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Area Girls Basketball Stats

SCORING Name G Pts. Avg. Cameron Tabor (NC) 11 260 23.6 Kathryn Perry (S) 10 188 18.8 Lindsey Williams (BR) 10 126 12.6 Averi Phelps (T) 9 103 11.4 Hallie Rogers (H) 8 91 11.4 Erikka Hill (S) 10 112 11.2 Ally Madden (BR) 10 110 11.0 Hannah Foster (BR) 10 101 10.1 C

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Titans lose early lead and fall to Patriots

Union County’s Madison Gray (40) gets good position for a shot under the basket while guarded by Tri’s Averi Phelps (42) as the Titans’ Bayleigh Appleby (31), Maddie Burchett (3) and Auburn Harvey (15) watch during the second half of Wednesday night’s girls basketball game at Tri. Gray tallied 16 of her game-high 20 points after intermission as the visiting Patriots came from behind to win 46-37.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com LEWISVILLE — The Tri High School girls basketball team got off to a great start Wednesday night against visiting Class 2A No. 16 Union County but couldn’t sustain it the rest of the game and fell to the

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Trojan wrestlers fall to host Lions

C-T STAFF REPORT RUSHVILLE — If the New Castle High School wrestling team didn’t have to forfeit matches at so many weight classes, it would have won Wednesday evening’s meet at Rushville. But things being what they are, the Trojans had to fo

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Youth Basketball League races starting to take shape

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com Six weeks and eight games are in the books for the New Castle Evening Optimist/Henry County YMCA Youth Basketball League, and the league races are starting to take shape on both the girls’ and boys’ sides. I

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2019 Challenge Cup set for Jan. 5 in Fieldhouse

By PAT McKEE of the IBCA The 2019 Indiana-Kentucky Challenge Cup is set for Saturday, Jan. 5 at the New Castle Fieldhouse. This is a five-game “showcase” event featuring five teams from Indiana against five teams from Kentucky. This is the sixth year fo

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Knightstown third in its Panther Invitational

C-T STAFF REPORT KNIGHTSTOWN - The Knightstown High School wrestlers had their home opener at the Panther Invitational last Saturday. Knightstown placed third in the Invitational and second in the Henry County Tournament, going 3-1 on the day. The Panthers’ o

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Sports Briefs

Trojan Game Saturday The New Castle High School boys basketball team has added a home game against Muncie Burris Saturday night in the Fieldhouse with a 6 p.m. tip-off for the junior varsity game with the varsity contest to follow. Trojan basketball season ticketho

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Raider girls' defense shackles Rebels in win

This is an example of the sticky defense served up by the hosts during Tuesday night’s girls basketball game in Von Jameson Gymnasium. Shenandoah’s Stormie Fitch (12) and Sydney Campbell (31) are all over Randolph Southern’s Leann Wigginton (14) as she takes a shot while the Raiders’ Rachel Soden (4) and Jenna Stewart (20) plus the Rebels’ Maddy Mikesell (32) prepare for a possible rebound. Shenandoah hounded the visitors into 24 turnovers and 30 percent shooting from the field, and won 40-28.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com MIDDLETOWN — Although the objective in basketball is to put the ball through the hoop as many times as possible, there are other ways to win a game on the hardwood if the shots aren’t falling. Such was

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New Castle High School Boys Basketball Christmas Dinner

A large number of families and friends of the New Castle High School boys basketball teams gathered for the annual Christmas dinner Tuesday night at the old New Castle Armory on Grand Ave.

New Castle High School Boys Basketball Christmas Dinner

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Trojan swimmers fall to visiting Spartans

New Castle’s Caitlin Shunneson heads for the water as she performs a dive. Shunneson won the diving event in Tuesday evening’s meet against visiting Connersville in the NCMS pool.

By JASON KUBICK of NCHS The New Castle High School girls and boys swimming teams hosted strong squads from Connersville Tuesday evening in the NCMS pool and lost both ends of the meet. On the girls’ side of things, the Spartans defeated the Trojans 125-57, an

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Observations 45 days into the high school winter sports season

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com We now are nearing the midpoint of December, not even winter officially, and several of our local high school girls basketball teams already have played one-half of their regular-season schedules. As of the afternoon of

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Sports Briefs

Boys Basketball Daleville 51, Tri 33 The Titan boys lost at home to the Broncos Saturday night. Elijah Davis had 13 points and Evan Murphy added eight for Tri. The Titans host Cowan in a girl/boy doubleheader Friday night. Girls Basketball South Decatur 51, Knights

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Vikings top Broncos to remain undefeated in the MEC

Blue River Valley’s Mallory Cross (25) tries to disrupt a shot by Daleville’s Mackenzie Walker (5) as the Vikings’ Ally Madden (42) and the Broncos’ Hannah Allen (3) get into position to rebound during Monday’s MEC girls basketball game in Shelton Gymnasium. Host Blue River shot much better from the field than Daleville and outrebounded its guest as the Vikings won 58-39.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com MOUNT SUMMIT — Two-thirds of the way through the Mid-Eastern Conference season, the Class A No. 14 Blue River Valley girls basketball team sits undefeated at 6-0 and atop the MEC standings. The Viking girls achiev

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Volunteer of the Year Named at Basketball HOF Luncheon

Volunteers and officers of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame enjoy a tasty meal and conversation during the annual Christmas luncheon Monday afternoon at the museum on Trojan Lane in New Castle.

Volunteer of the Year Named at Basketball HOF Luncheon

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Trojan swimmers compete in Shelbyville Relays

By JASON KUBICK of NCHS SHELBYVILLE — New Castle High School girls and boys swimming teams competed in Saturday’s Shelbyville Relays against good competition. Six high school teams competed, and the Trojan boys finished fourth and the New Castle girls s

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Trojan grapplers grab first win of year

New Castle’s Trevor Raynor (left) faces off against his wrestling opponent during the New Castle Invitational Dec. 1. During last Saturday’s New Castle Invitational, Raynor pinned Franklin County’s Levi Sanders in 5:05 at 220 pounds and went 2-2 on the day.

C-T STAFF REPORT The New Castle High School wrestling team has been short-handed in a number of weight classes this season. Because of that, the Trojans have lost points against opponents in matches this season unless there is a double forfeit at a weight class. Ev

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Brown named to HOF Silver Anniversary Team

By INDIANA BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME AND C-T STAFF REPORT Eighteen men have been named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2019 Silver Anniversary Team, based on outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago. The team includes 10 m

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Riz's Roundball Picks Week 3 (Dec. 14-15)

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com I was 13-2 in my predictions last week. I missed the Knightstown girls win in overtime on Thursday and the Knightstown boys win on Saturday, both by one point, or else I would have had a perfect record. No contestants b

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Sports Briefs

Trojan Swimming and Wrestling New Castle High School swimmers and wrestlers were in action Saturday and reports on how they fared will be in Wednesday’s edition of The Courier-Times. Boys Basketball Knightstown 49, Wapahani 48 The host Panthers edged the prev

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Trojans pounded by Bulldogs in Southport Shootout

New Castle’s Blake Burris (5) tries to find an outlet for the ball while guarded by Brownsburg’s Luke Lacey (14) and Jakobi McGowan (30) during Saturday’s boys basketball game of the Southport Shootout in Indianapolis. The Bulldogs disrupted the Trojans’ offensive rhythm with their length and quickness and won 73-41.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com INDIANAPOLIS — What a difference a day (and an opponent) makes. About 20 hours after the New Castle boys basketball team put the finishing touches on an 89-54 thrashing of Shelbyville in the Fieldhouse, the Trojan

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Raiders win Henry County Wrestling Meet and Knightstown Invitational

C-T STAFF REPORT KNIGHTSTOWN — The Knightstown High School wrestling team hosted both its own Invitational and the Henry County Wrestling Tournament Saturday, and its rival from the northwestern part of the county walked away with both prizes. Shenandoah won

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Purple Aces surge past Cardinals to snap Ball State win streak

By TYSON MATHEWS - BSU Athletic Department EVANSVILLE — It’s not often a team will lead by 17 points and trail by 17 in the same game, but that’s what happened in Sunday’s rematch between Ball State and Evansville in men’s basketb

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Sports Briefs

Boys Basketball Blue River Valley 65, Cowan 55 The Viking boys hosted the Blackhawks Friday night and defeated them by 10 points to improve to 1-1 in the Mid-Esstern Conference and 3-2 for the season. Blue River hosted Rushville Saturday night. Knightstown 66, Camb

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Panther girls upset Vikings in basketball

This free throw by Knightstown’s Emma-Kate Moore (11), witnessed from the foul lane by the Panthers’ Rena’ Witham (10) and Blue River Valley’s Ally Madden (42) and Haley Foster (22), was the winning point in overtime as Knightstown upset the Class A No. 9 visiting Vikings 57-56.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com KNIGHTSTOWN - Thursday night’s Class A No. 9 Blue River Valley at Knightstown Henry County girls high school basketball battle proved the old adage that anything can happen on a given night. The Panther girls, blo

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Trojan girl swimmers get first victory of the season

By JASON KUBICK of NCHS NEW PALESTINE - The New Castle High School girls and boys swimming teams competed against Eastern Hancock and host New Palestine Thursday night at the NPHS Natatorium, site of the sectional. The Trojan girls beat the Royals for their first t

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Quick start propels Trojan girls past Golden Bears

New Castle’s Macayla McGowan (2) zips a pass to a teammate while guarded by Shelbyville’s Carris Decatur (50) as the Trojans’ Cloie York (3) watches during Friday night’s HHC girls basketball game in the Fieldhouse. McGowan had eight points and a team-high seven rebounds and York scored 13 points and had three boards in New Castle’s 59-44 win over the visiting Golden Bears.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com The New Castle High School girls basketball team got off to a great start against visiting Shelbyville in Friday night’s opening game of a Hoosier Heritage Conference girl/boy doubleheader and utilized it to recor

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Outstanding first half lifts Trojan boys past Shelbyville

Senior members of the 1993-94 New Castle High School boys basketball team and its head coach were honored on Friday’s Silver Anniversary Night between games of the Shelbyville at New Castle girl/boy basketball doubleheader in the Fieldhouse, From the left are former Head Coach Sam Alford, Bob Garczewski, Chad Berry, and Kelly Archey. Bryan Davis and Eric England also were senior members of that Trojan team but were unable to attend Friday’s festivities.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com If this writer is correct, it is doubtful the New Castle High School boys basketball team played a better first half during its outstanding 27-3 season of a year ago than it did Friday night against visiting Shelbyville

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Raider girls' swarming defense shuts down Titans

Shenandoah’s Kathryn Perry (2) drives down the lane as Tri’s Averi Phelps (42), Chloe Gentry (21) and another player plus the Raiders’ Erikka Hill (44) watch during Friday night’s girls basketball game at Shenandoah. Perry scored a game-high 20 points as the Raiders defeated the visiting Titans 42-19.

By RON GREESON - For The Courier-Times MIDDLETOWN – The emphasis on defense worked well against a Henry County foe Friday night for the Shenandoah varsity girls basketball Lady Raiders. Taking command late in the first quarter, the Lady Raiders scored 17 seco

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Raider boys breeze past Tri for the 24th straight time

Tri’s Elijah Davis (13) looks to do something with the ball while guarded by Shenandoah’s Peyton Starks (11) during Friday night’s boys basketball game at Shenandoah. Davis scored six points for the visiting Titans while Starks tallied 16 points for the Raiders. Shenandoah won its 24th game in a row over Tri 81-31.

By RON GREESON - For The Courier-Times MIDDLETOWN – The early-season beat goes on for Shenandoah’s varsity boys basketball Raiders. The foe Friday night was Henry County opponent Tri in Von Jameson Gymnasium, and Class 2A No. 7 Shenandoah jumped ahead e

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