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By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com

New Castle Soccer Camp

The New Castle High School boys soccer coaching staff, players and alumni invite boys and girls entering grades 1-8 to a soccer clinic to improve their soccer knowledge and skills.

Campers will take part in agility training and the proper technique for dribbling, passing, shooting, and defending through fun games and activities as well increasing overall soccer knowledge. All skill levels of soccer players are welcomed and encouraged.

The camp will run next week from June 18-21. Youngsters entering grades 1-4 will have camp together from 6-7:15 p.m. those four days, and those entering grades 5-8 also will have their camp as a group from 6-7:15 p.m.

The camp will be held on the Blue River Soccer Fields at Memorial Park on the east side of Ind. 3 just north of New Castle. The cost of the camp is $30 per person, which includes a camp T-shirt. Campers are asked to bring athletic shoes and clothes, water, and a soccer ball (if possible).

Direct questions and online registrations to Tyron Rainer at tyron.rainer@comcast.net.

Wheeler Tied for 45th after Day 1

New Castle High School junior Brady Wheeler shot an 80 during Tuesday’s first round of the IHSAA boys golf state finals at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel to finish in a four-way tie for 45th place in the individual standings.

Mitchell Davis of Chesterton, who was in a golf threesome with Wheeler Tuesday, leads the field after the first 18 holes with a score of 68, which was 4-under-par.

Carmel shot a 7-over-par 295 Tuesday and led the team standings by four strokes over Center Grove.

Wheeler teed off at 9:48 a.m. for Wednesday’s final day and was paired with Jack Bennett of Greencastle and Michael Anthony from South Bend St. Joseph.

Today’s Sports Events

Babe Ruth Baseball: Knights of Pythias vs. Noon Optimist 5:30 p.m.

Babe Ruth Baseball: Lamberson & Malott vs. VFW 7:30 p.m.

Minor League Baseball: Phillies vs. Orioles 5:30 p.m.

Minor League Baseball: Twins vs. Rockies 7:30 p.m.

Machine Pitch Baseball: Giants vs. Cardinals 5:30 p.m.

Machine Pitch Baseball: Royals vs. Marlins 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s Sports Events

Football: Indiana Football Hall of Fame East/West Classic at Anderson High School 7 p.m.

Babe Ruth Baseball: VFW vs. Lamberson & Malott 5:30 p.m,

Minor League Baseball: Blue Jays vs. Athletics 5:30 p.m.

Machine Pitch Baseball: Astros vs. Angels 5:30 p.m.