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Riz's Roundball Picks Week 11 (Feb. 21-23)

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com I was 12-3 in my predictions for Week 10, 5-2 in boys high school games and 7-1 in girls semi-state championship games. No one beat me, but one contestant tied my record. For Week 11, we have all four girls high school

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Draw held for annual IHSAA boys basketball tournament

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The New Castle High School boys basketball team was the only one among the six local squads to get a bye in the opening round of this year’s IHSAA boys basketball tournament as a result of the draw held by the org

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Panthers win OT battle for third place in TEC

Knightstown’s Treavor Cook scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Saturday’s Tri-Eastern Conference boys game at Hagerstown to help the visiting Panthers defeat the Tigers in overtime 58-49.

By DAN HARNEY - For The Courier-Times HAGERSTOWN — When the Hagerstown High School boys basketball team played host to Knightstown Saturday night, there was more at stake than a quick glance might indicate. The teams were playing for outright possession of th

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Raiders' Allred captures state championship at 195 pounds

Shenandoah High School senior Hayden Lohrey (far left) has his arm raised in victory by the referee after defeating Brownsburg’s Peyton Asbury (foreground) by 5-2 decision at 160 pounds to finish in seventh place during Saturday evening’s IHSAA wrestling state finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

By JEREMY HINES - For The Courier-Times INDIANAPOLIS — Shenandoah junior Silas Allred accomplished a feat no other Henry County wrestler has been able to do in the last 24 years by winning the Indiana State championship Saturday at Banker’s Life Fieldho

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Sports Briefs

Boys Basketball Randolph Southern 57, Tri 46 The Titans traveled to Lynn Saturday night and lost to the host Rebels by 11 points at The Battlefield to slip to a record of 3-16 for the season. Tri hosts Hagerstown today for Senior Night and its final Tri-Eastern Con

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Trojans fall to Shamrocks on the road, 61-53

New Castle’s William Grieser (20) guards Westfield’s Caleb Welch (24) as the Trojans’ Luke Bumbalough (3) keeps track of another Shamrocks player during the second half of Saturday night’s boys basketball game at Westfield. New Castle did a better job of defending Welch in the second-half, but he still tied teammate Zach Banks for game-high honors in scoring with 22 points as Westfield defeated the Trojans 61-53.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com WESTFIELD — Two years ago, the New Castle High School boys basketball team overcame a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit against host Westfield behind sophomore Luke Bumbalough’s 20 points in the final period,

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Trojans place seventh, and Tigers ninth, in boys swimming sectional

By JASON KUBICK of NCHS and C-T STAFF REPORT NEW PALESTINE — The New Castle and Hagerstown High School boys swimming and diving teams competed at Saturday’s finals of the New Palestine sectional at the NPHS Natatorium and had some good performances. In

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Newman's school record headlines the IBCA Players of the Week

By PAT McKEE of the IBCA INDIANAPOLIS — Brandon Newman poured in 49 points to break a 37-year-old school record, and the Valparaiso High School senior is one of multiple standouts recognized in this week’s IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program. Blackfo

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Titans rally against Bulldogs to end losing streak

By RON GREESON - For The Courier-Times LEWISVILLE – Friday night was a memorable one for the Tri High School boys basketball program. In the midst of celebrating Senior Night for winter sports, the varsity Titans posted a comeback 54-51 win over visiting Cent

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Trojans operate on all cylinders in caging Lions

New Castle’s Brandon Matney (33-white) battles Rushville’s Duncan Draper (33-black) for the opening tip as the Trojans’ Mason Hardwick (10) and other players watch during Friday night’s boys basketball game in the Fieldhouse. New Castle shot 61.5 percent fron the field for the game, was perfect on free throws, and hit 17 three-pointers in its 88-52 win over the visiting Lions.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The New Castle High School boys basketball team had its offense in high gear Friday night in the Fieldhouse, shooting better than 60 percent from the field in both halves and hitting every free throw it attempted. The r

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Class 2A No. 2 Raiders roll past Tigers on the road

A large crowd gathered at Robert E. Clark Gymnasium Friday night to watch the host Hagerstown boys basketball team play Class 2A No. 2 Shenandoah. The Raiders’ stingy defense played a major role in the outcome, as Shenandoah defeated the host Tigers 53-31 to improve to 19-1 for the season.

By DAN HARNEY - For The Courier-Times HAGERSTOWN—The Shenandoah High School boys basketball team, ranked second in the current Class 2A poll, continued to make a strong argument why it should move up one notch with a 53-31 win over Hagerstown Friday night in

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'Hoosieroons and Hoops Day' at Worthen Arena

By TYSON MATHEWSof the BSU Athletic Dept. MUNCIE - The Hoosieroons will return to Muncie for one day – Saturday, February 23 – on “Hoosieroons and Hoops Day” inside Worthen Arena. In the early 1920s, when Ball State was known as the Indiana

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New Castle boys swim team advances

By JASON KUBICK of NCHS NEW PALESTINE - The New Castle High School boys swimming team traveled to the New Palestine High School Natatorium Thursday evening to compete in the IHSAA sectional preliminaries there and advanced several swimmers to Saturday afternoonR

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Final Girls Basketball Statistics

Sports Briefs

Boys Basketball New Castle 52, Shelbyville 30 (9th) The Trojan freshman boys basketball team closed out its season Wednesday night in the Fieldhouse with a Hoosier Heritage Conference victory over the Golden Bears by 22 points. Sam Maddy led New Castle in scoring w

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NCMS swimmers split with Muncie Burris

By KRISTIN OWENS of NCMS New Castle Middle School girls and boys swimming teams hosted Muncie Burris Tuesday evening in the NCMS pool, and the Trojans and the visiting Owls ended up splitting the meet. New Castle girls defeated Burris 124-41 while the Owls bested t

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Allred and Lohrey ready for another state finals showing

Shenandoah High School wrestlers Silas Allred (left) and Hayden Lohrey pose for a photo after a chat about this weekend’s IHSAA state finals. Both will grapple in tonight’s opening round when Allred takes on Martinsville’s Griffin Stine at 195 pounds, while Lohrey tangles with Columbia City’s Jackson Pettigrew at 160 pounds.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com MIDDLETOWN — The pinnacle of any IHSAA tournament is the state finals, and the local area has three wrestlers who will be competing at that level starting tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Shenan

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BSU women lose on road to Zips

By PAULA HAUGHN BSU Athletic Department AKRON, Ohio — The Ball State women’s basketball team fell behind early in Wednesday’s Mid-American Conference game at Akron and could never recover, losing 91-61 in James A. Rhodes Arena. It was the first ti

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Mt. Lawn Speedway releases 2019 schedule

By RICK SWEIGART of Mt. Lawn Speedway Mt. Lawn Speedway, located west of New Castle, has announced a five-race schedule for the coming season. Mt. Lawn’s first race took place in June of 1935 and the track has been owned by the Sweigart family ever since. Ope

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Raiders' Muterspaugh signs to play softball at Anderson University

Senior Faith Muterspaugh, a three-sport athlete at Shenandoah High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play softball for Anderson University beginning in the 2019-20 acdemic year. In the front row, left to right, are mother Jennifer Muterspaugh, Faith Muterspaugh, and father Jerry Muterspaugh. In the back row, left to right, are SHS softball Assistant Coach Chuck Hazelbaker, SHS softball Head Coach Alison Merritt, sister Kayla Muterspaugh and travel ball Coach Jack Lewis.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com MIDDLETOWN—Shenandoah High School senior Faith Muterspaugh has played three sports in high school for the Raiders. Her college plans are to play only one. Last week at SHS, Muterspaugh inked a letter of intent to

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Youth Basketball League Tournament Runners-Up

Goodwin Bros. Automotiveis Girls Division tournament runner-up in this year’s New Castle Evening Optimist/Henry County YMCA Youth Basketball League. Goodwin Bros. lost to undefeated First Financial Bank in the title game 35-17 and finished with a record of 9-7 this season.

Youth Basketball League Tournament Runners-Up

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Royals edge Vikings in final seconds

By RON GREESON - For The Courier-Times CHARLOTTESVILLE – In the end, experienced Eastern Hancock varsity boys basketball players hit the shots that were needed to pull out the win. Blue River Valley and the host Royals battled to the final seconds Tuesday nig

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Sports Briefs

Boys Basketball Knightstown 71, Southwestern (Shelby) 60 The Panthers hosted the Spartans Tuesday night and won by 11 points to improve to 10-8 for the season. Knightstown travels to Hagerstown Saturday night for its final Tri-Eastern Conference game

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Trojans overcome slow start to tame Arabians

New Castle senior Luke Bumbalough (3) launches another successful shot attempt over the outstretched arm of Pendleton Heights’ Walker Stull (10) during the second half of Tuesday night’s HHC boys basketball game at the Fieldhouse. Bumbalough scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Trojans’ 63-40 victory over the Arabians.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Last Friday night, the New Castle High School boys basketball team shot 1-for-11 from the field in the fourth quarter at Class 3A No. 1 Delta and witnessed a 10-point lead turn into a six-point loss. Tuesday night again

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What a weekend of basketball local teams had!

A large crowd of Blue River Valley High School girls basketball supporters made the trek to Tipton High School Saturday night to see if the Vikings could win a regional title and advancein the “Final Four” of Class A. The BRV girls played hard and well, but lost the game to No. 4 Northfield 55-41 to end the season with a record of 20-7.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com February is a busy month for the sports department at The Courier-Times, as it is one of three tournament-heavy months of the year. October and May are the other two. For many college students, the weekend begins on Thu

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Trojans finish fourth at Invitational

By TINA HITTSON of NCHS BLOOMINGTON - Sophomore Samantha Ward led the New Castle High school gymnastics team to a 4th-place finish Saturday at the Bloomington North Invitational. “The girls really did a great job today,” New Castle Coach Tina Hittson st

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Sports Briefs

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Elementary School Girls Basketball Tri 22, Eastern Hancock 20 (5th) The Titan 5th-grade girls pulled out an overtime victory over visiting Eastern Hancock by two points. Jillian Chew led Tri with 14 points, followed by

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Raiders' Young signs to play football for Olivet Nazarene

Shenandoah High School senior Gabe Young, a two-sport athlete, recently inked a letter of intent to play football for Olivet Nazarene University starting in the 2019 season. In the front row, left to right, are father Shane Young, Gabe Young, and mother Christy Young. In the back row, left to right, are SHS football Head Coach Jordan McCaslin and SHS Principal Greg Allen. Young was the leading scorer in the area during the 2018 football season.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com MIDDLETOWN—Shenandoah High School senior Gabe Young has a pretty good idea what he wants to do with his life, and part of that is playing football in college. Last week, Young signed a letter of intent to play foo

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