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Final hurrah

Connersville’s Allison Woytik smacksa home run against Rushville on April 8, helping the Lady Spartans to a 9-1 victory over their Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference rivals. In her final season with the team, Woytik led Connersville with 13 home runs, 43 RBI, and a batting average of .524.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Goodbyes have always been a part of high school sports, as graduation demands that athletes must move on. It’s one of the tougher parts of coaching. Connersville High School softball coach David Ellis is no stranger

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Sports Briefs

Connersville Youth Football signing players The Connersville Youth Football League is now accepting sign ups at www.connersvillefootball.com The CYFL features top of the line protective equipment, individual and group instruction, volunteer coaches that are certifi

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Loving arms

Kaden Mapes, front, keeps the ball just ahead of Kaleb Caldwell at the NK4CSummer Blast 3v3 soccer tournament, Saturday at the Connersville soccer complex at Riverside Park. Caldwell and his teammates playing for Kenzie’s Minnions defeated Mapes’ CK Fastener team in a 13-and-under game at the tournament.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com There were trophies to be had and plenty of bragging rights to go around, but that was all secondary at the 3rd annual Nolan Kicks 4 Causes 3v3 soccer tournament at the Connersville soccer complex at Riverside Park on Saturday

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Sports Briefs

Spartanette summer dance camp The Connersville High School Spartanette summer dance camp will be held on July 23-25, inside the CHS gymnasium. The camp will be held daily from 1-3 p.m. and is for students entering grade K-8. Cost for the camp is $30 per person (che

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Clock Winners

Pictured are the Connersville High School clock winners, recognized at the CHS spring sports awards inside the Robert E. Wise Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday, June 5. Toreceivea clock award, an athlete must earn eight varsity letters and 25 athletic points. Front row, left to right: Caroline Arndt, Kelsey Smith and Ali Sargent. Back row: Colton Massey and Sicily Bowling. Not pictured: Elise Bottomley.

Clock Winners

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Offseason Opportunity

Members of the Connersville High School football team gather for a photo, following a team camp on Thursday. At the camp, the Spartans scrimmaged with both Cambridge City Lincoln and Shenandoah.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com It might be summer, but that isn't slowing the Boys of Fall one little bit. The Connersville High School football practice field was buzzing with activity on Thursday, as teams from Cambridge City Lincoln and Shenandoah joined

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Distance runners take over Week 3 of running series

Pictured is the start of the 800 meter run for boys in the 12-14 year-old age group. The race wound up being the closest of the night, as Draiden Perez, left, beat runner-up Cody Naylor by a time of 2:30.4 to 2:30.7.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com As the weeks of the 2019 Summer Youth Running Series continues to grow, so do the distances for the participants.  On Thursday, while the young runners (2-3 year olds) ran their typical 50 yard dash, those older than that

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Sports Briefs

Lions Club Golf Tournament The 3rd annual Connersville Lions Club golf tournament will be held on Saturday, June 22 at Willowbrook Country Club. Registration fee is $200 per team, and teams can sign up prior to, or on the day of the tournament at 8 a.m. Each team w

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Building blocks

Connersville senior Kelsey Smith sets for a returnin the 2019 sectional semifinals against Franklin County on May 15. Smith and partner Rylee Fuller were defeated by Meredith Bohman and Allie Routh, ending their season at 10-7. Prior to the sectional Smith and Fuller won the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference championship at No. 1 doubles, one of the highlights for the Lady Spartans this season.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com The 2019 season may have ended on a quiet note for the Connersville High School girls tennis team, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few fireworks throughout the campaign. Connersville’s season came to an

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Sports Briefs

Connersville Parks announces sports sign-up dates The Connersville Parks and Recreation Department has released a schedule of sign-up deadlines and fees for its sports programs. • Machine pitch softball: ages 10-up, 14-up, $25 per child, deadli

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BLANKET WINNERS

Connersville High School blanket winners awarded at the spring sports ceremony inside the Robert E. Wise Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday, June 5 were: (from left) Warren Toole, Hallie Wilson and Brett Gray. Not pictured: Lauren Thompson and Cooper Griffin. Blankets are awarded to athletes who have earned six athletic letters and 15 athletic points throughout their career at CHS.

BLANKET WINNERS

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Summer layups

Connersville sophomore Brittney Bottomley sizes up a shot attempt against Twin Valley South (Ohio) High School, Tuesday afternoonat Richmond Dennis Middle School. Bottomley and the Lady Spartans posted an 18-13 come-from-behind win over the Lady Panthers.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com RICHMOND — After saying farewell to seven players on the graduation stage, a very young Connersville girls basketball team went to work on Tuesday, traveling to Dennis Middle School to open play in the Richmond Summ

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Sports Briefs

Parks Department announces sign-up dates The Connersville Parks and Recreation Department has released a schedule of sign-up deadlines and fees for its sports programs. • Machine pitch softball: ages 10-up, 14-up, $25 per child, deadline Aug. 2

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