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Boys Basketball
Hagerstown 58, Winchester 57 (2 OTs)
The Tiger boys traveled to the Randolph County seat Tuesday night to play the host Golden Falcons in a make-up game postponed from last Friday and defeated them by a point in two extra sessions to improve to 2-1 . . . more »


Trojan girls lose HHC test against host Cougars

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
GREENFIELD - Two parameters of the contest stood out when the New Castle High School girls basketball team paid a visit to Greenfield-Central Tuesday evening in the opening game of a Hoosier Heritage Conference girl/boy . . . more »


Trojan boys set school record at Greenfield

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
GREENFIELD - The host Greenfield-Central High School boys basketball team shot 51.2 percent from the field, 68.8 percent from the foul line, turned the ball over just seven times, committed only five fouls, battled pret . . . more »


New Castle falls to Arabians in swimming

By Jason Kubick Of Nchs
GREENFIELD - The New Castle High School girls and boys swimming teams traveled west on Ind. 38 Tuesday night to take on a strong Pendleton Heights program.
The Trojan girls fell to the host Arabians 152-18 and the New Castle boys fell to Pen . . . more »


Whoa, Nelly: Jackson is gone, too

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
Death claims us all sooner or later, but I wish the Grim Reaper would slow down just a bit.
Keith Jackson died last week at age 89. Starting in my early teens, he was another sports broadcaster I was fond of listening t . . . more »


Moore and Pumphrey among IBCA/Subway Players of Week

By Pat Mckee Of The Ibca And C-t Staff Report
INDIANAPOLIS — A trio of 40-point scorers headlines the recipients in this week’s IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.
Evansville Bosse senior Mekhi Lairy, Triton Central junior Wyatt Felling and Cambridg . . . more »


Trojans finish fourth in HHC wrestling meet

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
The Hoosier Heritage Conference has several very good wrestling teams in it, and only one could emerge as team champion in last Saturday’s conference meet in the Fieldhouse.
The starting time was moved back a litt . . . more »


Shaffmaster named Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year

By Kelsey Rhoney And C-t Staff Report
CHICAGO—In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, announces Melani Shaffmaster of New Castle High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Indiana Volleyball Player of the Year . . . more »


Riz's Roundball Picks Week 6 (Jan. 18-20)

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
I was 6-0 in games played last Thursday through Saturday, as the other nine games got postponed. Three of those games will be played tonight, so they will count toward the Week 5 record (nine games total).
That leaves u . . . more »


Raiders beat Golden Bears in battle of county champs

By Ron Greeson - For The Courier-times
MIDDLETOWN  — Shenandoah hosted Monroe Central Saturday night in the growing rivalry of area small school athletic powers which are now Mid-Eastern Conference (MEC) rivals.
The Raiders entered the game unbeaten at 3 . . . more »


Trojans tame Lions in 78-45 romp to tie record

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
RUSHVILLE — New Castle High School boys basketball team tied a school record Saturday night as it defeated host Rushville 78-45 in Memorial Gymnasium to remain perfect on the season.
In recording their 13th straig . . . more »


Trojans finish eighth at HHC Swimming Meet

By Jason Kubick Of Nchs And C-t Staff Report
NEW PALESTINE — New Castle High School girls and boys swimming teams both finished eighth at the Hoosier Heritage Conference swimming meet Saturday at the New Palestine High School Natatorium.
Team scores for the g . . . more »


IHSAA honors Eric and Stacy Cox of the Knightstown Banner

Story Provided by the IHSAA
INDIANAPOLIS — The owners and operators of one of Indiana’s great hometown newspapers, Eric and Stacy Cox of the Knightstown Banner, were honored with this year’s Distinguished Media Service Award for District 2. The co . . . more »


Sports Briefs

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
Girls Basketball
Blue River Valley 49, Northeastern 43 (OT)
The Viking girls hosted the Knights Thursday night and defeated them in overtime to improve to 12-7 for the season. The victory assures Blue River of a winning . . . more »


Lady Tigers capture rivalry game against Lincoln

By Dan Harney - For The Courier-times
CAMBRIDGE CITY—Last Saturday night, the Cambridge City Lincoln Lady Golden Eagles captured the Wayne County Tournament championship, defeating both Centerville and Northeastern during the week. The Hagerstown Lady Tigers . . . more »


Trojans roll past Raiders

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
MIDDLETOWN — Traditionally, both the New Castle and Shenandoah High school wrestling programs have had strong programs over the years, and the two schools met in a dual meet Thursday night at Shenandoah to determi . . . more »


Friday night basketball action postponed

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
Due to the winter weather that arrived, all of the local area high school basketball games that were scheduled for Friday night were postponed.
The New Castle at Greenfield-Central girl/boy doubleheader has been resched . . . more »