Beamer is best known for his time as Virginia Tech’s head coach, where he led the Hokies to 238 wins over 29 seasons.
North Side rises to no. 1 in 4A poll, Southwood no. 8 in 2A, Blackhawk and Lakewood Park both in 1A top 10.
Tippecanoe Valley grad Tanner Andrews struck out nine against Texas State.
3A no. 11 Bishop Luers topped visiting New Haven 69-59 to headline area boys basketball on Monday night.
The Komets scored five points for week 19 going 2-1-1 in the four games played and improved to 30-15-6 and 66 points after 51 games.
Purdue rises to no. 14 – the highest ranking for the Boilermakers this season.
The Garrett High School grad averaged 18.5 points per game last week to help the Thunder win its first ever MIAA title.
Colin Brockhouse equaled a personal high with eight strikeouts in the win over No. 22 Maryland.
Nate Fowler scored 15 points, Kelan Martin added 14 points and eight rebounds and No. 24 Butler took advantage of two big scoring runs to blow out DePaul 82-66 on Sunday for its first back-to-back wins in almost a month.
Tackett, at age 24, defeated 18-time PBA Tour champion Tommy Jones of Simpsonville, S.C., 208-203, when Jones left and failed to convert the 1-2-4-10 “washout” in the 10th frame.
The Komets were able to erase a four-goal deficit to the Cincinnati Cyclones before falling in shooutout.
The IHSAA announced the sectional pairings for the boys basketball tournament.
Mad Ants star Alex Poythress was the lone Mad Ant to represent Fort Wayne at All-Star weekend. But the big man had to sit out the game and the All-Star game with a finger injury.
With five consecutive Big Ten victories and a share of the Big Ten lead with either Maryland or Wisconsin after those two play Sunday in Madison, Purdue likely will climb in this week’s AP Top 25 poll.
V.J. Beachem scored 27 points and hit a career-high seven 3-pointers to help No. 25 Notre Dame beat North Carolina State 81-72 on Saturday, giving the Fighting Irish their fourth straight win to keep them in a crowded race for the top-four finish and the bye that comes with it next month in Brooklyn.
Bowling teams from all over the state came to Pro Bowl West on Saturday to compete in the Indiana High School Bowling Association’s state championship.
Warsaw’s Kyle Hatch came in third place at 152lb. Bellmont’s Caleb Hankenson also won his consolation match to take 5th place in 195lb.
Homestead edged rival Carroll to win the sectional title at South Side on Saturday.
The Fort Wayne women’s basketball team was unable to send its two seniors, Selena Lozada and Rachel Rinehart, out with a win as the Mastodons fell to South Dakota State 76-59 in their final home game of the season.
Saturday’s hopes for a Senior Night win were dashed by South Dakota State’s Mike Daum. The sophomore scored 51 points. He went 14-of-29 from the floor but did much of his damage at the line, going 16-of-17 from the stripe