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- Sports Editor’s note: Some of these sports briefs were scheduled to run in Sunday’s edition of the newspaper but were cut due to lack of space. Also, because of the lack of space in today’s sports section, stories about Saturday’s Yorkto

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Riz's Pigskin Picks Week 6 (Sept. 21-22)

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com I was 12-3 in my predictions for Week 5, 9-1 for high school games and 3-2 on college contests. Two of my picks lost on the last play of the game and another lost by two points. I am 58-17, one-third of the way through

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Three local girls advance to golf regional

Hagerstown’s Stefani Burns putts on hole No. 4 during last Wednesday’s 3-way girls golf meet at Westwood Golf Club. Saturday in the Richmond sectional at The Elks Country Club, Burns carded 48-53 for a 101, good enough to qualify for this Saturday’s regional at Edgewood Golf Club in Anderson, hosted by Lapel.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com No local girls golf teams advanced from Saturday’s three IHSAA sectionals involving local schools, but three girls scored well enough as individuals to qualify to compete at this Saturday’s Lapel golf region

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Panthers edge Titans for tennis crown

Knightstown High School boys tennis Coach Steve Dalton (far left) and his players are all smiles after winning the Henry County Tournament Saturday at Knightstown High School. The Panthers swept all three singles flights to propel them to the championship.

By JIM JEFFRIES KNIGHTSTOWN — The 2018 Henry County Boys Tennis Tournament was hotly contested by the two teams on the southern end of the county. The Knightstown Panthers and the Tri High Titans are rivals on the courts, and the outcome of the tournament cam

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Trojans win Warren Central Invitational

Players and coaches of the Class 3A No. 1 New Castle High School volleyball team are all smiles while displaying the trophy after winning Saturday’s Warren Central Invitational with a 4-0 record.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Class 3A No. 1 New Castle High School volleyball team traveled to the far east side of Indianapolis Saturday and came home with another trophy, as it went 4-0 on the day to capture the Warren Ce

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Sports Briefs

Boys Soccer Shelbyville 3, New Castle 0 The Trojan boys hosted the Golden Bears Thursday night at Neal Field and came out on the short end of the game to drop to 0-4 in the HHC and 6-5-1 for the season. It was the third game in four days for New Castle, and the con

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Trojan volleyball wins in four

C-T STAFF REPORT FORTVILLE - The Class A No. 1 New Castle High School volleyball team overcame a hurdle in its quest to repeat its Hoosier Heritage Conference championship by defeating host Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Thursday night in four sets 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 25-

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Raiders top Panthers in three sets

Shenandoah's Kara Surguy (16) attempts a kill as Knightstown's Rena' Witham (7) and Trinidie Newby (12) jump in an attempt to block it during Thursday night's volleyball match at Knightstown. Surguy had several kills and service aces in the Raiders' 25-19, 25-18, 25-23 win over the host Panthers.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com KNIGHTSTOWN - Shenandoah and Knightstown do not play each other in high school football this season for the first time in a coon's age, so the rivalry between the two Henry County schools will have to be carried over to

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Trojans use aerial assault to defeat Tigers

New Castle's Cooper Rusch grabs a pass from quarterback Drew Barber during Friday night's football game against visiting Yorktown at Neal Field. Rusch caught three passes for a total of 17 yards to help keep drives alive as the host Trojans defeated the Tigers 42-25.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Last week it was the run; this week it was the pass. The New Castle High School football team pounded out 343 yards on the ground in a soggy win at Shelbyville on Sept. 7, but threw for 347 yards on a perfect Friday nig

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Offensive line leads the way as Raiders roll

C-T STAFF REPORT MIDDLETOWN - The Class 2A No 8 Shenandoah High School football team played visiting Wes-Del Friday night for the first time on the gridiron since 2010 when the two teams were in the now-defunct White River Conference, and the result was pretty much

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Panthers beat Royals to bring back plow and anvil

Knightstown's Jose Olivo (15) strives for additional yardage while in the grasp of an Eastern Hancock tackler as the Panthers' Kyler Burchett (20) follows during Friday night's high school football game at Don Willard Field. Olivo rushed for 138 yards in his team's 21-8 victory over the visiting Royals that returned the plow and anvil to Knightstown.

By RON GREESON - For The Courier-Times KNIGHTSTOWN – Knightstown football's turnaround season continued Friday night at Don Willard Field with the biggest win so far this year, the fourth straight victory for the surging Panthers. In recapturing the Plow and

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Tigers rebound with victory at Lincoln

By DAN HARNEY - For The Courier-Times CAMBRIDGE CITY—Someone had to be next on the schedule. Still stinging from a loss to Union County in its previous game, the Hagerstown High School football team rebounded with a statement game. After seeing their 16-game

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Area Volleyball Statistical Leaders

Player`Kills`Aces`Digs`Assists`Blocks Mabrey Shaffmaster (NC)`230`65`108`4`20 Erikka Hill (S)`185`0`26`4`32 Kara Surguy (S)`151`39`149`1`9 Jessica Swimm (H)`137`10`32`2`5 Regan Tinkle (H)`112`30`27`4`34 Mallory Cross (BR)`109`15`47`1`2 Melani Shaffmaster (NC

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Sports Briefs

Boys Tennis Hagerstown 4, Union County 1 The Tigers defeated the Patriots Wednesday evening, winning four of the five flights to improve to 4-0 in the TEC and 7-2 for the season. For Hagerstown, Luke Girdley won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, Mason Pruitt won 6-0, 6-0

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Tigers second, Panthers fourth at TEC golf meet

C-T STAFF REPORT HAGERSTOWN — The Hagerstown High School girls golf team hosted the Tri-Eastern Conference Tournament Tuesday evening at Hartley Hills and came in second among the eight schools competing. Knightstown was fourth. The meet had been scheduled fo

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Titans battle but lose to Bulldogs

By JIM JEFFRIES - CENTERVILLE — The Tri High School boys tennis team traveled to conference foe Centerville Wednesday evening and took the host Bulldogs to three sets in four of the five varsity flights, but eventually lost 4-1. The only point for Tri came

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Trojans top Tigers and Panthers on Senior Night

New Castle No. 1 golfer Annie Gillock putts on hole No. 4 during Wednesday evening’s 3-way meet against Hagerstown and Knightstown at Westwood Golf Club. Gillock, who finished second in Tuesday’s Hoosier Hertitage Conference Meet with a 40, shot 43 Wednesday for co-medalist honors as the host Trojans finished first.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The New Castle High School girls golf team held its Senior Night Wednesday at Westwood Golf Club by hosting Hagerstown and Knightstown in the final regular season meet of the year for all three. The evening ended well f

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Girls golf sectionals Saturday and Monday

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The first IHSAA state tournament of the fall sports season is upon us as sectionals for our local girls golf teams will be contested Saturday and Monday. Our local teams are spread over four different sectionals. The to

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Five local football games on tap for tonight

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Four of our five local high school football teams host games tonight, and the other one has just a few miles to travel to play its contest. Unlike last Friday, no rain is forecast, so go out and support your team. All g

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Sports Briefs

Cross Country Tri in Centerville Invitational The Titan boys had no team score, but Tri junior Trey Williams posted a time of 19:24 for a 12th-place finish Tuesday evening at the Centerville Invitational. Williams and the rest of the Titans will run at South Adams

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Titans knock off Knights in boys tennis

By JIM JEFFRIES LEWISVILLE — The Tri High School boys tennis team played an important Tri-Eastern Conference match Tuesday evening against the visiting Northeastern Knights. The Titans won the match 4-1 to improve to 5-2 in the TEC and 5-4 for the season. Tri

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Trojans fall to Owls in boys soccer

New Castle’s Eddy Yousak (10) controls the ball as Wilson Avila (13) of Muncie Burris tries to intercept it and other players from both sides move down the field during Tuesday night’s boys soccer game at Neal Field. Yousak scored two goals for the Trojans, but the visiting Owls won 4-2.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com After a three-week absence from Neal Field, the New Castle High School boys soccer team returned home to host Muncie Burris Tuesday night in almost-perfect weather conditions. A couple things hurt the Trojans in the fir

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Tiger boys win New Castle XC Invitational

Hagerstown boys cross country runners Logan Tuttle (left) and Elijah Halcomb run side-by-side early in Tuesday evening’s New Castle Cross Country Invitational on the course at Memorial Park. Halcomb won the boys race and Tuttle finished sixth as the Tigers placed first as a team to capture the trophy.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com A last-minute entry came away with the trophy. The Hagerstown High School boys cross country team was searching for an event in which to compete after several meets got canceled because of rain and storms, made a late b

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SPORTS BRIEFS

Knotts also 10-5 in Contest Lisa Knotts had a 10-5 record during Week 4 of the Riz’s Pigskin Picks contest to beat the sport editor’s 9-6 record. Lisa’s entry, postmarked Sept. 5, was received in Tuesday morning’s mail, which was the reason

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Trojans sweep past Wildcats

New Castle’s Melani Shaffmaster gets ready to serve against visiting Lawrence North during Monday night’s volleyball match in the Fieldhouse. Shaffmaster, the team’s captain, had four kills, five service aces, four digs, and 28 assists in the host Trojans’ three-set sweep over the Wildcats.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Fresh off its victory in its own invitational on Saturday, the New Castle High School volleyball team hosted Class 4A Lawrence North Monday night in the Fieldhouse and had little trouble defeating the visiting Wildcats

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Season finale this Sunday at Mt. Lawn

By RICK SWEIGART of Mt. Lawn Speedway - Mt. Lawn Speedway hosts its final race program of the 2018 season Sunday, highlighted by Doc’s Golf Carts 1-hour Factory Stock FWD Enduro. Van Hoy Oil Thunder Cars, Adams Enterprises Pro Compacts, and Factory Stock FW

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Odds and ends from a weekend of sports

New Castle’s Luke Bumbalough (28) who is behind quarterback Drew Barber (5) runs for yardage against host Shelbyville on a sloppy field last Friday night, aided by his blockers which include Blake Webb (78) and Bailey Melton (58). All the rain made the field a quagmire, but Bumbalough still rushed for 190 yards and four touchdowns in the Trojans’ 41-18 victory over the Golden Bears.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Like most college students, the weekend for me begins on Thursday night because what occurs that evening and Friday make up the coverage you’ll receive in Sunday’s sports section. The rain last weekend, part

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