, 2016

By Dwight Thomas Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of the Par-Tee Golf Club FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Par-Tee Golf Club will welcome golfers from around the Midwest and all corners of the nation to participate in the club’s Annual Scholarship Tournament, Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 at Brookwood Golf Course in Fort Wayne and a […]

Read More

Verizon invites Hoosier students to submit best problem-solving app ideas

Verizon invites Hoosier students to submit best problem-solving app ideas

| August 11, 2016

Fifth Annual Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge opens for new submissions INDIANAPOLIS—The Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge, the no-coding-skills-needed contest that gives middle and high school students a chance to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life, is now accepting new app ideas nationwide for the 2016-17 annual competition. The fifth annual challenge invites students […]

Read More

Metro Youth Sports Jamboree for Aug. 20

Metro Youth Sports Jamboree for Aug. 20

| August 10, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Metro Youth Sports Inc. is scheduled to celebrate its 43rd Anniversary Jamboree, Aug. 20 at Paul Harding Jr. High School, 6501 Wayne Trace. Kick off time is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Please contact Jim Winters for more information at (260) 414-7055.

Read More

Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

| June 21, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Coach H.C. Story, civil rights activist and youth advocate, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Born in Akron, Alabama where he excelled in many sports but discovered he was destined to do other work for a time. As an adult, while still in the south, Story joined […]

Read More

North Side High School announces 2016 class for athletic Hall of Fame

North Side High School announces 2016 class for athletic Hall of Fame

| June 18, 2016

Erique, Gralan Early among those honored Courtesy of the North Side High School Alumni Association FORT WAYNE—The North Side High School Athletic Hall of Fame award recognizes and honors outstanding achievements of athletes, coaches, and others who have made significant contributions to the athletic program and have been instrumental in promoting the growth of athletics […]

Read More

Fishing Derby 19 nets wet, but happy winners

Fishing Derby 19 nets wet, but happy winners

| June 15, 2016

By Denise M. Jordan Special to Frost Illustrated The Fort Wayne Community Fishing Club’s Derby 19 was wrapped up amid shouts of joy and a deluge of rain.  The winners were wet but happy.  While 15-year-old Diamonique Pettway caught a 13.5 pound carp early in the day taking first prize for biggest fish caught by […]

Read More

Message of universal brotherhood, sisterhood centerstage at Ali homegoing

Message of universal brotherhood, sisterhood centerstage at Ali homegoing

| June 13, 2016

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special Frost Illustrated Correspondent In an effort to make these observations authentic, I must greet all of you as Muhammad Ali would in the Arabic: “As-Salaam-Alaikum!”  Now for the uninformed it simply means “peace be unto you”, and it is certainly something our world needs to bring more abundantly into […]

Read More