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Sports Briefs

Youth Basketball Sign-ups

Sign-ups are under way for the New Castle Evening Optimist/Henry County YMCA Youth Basketball League for both boys and girls. Players can sign up at either the Henry County YMCA or Sports Corner on S. Memorial Drive.

Eligibility is limited to boys and girls in New Castle, Henry County, and the immediate surrounding area. Boys must be in either grades 5 or 6 and girls in grades 4, 5 or 6 in order to participate.

Cost for each player to participate is $70, which includes the uniform, league games and the tournament. Financial assistance is available through the New Castle Evening Optimist Club.

Mandatory evaluations of each player will be conducted before coaches draft their teams. Evaluation for girls is 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Henry County YMCA and Oct. 18 for the boys at the same time and venue.

BSU Basketball Tickets

MUNCIE – The most exciting and efficient method of supporting Ball State men’s and women’s basketball is via season tickets. Fans will save a good chunk of money over the single-game pricing, too. Single-game tickets are on sale now.

Let’s take a look at the season ticket options for the 2018-19 Ball State men’s and women’s basketball seasons.

Women’s Basketball Season Ticket Options (MAP)

Gold and Silver - $39 (Or, $30 with the purchase of men’s basketball season tickets.)

This includes home games against the likes of Purdue, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati plus a highly-competitive MAC slate – a great deal.

Men’s Basketball Season Ticket Options (MAP)

Gold - $228; Silver - $193; and Bronze - $158

This includes home contests against in-state foes Indiana State and Evansville and the opportunity to watch six Indiana All-Stars compete.

Fans wishing to make a purchase of men’s or women’s basketball season tickets may order online, visit Ball State’s Stoops Buick/GMC Ticket Center at Gate 1 of Worthen Arena, or call 888-BSU-TICKET.

Today’s Sports Events

Volleyball: New Castle vs. Blackford in Class 3A Sectional 24 at Wapahani 6 p.m.

Volleyball: Hagerstown vs. Centerville in Class 2A Sectional 41 at Cambridge City Lincoln 6 p.m.

Volleyball: Knightstown vs. Indianapolis Howe in Class 2A Sectional 42 at Knightstown 6 p.m.

Volleyball: Shenandoah vs. Triton Central in Class 2A Sectional 42 at Knightstown 7:30 p.m.

Volleyball: Tri vs. Union City in Class A Sectional 56 at Blue River Valley 6 p.m.

Friday's Sports Events

Football: Northeastern at Hagerstown 7 p.m.

Football: Centerville at Knightstown 7 p.m.

Football: New Castle at Greenfield-Central 7:30 p.m.

Football: Shenandoah at Monroe Central 7:30 p.m.

Football: Tri at Union County 7 p.m.