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Sports Briefs

Volleyball Banquet Photos

Because the computer system at The Courier-Times was down from the afternoon into the evening hours due to a cut line, the photos that were supposed to appear in Wednesday's paper about the New Castle High School volleyball banquet failed to do so.

Those photos appear in today's edition of the newspaper as stand-alone photos.

Trojans Swim Against Bearcats

The New Castle High School girls and boys swimming teams hosted Muncie Central Tuesday night. A story and photos of that meet will appear in Friday's edition of The Courier-Times. 

Boys Basketball

Connersville 38, New Castle 31 (9th)

The New Castle High School freshman boys basketball team fell to the visiting Spartans Tuesday night. Aydan Petty led the Trojans in scoring with 12 points, Bryce Jenkins followed with nine, and Sam Maddy and Kyler Sears added five apiece.

New Castle looks to bounce back tonight at home against Blue River Valley.

Girls Basketball

New Castle 43, Connersville 31

The Trojan girls traveled southeast to the Fayette County seat Tuesday night and defeated the host Spartans by 12 points to even their record at 5-5 for the season.

New Castle led at the end of the first stop 10-8, were ahead ay halftime 16-13, grabbed a 10-point advantage at 34-24 by the end of the third quarter, and outscored Connersville 9-7 in the final period for the 43-31 victory.

New Castle hosts Shelbyville Friday at 6 p.m. in the first game of a girl/boy doubleheader on Silver Anniversary Night.

Southwestern (Shelby) 54, Knightstown 23

The Panther girls hosted the Spartans Tuesday night and lost by 31 points to drop to 2-8 for the season.

Leaders for Knightstown were Maggie Smith with 10 points and two rebounds; Sidney Vise with four points, three rebounds, a block, and a steal; Liz Moore with three points; Katie Clark with two points and eight rebounds; Emma Moore with two points, three rebounds, and two steals; Kaitlyn Jackson with two points, three rebounds, an assist, and a block; Rena' Witham with a point, six rebounds, two assists, a block, a steal, and two deflections; and Jessica Butler with three rebounds, an assist, and a block.

The Panthers hosts Henry County rival Blue River Valley tonight.

Southwestern (Shelby) 45, Knightstown 35 (JV)

The Panther junior varsity team fell by 10 points to the visiting Spartans Tuesday evening.

Leaders for Knightstown were Jasmine Happe with eight points, four rebounds, a steal, and a deflection; Molly Cupp with seven points, two assists, two blocks, a steal, and a deflection; Rena' Witham with six points, two rebounds, and two deflections; Katie Clark with five points, a rebound, an assist, and two steals; Taeler Mayhew with four points and a rebound; Emma Moore with three points, a rebound, two assists, and a steal; Luci Ahrendt with two points and three rebounds; Trinidie Newby with six rebounds and two deflections; and Laredo Martin with two rebounds and a block.

Wrestling

Shenandoah in Shamrock Duals

The Raider wrestling team faced awesome competition at the Westfield Shamrock Duals Saturday, Dec. 1, finishing 1-4 in a quintet of dual meets dual meets. Shenandioah wrestled overall champion Roncalli, Yorktown and Mt. Vernon (Fortville) in pool matches. Out of pool, the Raiders defeated Northview before losing to Lawrence Central.

There were a few bright spots on the day for Shenandoah. Junior Eric Allred went 5-0 for the day and was named the meet's outstanding wrestler He was joined by senior Hayden Lohrey, who also finished 5-0 for the day. Senior Dallas Pugsley finished 4-1, dropping only a match to the No. 8 wrestler in the state by decision. Sophomore Corbin Badger, bouncing back and forth between 220 and heavyweight, went 3-1 on the day.

"Overall, I am very pleased with the team's effort and a few individual results," Coach Barbosa stated.

Blue River Valley Fifth at Lincoln

The Vikings placed fifth a the Cambridge City Lincoln Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 1. Centerville placed first, Eastern Hancock second, Lincoln third, and Indiana School for the Deaf fourth.

Kyle Rice led Blue River, going 3-1 on the day in competitive matches and 1-0 in exhibitions. William Love went 2-2 on the day, suffering loses to Centerville and Indiana School For the Deaf. Joshua Molina and Sophia Alexander fought hard in their matches but unfortunately went 0-4 on the day. Jayden Delk did not wrestle for BRV due to illness.

Today's Sports Events

Girls Basketball: Blue River Valley at Knightstown 6 p.m.

Swimming: Mt. Vernon (Fortville) at Hagerstown 5:30 p.m.

Swimming: New Castle and Eastern Hancock at New Palestine 5:30 p.m.

Friday's Sports Events

Boys Basketball: Cowan at Blue River Valley 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Union County at Hagerstown 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Knightstown at Cambridge City Lincoln 6 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Shelbyville at New Castle 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball: Tri at Shenandoah 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Cowan at Blue River Valley 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Shelbyville at New Castle 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Tri at Shenandoah 6 p.m.