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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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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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Sports in Brief: Jones wins Adidas Nationals; Spitters awarding grant; Bowling finals change | Local Sports

Jones wins Adidas Nationals

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Hunter Jones won the indoor 5,000-meter run at the 2021 Adidas Indoor Nationals Friday night at the Virginia Beach Sport Center.

The Benzie Central sophomore finished the race with a time of 14:49.76 to beat Ty Garrett, a sophomore in Highlands Ranch, Co., by less than a second. Garrett raced for a time of 14:50.57.

Both Jones and Garrett broke the sophomore record of 14:54.29, held by Elijah Armstrong of Pocatello, Idaho since March of 2013. Armstrong is now a sophomore at Boise State University.

Jones races in the 2 mile Saturday as well.

Pit Spitters to give $2,000 in equipment

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Pit Spitters and the Northwoods League Foundation are teaming up to award a grant, worth more than $2,000 of Rawlings youth baseball equipment.

In total, The Northwoods League Foundation will award 22 equipment grants to

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