We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired — and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two strangers on the Olympic track, to a little boy from a war-torn land who met his favorite soccer player, to a warm ovation fueled by empathy for a visiting NHL goalie.
The plane landed in Pittsburgh after midnight and the team spent the night at a hotel.
Mathis will play his final game on Sunday against Jacksonville.
Team captain Jamie Schaafsma’s goal with less than four minutes in the third period proved the difference in an intense game between the Komets and Cyclones Thursday night at War Memorial Coliseum.
Western Illinois made 18 3-pointers to edge Fort Wayne men’s basketball 93-91 on Thursday (Dec. 29) evening in the league opener for both clubs.
The Homestead girls brought home their second-straight SAC Holiday Tournament title while North Side made history on the boys side winning their fourth in a row.
Bishop Dwenger graduate and Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert underwent back surgery on Tuesday according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Joe Williams ran for 222 yards and a touchdown and Andy Phillips kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:24 to play to lead Utah to its 14th victory in its past 15 bowl games, 26-24 over Indiana in the Foster Farms Bowl on Wednesday night.
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants (12-4) pushed past the Grand Rapids Drive (8-10) 121- 106 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Wednesday night.
The Fort Wayne women’s basketball fell in its opening game of Summit League play 75-53 to Western Illinois.
Freshman guard Carsen Edwards scored 19 points and Dakota Mathias added 17 as No. 15 Purdue dominated Iowa 89-67 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Glynn Watson Jr. scored 26 points and Tai Webster had 21 Wednesday night, leading Nebraska to a stunning 87-83 upset of No. 16 Indiana.
V.J. Beachem scored 18 points to help No. 24 Notre Dame close out its non-conference schedule with a 63-55 victory over Saint Peter’s on Wednesday night.
Top-seeded North Side will face Homestead for the SAC Holiday Tournament title on the boys side while 4A no. 1 Homestead will square off against Carroll for the girls championships following semifinal victories on Wednesday.
Defenseman Frank Schumacher, a third-year pro, has signed an ECHL SPC with Fort Wayne and has been added to the roster.
Beasley, in town for his eighth annual winter soccer camp at The Plex North, has been invited to the U.S. national team’s camp by new coach Bruce Arena.
The Summit Conference Tournament continues Tuesday December 27.
NewsChannel 15 is counting down the best 15 sports moments that happened in Northeast Indiana in 2016.
For the fourth year in a row WANE-TV has honored the best high school football players in northeast Indiana with the “Fab 15.”
Former Komets Colin Chaulk, Brandon Marino, and Chris Auger returned to their old stomping grounds with a vengeance on Friday night leading the Brampton Beast to a 6-1 win over the Komets at War Memorial Coliseum.