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VFW defeats Lamberson & Malott

VFW’s Matt Hastings leads off third base before scoring another run against Lamberson & Malott during Thursday night’s Babe Ruth League Baseball game at Denny Bolden Field. Hastings was 3-for-4 from the plate with three RBI and scored two runs in VFW’s five-inning 11-1 victory over L&M.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com First place wasn’t on the line during Thursday night’s second game of the New Castle Babe Ruth Baseball League, but you couldn’t tell that by watching the VFW team. VFW ran the bases with abandon and t

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Sports Briefs

Fishers Wins Class 4A Title Fishers defeated Indianapolis Cathedral 4-3 Friday night at Victory Field in Indianapolis to win the IHSAA Class 4A baseball state championship. Fishers is coached by former New Castle High School baseball player and graduate Matt

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New Castle's Blessinger to compete in National Rodeo Finals

Rylan Blessinger, an 8th grade student, at New Castle Middle School, has earned a position on the Indiana National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, South Dakota to compete in the pole bending competition at the 14th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo June 24-30. Blessinger is shown here on his horse during a recent competition.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com A New Castle boy will be competing in the national finals of his sport later this month, and its not baseball, soccer, or swimming. Rylan Blessinger, an 8th grade student at New Castle Middle School, has earned a positi

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Local players shine in East's win over West

The East’s Joe Huff (on ground) from Shenandoah upends the West’s Tyler Gilbert (80) of Eastern (Greentown) for a four-yard loss on a pass play during the first half of Friday night’s Indiana Football Hall of Fame East/West Classic at Anderson High School. The East rallied from a 7-0 halftime deficit to defeat the West 37-19.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com ANDERSON – Players from four of the local football-playing high schools shined at Anderson High School Friday night in the 18th annual Indiana Football Hall of Fame East/West Classic. All 11 local players did some

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Sports Briefs

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com New Castle Soccer Camp The New Castle High School boys soccer coaching staff, players and alumni invite boys and girls entering grades 1-8 to a soccer clinic to improve their soccer knowledge and skills. Campers will ta

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Wheeler ties for 80th place at boys golf state finals

Brady Wheeler, a junior on the New Castle High School boys golf team, hits a shot down the fairway close to the green during the sectional at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield June 4. Wheeler reached the IHSAA boys golf state finals again this season and shot a 172 for 36 holes Tuesday and Wednesday at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel to finish in a five-way tie for 80th place in the individual standings.

Courier-Times Staff Report CARMEL — Brady Wheeler, a junior on the New Castle High School boys golf team this past season, shot a 92 during Wednesday’s second day of the IHSAA boys golf state finals at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel. Combined with the

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Dodgers edge White Sox for Little League City Tourney title

White Sox coaches and players, who wear their runner-up medals around their necks, pose for a photo after their narrow 4-3 loss to the top-seeded Dodgers in Wednesday evening’s championship game of the New Castle Little League Baseball City Tournament. The White Sox were the No. 6 seed and won two tournament games before Wednesday’s finale.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com In most sports, it doesn’t matter how you win as long as you find a way to get the job done, and the Dodgers did just that in Wednesday evening’s championship game of the New Castle Little League Baseball Ci

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Myers signs to play football for Wabash College

Shenandoah High School senior Josh Myers has signed a letter of intent to play football for Wabash College in Crawfordsville beginning this fall. Myers had an excellent four-year career on the gridiron for the Raiders and was among the area’s leading tacklers. He will appear in Friday’s Indiana Football Hall of Fame East/West Classic game at Anderson High School. Pictured from the left are SHS varsity football Head Coach Jordan McCaslin, Josh Myers, mother Lisa Myers, and father Jeff Myers.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com MIDDLETOWN - As many people know, economics is a study of choices and their impact, and Shenandoah High School senior Josh Myers has made a decision that he hopes will get him to where he wants to go in life. Myers, a r

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Sports Briefs

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com New Castle Soccer Camp The New Castle High School boys soccer coaching staff, players and alumni invite boys and girls entering grades 1-8 to a soccer clinic to improve their soccer knowledge and skills. Campers

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Phares nips Sadler in battle for first place

Clayton Hamm (7) from Phares leads off a little from the bag as Sadler third baseman Kody Smitherman (14) tries to keep him close to it during Tuesday night’s Babe Ruth League Baseball game at Denny Bolden Field. Hamm was 2-for-4 from the plate and scored two runs as Phares came from behind to defeat Sadler 8-7 in a battle of first-place teams.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Two one-loss teams battling for first place met on the diamond of New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball’s Denny Bolden Field Tuesday night. When the dust finally had settled at 10:30 p.m., Phares had squeezed out a

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There's a Trojan presence at this year's baseball state finals

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com I hadn’t intended to type another RR&R column so soon after my last one, but I wanted to relay a few comments that I couldn’t squeeze into the last one. No, we don’t have any of our local teams in

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Holbrook commits to Sinclair Community College

Shenandoah High School senior Hallie Holbrook signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio beginning this fall. Holbrook was a main cog on three straight Class 2A Sectional 42 championship teams for the Raiders and led the area in kills with 484 during her senior season in 2017. From left are father Howard Holbrook, mother Leslie Holbrook, Hallie Holbrook and SHS varsity volleyball Head Coach Josh MacIntyre.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com MIDDLETOWN — Given the volleyball resume Shenandoah High School senior Hallie Holbrook built over the four years of her high school career, she probably could have gone to a number of four-year colleges or univers

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Sports Briefs

New Castle Soccer Camp The New Castle High School boys soccer coaching staff, players and alumni invite boys and girls entering grades 1-8 to a soccer clinic to improve their soccer knowledge and skills. Campers will take part in agility training and the proper tec

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12 local players in Friday's IFHOF East/West Classic

Hagerstown’s Jalen Oliver (33) catches a pass as Shenandoah’s Jordan Starks (81) attempts to bring him to the ground and the Raiders’ Joe Huff (21) runs up to assist, if needed, during their high school football game last season. Starks and Huff will play for the East in Friday night’s Indiana Football Hall of Fame East/West Classic at Anderson High School.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Twelve local high school senior football players, along with four just outside the local area, will compete for the East during Friday’s Indiana Football Hall of Fame East/West Classic at Anderson High School. Kic

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NCLL City Tournament Championship Game is Tonight

LEFT: Coy Adkins of the White Sox hurls the ball toward the plate in the top of the sixth inning against the Pirates during last Friday’s semifinal game of the New Castle Little League Baseball City Tournament. Adkins got the save in his team’s 5-4 victory and may be counted upon to do the same in this evening’s championship game against the Dodgers.

NCLL City Tournament title Game is Tonight

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Allred, Moore named to IHSAA committee

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Eighteen high school student-athletes from across Indiana will begin this coming school year as members of the 2018-19 IHSAA Student Advisory Council (SAC). Two of those 18 individuals are from Henry County high schools

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Sports Briefs

Explanation Because of a computer crash where the newspaper papers were laid out in Michigan, the Sports Briefs from Sunday, June 3 were mistakenly placed into the sports pages for Sunday, June 10 instead of the intended ones. The Courier-Times apologizes for any i

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BSU's Lewis is Second Team All-America in Track

Story Sumitted by BSU Athletics EUGENE, Ore. — Ball State high jumper Regan Lewis, a junior, battled cold, rainy and windy conditions to become just the sixth student-athlete in program history to earn NCAA Outdoor Track & Field All-America honors Saturda

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Rick Purvis Golf Outing raises funds for Little League

Participants in Saturday’s Rick Purvis Youth Benefit Golf Outing get into their carts to head out on the course for the start of it. All proceeds from the event will be placed into a separate account and be used for renovations to the New Castle Little League Baseball facilities.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The weather was almost perfect Saturday morning for the tee-off of the Rick Purvis Youth Benefit Golf Outing at Memorial Park Golf Course north of New Castle. A rather large group of participants paid $200 to compete as

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New At The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

The new flags are flying proudly outside the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Trojan Lane. The Lebanon flag represents the 100th anniversary of the Tigers’ state championship and the New Castle and Carmel flags are symbols of those two schools winning last December’s Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic in the Fieldhouse. The flags behind those represent this past season’s state championship game contenders in all four classes for both girls and boys.

New At The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

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Spring sports a mixed bag on local high school level

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com As we make the turn from spring sports into the summer season for a short time until fall sports rev up again, it’s time for a bit of reflection on what has transpired recently on the local high school level. We h

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