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AREA BASEBALL STATISTICAL LEADERS

Local Baseball Batting (minimum 25 at-bats) Name Avg. AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB Josiah Jackson (T) .455 55 22 25 22 5 1 4 16 Cody Swimm (H) .446 56 8 25 19 5 1 1 0 Mason Crisp (BR) .442 43 11 19 7 1 0 2 1 Landen Freestone (S) .438 64 18 28 15 7 1 0 6 Rylan Huntley (NC

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Trojans beat Bearcats, host Invitational Saturday

New Castle senior Trevor Turner blasts a shot from the tee during a three-way meet at Westwood Golf Club in late April. Turner was medalist with a 75 at last Saturday’s Hoosier Heritage Conference Meet and also was medalist with a 39 in Wednesday evening’s match against visiting Muncie Central, and hopes to do even better during Saturday’s New Castle Invitational at Westwood Golf Club.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The New Castle High School boys golf team has finally found its groove. After making some mistakes of its own that cost them in a two-stroke loss to Richmond last week, the Trojans have bounced back by winning the Hoosi

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Sports Briefs

Miracle League Sign-up The New Castle Miracle League will be having a dance and sign-up for the 2018 season from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the New Castle Armory at 1537 Grand Avenue. Opening Day is July 28 at Baker Park. The Miracle League is a baseball league for ch

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Trojans top Titans to move to girls semifinals

Elizabeth LaMar, senior and No. 2 singles player for the New Castle High School girls tennis team, serves to Tri’s Kayanna Turner during the opening round of Wednesday evening’s New Castle tennis sectional. LaMar played very well, defeating Turner 6-2, 6-0 in 1:25 to give the Trojans their third point and the victory in the match. New Castle won 4-1.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The New Castle High School girls tennis team, coming off a 3-16 regular season and tested by tough competition all year, utilized some of the experience they gained to good effect during Wednesday evening’s openin

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Sports Briefs

Baseball New Castle 10, Franklin County 4 The Trojans traveled to Brookville Tuesday evening to take on the host Wildcats and came away with the victory to improve to 20-6 for the season. It was only the sixth time in school history a Trojan baseball

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Trojans fall on Senior Night to Arabians

Tuesday was Senior Night for the New Castle High School softball team, and five senior girls were honored before the game against visiting Pendleton Heights at Baker Park. Trojan seniors (and their parents) from the left are Olivia Neal, Haylie Graham, Mariah Nicholson, Shylyn Floyd, and Mackayla Huckeby.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Some days you have it and some days you don't. It was more of the latter for the New Castle High School girls softball team Tuesday on Senior Night as visiting Pendleton Heights came to Baker Park and thrashed the host

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Five local girls advance to track regional

New Castle’s Grace Smith easily clears her height in the pole vault competition during Tuesday evening’s girls track & field sectional at Pendleton Heights. Smith finished third in the event to qualify for next week’s Ben Davis regional.

By RON GREESON - For The Courier-Times PENDLETON – Youth was served in terms of area girls track success Tuesday night at Pendleton Heights High School. Among the five area girls to qualify for next Tuesday’s regional meet at Ben Davis High School, nobo

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Tiger girls third at Connersville sectional

By KENT GRAY of HHS and C-T Staff Report - CONNERSVILLE - The Hagerstown High School girls track & field team scored 90.5 points en route to a third-place finish at the Connersville sectional Tuesday evening. Eight Tiger girls advanced to the Shelbyville regi

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Kinsey signs to play basketball for Taylor University

Last Friday afternoon at Shenandoah High School, senior Chase Kinsey (seated) signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Taylor University in Upland beginning in the 2018-19 season. In the back row, left to right, are SHS boys varsity basketball Head Coach Dave McCollough, father Brent Kinsey, mother Amber Kinsey, and brother Jakob Kinsey.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com MIDDLETOWN - Shenandoah High School senior Chase Kinsey has been a big part of the success of the Raiders' boys basketball team the past four years, and now he has decided to take his hardwood talents to the next level.

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Sports Briefs

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Boys Golf New Castle 172, Rushville 210 The Trojans traveled south Monday and defeated the host Lions by 38 strokes. Baseball New Castle 7, Lapel 3 The Trojans traveled to western Madison County Monday evening and defea

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Pairings for local girls tennis sectional announced

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Pairings for the New Castle girls tennis sectional, which begins today, have been made. Today at 4:30 p.m., host New Castle will face Tri. In Thursday’s semifinal round, Shenandoah will take on Knightstown at 4:30

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Times and dates announced for softball sectionals

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The IHSAA softball tournament begins next week, and host schools have announced the times and dates for their sectionals. The six local teams will play in five different sectionals. Knightstown gets things underway Mond

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Baseball sectional dates and times announced

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The host schools, for the most part, have announced dates and times for their sectionals in the IHSAA state tournament, which begins next week. The IHSAA would like for all sectional championship games to be Monday, May

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Moore perfect as Titans defeat Panthers in five

Tri pitcher Payton Moore (9) fires the ball toward the plate as shortstop Kaley Harrison (17) and left fielder Chloe Gentry (15) look on during Monday evening’s TEC softball game at host Knightstown. Moore hurled a perfect game and struck out 10 Panther batters in the Titans’ 12-0 win in five innings.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com KNIGHTSTOWN — Peyton Moore, senior pitcher for the Class A No. 1 Tri High school softball team, has hurled a number of excellent games over her four-year career, but few could top what she accomplished Monday even

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Stingers Champions in Tourney

The South Henry Stingers 12U Reece team was crowned champions of the U.S.F.A Mother Knows Best tournament in Kokomo Sunday, May 13. The team defeated the Lafayette Firestorm 12-0 in the championship game, giving the mothers of the players a very special Mother’s Day treat. Pictured in the front row from the left are Kaylee Kline (Eastern Hancock), Emily Simmons (Daleville), Kayla Burns (New Castle), Jessica Spencer (Centerville), and Presley Gibson (New Castle). Middle row from left are Lily Raines (New Castle), Kooper Grinstead (Shenandoah), Emma Whittenburg (Shenandoah), Ava Stearns (New Castle), Bailey Parham (Tri) and Sydney Dungan (Lincoln). Back row from left, are Coach Frank Reece, Assistant Coach Angie Grinstead, Statistician Jerry Spencer, and Assistant Coach Jason Burns. Not pictured are Emily Hodges (Knightstown) and Assistant Coach Calvin Parham. The Stingers will compete in the (B-Class) U.S.F.A. World Series in Panama City Beach, Florida July 15-21.

Stingers Champions in Tournament

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Indiana Ducks Tourney Champs Again

The Indiana Ducks 12U girls softball team won the USSSA Mother’s Day Classic held May 11-13 in Shelbyville. The girls went 7-1 in the tournament. In the front row, left to right, are Jordan Hirst, Emma Neely, Kattie Mathews, Cameron Spegal, and Maddie Mathews. in the back row, left to right, are Abi Cross, Lilly Null, Lydia Schwagmeier, Mylee Boling, and Lexi Herman. The Indiana Ducks 12U girls softball team will be holding a fundraiser at the New Castle Walmart this coming Saturday and Sunday to help send it to Nationals that will be held in July in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Indiana Ducks Tourney Champs Again

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Huff signs to play football for Taylor University

Last Friday at Shenandoah High School, senior Joe Huff (seated) signed a letter of intent to play football for Taylor University beginning this fall. In the back row, left to right, are father Jeff Huff, mother Michelle Huff, and SHS football Head Coach Jordan McCaslin.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com MIDDLETOWN — Shenandoah High School senior Joe Huff has had a fine athletic career in his four years as a Raider and it probably came as no surprise that he has decided to play a sport at the next level. Last Frid

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Tri defeats Centerville for 16th win

C-T Staff Report CENTERVILLE — The Class A No. 1 Tri High School softball team defeated host Centerville 4-1 in a Tri-Eastern Conference game Saturday to improved to 5-1 in the conference and 16-2 overall. Payton Moore was the winning pitcher, taking a no hit

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Sports Briefs

Boys Golf Raiders 4th in MEC Meet The Shenandoah and Blue River Valley High School teams competed in the Mid-Eastern Conference Meet Saturday at Crestview Golf Course. The Raiders finished fourth and the Vikings seventh. Team scores were Monroe Central 346, Dalevil

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Viking girls first at Eastern Hancock

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Blue River Valley High School girls tennis team competed in the Eastern Hancock Invitational Saturday and finished in first place with 35 points. Jay County finished second, Seton Catholic th

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Trojans win Northeastern Invite

By JEFF THEOBALD of NCHS FOUNTAIN CITY — The New Castle High School softball team went on the road Saturday for the Northeastern Invitational and won the championship, defeating DeKalb 5-4 in the first round and host Northeastern 11-1 in five innings for the

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Trojan boys win HHC Golf Meet by two strokes

The New Castle High School boys golf team won the Hoosier Heritage Conference championship Saturday at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield by carding a 330, two shots better than runner-up Mt. Vernon (Fortville). Pictured from the left in a team photo taken earlier this season are Tanner Alfrey, Blake Hammond, Jacob Simms, Coach John Burdsall, Nolan Beam, Trevor Turner, Brennan Sadler, and Brady Wheeler. Not pictured is Spencer Stewart, who was injured at the time.

C-T Staff Report GREENFIELD — The New Castle High School boys golf team traveled to Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield Saturday and won the Hoosier Heritage Conference golf championship in an extremely tight race for the title. Eleven strokes separated the top s

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Titan Bowlers Advance to State

The Tri Middle School bowling team placed second as a team at the regional, and Brooklyn Miller placed second and Karlie Patton fourth as individuals. The Titans will head to Anderson Saturday for state competition. From left to right are Brooklyn Miller, Jordan Brooks, Mason Perrin, and Karlie Patton.

Titan Bowlers Advance to State

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Titans drop twin billto Winchester

Tri senior Drew Mondrush (15) leads off second base after singling and moving up on teammate Masen Phelps’ single as Winchester shortstop Glenallen Anderson (5) keeps track of him during the bottom of the first inning of the second game of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader at Tri. Mondrush was tagged out at the plate after a single by Dillon Stevens to end the inning, which was the closest the Titans would come to scoring in their 8-0 loss.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com LEWISVILLE — Saturday, the Tri High School baseball team was hoping to end its two-game losing streak against larger schools, even its record for the season, and build some momentum for the final week of the regul

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Stanley signs to play baseball for Taylor University

Friday afternoon at Shenandoah High School, senior Cy Stanley (front row) signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Taylor University starting in the 2018-19 academic year. In the back row, left to right, are SHS baseball Assistant Coach Painter, father and SHS baseball Head Coach Bruce Stanley, mother Holly Stanley, sister Meg Stanley, and grandmother Teresa Stanley.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com MIDDLETOWN — Shenandoah High School senior Cy Stanley has had a fine four-year career for the Raider baseball team, and now he has the opportunity to extend his playing career a while longer. Friday afternoon at t

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