Knightstown High School senior Brachelle Wisner (12-white) splits the defense of visiting Union County’s Lauren Alldredge (12-blue) and Shelby Hill (50) for two points as teammate Mattie Manning (22) watches during Thursday night’s TEC girls basketball game. Wisner scored eight points and co…

KNIGHTSTOWN - Looking for its second straight victory and its first in the Tri-Eastern Conference this season, the Knightstown High School girls basketball team hosted Union County Thursday night.

LEWISVILLE - The Tri High School boys basketball team hosted Knightstown Wednesday night on Jeff Miller Court for a Tri-Eastern Conference game (and southern Henry County bragging rights) that had been postponed from Thanksgiving Eve 2020.

OXFORD, Ohio — In a game with five ties and five lead changes each way, the Ball State men’s basketball team dropped an 81-71 final at Miami (Ohio) Tuesday night. Ishmael El-Amin and K.J. Walton each scored 17 points to lead the Cards, who were coming off two dominant performances last week.

MOUNT SUMMIT - Several things happened Tuesday evening when the Class A No. 4 Blue River Valley High School girls basketball team hosted Randolph Southern for a varsity-only Mid-Eastern Conference game.

MIDDLETOWN — It’s always a great day when a high school athlete signs to play his or her sport for a college or university, and Shenandoah High School senior Lance Holdren had a great day late last week.

LEWISVILLE - It was Senior Night Monday for the Tri High School girls basketball team, but it was a 12th-grader from visiting Hagerstown who stole the show in a Tri-Eastern Conference game postponed from November.

CAMBRIDGE CITY - A second-half adjustment in personnel and defensive strategy for Tri’s boys basketball team didn’t impact the scoreboard at the end of the night Friday, but it certainly showed a promising option for the Titans in future games this season.

MUNCIE – Leading the league not only on the field but also in the classroom, 23rd-ranked Ball State placed a conference-high 26 players on the 2020 Academic All-MAC Football Team. It is the second straight season BSU has featured the most selections in the league.

I was 13-4 in my predictions for Week 5. Actually, I was 14-4 because I was right on picking Homestead over Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, but that game was moved up from Friday to Tuesday before the deadline, so I didn’t count it.

MUNCIE – A balanced offense, an all-conference player returns, and a stifling defensive effort lifted the Ball State men’s basketball team to a 78-58 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon at Worthen Arena.

The New Castle High School boys basketball team grabbed a lead in the first quarter against visiting Rushville Saturday night in the Fieldhouse and never trailed again to defeat the Lions 60-39.

New Castle High School junior Sam Maddy drove toward the basket and hit a lay-up with one second remaining to lift the Trojan boys basketball team past visiting Greenfield-Central 42-41 Friday night in the second game of a Hoosier Heritage Conference girls-boys doubleheader in the Fieldhouse.

The New Castle High School girls basketball team was looking to get its second victory of the season Friday evening against visiting Hoosier Heritage Conference opponent Greenfield-Central in the first game of a girls-boys doubleheader in the Fieldhouse.

The Indiana University men’s basketball team laid another egg again against visiting Purdue Thursday night in Assembly Hall by losing to the Boilermakers 81-69.

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BOWLING GREEN — Six players scored in double figures and the Ball State men’s basketball team turned in its most complete performance of the season Tuesday night in an 88-64 rout at Bowling Green.

BLOOMINGTON — Our nation’s pandemic has not stopped the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) from celebrating one exceptional coach. FCA recently honored Indiana University Head Football Coach Tom Allen with the 2020 Grant Teaff Coach of the Year Award.

BLOOMINGTON — Our nation’s pandemic has not stopped the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) from celebrating one exceptional coach. FCA recently honored Indiana University Head Football Coach Tom Allen with the 2020 Grant Teaff Coach of the Year Award.

After an amazing run of success from middle school through high school, the New Castle High School volleyball team Class of 2021 has another player going to college to play the sport.

LEWISVILLE - Two high school girls basketball teams undefeated in Tri-Eastern Conference play clashed Tuesday night on Jeff Miller Court.

When this writer first saw Shenandoah High School Kathryn Perry play basketball as an 8th-grader for Shenandoah Middle School in a 40-22 victory over host New Castle back in 2016, he knew big things were in store for her.

I really like my job as sports editor of The Courier-Times even though it involves a lot of time. After all, if you enjoy what you do, it’s not really work.

In New Castle’s sixth loss of the season, Coach Cory Criswell saw plenty of reason for optimism as the season moves forward.

LEWISVILLE – On Dec. 3, the Blue River Valley High School girls basketball team scored 73 points in its 73-66 Mid-Eastern Conference victory over host Shenandoah.

LEWISVILLE – Coming into Friday night’s second opening-round game of the Henry County Girls Basketball Tournament, both Knightstown and host Tri had not played a game since Tuesday, Dec. 22.

CONNERSVILLE - Host Connersville defeated New Castle 45-31 Saturday night.

I was 16-3 in my predictions for Week 4, my best week yet, and one game could not be played because of COVID-19 protocol.

LEWISVILLE - It didn't take the Class 2A No. 2 Shenandoah High School boys basketball team long to establish its dominance over Knightstown Thursday evening in the first game of the opening round of the Henry County Boys Basketball Tournament at Tri.

The Henry County Girls Basketball Tournament figures to be competitive again this season, and opens with a great game tonight at Tri featuring Shenandoah (11-3) vs. Blue River Valley (13-1) at 6 p.m., followed by Knightstown (1-11) facing host Tri (5-3) at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The New Castle High School girls and boys swimming teams had their first home meet of the season Tuesday evening at the New Castle Middle School pool and hosted Hagerstown for the event.