Year: 2021

Local middle schooler Ethan Gorny makes ESPN’s Sportscenter Top-10

For most young athletes, going to sleep means dreaming of a day they might appear on Sportscenter’s Top-10. 

But for local middle school basketball player Ethan Gorny, on Monday night that dream became a reality. 

With the clock ticking down near the end of The Oaks Academy’s middle school basketball game against Orchard, Gorny drove to his right. However, he lost his handle deep on the right wing, and with a defender in his face, tossed a desperate heave to beat the buzzer. 

He nailed it — a perfect swish. 

More:Indy-area High School Basketball Roundup, December 10

Gorny didn’t seem to believe it himself, turning to the crowd with a shocked look on his face and then shrugging before jogging back down the court while the fans erupted in cheers. 

The fans weren’t the only ones amazed. That night, Gorny’s buzzer beater was picked up by ESPN, who made

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Rockford sophomore’s game-winner makes ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Day

Rockford sophomore Andrew Landis had trouble sleeping Tuesday night.

Who could blame him? It’s not every night your game-winning shot makes ESPN’s SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Day.

Landis buried a halfcourt shot as time expired in overtime, giving Rockford a 54-51 victory over Grand Rapids Union at home. ESPN ranked Landis’ buzzer beater No. 2 overall.

“I was trying to go to sleep last night, but the adrenalin was pumping,” Landis said. “So I checked my phone in the middle of the night, and people on Instagram and Snap Chat were saying ‘You’re on SportsCenter.’ I saw it on video and then I watched it on ESPN when I got up in the morning.

“Everyone wants to be on SportsCenter’s Top 10. That’s when it hit me.”

Check out the winning basket in the video provided by Amanda Currie:

Landis made national television just three games

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Local middle schooler Ethan Gorny makes ESPN’s Sportscenter Top-10 with buzzer beater

For most young athletes, going to sleep means dreaming of a day they might appear on Sportscenter’s Top-10.

But for local middle school basketball player Ethan Gorny, on Monday night that dream became a reality.

With the clock ticking down near the end of The Oaks Academy’s middle school basketball game against Orchard, Gorny drove to his right. However, he lost his handle deep on the right wing, and with a defender in his face, tossed a desperate heave to beat the buzzer.

He nailed it — a perfect swish.

More: Indy-area High School Basketball Roundup, December 10

Gorny didn’t seem to believe it himself, turning to the crowd with a shocked look on his face and then shrugging before jogging back down the court while the fans erupted in cheers.

The fans weren’t the only ones amazed. That night, Gorny’s buzzer beater was picked up by ESPN, who made

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Social media reacts to No. 1 2022 recruit Travis Hunter’s shocking commitment to Jackson State football, Deion Sanders

Travis Hunter is the No. 1 recruit in the United States in the 2022 class, per the 247Sports Composite.

And he has committed to Jackson State football.

Hunter decommitted from Florida State and committed to Jackson State on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. It is the most shocking news story of early National Signing Day and in recent college football recruiting history.

It is an unprecedented move for a blue-chip recruit, much less the top recruit in the country, to make a move to an FCS school out of high school. That Hunter signed with Jackson State, an HBCU, makes it that much more meaningful.

HISTORY: Travis Hunter, nation’s No. 1 prospect, flips from FSU to Jackson State, Deion Sanders

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Travis Hunter snags a touchdown pass during a 7-on-7 game on Saturday.

Travis Hunter snags a touchdown pass during

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