MUNCIE – In some ways, Tuesday’s first spring practice for the defending MAC Champion Ball State football team felt like old hat. In other ways, it felt completely new.

LEWISVILLE — Being ranked No. 1 in the latest Class A poll seems to have placed a target on the back of the Tri High School varsity softball team, as the Titans dropped their second game in a row this week, this time 9-7 to Wapahani Wednesday evening at Titan Field.

Boys GolfKnightstown 213, Union City 218

The New Castle Noon/Evening Optimist Club will be sponsoring the Tri-Star Basketball Contest Sunday, April 25 at New Castle Fieldhouse.

The New Castle High School varsity baseball team recorded its first home won of the season, and in the process broke a six-game losing streak, with a 15-8 victory over visiting Rushville Wednesday evening at Sunnyside Field.

After getting its feet wet, literally, in opening the 2021 season at the Yorktown Invitational last Saturday, the New Castle High School varsity golf team hosted Eastern Hancock and Muncie Burris in a triangular meet Tuesday evening at Westwood Golf Club.

Hole-In-OneBill Beck hit a hole-in-one Wednesday at Westwood Golf Club on hole No. 6 using an 8-iron from 116 yards away.

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KNIGHTSTOWN — The Knightstown High School varsity baseball team captured its first Tri-Eastern Conference victory of the season Tuesday evening with a 10-0 shutout over visiting Winchester in a game that ended after 4 1/2 innings under the 10-run rule.

MOUNT SUMMIT —Sometimes it doesn’t take long for a team to win a match, and that was the case for the Blue River Valley High School girls varsity tennis team Monday evening against visiting Blackford.

LEWISVILLE — The Tri High School softball team reached No. 1 in the Class A poll in the latest rankings released Monday by the ICGSA, but later that day dropped its first game of the season to a very good No. 16 Cowan team 5-1 at Titan field.

The New Castle High School girls varsity tennis team hosted Rushville Monday evening to open the 2021 season under sunny and breezy conditions.

LEWISVILLE — The Class A No. 6 Tri High School varsity softball team hosted Randolph Southern Saturday at Titan Field and battled rain and the visiting Rebels for a sweep of the doubleheader 19-0 and 15-0.

SHELBYVILLE — With a big sophomore class that didn’t get an opportunity to play high school softball as freshmen because of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Castle has had a tough time at the start of the 2021 season.

KNIGHTSTOWN — The Knightstown High School varsity softball team scored nine runs in the bottom of the third inning to erase a five-run deficit and held on to defeat visiting South Decatur 16-10 in a big-cat fight on a warm and windy Friday evening.

The New Castle High School girls basketball team played its final game of the 2020-21 season Friday, Feb. 5 in the Class 3A Sectional 24 semifinals, but had not held a postseason banquet to honor its players until Thursday night.

SANDUSKY — The Class A No. 7 Tri High School softball team traveled south on Ind. 3 Wednesday evening to play host North Decatur, intent on remaining undefeated for the early part of the 2021 season.

MOUNT SUMMIT — The Blue River Valley High School girls and boys track & field teams opened the 2021 season Wednesday evening with team victories in a triangular meet against Tri and Union (Modoc).

By definition, an underclassman is a person in his or her freshman or sophomore year in high school, and two girls from visiting Shenandoah who fit that description led their Raider softball team past New Castle Wednesday evening at Baker Park Field.

Once again, the nemesis of committing errors came up and bit the New Castle High School varsity baseball team in its game against visiting Greenfield-Central on a warm Tuesday evening at Sunnyside Field.

INDIANAPOLIS —Shenandoah High School seniors Andrew Bennett and Kaden McCollough are on the list of Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60 senior boys’ basketball players for 2020-21. These boys were selected from approximately 1,500 senior players statewide.

MIDDLETOWN — Getting hits is an objective in baseball, but scoring more runs than the opponent any way one can is the most important thing, and the Shenandoah High School baseball team did just that Monday evening.

CONNERSVILLE — The Connersville varsity softball team was an offensive force to be reckoned with Monday evening. The Spartans took on New Castle at home, winning 12-2 in six innings.

KNIGHTSTOWN — Hoosier Gym was the site of Saturday’s inaugural Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association East-West All-Star game, and those in attendance were treated to an up-and-down the court, high-scoring game.

MIDDLETOWN — An objective in softball is to put bat to ball, get on base, and score runs, and visiting Rushville did that better than Shenandoah Friday evening in the season opener for both schools.

After defeating host Pendleton Heights Tuesday evening to open the 2021 regular season, the New Castle High School baseball team entertained the Arabians Wednesday at Sunnyside Field on a very cool and windy evening.

INDIANAPOLIS — Six Indiana high school boys basketball coaches have been chosen as 2021 Bob King Coaches of the Year by their peers in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association as announced Wednesday, March 31.

The season-opener for the New Castle High School softball team was moved from Wednesday to Tuesday evening over concerns about the forecasted possibly poor playing conditions on Wednesday.

PENDLETON — The New Castle High School varsity baseball team opened its 2021 regular season Tuesday evening with a 6-3 Hoosier Heritage Conference victory over host Pendleton Heights in warm and windy conditions.

INDIANAPOLIS — Twelve players have been selected for the IndyStar Indiana boys Junior All-Stars for 2021, Indiana All-Star games director Mike Broughton announced Tuesday, March 30.

HAGERSTOWN — The Jay Hale era of Hagerstown High School varsity baseball began Monday evening with a game against visiting Frankton under sunny skies, breezy conditions, and temperatures hovering around 60 degrees.