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Basketball

November 12, 2019, 2:12 pm

Looking for a crowning achievement: Crown Point lady hoopsters hungry for state title

Northwest Indiana has some hardwood queens that want another state crown to add to their regal name. The Crown Point backcourt of sophomore phenom Jessica Carrothers and senior gunner Dash Shaw is downright spooky. The frontcourt of the Stoddard sisters is sinister. As in, they will have defenders seeing ghosts and running for help all ...

Football

November 11, 2019, 11:14 am

FIVE FOR FIGHTING — The Top Oxford Football Players Of The Bud Rowley Era (1976-2019)

1 Carl Reaves (Class of 1993 RB/DL) — The most dominant and dynamic player in Oxford history, scored the game-winning touchdown and made the game-securing pass deflection in OT of the 1992 state finals to get Team Rowley its lone state crown. Reaves played in college at Michigan State and UT-Chattanooga. 2 Zach Line (Class ...

Football

November 6, 2019, 4:31 pm

PLAYOFF PRIMER: Burney’s five backs to watch in the MHSAA postseason

Five running backs to watch for in the 2019 football playoffs: Tyler Amos (Portage Northern Sr.) — The best tailback on the west side of the state. Slippery speed merchant with great field vision. Amos has rushed for 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns. Jacob Sanders (Royal Oak Shrine Soph.) — This juggernaut of a jitterbug ...

Football

October 8, 2019, 4:35 pm

Where we stand right now: Burney’s OAA football player power rankings

1 Donovan Edwards (West Bloomfield Jr. RB) — Pure electricity nearly every touch. 2 Kobe Manzo (Lake Orion Sr. RB) — Perfect combination of power, speed and instinct. 3 DeVonta Twymon (Oak Park Sr. RB) — The breakout star of the league this fall, running with a ton of tenacity. 4 Justin Rogers (Oak Park ...

Football

September 26, 2019, 11:48 am

Burney shouts out the IHSAA’s midseason offensive stat leaders on the gridiron

Shouting out the IHSAA’s midseason offensive stat leaders: Kyle Adams (West Lafayette Sr. QB) — This James Madison-commit (pictured) is the definition of a gutty gunslinger, just straight FIRRRRRRRRRRE in the pocket engineering an offense (can you say repeat?) The Numbers: 1,761 yards passing, 24 touchdowns. Cam Hovey (Sheridan Jr. RB) — The kid is ...

Football

August 28, 2019, 5:27 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Six-pack of under-publicized South Oakland County gridiron studs

Here’s a half-dozen lesser-known football studs from the south end of Oakland County ready for big seasons on the gridiron in 2019: Jaylin Mines (Oak Park) — This junior safety is a prime time playmaker with range, instinct and athleticism. Marlon Dawson (Oak Park) — A junior linebacker with size, speed and blunt-force trauma closing ...

Football

August 28, 2019, 4:21 pm

A trio of golden arms highlight the Indiana Week 1 QB bulletin board

These three quarterbacks showed their names need to be in the discussion for best field general in the state with fiery Week 1 efforts: Orin Edwards (Indianapolis Cathedral, 6-foot-1, 185-pound Sr.) — This dynamic dual threat out of the Circle City doesn’t get enough love in the recruiting game, but trust me he’s the REAL ...

Football

August 28, 2019, 2:13 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Miami RedHawks keep Hoosier pipeline open with West Lafayette’s Truitt, Bloomington South’s Bomba

Two of the best pass-catching prospects in the state of Indiana will play their college pigskin at Miami (OH). West Lafayette senior wide receiver Harrison Truitt and Bloomington South senior tight end James Bomba both committed to the Red Hawks over the summer. They could be foundational pieces of the Red Hawks future offense. Truitt ...