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1/20 High school basketball recap

Bishop Dwenger bested Bellmont while the Huntington North and Norwell girls each came out victorious on Wednesday night in prep basketball action.

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Bethel trips up St. Francis at Hutzell Center

Bishop Luers graduate Brooke Ridley tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Saint Francis fell to Bethel 68-63 at the Hutzell Center on Wednesday night.

Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson (35) blocks a shot by Virginia Tech’s Jalen Hudson (23) as Notre Dame’s Steve Vasturia (32) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 83-81. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Auguste leads Irish over Hokies

Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste produced a double-double Wednesday night to help the Fighting Irish edge Virginia Tech 83-81 on Wednesday night in Atlantic Coast Conference basketball.

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IPFW standing atop the Summit League

IPFW will welcome North Dakota State University in Summit League men’s basketball action on Thursday night, January 21at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center.

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No. 8 Bellmont takes down 20th-ranked Carroll

In a battle of two of the most successful wrestling programs in northeast Indiana it was eighth-ranked Bellmont defeating no. 20 Carroll 36-29 on Tuesday night.

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1/19 High school basketball recap

3A no. 17 Columbia City knocked off Homestead 53-43 while Snider’s Malik Williams tallied 32 points as the Panthers bested Canterbury 86-50 to headline area prep basketball on Tuesday night.

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TOTW: Coldwater (OH) Football

We are proud to honor the Coldwater football team as your Optimum Performance Sports Team of the Week.

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1/18 Men’s Basketball AP Top 25

Indiana (15-3) was No. 15 in the preseason Top 25 and then was ranked the first two weeks of the regular season before dropping out. The Hoosiers have won 10 straight after losing three of five. The losses were to Wake Forest and UNLV in the Maui Invitational and at Duke.

Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan (50) looks to make a basket as Rutgers defenders Greg Lewis (35 and D.J. Foreman (1) try to block his path during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

No. 22 Purdue pummels Rutgers 107-57

Freshman Caleb Swanigan had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boilermakers held a 63-23 advantage on the boards in beating Rutgers 107-57 on Monday night, posting their biggest Big Ten Conference victory ever while handing the Scarlet Knights’ their worst home loss.

Notre Dame’s Lindsay Allen (15) goes up for a shot with pressure from Tennessee’s Jordan Reynolds (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

No. 3 Notre Dame women beat No. 18 Tennessee 79-66

The third-ranked Irish used five straight layups early in the third quarter and turnovers by No. 18 Tennessee to turn a relatively close game into their sixth straight victory in this series, 79-66 Monday night.