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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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KWC men ready for early Sportscenter game

Dec. 14—Kentucky Wesleyan College is expecting around 2,000 school children at the Sportscenter for its Tuesday lunch time men’s basketball game against University of Health Services and Pharmacy-St. Louis.

KWC partnered with some area mental health organizations to set up this field trip game early in the last week before Christmas break for Panther athletic teams.

“In my world, a great basketball game warrants a field trip,” KWC coach Drew Cooper said.

KWC is coming off a difficult road swing where it lost at Malone (78-66) and at Walsh (51-49) and was without leading scorer Ben Sisson because of an ankle injury. The Panthers are 5-5, 1-3 in the G-MAC.

“Our challenge was one, playing our first four conference games without Ben, we’re missing his leadership, his interior physicality,” Cooper said. “The second thing we’re battling is defining ourselves as a blue collar, gritty, tough basketball players.

“That’s a challenge

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Isaac Traudt’s dunk makes Sportscenter Top 10

Isaac Traudt left his mark over the last few days

The Virginia basketball signee’s emphatic dunk has certainly made waves over social media.



Traudt had 24 points, 12 rebounds, three assists in his Grand Island’s 53-41 loss to St. Louis Vashon on Friday afternoon. His dunk even made it to Sportcenter’s Top ten plays at No. 5 later that night.


On Saturday, Traudt followed up with another highlight-filled performance after recording 30 points on his way to being named the MVP of the game. With his 30 points, Traudt is the new All-Time leading scorer in Islander Basketball history – amassing 1147 and counting.

The Top 50 power forward was Tony

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