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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.

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Connersville Bowling Leagues beginning soon

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

The Connersville Church League opens on Sept. 13, 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.

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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.

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Packers QB Rodgers to get knee checked out

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy needs more information on the extent of Aaron Rodgers' knee injury to determine the quarterback's availability for next week's game against Minnesota.

Rodgers was sore when the team returned to Lambeau Field, McCarthy said. The Packers reviewed the thrilling 24-23 win on Sunday night over the Chicago Bears, in which Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter after returning from an injury.

The Packers return to the practice field on Wednesday, when the first injury report for Week 2 is due.

Rodgers left in the second quarter against the Bears on a cart after slipping to the turf during a sack and reaching back for the back of his left leg. Rodgers had ACL surgery on his left knee in college.