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Exclusive: Sugar Ray Leonard reflects on ‘No más’ 35 years later

Exclusive: Sugar Ray Leonard reflects on ‘No más’ 35 years later

| November 19, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Contributing Writer Sugar Ray Leonard had no doubt that he’d defeat Roberto Duran when the two warriors squared off in a rematch of their epic first welterweight title bout that ended in a split decision victory for the Panamanian known as “The Hands of Stone.” What Leonard, the legendary six-time […]

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Chargers, Rams capture Metro Super Bowl titles

Chargers, Rams capture Metro Super Bowl titles

| October 27, 2015

By Larry Whitt It was a family affair Sunday as the Chargers took the Varsity Super Bowl game over the Cardinals 6-0 and the Rams beat out the Titans in both the Pee Wee and Junior Varsity championship games. The Rams won the Pee Wee game over the Titans 12-0 and nudged out the Junior […]

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Metro Youth Super Bowl set

Metro Youth Super Bowl set

| October 19, 2015

By Larry Whitt Editor’s note: Don’t miss our special Metro Youth Sports pullout section online here and on newsstands this week. The Metro Youth Football Super Bowl is set for Sunday, Oct. 25 at Paul Harding Stadium. The Pee Wee game will settle the question of who is the true champion as the undefeated Rams […]

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Metro Youth Football regular season ends; playoffs set

Metro Youth Football regular season ends; playoffs set

| October 13, 2015

By Larry Whitt It’s the end of regular season games in Metro Youth football and the playoffs are upon us. The final weekend saw the Pee Wee division’s last two undefeated teams stay unbeaten as the Tigers and Tarheels battled to a 6-6 tie.  Now they must win two playoff games over the weekend of […]

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Colts to host HopeLine from Verizon cell phone collection

Colts to host HopeLine from Verizon cell phone collection

| October 11, 2015

Fans asked to donate no-longer-used devices at Oct. 25 game Courtesy of Verizon Wireless News Service INDIANAPOLIS—Indianapolis Colts fans headed to the Sunday, Oct. 25 home game can donate their no-longer-used wireless devices to HopeLine from Verizon. The long-running program from Verizon has helped nonprofits in the Fort Wayne area, including YWCA Northeast Indiana. This […]

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Week seven In Metro Youth Football

Week seven In Metro Youth Football

| October 6, 2015

By Larry Whitt The varsity game of the week was the Lions 6-0 win over the Bengals. This defensive struggle was decided by the hands of Lions’ wide receiver/defensive back Cameron Toles. As a receiver, Toles caught two huge passes to setup running back Jamele Webb’s five-yard touchdown run—the only score in the game.  As a defensive […]

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Week Six action in Metro Youth Football League

Week Six action in Metro Youth Football League

| September 29, 2015

By Larry Whitt The news of the week in Metro Youth Football for week six is the Bengals 12-0 win over the Outreach Rams in varsity action. The Rams, are by far the most successful team in Metro when it comes to winning championships on all three levels, find themselves in an unusual spot with […]

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Youth Highlight Corner: Focus on a Metro Youth Sports parent

Youth Highlight Corner: Focus on a Metro Youth Sports parent

| September 23, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville This week’s highlight corner is focused on a parent of two Metro Youth Sports players because parents are needed to play an important role through support and involvement in their children’s future, it’s very vital.  This is one parent that’s out there making it happen: My name is Kevin King, I’m the […]

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Metro Youth Sports Football enters its 41st season

Metro Youth Sports Football enters its 41st season

| September 21, 2015

By Larry Whitt For 41 years ago, Metro Youth Sports had one traveling football team to serve the youth of Fort Wayne.  In 1980 it expanded to 12 teams—six varsity and six junior varsity teams.  Today, Metro Youth Sports has 30 teams in three divisions: Pee Wee (seven to eight years old) Junior Varsity (nine […]

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Meet Peter J. Hill, commissioner for Metro Youth Sports (MYS) Inc.

Meet Peter J. Hill, commissioner for Metro Youth Sports (MYS) Inc.

| September 9, 2015

Business Profile by Jeanie Summerville 1.)  How long have you been the commissioner and is it rewarding? It’s been eight years now.  Being the commissioner has its rewards such as meeting a lot of different, great people and wonderful young children—seeing young minds and young people excel, not just while they’re in Metro but later […]

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