A look at some of 2016’s most inspiring sports moments

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.

Komets claw their way to 4-3 win over Cyclones

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.

Mastodons stunned in Summit League opener

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.

12/29 High School Basketball Recap

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.

Hoosiers come up just short at Foster Farms Bowl

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.

12/28 High School Basketball Recap

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.

WANE-TV honors the 2016 “Fab 15”

For the fourth year in a row WANE-TV has honored the best high school football players in northeast Indiana with the “Fab 15.”