Jim Dabbelt is a lifelong resident of Southwest Ohio. Synonymous with basketball in Ohio, Dabbelt is considered by the experts as the premier media source in the Buckeye state for Ohio girls’ basketball. His coverage of the sport spans over 30 years. Also from 1998-2008, Dabbelt was the Sports Editor of the New Carlisle Sun and the Enon Messenger, where he earned over 15 writing awards during his time. He is currently the Sports Editor of the Tippecanoe Gazette, covering events in and around his hometown. The past four years, he is also is responsible for writing the state tournament preview story for the program sold at the state tournament. Jim has also covered the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins for Pens Daily, an internet-based media outlet that has covered the Penguins since 2015, including their Stanley Cup championship runs in 2016 and 2017. He is very active on social media, and you can follow him on personal Twitter (@JDabbs86) for all of the latest news.