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September 4, 2012

Big Game this weekend ... The Knights vs. The Barons!

 

 

2/19/12

This is Fred Inniger with the high school sports report from this past week. The high school wrestling season is over as the state finals were held this past weekend in Indianapolis. Congratulations go to Garrett's Hayden Lee who finished third in the 106 pound weight class and to East Noble's Lucas Riecke who finished eighth in the 138 pound class. This was a great year for the area wrestlers and we thank them all for of the exciting moments they provided. The area boys swimming seasons' are over as well as the sectionals were held this past week. East Noble finished ninth as a team at the sectional but no individuals advanced to the state meet. However, the East Noble boys had many outstanding performances during the season and we congratulate them on their efforts. The big news in high school boys basketball was the sectional draw which was held on Sunday in Indianapolis. The area basketball teams have one week to fine tune their skills as there is just one more week of play during the regular season. The draw in 4A finds East Noble playing the Northrop Bruins in the second game on Wednesday night February 29th in the sectional played at DeKalb High School. In 3A sectional play, West Noble will tangle with the Fairfield Falcons on Tuesday night February 28th in a game that will be played at Northwood High School. The 2A draw finds Central Noble getting a bye and on Friday night March 2nd will play the winner of the LaVille - Westview game which will be played on Tuesday night February28th. "The Hawk" will carry the East Noble sectional games live on 95.5fm and you can listen to the Central Noble Cougars action live on the web at: 955fmthehawk.com  Don't miss all of the exciting boys basketball action these next few weeks as the winter athletic season is coming to a close. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".



 2/13/2012

This is Fred Inniger with this week's high school sports report. High School wrestling took center stage this past weekend as the area wrestling semistate was held on Saturday at the Ft. Wayne Memorial Coliseum. Three East Noble wrestlers are state-bound as seniors Kalib Jackson and Lucas Riecke along with freshman Conner Knapp all finished in third place at the wrestling semistate meet. The top four place winners in each weight division advance to the "Big Stage" at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis this coming weekend. Congratulations and best of luck to the three Knight wrestlers. The girls' basketball sectionals were played this past week with the area producing only one sectional champion. Fremont defeated Prairie Heights by the score of 51 to 42 in the class 2A championship played at Westview. Congratulations to the Lady Eagles from Fremont High School. In boys basketball on Saturday, East Noble fell to Goshen by the score of 54 to 45 to see their season record fall to 7 and 12. West Noble now stands at 9 and 8 after falling to the Northridge Raiders on Saturday by the score of 54 to 47. Central Noble, behind the  double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds of Nick McCoy, defeated the Wawasee Warriors on Saturday by the score of 77 to 66. That improves the Cougar record to 8 wins against 9 losses for the season. Only two more weeks until the area boys sectionals begin on February 28th with the sectional draw being held next Sunday evening. You can hear all of the sectional pairings next Monday morning on the "The Hawk High School Sports Report". Where did the winter sports season go? This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".




1/2/2012

Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. There was all kinds of Holiday action for the area wrestlers and area basketball teams this past week. The East Noble wrestlers continued their fine showing this season by winning the Munster Invitational and placing in the upper half in the tough Connersville Invitational over the Holidays. Now with the Holiday Season a memory, the area swimmers, wrestlers, gymnasts and basketball players head into the meat of their seasons the next two months. Join us each Monday morning for the area sports report right here on 95.5fm for all of the results and details of the area sports teams.  After all of the basketball tournaments and shootouts were played this past week the East Noble Lady Knights stand at 7 and 4 for the season. The West Noble Lady Chargers are 7 and 5 so far with the Central Noble Lady Cougars looking for their first win as their record is 0 and 11. The East Noble Boys sport a 5 and 6 record after going 2 and 2 in the Carroll Shootout last week.The Central Noble Boys own a 4 and 5 record so far this season with the West Noble Boys standing at 3 and 5 going into the new year. This coming Friday night the East Noble girls host the ladies from Homestead and on Saturday night the East Noble Boys travel to Homestead to battle with the undefeated Spartans. You can catch all of the East Noble Boys action this Saturday night right here on 95.5fm beginning at 7:30pm. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 

12/18/11

Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. The East Noble wrestling team continues to impress the area wrestling fans as the grapplers defeated Homestead on Thursday and came back Saturday to claim the Munster Invitational Championship. At Munster, the Knights were 5 and 0 on the day as a team with Connor Knapp, Sterling Lutter, Lucas Riecke, Tyler Housholder, Blake Rodenbeck, Clint Hoffar and Drake DeMuyt winning all of their individual matches. The All-Area Girls Cross Country Team was announced this week and congratulations goes out to East Noble's Cheryl Morris and Alexia Zawadske for making the All-Area first team. In girls basketball the East Noble Lady Knights are 6 and 4 for the season after defeating the ladies from Columbia City on Saturday by the score of 43 to 40. The West Noble Lady Chargers defeated Central Noble on Saturday by the score of 68 to 28 to run their season record to 7 and 4. The loss dropped the record of the Lady Cougars to 0 and 10. In Friday night boys basketball action, East Noble lost to Columbia City by the score of 59 to 43 to see their season record dip to 2 and 3. In a Noble County battle on Friday night, the boys of Central Noble defeated the West Noble boys by the score of 50 to 45 improving their season record to 3 and 4. The loss dropped West Noble's record to 2 and 4. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".


12/12/2011


Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. The East Noble wrestling team is off to its best start ever as they stand at 5 and 1 so far this season with the only loss coming at the hands of state power Bellmont on a tie breaker. Watch the Knight's matmen this season as they may come away with both the NHC and sectional championships. There was plenty of boys and girls basketball action this past week and heading into this coming week the ladies from both East and West Noble stand at 5 and 3. The Central Noble Lady Cougars are still looking for their first victory and the boys from Central Noble stand at 1 and 4. The East Noble boys have a 2 and 2 record as they prepare for their first conference game next Friday night at the Big Blue Pit against the Eagles from Columbia City. The West Noble boys fell to Churubusco Saturday night to see their season record fall to 2 and 3. The All-Area boys and girls soccer teams were announced this past week and there weren't many surprises. Westview's Skyler Carpenter was named the girls' Prep-Of-The-Year with her coach, Jon Jantzi, winning the Coach-Of-The-Year award.  Representing East Noble on the All-Area first team were Christa Beber, Sam Yates and Stevie Knapp. The boys soccer Prep-Of-The-Year is East Noble's Clint Hoffar with East Noble coach, Rob Berkley, named the Coach-Of-The-Year. East Noble's Matt Patton and Jonathon Van Gessel were named to the All-Area first team. Congratulations to all of the award winners and we wish continued success the remainder of the school year to those paticipating in other high school sports. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".


12/5/2011


Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. The "All-Area" girls golf and the "All-Area" boys tennis teams were announced this past week with several East Noble athletes receiving awards. East Noble's Katie Sharp was named The Girls Golf  Prep-of-the-Year  for the third straight year. The junior won every tournament and match that she was in this past fall except for the State Finals but was named All-State for the third year in a row. East Noble's Kayla Vance, Alyn Clark and Brittany DeMuyt were named to the first team as was West Noble's Brooke Moser. East Noble's number one singles player, Matt Stallman, was named to the "All-Area" tennis first team after leading East Noble to their third straight sectional title. West Noble's number one doubles team of Skylar Campbell and Austin King were also named to the "All-Area" first team. Congratulations to all of the award winners. In girl's basketball, East Noble now stands at 4 and 2 for the season after beating the New Haven Lady Bulldogs Saturday night by the score of 41 to 36. The West Noble Lady Chargers evened their record at 3 and 3 by beating the ladies from Eastside on Saturday night by the score of 59 to 37. The Central Noble Lady Cougars saw their record dip to 0 and 7 after falling to the strong team from Angola on Saturday night. However, the Central Noble boys team got their first win of the season last Friday night when they defeated the Angola Hornets by the score of 56 to 52 in overtime. The West Noble boys basketball team is 1 and 2 for the season after falling to Wawasee last Saturday night and the East Noble boys suffered thier first loss of the season last Friday night as the Northrop Bruins ran their way to a 69 to 43 victory. The Knights now stand at 2 and 1 for the season as they prepare for the Ft. Wayne Snider Panthers in a game that will be played in Ft. Wayne this coming Saturday night. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".


 

11/28/2011


Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. The area girls and boys basketball teams were doing more than eating turkey on this Thanksgiving Holiday week as all the area teams played several games this past week. After losing a hard fought game to the Wawasee Lady Warriors last Friday night, the East Noble Lady Knights now have a season record of 2 and 2. Their next action will be this Tuesday night when they host the Lakeland Lady Lakers. The West Noble Lady Chargers stand at 2 and 3 with the Central Noble Lady Cougars posting an 0 and 5 record so far this season. The East Noble boys basketball team opened up their season with a 53 to 45 win over West Noble last Tuesday night and then followed with a thrilling 42 to 39 victory against the Lakeland Lakers this past Saturday night. T. J. Blair was the East Noble star as he led the Knights with 12 points, the last three coming on a three point desperation shot from the far left baseline that swished the net with just four tenths of a second left in the contest. East Noble will put their 2 and 0 record on the line this coming Friday night as the Knights will host the Ft. Wayne Northrop Bruins in the home opener for this season. The West Noble boys defeated Bethany Christian on Saturday night to even their season record at 1 and 1. Central Noble fell to the DeKalb Barons last Saturday night to see their season record drop to 0 and 2. Their will be plenty of girls and boys basketball action this week so check the schedule of your favorite team and get out and support these high school athletes. Remember, Santa is watching you so you better be good if you expect any presents! This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 

11/21/2011


The area boys basketball teams and the area wrestling, swimming and gymnastic teams are opening their sport seasons this week but the girls basketball teams are off and running. The East Noble Lady Knights upped their record to two wins with just one loss after beating Ft. Wayne North Side Friday night by the score of 72 to 45. The next action for the Lady Knights will be this coming Friday night, November 25th, when they travel to Syracuse to tangle with the Wawasee Lady Warriors. The West Noble Lady Chargers are two and two for the season after beating Hamilton by the score of 33 to 15 last Friday night. Their next action will be this Wednesday as they travel to Fremont to battle with the Lady Eagles. The Central Noble girls basketball team will be looking for their first win of the season this Tuesday night when they host the Lakeland Lady Lakers. Area boys basketball will begin play this Tuesday night as the East Noble Knights will travel to West Noble to tangle with Chargers and the Central Noble boys will  travel to Ft. Wayne to take on Canterbury the same evening. All three Noble County boys basketball teams will be in action again on Saturday, November 26th, as East Noble travels to Lakeland, Central Noble goes to DeKalb and West Noble hosts Bethany Christian. Catch all the East Noble boys action on 95.5fm all season long and you can also follow Central Noble all season on the web at  955fmthehawk.com .This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 

11/14/2011


Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. Congratulations goes to East Noble senior volleyball star, Casey Allen, who signed a scholarship letter-of-intent to play volleyball next year at Taylor University. Casey led the East Noble volleyball team to the best record in the history of the school. The East Noble girls basketball team traveled to Eastside on Saturday and came away with a big 53 to 42 win. In was the opening game of the season for the Lady Knights who were led by Jena Yates' 18 points. Jaymee Wolfe contributed 12 points, six rebounds and five steals for East Noble. The opening action for the East Noble boys basketball team will be a week from this Tuesday, November 22nd, as the Knights will travel to West Noble to take on the Chargers. East Noble will then travel to LaGrange the following Saturday night, November 26th, to tangle with the always tough Lakeland Lakers. All of the East Noble boys games can be heard live on 95.5fm as well as on the web. Every Saturday morning you can catch the East Noble Basketball Coaches Corner Show at 11:00am on 95.5fm as well. It is always interesting to hear Head Coach Vince Beasley give his perspective on all of the hardwood action. All of the Central Noble boys basketball games can be heard on the web at  955fmthehawk.com  beginning with the Cougars first game which is on Tuesday November 22nd. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".
11/7/2011


The area high school football season is now officially over as the last remaining area football team, the Garrett Railroaders, were derailed by the Jimtown Jimmies by the score of 34 to 14 last Friday night. The East Noble football squad finished with a fine 7 and 4 season record this year in what was to be a rebuilding year. Look out for the Knights next year. They lose some outstanding seniors but they have a great number of returning lettermen that should lead East Noble to another great season next year. Now the focus is on the winter sports teams so join us each Monday morning for all of the area results. We will bring you up to speed on all of the fall All-Area teams as well as boys and girls basketball action, wrestling results, boys and girls swimming results and girls gymnastic action. You can hear all of the East Noble boys basketball games on 95.5fm this year starting with the opening game for the Knights as they travel to West Noble on Tuesday November, 22nd for the opening game for both squads. You can also catch all the Central Noble boys action this year by going to  955fmthehawk.com and clicking on the Central Noble icon. The weather may be cooling off outside but the high school teams are just heating up inside. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 

10/24/2011


Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. The fall high school sports season is just about over with just girls volleyball and boys football still playing in tournament action. In volleyball, the East Noble Lady Knight's fell to the Carroll Chargers in the championship game of the sectional but concluded the best season ever for an East Noble volleyball team. The Lady Knights finished with an outstanding 25 and 10 record and East Noble will miss the four seniors next year from this outstanding squad. Seniors Casey Allen, Alison Lang, Brooke Riecke and Morgan Sage led the Lady Knights all season and have set the bar for future teams to reach. There is joy in Brushy Prairie as the Prairie Heights volleyball team claimed the 2A sectional championship at Westview on Saturday to take their sixth sectional title in the last seven years and run their season record to a great 28 and 9 mark. Congratulations and good luck in next Saturday's regional.  There was sectional football action all over the area this past Friday night and the East Noble Knights were victorious over the Northridge Raiders by the score of 35 to 13 to advance to the second round of the sectional. The Knights, who are 7 and 3, will host the Concord Minutemen this coming Friday night at East Noble in the second round of tournament play. Game time is 7:00pm and it would be great to see all of you at the game supporting the football team. West Noble fell to Lakeland this past Friday night by the score of 50 to 28 to end their season with a 3 and 7 record. Central Noble fought hard all season but could not scratch out a win and their season ended last Friday night with a 62 to 26 loss to the Fremont Eagles. Join us next week on "The Hawk Sports Report" for the results of the second round of area sectional football action. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 


10/17/2011


Welcome to the "Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. The East Noble boys soccer team didn't get the outcome they wanted in Thursday night's regional soccer match against Homestead but they sure made a big statement about the status of the East Noble program. Area power Homestead scored the only goal of the game with just 3:21 remaining in the contest to advance to the regional finals. East Noble had one of their best boys soccer seasons ever as they finished with a 12 and 7 record to go along with their sectional championship. The East Noble girls volleyball team defeated Ft. Wayne South Side this past Thursday to run their season record to 23 and 8, which is a school record for wins, as they enter sectional play this coming Thursday night against DeKalb. Good luck ladies. In Friday night high school football action, East Noble defeated Bellmont by the score of 28 to 14 to finish their regular season with an outstanding 6 and 3 record. West Noble ran their season record to 3 and 6 with their third straight win, a 35 to 0 thrashing of Fremont. Central Noble remains winless as the Cougars ran into a buzzsaw at Angola losing by the score of 55 to 8. All area high school football teams begin sectional play this Friday night with East Noble hosting Northridge, West Noble hosting Lakeland and Central Noble traveling to Fremont. Good luck to all the area football teams and join us next week for all of the exciting results. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".
night high school football action, East Noble defeated Bellmont by the score of 28 to 14 to finish their regular season with an outstanding 6 and 3 record. West Noble ran their season record to 3 and 6 with their third straight win, a 35 to 0 thrashing of Fremont. Central Noble remains winless as the Cougars ran into a buzzsaw at Angola losing by the score of 55 to 8. All area high school football teams begin sectional play this Friday night with East Noble hosting Northridge, West Noble hosting Lakeland and Central Noble traveling to Fremont. Good luck to all the area football teams and join us next week for all of the exciting results. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".



10/10/2011


Welcome to the "Hawk Sports Report". The area soccer sectionals were played this past Saturday and congratulations go to the East Noble and Lakeland soccer teams for winning sectional championships. What a soccer season East Noble's Clint Hoffar had as he scored a goal in East Noble's 3 - 1 win over Leo in the championship game to bring his season total to 30 goals for the year. Wow!!! Good luck to both teams in this Thursday's regional action. In area high school football action this past Friday, West Noble won their second game of the year by defeating Prairie Heights by the score of 26 to 19. Central Noble remained winless this season after falling to Eastside 61 to 25 and East Noble couldn't hang on to a ten point second half lead as New Haven stormed back to defeat the Knights by the score of 55 to 44 dropping East Noble season's record to 5 and 3. However, the big high school football news this weekend was the sectional draw that took place Sunday night. There is one more regular season game left for the area high school football teams and then area sectional play will begin on Friday October 21st. That evening will find Central Noble traveling to Fremont, West Noble hosting Lakeland and East Noble hosting Northridge in first round action. Semi-final action will take place on Friday October 28th with the champions being crowned on Friday night November 4th. Show your school spirit and get out and support your favorite team as the season is quickly coming to an end. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".


 

10/3/2011


Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past weekend. The East Noble Tennis team captured its fourth straight sectional title on Saturday by defeating the West Noble Chargers in the championship game by the score of 4 to 1. The members of the championship squad are Matt Stallman, Devin Wolf, Evan Hart, Nathan Manns, Karl Kramer, Jonathon Toles and Aaron Dills. Congratulations and good luck at the regionals. East Noble's Katie Sharp participated in the state golf tournament this past weekend at Franklin, Indiana. The two-day event saw Katie place 11th in the entire state. Congratulations Katie on a great season. This past Saturday the East Noble boys and girls cross country teams participated in the Notheast Hoosier Conference conference meet which was held in Fort Wayne. The girls finished sixth and the boys finished eighth and are now preparing for the sectional meet this coming weekend. This past Friday night brought alot of excitement to area high school football fans. County rivals West Noble and Central Noble played against each other with each squad looking for its first win of the season. The West Noble Chargers are doing the celebrating as they defeated the Central Noble Cougars by the score of 57 to 26. What may have been the most exciting high school football game in the entire state last Friday night saw East Noble's Tyler Housholder kick a 22 yard field as the clock clicked to zero to give the Knights a hard fought 17 to 14 victory over the Columbia City Eagles. The Knights' record now stands at 5 and 2 as they prepare to take on the New Haven Bulldogs this coming Friday night at East Noble. Another big day for area high school football teams is this coming Sunday night. That is when the sectional draw takes place and we will have all of the results next Monday morning right here on "The Hawk Sports Report". This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 


9/26/2011


Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. Friday night the sixth game of the high school football schedules were played which means we have only three games left until the sectional tournament begins. In area football action this past Friday night, Central Noble was beaten by Ft. Wayne Northrop by the score of 55 to 0 and West Noble lost to Churubusco by the score of 62 to 25. That means that both teams are still winless this season but that will change this coming Friday night. West Noble travels to Central Noble this coming Friday night to tangle with the Cougars so one of the teams will see their losing streak end. East Noble survived a night of fumbles to defeat Norwell by the score of 16 to 14 last Friday night. That improves the Knights record for the season to 4 and 2 as they prepare to travel to Columbia City this Friday night to take on the Eagles in a big NHC battle. The weather man was the big  winner in area sports action this past Saturday. The regional golf tournament was suspended by bad weather and will be finished today (Monday) if the weather man cooperates. The East Noble boys tennis invitational was also cut short by the weather on Saturday but enough matches were played to declare  Ft. Wayne Dwenger the invite champion with the DeKalb Barons claiming the runner-up award. The East Noble girls volleyball team defeated Homestead Thursday night in a NHC match and then came back on Saturday to finish third in the Homestead Invitational. Alison Lang and Brooke Riecke were the stars for the Knights on Saturday as East Noble continues to have a fine season. East Noble continues to improve in both boys and girls cross country. Tanner Bolen has been leading the way for the boys and Cheryl Morris has been leading the way for the girls. There will be plenty of sports action this week so get out and show our area high school athletes your support. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 


9-19-2011


Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. East Noble's football team now has a 3 and 2 record after a tough loss to Carroll last Friday night by the score of 21 to16. Central Noble and West Noble remain winless as the Cougars fell to Fremont by the score of 58 to 21 and the Chargers were upended by the undefeated Lakeland Lakers by the score of 45 to 20. Congratulations to the Westview Warriors girls' soccer team and the West Noble boys' soccer team as they claimed the NECC tournament championships this past Saturday. East Noble's girls volleyball team opened NHC Conference play this past Thursday with a big win over rival DeKalb. That improves the Knight's volleyball record to an outstanding 13 and 5 mark so far this season. The high school girls' golf sectionals were held this past Saturday and East Noble and DeKalb advanced to the regional round which will be played at Noble Hawk golf course this coming Saturday. East Noble finished second in their sectional which was held at Cobblestone golf course and DeKalb finished second in the Ft.Wayne sectional. The top three teams and the top three individuals advanced to the regional round. The talk around the State regarding girls' golf continues to be about East Noble's Katie Sharp. Katie, who finished second at the State meet last year as a sophomore, shot a seven under par 65 in sectional play to take medalist honors. That was 10 strokes better than the second place finisher. That is fantastic and Katie is focusing on playing well in the regional so she can advance to the State Finals again with a shot at being State Champion. Good luck Katie and all the teams and individuals that are still in the tournament. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports"

 


9-6-2011


Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week.  This past Friday night was unkind to the three    Noble County high school football teams. Homestead beat East Noble, Lakland upended Central Noble and Garrett got by West Noble in a thriller by the score of 20 to 19. East Noble will look to improve their season record to 3 and 1 this coming Friday night as the Knights travel to DeKalb to take on the Barons, a 40 to 14 loser to the New haven Bulldogs last Friday. In other Noble County football action this coming Friday night, Central Noble will host Prairie Heights and West Noble will travel to Fairfield to tangle with the Falcons. In boys prep soccer, the East Noble Knights improved their record to 4 and 3 with a big 8-0 win over Hamilton this past Saturday. East Noble soccer star, Clint Hoffar, scored three goals for the third straight match. I think his nickname must be "Beckam". All the other East Noble fall sports teams had the weekend off due to the Labor Day Holiday but this week all fall sports teams from every area high school will be in action. Check "The Hawk Sports" web site next week for all of the results and statistics of your favorite area high school sports teams. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 


8-29-2011


 
Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" for activities from this past week. The beat goes on for the East Noble football team as they crushed the Northridge Raiders this past Friday night by the score of 41 to 13. Nic Weimer was one of the shinning stars for the 2 and 0 Knights as he scored three touchdowns to lead the offense. The East Noble defense also was outstanding as they held Northridge to just 32 yards on the ground in 29 carries. Central Noble and West Noble weren't quite as lucky as the Cougars fell to Churubusco by the score of 60 to 6 and the Chargers were shut out by Eastside by the score of 25 to 0. In the grudge battle of DeKalb county teams this past Friday, the Garrett Railroaders defeated the DeKalb Barons by the score of 46 to 28. The East Noble volleyball team came in fourth in the tough Prairie Heights invitational this past Saturday but their record is still a very good 6 and 2 after the tournament.  The Prairie Heights spikers came in second in their invitational which was won by Elkhart Central.  The East Noble girls golf team defeated Goshen this past Friday and the Knight's girls' soccer team defeated West Noble by the score of 3 to 0 this past Saturday as well. The East Noble boys' tennis team and the boys' and girls' cross country teams were in action this past Saturday and even though none of the three teams came out on top the coaches were pleased with the continued improvement of their athletes. Action continues this week for all the fall sports teams and it would be great if you would go out and support these teams in person. The big football game this coming Friday night will find the Homestead Spartans coming to Kendallville to take on the Knights which could very well be for the conference championship. Game time is 7:00pm and if you are unable to attend the game you can catch all the action Friday on 95.5fm "The Hawk" and on the web beginning at 6:30pm. You can also hear the Central Noble football game on the web beginning at 7:15pm. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 


8/22/2011


 
Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. The area football teams finally got into action this past Friday night and there was definitely some hard hitting going on. East Noble pulled off the biggest upset in the area as the Knights surprised # 4 ranked Concord by the score of 13 to 7. The defense, which was a concern for East Noble last year, was steller and came up with big play after big play. The defense recovered two fumbles and defensive back, Brandon Mable, came up with a great interception on a Concord pass attempt into the end zone with under two minutes remaining in the contest. That sealed the deal for the Knights and "The Fat Lady" started to sing. In other area games, Central Noble fell to Fairfield by the score of 35 to 7, Angola beat West Noble by the score of 34 to 18 and DeKalb was stomped by Mishawaka Marion 45 to 14. The Garrett Railroaders, however, defeated the Eastside Blazers by the score of 48 to 20. In girls golf action this past week, East Noble's Katie Sharp shot a career best five under par 31 in helping the Knights defeat the DeKalb Lady Barons. How does she keep doing that? The East Noble girls soccer team got their season off on the right foot with a big 10 to 1 thrashing of the Angola Lady Hornets. The Knights boys tennis team opened their season as well this past week and lost a heartbreaker to the Lakeland Lakers by the score of 3 to 2. The East Noble girls volleyball team, led by senior Casey Allen's eight kills and four blocks, defeated the always tough Angola volleyball squad by a sweep of three games to none. Earlier in the week the Knight volleyballers defeated West Noble by the same score of 3 to nothing. The East Noble volleyball team looks to improve their record to 3 and 0 tonight as they host North Side in their first home game tonight at "The Big Blue Pit". Get out and see all of the fall sports action as there is nothing better than watching high school kids play their hearts out for the pure enjoyment of the game. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".



 
8/15/2011


 Welcome to the Hawk Sports Report about area sports this past week. The girls golf teams are still the only high school teams that have started their seasons but this week action in all fall sports begins in a flury. In East Noble girl's golf, Katie Sharp continues to shine as she shot a season's best 33 this past week. That young lady is just awesome !!! This past Friday area football teams were allowed to have controlled scrimmages in order to prepare for the opening of the football season this coming Friday. East Noble scrimmaged Ft. Wayne Concordia and Central Noble scrimmaged Woodlan. East Noble Head Coach Chris DePew and Central Noble's Head Coach Brandon Bitting were both excited with the results of the scrimmage and are looking forward to the real thing this Friday. East Noble hosts # 3 ranked Concord and Central Noble will host Fairfield. You can hear the East Noble game live on 95.5fm and you can go to "The Hawk"website to catch all of the Central Noble live action. Next Monday morning our sports report will be full of area results so don't you miss it. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 


8/8/2011


 
Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. All of the fall sports teams have been practicing hard in order to open their seasons this coming week with two exceptions. The area football teams will be the last fall sports teams to open their seasons as the football schedule shows Friday, August 19th as opening night for the men of the gridiron in the State of Indiana. The other exception is girls golf as the area teams opened play this past week. East Noble's Katie Sharp, who was the IHSAA state runner-up last fall, has stormed off to a torrid start. Katie and her golf teammates have played three matches thus far and Katie Sharp has been medalist in all three matches. She shot a 67, which is four under par, in both of her eighteen hole invitational matches and shot a two under par 34 in a nine hole match last Wednesday. East Noble girls golf coach, Dick Bentz, said "Katie has the right mind set and a golfers mentality which keeps her calm all the time". If Katie continues her fantastic play, she is certainly a contender for the IHSAA state championship come the end of September. Continued good luck to Katie and all of the area golf teams. Next week at this time I will be talking about all kind of fall sports action so don't forget to tune in to "The Hawk Sports Report" next Monday morning. You can also get all of the area sports results on the web at  955fmthehawk.com  - then click on Sports Talk with Fred Inniger. Until next week, this is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 


8/1/2011


 
Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" for this past weekend. The high school summer workouts are over and now the fall sport season has officially arrived. All fall sports teams can officially begin practicing August 1st except for girl's golf which started their practices last Friday. Also, the area girl's golf teams will be the first squads to begin playing matches with East Noble's golf team playing tonight already at the Homestead invitational. A new season brings hope and excitement to everyone but East Noble's head golf coach, Dick Bentz, has high expections with last year's state runner-up, Katie Sharp, returning and she is just a junior. The East Noble golf invitational will be held this Saturday at Noble Hawk beginning at 9:00am. Every year this event attracts the state's best golf teams and players. Go out and see this great event. The other fall sports teams which include girls and boys soccer, girls and boys cross-country, girls volleyball, boys tennis and boys football will begin their seasons in a week or so. Listen to the "Hawk Sports Report" every Monday morning for the latest in high school sports results. This is Fred Inniger reporting for 95.5fm "The Hawk".
 

 

7/25/2011


 
Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. The All-Area Softball and Baseball teams were announced this past weekend. Congratulations to East Noble's Natalie Kovets and Lakewood Park's Carly Heibel for being named Co-Preps-Of-The-Year in girls' softball. Kovets went 17-2 with an 1.31 ERA on the mound for the Knights and Heibel made the All-State team and was named to the Indiana North-South All-Star Team. David Carnahan of Lakewood Park was named the area's Coach-Of-The-Year as he led his Panthers to a State Runner-Up performance. East Noble was well represented on the area's first team with Lauren Fulk, Rachel Fulk, Brooke Taylor, Rebecca Williams and Mackenzie Williams making the honor squad. In baseball, the DeKalb Barons took the honors for both the top player and coach in the area this past season. DeKalb shortstop, Jared Forrest, was named the Prep-Of-The-Year and Baron coach, Chris Rhodes, was the named the area's Coach-Of-The-Year. DeKalb ended the season with a 24 and 5 record and was ranked number 4 in the class 4A State rankings. East Noble's Trevor Yates and Matt Patton, Central Noble's Nick McCoy and Brice Vance and West Noble's Dirk Ormsby made the area's first team. Congratulations to all the award winners. The fall sports season is upon us so get ready for the 2011-2012 high school sports seasons to begin. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

 


7/18/2011
Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. The All-Area Boys and Girls Track Teams were announced this past week headlining the local sports news. The area "Girls Prep-Of-The-Year" was no surprise as Westview's Skyler Carpenter won the award for the third straight year. Carpenter enjoyed one of the finest seasons ever from an area prep athlete with three state championships June 4th at Bloomington. She repeated as 300-meter low hurdle state champion by finishing in a new state meet record time of 42.03 seconds. She also won the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump at the state meet to bring home an incredible three blue ribbons. The area Coach-Of-The-Year award went to Westview's Head Girl's Coach, Jon Cook. Cook led the Warriors to a third- place finish in the state meet this past year just four points behind the state champion. The Boys Prep-Of-The-Year was East Noble's Nathan Mueller. Nathan found the perfect way to cap an incredible career at East Noble by winning the 300-meter hurdles at the state meet this year. He was also fifth in the high hurdles at the state meet this year and made it to the state championships four straight years. Nathan Brown of East Noble was named the area's first team as he won the conference and sectional championships in the high jump and won the conference long jump. East Noble's Gary Ort and Lakeland's Joe Schick were named Co-Coaches Of-The-Year. Coach Ort led East Noble to it's 12th straight sectional championship and Coach Schick turned the Lakeland track program around the past several years making Lakeland one of the area's most respected boys track programs. Congratulations to all of the winners. Next week we will salute the area's boys baseball and girl's softball All-Area teams so don't you miss the excitement a week from today. This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".


7/11/2011

Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past week. With all local sports taking a short summer vacation, the next several weeks we will be honoring the Spring Sports All-Area teams.This week we are honoring the All-Area Boys Golf and Girls Tennis teams. Michael Sharp, the fabulous East Noble freshman, was named the high school golf Prep-of-the-Year. He won the sectional championship with an 18 hole score of 69 and chipped and putted his way to the State Championships where he placed fifth. I would say that is pretty good for a freshman. Joining Michael on the All-Area team were two of his East Noble teammates. Sophomore Trevor Molen and freshman Andy Kretler made the honor team with DeKalb's Jim Finchum being named Coach-of-the-Year. DeKalb high school took the top honors in the Tennis All-Area awards with senior Lexie Buchs being named Tennis Prep-of-the-Year and DeKalb coach, Barb O'Neal, being named Coach-of-the-Year. East Noble was represented on the All-Area team by both of their doubles team members. Number one doubles team members, seniors Marissa Van Camp and Gabby Van camp, and the number two doubles team members, seniors Brittney Blazek and Chelsea Miller, made the honor squad as all four young ladies played solid tennis all year. Congratulations to all of the area winners. Next week we will honor the All-Area Boys and Girls Track stars and in two weeks we will be honoring the Area's best Baseball and Softball stars.  This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".


7/5/2011

Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" from this past weekend. The Kendallville
Youth Baseball League finished their summer baseball play by crowning champions
in both the Minor and Major Leagues. The Mclaughin Services Royals won the Minor
League Championship in the Kendallville Youth Baseball League last Thursday by
defeating the Noble County Disposal Braves in the championship game by the score
of 6 to 5. Brayden Risedorph was one of the star pitchers for the Royals but
received alot of help from his teammates Ritchie, Sillaway, Nickles, Ogle,
Griggs, Williams, the Owens brothers, Freeze and Garcia. The Major League
Champions, coached by Mike Axel, were the AMI Investment Management Giants. Joe
Allen pitched 3 innings of no-hit baseball and Ben Axel followed up with two
no-hit innings to lead the Giants to an impressive 17 to 1 win over the Stewart,
Brimner, Peters and Lear Rays. The Giants pounded out 11 hits in the title game
and won going away. Dylan Carpenter and Jacob Shirk led the hit parade with each
adding two key hits and four RBI's. Joe Allen added a double and a triple and
Cierra Miller chipped in with two timely hits and an RBI. Donald Miller drove
home three runs with a hard hit home run that still may be going out there
somewhere. Ben Axel slugged an RBI double and Tanner Stacy added a two RBI
single. Colby Cook, Kyle Ramsay, Chandler Eggering and Jordan Schumm turned in
several outstanding defensive plays in an error-free defensive game for the
Giants. For the Rays, Kaiden Harshberger and Logan Stephens chipped in with hits
as Drew Devers, Haiden Harshberger and Damian Bowker handled the pitching
duties. Congratulations to all the youth baseball league teams as well to the
champions for a great summer of baseball. This is Fred Inniger reporting for
"The Hawk Sports".



6/27/2011

Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" for the week ending June 25th. With the area
high school teams on vacation for the next month or so the only action on the
local front is happening on the area youth ball
diamonds. The youth softball and baseball leagues are in the middle of their
tournament play with champions hoping to be crowned this coming weekend if the
weather cooperates. In one of the most exciting youth baseball games this past
week, Joe Allen singled with two outs to drive in Tanner Stacy with the game
winning run in the AMI Investment Giants 10-9 extra innings win over the
Northern Exteriors Red Sox. For the Giants, Allen also had a two-RBI triple in
the game. Tanner Stacy also had two hits including an RBI double and Ben Axel
added a two out RBI single. Ben Axel and Dylan Carpenterter each pitched three
solid innings for the Giants. Nick Alwine, Jordan VanWagner, Drew Herendeen and
Griffin Gust chipped in with hits for the Red Sox. Nick Alwine, Dane Hile and
Jordan VanWagner shared the pitching duties for the Red Sox. Catch all the
exciting tournament action this coming week and support all the young kids as
they finish a very successful summer season. Local NBA fans were interested in
the NBA draft this past week which found the Purdue University duo of Jawaun
Johnson and Etwaun Moore both being drafted by the Boston Celtics. Part of the
drama during the NBA draft found former East Noble standout, Brad Miller, being
traded by the Houston Rockets to the Minnesota Timberwolves who were in dire
need of a quality center. Good luck Brad with your new team and I hope you
didn't throw away your winter coats. Until next week, this is Fred Inniger
reporting for "The Hawk Sports".




6/20/2011

Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" for the week ending June 18th. The high
school sports seasons have come to an end with golfer, Michael Sharp, making the
last local noise. Michael competed in the two day IHSSA State Golf Championships
this past Wednesday and Thursday and came away with a fantastic 5th place finish
in the entire State. Michael shot a four under par 68 the first day which was
good for third place after day one and played well on day two to finish fifth
overall. Michael Sharp is a freshman and has set a goal of winning the Golf
State Championship next year. Congratulations and good luck next year. The high
school sports teams will take several weeks to rest and relax but it won't be
long until conditioning will begin for the fall sports teams. Football,
volleyball, boys tennis, girls golf, boys and girls soccer and boys and girls
cross country will begin play the middle of August. All the coaches have high
expectations for the coming season as several key athletes are returning in each
of the sports. Listen to Thursday night "Sports Talk" on "The Hawk" to hear when
the high school sports report begins once again. Be carefull as it is OK to be a
firecracker but don't get burned by one. Have a safe summer. This is Fred
Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

6/13/2011
Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" for the week ending June 12th. High School
sports are at an end with East Noble golfer, freshman sensation Michael Sharp,
the lone area athlete still in action this spring. Michael came in third in the
golf regional this past week thus he will participate in the State Finals later
this week. Good luck Michael. The State Track Meet was held last week but this
past Saturday the top seniors from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan competed in a
Tri-State meet called "The Midwest Meet of Champions". East Noble's Nathan
Mueller participated in the meet and came in third in the 300 meter hurdles.
Nathan was the Indiana State Champion in the 300 meter hurdles and missed first
place in the Tri-State meet by just two hundredths of a second. Local youth
softball and baseball leagues are quickly coming to a close in this area and
team standings are not kept during the regular season. However, there will be
tournaments in both sports in two weeks to determine team champions. We will
follow all the action so keep checking "The Hawk Sports Talk" web site at:
955fmthehawk.com and click on the Fred's Sport Talk icon for all the results
and a listing of the key players and outstanding plays by the future
Knight athletes. This is Fred Inniger reporting for 95.5fm "The Hawk" sports


6/5/2011

Welcome to "The Hawk" Sports Report for the week ending June 4th. IHSAA Track
and Field Championships took center stage this past weekend with the boys golf
sectionals being played as well. "Oh, What a Knight" as the song goes, for East
Noble senior Nathan Mueller. Nathan won the State 300 meter hurdles with a
fantastic time of 38.24 seconds and was 5th in the 110 meter high hurdles to
bring home medals in both events. Mueller will be attending Wabash College this
fall to play football and run track for the "Little Giants". I'm sure his
college coaches can't wait for his arrival. The only other area athlete to
place in the boys State meet was John Jones of The Howe School with a second
place finish in the shotput and a fourth place finish in the discus.
Congratulations Nathan and John. In the girls State meet held on Saturday, the
Westview Lady Warriors and Skyler Carpenter were the talk of the State. Junior
Skyler Carpenter won three individual events and her teammate Mandy Jones
finished second in the long jump to give Westview 38 points which was good for a
third place finish in the entire State. Ft. Wayne Northrop and Lawrence Noth
tied for the team championship with 42 points just four points ahead of
Westview. However, Skyler Carpenter was definitely the star as she won the 300
meter hurdles in a State record time of 42.03 seconds and came in first in both
the 100 meter hurdles and the long jump as well. Congratulations to Skyler and
Mandy. In the East Noble boys golf sectional held this past Saturday, Homestead
drove away with the first place team honor but East Noble's freshman golf
sensation, Michael Sharp, was the medalist with a three under par score of 69.
East Noble finished fourth in the meet but Michael will advance to next week's
regional. Good luck Michael. Wow !!! What a Spring sports season East Noble just
completed. Championship after Championship. Happy days are here again !!! This
is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk" sports.




6/1/2011

The storybook season of the East Noble girls' softball team came to an end
Tuesday night when they were defeated in the 4A softball regional by the
Huntington North Lady Vikings. The Knights jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top
of the first inning but could muster only one hit the rest of the contest and
fell by the score of 7 to 2. East Noble finished the season with a 23 and 6
record winning both the NHC Championship and the Sectional Championship. It had
been 10 years since East Noble last won a sectional championship and it was 1990
when the softball Knights won their last conference championship. There were
five seniors that led the way this year and they will be greatly missed next
year.They are Natalie Kovets, Brooke Taylor, Lauren Fulk, Rachel Fulk, and
Rebecca Williams. Thanks ladies for the great memories. In 2A regional softball
play, the ladies from Jimtown defeated the Prairie Heights Lady Panthers by the
score of 7 to 4. This coming weekend is the IHSAA State Boys and Girls Track and
Field Championships. The boys golf sectionals are also this weekend so check
this web site this weekend for all of the results. This is Fred Inniger
reporting for "The Hawk Sports".

Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report" for the week ending May 28th. What a Spring
for East Noble sports. This past Saturday the East Noble girls' softball team
scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the DeKalb Lady Barons by
the score of 3 to 2 to claim the school's sixth sectional softball title. That
was the third sectional championship this Spring for East Noble as the boys'
track and the girls' tennis teams claimed sectional titles earlier this week.
Senior pitcher, Natalie Kovets, was again stellar on the mound but was a hitting
star as well. Natalie hit a shot to right field in the bottom of the seventh
inning to drive Rachel Fulk home with the winning run. Now it is on to the
regionals on Tuesday night. East Noble plays Huntington North at Huntington at
7:00pm for a chance to advance to the semi-state. Good luck ladies. The East
Noble boys participated in the track regionals at Fort Wayne on Friday night.
East Noble's Nathan Mueller will be headed to the IHSAA Track and Field State
Finals in two events this coming weekend. Nathan won the 110 meter hurdles in
14.29 seconds and came in second in the 300 meter hurdles. The top four
finishers in each event advance to to State meet. The East Noble baseball team
fell to the Carroll Chargers in Friday nights' sectional action by the score of
6 to 1. East Noble finished the season with a very respectable 16 - 12 record.
The East Noble boys golf team, led by freshman sensation Michael Sharp, will
enter sectional play this coming weekend hoping to advance to the golf
regionals. The top three teams and top three individuals advance to the next
round of play. Oh by the way, WAWK's Dale Christopher, the area's number one
morning D J with over 80% of the listening audience, has NOT been working with
the East Noble golfers so the Knights' chances of advancing to the regional look
pretty good !!! This is Fred Inniger for "The Hawk" sports.



High school girls tennis and high school boys golf captured the headlines in the
local sports scene this past weekend. "WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS" is the cry that you
are hearing from the East Noble girls tennis team. The Westview girls have
controlled the East Noble tennis sectional the past several years but not this
year. The Lady Knights won by the score of 3 to 2 and it came in thrilling
fashon. The championship came down to the match between the number 2 singles
players, East Noble's senior Carrie Scheiber and Westview's Stephanie Hostetler.
Carrie Scheiber won the match by the score of 6-2 and 6-2 to seal the deal for
East Noble. Now it is on to the regional for the East Noble netters. The NHC and
the NECC conferences held their boys golf conference tournaments this past
weekend. The DeKalb Barons captured the NHC title by beating runner-up Homestead
by two strokes. East Noble, who finished seventh, was led by freshman Michael
Sharp who carded an eighteen hole score of 84. Fairfield came away with the NECC
boys golf title followed by Lakeland and Fremont. The area boys golf teams are
now focusing on next weekend's sectional action. "The Hawk's" Dale Christopher,
the number one morning D J in Northeastern Indiana with over 80 percent of the
listening audance, played in a nine hole golf scramble last summer. He was
a outstanding high school athlete so great things were expected from him. As the
individuals were finishing their rounds and reporting their scores of
42,47,50,etc. in the clubhouse, Dale appears and reports a score of 86. The golf
course pro said "sir, you were suppose to play only nine holes". Dale's response
was, "I did" !!! This is Fred Inniger reporting for "The Hawk Sports".



5/20/2011
Welcome to "the Hawk Sports Report". Thursday night, May 19th, was boys track
sectional night in the State of Indiana.One of the sectionals was held at the
East Noble track complex and the Knights of East Noble won the sectional for the
12th time in the last 13 seasons. I think you call that tradition !!! East
Noble scored 121 points to lead the field and had four first place finishes to
pace their cause. Nathan Mueller set a record in winning the 110 meter low
hurdles and Nathan Brown took first place in the high jump. The 4 x 400 relay
team and the 4 x 100 relay team claimed the other first place ribbons for the
Knights. Balance in the other events was a big key for the Knights. The only
sad note for East Noble was the loss of Jordan Gater who re-injured a hamstring
during the 200 meter time trials and was unable to run in any of the events.
Jordan was a double sectional winner last year as well as the regional champion
in the 200 meter race. He placed well in the State meet last year and had hopes
of becoming a State champion this year. Second place team honors went to
Lakeland with the Prairie Heights Panthers claiming third place. In sectional
tennis play last Wednesday, the East Noble Lady Knights defeated Howe and West
Noble defeated Lakeland. The semi-finals are slated to be played today with the
championship match scheduled to take place at 10:00am on Saturday morning at the
East Noble tennis complex. Good luck to all the area athletes that are still in
the State competition. This is Fred Inniger for "The Hawk" sports.



5/18/2011
Welcome to "The Hawk Sports Report". This is a busy time for Spring sports as
sectionals in all sports have started or will start shortly. The East Noble
girls' tennis team finished a successful tennis season with a nine and six
record. Now it is sectional time and East Noble opens play today against the
girls from Howe. Lakeland faces West Noble in the other match today in games
played at the East Noble tennis complex. Good luck to all the ladies swinging
the rackets. WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS !!! That is what the East Noble softball team
is singing as they defeated Belmont on Monday to win the NHC Conference Title
outright. This is the first conference softball championship since 1990.
Congratulations ladies and good luck in the upcoming sectional. Tuesday night
saw action throughout the State of Indiana in girls sectional track. At Angola,
the DeKalb Lady Barons claimed the team championship with 130 points. Westview
was second with 112 points and East Noble took third place honors with 90
points. The star, as expected, was Westview's Skyler Carpenter who won the long
jump,the 100 meter high hurdles, the 300 meter low hurdles as well running a leg
on the winning 4 x 100 relay team. Skyler is the defending State Champion in the
300 meter hurdles and hopes to be a repeat winner as well as adding additional
championships to her resume !!! Good luck to Skyler and all of the athletes
advancing to the Fort Wayne Regional. Continue to check this sports website for
updates on all the area high school sports action. This is Fred Inniger for "The
Hawk Sports".