One of the most important things a team can do for a game is set the tone early. It builds confidence in the team and does the inverse for the opposition, and leaves them feeling like they are fighting an uphill battle the rest of the game.

Connersville Girls 7th Grade Volleyball falls to Hagerstown Jr-Sr High School 2-1

The Connersville football team could have quit. The game honestly could have been over before it even started.

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The secret to earning victory in a sport varies from one game to the next. But some of those secrets, the well-known ones, go a long way in ensuring success.

In recent years, the top trophy from the Connersville High School volleyball invitational has come down to the winner of the Indianapolis Pike/Seymour match.

The Connersville Spartans football team (0-4) (0-2 EIC), traveled Southeast to the Indiana border to take on the Knights of South Dearborn (3-1) (1-0 EIC)

The Connersville Boys Soccer team (5-3-0, 1-3-0) hosted Centerville (0-2-2, 0-0-0) on Thursday night.

Straight-set wins on the volleyball court don’t come around all that often.

Mac Taylor lived a life dedicated to wrestling. Taylor, originally born in New Castle, was the winningest wrestler in the nation upon the time of his graduation from New Castle Chrysler High School in 1996.

Robert’s Park Pickleball tournament committee was pleased to see the pickleball courts filled for the 2021 Labor Day Fun Tournament. 36 players vied for the top four scores to receive the First and Second place trophies. And to keep the theme of “Fun”, trophies were awarded to the four who p…

Connersville varsity football’s hopes of rebounding from the tough Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference loss to Franklin County on Aug. 27 were smashed by Scottsburg on Friday. The Spartans kept the game interesting in the first half, but were held scoreless in the second half and would fall …

One difference in high school and middle school volleyball lies in the fact that ‘winning by two points’ does not apply in Games 1 and 2. That means a game tied at 24-24 becomes a do or die situation for both teams, based on the ensuing point.

Connersville Girls Golf falls to Richmond

In a game that started with optimism after a high scoring performance against Richmond, The second Connersville Spartan football game of the year quickly become one for the record books in the wrong way.

CMS hosted their first home game of the season against the Union County Patriots. The high temperatures of the day lingered throughout the game and matched the intensity of the Spartans on the field to pull away with a 22-6 win.

Franklin County falls in straight sets

Making Moves

Golden Eagles Volleyball defeat Tri

Spartan cross country scores 0 points at Richmond Invite

It took a little time for the Connersville Spartans boys soccer team (2-1) (1-1 EIC) to get the ball rolling, but when they did, it produced a barrage of offense in their 8-0 win against Franklin County (0-3) (0-2 EIC) Monday afternoon.

Three matches into the 2021 season, the Connersville High School volleyball team has plenty of room for improvement. That’s not a bold statement, as anyone with doubts about that can ask head coach Stephanie Smith, and she will tell you as much.

RICHMOND — After the first half of Connersville's opening game of the 2021 season, it seemed that the Spartans could come out victorious over Richmond on Friday night. Unfortunately for CHS fans, it was the second half that would decide the game, and the Red Devils took the contest, 48-33. 

The Connersville varsity girls soccer team was meant to have its home-opener game on Thursday, continuing its rivalry with Richmond. Unfortunately, the game was canceled due to a thunderstorm, but the Spartans still have an entire season in front of them.

Spartan boys tennis starts season with win

15 year-old Connersville native, Pacey Gettinger, daughter of Craig and Angela Gettinger, pulled the family’s 1566 IH tractor in the Fayette County Only Farm Stock division at the Fayette County Free Fair’s tractor pull.

After having such a stellar, record-breaking 2020 season and losing 12 senior squad members, the Connersville varsity boys soccer team has a lot of prove and a lot of pressure on its shoulders to live up to that legacy. 

The Connersville varsity volleyball team had tough competition in its first game of the 2021 season. While the Spartans had home-court advantage, New Palestine proved to be too big of a challenge in the early season, and it ended the night winning 3-1.

Spartan girls golf wins close

CINCINNATI — Connersville was represented at the North American Grappling Association Cincinnati Grappling Championship held at Mount St. Joseph University on Saturday. Seven members of Subdue Jiu-Jitsu competed in the tournament and brought back seven medals.

After having a season last year filled with setbacks, the Connersville varsity volleyball team is ready to prove themselves and get back out on the court.

The Connersville girls golf team has been getting back into the swing of things for the 2021 fall season.

The Connersville boys tennis program has had a very successful past three seasons, bringing home three sectional titles. In the 2020 season, the Spartans made it as far as the team regional finals.

Connersville football will soon be back on the field for the season-opener at Richmond on Friday, Aug. 20.

Franklin County girls golf gets third at invite

The 2021 Faulk Racing Fayette County Free Fair Motocross Race was one for the books. There were 160 entries and 106 riders out on the track under the lights at the Roberts Park Amphitheater on Thursday night, which was the most participants the Free Fair had even seen. 

Play Ball!

The third annual Fayette County Free Fair Rodeo took place on Wednesday at the Roberts Park Amphitheater. There were many events that had very close results differentiating the champions and the runners-up.