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Connersville gymnastics holding preview night

The Connersville High School gymnastics team will hold its annual preview night, tonight inside the Connersville High School gymnasium. 

The event is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

This is a chance to see the talent level that the Lady Spartans will have, heading into the 2019 season. Everyone is invited to attend.

The CHS gymnastics team opens its regular season on Tuesday, Jan. 8, hosting New Castle and New Palestine.

Connersville Parks church league basketball

Registrations for the 2019 Connersville Parks Dept. church basketball league will be taken through the close of business on Friday. 

The league is for men and women 16 and older and all players on each roster (limit 15) must be members of the respective church.

The cost to register a team is $175. 

The season will begin on Jan. 7, and games will be played on Monday nights. 

For more information, call the Parks Dept. at 765-825-5244.

2018 Spartanette Christmas Extravaganza

The Connersville High School Spartanette Christmas Extravaganza will be held at Spartan Bowl on Friday, during halftime of the boys varsity game against South Dearborn.

Participation is open to anyone in grades K-8th. Performers must attend a clinic today and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Spartan Bowl to participate. The cost for the clinic and performance will be $10. For the clinic, performance, and a T-shirt commemorating the event, the cost will be $15.

Christmas dance bows will be available for $7 each. Bags can also be purchased for $10. A combo with both bow and bag will be sold for $15.

Registrations forms will be sent home for all elementary students. Middle school students can get a registration form in the CMS office. 

For more information, contact Sandee Snedeker-Toschlog at 765-825-6206.

Connersville Parks men’s basketball league

Registrations for the 2019 Connersville Parks Dept. men’s basketball league will be taken through the close of business on Friday. 

The league is for players 16 and older and the cost to register a team is $250. Each team will be permitted to have a 12-man roster.

The season will begin on Jan. 6, and games will be played on Sundays. Teams will be asked to pay officials

For more information, call the Parks Dept. at 765-825-5244.

CFP teams place 10 on AP All-America team

NEW YORK (AP) — The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama.

The Crimson Tide had six players chosen to the three All-America teams, more than any other school. No. 2 Clemson has three first-teamers, No. 4 Oklahoma has two All-Americans — including quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray — and No. 3 Notre Dame had one.