HAGERSTOWN — Two high school volleyball programs who won multiple sectional championships in the last decade, Shenandoah and host Hagerstown, met Thursday night in Robert E. Clark Gymnasium in an attempt to gain some momentum for the rest of the regular season and a postseason run in the IHS…

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Van Wagner and Superior Sports in a partnership with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater announce the inaugural Jersey Mike’s Classic presented by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater.

Did you readers realize that the current New Castle High School football team could be undefeated, instead of 2-3, entering tonight’s Hoosier Heritage Conference game at Delta, a school it never has defeated on the gridiron?

YORKTOWN — Saturday morning, the New Castle High School cross country teams traveled to the Muncie Sportsplex to compete in the Yorktown “Jim Leffler” Invitational against 12 other teams.

LEWISVILLE — The Victory Bell and volleyball supremacy in southern Henry County were at stake Tuesday night when the Tri High School volleyball team hosted rival Knightstown in Donald E. Schwarzkopf Gymnasium for a Tri-Eastern Conference match.

PENDLETON — The New Castle High School boys soccer team ventured west on Ind. 38 Monday evening to face host Pendleton Heights in a Hoosier Heritage Conference game.

YORKTOWN — The New Castle Middle School 7th-grade volleyball team met its strongest competition thus far this season in the Middle School State Volleyball Tournament hosted by Munciana Volleyball Saturday in Yorktown.

There was an old joke when Bob Knight was head coach of the Indiana University men’s basketball team that the Indiana Classic, held before fall semester’s final exams, was invite three teams you can beat and call it a Classic.

YORKTOWN – Six days after losing its Homecoming game in the final 10 seconds, the New Castle High School football team ventured north Friday night to face Class 3A No. 15 Yorktown and doused some of the joy of the Tigers’ Homecoming festivities by defeating the hosts 28-21 in a Hoosier Herit…

New Castle’s Jon Eberhart (7) sees a big hole to run through while teammate Clay Joplin (64) blocks host Yorktown’s Griffin Miller (51) and Kody Smitherman (73) and Shaun Moore (88) also provide blocks during Friday night’s HHC football game. Eberhart carried the ball 19 times for 159 yards …

LYNN — On the morning of Saturday, September 11 the New Castle cross country teams traveled to Lynn, Indiana to compete in the Randolph Southern Invitational against 20 other teams.

MIDDLETOWN — The Knightstown vs. Shenandoah High School sports rivalry goes way back in time, even before the two teams were in the White River Conference, and the Raiders have had the Panthers’ number in volleyball in recent years.

With lower humidity and slightly cooler temperatures, it was a great time to play a match Wednesday evening when the New Castle High School boys tennis team hosted Hoosier Heritage Conference opponent New Palestine on the NCHS courts.

New Castle to host VB Invitational

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Sports editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part story about the NCHS Athletics Hall of Fame induction banquet on Friday, Sept. 10. This final part features the Class of 2022 inductees.

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Believe it or not, the IHSAA tournament for one fall sport, girls golf, already is upon us.

LEWISVILLE — It’s been awhile since Tri High School has defeated Hagerstown in volleyball, and that pattern continued Monday night in Donald E. Schwarzkopf Gymnasium.

Lots of cheers stirred with a few tears. Loud applause sprinkled with a cup of complete silence. Pride and joy mixed with and gratitude and humbleness.

Homecoming comes around just once every four years for New Castle High School, but for Trojan football players and fans, Saturday’s Homecoming football game against visiting Western at Neal Field lasted 10 seconds too long.

MIDDLETOWN – The Shenandoah High School football team accomplished three things in its first home game of the season against visiting North Decatur Friday night at Dale Green Field.

MIDDLETOWN – The Shenandoah High School volleyball team hosted county-rival Blue River Valley Saturday night for a Mid-Eastern Conference match in Von Jameson Gymnasium.

After compiling a record of 1-1 in matches on the road Tuesday and Wednesday, the New Castle High School volleyball team returned to the friendly confines of the Fieldhouse Thursday night for a Hoosier Heritage Conference test against visiting Greenfield-Central.

MIDDLETOWN — There’s an old saying that close counts only in hand grenades and horseshoes, and, unfortunately for the Tri High School varsity volleyball team, that was the case Wednesday night against Henry County rival Shenandoah in Von Jameson Gymnasium.

Wednesday evening was a great time to play a round on the links, and that’s what the girls golf teams of four local area high schools did, as the Henry County Girls Golf Tournament was held at Memorial Park Golf Course.

The New Castle High School boys soccer team hosted Hoosier Heritage Conference opponent New Palestine Tuesday night at Neal Field, hoping to end a four-game scoreless spell during which it went 0-3-1.

The New Castle High School boys tennis team hosted a traditionally strong program, No. 27 Delta, Tuesday evening for a Hoosier Heritage Conference match on the NCHS courts.

As I type this RR&R column, it is the day after Labor Day and I have been back at my desk as sports editor of the Courier-Times uninterrupted for 52 weeks after the cancellation of sports sent me on furlough for five months.