Inside The Zone

Inside The Zone: Week 1 Preview

The 2015 high school football season kicks off on Friday and The News-Sentinel prep writer Justin Kenny and WANE-TV sports director Glenn Marini analyze the week one match-ups in the latest edition of “Inside The Zone.”

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck looks to pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Colts drop preseason opener

Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years, Kenjon Barner returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts 36-10 Sunday.

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Countdown To Kickoff: Heritage Patriots

The Heritage football program has posted four consecutive winning season, but to make it five the Patriots will have to replace some key position players lost to graduation.

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TinCaps stage incredible 9th inning rally to push win streak to 8

Despite trailing by five runs entering the bottom of the ninth inning, the TinCaps came back to beat the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 7-6, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon at Parkview Field. Fort Wayne extended its winning streak to a season-best eight games and won its 13th in a row at home in front of a sell-out crowd of 7,528 (the 20th sell-out of the year).

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TinCaps Win Seventh Straight In Front Of Sell-Out Crowd

The TinCaps used timely hitting, sharp defense, and superb pitching to down the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 3-1, on Saturday night. It was the club’s seventh win in a row – that ties a season high – and 12th consecutive home victory. Fort Wayne has won 15 of its last 17 games.

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IPFW Womens Soccer Hosts Exhibition Match

In IPFW’s sole exhibition match of the 2015 season, the Mastodon women’s soccer team and the UIC Flames played to a 0-0 draw over the entirety of the 90-minute contest.

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Countdown to Kickoff: Garrett Railroaders

The Garrett Railroaders rebounded from their worst record in almost a decade in 2014, finishing 8-4 and playing for a sectional title. Fourth year head coach, Chris DePew, and his team look to build off that momentum in 2015.

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Scrimmages Kick Off 2015 Prep Football Season

The appetizer was served on Friday night as scrimmage games all across northeast Indiana got prep football fans prepared for the main course – season opening games next Friday night as The Highlight Zone kicks off its 21st season as the area’s longest-running and most-watched sports show.

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Countdown to Kickoff: Leo Lions

The Leo Lions are used to reigning the ACAC, winning their __ conference title in 2014. This year they’ll have a new challenge ahead of them as they join the new Northeast 8.

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Countdown To Kickoff: New Haven Bulldogs

New Haven has averaged over eight wins a season the last five years and the Bulldogs are looking to carry that success over into the newly formed Northeast 8 conference.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Matt Wisler delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Wisler Gets No-Decision In Start Against Rays

Bryan native Matt Wisler was in line to earn his sixth win of the season on Wednesday against the Rays but the Braves bullpen couldn’t hold the lead with Tampa eventually tallying a 9-6 win on the strength of a six-run seventh inning.