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January 24, 2020, 1:26 pm

Five For Fighting — Burney’s Mid-Winter Indiana Mr. Basketball Power Rankings

1 Tony Perkins (Lawrence North G) — The leader in the clubhouse at the midway point of the season, this Iowa-bound playmaker is pure electricity. Made the leap from offseason sleeper in the race to clear frontrunner in January. 2 Anthony Leal (Bloomington South G) — This slick, heady B-Town baller is hot on Perkins’ ...


January 9, 2020, 12:15 pm

Burney’s January power rankings for Michigan’s 2020 Mr. Basketball race

Mr. Basketball January Power Rankings 1 Lorne Bowman (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s G) — Best player on the best team in the state. 2 Carlos “Scooby” Johnson (Benton Harbor F) — Perfect combination of power and finesse. 3 Ryan Rollins (Macomb Dakota G) — Dark horse dandy making a push up the leader board with ...


December 16, 2019, 2:43 pm

Mo Knows Quarterbacks — Ranking the Bloomington South Pocket Princes

The great Mo Moriarity retired last week, leaving quite a legacy for himself on the prep gridiron in the state of Indiana. In two separate stints at Bloomington South, coach Mo was the gold standard on the sidelines (two state titles) and the Panthers produced some mighty fine quarterbacks on his watch. Overall record: 305-101, three ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...