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Sports Briefs

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com

Middle School boys basketball tryouts

The Connersville Middle School boys basketball team will have tryouts for the team on Oct. 15 and 17.

The tryouts for seventh-graders will run from 3:35 to 5:35 p.m. on both days. The eighth-graders will follow from 5:35 to 7:35 p.m.

All tryouts will be held inside the Spartan Arena, and those attending the tryout will need to have a completed physical form on file inside the CMS office.

An open gym for both grades will be held on Friday, inside the Spartan Arena from 3:35 to 5:35 p.m.

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CMS girls basketball open gym starts

Open gym for the Connersville Middle School girls basketball team will begin on Wednesday from 3:35 to 5:30 p.m.

The open gym will be held each Wednesday in Oct. (17th, 24th, 31st), and on Nov. 6th, 8th, 15th and 20th.

The South Gym will be the location for each of the open gyms, with the exception of Oct. 24th, in which the Spartan Arena will be the site.

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High School football playoff selections made

The 2018 IHSAA football sectional selection show was held on Sunday, and based on the results, three of the four local teams will open postseason play at home.

In the Class 4A Sectional 22 tournament, Connersville (0-8) will play host to Richmond (1-7). The two teams played in the season opener with the Red Devils coming away with a 34-16 victory.

In the Class 4A Sectional 23 tournament, Franklin County (2-6) will open at home against fellow Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference opponent East Central (7-1). In their previous meeting this season, the Trojans posted a 58-7 win.

In the Class 2A Sectional 37 field, Union County (4-4) gets a road game, the Patriots traveling to Knightstown for a rematch with the Panthers (7-1). The two teams played on Sept. 1, with KHS playing to a 34-28 victory.

In the Class A Sectional 46 tourney, Edinburgh (0-8) will visit Cambridge City Lincoln (0-8).  

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Fayette County youth boys basketball tryouts

Tryouts for Fayette County Youth boys basketball will be held in October.

The dates for the tryouts Wednesday (5th-6th grade), Oct. 17 (3rd-4th grade), and Oct. 30 (2nd grade). Location for all three will be Spartan Bowl and the tryouts will run from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The make-up dates are Oct. 11, Oct. 18, and Oct. 31, respectively.

The tryouts are open to any students in Fayette County.

Practices will be held 2-3 times per week, and games will be played on Sundays. Teams will play in the Dirt Road Basketball League. 

For more information, go to the Dirt Road Basketball League home page.