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Young high school hoops star Peytin India Chamble passes away at 17

Young high school hoops star Peytin India Chamble passes away at 17

| November 30, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City is mourning the loss of one of its youth bright lights with the passing of a local high school basketball star, Peytin India Chamble. Peytin India Chamble, was born on January 29, 1999 in Des Moines, Iowa to Rodney  and Tyjuana  Chamble.  She was a senior at Snider High School in […]

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’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

| April 5, 2016

Photo and information courtesy of Lawrence “Larry” Kennedy and Bill Russell FORT WAYNE—It was 45 years ago that an intrepid young athletes made history and contributed to the celebrated history of one of the Summit City’s most time-honored schools. While city—and state—basketball aficionados long had been used to Fort Wayne’s Central High School being a […]

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University of Saint Francis lady stars graduate

University of Saint Francis lady stars graduate

| March 15, 2016

Seniors Brooke Ridley, Mallory Hester end stellar basketball careers at Saint Francis University By Larry Whitt Brooke Ridley and Mallory Hester both decided to stay near home to play college basketball and chose the University of Saint Francis.  The two have been friends since they met in their freshman year.  Brooke played at Bishop Luers […]

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Private School basketball teams Cornerstone Prep versus Horizon

Private School basketball teams Cornerstone Prep versus Horizon

| November 24, 2015

Christian teams, players demonstrate true meaning of sportsmanship Story & Photos by Larry Whitt FORT WAYNE—A well kept secret in Fort Wayne is that two of our Christian high schools have boys and girls basketball programs. I attended a match-up last week between Cornerstone Christian College Prep and Horizon Christian Academy. Horizon Christian Academy won […]

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JJ Foster to hold youth basketball camp

JJ Foster to hold youth basketball camp

| July 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Foster’s Kids Basketball Camp is scheduled July 14 through July 16, every evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road. The camp is open for children from second to eighth grade. The cost for the camp is $40. J.J. Foster is camp director. For more […]

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Fort Wayne Ballers schedule tryouts

| March 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Tryouts for the Fort Wayne Ballers AAU basketball team are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., March 13  fourth and fifth grade boys, and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 14 for sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys. Both tryout sessions are at St. Henry’s Catholic Church School, 2929 E. Paulding Road. For […]

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Fort Wayne Ballers AAU basketball try-outs set for March 7

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Boys in grades 4 through 8 are invited to try out for the Fort Wayne Ballers AAU summer traveling team. Tryouts, which include a light scrimmage, are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 7 at St. Henry Catholic Church School, 2929 E. Paulding Rd. For more information, call Coach Scott at (260) […]

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Health-E-Way to sponsor South Side Fest 5-on-5 tourney

Health-E-Way to sponsor South Side Fest 5-on-5 tourney

| June 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Health-E-Way is set to sponsor the 5th Annual South Side Fest 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament scheduled for June 27 and June 28 at Youth For Christ Primetime Community Center, 3701 S. Calhoun St. Additionally, Chi Eta Phi will be on hand to provide health promotion and disease prevention activities in the form of SIDS […]

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Unsportsmanlike: The exploitation of black athletes

Unsportsmanlike: The exploitation of black athletes

| December 31, 2013

In the collegiate sports industry, black athletes and the black community are exploited, enriching others while leaving the community and, ultimately, the athletes themselves destitute.

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City youth centers participate in Safe Haven Basketball Classic

| September 10, 2013

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department’s Annual Safe Haven Tourney will be held between several area youth centers including Lakeside Middle School, Weisser Park Elementary and Greater Progressive Family Life Center, beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 and all day Saturday, Oct. 12. The registration deadline for the Safe Haven Basketball Tournament […]

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