Volleyball

Hagerstown 3, Centerville 0

The Tigers hosted the Bulldogs Thursday night for their regular season finale and defeated the visitors in straight sets 25-20, 25-18, 25-23 to improve to records of 17-6 for the season and 7-1 in the Tri-Eastern Conference.

For Hagerstown in the match, Tori Kelley had 28 digs and Carli Cox had six kills and 10 digs.

The Tigers are idle until Saturday, Oct. 16 when they play at approximately 12:30 p.m. in the semifinals of Class 2A Sectional 41 at Union County, where they will face the winner of Tuesday’s Northeastern vs. Knightstown opening-round match.

Youth Basketball League Sign-ups

After a year’s absence because of COVID-19 precautions, the New Castle Evening Optimist/Henry County YMCA Youth Basketball League for both boys and girls will resume for the 2021-22 season.

Any boy or girl in New Castle, Henry County, and the nearby surrounding area is eligible to join and participate.

There will be teams in the Boys Division for fifth and sixth graders, and teams in the Girls Division for fourth, fifth, and sixth-graders.

Sign-ups now are being conducted at the Henry County YMCA and Sports Corner Elite. A waiver must be signed at the time of registration.

The cost to participate is $75 per player, which includes a uniform, league games, and the postseason tournament. Financial assistance is available if needed.

There will be a mandatory evaluation of all players before coaches draft their teams. One parent per player is allowed during the evaluation.

The Girls’ draft is Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the YMCA. Fourth and fifth-graders will be evaluated at 5:30 p.m., with sixth-graders evaluated at 6:30 p.m.

The Boys’ draft is Thursday, Oct. 21 at the YMCA. Fifth-graders are evaluated at 5:30 p.m. and sixth-graders at 6:30 p.m.

COVID-19 restrictions may apply during the season.

College Football

Ball State to play Indiana in 2026

MUNCIE — The Ball State University football team has agreed to play against Indiana in 2026, it was announced Thursday. The Cardinals and Hoosiers are slated to meet at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Sept. 12, 2026.

Ball State has faced Indiana 13 times in program history with the Hoosiers holding a 10-3 advantage all-time. The Cardinals have won twice in Bloomington, both of which came in a three-game winning streak against the Hoosiers overall.

Ball State won on Sept. 20, 2008 by a score of 42-20 and then again on Sept. 15, 2012 when Steven Schott drilled a 42-yard field goal as time expired to clinch a 41-39 result.