A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Blake Sebring has covered Fort Wayne Komets minor league hockey for 22 seasons, covering more than 1,000 games, and is one of only four men to cover the team full-time for The News-Sentinel. Besides legendary sports editor Bud Gallmeier's 35 years, no one in newspapers has covered the Komets longer. He started working at The News-Sentinel at age 15 and has been living his dream ever since.

Blake is also the author of five books, including "The Lake Effect", "The Biggest Mistake I've Never Made," "Tales of the Komets,'' "Legends of the Komets" and "Live From Radio Rinkside: The Bob Chase Story." He'll soon publish the novel "Homecoming Game" and "Fort Wayne Sports History."

In his spare time, Blake enjoys cooking, reading, movies and mentoring prospective journalists and other young people. He has four Godsons and more than 30 extended nieces and nephews he regularly spoils. He also runs the men's group at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and writes a monthly column for the church newsletter.