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Cougars honored by Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium

Donley was joined by approximately 60 team members of the NAIA Football Championship Series champions as guests of the Indianapolis Colts and were introduced prior to the Colts regular season final game against Jacksonville at the Hoosier State’s football Taj Mahal — Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Three-point shooting leads Dons to first Summit League win

Fort Wayne never trailed in the contest, scoring the first seven points and never looking back. Mo Evans scored all 18 of his points in the opening half as the ‘Dons led 56-39 at the break. It was Fort Wayne’s ninth 50-point half of the year.

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Fort Wayne’s slow start leads to loss to Oral Roberts

Zaria Atkins led the Mastodons with 13 points on the day. Selena Lozada scored 12 points to go along with a team-high six rebounds. Anna Lappenküper added 11 points. De’Jour Young finished with eight points and a team-high two assists and two steals.

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin greets United States' Abbey D'Agostino, left, as she is helped from the track after competing in a women's 5000-meter heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.