The Journal Gazette
Friday, June 11, 2021 1:00 am


FWFC faces Toledo in road match today

Staff, news services

Fort Wayne FC will travel to Toledo today to take on Toledo Villa FC in USL League Two play. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in the Great Lakes Division match at Paul Hotmer Stadium on the campus of the University of Toledo.

Toledo won the first matchup between the clubs May 23, scoring a 77th-minute goal to take a 2-1 victory at Shields Field in Fort Wayne's home opener.

Expansion Fort Wayne FC (0-4-2, 2 points) sits eighth in the Great Lakes Division. Toledo Villa FC (3-1-3, 12 points) resides in second, one point behind division-leading Kalamazoo FC.

Fort Wayne's friendly match slated for Saturday against NPSL side FC Indiana Lions was canceled due to multiple injuries within the FC Indiana roster.


Sox's Madrigal tears hamstring

Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal could miss the rest of the season after tearing his right hamstring. Madrigal was helped off the field after he tried to beat out a grounder in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's 6-2 loss to Toronto. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 amateur draft was batting .365 (27 for 74) with two home runs and 10 RBI in his last 20 games.


Local player gets into Junior PGA

Fort Wayne's Madison Dabagia, 17, qualified for the Girls Junior PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, on July 27-30. She got there by winning the Indiana Junior PGA Championship last week in Noblesville, going 4-over through two rounds at Harbour Trees Golf Club and defeating Chloe Johnson of Evansville with a par on the first playoff hole.


Jackets promote assistant coach

The Blue Jackets promoted Brad Larsen to fill the head coaching vacancy left after Columbus parted ways with John Tortorella after six seasons at the helm. Larsen, 43, a former NHL forward who has been an assistant coach with the Blue Jackets for the past seven seasons, agreed to a three-year contract through the 2023-24 season, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said.


Manchester hires women's coach

Katie Mitchell was hired as coach of the Manchester University women's team. Mitchell, the seventh head coach in program history, spent the past two years as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Indianapolis.

Local club joins with Indy Eleven

Indy Eleven, a USL Championship League team in Indianapolis, welcomed the Canterbury Football Club of Fort Wayne into its youth soccer program. The program is designed to increase accessibility to soccer in communities and encourage players, coaches, referees and parents to grow their passion for the sport.

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