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Sports Briefs

Connersville Bowling League beginning soon

There is one bowling league still accepting registrations at Plaza Lanes in Connersville.

The Connersville Church League opens Thursday, and will consist of four-person teams with no sanction fees. This league is only 12 weeks long.

For more information, or to sign up individually or as a team, please call Larry Baldwin at 765-265-9730. Interested bowlers may also call Plaza Lanes at 765-825-6761.

Connersville Parks and Recreation girls basketball

Individuals from first- to sixth-grade can now register for the Connersville Parks and Recreation girls basketball league.

Registrations will be accepted through the close of business on Friday, Sept. 28, and the cost per person will be $25.

Games will be played on Saturdays, beginning in November. 

Age divisions will be as follows: 1st-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, and 5th-6th grade.

For more information, please call the Connersville Parks office at 765-825-5244.

Spartan Open golf tournament accepting registrations

Registrations are now being accepted for Connersville High School basketball’s Spartan Open golf tournament.

The event will be held at Willowbrook Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning with a 9 a.m. shot gun start. Format for the tournament will be a four-man scramble.

Cost to enter a team is $200, and registrations can either be mailed to Kerry Brown, 1100 Spartan Drive, Connersville, Ind. 47331, or teams can register the day of the event from 8-8:45 a.m. Checks need to be made payable to Connersville Boys Basketball.

The event will have case prizes for first- and second-place teams, and will also give four (4) golf passes to the third-place and last-place team.

Contests at the Open will include longest drive, closest to the pin, longest putt, and hole in one. A skins game (optional $20 per team) will also be offered. Mulligan will be available for purchase (8 per team, $20).

Lunch will be provided at the event.

Mets captain plans on return to team this season

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets captain David Wright believes he will return to the New York Mets this season.

The 35-year-old third baseman participated in a simulated game before Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He faced Anthony Swarzak and Tim Peterson and hit an opposite-field homer to right-center off Peterson for his only hit.

Wright has not played in a major league game since May 27, 2016, because of neck, back and shoulder injuries that required surgery.