Meet one of the best Cheering Sections in the State of Indiana: The Jungle
St. Francis Prepares for Defending Champion Vikings
Fort Wayne has some of the Best Fan Sections in the State, and every week WFFT has been looking for Cheering Sections that can match or beat out other Fan Sections in Fort Wayne. The Saintuary (Bishop Dwenger) caught our eye by being one of the Biggest, most organized groups we've seen so far. Their enthusiasm led us to do a special feature on the Fan Section and challenge other Schools in the Area to meet or beat their School Spirit.
Post Game wrap up from USF's Route of Missouri Baptist. Hear from Coach Kevin Donley and Antoine Campbell
Hear from the Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Eifert about the Upcoming game.
Hear from the team about the Big Weekend.
Feature story on Ben Skowronek and Logan Ormsby, The Quarterback / Wide Receiver Tandem out of Homestead.
Last Years Student Section of the Season was The Neon Nation of Carroll. WFFT is Challenging Student Sections from around the area to compete for the Top Spot this season. See video for feature on Neon Nation
Cougars of St. Francis Gear up for Saturday Scrimmage. See Video to hear from Coaches and Players
Josh Miller, the former Quarterback for The Saint Francis Cougars, finds a new role with the team. See video for his story.
Manchester University held its annual Fall Sports Media Day. Watch Video for all the latest from Manchester Sports
Kyle Loyd takes his turn on the WFFT Hot Seat
On the final day of Colts Camp in Anderson, Quarterback Andrew Luck talks to WFFT about Pep Hamilton’s Playbook and the progress of the team. Chandler Harnish, NT Brandon McKinney, DE Jonathan Newsome all talk about what’s next for the team.
Antoine Campbell spent the majority of last season watching his team from the sidelines after an A.C.L. Injury cut his season short. In just two games, Campbell was leading the nation in rushing yards and had racked up six touchdowns, it was in the third game of the season that everything changed. After receiving the news that he would need season ending knee surgery, Campbell got right to work. He began rehab, and asked Head Coach Kevin Donley what he could do, to continue to help the team. Donley allowed him to help coach the Running Backs, and it was then that Campbell feels he learned an entirely different aspect of the game, that will help him on the field this season. See video to hear from Campbell talk about his road to recovery.
Head Couch Doug Dinan led his team in to battle against Ryan Halls Northside Redskins for a scrimmage to kick off Football Friday. See Video for Great Highlights from Both Teams.
The Panthers take on The Spartans early Friday Evening to Kick off the start of Football Friday. See Video for Great Highlights from Both Teams.
The Knights take on the Saints on a Sunny Friday afternoon to Kick off the start of Football Friday. See Video for Great Highlights from Both Teams.
We finally have a name for the new high school conference that's forming in Northeast Indiana starting in 2015.
High School Football Season is gearing up with practice starting for the majority of our area teams.
A 52 year tradition occurred once again as the City Swim Meet hosted at South Side's natatorium finished up.
Concordia's David Morrison and New Haven's Jordan Hogue discuss their transition to Ball State.
Tyler Eifert got his start at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He then accepted an offer to play for The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, were he worked his way to the top Spot. After helping to lead his team to a BCS National Championship Game, he declared for the draft and was taken 21st overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. Watch video to hear Eifert tell his story.
The Ball State Cardinals headed up to Detroit this week for MAC Media Day.
Some local future tennis stars had a couple big days this weekend as the Wildwood Racquet Club here in Fort Wayne hosted the Wildwood Junior Open at the Jimmy Clark Community Tennis Center.
The Indianapolis Colts reported to Training Camp Early Tuesday Morning. 90 guys in total all checking in, running through conditioning tests and gearing up for the grueling three weeks of training camp that starts Wednesday Afternoon.
The Northrop Bruins are training hard for a new start under first year Head Coach Jason Doerffler. See Video for Story.
Head Coach Chad Zolman and Company turned in an unusual 5-5 season, something the team is working hard to improve next season. See Video for full story.
Northside High School played host to Fort Waynes annual Media Day. Athletes and Coaches talked to WFFT about their off-season, upcoming season and the best part about Football Friday. See Video.
The AYBT is in town bringing hundreds of Youth Basketball Teams to the Summit City to Compete for a Championship Title. Tournament Director Jim Goorman talks about the goals of the Program with WFFT Local Sports.
Soccer Super Star DaMarcus Beasley founded the Beasley National Soccer School that holds Camps in Indiana and all around the Region. Beasley talks to WFFT about the School Courtesy: DaMarcus Beasley "It’s not often that someone is able to fulfill their lifelong dream and then return back to their roots! The exprience I have received through my League play in Europe and international play in 2 world cups during qualifying games or friendlies is invaluable. I feel that it is my destiny to share my unique experiences and help develop today’s player. It is humbling and gratifying to have the opportunity to share this with my native Fort Wayne community!" I hope you can join me this summer at one of my BNSS camp locations! --DaMarcus Beasley Native of Fort Wayne Indiana World Cup player PUEBLA FC MEXICO FIRST DIVISION http://beasleynationalsoccerschool.com/
The Fort Wayne Native was honored by Mayor Tom Henry on Friday when the Mayor read a Proclamation dedicating July 18, 2014 as DaMarcus Beasley Day. Beasley is the First American to Appear in four World Cups, and helped his team advance to the Round of 16 after surviving the ‘Group of Death.’ Beasley happy to be back in the Summit City, talks to WFFT about what the honor means to him.
Kaleigh Schrock re-signed with The Komets for another year. The Hockey Pro Stopped by the WFFT Studio on The Fourth of July to talk about it.
Former Fort Wayne Komet Colin Chaulk founded the Hockey House. A program that teaches the youth how to play hockey through private lessons and Camps. WFFT took a trip to Canlan Ice Arena to check in on the Camp, and talked to quite a few little athletes about their Coach, and their Camp.
Each week WFFT features a player on The TinCaps Roster, this week we put Pitcher Nick Mutz on The Hot Seat.
Auston Robertson just started playing on the Defensive Side of the Ball this summer, but he's already generated interest from many colleges including Notre Dame. Auston visits The WFFT Studio's to talk about his offer.
Former TinCaps Pitching Ace Tyron Guerrero takes his turn on The Hot Seat.
Recently, Pitching Ace Tyron Guerrero was promoted to Advanced A-Lake Elsinore, but before he left, WFFT Local caught up with Guerrero for an up close and personal interview. See Video.
After a hard day at practice, Head Coach Pete Lembo surprised his team with new uniforms. See video for uniforms and player reaction.
Star Wide Receiver out of Luers Austin Mack visits the WFFT Local Studio to talk about his recent offer from Notre Dame, and how the recruiting process has been going as he heads into his Junior Year in Highschool. See Video for Full Interview.
Recently promoted TinCaps Out Fielder Mallex Smith sat down with WFFT before his Mid Season Trip to Advanced A-Elsinore to talk about his personal story.
The former Boilermaker point guard has led Purdue to two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances and seven appearances in her last eight seasons as the head coach at Purdue. She visited Fort Wayne as part of the Purdue Coaches Caravan and talked to WFFT about how adversity has effected her team and how she plans on continuing to be successful in the future. See Video for Interview.
Matt Painter, Head Basketball Coach for Purdue has experienced a great deal of success during his tenure with the program, but these last couple of seasons have presented a few challenges.
Purdue's Head Football Coach Darrell Hazell was in Fort Wayne as part of the Purdue Coaches Caravan and spoke with WFFT Local about the upcoming season.
The Ball State Cardinals broke ground on the new Football Complex as part of the $20 million Cardinal Campaign. Hear from Head Coach Pete Lembo about what it means to the Program. Video and Article Courtesy: Joel Godett - Ball State Athletics
The TinCaps John Nolan talks about the First half of the Season, The Tincaps All Star Selections and playoffs.
Mallex Smith, The Leader in Stolen Bases and the Recent All Star Selection is put on The Hot Seat.
The Leo Lady Lions, is Northeast Indiana's only shot at a state title in softball.
The TinCaps are putting on a contest where one lucky fan will actually have the chance to design a jersey that Caps will wear for one game this season.
The Bishop Dwenger Saints are Northeast Indiana's last great hope at a state title on the baseball diamond.
Caleb Kimmel is looking to upgrade the facilities at the World Baseball Academy but needs to raise $6 Million to do it. WBA is not only a place to play baseball but an outlet where the youth can be mentored and encouraged to become Leaders and Positive Role Models.
The Spartans basketball teams kicked off the season with Homestead Hysteria on Friday night. Check out the video for highlights from the event!
There are still four area teams that are in the running to earn a State Championship Title. Bishop Luers, Snider, Northridge and South Adams all have games this week, and are hoping to earn their spot at Lucas Oil for the Title Game. Watch video to hear from the teams.
The Komets come back to The Summit City with a 4-2 Record after playing in a six game road stretch. The team is happy with their performance but say there's always room for improvement.
Mad Ants welcome a pair of N.B.A.'ers to The Team
High School Hockey: Week 9 of Season Homestead Vs. Leo Bruins vs Carroll Summit City vs Dwenger
Mad Ants preparing to meet former Team Member Peyton Siva. Erie also has Seth Curry on the Team which presents a huge offensive problem for the Ants.
I.P.F.W. Women's Basketball Crushes Grace
The Mad Ants have started the season with a strong defensive showing, holding their opponents to 77 and 81 points in back to back games. The team says its focusing on their offense moving forward.
Jordan Lentz: Signs with Oakland University
Christian Watford returned to the Hoosier state this weekend to play the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The former IU basketball star is currently a member of the Maine Red Claws. Check out the video to hear from him and see highlights of the game!
The Bishop Luers Knights incredible turnaround season will continue at least one more week after the team rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Yorktown Tigers 26-25. Check out the video for highlights from the game!
The Northridge Raiders scored 17 unanswered points to beat the Norwell Knights 17-10 to win the Regional Championship. Check out the video for highlights!
For 80 seasons, Traders Point Hunt in Zionsville, Indiana has been hosting Foxless Fox Hunts. Check out the video for the story!
The Mad Ants final roster is set, and they are ready to head into opening night and give the home crowd a victory. Coach Conner Henry and C.J. Fair talk about what they see in their team so far.
The Komets are three games into a six game road stretch and have yet to lose a single game on the road. The team is playing like they've been together for years, and is looking to close out the road swing on a positive note.
The TinCaps Head Groundskeeper was honored on Thursday with Turf Manager of the Year honors for the second straight year.
The Bears are looking to recover after the disappointing loss to Green Bay. Even though there are numerous areas where they can improve, the team say's they know what they need to do to win on Sunday.
Northeast Indiana has four teams from the area heading into Regionals to battle for a Title, and earn the chance to advance in The State Tournament. See video for previews and interviews.
The St. Francis Cougars are riding a four game win streak and hope to earn their share of the conference title with a win against Marian in the Final Game of the Regular Season.
Indiana Tech earns 1st win of the Season
National Signing Day: Many sign in The Summit City
Komets Fly past K-Wings in Mid-Week Match-up
TinCaps earn Team of the Year Award
Concordia Celebrates State Champion Volleyball Team
Austin Hatch Scores first point as a Wolverine
Komets Mitchell Heard earns ECHL Player of the Week
The Mad Ants Mascot will be at the Coliseum all week 'Camping Out' in an effort to pack the house opening night for the team.
The Concordia Cadets earned the Class 3A State Championship in straight sets (25-21, 25-22, 25-16) on Saturday. Check out the video for highlights and interviews!
The Concordia Cadets will play the Northview Knights in the State Championship. Check out the video for a preview of the match!
The Mad Ants hosted Media Day on Friday. Check out the video to hear what the guys are saying about training camp thus far and their first scrimmage of the season!
The Snider Panthers defeated the Wayne Generals 24-13 to earn the sectional crown. Check out the video for highlights from the game!
The Knights dismantle the Eagles 35-7 to advance. They will host Northridge next week for Regionals!
Bishop Luers defeated Garrett 54-6. They will host Yorktown (11-1) in Regionals next week!
Northridge beat Leo 9-7 to win its first ever Sectional in school history. They advance to play Norwell in Regionals!
South Adams beat Southern Wells 31-14 to win a 1A Sectional title. They will play Tri-Central next week for the regional!
Two of the Best Teams in the SAC will go head to head Friday Night to earn themselves a Sectional Title and a chance to advance to regionals. See video for Preview from both teams.
A Red Hot Saint Francis Football Team is looking to earn their fourth straight win in their Home Finale this weekend against In-State Rival Taylor University.
The Chicago Bears defense got sliced up in the last meeting with the Green Bay Packers, thanks to Aaron Rodgers four touchdown game. After a little rest during the Bye week Chicago is hoping to win on the road this Sunday.
Leo Grad Madi Oyer earned All-MAC honors for the second straight season.
The 1-1 Lady Cougars of St. Francis take part in their home opener against the Golden Eagles.
The Fort Wayne Komets are off to a hot start, 6-1 on the season but Coach Gary Graham would still like to improve. His goal is to tighten up play in the third period of their games.
Head Coach Conner Henry attributes last years success to the teams core group of guys that created a culture with in the squad. He feel that in order for this years Ants group to be successful, they must have the same type of chemistry on and off the court.
Pete Lembo and Company are ready for the Big Stage and BSU is offering a great promotion night for their fans.
The basketball season has begun, and USF welcomes Indiana Tech to the Hutzell center for the MBB Home Opener.
The Defending Champion Mad Ants take part in their first two a day in Training Camp.
The Komets are back out on the ice preparing for their six game road stretch. Fort Wayne jumped out to a 6-1 start and are enjoying their early season success.
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are set to start Training Camp, and will start the season with only two returning players. After the Saturday Draft, The Mad Ants have 17 names on the Training Camp Roster.
High School Basketball about to start, hear from Churubusco, East side, South Side, Homestead, Newhaven, Northside, and Columbia City.
Meet one of the best Cheering Sections in the State of Indiana: The Jungle
Nash Zelt is a senior runner at Homestead High School. During his first two seasons on the cross country team, Nash ran with a partner at every practice and every race. Flash forward two years and Nash competes alone and is the inspiration for the Spartans. Nash Zelt is proof that a stopwatch cannot define a champion.