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Wayne County basketball tournament The Wayne County varsity boys and girls tournament will be held at Hagerstown High School on Jan. 3-5. Girls games will start each evening at 6 p.m., followed by boys games at around 7:30 p.m. On the first night of the tournament,

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Spartan Bowl Sweep

Connersville’s Marley Smith (3) dribbles around defensive pressure applied by South Dearborn on Friday night. Smith finished with a game-high 19 points to lead CHS to a 44-29 victory.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Spartan Bowl was a festive place on Friday, as nearly 120 youngsters entertained the crowd with holiday dances, creating awes and smiles throughout the place. Of course, that crowd was there to support both Connersvi

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Tumbling teaser

Connersville’s Kaylor McKinneydisplaysplenty ofenthusiasm during a floor routine at the CHS gymnastics preview night event on Wednesday. McKinney was one of six freshmen performing for the first time at a high school event.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com The Connersville High School gymnasium was filled with girls flipping, twisting, dancing and tumbling on Wednesday night. For many of the performers, the experience was a first in a high school setting. The CHS gymnastics

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Sports Briefs

Wayne County basketball tournament The Wayne County varsity boys and girls tournament will be held at Hagerstown High School on Jan. 3-5. Girls games will start each evening at 6 p.m., followed by boys games at approximately 7:30 p.m. On the first night of the tour

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Charity Case

Connersville senior Elise Bottomley (15) battles Muncie Central’s Madissen Geeslin on the way to the basket, Tuesday night at Spartan Bowl. Bottomley and the Lady Spartans defeated the visiting Bearcats 46-40.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Find a basketball team that misses 15 free throws in a game, and you’ll find that that team suffered a loss in nearly every instance. But, as the saying goes, there is always an exception that proves the rule. The C

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Spartan swimmers sweep pair at New Castle

By The NEWS-EXAMINER NEW CASTLE — The Connersville High School swim teams traveled to New Castle, and added another win to the 2018-19 total on Tuesday evening. The Connersville girls, paced by wins in eight events, came away with a 125-57 victory. The Sparta

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Sports Briefs

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

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Double duty

Connersville senior Noah Belt (30) drives to the basket against Shelbyville’s Mitch Yeend on Dec. 1. Belt and the Spartans go in search of wins 4 and 5 this weekend against South Dearborn and Richmond.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Following a successful night against Pendleton Heights on Saturday, a team that many Connersville fans had circled on their schedule (due to an overtime loss last season), the Spartan boys will dip back into Eastern India

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Spartan girls search for conference win

Connersville senior Giovanna Struewing (2) beats the Centerville defense to the basket in this photo from Nov. 16. Struewing and her Lady Spartan teammates host Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference foe South Dearborn on Friday night.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Following a three-game losing streak to open the season, the Connersville girls basketball team rallied for three straight wins, knotting their 2018-19 season at 3-3. Since the win over Union County on Nov. 28, however, the La

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CHS swim teams suit up at East Central relays

By The NEWS-EXAMINER ST. LEON — Both Connersville High School swim teams joined four other schools at the East Central High School relays on Saturday. The Connersville boys finished second among the five teams, earning 60 points. East Central won the boy

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Sports Briefs

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 tale

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Arabian roundup

Connersville sophomore Jonah Graham (5) sets himself between Pendleton Heights sophomore Davrick Black (2) inside Spartan Bowl on Saturday night. Graham and the Spartans defeated the Arabians by a 54-46 score.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Regular-season success against Pendleton Heights has not been something the Connersville High School boys basketball team could count on in recent years. Aside from the postseason, in the past 12 meetings for th

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CHS girls give unbeaten Lawrenceburg close call

Connersville’s Jessica Beckman (21) is fouled on the way to the basket by a pair of Lawrenceburg players, Saturday at Spartan Bowl. Beckman scored a team-high 16 points, butthe Lady Tigers improved to 10-0 on the season with a 45-43 victory.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Hosting Lawrenceburg on Saturday afternoon, the Connersville girls basketball team had an opportunity to spoil the party for an undefeated team for the second time this season. On Nov. 28, the Lady Spartans knocked off Union C

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Sports Briefs

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. Perform

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