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December 17, 2019, 2:57 pm

STARTING OFF STRONG: Breaking Out While Balling Out

Burney gives you the rundown on some early-season breakout ballers on the IHSAA boys hardwood. Malik Stanley (Warren Central Jr. G) — Explosive playmaker, plain and simple. Malek Edmonds (Brownsburg Sr. F) — Has taken his game to a whole other level this season. Brandon Northern (Silver Creek Soph. G) — Coming into his own ...

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December 13, 2019, 12:04 pm

OAA BOYS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS: Frontcourts

Here are Scott Burnstein’s power rankings of the front court players in the Oakland Activities Association: Small Forward 1 Trey Townsend (Oxford Sr.) — Tougher than leather, smooth as silk. 2 Jayshawn Moore (Ferndale Sr.) — Nasty net ripper who can change a game in the blink of an eye. 3 Peyton Prieskorn (Rochester Adams ...

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December 12, 2019, 8:58 am

OAA BOYS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS: Backcourts, part 2

Here are the second part of Scott Burnstein’s power rankings of the backcourt players in the Oakland Activities Association: Wing Guard 1 Jamal Hayes (North Farmington Sr.) — The model of consistency and efficiency on both ends of the floor. 2 Deon Hayes (North Farmington Jr.) — Baby-faced assassin, total baller. 3 Mason Canfield (Bloomfield ...

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December 10, 2019, 12:48 pm

OAA BOYS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS: Backcourts, part 1

Here are the first part of Scott Burnstein’s power rankings of the backcourt players in the Oakland Activities Association: Point Guard 1 Keegan Wasilk (Clarkston Soph.) — Rock steady is a vast understatement. 2 Ethan Emerzian (Troy Jr.) — Killer instinct, hard-nosed, a lot of heart, a lot of hustle. 3 Trevor Smith (Stoney Creek ...

Football

December 10, 2019, 11:28 am

INDIANA FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Indiana rush king Charlie Spegal headed to IU as preferred walk-on

The king of the IHSAA ground game will be taking his crown to Bloomington. Memorial Stadium to be exact. New Palestine senior running back Charlie Spegal, the most productive rusher in state history, accepted a preferred walk-on invitation from Indiana University Sunday less than two weeks after leading his high school club to a second ...

Basketball

December 6, 2019, 12:05 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s top 10 guards in OAA girls basketball

OAA Girls Basketball Guard Power Rankings 1 Cheyene McEvans (Southfield A&T Sr.) — Lighting in a bottle … enough said!! *Signed with Buffalo 2 Mya Bobo (West Bloomfield Sr.) — Almost too good to be true, pure poise and precision. 3 Logan Lewis (West Bloomfield Jr.) — Dynamic talent in the open court. 4 Jordan Banks ...

Football

December 2, 2019, 6:02 pm

INDIANA FOOTBALL RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Cathedral’s Elliott Flies Off To Air Force

Indianapolis Cathedral senior offensive lineman Tex Elliott committed to Air Force over the weekend. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder is a left guard. In addition to his pancake prowess in the trenches, Elliott excels in the classroom and was targeted for recruiting by a number of military service academies and Ivy League programs. MAC schools, Ball State ...

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November 27, 2019, 4:28 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Five sophomore boys hoopsters from the IHSAA worth keeping tabs on in 2020

Tayshawn Comer (Indianapolis Cathedral) — The top point guard in the state’s Class of 2022, a total playmaker baseline-to-baseline. J.J. Louden (Pike) — Poised for a breakout campaign shooting the rock; think butter-soft touch, an itchy trigger finger and a quick-draw release like his name was Billy the Kid. Will Lovings-Watts (Jeffersonville) — Silky smooth ...

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November 27, 2019, 3:38 pm

Praying Mantis: Lowell (Ind.) Red Devils’ Chris Mantis heating up, drawing D-I attention

Lowell boys hoopster Chris Mantis is about to blow up big time this winter as a college recruit. He’s rising fast in scouting circles. Coming off a terrific offseason on the camp and AAU circuit, where he showed off his fundamentally-sound skill set and newfound physique, the sly 6-foot-6 junior combo guard is primed for ...