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Founder's Day 100 at Mt. Lawn this Sunday

By RICK SWEIGART - of Mt. Lawn Speedway The annual Founder’s Day 100 is Sunday, July 22 at Mt. Lawn Speedway. The race is the third leg of the VanHoy Oil Indiana/Ohio Shootout Series for Thunder Car running under Mt. Lawn rules and the Hanger 18 Hobby Stock f

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Mt. Lawn adds Enduro race to 2018 schedule

By RICK SWEIGART - of Mt. Lawn Speedway Mt. Lawn Speedway, west of New Castle, is adding an additional race to to 2018 schedule. The added race will be a one-hour Enduro race feating Factory Stock FWD compacts, which will take place Sunday, Sept. 9. Entries will be

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Large turnout for Trojan Football Youth Camp

Aided by instruction from New Castle High School football coaches and players, future quarterbacks learn proper techniques and form for throwing a football during Monday evening’s first day of New Castle Trojan Football Youth Camp at Neal Field. The camp runs through Thursday.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Apparently the success of last year’s New Castle High School varsity football team had an impact on the number of registrations at this year’s New Castle Trojan Football Youth Camp. At least it seemed that w

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Mills' Travel Team Finishes Third in Nation

Megan Mills (back row at far left), a freshman and leading scorer on the 2017 New Castle High School girls soccer team, poses with her Indiana travel soccer team after it finished third in the nation in a recent tournament. The Indiana team also received the fair play plaque.

Mills’ Travel Team Finishes Third in Nation

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BSU's Gilbert on Maxwell Watch List

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Ball State running back James Gilbert was one of four Mid-American Conference football players who found his name on the initial Maxwell Award Watch List, which was released Monday by the Maxwe

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NC 14s move to title game with win over Kokomo Knights

Eli Cooper of Phares fires the ball toward the plate during the New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball City Tournament.

C-T Staff Report LOGANSPORT — The New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball 14 year-olds All-Star Team is one win away from a Northern State Championship as it defeated the Kokomo Knights 13-8 in a come-from-behind victory Monday evening in Logansport. New Castle

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Sports Briefs

Nite Lite Golf Tournament Believe & Achieve Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Henry County) is having its 22nd annual Nite Lite Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 18 at Memorial Park Golf Course. Registration is at 7:30 p.m. with tee time at 8:30 p.m.

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New Castle 15s romp to big win over Lewis Cass

Dillon Stevens of the New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball 15 year-olds All-Star Team stands on second base after the first of his three straight hits during Sunday evening’s game against Lewis Cass in the Northern State Tournament at Denny Bolden Field. New Castle won 15-0 in five innings and will play again Thursday at 6 p.m. as the tournament’s No. 1 seed.

By RON GREESON - For The Courier-Times New Castle played in the first and last games of the opening weekend of the Babe Ruth 15U Baseball Northern State Tournament hosted at Denny Bolden Field. By posting dominating wins in both games, sandwiched around seven other

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New Castle 13s defeat host Tipton in state tourney

With an umpire watching, Garrett Grim (4) of the New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball 13 year-olds All-Star Team gets ready to fire a pitch toward the plate against a batter from host Tipton during Saturday evening’s Northern State Tournament at Tipton City Park. Grim tossed a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts through five innings and also was productive at the plate in New Castle’s 15-8 victory.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com TIPTON — In baseball, putting the ball into play and getting on base are major factors toward success, and the New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball 13 year-olds All-Star Team did enough of that against host Tipton

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New Castle 10U Team Champions Again

The New Castle Little League Baseball 10U All-Star Team members pose with the team trophy, the bracket, and their individual trophies as the coaches in the back row smile after winning the Richmond Evening Optimist Tournament over the weekend. After winning the Indiana District 6 Tournament on July 5, the Richmond tourney served as a tune-up for the New Castle 10U team’s participation in the Little League State Tournament at Fort Wayne’s Georgetown Little League facilities starting this Thursday.

New Castle 10U Team Champions Again

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New Castle 14s roll past Noblesville in state tourney

C-T Staff Report LOGANSPORT — After losing to the Kokomo Knights in its previous game, the New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball 14 year-olds All-Star Team got back on the winning track Sunday with an 11-1 pounding of Noblesville in the Northern State Tourname

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Sports Briefs

Nite Lite Golf Tournament Believe & Achieve Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Henry County) is having its 22nd annual Nite Lite Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 18 at Memorial Park Golf Course. Registration is at 7:30 p.m. with tee time at 8:30 p.m.

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Trojan softball team honored at awards banquet

New Castle High School varsity softball Head Coach Jeff Theobald talks about his team’s 2018 season at Thursday evening’s awards banquet at Henry County REMC on Ind. 3. The Trojans played a tough schedule and had an 8-15 record, but still were one of the better-hitting teams Theobald has coached.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com After a high school sports season has ended, it’s nice to get together afterward to honor those players who participated in it. So it was with the New Castle High School softball team, as players, coaches and fami

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Sports Briefs

Nite Lite Golf Tournament Believe & Achieve Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Henry County) is having its 22nd annual Nite Lite Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 18 at Memorial Park Golf Course. Registration is at 7:30 p.m. with tee time at 8:30 p.m.

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New Castle 15s top Elwood in tourney opener

Jarod Stevens of the New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball 15 year-old All-Star Team dives back to the bag ahead of the tag from Elwood first baseman Tyler Mendenhall (14) during Friday evening’s state tournament game at Denny Bolden Field. Stevens came off the bench to go 2-for-2 at the plate, scored a run, and had a RBI in New Castle’s 12-2 win in six innings.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball 15 year-old All-Star Team opened its quest for a state tournament championship with a 12-2, six-inning victory over Elwood Friday evening at Denny Bolden Field. New Castle’

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Conyers named First Team All-State in softball

Tri's Kierstyn Conyers stands on first base after singling against Cambridge City Lincoln in a softball game on May 4. Conyers on base was a familiar sight during the 2018 season, as she led the area in hitting with a .626 average and was named Class 1A/2A First Team All-State in softball by the ICGSA. Conyers was named C-T Area Softball Player of the Year last month.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Kierstyn Conyers, a senior on this past season's Tri High School softball team, was named First Team All-State in Classes 1A/2A for softball by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) for the 2018 season

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BSU's Jameson named Freshman All-American

By BSU Athletic Dept. and C-T Staff Report MUNCIE – Ball State University baseball’s Drey Jameson was the lone Mid-American Conference player to find his name on Baseball America’s Freshman All-America Team, the publication announced Wednesday. Ja

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Sports Briefs

New Castle 14s Fall The New Castle Babe Ruth Baseball 14 year-olds All-Star Team fell in state tournament play 13-6 to the Kokomo Knights Wednesday night in Logansport. No other details about the game were available at press time. New Castle will play again

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Roush settles in as Trojan volleyball coach

Sarah Roush, new varsity volleyball coach at New Castle High School, directed her first Trojan Summer Volleyball Camp which ended Thursday at New Castle Middle School’s Pasman Gymnasium. Roush, a 2011 graduate of Wes-Del High School, played and coached volleyball for the Warriors and has been a coach at Munciana.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com First-year New Castle High School varsity volleyball Coach Sarah Roush has big shoes to fill and high expectations from Trojan volleyball fans as she settles in for her first year as New Castle coach on the heels of the

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How about a column about high school basketball to cool you off?

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Outside temperatures are expected to heat up again this weekend, so hopefully you’ll find some way to beat the heat. I’ll try to do my part by preparing this RR&R column about the New Castle High School

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Cambridge City tops New Castle for 8U title

Jaxon Grubbs of the New Castle Little League Baseball 8U Green Team lines the ball for a lead-off single during the bottom of the fourth inning of Tuesday evening’s championship game of the District 6 Tournament against host Cambridge City at Creitz Park. Grubbs had two hits and scored a run, but New Castle lost to Cambridge City 10-5.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com CAMBRIDGE CITY — Both Cambridge City and the New Castle Little League Baseball 8U Green team entered Tuesday evening’s championship game of the District 6 Tournament at Creitz Park undefeated in the tourney,

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Sports Briefs

Burton is All-State Honorable Mention Recent Knightstown High School graduate Tyler Burton was named Honorable Mention All-State for Class 2A during the 2018 high school baseball season completed in June. Burton, who shared C-T Area Baseball Player of the Year hono

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New Castle 14s romp past Maconaquah

C-T Staff Report LOGANSPORT — The talented New Castle Babe Ruth League Baseball 14-year-old All-Star Team improved its record to 2-0 in the state tournament by pounding Maconaquah 16-2 in five innings Monday evening. New Castle faced the Kokomo Knights Wednes

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New Castle's Jones is kicker for Cincinnati

C-T Staff Report Ryan Jones, a graduate of New Castle High School, is entering his junior year of eligibility on the University of Cincinnati football team and is a senior academically. After red-shirting his freshman year, Jones, who wears No. 97 for the Bearcats,

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Little League tournaments were entertaining

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Whew! The past 10 days of Little League Baseball tournaments were entertaining to watch. One of my sports correspondents, Ron Greeson, and I tried to provide as much local coverage as we could, given time and budget con

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